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Elegant 3D Printed B3RD Flaps as Playful Mechanical Art

Elegant 3D Printed B3RD Flaps as Playful Mechanical Art

Designer Mike Le Page, PhD loves birds, and it shows in his 3D printed creations, which have continued to evolve over time. In 2016, he first introduced his 3D printed Dove, a sculpture with flapping wings that he was inspired to create as a response to the wars happening around the world. He followed that […]

Designer Mike Le Page, PhD loves birds, and it shows in his 3D printed creations, which have continued to evolve over time. In 2016, he first introduced his 3D printed Dove, a sculpture with flapping wings that he was inspired to create as a response to the wars...
3D Printing Business: Inside Protolabs

3D Printing Business: Inside Protolabs

Prototyping is a critical part of manufacturing, and in this business, time is money. Minnesota-based Protolabs Inc. understands this, having been founded on the basis of providing speedier services to enhance the workflow for industry and now positioning itself as “the world’s fastest manufacturer of custom prototypes and on-demand production parts.” Over the company’s nearly two-decade […]

Prototyping is a critical part of manufacturing, and in this business, time is money. Minnesota-based Protolabs Inc. understands this, having been founded on the basis of providing speedier services to enhance the workflow for industry and now positioning itself...
Morphi Rings in the New Year With New Materials Tool

Morphi Rings in the New Year With New Materials Tool

Morphi, the 3D design app for education, has become increasingly versatile. Over the past year, the Morphi team has integrated AR and VR into the program and integrated it into Apple’s ARKit. They redesigned the user interface, enhanced the 2D to 3D tools, added obj file export, and expanded import and export to include Google Drive, […]

Morphi, the 3D design app for education, has become increasingly versatile. Over the past year, the Morphi team has integrated AR and VR into the program and integrated it into Apple’s ARKit. They redesigned the user interface, enhanced the 2D to 3D tools, added...
Ironhead Studio's 3D Printing Creates the Power of Hela's Headdress

Ironhead Studio's 3D Printing Creates the Power of Hela's Headdress

Thor: Ragnarok is out in theaters and it’s making a splash at the box office and in reviews, The Washington Post‘s Michael O’Sullivan calling it, “a delicious blend of meaty action and sublime silliness.” It’s probably not going to bump serious films like The Godfather or The Shawshank Redemption out of their spots, but it’s well […]

Thor: Ragnarok is out in theaters and it’s making a splash at the box office and in reviews, The Washington Post‘s Michael O’Sullivan calling it, “a delicious blend of meaty action and sublime silliness.” It’s probably not going to...
Emirates Airline Debuts New 3D Printed Interior Cabin Components

Emirates Airline Debuts New 3D Printed Interior Cabin Components

3D printing has been up in the air for a while now. Companies like Airbus have been utilizing the technology to create numerous components for their aircraft; the 3D printed parts used by Airbus, in fact, number in the thousands. Earlier this year, the first FAA-approved structural titanium aircraft component was produced, signaling 3D printing’s arrival […]

3D printing has been up in the air for a while now. Companies like Airbus have been utilizing the technology to create numerous components for their aircraft; the 3D printed parts used by Airbus, in fact, number in the thousands. Earlier this year, the first...
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,...
Advanced 3D Printing Materials: Oxford Performance Materials Commercializes Proprietary OXPEKK Custom Compounds

Advanced 3D Printing Materials: Oxford Performance Materials Commercializes Proprietary OXPEKK Custom Compounds

As additive manufacturing, otherwise known as 3D printing, begins to find more applications, there becomes an apparent need for higher-performance materials. Oxford Performance Materials Inc. (OPM), based out of South Windsor, Connecticut, has officially announced a commercial launch of their high-performance material family — OXPEKK. “OXPEKK is a special breed of polymer with a desirable […]

As additive manufacturing, otherwise known as 3D printing, begins to find more applications, there becomes an apparent need for higher-performance materials. Oxford Performance Materials Inc. (OPM), based out of South Windsor, Connecticut, has officially announced a...
Olaf Diegel Goes Heavy Metal with Nylon 3D Printed Skeletor Microphone

Olaf Diegel Goes Heavy Metal with Nylon 3D Printed Skeletor Microphone

“Multitalented” is a good word to describe Olaf Diegel, but it may be a bit of an understatement. The design engineer works as a professor of product development at Sweden’s Lund University and an Associate Consultant with Wohlers Associates, as a principal author of the industry-known Wohlers Report and teaching new design for additive manufacturing courses, and still […]

