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2016 in 3D Printing: Your Favorite Stories from the Last Year

2016 has been — let’s say a mixed bag; while this year saw the loss of beloved celebrities, a heated US election, Brexit, Zika, an escalating crisis in Syria, and…

3D Printing: The Stories We Missed This Week — December 10, 2016

On this week’s edition of “The Stories We Missed,” we’ve got a whole collection of news from across the entire 3D printing industry. To start, the US Department of Energy’s…

3D Printing Bringing Innovation in Manufacturing to Knoxville, Eastern Tennessee’s “Innovation Valley”

When I hit the road and head south, I’m usually going to visit my grandparents, who currently live about an hour west of Knoxville. I’ve spent many hours in my…

SHoP Architects and Partners Create Giant 3D Printed Bamboo Pavilion for Design Miami

On November 30, most of us, at least in my part of the country, will be dealing with gray skies, cold temperatures, and maybe snow. (Although maybe not – it’s…

ORNL Researchers 3D Print Permanent Magnets for Clean Energy Applications, Saving Time, Cost and Material

At this point, it’s no longer a surprise to hear that 3D printing something results in better performance, strength, etc. compared to traditionally manufactured equivalents. The fact that it’s no…

3D Printed Excavator Still Heavily in Development; ORNL to 3D Print a Cab at 2017 Tradeshow

While it may seem that suddenly everything and its brother is being 3D printed and hitting the headlines, you might be surprised at some of the items you’ve missed that…

NASA Engineers Use ORNL Facility to Study How Neutrons Affect 3D Printed Parts that May Go into Space

While there are multitudinous examples of how 3D printing is not only relevant today but quickly becoming crucial, the aerospace sector certainly evidences this fully, surpassed only by what is…

IMTS 2016: 3D Printing in Photos

While the conference is in fact still going on, I spent only Monday and Tuesday at Chicago’s McCormick Place, attending this year’s International Manufacturing Technology Show (IMTS). The show was, in a…

ORNL Partners With Ingersoll Machine Tools to Develop Colossal 3D Printing System

When it comes to innovation on the 3D printing front, very few entities have contributed as much groundbreaking research and development as the Tennessee-based Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) has….

ORNL and Boeing Earn Guinness Book of World Records Title for Largest Solid 3D Printed Part

Few government-backed entities have innovated upon 3D printing technology as much as the Tennessee-based Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), which is the United States Department of Energy’s (DOE) largest national laboratory…

3D Printed Molds Save the Department of Energy Time and Money on Wind Energy

It’s funny how often it seems that when you begin researching or exploring a particular idea, that idea or element suddenly seems to show up everywhere, whether you’re looking for…

Better Materials & Shapes: Researchers Improve Functionality of Heatsinks with 3D Printing

We certainly spend a great deal of our lives worrying about, attempting to manipulate, or talking about the temperature. Unless you live in one of those rare perfect climates, it’s…

Transcend Robotics Signs Partnership Agreement with Oak Ridge National Laboratory to Develop Robotic Mobility Tech

Over the years science fiction television and movies promised us all sorts of robots and robotic companions. From neurotic house cleaning maid robots to robotic soldiers who would fight our…

University of Illinois Engineering Team Win Excavator Cab of the Future 3D Design Contest

A student engineering team from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) has submitted the winning design for an aesthetically pleasing and fully-functional 3D printed excavator cab. The cab will…

World’s First 3D Printed Excavator to Debut at CONEXPO-CON/AGG and IFPE 2017

Fluid power, or what is more commonly called hydraulics, is the use of keeping fluids under pressure in order to generate, control, or transmit power. Hydraulics is used in a range…

Move Off the Grid with AMIE: 3D Printed Solar Home & Car Concept Debut at International Builders’ Show 

For as long as most of us can probably remember, keeping up with the Joneses has been a cultural pastime–and the ultimate stressor, keeping many running on that hamster wheel…

ORNL Signs Patent Licensing Agreement with Strangpresse for Large-Scale 3D Printing Technology

As the center of the United States Department of Energy’s (DOE) national laboratory program, the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) has been responsible for countless technological advancements developed by the…

ORNL Demos Their New Integrated 3D Printed Home and Vehicle

The Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory has unveiled an impressive demonstration of their new integrated 3D printed building and vehicle concept called AMIE, which we first heard about…

SWFL 3D Hopes to Cooperate with Local Motors on Affordable 3D Printed AeroCycle Car

If you were to tell me that 3D printed cars would actually be a thing, just a few years ago, I would have probably laughed in your face and called…

Tour of ORNL’s 3D Printing Facility: 3D Printed Podium for Obama, Titanium Robotic Arms & More

It was a distinct pleasure to join a tour of the Manufacturing Development Facility (MDF) of Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) on June 23rd, 2015. Our group consisted of College,…

BAAM 3D Printer Gets Major Upgrade — Prints 100 lbs of Material Per Hour & More

Way back in June of last year we covered an announcement by Cincinnati Inc. and the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) which revealed one of the world’s largest and most…

Four National Labs and the National Security Campus Join America Makes’ 3D Printing Consortium

It seems like everyone and their dog want a piece of the 3D printing action, including industrial entrepreneurs, artists, designers, medical/scientific researchers, or unclassifiable innovators with the new “next big thing”…

3D Printed Power Inverters Soon to Meet or Surpass 2020 DOE Standards

Energy is so very important to our future. Conserving it, harnessing it, using it responsibly, and becoming more aware of its impact are the keys to energy’s future. The US…