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TaylorMade Uses Formlabs to Prototype Better Golf Clubs with 3D Printing

Golf company TaylorMade extensively used Formlabs machines to prototype a better golf club. The company’s work illustrates a few key emerging trends: that desktop machines could partially displace services, that…

ANET N4 V1.60 DLP 3D Printer Product Review

This is a brief overview of the Anet N4 V1.60 resin printer. I have praises mostly for Anet with a few areas of improvement that are brought up in my overall product review.

Volkswagen Saves Time with 3D Printed Components During Production of Electric Race Car

3D printing is used often nowadays to help race cars make it over the finish line – preferably in first place and breaking records to boot. Famous automobile manufacturer Volkswagen, headquartered…

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WayKen Uses Aluminum and CNC Machining to Create Automotive Reflector Prototypes

While 3D printing is additive in nature, building layers one on top of the other, another frequently used technology in rapid prototyping is CNC, which is subtractive in that it mills…

3D Printed Smartphone Case Can Be Used to Detect High Blood Pressure in Developing Countries

Far more than just a communication device and a place to play endless games of solitaire, the smartphone has turned our lives upside down since it was introduced. It is…

Marchesini Group Increases Focus on Industry 4.0 by Acquiring Vision System Company and Opening 3D Printing Facility

Numerous important innovations over the last several years, from on-demand medication and better prosthetics to engine components with fewer parts and autonomous vehicles, would not have been possible without the use of…

Making Stronger Protective Gear: Researchers Replicate Biological Structure of Lobster Claws Using Electric-Assisted 3D Printing Process

A study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association last month found that chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), which results from repeated blows to the head, was found in 99% of the…

3D Printing News Briefs: July 7, 2017

Happy July! We’ve got a lot of news for you today in this week’s only edition of 3D Printing News Briefs, covering everything from 3D printers and hackathons to business…

e-NABLE Launches First Maker Camp to Commemorate the National Week of Making, But There’s a Catch – No 3D Printing!

I’d like to officially wish you a happy National Week of Making while we’re still in it! The National Week of Making, which celebrates the innovation, ingenuity, and creativity of makers…

Project BARBARA to Develop New Bio-Based 3D Printing Materials and Prototypes for Automotive and Construction Industries

Multiple 3D printing projects have been funded by the European Commission’s Horizon 2020 framework, from a cancer-measuring transducer and the MESO-BRAIN Initiative’s work with emulating accurate brain activity to the Bionic…

3D Printer Put to Work in Developing Cancer-Measuring Transducer

According to the American Cancer Society, in 2017 alone, an estimated 1,688,780 new cancer cases will be diagnosed in the US, and I’m guessing that number is pretty high for…

VCST Looks to LCV for Help with Prototypes of Automotive Gearboxes Using Laser Cladding in 3D Printing

Metal 3D printing is on the rise throughout the industry, and some of that is thanks to hybrid manufacturing methods, like laser cladding. This is a complex process where material,…

Solidscape and LSR’s Design Studio Team to Announce Distruptive Rapid Prototyping Technique

Rapid prototyping was one of the earliest adopters of 3D printing technology, and for good reason. Not only does additive manufacturing have a significant advantage in the speed department over…

3Dealise Uses One of The World’s Largest Commercial 3D Sand Printers to Create Prototypes for Customer

If we are to see a third industrial revolution borne out of the up-and-coming technology of 3D printing, many ideologies must change. Industrial leaders must realize that 3D printing won’t…

Two-thirds of Top 100 Manufacturing Companies Already Use 3D Printing Says PWC Survey

Whether experimenting, prototyping, or producing final products, manufacturers are jumping ever faster into the world of 3D printing.  By 2013, more leading manufacturing companies than not were using 3D printing…

Bhold Teams with Ultimaker to Allow People to 3D Print Their Product Prototypes at Home

3D printing is changing the way we do a lot of things lately, whether it is building homes, constructing cars, providing us better medical technology, or one of the thousands…

Belgium 3D Printing Company Materialise Acquires Poland’s Leading Prototyping Firm, e-Prototypy

Over the past few months we have seen several significant mergers and acquisitions take place within the 3D printing industry. Today comes yet another rather important acquisition. Materialise, a Belgium…