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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Jul 31, 2019
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Put Your Cat on a Diet With a 3D Printed Food Dispenser

Cat lover Piotr Westfalewicz spent a year and a half building an automatic cat feeder which also tracks the cat's weight and eating speed. The design is open source so you can create your own. 

Jul 30, 2019
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3D Printed Fashion: The State of the Art

Fashion designers are using this new technology to turn their wildest ideas into reality. Let's take a closer look at what's currently on offer.

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Jul 29, 2019
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New University Course Focuses on Legal Issues in 3D Printing Industry

A new course is trying to prepare students for a world where additive manufacturing continues to gain prominence, by trying to address legal issues in the 3D printing industry.

Jul 27, 2019
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3D Printing Sustainability – Solving the Plastic Trash Crisis

By 2050, there is predicted to be more plastic in the ocean by weight than fish. Learn about the institutions and organizations taking a stand.

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Jul 27, 2019
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3D Printed Doll – 5 Amazing True-to-Life Projects

3D printing is a process capable of producing custom, detailed models; thus creating life-like dolls is a great application. Let's see what 3D printing has to offer in the world of miniature people-making.

Jul 26, 2019
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3D Printing Microfluidic Models – 5 Most Interesting Projects

One of the goals of low cost 3D printing is to be able to create medical and scientific devices from it. Diagnostically capable microfluidic models represent the first step into this exciting new world of 3D printing and biosensing capabilities.

Jul 26, 2019
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3D Printed Concrete Pillars Set the Stage at the Origen Festival

Students from ETH Zurich have 3D printed nine unique pillars to be used as a stage by dancers at the Origen Festival in the Swiss Alps. 

Jul 25, 2019
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How 3D Printing Is Reshaping Architecture

Find out how 3D printing is hugely impacting the field of architecture, from concept models and custom designs to interior design and 3D printed houses!

Jul 25, 2019
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Berkeley Scientists 3D Print a Liquid Magnetic Device

Scientists from the Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory used a modified 3D printer to create a magnetic device out of liquids.

Jul 23, 2019
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Celebrate the Moon Landing with a 3D Printed Bootprint

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing, memorabilia creator, Master Replicas, made a 3D printable version of Buzz Aldrin's footprint.

Jul 19, 2019
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How Does a Lidar 3D Scanner Work? – Simply Explained

It's easier to model real life objects when you have a 3D scanner. Join us as we explore one option, the lidar 3D scanner!

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Jul 18, 2019
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Octopod Enables Easy Printer Control from Smartphone

Octoprint is a massively popular printer control solution that runs in desktop browsers - but what if you don't have a computer at hand? That's where Octopod comes in.

Jul 18, 2019
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These 3D Printed Micro-Bristle-Bots Move by Harnessing Vibrations

Researchers from the Georgia Institute of Technology have developed a 3D printed robot that is almost too small to see. It moves by harnessing vibrations and could provide a pathway to intravenous surgeries, disaster relief, and early warning systems for seismic activity.

Jul 16, 2019
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Conjoined Twins Separated with Help of 3D Printing

Twins conjoined at the head have been successfully separated after months of planning and hours of surgery. Surgeons used 3D scanning and printing to ensure the surgery was a success. 

Jul 16, 2019
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NASA Funds Demonstration to 3D Print Spacecraft Parts in Space

Made In Space has received a $73.7 million contract from NASA to demonstrate how its small spacecraft, called Archinaut One, can additively manufacture spacecraft components in low-Earth orbit.

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