3D Printing News

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

Jan 23, 2019
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No Power? No Problem!
Thomas Sanladerer Converts Printrbot Play into Off-Grid Printer

YouTuber and maker Thomas Sanladerer turned a two-year-old Printrbot Play into an off-the-grid printer, which can print for six hours in the harshest of conditions. You can follow his video instructions to make your own.

Jan 23, 2019
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3D Printing Takes to the Skies
US Air Force Installs 3D Printed Part on Operational F-22 Fighter Aircraft

The US Air Force 574th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron installed a 3D printed metal part on an operational F-22 fighter aircraft. The technology will make a significant difference in speeding up the replacement of damaged parts. 

Jan 22, 2019
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Land Oddity
David Bowie Tribute Car: A 3D-Printing First

The David Bowie tribute concept car, the first in the world to be produced full-scale in 3D, will be exhibited at Festival Automobile International from January 31 to February 3, 2019.

Jan 21, 2019
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Biodegradable Writing Matter
Batch.works and Paperchase Launch Collection of Sustainable 3D Printed Stationery

Paperchase has partnered up with the London-based 3D printing startup Batch.works to develop a collection of biodegradable stationery, including 3D printed ballpoint pens and pen pots. 

Jan 21, 2019
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Now on Kickstarter
Modifi3d Pro is a Heated Tool for Finishing Your 3D Prints

A new tool lets you finish, repair and modify finished 3D prints. The heatable pen tool "Modifi3D Pro" offers 10 exchangeable tips and is now available on Kickstarter.

Jan 21, 2019
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Crystal Power
Scientists Create Meta-crystals Using 3D Printing

Scientists from the University of Sheffield and Imperial College London created a new family of meta-crystal materials, which are stronger and more durable.

Jan 20, 2019
Featured image of Zero Waste Lab Recycling Plastic Garbage into 3D-Printed Furniture
Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, 3D Print
Zero Waste Lab Recycling Plastic Garbage into 3D-Printed Furniture

The New Raw, a research & design studio, launched a Zero Waste Lab in Thessaloniki, Greece, where residents can recycle plastic garbage into colourful 3D printed urban furniture. 

Jan 18, 2019
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3D Printed Homes Coming Soon
Europe’s First 3D Concrete Printing Facility Opens in Eindhoven

Weber Beamix and BAM Infra opened the first 3D concrete printing facility in Europe. The venture, based in Eindhoven, Netherlands, aims to increase printing efficiency. They've already lined up a slew of jobs, like the Milestone Project residential homes.

Jan 17, 2019
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Loaded Issue
DAGOMA Aims to Curb 3D Printed Gun Production with Operation Harmless Guns

The French 3D printer manufacturer DAGOMA has launched Operation Harmless Guns, a unique campaign that is attempting to halt the production of 3D printed guns by modifying real firearm blueprints to make the unusable and releasing hundreds of them online.

Jan 16, 2019
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Cinderella's 3D Printer
Ica & Kostika Launch 3D-Printed Exobiology Shoe Collection

The footwear brand Ica & Kostika used 3D printing to create an exciting range of shoes called the Exobiology collection. Although they appear to prioritize fashion over comfort, 3D printing provides wearers with a close fit to their natural foot shape.

Jan 15, 2019
Featured image of The Key to Faster SLA Printing? MORE LIGHT
Licht-ety Split
The Key to Faster SLA Printing? MORE LIGHT

Researchers at the University of Michigan have unlocked the path to fast and continuous resin 3D printing by mixing photoinhibitor and additional light sources into the mix.

Jan 15, 2019
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Bridge to the Future
China’s First 3D-Printed Footbridge Unveiled in Shanghai

A 3D-printed footbridge—the first of its kind in China— spanning 15 meters over a small lake was recently unveiled in Shanghai. Coin Robotic and Shanghai Machinery Construction Group created the printer and Polymaker provided the plastic.

Jan 14, 2019
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Papa Ray Saves the Day
3-Year-Old Boy Gets 3D-Printed Prosthetic Arm From Family Friend

Robert Noyes, a 3-year-old from Utah, was born without half of his left arm. A family friend created an affordable prosthetic for the boy using a 3D printer — and changed his life for the better.

Jan 9, 2019
Featured image of At CES, XYZPrinting Debut the Da Vinci Color Mini 3D Printer, Add More Filaments
New at CES 2019
At CES, XYZPrinting Debut the Da Vinci Color Mini 3D Printer, Add More Filaments

At CES 2019, XYZPrinting shows an affordable small color 3D printer to the public. Plus: antibacterial and consumer metal 3D printing materials.

Jan 8, 2019
Featured image of Formlabs Releases Two New Resins to Strengthen Presence in Prototyping and Dental Market
Resin Revolution
Formlabs Releases Two New Resins to Strengthen Presence in Prototyping and Dental Market

Formlabs is heading to CES 2019 to unveil its new Elastic Resin and Digital Dentures, expanding further into the prototyping and dental market.