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3D Printing Helps in Creation of Gromit Statues for Bristol Children’s Hospital Fundraising

If you haven’t seen Wallace and Gromit in action, I’ll wait here so that you can catch up. Go on. There, now that you’re all caught up, you probably feel…

PrintLab and CREATE Education Team Up to Support 3D Printing in UK Schools

Global 3D printing distributor and curriculum provider PrintLab, based in the UK, is on a mission to support the adoption of 3D printing in schools with the help of its…

Siemens, BeAM Announce New Expansions, 3D Printing Facilities

Siemens is no stranger to additive manufacturing, having become well known for its 3D printed gas turbine blades. Those gas turbines have accumulated 100,000 operating hours, and Siemens itself is about…

New 3D Printing Hub to Open in Cheshire, England

In Cheshire, England is a hub for science and technology. Known as the Cheshire Science Corridor, the location is home to Capenhurst Technology Park, Thornton Science Park, Sci-Tech Daresbury (in Liverpool…

Father and Son Work Together to Create 3D Printed Prosthetic Hand

Fathers’ Day isn’t here just yet, but it’s never too early to celebrate the devotion a father can show to his children. In addition to viral YouTube videos showing sleeping…

Encouraging STEM Learning: Laser Lines Gifts MakerBot 3D Printer to UK Primary School

One of the most predictable questions an adult will ask a child in making conversation is what they want to be when they grow up. Kids come up with such…

First 3D Printed Chest Implant in Wales Carried Out at Morriston Hospital

71-year-old Peter Maggs of Wales had no idea he had cancer when he went to the doctor for what he thought was a cyst in his chest. There was no…

Rail Researchers at University of Huddersfield Explore 3D Printing of Train Components

If you went to school anywhere in the Western world, there was probably a moment in which you had to memorize the fact that the Scottish inventor James Watt developed…

3D Printed No-Snow Globe Might Not Make You Smile, But It Will Make You Think

This year, it snowed across the entire United Kingdom. This might not seem such a remarkable occurrence, but it was the first time such a widespread snow event had happened…

3D Printing News Briefs: December 12, 2017

Today’s 3D Printing News Briefs features some of the latest happenings in medical, business, and education 3D printing news. Nanoscribe is celebrating its 10 year anniversary, while an industry expert…

Hobgoblin 3D Prepares Kickstarter Campaign to Provide 3D Printable Props for Tabletop RPGs

Since Dungeons & Dragons made its debut in 1974, tabletop role playing games (RPGs) have been steadily gaining in popularity. These kinds of games rely upon established sets of rules,…

UK Couple Enjoys Six Bedroom Home Thanks to 3D Modeled, Lego-Like Construction

Legos are appealing to so many of us—at any age—because they give us the opportunity to build models and dream, whether we are constructing an entire city or a model…

It’s Time for the UK to Get Proactive About the Fourth Industrial Revolution, Says Government-Commissioned Report

Ever since the Brexit vote occurred, everyone has been wondering what the United Kingdom’s economic future will look like. According to Juergen Maier, CEO of Siemens UK, the country should…

3D Printing News Briefs: October 20, 2017

We have a lot of news to share with you in this week’s second edition of 3D Printing News Briefs, ranging from 3D printers and spinal implants to new filaments…

SLM Solutions and XYZprinting Showcase Latest 3D Printers at TCT Show

Today is the last day of the 22nd TCT Show in Birmingham, an important additive manufacturing trade fair where visitors have been able to see the latest products and learning…

UK Researchers Develop Method to Make 3D Facial Recreations Using a Single 2D Facial Image

The art of using 2D images to recover 3D facial geometry is known as 3D facial reconstruction, which has helped give long-dead historical figures a face and even identify murder…

UK Researchers Continue Work on Nanokick Bioreactor, Progressing Toward 3D Printing Living Bone

The University of Glasgow received a £2.8 million grant in late 2016 in order to develop 3D printed bone for survivors of landmine blasts, which kill roughly 4,300 people each…

3D Printed Sundial Tells the Time and the Story of Berkeley Castle

In the town of Berkeley, in Gloucestershire, UK, is Berkeley Castle, a magnificent stone fortress that has been standing since the 12th century. It’s seen a lot of history, including,…

Hermit Crabs Move into 3D Printed Homes for New Advertisement

Moving into a new home isn’t easy. While it may be exciting and a new beginning, almost no one really enjoys the process itself. It’s stressful and a lot of…

Paving the Way for the UK’s 3D Printed Future

On a damp Wednesday afternoon in Yorkshire, a factory floor is busy churning out bespoke metal parts for industries including aerospace, motor sport and automobile at a pace which would…

Johnson Matthey Focuses on Binder Jet Ceramic 3D Printing, Opens New R&D Facility

Some of the world’s most established chemical companies have been investing significantly in 3D printing, as the technology offers novel application opportunities for advanced materials. For example, BASF has partnered…

3D Printing News Briefs: August 1, 2017

We’ve got a lot of 3D printing business news to cover in the first August edition of 3D Printing News Briefs, and then we’ll move on to 3D printing materials…

3D Printing Educator Spotlight On: Phil Hall, Product Design Teacher, UK

3D printing is making its way into educational curricula around the world. As more students gain access to technological training early in their educations, the younger generations will be more…

Adopting Additive Manufacturing: Financing as a Barrier to Entry in 3D Printing

One of the major advantages of 3D printing often touted in marketing literature is its cost-cutting capability as compared to traditional manufacturing techniques. As material is built up in additive…