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NASA’s PUFFER Microbot Has 3D Printed Wheels to Climb Up Martian Slopes

The rovers that could be used to explore the moon, or other planets in our galaxy, are increasingly being designed and built using 3D printing technology, like Part Time Scientists’ Audi-sponsored…

3D Printing News Briefs: March 21, 2017

Editor’s Note: With so much going on in 3D printing these days, 3DPrint.com is moving from featuring one news roundup each week to two. While we’d been calling these features Stories…

ORNL’s Project AME, First Fully Functional 3D Printed Excavator, Unveiled at Las Vegas Expo

There’s 3D printed Lego construction equipment…and then there’s Project AME, the first fully functional, full-size 3D printed excavator in the world. We have been following Project AME’s progress for nearly a…

3D Printing and Biomimetic Research Combine to Create Lightweight Architecture Prototype: Trabeculae Pavilion

A little over a year ago, Italian artist Francesco Pacelli, once an academic researcher and educator with Politecnico di Milano‘s LAB+ 3D printing lab, was testing the limitations and abilities of…

Naval Research Shows 3D Printing Makes JPADS More Accurate and Cost-Effective

The United States Army, Air Force, and Marines have been using aerial delivery systems (ADS) since WWII, so obviously 3D printed drones have major applications in the military – they’re…

EOS Sponsors Research Project Bringing Together Additive Manufacturing and Robotics

The award-winning industrial additive manufacturing solutions company EOS e-Manufacturing Solutions is undoubtedly a global leader in the world of 3D printing, with its innovative MeltPool Solution and a recently announced metal 3D…

Marine Corps Captain 3D Prints Water Bottle Prototype, Designed to Reduce Logistical Footprint in Military Convoys

3D printing is often used in the military, to make objects like the small but useful TruClip, or munitions. We also see 3D printing utilized often in a classroom setting, to…

Researchers Introduce 3D Printed Soft Robotic Hand with Human Touch

Cornell University researchers recently developed a realistic-looking prosthetic hand, for just $50, using 3D printing, soft robotics, and lithography. It can handle decidedly more delicate tasks, because it is the…

As the America’s Cup Race Looms on the Horizon, Land Rover BAR Continues to Look to Renishaw for Additive Manufacturing Assistance

Growing up, my family always vacationed in northern Michigan in July, and always on lakefront property; we’re all big lake people. This is a tradition that happily continues every summer,…

Bullz-i Hits the Mark, Helping You to Keep Your Smartphone Close at Hand

Have you ever dropped your iPhone and cracked the screen while taking the dog for walk, or done the same to your laptop when your dog trips you? Yup, I’ve done both…

Student Designers 3D Print Car for Shell Eco-Marathon Challenge

The mantra of form follows function belies the complexity which makes any response to a given design directive more a chaotic system than an orderly progression. Nowhere was this more clearly…

Monitor Your Dental Health with Prophix, and It Might Just Keep the Dentist Away

Way back when, I worked at NYU’s College of Dentistry, where one of my many duties was filming oral surgeries. It was a bloody business. And while I used to…

BEDDI Will Wake You Up and Get You Going, Seen at CE Week

Let’s face it, modern air travel is a drag. Sure it’s nice to fly up in the clouds, but the recycled air, crying babies, subpar food and unfriendly TSA agents are…

CE Week in NYC: Nuni Takes the Pain Out of Making Tortillas

There were a lot of interesting gadgets to see on the exhibit floor at CE Week. Squeaking by the techies lining up to see quadcopter racing or for free giveaways, I was…

The Year 2035: Rahmani Conceptualizes a Breathtaking 3D Printed Self-Actuating Voronoi Car

Imagine that we wake up in the year 2035, a time when artificial intelligence is greatly improved, and 3D printing has the ability to fabricate much more than what it can today….

3D Printed Spot Welder Increases Prototyping Capabilities

Spot welding is a process by which two pieces of metal are joined together in a permanent manner at a number of points (aka ‘spots’). This is done when an…

3D Printed ‘LEGO Plastic’ Saves $36 Million Airplane

[Source: J.L. Wright Jr.] Kids know that there isn’t anything that can’t be done with LEGO bricks; however, sometimes adults can be a bit skeptical. That skepticism should be put…

KAZbrella — Using 3D Printing to Reinvent the Umbrella

Given that most human beings lack the natural oil coating that allows ducks to weather a rainstorm without turning into soaking, bedraggled versions of their former selves, we, as humans,…

3D Printed Ergonomic Keyboard Customizes the Keys for Every Individual’s Hands

One of the great benefits of 3D printing is the ability to ignore previous restrictions seen within more traditional means of manufacturing, which include expensive injection molding techniques that are…

Stratasys Announces Collaboration with Worrell to Optimize Medical Device Prototyping

Today, Stratasys announced a new collaboration with Worrell. This relationship between a leading 3D printing company and a design and product development firm will provide the right background to speed up work in the…

Rethinking Time Telling with the Time-IT 3D Printed Watch

Their mission is nothing short of the heroic: to redefine time through original quality timepieces. Whether or not Time-IT® has the power to do so is clearly questionable, but it’s…

3D Printed Ring Leads to Beautiful Engagement

It seems that proposals and all of the things that follow them are getting more elaborate every year. Ever since the first person decided to do things a bit differently,…

Third Person Perspective: No longer just in video games… Coming soon to real life, thanks to 3D printing

Video games…. Some people are obsessed with them, while others just don’t see the entertainment value that can be provided by controlling a character on a digital screen. Either way,…

ARC Group Worldwide Acquires Kecy Corp. – Acquisition Will Expand Their 3D Printed Prototyping Reach

One of the signs of early maturation within an industry is the consolidation of the companies within it. Over the past 12 months, there has been a frenzy of mergers…