“Multitalented” is a good word to describe Olaf Diegel, but it may be a bit of an understatement. The design engineer works as a professor of product development at Sweden’s Lund University and an Associate Consultant with Wohlers Associates, as a...
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...
London-Based Student Creates Customized High-End Camera with 3D Printing Technology

London-Based Student Creates Customized High-End Camera with 3D Printing Technology

London-based student Paul Kohlhaussen designed and assembled a camera as a product design entry to the 3D Hubs Student Grant. Kohlhaussen created a fully functioning 3D printed camera inspired by three high-end cameras which he couldn’t afford. Kohlhaussen’s 3D printed camera replicated the features of the $5,000 Mamiya 7, the discontinued Hasselblad XPan and the […]

London-based student Paul Kohlhaussen designed and assembled a camera as a product design entry to the 3D Hubs Student Grant. Kohlhaussen created a fully functioning 3D printed camera inspired by three high-end cameras which he couldn’t afford. Kohlhaussen’s 3D...
It's No Fairytale: Todd Grimm Shares His Treasure Trove of 3D Printing News at RAPID

It's No Fairytale: Todd Grimm Shares His Treasure Trove of 3D Printing News at RAPID

This year’s RAPID + TCT was jam packed with new 3D printing technology and was by far the largest 3D printing expo that I’ve personally seen. There was an awful lot to take in. So where to begin? If only there was a rundown highlighting some of the most significant new technologies that attendees were to […]

This year’s RAPID + TCT was jam packed with new 3D printing technology and was by far the largest 3D printing expo that I’ve personally seen. There was an awful lot to take in. So where to begin? If only there was a rundown highlighting some of the most...
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...
3D Printing Market is Picking Up, Driving Prices Down: 3D Systems Cuts SLS 3D Printer Prices by 30%

3D Printing Market is Picking Up, Driving Prices Down: 3D Systems Cuts SLS 3D Printer Prices by 30%

The business of 3D printing is substantively different today than it was even last year. Industry experts including those at Wohlers Associates, SmarTech Publishing, CONTEXT, and more are noting with increased regularity: competition is heating up. The shape of the industry is evolving as more participants bring new 3D printers, new materials and new 3D printing technologies […]

The business of 3D printing is substantively different today than it was even last year. Industry experts including those at Wohlers Associates, SmarTech Publishing, CONTEXT, and more are noting with increased regularity: competition is heating up. The shape of the...
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...
3D Printing Art: Complicated Opportunities

3D Printing Art: Complicated Opportunities

3D printing is being used by artists, curators, museums and galleries worldwide to create works. Designers, sculptors, digital artists, painters and people new to the art world are using 3D printing as a medium to create works. This headfirst rush into the technology is to be applauded as is their courage and foresight to be […]

3D printing is being used by artists, curators, museums and galleries worldwide to create works. Designers, sculptors, digital artists, painters and people new to the art world are using 3D printing as a medium to create works. This headfirst rush into the technology...
An Up Close Look at the Stunning 3D Printed Props from the Live Action 'Ghost in the Shell'

An Up Close Look at the Stunning 3D Printed Props from the Live Action 'Ghost in the Shell'

This week the long awaited, and controversial, live action adaptation of the manga and anime series Ghost in the Shell will finally hit theaters. Setting aside the debate over the casting of Scarlett Johansson, it is worth noting that the film itself looks absolutely stunning. Visually, the film seems to absolutely nail the aesthetic of […]

This week the long awaited, and controversial, live action adaptation of the manga and anime series Ghost in the Shell will finally hit theaters. Setting aside the debate over the casting of Scarlett Johansson, it is worth noting that the film itself looks absolutely...
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...
Farsoon Technologies Launches Metal Laser Sintering Solution, the FS271M

Farsoon Technologies Launches Metal Laser Sintering Solution, the FS271M

China-based Hunan Farsoon Hi-tech Co., Ltd., also known as Farsoon Technologies, was established in 2009 by laser sintering expert Dr. Xu Xiaoshu. Not only did the company make a deal with the Chinese government to build and manage China’s first national 3D printing lab, it also recently expanded its direct sales of metal additive manufacturing in […]

