All the latest 3D printing news from all over the world.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Stratasys is partnering with Dassault Systèmes to supply Unlimited Tomorrow with 3D printing and CAD software dedicated to producing affordable, patient-specific prosthetic devices.
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.
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.
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.
Mechanical engineering students from the Aalborg University Esbjerg have used a BigRep ONE to 3D print a functional bike frame in one piece. PhD doctorate Peter Riddersholm Lauridsen shares an inside look at this project, and explains how 3D printing enables students to hone their engineering skills.
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.
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.
Despite their multiple innovations in the desktop 3D printer market, California-based manufacturer Type A Machines has gone out of business.
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.
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.
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.