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

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 can’t even look at people getting shots on TV, it totally freaks me out. I need to be distracted, and always warn the nurse or […]

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 can’t even look at people getting shots on TV, it totally freaks me out. I need...
3D Printing News Briefs: August 18, 2017

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 Scientific has introduced 3D printing training sessions, Formlabs announced its new Education Grant, and LPW teamed up with the Royal Academy of Engineering to establish […]

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 Scientific has introduced 3D printing training sessions, Formlabs...
3D Printing Remains Popular on Kickstarter: Quickly-Funded Obsidian 3D Printer, Eco-Friendly adorn3d 3D Printed Jewelry

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 gaming miniatures, a small smart button, custom 3D printed sandals, multifunctional robot arms, or just about any type of 3D printer you can imagine, from […]

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 gaming miniatures, a small smart button, custom 3D printed sandals,...
Recycled 3D Printing Filament Without Compromising Quality

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 printer uses 1 kilogram of filament per month, it can be predicted that 36 million kilograms of plastic will be used and therefore need to […]

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 printer uses 1 kilogram of filament per month, it can be predicted that 36 million...
3D Printing Helps Autonomous Sailboat Take On the Atlantic

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 build envelope of 1000 x 800 x 600 mm, was used last year to help TAKATA PlasTec get automotive parts to market faster, and recently […]

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 build envelope of 1000 x 800 x 600 mm, was used last year to help...
Toy Company Fidgetbase Takes Fidget Spinners Back to Basics with 3D Printing and Affordable STL Files

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 keep kids focused in class? I am obviously talking about the fidget spinner, which usually has two or three paddle-shaped blades attached to a core in […]

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 keep kids focused in class? I am obviously talking about the fidget spinner, which usually has two or three...
Lézar3D Collaborates with Quebec Hair Salon to Create and Install Massive 3D Printed Lighting Fixture

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 technology makes it very easy to customize common household items like doorbell cases, flower pots, and lamps. We’ve seen fun 3D printed lamps designed by […]

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 technology makes it very easy to customize common household items...
3D Printing News Briefs: April 14, 2017

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. The Dubai Future Accelerator program finishes up round two, while FIT expands its activities in the US. Kabuku hosts a delegation of German government officials, […]

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. The Dubai Future Accelerator program finishes up round two, while FIT expands its activities...
Thanks to Local 3D Printing, Traveler's Photography Drone Back in the Air While Abroad

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 by Dassault Systèmes played a part in the initiative, and startups that register with the program can enjoy a number of benefits, including public procurement, […]

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 by Dassault Systèmes played a part in the...
3D Print with Stone: Formfutura Announces StoneFil Filament

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 the Netherlands, released several new materials in 2016, from three new thermoplastics to MetalFil PLA filament, the company hasn’t unveiled any new materials since its EasyCork 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 the Netherlands, released...
Let's Cut to the Cheese: Researchers Publish Study on How 3D Printing Affects the Structure and Texture of Processed Cheese

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 I had my way, I’d eat Havarti all the time…and Brie…and muenster…and mozzarella…I may have a problem. Anyway, the Easy Cheese 3D printer makes it […]

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 I had my way, I’d eat Havarti all the time…and Brie…and muenster…and mozzarella…I may have...
Here's What a Full Year of 3D Printing in the Cosplay World Looks Like

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 call the “nerd factor.” This is a good thing: sometimes it’s just fun to play using 3D printers and scanners, creating 3D printed Death Stars, 3D […]

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 call the “nerd factor.” This is a good thing: sometimes it’s just fun to play...
Gambody Reveals Surprise 3D Printed AT-AT Walker in Time for "Rogue One" Movie Release

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 about many other times, tells us that they have joined the Star Wars 3D printing frenzy, just in time for the new standalone Rogue One prequel […]

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 about many other times, tells us that they have joined the Star Wars 3D printing...
3D Printing and Forensic Reconstruction Put to Work in Ohio Cold Case

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 the body, from long-gone historical figures, like with Lucy, the famous Australopithecus afarensis, or a centuries-old skull from the Battle of Culloden. It can also be of […]

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 the body, from long-gone historical figures, like with Lucy, the famous Australopithecus...
Difference in Active and Passive Cooling When 3D Printing Plastic Objects

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 and precise creation of objects. Two plastic filaments, ABS and PLA, are most often used to 3D print rapid prototypes. These filaments are often the […]

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 and precise creation of objects. Two plastic filaments, ABS and...
Type A Machines Unveils EverydayPLA and PerformancePLA Filaments, Releases Cura 1.5

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 ecosystem, one that includes design software, a slicer, materials, and more. The California-based 3D printing company Type A Machines certainly understands this, and has worked […]

