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TU Delft Researchers 3D Print “Some of the Most Complex Shape-Shifting Ever Reported” with Ultimaker 3D Printer and PLA

TU Delft Researchers 3D Print “Some of the Most Complex Shape-Shifting Ever Reported” with Ultimaker 3D Printer and PLA

IKEA furniture is, for the most part, pretty easy to assemble. But it could be easier – imagine ordering flat-packed furniture from a place like IKEA, opening it, and watching it assemble itself right in front of you. That’s the vision of Dr. Amir Zadpoor, a researcher at Delft University of Technology (TU Delft). But […]

IKEA furniture is, for the most part, pretty easy to assemble. But it could be easier – imagine ordering flat-packed furniture from a place like IKEA, opening it, and watching it assemble itself right in front of you. That’s the vision of Dr. Amir Zadpoor,...
3D Printing Business News: Ultimaker, BeAM, Sharebot Raising Capital and Seeing Growth in Operations

3D Printing Business News: Ultimaker, BeAM, Sharebot Raising Capital and Seeing Growth in Operations

With so much growth across business ventures every day, we do our best to keep you apprised of all the latest business news in the 3D printing industry. For today’s latest round of 3D printing business announcements, we’ll start with some news from desktop 3D printing leader Ultimaker, which is continuing its global expansion thanks […]

With so much growth across business ventures every day, we do our best to keep you apprised of all the latest business news in the 3D printing industry. For today’s latest round of 3D printing business announcements, we’ll start with some news from desktop...
Mixed Dimensions Offers New Plugins for Cura and Daz 3D for More Accessibility in 3D Printing

Mixed Dimensions Offers New Plugins for Cura and Daz 3D for More Accessibility in 3D Printing

Last week, Ultimaker released Ultimaker Cura 3.0, the latest version of the company’s popular open source software. The newest iteration of the software came with several new features, including an option for users to create their own plugins. Several software manufacturers have already created plugins for the new Cura, one of them being Mixed Dimensions, […]

Last week, Ultimaker released Ultimaker Cura 3.0, the latest version of the company’s popular open source software. The newest iteration of the software came with several new features, including an option for users to create their own plugins. Several software...
3D Printing News Briefs: October 20, 2017

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 and facilities. Ultimaker is sharing the files for its most recent 3D printers, while NuVasive launches its 3D printed titanium spinal implants. LPW will be […]

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 and facilities. Ultimaker is sharing the files for its most recent 3D printers, while NuVasive...
Ultimaker Introduces Ultimaker Cura 3.0, with Plenty of New Features for Better 3D Printing

Ultimaker Introduces Ultimaker Cura 3.0, with Plenty of New Features for Better 3D Printing

Ultimaker is a popular company with a lot to offer, and its appeal goes far beyond just its 3D printers. Its open source Cura software is loved by many, and has been adapted by numerous 3D printer manufacturers to better work with their printers. Ultimaker itself, while championing those companies that make Cura their own, […]

Ultimaker is a popular company with a lot to offer, and its appeal goes far beyond just its 3D printers. Its open source Cura software is loved by many, and has been adapted by numerous 3D printer manufacturers to better work with their printers. Ultimaker itself,...
Ultimaker Execs Dive Into New 3D Printing Software Strategy: "Workflow Should Be Simpler"

Ultimaker Execs Dive Into New 3D Printing Software Strategy: "Workflow Should Be Simpler"

During the recent TCT Show, Ultimaker announced the latest updates to its software strategy as it refocuses attention on user experience for the widely-used open source Cura platform — so widely used, in fact, that during the show in Birmingham, UK, the Dutch company held a ceremonial cake-cutting to celebrate one million unique Cura users. […]

During the recent TCT Show, Ultimaker announced the latest updates to its software strategy as it refocuses attention on user experience for the widely-used open source Cura platform — so widely used, in fact, that during the show in Birmingham, UK, the Dutch...
3D Printing News Briefs: October 6, 2017

