3D Printing News

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

Feb 9, 2018
Featured image of Scientists in India are Growing Ears in the Lab using Cartilage and a 3D Printed Scaffold
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Scientists in India are Growing Ears in the Lab using Cartilage and a 3D Printed Scaffold

Doctors in Chennai, India are working on 3D printing transplantable ears. They've recently been successful in growing ear cartilage in a culture flask and proving it continues to grow once implanted in rabbits.

Feb 8, 2018
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MasterSpool Could Help Reduce Waste When Buying 3D Printing Filament

3D printing expert Richard Horne is proposing a new way to receive filament which involves one MasterSpool and minimally packaged refills. Already manufacturers such as Das Filament are onboard with this idea.

Feb 8, 2018
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Immortalize Your Pooch: New Startup Offers 3D Printed Pet Figurines

The Calgary-based company GravityB 3D is using a 60-camera 3D scanning system to create life-like 3D printed figurines of pets and people.

Feb 8, 2018
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3D Printable Syntactic Foams Could Help Submarines Reach Deeper Depths

A team of researchers from New York University School of Engineering have developed 3D printable syntactic foam materials. These foams are lightweight composites that offer exceptional buoyancy and strength, and are commonly used for submarine components. 

Feb 8, 2018
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Ultimaker Cura 3.2 Adds Experimental Supports and Layer Features, Improves UI

Ultimaker is now releasing its stable version of the Cura 3.2 after a few weeks of beta testing. You can now download the optimized software from the company's website.

Feb 7, 2018
Featured image of Stratasys & Dassault Systèmes Partner to Develop Low-Cost 3D Printed Prosthetics
Partnering for Prosthetics
Stratasys & Dassault Systèmes Partner to Develop Low-Cost 3D Printed Prosthetics

Stratasys is partnering with Dassault Systèmes to supply Unlimited Tomorrow with 3D printing and CAD software dedicated to producing affordable, patient-specific prosthetic devices.  

Feb 6, 2018
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Desktop Metal Unveils Live Parts Generative Design Tool for SOLIDWORKS

Desktop Metal is partnering with Dassault Systèmes to develop Live Parts, a new generative design tool. This new experimental technology is exclusive to SOLIDWORKS users, and aims to simplify generative design for 3D printing. 

Feb 6, 2018
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Solidworks Add-In for DragonFly2020 Pro Makes Creating 3D Printed Electronics Easier

Nano Dimension, known for their circuit boards 3D printers, partnered up with software company Dassault Systèmes and implemented a Solidworks add-in for its DragonFly 2020 Pro 3D printer.

Feb 5, 2018
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Massachusetts Man Develops Braille Toy for Daughter with Usher Syndrome

After learning that his daughter suffers from Usher Syndrome, a degenerative disease that leads to blind- and deafness, Jake Lacourse channeled his anguish into the development of a fun educational toy that would teach 2-year-old Becca braille.

Feb 4, 2018
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Learning about Chandra X-ray Observatory Discoveries with 3D Printed Supernova Models

NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory's Communications and Public Engagement group uses 3D models and prints to educate and raise awareness about our high-energy universe. 

Feb 2, 2018
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Saving the Planet, One Phone Case At A Time
Precious Plastic Creates Recycled iPhone Case with Help From 3D Hubs

The global community Precious Plastic has created a recycled iPhone case with CNC milling from 3D Hubs. The organization has created an open source production ecosystem that includes a plastic waste shredder, an filament extrusion machine, an injection molder, and a compressor to help process the molds.

Feb 2, 2018
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We Hardly Knew Ye
Type A Machines Retire to that Great 3D Printer in the Sky

Despite their multiple innovations in the desktop 3D printer market, California-based manufacturer Type A Machines has gone out of business.

Feb 2, 2018
Featured image of Shred the Snow: CAPiTA Improves Snowboards with 3D Printed Sidewall Technology
Shred the Snow
Shred the Snow: CAPiTA Improves Snowboards with 3D Printed Sidewall Technology

The snowboard manufacturer CAPiTA is using its patented FUS3D 3D printing technique to develop recyclable, durable, and strong thermoplastic sidewalls that attach to the board's wooden core as a single piece.

Feb 1, 2018
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CNC Hubs?
Two Big Strategic Changes from 3D Hubs

The open peer-to-peer marketplace pioneered by 3D Hubs has been relegated, say the company founders, to make room for a broader manufacturing platform driven by CAD-CAM technologies.

Feb 1, 2018
Featured image of Janne Kyttanen Releases Sleek Eyewear Designs You Can Personalize and 3D Print
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Janne Kyttanen Releases Sleek Eyewear Designs You Can Personalize and 3D Print

In collaboration with GlassesUSA.com and the Polish 3D printer manufacturer Sinterit, Finnish designer Janne Kyttanen has released 3D printable eyewear designs that you can customize and print as a single frame.