Selective Laser Sintering (SLS)

Some Very Old Dragons Get New 3D Printed Life

Some Very Old Dragons Get New 3D Printed Life

In 1761, the Great Pagoda at Kew was commissioned during the reign of King George III. It was a beautiful creation that drew visitors from all around the world, and still does today – it’s been designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. During its early days, the Pagoda was adorned with painted wooden dragons […]

In 1761, the Great Pagoda at Kew was commissioned during the reign of King George III. It was a beautiful creation that drew visitors from all around the world, and still does today – it’s been designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. During its early...
Sinterit Introduces Upgrades to the Original Lisa Desktop SLS 3D Printer

Sinterit Introduces Upgrades to the Original Lisa Desktop SLS 3D Printer

Selective Laser Sintering (SLS) 3D printing has come a long way in just a few years, and some of the technology’s recent increased popularity can be traced to Sinterit and its novel 3D printer, the Lisa, which brought SLS 3D printing to the desktop and made it affordable and accessible for small and medium-sized businesses for a wide […]

Selective Laser Sintering (SLS) 3D printing has come a long way in just a few years, and some of the technology’s recent increased popularity can be traced to Sinterit and its novel 3D printer, the Lisa, which brought SLS 3D printing to the desktop and made it...
Aerosint to Advance Multi-Material 3D Printing Technology with New Investment Funding

Aerosint to Advance Multi-Material 3D Printing Technology with New Investment Funding

SLS (Selective Laser Sintering) is a popular 3D printing method for good reason. It produces functional, complex, durable parts without requiring support structures, meaning that finished parts require relatively little post-processing. The technology was invented more than three decades ago and has been reliable and effective in all its years of existence, but there’s been […]

SLS (Selective Laser Sintering) is a popular 3D printing method for good reason. It produces functional, complex, durable parts without requiring support structures, meaning that finished parts require relatively little post-processing. The technology was invented...
3D Printed Designs Highlight the Miss South Africa Pageant

3D Printed Designs Highlight the Miss South Africa Pageant

Recently, the Miss South Africa pageant took place. The winner was 23-year-old medical student Tamaryn Green, but the 2011 winner, Melinda Bam, also had a place in the spotlight this year. Since winning the title seven years ago, Bam has gone on to found her own swimsuit line, called Bambshell, which provided the swimsuits for […]

Recently, the Miss South Africa pageant took place. The winner was 23-year-old medical student Tamaryn Green, but the 2011 winner, Melinda Bam, also had a place in the spotlight this year. Since winning the title seven years ago, Bam has gone on to found her own...
Collaborative Project Focuses on Development of Advanced Materials for 3D Printing and 4D Printing

Collaborative Project Focuses on Development of Advanced Materials for 3D Printing and 4D Printing

Brightlands Materials Center is a research and development center focused on polymeric materials, or plastics. Plastic isn’t exactly what most people think of when imagining a sustainable future, but Brightlands is dedicated to promoting the responsible use of polymeric materials as it develops advanced applications. The center has three major areas of focus: Lightweight Automotive, Sustainable […]

Brightlands Materials Center is a research and development center focused on polymeric materials, or plastics. Plastic isn’t exactly what most people think of when imagining a sustainable future, but Brightlands is dedicated to promoting the responsible use of...
Xometry Goes Off the Wall in 3D Printing Materials Experiment to Test Durability

Xometry Goes Off the Wall in 3D Printing Materials Experiment to Test Durability

Xometry, an on-demand manufacturing and 3D printing service provider founded in 2014, is advancing manufacturing in the US with its proprietary machine learning-based software platform. This platform, which offers multiple on-demand manufacturing services, from urethane casting and sheet metal fabrication to CNC machining, injection molding, and 3D printing, makes it easy for product engineers to streamline […]

Xometry, an on-demand manufacturing and 3D printing service provider founded in 2014, is advancing manufacturing in the US with its proprietary machine learning-based software platform. This platform, which offers multiple on-demand manufacturing services, from...
AFRL Researchers Successfully 3D Print High-Temperature, Carbon Fiber-Reinforced Polymer Composite Parts

AFRL Researchers Successfully 3D Print High-Temperature, Carbon Fiber-Reinforced Polymer Composite Parts

