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3D Printing News Unpeeled: Tails, Wasteful 3D Prints & Salmonella

A photo on Reddit of a user making a color 3D printed model and getting 15 times the amount of waste has sparked a mini debate. But, with a 1000…

New IN-VISION Light Engine with Multiple Exposures Presents Exciting Opportunities for 3D Printing

Just a few companies produce the light engines that power vat polymerization and powder bed fusion 3D printers. Among them is IN-VISION, an Austrian company that specializes in using Texas…

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To Tax Credit or Not to Tax Credit: Navigating R&D Opportunities in the 3D Printing Industry

When it comes to research and development (R&D), the landscape can be downright Kafkaesque, with startups and established firms alike grappling with whether to use tax credits—particularly as new developments…

NASA and LSU to Mooncast Future with Sulfur and Regolith 3D Printing

With the return to the Moon on the horizon, Louisiana State University (LSU) and NASA are joining forces in a new project that aims to use lunar materials for robotic…

Diabetes Treatment Gets Sci-Fi Upgrade with 3D Printed Microdevice Eye Implant

In a revolutionary step forward, researchers have 3D printed a biohybrid microstructure designed specifically for diabetes treatment. This innovation, stemming from a collaboration between the KTH Royal Institute of Technology…

3D Printing News Unpeeled: Nigerian Oil Fields, 3D Printing Medicine & Brain Cells

Nigerian oilfield services firm RusselSmith Group has gotten approval from regulator the Nigerian Upstream Petroleum Regulatory Commission (NUPRC) to use PEEK 3D printed parts from Roboze’s material extrusion platform in oil field…

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The 8th Consecutive AM Salary Study from Alexander Daniels Global Launches

Alexander Daniels Global, the specialist recruitment company for the additive manufacturing (AM) industry, has initiated the data collection process for its annual global Additive Manufacturing Salary Survey. This marks the…

3D Printing News Briefs, August 19, 2023: Geopolymer Construction, FDA Clearance, & More

In 3D Printing News Briefs today, Carbon has announced several improvements to its platform, and Renca printed a house with its geopolymer 3D printing mortar. In medical news, Axial3D has…

Tokyo Researchers Demonstrate Unaided Self-Folding 4D Printed Origami

A group from The University of Tokyo’s Department of Electrical Engineering and Information Systems recently published an article about their method to 4D print high resolution self-folding origami structures. Their…

New Technique Enables Intermixing Materials in SLA 3D Printing

Each of form of 3D printing comes with its own unique sets of advantages and disadvantages, forcing users to navigate through these tradeoffs. For instance, fused deposition modeling is known…

European Teams Examine the Combined Impacts of 3D Printing and Subtractive Manufacturing

As many in the additive manufacturing (AM) industry know, 3D printing alone often doesn’t cut it and can be best combined with subtractive processes to finish parts. For many applications,…

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…