Keep yourself up to date with the latest 3D printing news from all over the world.
The 3D printing company Desktop Metal closed a $160 million funding round, which will help expand the adoption of their Studio System and Production System printers.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Scientists from the University of Sheffield and Imperial College London created a new family of meta-crystal materials, which are stronger and more durable.
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.
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.
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.
SOLIDWORKS, a developer of 3D CAD design software, offers an ecosystem of apps aimed at kids to encourage their creativity and spark an interest in STEM early.
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.
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.
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.
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.
At CES 2019, XYZPrinting shows an affordable small color 3D printer to the public. Plus: antibacterial and consumer metal 3D printing materials.
Formlabs is heading to CES 2019 to unveil its new Elastic Resin and Digital Dentures, expanding further into the prototyping and dental market.