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3D Printed Simpsons and Futurama Mini TVs Made for Mini-Bingeing

Combining Homer’s addiction to television with Professor Farnsworth’s love for outlandish gadgetry, ingenious fans are taking love for Matt Groening’s content to the next level – and well into the…

Ancient Cephalopods Swam Vertically, 3D Printed Replicas Reveal

There are multiple examples of 3D printing, 3D scanning, and other related technologies being used to help shed light on, and answer questions about, creatures that walked this planet long…

3D Printing and COVID-19, April 20, 2020 Update

Companies, organizations and individuals continue to attempt to lend support to the COVID-19 pandemic supply effort. We will be providing regular updates about these initiatives where necessary in an attempt to ensure…

The Oil and Gas Business is Catching Up with 3D Printing

Billions of people depend on the oil and gas industry. In 2018 the global demand for crude oil alone was more than 99 million barrels per day, that’s a 16%…

3D Printing News Briefs: October 10, 2018

It’s business news as usual to kick things off in today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, and then we’re moving on to a little medical and metal 3D printing news, followed…

Ivaldi Group and Wilhelmsen Collaborate on On Demand 3D Printing of Marine Parts

Ivaldi Group is a specialized company that wishes to bring 3D printing to the marine and offshore industries. By leveraging 3D printing the company hopes to repair, retrofit and extend…

3D Printing & EV Charging Stations

The use of electric vehicles (EV) has been increasing over the past few years due to the introduction of new technology and products. Around 17,800 gas stations contain electric charging stations,…

Cal Poly Students 3D Print a Steering Wheel for Shell Eco-marathon Race Car

Typically, when 3D printing is put to work on the race track, it’s used to increase performance and make the cars go faster. But when it comes to the annual…

Keeping Baby Tortoises Safe with 3D Printing: Update on 3D Printed ‘Techno-Tortoise’ Shells

You may remember, from last fall, seeing a 3D printable birdhouse that was resistant to predators, thanks to its durable, double-shell design and high entrance to keep chicks inside. There…

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…

Formlabs Explains How to Use 3D Printed Pewter Casting Molds to Make Full Metal Miniatures

Let’s say you have a cool digital sculpture that you’d like to print into a figurine…no problem, that’s not difficult. But here’s where it can get tricky – what if…

Researchers Improve Upon Trabecular Bone-Inspired 3D Printing Infill with New Algorithm

Whenever someone picks up one of the various 3D prints I have on my desk, they usually exclaim over how light it is. While a lot of that has to…

Student Designers 3D Print Car for Shell Eco-Marathon Challenge

The mantra of form follows function belies the complexity which makes any response to a given design directive more a chaotic system than an orderly progression. Nowhere was this more clearly…