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3D Printing Silica Aerogels for Small Scale Applications

International researchers working with the Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology (EMPA), led by Shanyu Zhao, Gilberto Siqueira, Wim Malfait and Matthias Koebel, are exploring new ways to…

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Ultra Quick, Large Format 3D Printing Officially Commercialized by Azul 3D

We’ve recently covered LEAP and continuous liquid interface production (CLIP), as ultra-fast 3D printing technologies that are enabling production-level manufacturing output and speed for 3D printing. However, CLIP (41.4cm by…

Logitech and Realize Medical Partner to Enhance Medical VR

Canadian medical virtual reality (VR) startup Realize Medical has announced a collaboration with Logitech, a renowned Swiss-based manufacturer of computer accessories and software. The partnership is designed to enhance Realize…

Successful Hot-Fire Test of Metal 3D Printed Fuel Injector from Elementum 3D & Masten Space Systems

Colorado-based AM research and development company Elementum 3D develops and supplies advanced metal, ceramic, and composite materials, and started its partnership with aerospace manufacturing startup Masten Space Systems, in California,…

Copper3D Antimicrobial Filament Device Attempts To Reduce HIV Transmission From Breastfeeding

3D printing startup Copper3D, based in Chile and the US, uses nano-copper additives, and adds antimicrobial properties to polymers like PLA and TPU to create antibacterial 3D printed objects. Last…

Some U.S. Patent Law Basics for 3D Printing

Efforts to patent 3D printing technology are frequently the subject of articles on this website.  Preparing and filing a U.S. utility patent application, while a significant endeavor, is only the…

3D Printing News Briefs: March 23, 2019

We’ve got plenty of business news to share in this week’s 3D Printing News Briefs, but first we’ll start off with something fun – the winners have been announced for…

Dutch Designer Creates Limited Edition 3D Printed Fountain Pen with Titanium Nib

When you’re a kid, the writing utensil you use day in and day out is probably chosen more for its fun factor than for anything else. Case in point –…

Japanese Designer 3D Prints an Underwater Breathing Apparatus for a Future Flooded Earth

In 1995, American actor Kevin Costner starred in a movie called Waterworld, and whatever your thoughts on the film, which is widely considered to be something of a flop, the…

Father Takes Up 3D Printing, and Founds New Company, to Create Son’s Custom Orthosis

Some of the most heartwarming aspects of the 3D printing industry involve the people who do everything they can to develop and provide affordable 3D printed prosthetics to people who need them the…

Frustum Releasing Latest Version of TrueSOLID Technology, the First 3D Volumetric Kernel for Generative Design

Colorado-based Frustum is best known for its flagship Generate platform, a cloud-based topology optimization solution, which Siemens began using last year with a commercial license to decrease the complexity in additive…

Aurora Labs Announces Further Progress on Metal 3D Printing Powder Production System

Earlier this month, Australian metal 3D printing company Aurora Labs announced that the building and testing of its Powder Production Unit (PPU) proof of concept had been completed. Once the process is proven,…

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Behind the Buzz: Exploring the Challenges of High-Speed 3D Printing

High-speed continuous 3D printing has captured a lot of attention in recent years, and basically the method is an upgraded approach to Digital Light Processing (DLP) technology, which EnvisionTEC commercialized…

ITAMCO and Atlas 3D Introduce Sunata Software to Streamline the DMLS 3D Printing Process

The industrial 3D printing technology direct metal laser sintering (DMLS) is a powder bed fusion process that could potentially change the way parts are manufactured. The process can be used…

Teknodizayn Introduces Injection Molding-Inspired LOOP Industrial Continuous 3D Printing Platform

We first heard about Teknodizayn, a major international distributor of industrial and professional grade 3D printers and scanners based out of Turkey, last year, when the founder of AVSAR Aesthetic Surgery Clinic in Istanbul was…

Researchers Turn to Multi-Material 3D Printing to Develop Responsive, Versatile Smart Composites

3D printing technology has been used multiple times to help create drug delivery and release systems, from programmable release capsules and cancer drug-emitting implants to micro-rockets that deliver drugs inside…

Freshmade 3D Debuts Strong New 3D Printing Material, AMClad, With a 3D Printed Bowling Ball

I like bowling, even though I’m terrible at it – I think the highest I’ve ever scored in my life was 150. I just find the whole atmosphere of the…

Researchers Develop 3D Printed Soft Robotic Mechanism, Inspired by Origami Tower, For Use on the Assembly Line

3D printed robots come in all shapes and sizes – we’ve seen cute robots, robots that can crawl, or walk on 3D printed legs, robots that resemble eels, and humans, and…

OESH Shoes Receives NSF Small Business Grant to Finish Development of Pellet-Based 3D Printing Process

Make room, Wiivv and Feetz, as OESH Shoes joins you in the increasingly-busy 3D printed footwear arena. The Charlottsville, Virginia-based company is a subsidiary of JKM Technologies, LLC, and was founded…

K2M Group Announces New Licensed Intellectual Property and 3D Printed Spinal Solution System

Global medical device company K2M Group Holdings, which offers solutions for a range of PLIF, TLIF, and Lateral procedures, has been pretty busy over the last year. The company provides…

3D Printing Patent Landscape

The field of 3D printing has been growing rapidly for years.  It has applications in many areas of life and the economy, such as healthcare, aerospace, and parts replacement.  3D…

Creative England Invests in Whispering Gibbon, Supporting the Launch of Its Patent-Pending 3D Software

British 3D content generation and software development startup Whispering Gibbon, which specializes in freezing and 3D printing video game action with its innovative RenderFab technology, has just received a six-figure…

RAPID 2017: Paxis LLC Introducing WAV Additive Manufacturing Process

About a year after Carbon introduced its breakthrough CLIP 3D printing technology in 2015, it announced four partners that would be using the high speed technology, including CIDEAS, which was…

3D Printing News Briefs: April 11, 2017

In today’s edition of 3D Printing News Briefs, we’ll talk about new 3D printing material colors, an industrial fair, how 3D printing technology was used to build brain models, a…