Together with researchers from the University of Louisville and NASA’s Glenn Research Center, the Materials and Manufacturing Directorate at the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) are looking into high-temperature polymer 3D printing for aerospace applications. Located at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base (WPAFB) near Dayton, Ohio, AFRL researchers are bringing the heat to the kitchen, and have […]

Together with researchers from the University of Louisville and NASA’s Glenn Research Center, the Materials and Manufacturing Directorate at the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) are looking into high-temperature polymer 3D printing for aerospace...
3D Printed Gnome Launches into the Stratosphere to Celebrate 100 Years of Polish Independence

3D Printed Gnome Launches into the Stratosphere to Celebrate 100 Years of Polish Independence

My hometown mascot is the panther…or at least it’s the mascot for all of our sports teams. After each touchdown the high school football team scores, you’ll hear a panther snarl played over the loudspeakers that sounds (not at all silly) very ferocious, which is more than I can say about anything regarding my college mascot […]

My hometown mascot is the panther…or at least it’s the mascot for all of our sports teams. After each touchdown the high school football team scores, you’ll hear a panther snarl played over the loudspeakers that sounds (not at all silly) very...
3D Printing in Automotive Applications: Tooling, Spare Parts, Race Car Components

3D Printing in Automotive Applications: Tooling, Spare Parts, Race Car Components

3D printing can be used on the automotive assembly line to make car parts, components, and prototypes that are more lightweight and have faster turnaround times, as well as production of replacement and spare parts. Several announcements today highlight the major efforts automakers are employing to bring additive manufacturing into their workflows. Michigan-based Ford Motor […]

3D printing can be used on the automotive assembly line to make car parts, components, and prototypes that are more lightweight and have faster turnaround times, as well as production of replacement and spare parts. Several announcements today highlight the major...
Designer Uses Sinterit Lisa and Autodesk Netfabb to Design and 3D Print Children’s Protective Face Mask

Designer Uses Sinterit Lisa and Autodesk Netfabb to Design and 3D Print Children’s Protective Face Mask

We see a lot of 3D printed masks here on 3DPrint.com, and while plenty are designed for fun events like Halloween parties and cosplay, many 3D printed masks serve very specific purposes in the medical field. One example we’ve seen is a 3D printed air-filtering face mask, an unfortunately necessary accessory in cities where the […]

We see a lot of 3D printed masks here on 3DPrint.com, and while plenty are designed for fun events like Halloween parties and cosplay, many 3D printed masks serve very specific purposes in the medical field. One example we’ve seen is a 3D printed air-filtering...
3D Printing or Another Process? How to Choose the Right Rapid Prototyping Technology

3D Printing or Another Process? How to Choose the Right Rapid Prototyping Technology

With so many different types of manufacturing methods available, it’s difficult sometimes to know how to choose the one that is best for your needs. Rapid prototyping offers numerous benefits, but there are a wide range of rapid prototyping methods to choose from, each offering something a little different, and it can be overwhelming trying […]

With so many different types of manufacturing methods available, it’s difficult sometimes to know how to choose the one that is best for your needs. Rapid prototyping offers numerous benefits, but there are a wide range of rapid prototyping methods to choose...
Prosthetic Leg Prototype Designed to Improve Balance and Mobility for Dogs

Prosthetic Leg Prototype Designed to Improve Balance and Mobility for Dogs

We’ve seen birds, tortoises, lizards, and cats get a new lease on life thanks to 3D printed prosthetic limbs, but more often, it seems, we hear about puppies and dogs that benefit from the use of 3D printed prosthetics – though the technology doesn’t always end up being the right choice. Recently, Model Solution, a provider […]

We’ve seen birds, tortoises, lizards, and cats get a new lease on life thanks to 3D printed prosthetic limbs, but more often, it seems, we hear about puppies and dogs that benefit from the use of 3D printed prosthetics – though the technology doesn’t...
Daimler Trucks North America Pilots Program for 3D Printed Spare Parts

Daimler Trucks North America Pilots Program for 3D Printed Spare Parts

Automotive manufacturer Daimler AG, the parent company of Mercedes-Benz, is no stranger to 3D printing – its commercial vehicles segment has fully integrated the technology into its development process and series production workflow. The company produces over 100,000 prototype parts for its individual company divisions each year, and has utilized 3D printing to help Mercedes-Benz Trucks deliver thousands of on-demand replacement […]

