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School Guide to Offset the Invisible Threat in Fused Filament 3D Printing

School classrooms are ideally positioned to make the most of 3D printing technology, benefiting students by giving them new learning possibilities and encouraging creativity and innovation. However, it can also…

ASTM and UL to Publish ISO-ASTM Standard for Additive Manufacturing

Nonprofit standards development organization ASTM International, which develops and publishes technical standards for a range of industries, materials, products, services, and systems around the globe, has signed a memorandum of…

UL Offers New Additive Manufacturing-Specific Blue Card for Plastics Certification

Safety and compliance company Underwriters Laboratories (UL) has done a lot of work with additive manufacturing, from setting up centers of excellence to researching emissions to offering training courses and more….

UL and Tooling U-SME Finalize Partnership on Additive Manufacturing Certification

A little over a year ago, Tooling U-SME, a leading developer of manufacturing training solutions, announced the development of the first national additive manufacturing certification. Now Tooling U-SME has finalized…

NAMIC Holds Additive Manufacturing Summit, Continues to Build Singapore’s 3D Printing Economy

Singapore has a booming maritime industry, one that has only been enhanced of late by 3D printing. The country has been aggressively pursuing the technology in its marine sector, and…

3D Printing News Briefs: December 5, 2017

We’re starting with some new materials, products, and partnerships in today’s 3D Printing News Briefs – GKN and Ultimaker are both introducing new materials, and SprintRay has announced a distribution…

Stryker and Omegasonics Receive Important Industry Certifications for 3D Printed Spinal Implant and Ultrasonic Cleaning Unit

In the winter of 2016, medical device manufacturing company Stryker decided to commit to 3D printing and announced the launch of a 3D printed spinal implant, as well as a planned…

UL Study Releases Data on Effects of 3D Printing on Human Health, Calls for New Standards

3D printing is a new enough technology that there’s still plenty of debate about how safe it is, on a number of levels. While some fears may be over-exaggerated, there’s…

EOS and UL to Offer Metal Additive Manufacturing and Safety Training to EOS Customers

You’ve probably heard the saying, “A company is only as great as its employees,” or some variation thereof. It’s a pretty obvious statement – of course the success of a…

Dubai Police Team with UL for Workshop on 3D Printing Responsibly

Of all the geographical locations that bring us 3D printing news on a regular basis, Dubai is almost certainly the most consistent. Since the United Arab Emirates city-state announced its…

Brightlands Materials Center and Underwriters Laboratories Partner to Offer Comprehensive 3D Printing Training Courses

I know I talk a lot about the problems caused by plastics, but the fact is that they’re not going anywhere anytime soon. It’s refreshing, then, to see companies putting effort…

UL AMCC Experts Discuss Hazards in 3D Metal Printing & Safety Precautions to Put in Place

It’s always great getting in on something when it’s brand new. It’s like being part of a secret club—with the rules being made up as you go. 3D printing, while…

UL at UofL: AMCC Opens In Louisville

A couple of weeks ago I was cruising my LinkedIn feed and noticed a post from Matthew Pasha. He’s the Marketing Manager for Digital Manufacturing Technologies at Underwriters Laboratories (UL)….

MakerBot 3D Printers & Filaments: Operating with PLA—and You are Safe!

Since a recent study came out from researchers at the University of Texas at Austin, there’s been quite the conversation regarding 3D printing and safety in terms of fumes. While…

How Safe is 3D Printing? UL Teams Up with Two Universities to Examine 3D Printing’s Effect on Air Quality & Human Health

As we continue to see 3D printing expand substantially in use–sure, perhaps not explosively like early predictions might have had us believe, but certainly enough to make a great deal…

Underwriters Laboratories Partners with Taiwan on Digitized Manufacturing

Underwriters Laboratories, the worldwide organization which certifies, validates, tests, inspects, audits, advises and trains companies, has just announced an agreement to collaborate with Taiwan on digitize manufacturing processes. A memorandum…

MetalFAB1 Quality Assurance And 3D Systems’ Lack Thereof

I believe the new 3D printing system from Additive Industries, MetalFAB1, will include 3DSIM and PrintRite3D. Additive Industries has acted in a certain manner and described the 3D printing system…

3D Printing: The Stories We Didn’t Cover This Week — June 13, 2015

This week’s stories we missed may produce a heavy sigh for those wondering how they can merge all of their favorite pastimes — eating potato chips, building with Legos, controlling a 3D printed robot…

New UL Safety Certifications Will Lead to Global Expansion for Shining 3D

Hangzhou, China-based Shining 3D, founded in 2004, has been making headlines recently for advances in 3D technology, including digitizing and printing. One of the leading 3D printing companies in China,…

Singapore: Underwriters Laboratories to Open Global Additive Manufacturing Center of Excellence

Singapore, one of the world’s largest and most sophisticated cities, is a bustling hub for commerce, finance–and if the goals of UL pan out–it will be the home of one…