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3D Systems' High-Quality 3D Printed Appearance Models Provide Trade Show Support at Oil & Gas Industry Event

3D Systems' High-Quality 3D Printed Appearance Models Provide Trade Show Support at Oil & Gas Industry Event

Large-scale parts and machines are not always the easiest, or cheapest, objects to bring to a trade show or conference. But 2D photographs just don’t offer the same kind of experience as actually seeing the object for yourself, so sometimes the next best option is a scale or appearance model, which can offer support at […]

Large-scale parts and machines are not always the easiest, or cheapest, objects to bring to a trade show or conference. But 2D photographs just don’t offer the same kind of experience as actually seeing the object for yourself, so sometimes the next best option...
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...
New Balance Uses Ultrasonic Equipment and Sieves to Ensure High Powder Throughput For 3D Printed Midsoles

New Balance Uses Ultrasonic Equipment and Sieves to Ensure High Powder Throughput For 3D Printed Midsoles

Established in 1906, New Balance is one of the world’s largest shoe manufacturers. Way back in 2013, the company, which also makes athletic clothing, used 3D printing technology for the first time to create custom spike plates for track athlete Jack Bolas. The company continued to supply customized 3D printed spikes and cleats to its sponsored athletes, but […]

Established in 1906, New Balance is one of the world’s largest shoe manufacturers. Way back in 2013, the company, which also makes athletic clothing, used 3D printing technology for the first time to create custom spike plates for track athlete Jack Bolas. The...
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...
3D Systems' Scott Cost Discusses What Goes Into the Production of SLS 3D Printing Materials

3D Systems' Scott Cost Discusses What Goes Into the Production of SLS 3D Printing Materials

3D Systems is known for many things, with long experience in SLS 3D printers and 3D printing materials being among them. Those materials involve a great deal of work to develop, with most people having no idea what goes into the behind-the-scenes complexities. Each material is highly specialized and carefully developed for strength, for elongation, […]

3D Systems is known for many things, with long experience in SLS 3D printers and 3D printing materials being among them. Those materials involve a great deal of work to develop, with most people having no idea what goes into the behind-the-scenes complexities. Each...
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...
3D Printing News Briefs: December 1, 2017

3D Printing News Briefs: December 1, 2017

Happy December! Rather than worrying about how much you have left to do in the few short weeks before the holidays, why not use that time in a more productive way and check out this month’s first edition of 3D Printing News Briefs? We’re starting with some contest news from Sinterit and Solvay, then getting […]

Happy December! Rather than worrying about how much you have left to do in the few short weeks before the holidays, why not use that time in a more productive way and check out this month’s first edition of 3D Printing News Briefs? We’re starting with some...
formnext: BASF 3D Printing Solutions Announces New Partnerships and Strategic Alliance to Develop 3D Printing Materials

formnext: BASF 3D Printing Solutions Announces New Partnerships and Strategic Alliance to Develop 3D Printing Materials

If there’s one thing we know about BASF, it’s that the global chemical company is putting forth all of its available resources in order to climb to the top of the next-generation 3D printing materials mountain. Collaborations are key in the 3D printing world, and BASF has been busily setting up partnerships all across the industry […]

If there’s one thing we know about BASF, it’s that the global chemical company is putting forth all of its available resources in order to climb to the top of the next-generation 3D printing materials mountain. Collaborations are key in the 3D printing...
Farewell My Concubine: Designers 3D Print Beijing Opera Costumes

Farewell My Concubine: Designers 3D Print Beijing Opera Costumes

Today we see the juxtaposition of the very old and traditional mixed with progressive new technology such as 3D printing. This is happening as many countries begin to embrace new ways to fabricate parts—and even props, as demonstrated by PhD students from the famous London Royal College of Art, Mingjing Lin and Tsai-Chun Huang, within […]

Today we see the juxtaposition of the very old and traditional mixed with progressive new technology such as 3D printing. This is happening as many countries begin to embrace new ways to fabricate parts—and even props, as demonstrated by PhD students from the famous...
3D Printing Materials: Carbon Introduces Biocompatible SIL 30, ARRK Europe Adds a New Flexible SLS Material

