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3DPrint.com Review of the Creality CR-6 SE

I received a pre-production version of the Creality CR-6 SE 3D printer for review a few weeks ago. I’m pleasantly surprised with this solid printer which is currently on Kickstarter…

Malaysia: Comparing 3D Printed and Conventionally Manufactured Ankle-Foot Orthoses

An ankle-foot orthosis (AFO) is a support brace, or splint, that surrounds the region above the ankle down to the foot, and is used to treat disorders like foot drop…

Using Topology Optimization & FDM 3D Printing to Make a Simply Supported Beam

Many studies have been completed regarding the use of topology optimization to generate the best designs for 3D printed parts. A trio of researchers – Urvashi Verma, Vipin Gupta, and…

Electrospun Scaffolds: Enhancements via 3D Printed Mesh Reinforcements

In the recently published ‘3D printed mesh reinforcements enhance the mechanical properties of electrospun scaffolds,’ US researchers explore the use of tissue engineering structures for both regeneration and repair, using…

Is This the Best Way to Manually Post-Process an FDM 3D Printed Part?

Researchers Jinjin Liu, Hai Gu, Bin Li, Lu Zhu, Jie Jiang, and Jie Zhang from the Nantong Institute of Technology and Jiangsu Key Laboratory of 3D Printing Equipment and Application published a paper, titled “Research on…

PLA in FDM 3D Printing: Studying the Effects of Porosity & Crystallinity

In the recently published, ‘Effect of Porosity and Crystallinity on 3D Printed PLA Properties,’ international researchers look further into FDM (FFF) 3D printing with PLA, examining physical changes during fabrication….

McGill University Researchers: Can We Use PLA for Desktop Bioprinting?

Bioprinting has proven to be useful for bone regeneration, as researchers learn to create more stable structures that mimic human tissue. In ‘Three-Dimensional Printed Polylactic Acid Scaffolds Promote Bonelike Matrix…

PLLA Calcium Carbonate SLS 3D Printing Powders Evaluated for Bone Tissue Scaffolds

Healing large bone defects is an ongoing challenge, and scientists continue to look for ways to do so in tissue engineering. With 3D printing, however, the use of solvents is…

Researchers Investigate Tensile Properties of 3D Printed PLA Specimens: Is 80% Infill Best?

Plastic is still one of the most popular, least expensive 3D printing materials, and polylactic acid, better known as PLA, is at the top of the bunch, due to its…

Comparing the Operational Characteristics of Plastic 3D Printed Spur Gears

Spur gears, which can achieve high transmission ratio and energy efficiency, are comment elements used in the transmission of motion and high intensity power for mechanical power drives, i.e. belt…

Researchers Study Effects of Layer Thickness on 3D Printed PLA Samples

A group of researchers from the National Institute of Aeronautics and Space (LAPAN) in Indonesia worked on the mechanical characterization (flexural properties) of biodegradable PLA materials produced by extrusion-based 3D printing…

Researchers Demonstrate Wideband Metamaterial Absorber Made of 3D Printed Conductive Plastic

There’s been a lot of research into 3D printing metamaterials over the years – due to their unique properties, they’ve been used to make everything from headphones and heart valve…

Comparing 3D Printed Parts Made with Virgin and Recycled PLA

While 3D printing continues to grow in leaps and bounds, it still creates a lot of waste, due to removed support structures, disposable prototypes, failed prints, and multiple iterations. Luckily,…

UPC Researchers Develop New Method of Designing Porous Scaffolds for FDM 3D Printing

From manufacturing customized prosthetics and implants to surgical planning and bioprinting organs and tissues, 3D printing has many medical applications. In terms of bone tissue engineering and 3D bioprinting, 3D…

Can Adding Wood Powder and Lubricant Make PLA 3D Printing Materials Stronger and More Flexible?

Plastic is the least expensive, most used 3D printing material out there – as an example, right now on my desk, I have seven little animal figurines, and one tiny…

Is 0.14mm the Best Layer Thickness for my FDM 3D Prints?

According to research, the most commonly-used extrusion 3D printing method is fused deposition modeling, or FDM, which is used often for 3D printing larger, stronger parts; it’s also a popular desktop 3D…

Researchers Develop Painless 3D Printed Microneedles that Dissolve and Deliver Drugs Under Human Skin

I hate getting shots more than almost anything, except maybe going to the dentist. Really, it’s seeing the needle puncture my skin that bothers me more than anything – I…

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…

Affordable, User-Friendly Cubibot 3D Printer Launches on Kickstarter, Reaches Goal in Two Minutes

The Cubibot Kickstarter campaign is finally here! At last year’s Inside 3D Printing San Diego expo, we first had a chance to see the high-quality desktop Cubibot 3D printer. The affordable Cubibot…

Startup Uses GPS Data to 3D Print Colorful Models of Running and Cycling Routes

I learned in college that I was not a runner when my then-boyfriend, now husband, invited me to join him once (and once only) on his typical route. Wanting only…

Print+ Releases New DIY Headphone Kits: 3D Print the Parts at Home or Order Through 3D Hubs

I hate earbuds, as I don’t relish the idea of having to jam a tiny piece of plastic into my ear in order to talk on the phone or listen…

DCL Researchers’ New 3D Printing Software Used to Design Voxel Chair 3D Printed with a Continuous Line of Material

Whenever we hear about a new project from researchers and students at the Bartlett School of Architecture in London, we know it’s going to be something unique and interesting, like a…

Blue Eagle Labs Killing It on Kickstarter Again: Check Out the Metal Delta 3D Printer & Do It Fast!

As many of you out there know, starting a new business is an experience filled with excitement on the upside and fraught with challenges on the downside. No matter how…

European Beauty, Brains & Brawn: be3D Makes DeeGreen 3D Printer Available Globally, Retails Under $2K

The DeeGreen 3D printer coming from be3D, a Y Soft company, has it all–and now it’s going global. A comprehensive mid-level 3D printer meant for the desktop, the DeeGreen 3D printer…