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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…

German Researchers 3D Print a Functional Micro-Camera Lens 0.1mm Wide

With the growing popularity of smartphones that have integrated digital cameras, camera technology has decreased in size dramatically over the last few years. But it has primarily been the electronics…

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…

3D Printing Healthcare Market is Expected to Grow by 18% Annually Until 2020

One of the faster growing markets to adopt 3D printing technology is the healthcare industry, which has been rapidly developing new medical applications at an astounding rate. What once was just…

Sculpteo Continues Testing Carbon CLIP Technology and Materials with Cyanate Ester

When 3D printing startup Carbon released the first video of of their CLIP 3D printing technology in action it was almost unbelievable. Watching a solid, three dimensional model be pulled from…

Zhuhai CTC Electronic Will Start Offering OEM Services to 3D Printer Manufacturers Looking to Develop SLA Technology

Leading Chinese 3D printing technology manufacturer Zhuhai CTC Electronic Co. has announced that they are launching new OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturing) services for their high-precision stereolithography (SLA) technology. The goal…

Disney Research Just Invented a “3D Copier” That Uses Light-Cured Resin to Duplicate Entire Objects Instantly

Using light-cured resins to 3D print physical objects is not a new technology. In fact, the oldest form of 3D printing is stereolithography (SLA), a process that uses a laser…

3D Systems Set to Show Off Their Industrial 3D Printing Tech as Part of the Largest Hannover Messe 2016 US Business Delegation

After a brutal 2014 and 2015, 3D printing industry leader 3D Systems has been recently getting back to their roots by focusing more on their large stable of industrial 3D…

Stratasys Direct Manufacturing Partners with Somos to Develop New Stereolithography Materials

Despite a growing interest in 3D printing and 3D printing technology, many businesses are still wary of bringing 3D printers into their workflow. While the costs in technology and materials…

UNIZ Technology Launches Kickstarter for Slash Consumer LCD-SLA 3D Printer for Under $1000

It is starting to look like we’re entering a new phase of 3D printing that may make standard FDM desktop 3D printing virtually obsolete. Fused deposition modelling has pretty much…

3D Systems Celebrates 30 Years in 3D Printing and Showcases Their Renewed Focus on Industrial Applications at AMUG 2016

Embattled 3D printing industry leader 3D Systems looks to be starting off 2016 in far better shape than many insiders expected. With recent, albeit rather minor, bumps in stock prices…

Bunnie Huang Tears Down a Form2 3D Printer and Finds Out What Makes It Tick

Stereolithography is actually one of the oldest varieties of 3D printing, with roots that go back all the way to the 1970s. However, before Formlabs launched their record-breaking nearly $3…

Materialise and Structo Launch New Structo PrintWorks Build Processor

Belgium-based 3D printing software developer and 3D printing services provider Materialise teamed up with Singapore-based SLA 3D printer manufacturer Structo to create a dedicated build processor. The new PrintWorks build…

NewPro3D Hits CES 2016 to Show Off Their Super Fast ILI 3D Printer

After their very public spat with a rival light-cured resin 3D printer manufacturer in November, the Canada-based NewPro3D had been keeping a relatively low profile. While the company was almost…

Hack of the Day: Build Your Own UV Cure Box for Under $30, Courtesy of Formlabs

Stereolithography printers are lovely, aren’t they? They’re fast, they’re smooth, and they create great detail. Post-processing can be a bit of a bother, though. SLA pieces tend to need additional…

Researchers Create a Fully Articulated 3D Printed Soft Robot Octopus Tentacle

I’ll be the first to admit that there is a lot of humor to be had in the fact that scientists 3D printed an articulated tentacle, and trust me the…

ARRK Creates New 3D Printing Facility in Poland

This bit of news has to begin in 1948 in Osaka, Japan with the founding of a tooling company. Since that time, they have grown from a small office in…

Dem Bones Seeks to Revolutionize Veterinary Education with 3D Printed Canine Skeletons

We’ve shared a lot of stories with you about the benefits that 3D printing has provided for medical education, for example the 3D anatomy series produced by Monash University. Now a project…

Researchers Create a High Viscosity SLA 3D Printer That Can Print Teeth, Metals & More

Typically when we think of desktop 3D printers, we either picture an FDM/FFF, extrusion based machine, or an SLA (steterolithographic) machine. Both of these printers have their positive and negatives…

A PowerPoint 3D Printer: Missouri Teacher is Building a Unique $20 3D Printer with His Students

When it comes to 3D printing within the classroom environment, there are some teachers who welcome it with open arms, while there are others who are deathly afraid of the…

Formlabs Heads to Germany, Opens Office in Berlin, Partners with iGo3D

When it comes to desktop Stereolithography (SLA) 3D printers, their is one company who is leading the pack by leaps and bounds. That company is Somerville, Massachusetts-based Formlabs. A major…

Autodesk Open Sources Their 3D Printer Resin – Providing Recipe to All & Opening the Door to New Materials

Open source technology is what brought the desktop 3D printer space to where it is now. If it weren’t for groups such as RepRap, who really encouraged the sharing of open…

3D Printing Your Heart of Gold via a CT Scan

It’s probably not quite what Neil Young had in mind, but Canadian artist Brendon McNaughton has a heart of gold. Or at least, after seeing the possibilities for 3D printing…