3D Printing News

Nov 17, 2017
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Solid Numbers
Century-Old Theory of Schwarzites Bought to Life with 3D Printing

Engineers at Rice University used 3D printers to make theoretical schwarzites into physical structures. Math just got real, people.

Nov 17, 2017
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Helping Hand
Father 3D Prints Prosthetic Arm for Son, Launches Ambionics Service for Other Children in Need

After 3D printing a prosthetic arm for his son Sol, Ben Ryan decided to help others families by launching the Ambionics service.

Nov 16, 2017
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Bigger & Better
EnvisionTEC Rolls Out Two Production-Ready Printers at Formnext 2017

During formnext 2017, EnvisionTEC unveiled two larger version of its popular 3D printers, the Perfactory 4 LED XXL and the Vida cDLM.

Nov 16, 2017
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Metal Mania
TRUMPF Unveils TruPrint 5000 Metal 3D Printer at Formnext 2017

The machine tool and laser manufacturer TRUMPF has just launched its latest Laser Metal Fusion (LMF) 3D printing system: the TruPrint 5000.

Nov 16, 2017
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A Museum for Ants?
Miniature Mollusk Museum in Brooklyn Public Library

Brooklyn Public Library is now home to a museum the size of a vending machine, featuring videos, holograms, and 3D prints of mollusks.

Nov 16, 2017
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Pirates of Louis Vuitton
3D Printed Microstructures Can Prevent Counterfeits and Fakes

Researchers say counterfeits and product piracy can be prevented by innovative security features like 3D printed microstructures.

Nov 16, 2017
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Top Innovators
Which 3D Printing Entrepreneurs Are Featured in the 2018 Forbes 30 Under 30 List?

From metal 3D printing to bespoke 3D printed eyewear. Find out more about this year’s nominees for the Forbes "30 Under 30" list.

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Take a Seat
3D Printed Urban Furniture Made from Recycled Plastic

Based in Rotterdam, Print your City! is an ongoing research project to turn plastic waste into functional, tough, 3D printed urban furniture.

Nov 16, 2017
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Covering All Angles
Verashape Demos Vshaper 5-Axis 3D Printer at Formnext

At Formnext, industrial FDM 3D printer manufacturer Verashaper demoed a new concept printer. Part of the VShaper family of printers, it's capable of printing in 5-axes.

Nov 16, 2017
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Full Voxel Control
GrabCAD Voxel Print Software Brings Voxel-Level Control to Stratasys 3D Printing

Stratasys releases new software solution to bring voxel-level control to the multi-material and full-color Stratasys J750 3D printer. 

Nov 15, 2017
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Hitting The Feet Spot
ECCO Shoes to Offer ‘Augmented’ Quant-U 3D Printed Midsoles

At Formnext, footwear brand Ecco released details of its data-driven midsole, Quant-U. The company will 3D print each bespoke piece in-store.

Nov 15, 2017
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What You 3D Print Defines You
Maker Builds BatBoard, A Batman-Themed Electric Skateboard

With a little 3D printing and a lot of imagination, Jame Bruton from XRobots has created the Batman Electric Skateboard - or Batboard.

Nov 15, 2017
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Better Workflow
Meshmixer 3.3 Adds and Polishes its 3D Printing Features

If you want to check a 3D model ready for 3D printing, Meshmixer can help. The self-proclaimed "Swiss Army Knife" just updated to version 3.3

Nov 14, 2017
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3D Child's Play
AstroPrint Releases Toy Maker App for Children

Cloud platform AstroPrint has released Toy Maker, an app that enables children to find and print their own toys.

Nov 14, 2017
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Now Available in Europe!
Desktop Metal Now Accepting International Pre-Orders for Metal 3D Printing Studio System

Desktop Metal is now accepting pre-orders from companies across Europe for its metal end-to-end 3D printing Studio System.