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 ecosystem, one that includes design software, a slicer, materials, and more. The California-based 3D printing...
Behind the Scenes: MakerBot Shows the Making of the Smart Extruder+

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 see those first few layers being laid down perfectly. Walking away, you are thinking about how long your print will take, what it’s going to […]

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 see those first few layers being laid down perfectly. Walking away, you are thinking about how long your print will...
LaserHacker 3D Prints a Working Power Transformer with Proto-pasta's Magnetic Iron Filament

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. Over the past couple years, we’ve seen the 3D printing materials space advance quite a bit, with the introduction of conductive filaments, wood-based filaments and […]

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. Over the past couple years, we’ve seen the 3D printing materials space advance...
3D-Fuel Takes PLA to Next Level with Higher Heat Resistance Filament & Algae-Fuel

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 those that are even more environmentally friendly and capable of producing superior 3D models. Reigning supreme almost since the inception of 3D printing despite some drawbacks, […]

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 those that are even more environmentally friendly and capable of producing superior 3D models. Reigning supreme...
Researchers Improve Processes for Creating PLA For 3D Printer Filament, Soon to Be 'Cheaper & Greener'

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 significantly. Who wouldn’t be glad to hear that the impact will be positive on the wallet–and on Mother Earth? As a common debate up for […]

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 significantly. Who wouldn’t be glad to hear that the impact will be positive on the...
Floreon Unveils Innovative New PLA/Polyester Filament - 4 Times Stronger Than Typical PLA

Floreon Unveils Innovative New PLA/Polyester Filament - 4 Times Stronger Than Typical PLA

When it comes down to it, PLA is typically the preferred material of the majority of desktop 3D printer enthusiasts. Environmentally friendly (at least when compared to ABS), affordable, versatile, and nontoxic, the material is perfect for many DIY projects. With that said, there are also disadvantages to using PLA as opposed to other filaments […]

When it comes down to it, PLA is typically the preferred material of the majority of desktop 3D printer enthusiasts. Environmentally friendly (at least when compared to ABS), affordable, versatile, and nontoxic, the material is perfect for many DIY projects. With that...
3DXTech Unleashes New High-Modulus Carbon Fiber PETG 3D Printing Filament

3DXTech Unleashes New High-Modulus Carbon Fiber PETG 3D Printing Filament

Doesn’t it seem as though it was just several months ago that we were limited to 3D printing objects in just two materials–PLA or ABS? It certainly does to me! Just a couple years ago, FFF/FDM-based desktop 3D printing had appeared to hit a road block, while other technologies like stereolithography (SLA) seemed to be […]

Doesn’t it seem as though it was just several months ago that we were limited to 3D printing objects in just two materials–PLA or ABS? It certainly does to me! Just a couple years ago, FFF/FDM-based desktop 3D printing had appeared to hit a road block,...
NatureWorks Builds Innovation Lab and Rolls Out New Ingeo 3D Printing Filament Materials

NatureWorks Builds Innovation Lab and Rolls Out New Ingeo 3D Printing Filament Materials

NatureWorks LLC says the company is “dedicated to meeting the world’s needs today without compromising the earth’s ability to meet the needs of tomorrow.” The company is a biopolymers supplier and innovator responsible for a portfolio of materials made from renewable feedstocks created to compete with oil-based plastics and fibers. The company is jointly owned by […]

NatureWorks LLC says the company is “dedicated to meeting the world’s needs today without compromising the earth’s ability to meet the needs of tomorrow.” The company is a biopolymers supplier and innovator responsible for a portfolio of materials made from renewable...
OPAM (One-Piece All-Metal) Water-Cooled Hot End Launches on Indiegogo

OPAM (One-Piece All-Metal) Water-Cooled Hot End Launches on Indiegogo

Anyone who has worked with a 3D printer understands the struggle of dealing with watching a print suddenly and without warning fail right before your eyes. Be it a slightly out of alignment axis, incorrect printing temperature, flawed g code or the looming and inevitable filament jam in the hot end, it is never fun […]

Anyone who has worked with a 3D printer understands the struggle of dealing with watching a print suddenly and without warning fail right before your eyes. Be it a slightly out of alignment axis, incorrect printing temperature, flawed g code or the looming and...
taulman3D Releases New High-Strength Filament, In-PLA

taulman3D Releases New High-Strength Filament, In-PLA

Taulman3D has a new product that should cause everyone to take note of, once again, adding to their ongoing line of premium filaments. Their latest and greatest filament is called In-PLA, and while it’s meant to be of industrial fortitude, the ‘in’ could also stand for innovative—a term often associated with this company and their many […]

Taulman3D has a new product that should cause everyone to take note of, once again, adding to their ongoing line of premium filaments. Their latest and greatest filament is called In-PLA, and while it’s meant to be of industrial fortitude, the ‘in’ could also stand...
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