3D Printing News

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

Nov 15, 2018
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Cura 3.6 Offers Plugins and Material Profiles via a new “Marketplace”

Ultimaker Cura, the free, open-source 3D printing slicer has been updated once again. The software now offers a convenient way to manage plugins and material profiles called the Marketplace. Download Cura 3.6 for free from Ultimaker’s website.

Nov 15, 2018
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Better Surfacing
DyeMansion Introduces New Colors and Vaporfuse Surfacing at Formnext

At Formnext 2018, DyeMansion is introducing new colored dyes and materials to its portfolio and a technology which it claims can achieve surfaces that rival injection molded parts, called Vaporfuse Surfacing (VFS). 

Nov 14, 2018
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Rubbery Thermoplastic Elastomer
Sinterit Launches TPE for its Desktop SLS 3D Printers

Sinterit has launched a new TPE material type for its Lisa desktop SLS 3D printers. The material is the company's first thermoplastic elastomer, and is on display at Formnext 2018. 

Nov 13, 2018
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Massive Improvements for Mass Production
Desktop Metal Unveils Upgraded Production System at Formnext 2018

During Formnext 2018, the Massachusetts-based startup Desktop Metal announced a number of improvements to its Production System metal 3D printer, including accelerated print speeds and a larger build volume.

Nov 13, 2018
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Is 3D Printing a Health Hazard?
New Research Identifies Toxic Particles Emitted by Desktop 3D Printers

A new study conducted by UL Chemical Safety and Georgia Institute of Technology found that desktop 3D printers have a potentially negative impact on indoor air quality, identifying a number of particles that are known to be health hazardous.

Nov 13, 2018
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XYZprinting Announces New 3D Printing Materials at Formnext 2018

At Formnext, which starts today, XYZprinting is unveiling three new PLA-based printing materials which are aimed at hobbyist and professional 3D printing needs. An antibacterial PLA, a copper metallic PLA, and a carbon PLA, the materials complement a busy showing for the company this week.

Nov 12, 2018
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World First 4K 3D Printer
EnvisionTEC Perfactory P4K: 4K DLP Projection Enhanced by AI

EnvisionTEC, a provider of professional-grade 3D printing solutions, has announced ahead of Formnext that it is debuting a DLP-based 3D printer. What's unique about this printer is that it utilizes a 4K projector with artificial intelligence. 

Nov 12, 2018
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Sticky Subject
Thought3D and Owens Corning Collaborate to Launch Magigoo PP-GF for XSTRAND GF30-PP

Thought3D, known for its 3D printing adhesives, worked with Owens Corning, the world leader in fiberglass composite materials to launch Magigoo PP-GF which works with the latter's XStrand GF30-PP material. 

Nov 9, 2018
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Czech Out the New Updates
Prusa Releases Autumn Update with Information about Powder-Coated Sheets

Josef Průša, founder of Prusa Research, has released a blog post sharing information about Prusament status, MMU2.0, and, most interestingly, powder-coated sheets updates. This comes before his 2018 final recap.

Nov 8, 2018
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Ceramics and Metal
Nanoe Launches Zetaprint Desktop 3D Printer for Ceramic and Metal Printing at Formnext

Nanoe, the developer of ready-to-sinter Nanopowders for the ceramic industry, is to launch a metal and ceramic desktop 3D printing system at Formnext. Called Zetaprint, the system will debut alongside the company's new Zetamix stainless steel 316 filament. 

Nov 6, 2018
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All 4.1 and 4.1 for All!
Simplify3D 4.1 Expands Multi-Extrusion Capabilities, Individual Processes per Part

Simplify3D has just released the latest version of its premium 3D model slicing software. Improvements come in toolpath optimization, file size generation plus usability support for six-material extrusion and individualized processes across multiple parts.

Nov 6, 2018
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Freezing Conditions
Clean2Antartica to Drive 3D Printed Truck Across Antartica this Month

Clean2Antartica is a "playful" project started by Edwin and Liesbeth ter Velde which will see them drive a 3D printed truck from Antartica's base camp to the South Pole.

Nov 5, 2018
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2.Whoa
Peopoly Updates Asura SLA Print Prep Software to 2.0

Users of SLA 3D printers have a robust new solution for their print preparation needs; updated to 2.0, Peopoly's Asura now features built-in slicing and distortion adjustment for precision prints.

Nov 1, 2018
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Heart of the Matter
Researchers Develop 3D Bioprinting Technique That Could Help Combat Heart Disease

Researchers from the University of Colorado Boulder have developed a 3D bioprinting technique that enables local control over an object's firmness. It could one day be used to create patient-specific artificial vessels and organs.  

Oct 31, 2018
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Raising the Standards
$2.6 Million Two-Year Aerospace Standardization Project Launched for Titomic Kinetic Fusion Technology

Australian based metal additive manufacturing company, Titomic Limited, has partnered with the Innovative Manufacturing Cooperative Research Centre (IMCRC), CSIRO and RMIT University in a $2.6 million deal to meet aeronautical standards for the company’s Kinetic Fusion (TKF) technology.