3D Printing News

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

May 23, 2019
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Dual Extrusion
When Nature Calls: The World’s First 3D Printed Bathroom

Nanyang Technological University (NTU) researchers created the world's first 3D printed bathroom which took nine hours to print in concrete casting.

May 23, 2019
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Crippling Debt Not Included
Beam3D Debuts Sub-$400 Prism Resin Printer on Kickstarter

California-based Beam3D has just launched a tantalizing new machine on Kickstarter. Called the Prism, this sub-$400 all-metal machine boasts an affordable price point, sophisticated features and is claimed to compete with printers upwards of $1000.

May 22, 2019
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New Medium, Classic Sculptures
How A Russian Artist Creates Classic Sculptures with a 3D Printing Pen

Ekaterina Dobrolyubova creates stunning sculptures using the 3Doodler 3D printing pen. All3DP spoke to the artist to learn more about how she develops her art. 

May 22, 2019
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New Name, New Updates
Prusa Renames Slic3r PE as PrusaSlicer and Gives it a Huge Revamp

News from Josef: Prusa has been simplifying and improving its open-source slicer Slic3r PE, offering a ton of interesting new features and introducing a new name PrusaSlicer.

May 21, 2019
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Diamonds Are Forever
Sandvik Unveils 3D Printed Industrial Diamond Composite

In a world first, Sandvik engineers have created a 3D printed industrial diamond composite which they believe will revolutionize the machining industry. It will be unveiled at RAPID + TCT in Detroit.

May 21, 2019
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Non-invasive, Safer Alternative
Bobcat Kittens Receive 3D Printed Tracker Collars to Improve Tracking of Population

Brady Neiles is a resource biologist from South Dakota’s Game, Fish & Parks who used 3D printing to change the way wildlife populations are tracked. 

May 20, 2019
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Productive Production
How 3D Printing Transformed Ashley Furniture’s Production Process

American furniture manufacturer Ashley Furniture uses 3D printing to improve production by reducing costs and lead times and encouraging employee creativity.

May 20, 2019
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Sculpting sound for audiences
Researchers Develop 3D Printed Metamaterials to Improve Sound Quality

British researchers developed a method of 3D printing materials to allow for sound manipulation which they believe could one day result in better sound delivery in concerts and theatres.

May 20, 2019
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The Big Gets Better
BigRep Reveals STUDIO G2 Large-Format 3D Printer at RAPID+TCT

BigRep, the large-scale 3D Printer manufacturer, will be displaying its all-new STUDIO G2 large-format 3D printer at RAPID+TCT this week. A highlight of the presentation is the G2's ability to print engineering-grade materials.

May 17, 2019
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3D Printing Industry News (Weekly Digest – May 17, 2019)

The most important announcements and news from the second week of May in the 3D printing industry: Here are new and significant invents, companies using 3D printing for production, and new facilities opening.

May 16, 2019
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Finally, You Can Position Panels
Ultimaker Cura 4.1 Beta Released with UX Improvements and Slicing Enhancements

Ultimaker has launched a new beta update to its open-source 3D printing slicer, Cura. This version, Cura 4.1, promises to bring more control to a user's 3D printing workflow.

May 16, 2019
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Big Little Details
Artec 3D Releases the Micro, a Metrology-Grade Desktop 3D Scanner

Luxembourg-based 3D scanner manufacturer Artec 3D has just unveiled the Artec Micro, a desktop-sized, metrology-grade scanner for small objects. Boasting easy operation and exceptional results, the scanner broadens Artec's offerings to new fields.

May 15, 2019
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Super Cute or Super Sad?
3D Printed Models Teach Children the Dangers of Short-Nosed Dog Breeds

Vets from the University of Queensland are using 3D printing to create models of dog skulls which help educate children on why popular short-nosed dog breeds are problematic pets.

May 13, 2019
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Organized chaos
Handy STL File Bulk Viewer for Windows PCs

Got a folder full of STL files that you don't recognize? This handy utility will generate previews of them so you can make sense of the mess.

May 13, 2019
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Breathe Easy
3D Printed Newborn Baby Manikin Improves Resuscitation Training

A researcher at the Eindhoven University of Technology created a lifelike 3D printed baby manikin using MRI scans to improve resuscitation training for medics.