China-based Hunan Farsoon Hi-tech Co., Ltd., also known as Farsoon Technologies, was established in 2009 by laser sintering expert Dr. Xu Xiaoshu. Not only did the company make a deal with the Chinese government to build and manage China’s first national 3D...
Dutch Companies PARKEAGLE and Printr Partner for Rapid Prototyping of Revolutionary Parking Sensors

Dutch Companies PARKEAGLE and Printr Partner for Rapid Prototyping of Revolutionary Parking Sensors

I am new to working from home, and one of the things I really like is not having to leave my house in the mornings. No messy commute, no searching for a good parking spot at work, and no worrying about scraping my windows when the cold Ohio winter blusters in. My car is parked […]

I am new to working from home, and one of the things I really like is not having to leave my house in the mornings. No messy commute, no searching for a good parking spot at work, and no worrying about scraping my windows when the cold Ohio winter blusters in. My car...
Join 3DPrint.com and Formlabs August 4th for a Free Webinar on Choosing the Right 3D Printing Technology

Join 3DPrint.com and Formlabs August 4th for a Free Webinar on Choosing the Right 3D Printing Technology

One of the more confusing areas for people just getting into 3D printing – and even for those with experience – is distinguishing what sets one printing technology apart from another. In desktop 3D printing alone, there are a wide range of printing methods to choose from, and it’s growing consistently as researchers and manufacturers […]

One of the more confusing areas for people just getting into 3D printing – and even for those with experience – is distinguishing what sets one printing technology apart from another. In desktop 3D printing alone, there are a wide range of printing methods...
3D Printing Will Help Mercedes-Benz Trucks Deliver Thousands of Replacement Parts On Demand

3D Printing Will Help Mercedes-Benz Trucks Deliver Thousands of Replacement Parts On Demand

Not only is Mercedes-Benz one of the most well-known brand names in the world, but they are also known for being one of the most long-term customer friendly car companies in the industry. Aside from their quality vehicles and customer service, the prolific car and truck manufacturer also has a longstanding tradition of making sure […]

Not only is Mercedes-Benz one of the most well-known brand names in the world, but they are also known for being one of the most long-term customer friendly car companies in the industry. Aside from their quality vehicles and customer service, the prolific car and...
Belgian Designer and Materialise Team Up to Create the First Fully 3D Printed Luxury Glasses

Belgian Designer and Materialise Team Up to Create the First Fully 3D Printed Luxury Glasses

While 3D printed eyeglasses frames have been around for years, none of the attempts to monetize printing custom glasses has really taken off yet. FDM technology still needs to work out a few of the kinks with the final surface quality and resolution. It is possible to use higher-quality printers, like an SLS or LS […]

While 3D printed eyeglasses frames have been around for years, none of the attempts to monetize printing custom glasses has really taken off yet. FDM technology still needs to work out a few of the kinks with the final surface quality and resolution. It is possible to...
NVBOTS New Ultra-High Speed, Multi-Metal 3D Printing Technology May Change the Face of Manufacturing

NVBOTS New Ultra-High Speed, Multi-Metal 3D Printing Technology May Change the Face of Manufacturing

Boston-based 3D printing technology manufacturer NVBOTS knows a little bit about pushing the envelope of what a 3D printer can do. Their first 3D printer, the NVPro, is a fast, high-quality FFF desktop printer that can be completely automated thanks to a print removal system and the ability to be controlled entirely from the cloud. […]

Boston-based 3D printing technology manufacturer NVBOTS knows a little bit about pushing the envelope of what a 3D printer can do. Their first 3D printer, the NVPro, is a fast, high-quality FFF desktop printer that can be completely automated thanks to a print removal...
Fonon Corporation Set to Release New Bulk-To-Shape Metal 3D Printing Technology

Fonon Corporation Set to Release New Bulk-To-Shape Metal 3D Printing Technology

Despite components made using metal 3D printing finding their way into everything from automobiles to power generators, airplanes and even rockets, the process is still far from perfect. While metal 3D printing is quite useful for the manufacturing of parts that have highly complex geometries and other shapes that are un-castable with traditional fabrication technologies, […]

Despite components made using metal 3D printing finding their way into everything from automobiles to power generators, airplanes and even rockets, the process is still far from perfect. While metal 3D printing is quite useful for the manufacturing of parts that have...
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