Keep yourself up to date with the latest 3D printing news from all over the world.
The 3D printer manufacturer Makerbot has recently unveiled Makerbot Tough, a filament that is designed for 3D printing functional prototypes. This new material seems to be an upgrade over ABS, offering twice the impact strength and reduced warping.
Nexeo Solutions, the industrial chemicals and plastics distributor, is expanding its 3D printing portfolio with filaments for industrial use from Polymaker.
Designer and Royal College of Art graduate Lingxiao Luo is combining traditional knitting techniques and 3D printing to create garments that echo the playful style of children's toys.
After a successful beta trial, Ultimaker is releasing a new version of its popular slicing software, Cura 3.4. You can download it now from the company's website for free.
Bolstering it's already robust educational offerings, MakerBot's new Certification Program for educators has earned the ISTE Seal of Alignment -- verification of a resource's quality for educational development.
Australian hemp company Mirreco is developing a 3D printing process that utilizes hemp biomass as a material to manufacture building panels for houses.
3Dsimo is a company focused on multi-purpose tools for 3D printing projects. Their latest release is an open source 3D printing pen kit that encourages you to modify it for your own purposes. Better yet, if you break the pen, you can simply 3D print replacement parts.
Endeer is a company created by two women who are starting a "bravolution". They're using 3D printing to create bras which fit and feel comfortable, rather than just to look good. The first bra design "SHAPE" has now been launched on IndieGoGo.
Here’s one ingenious method of navigating MRI scanner data: With the help of 3D printing, some software, and a tablet, you can zoom through your brain.
Students from West Michigan Aviation Academy recently worked on an extracurricular project which was rather different from the average. Their task was to create prosthetic feet for an urban chicken who lost hers to frost bite.
BioLife4D, a biotech company, is working on printing a viable human heart which is suitable for transplant. But, the company claims to have reached a significant milestone and successfully 3D bioprinted a human cardiac patch.
Shapeways has launched an in-house collection of fully customizable 3D printed jewelry. Called Spring & Wonder, the products and brand were designed in two months to demonstrate what Shapeways can do for other companies wanting to incorporate mass personalization.
Phoenix Analysis and Design Technologies (PADT) has announced it's opening a 3D printing factory, using Carbon’s Digital Light Synthesis technology and production system to create 2,000-5,000 parts on-demand weekly.
Since the Lansing Delta Township assembly plant of General Motors bought a $35,000 3D printer, they've seen savings of €300,000. However, the company expects to see savings of millions of dollars in the future as it standardizes the technology throughout its plants across the globe.
To help provide access to 3D printing in impoverished areas of Cali, Colombia, engineering students from Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) have developed a solar power system that allows 3D printers to operate in areas where electricity is unstable.
Before proposing to his girlfriend, Dan Ko decided that everything had to be perfect, including the engagement ring. So, he truly personalized his proposal by 3D modeling and printing a ring which he knew his future wife would love.
A designer has developed a 3D printed robot that can auto-adjust its height to maneuver a wide range of spaces.