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Boeing to Open New 3D Printing R&D Facility in Scotland with NMIS

Cash just continues to be infused into 3D printing, particularly in aerospace, with the introduction of new facilities continuing around the world. Now, the National Manufacturing Institute Scotland (NMIS) in…

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First Rocket from UK Soil: the Orbex Prime 3D Printed Rocket

In what could be considered a major step forward for the United Kingdom (UK)’s space program, Orbex announced it will be the first company to launch its rocket into orbit…

3D Printing News Briefs, June 3, 2020: Tethon 3D, SolidLine, Scottish Enterprise, Phillips Corporation

We’re telling you about a new material in today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, followed by some business news and a military partnership. Tethon 3D is launching a new material, while…

Skyrora’s 3D Printed-Engine Rocket Completes First UK Ground Test in 50 Years

In the 1960s, the British space program forged an initiative that led some of the country’s brightest minds to develop rockets, spaceflight capabilities, and satellites at its largest testing facility….

3D Scanning Reveals Details of Ancient Scottish Standing Stone

On the northeast edge of the town of Forres in Moray, Scotland stands a 21-foot-tall stone known as Sueno’s Stone. Experts have described the stone, which dates back to the…

Skyrora Uses Advanced Manufacturing, 3D Printing for Soon-to-Launch Rocket

In recent years, small satellites, or smallsats, have been in high demand. Less expensive and easier to launch than a full-sized satellite, smallsats and CubeSats can be launched into space…

UK Researchers Continue Work on Nanokick Bioreactor, Progressing Toward 3D Printing Living Bone

The University of Glasgow received a £2.8 million grant in late 2016 in order to develop 3D printed bone for survivors of landmine blasts, which kill roughly 4,300 people each…

3D Printing Helps to Make New Ears for Young Microtia Patients

We’ve seen cancer patients and car crash victims receive 3D printed ears after losing an existing ear, but what about children who were born with an ear that hadn’t completely…

Should Scientists Reconsider the Romer’s Gap? Paleontologist Thinks So, After 3D Scanning Reveals Ancient Tetrapod Fossil Inside a Rock

Most humans enjoy something that is of great importance to our place in the natural history of the world, but that you likely don’t even think about much, unless you’re…

Facial Reconstruction Experts Release Digital 3D Images of Robert the Bruce

Robert the Bruce, who defeated England’s Edward II in the early 1300s and brought about Scotland’s independence, is back in the 3D printing news headlines again, a little over a year…

Recreating Iron Age Jewelry with 3D Printing

The Orkney Islands are an archipelago off the northern coast of Scotland. Comprised of 70 islands, about 20 of which are inhabited, it has a rich and storied history and…

3D Tech Eases Children’s Fears, Streamlines the Process During Ear Implant Procedure

Undergoing even a routine medical procedure can be unnerving, no matter your age. But for children, whose understanding of rules and confidence in strangers is just developing, it can be…

Downloads from LayerTrove: Make 3D Printing Disappointment a Thing of the Past—From the Space Shuttle to the Hulk

The world of design is vibrant and vast, and ever growing in this futuristic 3D age. It is, however, undeniably overshadowed in many cases by the intrinsic and powerful magic…

Helping Humans & Reducing Animal Testing: Scottish Researchers 3D Print Malignant Brain Tumors

The 3D printing of cells and tissues, along with other new techniques in bioprinting, offer all sorts of new hope to patients around the world with a variety of conditions…

3D Model of Centuries-Old Skull from Battle of Culloden Reveals New Information

Every now and then we have to freshen up on our military history. Why? Because 3D modeling and printing technology is being used to enhance artifact research and produce replicas of weapons used in historic battles. Occasionally it is also used…

3D Imaging of Loch Ness Gives Nessie Believers New Hope

Don’t give up on Nessie just yet. Just because there has been absolutely no proof that she is real and all human capacity for reasoning denies the probability of her existence…

Scottish Researchers are 3D Printing Extremely Delicate Stem Cells

3D printing has gained a strong foothold in numerous areas of the medical industry today, where innovators are making impressive and significant impacts with 3D printed models that help in diagnosing…

REALISE Soundscapes: Preserve Audio Memories with 3D Printed Souvenirs

What is the soundtrack to your life? Whether it’s the hum of traffic, the clickclack of a backlit keyboard, or the din of a bustling storefront, you probably also enjoy…

3D Printing Reconstructs Destroyed 685-Year-Old Tomb of Scottish King Robert the Bruce

3D printing has been making its mark in museums and historical institutions over the past couple of years. We’ve seen it used to virtually ‘back up’ museum artifacts, hence allowing…