3D Printing News Briefs: October 6, 2017

Happy Friday! In today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, we’ll start off with a little business news, and then move on to filaments and 3D printers. Precision ADM has received an important ISO certification, and German RepRap is now selling DuPont filaments. Cimquest will now be offering HP’s Multi Jet Fusion 3D printers, while SLM Solutions […]

Happy Friday! In today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, we’ll start off with a little business news, and then move on to filaments and 3D printers. Precision ADM has received an important ISO certification, and German RepRap is now selling DuPont filaments....
DK and MatterHackers Host Sweepstakes to Promote 3D Printing Projects Book

DK and MatterHackers Host Sweepstakes to Promote 3D Printing Projects Book

3D printing is a growing field and it’s growing faster than most people imagine. According to a 2015 study by Wohlers Report, the 3D printing industry is expected to generate over $21 billion in worldwide revenue between 2014 and 2020. Educating the next generation to harness the power of this empowering technology is a huge undertaking. […]

3D printing is a growing field and it’s growing faster than most people imagine. According to a 2015 study by Wohlers Report, the 3D printing industry is expected to generate over $21 billion in worldwide revenue between 2014 and 2020. Educating the next...
Pinshape and Partners Invite Educators to Create 3D Printing Lesson Plans for a Chance to Win an Ultimaker 3

Pinshape and Partners Invite Educators to Create 3D Printing Lesson Plans for a Chance to Win an Ultimaker 3

As the school year gets underway once again, many 3D printing companies are sharpening their focus on education – and are launching contests focused on education, as well. Many 3D printing contests, especially those centered on education, serve a larger purpose than just finding a winner. Of course everyone enters a contest hoping to win, […]

As the school year gets underway once again, many 3D printing companies are sharpening their focus on education – and are launching contests focused on education, as well. Many 3D printing contests, especially those centered on education, serve a larger purpose...
Incoming: A Third Wave of 3D Printing Companies

Incoming: A Third Wave of 3D Printing Companies

The first wave of desktop 3D printing startups were bootstrapped companies that started with kits. MakerBot and Ultimaker are examples of these companies that were pioneers in the desktop 3D printing market. Relying heavily on their communities for ideas, feedback and product development, they took simple kits and made them more sophisticated. They moved to […]

The first wave of desktop 3D printing startups were bootstrapped companies that started with kits. MakerBot and Ultimaker are examples of these companies that were pioneers in the desktop 3D printing market. Relying heavily on their communities for ideas, feedback and...
Ultimaker Unveils New Software Strategy to Enhance 3D Printing Experience

Ultimaker Unveils New Software Strategy to Enhance 3D Printing Experience

One of the most consistently popular 3D printer manufacturers has been Ultimaker, and it’s not hard to understand why – the Dutch company produces truly high quality 3D printers and has built up a supportive, helpful community around its open source products. It’s not just the printers themselves that make Ultimaker well-loved, though – the […]

One of the most consistently popular 3D printer manufacturers has been Ultimaker, and it’s not hard to understand why – the Dutch company produces truly high quality 3D printers and has built up a supportive, helpful community around its open source...
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,...
3D Printing News Briefs: September 19, 2017

3D Printing News Briefs: September 19, 2017

We’re going to start off with a little business news in today’s edition of 3D Printing News Briefs, then move right along to a new competition, a little education, and some products that have been, or will soon be, on display at tradeshow events. Module Works and Spatial will work together on CAD/CAM solutions for additive […]

We’re going to start off with a little business news in today’s edition of 3D Printing News Briefs, then move right along to a new competition, a little education, and some products that have been, or will soon be, on display at tradeshow events. Module...
Tyr3D: 3D Printing Replacement Car Parts in the Backside of Ireland

