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New Research Optimizes Weed Pulling with 3D Printing

Backyard gardeners view weeds as a nuisance to be pulled. They may be viewed even more negatively by the agricultural industry. Uncontrolled weeds on a piece of farmland can damage…

Fraunhofer ILT to Develop Intelligent 3D Printed Sensors for Railway Systems

This past summer, the Fraunhofer Institute for Manufacturing Engineering and Automation (IPA) announced the success of an 18-month project that used ARBURG’s Freeformer 3D printer to produce an inductive proximity…

Researchers Explore Collaborative Learning Potential of 3D Printing Pens

As a result of the pandemic, children have seen their lives upended more than probably any other demographic category. Granted that it has, of course, changed everyone’s lives dramatically, nonetheless,…

The Calm Before the Swarm: Notre Dame Researcher 3D Prints Swarm of Robot Insects

The spread of blueprints for DIY gun manufacture has been one of the most infamous developments in 3D printing’s recent history. But this is, of course, far from the only…

Metal 3D Printing Sustainability to Be Studied by Yale via $100K AMGTA Grant

“Industrial ecology” might sound like an oxymoron, but it’s also an extremely important framework for estimating the long-term sustainability of the business models fundamental to any economy’s critical infrastructure. Yale’s…

Seaweed Bioink Heralds More Sustainable Future for 3D Printing

As 3D printing becomes more common, there is a growing need for specialized inks that can make the process more sustainable. It must also be suitable for creating products like…

3D Print the World’s Oldest Neanderthal Art

If you’re anything like me, you’re fascinated by Neanderthals, that species or subspecies of ancient humans that went extinct, likely due to a combination of factors: climactic shifts, disease, and…

Why is 3D Printing Developing at a Snail’s Pace?

In 2009, I gave a presentation on the state of 3D printing and, out of 18 slides, I’d only have to change one for that talk to be accurate today….

FreeMelt Sells Electron Beam Metal 3D Printer to DESY Particle Accelerator

Sweden-based FreeMelt is pioneering open electron beam powder bed fusion (E-PBF) machines. The company makes open architecture systems where every thinkable parameter is available for change by the user. These…

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3D Printing Market Outlook 2021: Pro Desktop Material Extrusion (FDM, FFF)

In this 2021 Market Outlook, Trends, and Competitive Landscape for the Desktop Material Extrusion Market, we’re continuing a helicopter view of the desktop material extrusion or Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM,…

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3D Printing Market Outlook 2021: Mid-Market Desktop Material Extrusion (FDM, FFF)

In this 2021 Market Outlook, Trends, and Competitive Landscape for the Desktop Material Extrusion Market, we’re continuing our helicopter view of the desktop material extrusion or Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM,…

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3D Printing Market Outlook 2021: Low-Cost Desktop Material Extrusion (FDM, FFF)

In this 2021 Market Outlook, Trends, and Competitive Landscape for the Desktop Material Extrusion Market, we’re going to take a helicopter view of the desktop material extrusion or Fused Deposition…

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3D Printed Implant Device Stimulates Nerves in Bird Brain for Possible Treatment of Human Diseases

Using a new 3D printed microscale implantable device, a team of researchers successfully recorded electrical impulses that drive vocalizations in the peripheral nervous system of birds. Thanks to a customized…

DLP 3D Printing: Mechanical & Strain-Sensing for Carbon Nanotube Reinforced Composites

Researchers from Spain continue the trend for the development of new combinations of materials, detailing their study in the recently published ‘Mechanical and Strain-Sensing Capabilities of Carbon Nanotube Reinforced Composites…

3D Printing Carbon Monoxide Sensors with SnO2 Graphene Nanoink

US researchers have been working to improve methods for detecting carbon monoxide, releasing the details of their recent study in ‘Additive Manufacturing of a Flexible Carbon Monoxide Sensor Based on…

Electronics 3D Printing Part 4: Research Toward the Future

What gets developed in university and corporate labs often defines the next generation of a given technology. While we have covered two of the most established methods for 3D printing…

Launch of 3DPrint.com PRO

We’re happy to announce 3DPrint.com PRO. 3DPrint.com, of course, will always remain free and available for all. But, as you know our parent company also owns SmarTech. SmarTech is a…

Carbon Fiber 3D Printing, Part Seven: R&D

So far in our series on 3D printing carbon fiber and other reinforcement materials, we’ve discussed much about the present state of the technology, including large-scale composite deposition and some of…

Charles River Associates International on Bioprinting

Charles River Associates International is a company that advises governments, law firms, and companies on weighty strategic matters and issues related to specific expertise that the company has. CRA may…

Alchemite Machine Learning Engine Used to Design New Alloy for Direct Laser Deposition 3D Printing

Artificial intelligence (AI) company Intellegens, which is a spin-off from the University of Cambridge, created a unique toolset that can train deep neural networks from noisy or sparse data. The machine…

Auburn University Receives NASA Contract to Develop 3D Printing Techniques to Improve Liquid Rocket Engines

Back in 2015,  Auburn University and NASA signed a Space Act Agreement for the purposes of exploring and advancing additive manufacturing applications and research together. The university has remained committed to 3D printing, and…

3DPrint.com The Year in Review: 3D Printing 2018

2018 was a very exciting year in 3D Printing. If we look at the big trends we can see the rise of startups with tens of millions in investment, market…

New Study Looks at 3D Printing Research Over Last Decade

3D printing is a field of research unto itself, as applications, materials, and machines provide fertile ground for in-depth and fascinating study. How much research is really out there, though?…