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3D Printing Webinar and Virtual Event Roundup, June 28, 2020

This week is packed full with 3D printing webinars and virtual events, with four taking place Tuesday, and two each on Wednesday and Thursday.  We’ll tell you all about them…

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Bioengineer Jordan Miller: Clinical Trials for 3D Printed Organ Replacements Could Start in 5 to 10 Years

In 2001, at a talk by MIT professor of polymer science and engineering Ioannis Yannas, Jordan Miller discovered his vocation. A renowned expert on fibers and polymers at MIT, Yannas…

Nexa3D Announces Reseller Partnerships Spanning Five Countries

Nexa3D, which specializes in producing ultra-fast stereolithography 3D printers powered by its proprietary Lubricant Sublayer Photo-curing (LSPc) technology, is working hard on growing its reseller network to spread across four…

Open Stereolithography: The Winner Takes All Opportunity in SLA Materials

Twelve years ago I was at a conference and the only thing we could all agree on was that SLA was dead. Intrinsicly expensive, dangerous, and without options to automate…

Large-Scale SLA Comes to North America via RPS

British stereolithography system manufacturer RPS has begun introducing its large-scale 3D printer to North America. While the company first introduced us to the NEO800 in 2016, this is its first…

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SLA Parts Are Cheaper than You Think

Stereolithography, widely known as “SLA,” is one of the most exciting forms of 3D printing technology on the market. It’s precise, it can produce smooth and detailed parts, and it…

Researchers 3D Print Six Different Drugs in Multi-Layered Polypill

In the recently published ‘3D Printing of a Multi-Layered Polypill Containing Six Drugs Using a Novel Stereolithographic Method,’ international researchers explore the potential of 3D printing in the pharmaceutical industry….

3DCeram Showcased Ceramics 3D Printing Range at formnext 2019

I used to picture fragile, dainty vases and pieces of pottery when I thought about ceramics; these are fairly typical applications for the non-metallic material, after all. But once I…

Researchers Experiment with 3D Printed Microreservoir Devices for Better Drug Delivery

In ‘Additive Manufacturing of Microreservoir Devices for Oral Drug Delivery Using an Acculas BA-30 Micro-Stereolithography Instrument: A Feasibility Study,’ researchers continue to explore the potential for 3D printed drug delivery…

Acoustically Assembled Multidimensional Filler Networks 3D Printed Polymer Composites for Thermal Management

In ‘3D-printed polymer composites with acoustically assembled multidimensional filler networks for accelerated heat dissipation,’ authors Lu Lu, Zhifeng Zhang, Jie Xu, and Yayue Pa explore a new technique for printing…

Lamar University Researchers Develop 3D Printed Self-Healing Material to Cut Back on Waste

Material sample with a healed break [Image: Dr. Keivan Davami] A team of researchers from Lamar University in Texas, led by assistant professor Dr. Keivan Davami, recently developed a self-healing…

Nervous System Works with Rice University Researchers 3D Printing Vascular Networks

Nervous System has been heavily engaged in experimenting with 3D and 4D printing of textiles in the past years, and all their research is paying off now as they find…

Furthering STEM Education: Thesis Student 3D Prints Micro & Millifluidic Devices on a Desktop Machine

In ‘Use of stereolithographic 3D printing for fabrication of micro and millifluidic devices for undergraduate engineering studies,’ University of Tennessee at Chattanooga thesis student Cooper Thome explores the importance of…

New Multimaterial SLA 3D Printing Method: Skipping the Liquid Bath with Aerosol Jet Printing

While SLA 3D printing is extremely popular among many different types of users today, there are drawbacks in post processing, as users are forced to take a more laborious step…

SLA 3D Printing: Chinese Researchers Create Strong Ceramic Molds with Non-Aqueous Gelcasting

In ‘Rapid Fabrication of High-Performance CaO-Based Integral Ceramic Mold by Stereolithography and Non-Aqueous Gelcasting,’ Chinese researchers from Xi’an Jiaotong University explore 3D printing of better ceramic molds for investment casting….

3D Printing Pioneer Interview with PADT Co-Founder Eric Miller

In the primordial soup of 3D printing, in the the 1990’s a group of Allied Signal engineers were using simulation and 3D printing to design turbine engines. This group saw…

Formlabs Introducing Two New 3D Printers and New Draft Resin at AMUG and Hannover Messe

It’s been over four years since Formlabs first introduced the Form 2 SLA 3D printer. But at this week’s AMUG Conference and Hannover Messe trade fair, the company is sharing some pretty…

Stratasys Unveiling New F120 and V650 Flex 3D Printers…and One is an SLA!

Two years ago, Stratasys introduced its professional F123 3D printer series at SOLIDWORKS World 2017, designed for use in the office and classroom. The series consists of three user-friendly models…

Nexa3D’s Ultra-Fast NXE400 3D Printing System Making North American Debut at CES 2019

This week at CES 2019 in Las Vegas, production-grade stereolithography 3D printer manufacturer Nexa3D will be displaying its new NXE400 3D printer for the first time in North America. The…

Researchers Create Smart Composite Material from Graphene Oxide and Seaweed-Derived Alginate

Usually when I think about seaweed, I’m trying to decide which particular sushi roll to order at dinner. But a team of researchers from Brown University in Rhode Island, which…

Interview with 3D Print Pioneer Kevin McAlea EVP Healthcare and Metals 3D Systems on Industrializing 3D Printing

There are not a lot of people out there with over 25 years of experience in 3D Printing. One of those people is Kevin McAlea. He is currently an EVP at…

3D Printing News Briefs: November 13, 2018

We should really call today’s 3D Printing News Briefs the formnext 2018 Briefs, as announcements from the show are numerous this week. EnvisionTEC, XYZprinting, BASF, and DSM all introduced new…

3D Printing Organic Resin Objects with Inorganic Nanoparticles for Anti-Counterfeiting Measures

In order to keep our 3D printed parts safe from being illegally replicated, we often turn to anti-counterfeiting measures, such as embedded identification tags and QR codes, bar codes, and even quantum…

Researchers Use Cross-Linking Strategy to Improve SLA 3D Printing, Focus on Polyurethane-Acrylate

Stereolithography, also referred to as SLA and SL, was the first 3D printing method invented, and while for a long time it was only considered to be a prototyping solution,…