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3D Printing Business News: FIT AG Invests in EOS 3D Printing Systems, Nexeo and MakeShaper Release New Filaments

The 3D printing industry never sleeps – there are always new announcements rolling out about new printers, new materials, and new partnerships. This week, German additive manufacturing solutions specialist FIT AG…

Designer Uses Sustainable 3D Printing in Recent Exhibition Blurring the Lines Between Fashion and Art

My wedding dress was so beautiful, I was almost afraid to touch it, much less wear it. Have you ever seen a piece of clothing, or jewelry, and thought that…

Innofil3D Partners with Ten Kate Racing and Polyscope to Release New ABS Material for 3D Printed Superbike Racing Components

From cars, yachts, and drones to wheelchairs, bikes, and even small, lifelike heads, 3D printing has been taking the world of competitive racing by storm over the last few years. Ten Kate Racing,…

3D Printing on Kickstarter: A Fast Filament Extruder for Less than $1,000 and 3D Printed Houses to Match Your Own

With deep roots in maker culture, 3D printing endeavors often find themselves turning to crowdfunding, and Kickstarter has been a mainstay in funding new companies, technologies, and projects. We often…

Roboze White Paper Compares FFF 3D Printing of Engineering-Grade Materials with Metal Production Processes

Italian 3D printing group Roboze recently capped off its move into the US market with a strong showing of both its Roboze One and Roboze One +400 3D printers at…

3D Printing News Briefs: May 30, 2017

In 3D Printing News Briefs today, Gilmour Space Technologies has secured Series A funding to develop its hybrid-engine rockets that use 3D printed fuel, while Oventus Medical signs a manufacturing…

A PEEK into Space: ESA’s Newest CubeSats Feature 3D Printed Electrically Conductive Bodies

The European Space Agency (ESA) has long been a fan of 3D printing, successfully testing a 3D printed platinum alloy rocket combustion chamber in 2015, announcing on more than one occasion…

3D Printing News Briefs: March 28, 2017

In this Tuesday edition of 3D Printing News Briefs, we’re covering everything from 3D printers, printing materials, 3D scanning software, and virtual reality to business partnerships and future flight technologies….

Rize One 3D Printer Case Study: Cut the Post-Processing, Cut the Costs & Time in 3D Printing

Massachusetts-based industrial 3D printing company Rize Inc., known for its augmented polymer deposition technology, introduced its desktop Rize One 3D printer last summer: the printer, with its high-speed support removal, pretty much eliminates the…

PhD Candidate Turns to 3D Hubs to Create Realistic, Functioning 3D Printed Neonatal Models for Medical Training

It’s hard when a loved one has to undergo surgery. Obviously, it’s difficult for the patient, but it’s also hard to sit in the waiting room, powerless, hoping the doctor…

Researchers Invent Sound-Shaping Super-Material Using Acoustic Metamaterials

A really interesting, complex technology we’ve been hearing about more and more often is metamaterials, which are able to morph according to their environment. Metamaterials can be 3D printed, and comprise…

Michigan Tech’s Dr. Joshua Pearce Reveals the High Overall Return on Investment for At-Home 3D Printing Use

What originally began as a school to train mining engineers in the late 1880s has grown into a leading tech university, where 3D printing has been on the curriculum for…

Formlabs Introduces Newly Reformulated Durable 3D Printing Resin, in the Engineering Materials Family

It seems like every other day, we’re hearing about 3D printer manufacturer Formlabs and its impressive collection of 3D printing resins, designed for applications ranging from dental to jewelry casting to manufacturing….

3devo Completes PEEK Material Trials with NEXT 1.0 Advanced Level Desktop Filament Extruder

Netherlands-based 3devo, a subsidiary of Devoteq, may have only been officially around for about a year, but the company is stirring things up in a good way. Its goal is to find…

MakerBot Tough PLA and MakeShaper Filament Widen 3D Printing Material Options on MakerBot 3D Printers

MakerBot has really been focusing on 3D printing materials recently, as it now makes up one of the largest segments of the desktop 3D printer market. We first heard about MakerBot’s new…

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SK Chemicals Launches SKYPLETE, Thermoplastic Material Solution for 3D Printing

SK Chemicals, a specialty chemicals and plastics manufacturer based in South Korea, is launching SKYPLETE, thermoplastic material solutions for 3D printing utilizing its own proprietary resins and compounding technology. 3D…

Researchers Look to Squid for Latest Eco-Friendly 3D Printing Material

Thermoplastics are fairly ubiquitous in the 3D printing space. As with any plastic material, though, they have always been subject to environmental concerns; how easy are they to produce, to…