Tyr3D: 3D Printing Replacement Car Parts in the Backside of Ireland

When I first came upon the Tyr3D website it was not very confidence inspiring. And I was not exactly a fan of Tyr3D logo either. Yet, I had been assured that they were at the forefront of 3D printing spare car parts. Where everywhere else people just talked about 3D printing replacement car parts, Tyr3D […]

When I first came upon the Tyr3D website it was not very confidence inspiring. And I was not exactly a fan of Tyr3D logo either. Yet, I had been assured that they were at the forefront of 3D printing spare car parts. Where everywhere else people just talked about 3D...
3D Printing News Briefs: September 6, 2017

3D Printing News Briefs: September 6, 2017

We’ve got a lot of business news in today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, followed by new 3D beta software, 3D printing materials work at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, and a limited edition 3D printed shoe. 3D printing startup mything has secured €2.1 million in funding, while Desktop Metal announces a US supplier for its metal 3D […]

We’ve got a lot of business news in today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, followed by new 3D beta software, 3D printing materials work at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, and a limited edition 3D printed shoe. 3D printing startup mything has secured €2.1 million...
Ultimaker​'s ​Design​ ​Engine​ ​Starter​ ​Pack Card Game Inspires Students to Create Original 3D Printable Models

Ultimaker​'s ​Design​ ​Engine​ ​Starter​ ​Pack Card Game Inspires Students to Create Original 3D Printable Models

Today, Ultimaker released the Ultimaker Design Engine Starter Pack, a card game made for educators, just in time for the new school year. The game was created by Lizabeth Arum and Matt Griffin of the Ultimaker NA Community Team. I had the privilege of play testing the card game and I found it to be a […]

Today, Ultimaker released the Ultimaker Design Engine Starter Pack, a card game made for educators, just in time for the new school year. The game was created by Lizabeth Arum and Matt Griffin of the Ultimaker NA Community Team. I had the privilege of play testing the...
Understanding 3D Printers, Customers, Suppliers Key to Distribution in 3D Printing: Inside DesignBox3D

Understanding 3D Printers, Customers, Suppliers Key to Distribution in 3D Printing: Inside DesignBox3D

Desktop 3D printers, which many first imagined might see common use in the homes of the future, are increasingly finding their place in industrial, professional, and educational settings. Use of these small additive manufacturing machines is spreading, seeing use in applications from the classroom to the automotive industry — and they have to get there […]

Desktop 3D printers, which many first imagined might see common use in the homes of the future, are increasingly finding their place in industrial, professional, and educational settings. Use of these small additive manufacturing machines is spreading, seeing use in...
3D Print Abrasive Materials More Quickly: 3DVerkstan Releases New Sizes and Geometries for Olsson Ruby Nozzle

3D Print Abrasive Materials More Quickly: 3DVerkstan Releases New Sizes and Geometries for Olsson Ruby Nozzle

Back in December, 3DVerkstan, a distributor of leading 3D printer brands like Ultimaker and Formlabs in the Baltic and Nordic regions, released its unique Olsson Ruby ruby-tipped nozzle and, according to the company, the response to the nozzle has been tremendous. The nozzle allows 3D printing with abrasive materials, and 3DVerkstan has sold several thousand of […]

Back in December, 3DVerkstan, a distributor of leading 3D printer brands like Ultimaker and Formlabs in the Baltic and Nordic regions, released its unique Olsson Ruby ruby-tipped nozzle and, according to the company, the response to the nozzle has been tremendous. The...
The State of Bioprinting and 3D Printing in Medicine

The State of Bioprinting and 3D Printing in Medicine

Bioprinting has been a much hyped and anticipated technology development. The idea of being able to 3D print organs is a very powerful one indeed. If researchers are successful in commercializing bioprinting then life could be extended for many people. In areas such as heart disease, liver disease, cancers and implantology, bioprinting can have huge […]