Automotive manufacturer Daimler AG, the parent company of Mercedes-Benz, is no stranger to 3D printing – its commercial vehicles segment has fully integrated the technology into its development process and series production workflow. The company produces over...
First Look at Two New Professional 3D Printers from Sharebot

First Look at Two New Professional 3D Printers from Sharebot

Earlier this week, Italy-based Sharebot, which manufactures professional 3D printers, announced that it had welcomed two new shareholders, both of which already distribute the company’s 3Delux dental 3D printer. Now, the company has let 3DPrint.com in on its own formnext announcements with a first look at its upcoming releases, about which Sharebot will be sharing […]

Earlier this week, Italy-based Sharebot, which manufactures professional 3D printers, announced that it had welcomed two new shareholders, both of which already distribute the company’s 3Delux dental 3D printer. Now, the company has let 3DPrint.com in on its own...
Now On Kickstarter: Natural Robotics’ Desktop SLS 3D Printer and the Latest Zimpure 3D Printer Filtering Solution

Now On Kickstarter: Natural Robotics’ Desktop SLS 3D Printer and the Latest Zimpure 3D Printer Filtering Solution

Crowdfunding campaigns are a great and very popular way to raise funds for new technologies, projects, and products. One of the top sites for these campaigns is Kickstarter, and as we regularly hear about more promising startups we work to keep up-to-date on the latest 3D printing-related Kickstarter campaigns, whether it’s for a 3D printed product or […]

Crowdfunding campaigns are a great and very popular way to raise funds for new technologies, projects, and products. One of the top sites for these campaigns is Kickstarter, and as we regularly hear about more promising startups we work to keep up-to-date on the...
SLS 3D Printing Leads to Better Augmented Reality Glasses

SLS 3D Printing Leads to Better Augmented Reality Glasses

Augmented reality has, believe it or not, been around since 1968, although it didn’t start making significant progress until the 21st century. Many people think of augmented reality, or AR, as purely an entertainment technology, meant for things like Pokémon Go and other games. It’s actually an extremely useful technology in the workplace, however, particularly […]

Augmented reality has, believe it or not, been around since 1968, although it didn’t start making significant progress until the 21st century. Many people think of augmented reality, or AR, as purely an entertainment technology, meant for things like Pokémon Go...
Low Cost Selective Laser Sintering: The Innovator’s Dilemma in Powder?

Low Cost Selective Laser Sintering: The Innovator’s Dilemma in Powder?

Selective Laser Sintering is also called powder bed fusion and SLS. The SLS process sees a bed of polymer powder selectively sintered by a laser. A new layer is applied and this is then also hardened with unsintered powder acting as a support. Dominated by EOS Gmbh, SLS is probably the most high volume, high […]

Selective Laser Sintering is also called powder bed fusion and SLS. The SLS process sees a bed of polymer powder selectively sintered by a laser. A new layer is applied and this is then also hardened with unsintered powder acting as a support. Dominated by EOS Gmbh,...
Polish Designer Uses Sinterit Lisa 3D Printer to Make Exoskeleton Arms for Children with Spinal Muscular Atrophy

Polish Designer Uses Sinterit Lisa 3D Printer to Make Exoskeleton Arms for Children with Spinal Muscular Atrophy

I’ve heard it said that a kid’s main job is just to be a kid – go play, and enjoy the time before adult problems start crowding in. However, I imagine it’s pretty tough to just be a kid when you have a genetic neuromuscular disease like Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA), which means that you […]

I’ve heard it said that a kid’s main job is just to be a kid – go play, and enjoy the time before adult problems start crowding in. However, I imagine it’s pretty tough to just be a kid when you have a genetic neuromuscular disease like Spinal...
3D Printing in Mass Production: IKEA Announces the Upcoming Release of Its Unique 3D Printed Collection

3D Printing in Mass Production: IKEA Announces the Upcoming Release of Its Unique 3D Printed Collection

I’m always a little wary about going to IKEA, because I know I’ll end up buying something I absolutely do not need. But I usually risk it anyway, because I really enjoy the experience of walking through that massive store maze, surrounded by beautifully furnished room setups and checking out all of the random clearance items […]

I’m always a little wary about going to IKEA, because I know I’ll end up buying something I absolutely do not need. But I usually risk it anyway, because I really enjoy the experience of walking through that massive store maze, surrounded by beautifully...
Sinterit Introduces Powder Sieve to Complement the Lisa 3D Printer – First Desktop SLS System on the Market

