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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...
German Researchers Develop Eco-Friendly Additive Manufacturing Process That Offers Corrosion and Wear Protection

German Researchers Develop Eco-Friendly Additive Manufacturing Process That Offers Corrosion and Wear Protection

Just like boats need to be protected from rust, components need to be protected against wear and corrosion. There are special products you can apply to a boat to keep it rust-free, and you should also make sure to store it in a place that’s free from moisture; in the same vein, there are multiple ways […]

Just like boats need to be protected from rust, components need to be protected against wear and corrosion. There are special products you can apply to a boat to keep it rust-free, and you should also make sure to store it in a place that’s free from moisture;...
Nano Dimension Partners with Zuken, Files Patent Application for 3D Bioprinted Kidney Structures

Nano Dimension Partners with Zuken, Files Patent Application for 3D Bioprinted Kidney Structures

Nano Dimension has been all over the news lately as they continue to send out beta units of the Dragonfly 2020 electronic circuit board 3D printer; they recently announced that they met their Q1 goal by shipping out six of the printers so far this year. As the company prepares to release the Dragonfly 2020 […]

Nano Dimension has been all over the news lately as they continue to send out beta units of the Dragonfly 2020 electronic circuit board 3D printer; they recently announced that they met their Q1 goal by shipping out six of the printers so far this year. As the company...
Deakin University's Institute for Frontier Materials First to Successfully 3D Print BNNT Titanium Composite

Deakin University's Institute for Frontier Materials First to Successfully 3D Print BNNT Titanium Composite

Carbon nanotubes were created in the 1990s, and thanks to their strength and ability to conduct electricity, have a multimillion dollar market. About a year ago, the National Research Council Canada started to expand its production of nanotubes made from lightweight boron nitride, also known as BNNTs, and it was projected that BNNTs would be […]

Carbon nanotubes were created in the 1990s, and thanks to their strength and ability to conduct electricity, have a multimillion dollar market. About a year ago, the National Research Council Canada started to expand its production of nanotubes made from lightweight...
Open-Source Ultimaker Files Its First Patent - But Don't Panic, the 3D Printer Manufacturer Says

Open-Source Ultimaker Files Its First Patent - But Don't Panic, the 3D Printer Manufacturer Says

The popularity of Ultimaker is for a number of reasons. Yes, the company does produce reliable, high-quality 3D printers that consistently makes the top of “best 3D printers” lists, but one of the things that people really love about Ultimaker is that they’re open source. Nothing is patented, and users are invited to collaborate with Ultimaker by sharing […]

The popularity of Ultimaker is for a number of reasons. Yes, the company does produce reliable, high-quality 3D printers that consistently makes the top of “best 3D printers” lists, but one of the things that people really love about Ultimaker is that...
Nano Dimension Files Patent Application, Announces Successfully 3D Printed PCBs Containing Embedded Electronics

Nano Dimension Files Patent Application, Announces Successfully 3D Printed PCBs Containing Embedded Electronics

Way back in 2014, Israeli 3D printer and 3D printed electronics manufacturer Nano Dimension received a $500,000 grant to develop a desktop 3D printer to make printed circuit boards (PCBs). The rest, as they say, is history: the DragonFly 2020 3D printer was unveiled soon after at the Printed Electronics USA 2015 show. The cutting-edge […]

Way back in 2014, Israeli 3D printer and 3D printed electronics manufacturer Nano Dimension received a $500,000 grant to develop a desktop 3D printer to make printed circuit boards (PCBs). The rest, as they say, is history: the DragonFly 2020 3D printer was unveiled...
From the Toilet to the Tub—Google’s Smart Bathroom Will Evaluate Your Poop & Your Health with 3D Tech

From the Toilet to the Tub—Google’s Smart Bathroom Will Evaluate Your Poop & Your Health with 3D Tech

So much for ignorance is bliss—when it comes to your health, that is. While many of us may wake up in the middle of the night with a strange ache, pain, or, er, intestinal issue, we like to assume that it’s just nothing. In the coming years, however, your own appliances from the bathtub to […]

So much for ignorance is bliss—when it comes to your health, that is. While many of us may wake up in the middle of the night with a strange ache, pain, or, er, intestinal issue, we like to assume that it’s just nothing. In the coming years, however, your own...
Avoiding the On-Sale Patent Bar

Avoiding the On-Sale Patent Bar

If you or your company has invented something, be careful to apply for the patent within a year of its first sale.  Otherwise, the right to obtain a patent will be forever lost.  This is commonly referred to as the “on-sale” bar.  This advice seems simple, but as noted in the recent decision of the […]

If you or your company has invented something, be careful to apply for the patent within a year of its first sale.  Otherwise, the right to obtain a patent will be forever lost.  This is commonly referred to as the “on-sale” bar.  This advice seems simple, but as...
The Supreme Court Writes a New Chapter on Patent Damages -- Making an Award of Attorneys' Fees and Multiple Damages Easier to Obtain  and Once Again Changing the Patent Landscape

The Supreme Court Writes a New Chapter on Patent Damages -- Making an Award of Attorneys' Fees and Multiple Damages Easier to Obtain and Once Again Changing the Patent Landscape

This article will review the recent history concerning patent litigation, patent damages, and recent changes effectuated by Congress and the Supreme Court. First, a little history. Once upon a time there were a series of Plaintiff’s lawyers who brought a multitude of questionable litigations involving vague patents, which they attempted to apply across all industries. The litigations were […]

This article will review the recent history concerning patent litigation, patent damages, and recent changes effectuated by Congress and the Supreme Court. First, a little history. Once upon a time there were a series of Plaintiff’s lawyers who brought a multitude of...
Shapeways Explains What Happens When a Design Patent is Infringed

Shapeways Explains What Happens When a Design Patent is Infringed

When it comes to copyright law involving 3D design work, no one seems to grasp the perplexing and unhinged infringement rules quite like the 3D printing and law expert Michael Weinberg. Currently working with 3D printing service bureau Shapeways, Weinberg has been on top of all the latest controversy and confusion involving the United States […]

When it comes to copyright law involving 3D design work, no one seems to grasp the perplexing and unhinged infringement rules quite like the 3D printing and law expert Michael Weinberg. Currently working with 3D printing service bureau Shapeways, Weinberg has been on...
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