Bioprinting has been a much hyped and anticipated technology development. The idea of being able to 3D print organs is a very powerful one indeed. If researchers are successful in commercializing bioprinting then life could be extended for many people. In areas such...
Around the World in 3D Printing: First Half 2017

Around the World in 3D Printing: First Half 2017

As the 3D printing industry heats up, so do the jet and car engines as we continue to travel around the US and the world to check in on the latest developments directly. 2016 kept us busy, from trade shows to site visits, from Barcelona to San Diego, as we went around the world in […]

As the 3D printing industry heats up, so do the jet and car engines as we continue to travel around the US and the world to check in on the latest developments directly. 2016 kept us busy, from trade shows to site visits, from Barcelona to San Diego, as we went around...
Creative Design Platform Gantri Offers Free Resources and 3D Printing, So Designers Can Quickly Bring Products to Market

Creative Design Platform Gantri Offers Free Resources and 3D Printing, So Designers Can Quickly Bring Products to Market

If you’re interested in designing unique products and easily selling them online, but aren’t sure where to start, look no further than Gantri, a new, free platform for designers to create and sell products. The mission of this new creative platform, run by designers, engineers, and design lovers, is to make it easy for designers […]

If you’re interested in designing unique products and easily selling them online, but aren’t sure where to start, look no further than Gantri, a new, free platform for designers to create and sell products. The mission of this new creative platform, run by...
Ultimaker Enhances the Ultimaker 3 and 2+ 3D Printers with Several New Products

Ultimaker Enhances the Ultimaker 3 and 2+ 3D Printers with Several New Products

It’s been less than a year since Ultimaker introduced the new Ultimaker 3, the latest version of their ultra-popular desktop 3D printer series. The hasn’t disappointed, it seems – like the company’s previous releases, it’s maintained a comfortable position at the head of “best of” lists and 3D printer buying guides, and has received consistently positive […]

It’s been less than a year since Ultimaker introduced the new Ultimaker 3, the latest version of their ultra-popular desktop 3D printer series. The Ultimaker 3 hasn’t disappointed, it seems – like the company’s previous releases, it’s...
3D Printer Buying Guide 2017

3D Printer Buying Guide 2017

There are a lot of 3D printers available nowadays. Which one do you buy? It really depends a lot on who you are and what you wish to use it for. Generally the more you pay for a 3D printer the more capable it becomes and the more reliable it is. There are quite a […]

There are a lot of 3D printers available nowadays. Which one do you buy? It really depends a lot on who you are and what you wish to use it for. Generally the more you pay for a 3D printer the more capable it becomes and the more reliable it is. There are quite a few...
ETH Zurich Shares Details on How 3D Printing Helped Their Concrete Canoe Sail to Victory

ETH Zurich Shares Details on How 3D Printing Helped Their Concrete Canoe Sail to Victory

You learn something new every day, and one thing I learned recently is that concrete canoe competitions are a thing. We recently covered one of them, as it featured a winning canoe designed by students at NYU Tandon using 3D printing, but there are other canoes out there that owe their success to 3D printing. Every other […]

You learn something new every day, and one thing I learned recently is that concrete canoe competitions are a thing. We recently covered one of them, as it featured a winning canoe designed by students at NYU Tandon using 3D printing, but there are other canoes out...
Desktop 3D Printing on the Automotive Assembly Line -- A Few Questions For: Volkswagen Autoeuropa

Desktop 3D Printing on the Automotive Assembly Line -- A Few Questions For: Volkswagen Autoeuropa

3D printing has its roots in rapid prototyping, and the technology remains a key resource for those looking to cut time and costs in bringing new products to market. The resource-cutting benefits extend far beyond iterative creation, though, as more businesses across a variety of industries are increasingly seeing. One big area benefiting lately from bringing […]

3D printing has its roots in rapid prototyping, and the technology remains a key resource for those looking to cut time and costs in bringing new products to market. The resource-cutting benefits extend far beyond iterative creation, though, as more businesses across...