3D Printing News

All the latest 3D printing news from all over the world.

Mar 26, 2018
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Printy and the Brain
Play Ping Pong While Wearing a 3D Printed Brain Scanner?

Researchers from the UK developed a revolutionary 3D printed brain scanner which is effective even when a patient is moving - whether the movement is as simple as nodding their head or as active as playing ping-pong.

Mar 26, 2018
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Goddesses Against Modern Oppression
Iranian Artist Counters Digital Colonialism with “She Who Sees the Unknown” Display

Morehshin Allahyari is an Iranian artist and activist who is using ancient illustrations of Middle Eastern dark goddesses to create 12 sculptures using 3D modeling, scanning and printing. Her aim is to fight against "digital colonialism" with the display called She Who Sees the Unknown.

Mar 26, 2018
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Meddling with Metal
Desktop Metal Files Patent Infringement Lawsuit Against Markforged

Desktop Metal has filed a lawsuit against Markforged for allegedly copying portions of the Massachusetts-based startup's patented metal 3D printing processes. After looking through the court documents, we found that the allegations showcase an interesting history between the two competitors. 

Mar 25, 2018
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Making Bones About It
Materialise Receives FDA Clearance for 3D Printed Anatomical Models

Materialise is the world's first additive manufacturing company to receive FDA clearance for diagnostic 3D printed anatomical models. FDA clearance supports the continued growth of point-of-care 3D printing facilities.

Mar 25, 2018
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4D Printed Structures Could Improve Space Missions and Biomedical Devices

Researchers from the Georgia Institute of Technology developed tensegrity structures using 3D printers. The 3D printed objects dramatically expand when exposed to heat in a process which is also known as 4D printing.

Mar 24, 2018
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La Bandita: Hackrod and Siemens Partner to Develop Self-Designing Car

Hackrod is partnering with Siemens PLM Software to help accelerate the development of La Bandita, a self-designing speedster that will be produced with virtual reality, artificial intelligence, and 3D printing technology.

Mar 24, 2018
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Peacock Gets 3D Printed Prosthetic Leg from Random Reddit User

A Wyoming family's pet peacock lost its foot from frostbite, the owners went searching for help on Reddit. One random user decided to design and 3D print a prosthetic device for the majestic bird, giving it a better chance at leading a quality life.  

Mar 23, 2018
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Shower with a 3D Printed Dolphin, Dinosaur or Dragon Head from Zooheads

Brooklyn-based company, Zooheads, is creating interesting 3D printed shower heads for "the wild at heart". Choose from a lion, dragon, dinosaur, shark, crocodile, or many more.

Mar 23, 2018
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DIY Robot
6-Axis Open-Source Robot Arm is Now on Kickstarter

The AR2 6 axis robot launched on Kickstarter - this is an open-source, 3D printable kit which can be built using off-the-shelf components all for under $2,500. 

Mar 23, 2018
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Moving Day
WASP Shamballa Technology Park Can Print Huge Structures

WASP (the World’s Advanced Saving Project) announced that Shamballa Technology Park -- its eco-friendly, sustainable village -- has moved. Now, it's located in an industrial warehouse which is the first service center for large-scale 3D printing in Italy.

Mar 22, 2018
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The Microlay Versus is a New Resin 3D Printer Aimed at the Dental Industry

Microlay, the Madrid-based dental printer manufacturer, released a new high-quality 3D printer called The Versus. However, there are several competitors for dental 3D printers out on the market - is it better than its competition?

Mar 22, 2018
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BigBox Redux
Radical Tool Changing 3D Printer with Motion System from E3D

Debuting at the 2018 Midwest RepRap Festival this weekend is a tool changing 3D printer from British company E3D. This is a multi-material FFF machine that's quick, nimble, and very very clever.

Mar 22, 2018
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Chanel Creates 3D Printed Mascara Brush for Better Application

French fashion brand Chanel is launching Le Révolution Volume mascara which has a 3D printed mascara brush. The 3D printed brush is the first of its kind to be manufactured on such a large scale.

Mar 20, 2018
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LimeLite Creates Energy-Efficient Lighting Range using 3D Printing

LimeLite, a lighting manufacturer based in Swinburne, Australia, worked with product designers from Swinburne’s School of Design to create a 3D printed energy efficient lighting range called On Track.

Mar 20, 2018
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better bite with 3D printing
New ArchForm 3D Printed Orthodontics a Cost-Efficient Alternative

ArchForm provides orthodontists with a more cost-effective way to create retainers and teeth aligners for patients by tapping into the power of 3D printing.