3D Printing News

Keep yourself up to date with the latest 3D printing news from all over the world.

Nov 20, 2018
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Battlebot, Attack!
Buy a Poster, Build Your Own Fighting Robot

For the paltry price of a glossy poster, you can get access to the CAD files for a MegaBot fighting robot. In short, deck your walls and deck your enemies with a tractor-sized fighting machine. That or 3D print it.

Nov 20, 2018
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Healing Insoles
3D Printed Insole Speeds Up Healing Process of Diabetic Ulcers

Purdue University researchers use 3D printing to develop a shoe insole which could speed up the healing process of diabetic ulcers and help patients avoid amputation. 

Nov 19, 2018
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It's Just a Spring Thing
This Open-Source Hack Lets You 3D Print Springs

With a simple scrap of G-code, you can make your FDM 3D printer extrude unsupported single-strand coil springs. MakeFast Workshop shows us how.

Nov 16, 2018
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Autodesk and NASA Create Interplanetary Lander Using Generative Design

Autodesk has teamed up with NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory to design an energy and cost efficient interplanetary lander. Then lander structure is heavily reliant on generative design, which helps achieve significant performance savings.

Nov 16, 2018
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HRE Wheels and GE Additive Develop 3D Printed Titanium Concept Wheel

HRE Wheels has partnered with GE Additive to develop a 3D printed conceptual wheel made from titanium called the HRE3D+ wheel. 

Nov 16, 2018
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3D Printing Industry Weekly – Nov 16, 2018 (Formnext Edition)

On this week's 3D printing industry digest: we recap the abundance of innovation featured in Frankfurt at Formnext 2018, one the world's leading additive manufacturing trade shows.

Nov 15, 2018
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Cura 3.6 Offers Plugins and Material Profiles via a new “Marketplace”

Ultimaker Cura, the free, open-source 3D printing slicer has been updated once again. The software now offers a convenient way to manage plugins and material profiles called the Marketplace. Download Cura 3.6 for free from Ultimaker’s website.

Nov 15, 2018
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Better Surfacing
DyeMansion Introduces New Colors and Vaporfuse Surfacing at Formnext

At Formnext 2018, DyeMansion is introducing new colored dyes and materials to its portfolio and a technology which it claims can achieve surfaces that rival injection molded parts, called Vaporfuse Surfacing (VFS). 

Nov 14, 2018
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Sinterit Launches TPE for its Desktop SLS 3D Printers

Sinterit has launched a new TPE material type for its Lisa desktop SLS 3D printers. The material is the company's first thermoplastic elastomer, and is on display at Formnext 2018. 

Nov 13, 2018
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Is 3D Printing a Health Hazard?
New Research Identifies Toxic Particles Emitted by Desktop 3D Printers

A new study conducted by UL Chemical Safety and Georgia Institute of Technology found that desktop 3D printers have a potentially negative impact on indoor air quality, identifying a number of particles that are known to be health hazardous.

Nov 13, 2018
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XYZprinting Announces New 3D Printing Materials at Formnext 2018

At Formnext, which starts today, XYZprinting is unveiling three new PLA-based printing materials which are aimed at hobbyist and professional 3D printing needs. An antibacterial PLA, a copper metallic PLA, and a carbon PLA, the materials complement a busy showing for the company this week.

Nov 12, 2018
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World First 4K 3D Printer
EnvisionTEC Perfactory P4K: 4K DLP Projection Enhanced by AI

EnvisionTEC, a provider of professional-grade 3D printing solutions, has announced ahead of Formnext that it is debuting a DLP-based 3D printer. What's unique about this printer is that it utilizes a 4K projector with artificial intelligence. 

Nov 12, 2018
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Thought3D and Owens Corning Collaborate to Launch Magigoo PP-GF for XSTRAND GF30-PP

Thought3D, known for its 3D printing adhesives, worked with Owens Corning, the world leader in fiberglass composite materials to launch Magigoo PP-GF which works with the latter's XStrand GF30-PP material. 

Nov 6, 2018
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All 4.1 and 4.1 for All!
Simplify3D 4.1 Expands Multi-Extrusion Capabilities, Individual Processes per Part

Simplify3D has just released the latest version of its premium 3D model slicing software. Improvements come in toolpath optimization, file size generation plus usability support for six-material extrusion and individualized processes across multiple parts.

Nov 6, 2018
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Clean2Antartica to Drive 3D Printed Truck Across Antartica this Month

Clean2Antartica is a "playful" project started by Edwin and Liesbeth ter Velde which will see them drive a 3D printed truck from Antartica's base camp to the South Pole.