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Composites Startup Introduces Continuous Fiber Manufacturing Technology for 3D Printing High Performance Parts

Composites Startup Introduces Continuous Fiber Manufacturing Technology for 3D Printing High Performance Parts

In 2016, the award-winning Atropos 3D printing research project on 3D printing thermosetting continuous fiber composite materials was born out of a collaboration between KUKA, Owens Corning, and +Lab, which is run by Professor Marinella Levi of of the Politecnico di Milano. The unique, patented technology wields photocurable continuous fiber composites through a six-axis robotic arm. This past winter, […]

In 2016, the award-winning Atropos 3D printing research project on 3D printing thermosetting continuous fiber composite materials was born out of a collaboration between KUKA, Owens Corning, and +Lab, which is run by Professor Marinella Levi of of the Politecnico di...
Research Leads to Swedish Startup and New 3D Printable Graphene Material

Research Leads to Swedish Startup and New 3D Printable Graphene Material

The way we talk about graphene, which is often used in 3D printing applications, it’s almost like the one-atom-thick, two-dimensional carbon material is magical. Graphene is lightweight, and is both the thinnest and the strongest material known to man – 200 times stronger than steel, but 12% more lightweight than the second lightest material in […]

The way we talk about graphene, which is often used in 3D printing applications, it’s almost like the one-atom-thick, two-dimensional carbon material is magical. Graphene is lightweight, and is both the thinnest and the strongest material known to man –...
Over 30,000 Of 4WEB Medical's 3D Printed Truss Implants Currently Being Used Worldwide

Over 30,000 Of 4WEB Medical's 3D Printed Truss Implants Currently Being Used Worldwide

Four years ago, 3D printed implant technology provider 4WEB Medical, headquartered in Texas since 2008, announced a major company milestone – over 3,000 of its 3D printed spine truss implants were being used. Since then, the company has rapidly been moving onward and upward, gaining patents and approvals from the FDA, and seeing both its Curved […]

Four years ago, 3D printed implant technology provider 4WEB Medical, headquartered in Texas since 2008, announced a major company milestone – over 3,000 of its 3D printed spine truss implants were being used. Since then, the company has rapidly been moving...
Chanel Turns to Industrial 3D Printing to Develop the First 3D Printed Mascara Brush

Chanel Turns to Industrial 3D Printing to Develop the First 3D Printed Mascara Brush

The fashion industry has been implementing 3D printing technology for some time now, in products from clothes, shoes, and ties to jewelry, purses, and even eye-catching umbrellas. But makeup products have also been going high-tech with 3D printing – we’ve seen 3D printed lipstick applicators before, and now Chanel, which has turned to 3D printed fashion […]

The fashion industry has been implementing 3D printing technology for some time now, in products from clothes, shoes, and ties to jewelry, purses, and even eye-catching umbrellas. But makeup products have also been going high-tech with 3D printing – we’ve...
TU Wien Spin-Off Introduces Novel 3D Printing Materials, Hot Lithography Process, New 3D Printer

TU Wien Spin-Off Introduces Novel 3D Printing Materials, Hot Lithography Process, New 3D Printer

While 3D printing technology has been responsible for many advances and inventions over the years, it’s not foolproof – some methods don’t produce items with the best material properties, and others result in surfaces that are rough and unclean. The Vienna University of Technology, better known as TU Wien, is responsible for many innovations in […]

While 3D printing technology has been responsible for many advances and inventions over the years, it’s not foolproof – some methods don’t produce items with the best material properties, and others result in surfaces that are rough and unclean. The...
Nikon Files Patent Application for Print-Repairing 3D Printer

Nikon Files Patent Application for Print-Repairing 3D Printer

If you hear the name Nikon, your first thought is probably photography. The company, which celebrates its 100th anniversary this year, is well known for its cameras, though it does make other things such as microscopes, binoculars and even metrology and lithography equipment. But Nikon, like so many other long-lived companies before it, is branching […]

If you hear the name Nikon, your first thought is probably photography. The company, which celebrates its 100th anniversary this year, is well known for its cameras, though it does make other things such as microscopes, binoculars and even metrology and lithography...
Collaborative Group Using Custom High-Performance Materials to 3D Print a Competitive Sailboat