3D Printing Materials: Carbon Introduces Biocompatible SIL 30, ARRK Europe Adds a New Flexible SLS Material

Carbon became known to the world when it unveiled its CLIP 3D printing technology a couple of years ago, quickly grabbing attention with its unprecedented print speeds and advanced, programmable materials. Those materials play a huge part in making the technology work as well as it does, with their complexity and engineering-grade properties, and form a […]

Carbon became known to the world when it unveiled its CLIP 3D printing technology a couple of years ago, quickly grabbing attention with its unprecedented print speeds and advanced, programmable materials. Those materials play a huge part in making the technology work...
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...
Polish Company Glaze Prosthetics Offers Customizable 3D Printed Prosthetics

Polish Company Glaze Prosthetics Offers Customizable 3D Printed Prosthetics

Obviously, it’s not the easiest thing to be missing a limb – even if you have prosthetic devices that can help you perform different tasks and activities, it’s still a struggle doing things on your own. While we hear a lot about 3D printed prosthetics these days, that doesn’t change the fact that the market for […]

Obviously, it’s not the easiest thing to be missing a limb – even if you have prosthetic devices that can help you perform different tasks and activities, it’s still a struggle doing things on your own. While we hear a lot about 3D printed...
3D Printing News Briefs: October 3, 2017

3D Printing News Briefs: October 3, 2017

It’s the first 3D Printing News Briefs of the month, and today we’ll be starting off with a little 3D printing material news, followed by a 3D printed military project, 3D printed aircraft engine parts, and some business news to round out the day. i.materialise has introduced a new finish for its polyamide material, a […]

It’s the first 3D Printing News Briefs of the month, and today we’ll be starting off with a little 3D printing material news, followed by a 3D printed military project, 3D printed aircraft engine parts, and some business news to round out the day....
Want to Win a Sinterit Lisa? Enter the New SLS Printer 3D Design Challenge, Hosted by Sinterit and MyMiniFactory

Want to Win a Sinterit Lisa? Enter the New SLS Printer 3D Design Challenge, Hosted by Sinterit and MyMiniFactory

3D printer company Sinterit, which introduced its first product, the desktop SLS Lisa, two years ago, has recently teamed up with 3D printable model marketplace MyMiniFactory to launch the first consumer SLS printer 3D design challenge. MyMiniFactory is no stranger to hosting design competitions with 3D printer manufacturers, with thousands of entries submitted over the […]

3D printer company Sinterit, which introduced its first product, the desktop SLS Lisa, two years ago, has recently teamed up with 3D printable model marketplace MyMiniFactory to launch the first consumer SLS printer 3D design challenge. MyMiniFactory is no stranger to...
CIPRES and AMT Partner Up to Provide High-Speed 3D Print Surface Finishing to European Customers

CIPRES and AMT Partner Up to Provide High-Speed 3D Print Surface Finishing to European Customers

Surface finishing and coloring post processing solutions are necessary when it comes to producing quality 3D printed parts. In February, Additive Manufacturing Technologies Ltd (AMT) was awarded £624,000 by Innovate UK to lead a consortium in a two-year project to develop and bring to market AMT’s automated, intelligent post-processing machine, PostPro3D, which processes 3D printed polymer parts […]

Surface finishing and coloring post processing solutions are necessary when it comes to producing quality 3D printed parts. In February, Additive Manufacturing Technologies Ltd (AMT) was awarded £624,000 by Innovate UK to lead a consortium in a two-year project to...
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,...
3D Printing News Briefs: September 15, 2017

3D Printing News Briefs: September 15, 2017

Just like earlier this week, today’s edition of 3D Printing News Briefs is bringing you the latest business news from the 3D printing world. We’ve got an update on the TU Eindhoven 3D printed bridge, and BIOLIFE4D has appointed its Chief Medical Officer. Divide By Zero Technologies has won a prestigious award, while the Third […]

Just like earlier this week, today’s edition of 3D Printing News Briefs is bringing you the latest business news from the 3D printing world. We’ve got an update on the TU Eindhoven 3D printed bridge, and BIOLIFE4D has appointed its Chief Medical Officer....
3D Printing News Briefs: September 8, 2017

