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3D Printed Plastic Geoboards Teach Visually Impaired Students about Geometry

Geometry is the branch of mathematics that relates to angles, geometric shapes, lines and line segments, and rays, and you use geometry concepts to measure lengths and areas of 2D…

Researchers Develop Workflow for Repeatable Fabrication of PMMA Craniofacial Implants

While 3D printed patient-specific implants (PSIs) are helpful in craniofacial surgeries, it’s not always a practical option due to high costs and, as a research team from Switzerland’s University Hospital…

Filament-maker Printalot Hopes to Expand Its Regional Market at Inside 3D Printing Expo Brazil

Today, the Latin American 3D printing ecosystem is beginning to mimic what developed countries have been doing for the past decade. Albeit at a slower pace, some companies have sprung…

Win Free PLA From Industrial 3D in Our Latest 3D Printing Giveaway!

It’s that time again – time for a new giveaway! This year we’ve given away Amazon gift cards and lasers to turn your 3D printer into a laser cutter, and…

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: August 18, 2017

For this week’s second edition of 3D Printing News Briefs, we’re covering what the technology is capable of in terms of education and business, innovative new products, and weaponry. Added…

3D Printing Remains Popular on Kickstarter: Quickly-Funded Obsidian 3D Printer, Eco-Friendly adorn3d 3D Printed Jewelry

It seems like these days, just about everyone is turning to crowdfunding campaigns on sites like Kickstarter to get their 3D printing-related products off the ground, whether it’s 3D printable…

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Recycled 3D Printing Filament Without Compromising Quality

Gartner suggests that there will be 6.7 million 3D printers sold by the year 2020. Assuming that 50% of these printers are desktop, material extrusion (FFF) 3D printers, and each…

3D Printing Helps Autonomous Sailboat Take On the Atlantic

Industrial 3D printer manufacturer German RepRap, based in Munich, first introduced its large X1000 3D printer in 2014, and it’s been evolving ever since. The industrial printer, with a massive…

Toy Company Fidgetbase Takes Fidget Spinners Back to Basics with 3D Printing and Affordable STL Files

As the school year starts wrapping up, it’s time to talk a little more about the year’s hottest toy – or is it a stress reliever and a way to…

Lézar3D Collaborates with Quebec Hair Salon to Create and Install Massive 3D Printed Lighting Fixture

While lamps and other lighting fixtures serve the very basic purpose of illuminating our homes, offices, and other buildings, that doesn’t mean they have to look totally utilitarian. 3D printing…

3D Printing News Briefs: April 14, 2017

In today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, we’ll take care of a little business first, then move on to a contest, an upcoming event, and a really cool 3D printed trophy….

Thanks to Local 3D Printing, Traveler’s Photography Drone Back in the Air While Abroad

The Indian government’s flagship Start-Up India initiative, which was launched last January, aims to build a strong ecosystem to nurture and empower innovation and startups across India. The 3DEXPERIENCE platform…

3D Print with Stone: Formfutura Announces StoneFil Filament

Recently, we learned that 3D printer manufacturer CEL Robox and materials manufacturer Formfutura had formed a partnership, so Robox could sell FormFutura’s engineering-grade TitanX material. But while Formfutura, headquartered in…

Let’s Cut to the Cheese: Researchers Publish Study on How 3D Printing Affects the Structure and Texture of Processed Cheese

Sometimes, nothing can make a bad day better than a glass of wine at the end of it, paired with a plate of good cheese and crackers, of course; if…

Here’s What a Full Year of 3D Printing in the Cosplay World Looks Like

3D printing is being used every day to make positive changes all over the world, in varied fields from aerospace to medical to education. Then, there’s what I like to…

Gambody Reveals Surprise 3D Printed AT-AT Walker in Time for “Rogue One” Movie Release

Gambody has done it again! The online 3D printing marketplace, which is dedicated to the designing, buying, and selling of 3D printed game models, and who we’ve also enjoyed writing…

3D Printing and Forensic Reconstruction Put to Work in Ohio Cold Case

We’ve seen 3D printing used in facial reconstruction before. A lot of times the technology is used to learn more about the bones of not only the skull, but also…

Difference in Active and Passive Cooling When 3D Printing Plastic Objects

Both active and passive cooling methods are widely utilized for 3D printing plastic-based products. However, comparisons between the two suggest that active cooling will most likely lead to more accurate…

Type A Machines Unveils EverydayPLA and PerformancePLA Filaments, Releases Cura 1.5

When it comes to the 3D printing, as most of us know, there’s a lot more that contributes to the process than just your printer hardware. It takes a complete…

Behind the Scenes: MakerBot Shows the Making of the Smart Extruder+

By the time you are into the actual process of 3D printing, all that’s usually on your mind is the outcome. With the green light on, all systems go, you…

LaserHacker 3D Prints a Working Power Transformer with Proto-pasta’s Magnetic Iron Filament

While many innovators and inventors are trying to come up with new ideas for enhanced 3D printer hardware, the true advancements in 3D printing will occur within the material space….

3D-Fuel Takes PLA to Next Level with Higher Heat Resistance Filament & Algae-Fuel

ABS is about to take another hit on the pros and cons list for 3D printing as companies like 3D-Fuel work not only to make more durable filaments, but also…

Researchers Improve Processes for Creating PLA For 3D Printer Filament, Soon to Be ‘Cheaper & Greener’

3D printing with PLA already has a lot going for it with an environmentally-friendly bend and a host of benefits for uses in making. Now, that’s about to improve further–and…