Collaborative Group Using Custom High-Performance Materials to 3D Print a Competitive Sailboat

Additive manufacturing is being put to use more often now in the boat and ship industry – we’ve seen innovations ranging from 3D printed electric yachts and sailboats to hulls for a yacht and a submarine. Recently, chemical company LEHVOSS Group, and its Germany-based parent Lehmann&Voss&Co., announced that it is working with Livrea Yacht, no stranger to 3D printing […]

Additive manufacturing is being put to use more often now in the boat and ship industry – we’ve seen innovations ranging from 3D printed electric yachts and sailboats to hulls for a yacht and a submarine. Recently, chemical company LEHVOSS Group, and its...
Strategic Partnership Agreement Leads to Nanodiamond-Enhanced 3D Printing Filaments

Strategic Partnership Agreement Leads to Nanodiamond-Enhanced 3D Printing Filaments

Nanomaterials, according to the National Institutes of Health, are characterized by their very small size, which is measured in nanometers, naturally; one nanometer is about 100,000 times smaller than the diameter of a single human hair, so that’s pretty small. Nano-sized particles do exist in nature, but can also be created from different products, like carbon, graphene, […]

Nanomaterials, according to the National Institutes of Health, are characterized by their very small size, which is measured in nanometers, naturally; one nanometer is about 100,000 times smaller than the diameter of a single human hair, so that’s pretty...
3D Printing Helps Capita Enhance Its Snowboards and Reduce Manufacturing Waste

3D Printing Helps Capita Enhance Its Snowboards and Reduce Manufacturing Waste

While Christmas and New Year’s are far behind us, it’s still winter and, in Ohio at least, the bitter cold isn’t going away anytime soon. But instead of burying ourselves in blankets and grumbling about the freezing temperatures outside, there is always another option – hitting the slopes. It’s easy to forget how cold you […]

While Christmas and New Year’s are far behind us, it’s still winter and, in Ohio at least, the bitter cold isn’t going away anytime soon. But instead of burying ourselves in blankets and grumbling about the freezing temperatures outside, there is...
Titomic Announces New Board Member, Australian Patent for Kinetic Fusion 3D Printing Technology

Titomic Announces New Board Member, Australian Patent for Kinetic Fusion 3D Printing Technology

Australian metal additive manufacturing company Titomic has been busy these last few months. In September, the company introduced the innovative Titomic Kinetic Fusion technology, which builds up titanium parts layer by layer with no shape or size limitations. Australia’s Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (CSIRO) adapted the cold spray process to create this new additive […]

Australian metal additive manufacturing company Titomic has been busy these last few months. In September, the company introduced the innovative Titomic Kinetic Fusion technology, which builds up titanium parts layer by layer with no shape or size...
Biodegradable Smart Cups Offer an Instant, 3D Printed Boost of Energy

Biodegradable Smart Cups Offer an Instant, 3D Printed Boost of Energy

How do you get through the day – with a cup of coffee or a glass of ice-cold Coca Cola, or an energy drink the likes of Red Bull and Monster? According to Mordor Intelligence, the global energy drink market reached $55 billion in 2017, and Grand View Research believes that number will ramp up […]

How do you get through the day – with a cup of coffee or a glass of ice-cold Coca Cola, or an energy drink the likes of Red Bull and Monster? According to Mordor Intelligence, the global energy drink market reached $55 billion in 2017, and Grand View Research...
CoLiDo Introduces New AMSS Metal 3D Printing Technology

CoLiDo Introduces New AMSS Metal 3D Printing Technology

We have heard a lot about the extensive line of 3D printers from CoLiDo, a subsidiary of Hong Kong print consumables company Print-Rite Holdings. Last year, the young company released its ninth 3D printer in an ongoing series, the Delta D1315. CoLiDo 3D printers offer quiet operation, easy-removal glass print platforms, and several specialty material offerings; the company even offers a […]