3D Printing News Briefs: September 8, 2017

In today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, we’re talking about some exciting new centers opening up that specialize in 3D printing technology, an additive manufacturing course and a little medical news, and some interesting 3D printed objects. Thales is creating an industrial center in Morocco that specializes in metal 3D printing, while Z3DFAB opens a Digital […]

In today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, we’re talking about some exciting new centers opening up that specialize in 3D printing technology, an additive manufacturing course and a little medical news, and some interesting 3D printed objects. Thales is creating...
FabRx Turns to SLS 3D Printing Technology for More Effective Customized Medicine Production

FabRx Turns to SLS 3D Printing Technology for More Effective Customized Medicine Production

3D printed pills are still something that make a lot of people raise their eyebrows; compared to other medical applications, they’re not quite as common or well-known yet. There are plenty of reasons why 3D printing medications is a great idea, however. The technology can create personalized pills, with the exact dosage of every medication […]

3D printed pills are still something that make a lot of people raise their eyebrows; compared to other medical applications, they’re not quite as common or well-known yet. There are plenty of reasons why 3D printing medications is a great idea, however. The...
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...
Winners of the 3D Hubs Student Grant Announced - Applicants Used 3D Printing in a Creative Way to Positively Influence the World

Winners of the 3D Hubs Student Grant Announced - Applicants Used 3D Printing in a Creative Way to Positively Influence the World

A little over a year after 3D Hubs, the largest online network of 3D printing services in the world, launched its discount Student Program, it made a further commitment to 3D printing education by introducing its inaugural 3D Hubs Student Grant. Over 449 applicants from 300 universities tried for the grant, which featured three categories: Product […]

A little over a year after 3D Hubs, the largest online network of 3D printing services in the world, launched its discount Student Program, it made a further commitment to 3D printing education by introducing its inaugural 3D Hubs Student Grant. Over 449 applicants...
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...
3D Printing News Briefs: June 13, 2017

3D Printing News Briefs: June 13, 2017

We’re talking about bioprinting and new filaments, trade shows and business in today’s 3D Printing News Briefs. CollPlant has filed a patent application for bioprinting organs and tissues, while both Graphene 3D Lab and BigRep introduced new filaments. CRP Technology will be attending the Rapid.Tech 2017 trade show later this month, and 3Dexter will collaborate with Sightline […]

We’re talking about bioprinting and new filaments, trade shows and business in today’s 3D Printing News Briefs. CollPlant has filed a patent application for bioprinting organs and tissues, while both Graphene 3D Lab and BigRep introduced new filaments. CRP...
Formlabs Announces First SLS 3D Printer Along with Form Cell Automated Production System

Formlabs Announces First SLS 3D Printer Along with Form Cell Automated Production System

Formlabs is famous for SLA 3D printing, having introduced the technology to the desktop with the release of the Form 1 3D printer in 2012. Since then, the company has gone on to become one of the best-known, most well-respected companies in the industry, with the Form 2 regularly appearing on lists of best/most popular […]

Formlabs is famous for SLA 3D printing, having introduced the technology to the desktop with the release of the Form 1 3D printer in 2012. Since then, the company has gone on to become one of the best-known, most well-respected companies in the industry, with the Form...
Daimler Buses 3D Printing Parts for Replacement, Small Series Production, Special Customer Requests

Daimler Buses 3D Printing Parts for Replacement, Small Series Production, Special Customer Requests

Leading automotive manufacturer Daimler AG has fully integrated 3D printing technology into the development process and series production for its commercial vehicles segment. The manufacturer recently teamed up with Premium AEROTEC and EOS to work on developing and implementing next-generation industrial additive manufacturing, and Daimler, the parent company of Mercedes-Benz, put its commercial 3D printers to […]

Leading automotive manufacturer Daimler AG has fully integrated 3D printing technology into the development process and series production for its commercial vehicles segment. The manufacturer recently teamed up with Premium AEROTEC and EOS to work on developing and...
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