Sinterit Introduces Powder Sieve to Complement the Lisa 3D Printer – First Desktop SLS System on the Market

In 2014, we were introduced to Sinterit, founded by a group of former Google employees who formed their own 3D printer company. Their first product was the Lisa, an affordable SLS 3D printer that debuted in 2015. The 3D printer and the company have both shown a great deal of promise, with Sinterit bringing in a […]

In 2014, we were introduced to Sinterit, founded by a group of former Google employees who formed their own 3D printer company. Their first product was the Lisa, an affordable SLS 3D printer that debuted in 2015. The 3D printer and the company have both shown a great...
DyeMansion Wins German Accelerator Tech Program, Bringing DM60 Coloring System for 3D Printed Parts to Silicon Valley

DyeMansion Wins German Accelerator Tech Program, Bringing DM60 Coloring System for 3D Printed Parts to Silicon Valley

We’ve been following the progress and growth of Munich-based DyeMansion, which developed the world’s first coloring system for parts additively manufactured from powder, since the innovative startup welcomed EOS founder Dr. Hans Langer as a shareholder and angel investor back in 2015. The company, also known for its unique post-processing technology for SLS 3D printed […]

We’ve been following the progress and growth of Munich-based DyeMansion, which developed the world’s first coloring system for parts additively manufactured from powder, since the innovative startup welcomed EOS founder Dr. Hans Langer as a shareholder and...
DyeMansion Takes 3D Printing Color Technology to AMUG, Looking Forward to Future Events & Business in the US

DyeMansion Takes 3D Printing Color Technology to AMUG, Looking Forward to Future Events & Business in the US

Last week, the Additive Manufacturing Users Group (AMUG) held its annual conference in Chicago, where companies working with 3D printing technologies gathered for a week to talk technology. Recently, we spoke with Munich-based company DyeMansion, which made its first official visit to North America to attend AMUG 2017. As we talked to the team, they […]

Last week, the Additive Manufacturing Users Group (AMUG) held its annual conference in Chicago, where companies working with 3D printing technologies gathered for a week to talk technology. Recently, we spoke with Munich-based company DyeMansion, which made its first...
Xometry Offers a Quick Guide to Choosing the Right Additive Materials

Xometry Offers a Quick Guide to Choosing the Right Additive Materials

Additive manufacturing is an effective way to produce both prototype and production parts, often at a fraction of the price and much faster than traditional manufacturing processes.  Xometry’s advanced manufacturing platform provides a streamlined way for engineers and designers to get instant pricing, lead times and manufacturability feedback. All it takes is a 3D CAD file.  […]

Additive manufacturing is an effective way to produce both prototype and production parts, often at a fraction of the price and much faster than traditional manufacturing processes.  Xometry’s advanced manufacturing platform provides a streamlined way for...
There’s Still Time! Register for Free August 4th Webinar on 3D Printing Technologies Presented by 3DPrint.com and Formlabs

There’s Still Time! Register for Free August 4th Webinar on 3D Printing Technologies Presented by 3DPrint.com and Formlabs

One thing I like about working for 3DPrint.com is the fact that while we’re a news site, we’re not just a news site. Our goal is to provide our readers with the most comprehensive coverage of the 3D printing industry possible, and lately we’ve been branching out by offering some educational services as well. In June we […]

One thing I like about working for 3DPrint.com is the fact that while we’re a news site, we’re not just a news site. Our goal is to provide our readers with the most comprehensive coverage of the 3D printing industry possible, and lately we’ve been...
Sign Up Now for the Free August 4th Webinar Hosted by 3DPrint.com & Formlabs: How to Choose the Right 3D Printing Technology – FDM vs SLA vs SLS

Sign Up Now for the Free August 4th Webinar Hosted by 3DPrint.com & Formlabs: How to Choose the Right 3D Printing Technology – FDM vs SLA vs SLS

They may have only been in the 3D printing space for five years max, but Formlabs has made good use of their time. Producing some impressive 3D printers, the Form 1+ and the Form 2, the Somerville, Massachusetts-headquartered manufacturer has focused on quality over quantity in a very condensed manner, with more than considerable success. Offering smart, high-resolution printing […]

They may have only been in the 3D printing space for five years max, but Formlabs has made good use of their time. Producing some impressive 3D printers, the Form 1+ and the Form 2, the Somerville, Massachusetts-headquartered manufacturer has focused on quality over...
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