We have heard a lot about the extensive line of 3D printers from CoLiDo, a subsidiary of Hong Kong print consumables company Print-Rite Holdings. Last year, the young company released its ninth 3D printer in an ongoing series, the Delta D1315. CoLiDo 3D printers offer...
Canadian Nuclear Station Using 3D Printing and Virtual Reality to Save Money and Promote Innovation

Canadian Nuclear Station Using 3D Printing and Virtual Reality to Save Money and Promote Innovation

While many may not think about nuclear power as one of the many industries making use of 3D printing, the technology’s ability to save time and money, and offer design freedom, is actually a perfect fit for nuclear power plants. The Rosatom nuclear energy corporation developed Russia’s first industrial metal 3D printer for the nuclear industry last […]

While many may not think about nuclear power as one of the many industries making use of 3D printing, the technology’s ability to save time and money, and offer design freedom, is actually a perfect fit for nuclear power plants. The Rosatom nuclear energy...
3D Printing News Briefs: December 5, 2017

3D Printing News Briefs: December 5, 2017

We’re starting with some new materials, products, and partnerships in today’s 3D Printing News Briefs – GKN and Ultimaker are both introducing new materials, and SprintRay has announced a distribution agreement with Patterson Dental. TechShop will be reopening some of its locations under a new name, while Renaissance Services is launching a 3D printing division. […]

We’re starting with some new materials, products, and partnerships in today’s 3D Printing News Briefs – GKN and Ultimaker are both introducing new materials, and SprintRay has announced a distribution agreement with Patterson Dental. TechShop will be...
3D Printing News Briefs: November 28, 2017

3D Printing News Briefs: November 28, 2017

We’re starting out with some health and business news in today’s edition of 3D Printing News Briefs, then moving on to 3D modeling and some commercial 3D printed shoes. The University of Utah’s health system is increasing access to 3D printing for its physicians, while Medicrea acquires three patents and CELLINK is awarded project funding […]

We’re starting out with some health and business news in today’s edition of 3D Printing News Briefs, then moving on to 3D modeling and some commercial 3D printed shoes. The University of Utah’s health system is increasing access to 3D printing for...
EnvisionTEC Introduces New 3D Printer Models and Software Update at formnext

EnvisionTEC Introduces New 3D Printer Models and Software Update at formnext

This year’s formnext is about to begin, and even though we’ve been hearing announcements of innovative new products and 3D printers ahead of the show for months now, there are still plenty more to come as the event kicks off in Frankfurt. Global 3D printer manufacturer EnvisionTEC is there, and is introducing two larger, production-ready […]

This year’s formnext is about to begin, and even though we’ve been hearing announcements of innovative new products and 3D printers ahead of the show for months now, there are still plenty more to come as the event kicks off in Frankfurt. Global 3D printer...
3ntr Introducing Two 3D Printer Hardware Products to Complement New 3D Software at formnext 2017

3ntr Introducing Two 3D Printer Hardware Products to Complement New 3D Software at formnext 2017

It’s finally November, which means that formnext 2017 in Frankfurt, Germany is less than two weeks away. New product and business announcements ahead of the show have been rolling in since September, and they keep coming. In October, Italian industrial 3D printer manufacturer 3ntr, creator of the massive A2 3D printer, released its Smart Slicing Interface […]

It’s finally November, which means that formnext 2017 in Frankfurt, Germany is less than two weeks away. New product and business announcements ahead of the show have been rolling in since September, and they keep coming. In October, Italian industrial 3D...
3D Printing News Briefs: October 31, 2017

3D Printing News Briefs: October 31, 2017

Happy Halloween! To celebrate, check out our 3D Printing News Briefs – we’re starting with some virtual reality research, then moving right along with all sorts of new innovations and products in the 3D printing world. European researchers are working on VR that won’t make users feel ill, while a hospital in India sets up […]

Happy Halloween! To celebrate, check out our 3D Printing News Briefs – we’re starting with some virtual reality research, then moving right along with all sorts of new innovations and products in the 3D printing world. European researchers are working on...
Apple Granted US Patent for 3D Printer that Can Work with Augmented Reality and AR Glasses

Apple Granted US Patent for 3D Printer that Can Work with Augmented Reality and AR Glasses

