3D Printing News & Features

Keep yourself up to date with the latest 3D printing news from all over the world and the latest features, interviews, comments, and exciting stories.

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Jan 24, 2020
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A Loaded Issue
States Suing US Government Over 3D Printed Gun Laws

3D printed guns - or ghost guns - have pitted pro-gun groups like Defense Distributed against gun safety advocates. This is the second time the Trump administration is being sued by states over 3D printed guns.

Jan 23, 2020
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Defense Distributed’s Attempt to Revive 3D Printed Gun Lawsuit Rejected

Defense Distributed tried to reopen a lawsuit it began and later settled with the State Department. This attempt was rejected in the US court of appeals.

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Jan 23, 2020
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Family 3D Printing Koalas to Raise Money for Australian Charity

In an effort to help koalas affected by fires in Australia, they've been 3D printing mini koalas on their Ender 3 and giving them to anyone who donates at least $5 to the Adelaide Koala Rescue.

Jan 21, 2020
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Hero Forge Raises $1.7 Million to 3D Print Full-Color Custom Miniatures

The website that brings users custom 3D printed tabletop miniatures and statuettes launched a Kickstarter campaign to offer full-color figures using - you guessed it - 3D printing.

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Jan 16, 2020
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Police 3D Scanning Crime Scenes to Use as Evidence in Court

A police department in the United States is using a Faro 3D scanner to capture crime scenes and share it in courtrooms.

Jan 15, 2020
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Mini Problems
Josef Prusa Addresses Reports of Problems with Original Prusa Mini

The founder of Prusa Research, Josef Prusa, welcomed the new year with a blog post recapping 2019, divulging plans for 2020 and providing updates on the Original Prusa Mini 3D printer.

Jan 3, 2020
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Micro-Angelo
Scientists 3D Print Microscopic Copper Version of David Statue

Researchers at ETH Zurich have 3D printed a microscale version of Michelangelo’s David using a special 3D printing technique.

Jan 1, 2020
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Velocity Painting: Paint Your 3D Prints with Style

Want to get some unique texture on your 3D prints? Learn more about the ins and outs of velocity painting to make some truly unique objects.

Dec 18, 2019
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3D Printed Buildings Could Benefit from Human Bone Structure

Scientists discovered that the human bone structure might be the key to stronger 3D printed materials.

Dec 16, 2019
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The Glass is Half Full
Researchers Develop a New Method of 3D Printing Glass

ETH Zurich researchers used a 3D printing process to produce complex glass objects.

Dec 16, 2019
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From recycled plastic to a lampshade collection
3D Printed Lampshade Collection Made from Recycled Plastic

From plastic pollution to energy-efficient lighting accessories: Plumen and Batch.works have united forces to bring this lampshade collection made from recycled plastic.

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Dec 15, 2019
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You Can Now 3D Print Smithsonian Artifacts at Home

The Smithsonian starts digitizing the most important pieces of its 150 million exhibits. You can now start 3D printing them for free.

Dec 12, 2019
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3D Printed Bunny Holds Information Encoded in DNA to Copy Itself

A research team has discovered a method for turning nearly any object into a data storage unit.

Nov 28, 2019
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Luxury Resort In Mozambique Will Be 3D Printed With Sand

Can sustainability play a part in building a luxury resort? The Kisawa Sanctuary Resort in Mozambique utilizes materials like sand and seawater as base materials for 3D printing.

Nov 23, 2019
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Finite Element Analysis
Markforged and MSC Form Prototyping Partnership

A partnership between Markforged and MSC lets users access the Finite Element Analysis simulation software.

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