Silicon Valley tech giant Apple jumped headfirst into the virtual reality field over the last two years, when it hired a top VR researcher in 2016 and acquired some small startups in 2015, including augmented reality and computer vision company Metaio. More recently, Apple has been looking into augmented reality applications, though the company is keeping […]

Silicon Valley tech giant Apple jumped headfirst into the virtual reality field over the last two years, when it hired a top VR researcher in 2016 and acquired some small startups in 2015, including augmented reality and computer vision company Metaio. More recently,...
3D Printing News Briefs: September 26, 2017

3D Printing News Briefs: September 26, 2017

We’re starting with a little bit of business in today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, then moving on to 3D printers and 3D printing technology, and finally some news on 3D printing filaments. Sharebot has joined the open innovation program at Techniplas, and RP Support named the first German distributor for its NEO800 production stereolithography system, while […]

We’re starting with a little bit of business in today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, then moving on to 3D printers and 3D printing technology, and finally some news on 3D printing filaments. Sharebot has joined the open innovation program at Techniplas, and RP...
3D Printing News Briefs: August 25, 2017

3D Printing News Briefs: August 25, 2017

Happy Friday – let’s get the weekend started with some 3D Printing News Briefs. MyMiniFactory launches its new Click & Print feature, while a popular 3D printing service bureau purchases an EnvisionTEC Vector 3SP and EnvisionTEC itself announces a new distribution partner in the UK. A Swedish 3D printing materials developer has introduced a new […]

Happy Friday – let’s get the weekend started with some 3D Printing News Briefs. MyMiniFactory launches its new Click & Print feature, while a popular 3D printing service bureau purchases an EnvisionTEC Vector 3SP and EnvisionTEC itself announces a new...
Spanish Company Offers Unique Way to Remember Your Loved Ones: 3D Printed Jewelry Made from Their Ashes

Spanish Company Offers Unique Way to Remember Your Loved Ones: 3D Printed Jewelry Made from Their Ashes

We live in an interesting, amazing age of technological advancements  – technology like 3D printing can help us survive nearly insurmountable odds, and it can also help families grieve the loss of loved ones. The use of 3D printing technology in the death care industry is becoming more popular, with people, pets, and even celebrities […]

We live in an interesting, amazing age of technological advancements  – technology like 3D printing can help us survive nearly insurmountable odds, and it can also help families grieve the loss of loved ones. The use of 3D printing technology in the death care...
3D Printing Business News for Your Weekend: Whispering Gibbon Launches Rebranded Technology, Sigma Labs Publishes Patent

3D Printing Business News for Your Weekend: Whispering Gibbon Launches Rebranded Technology, Sigma Labs Publishes Patent

It’s officially the weekend, and we know you’re ready to kick back and relax. So, we’ve taken the liberty of putting some of the latest 3D printing business news for you here, in easily digestible, weekend-sized bites. First up is a big announcement from 3D content generation and software development startup Whispering Gibbon, which uses […]

It’s officially the weekend, and we know you’re ready to kick back and relax. So, we’ve taken the liberty of putting some of the latest 3D printing business news for you here, in easily digestible, weekend-sized bites. First up is a big announcement...
3D Printing Patent Landscape

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 printing also reshapes supply chains and democratizes manufacturing.  Fueled by this growth, 3D printing-related patent filings are trending upward. The graph and table below show […]

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 printing also reshapes supply chains and democratizes manufacturing.  Fueled by this...
First 3D Printed Titanium Implant for the Sacroiliac Joint, the iFuse-3D Implant, Gets FDA Clearance

First 3D Printed Titanium Implant for the Sacroiliac Joint, the iFuse-3D Implant, Gets FDA Clearance

Titanium has been used to 3D print all sorts of items, like hearing aids and airplane parts, and even a Garmin cycle mount, but the metal is really making a difference in the medical field. We’ve seen 3D printed titanium vertebrae, spinal interbody devices, and every type of titanium implant you can imagine, from hip implants and jaw […]

Titanium has been used to 3D print all sorts of items, like hearing aids and airplane parts, and even a Garmin cycle mount, but the metal is really making a difference in the medical field. We’ve seen 3D printed titanium vertebrae, spinal interbody devices, and...
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