3D Printing News

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

May 22, 2019
Featured image of Prusa Renames Slic3r PE as PrusaSlicer and Gives it a Huge Revamp
New Name, New Updates
Prusa Renames Slic3r PE as PrusaSlicer and Gives it a Huge Revamp

News from Josef: Prusa has been simplifying and improving its open-source slicer Slic3r PE, offering a ton of interesting new features and introducing a new name PrusaSlicer.

May 21, 2019
Featured image of Sandvik Unveils 3D Printed Industrial Diamond Composite
Diamonds Are Forever
Sandvik Unveils 3D Printed Industrial Diamond Composite

In a world first, Sandvik engineers have created a 3D printed industrial diamond composite which they believe will revolutionize the machining industry. It will be unveiled at RAPID + TCT in Detroit.

May 21, 2019
Featured image of Bobcat Kittens Receive 3D Printed Tracker Collars to Improve Tracking of Population
Non-invasive, Safer Alternative
Bobcat Kittens Receive 3D Printed Tracker Collars to Improve Tracking of Population

Brady Neiles is a resource biologist from South Dakota’s Game, Fish & Parks who used 3D printing to change the way wildlife populations are tracked. 

May 20, 2019
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Productive Production
How 3D Printing Transformed Ashley Furniture’s Production Process

American furniture manufacturer Ashley Furniture uses 3D printing to improve production by reducing costs and lead times and encouraging employee creativity.

May 20, 2019
Featured image of Researchers Develop 3D Printed Metamaterials to Improve Sound Quality
Sculpting sound for audiences
Researchers Develop 3D Printed Metamaterials to Improve Sound Quality

British researchers developed a method of 3D printing materials to allow for sound manipulation which they believe could one day result in better sound delivery in concerts and theatres.

May 20, 2019
Featured image of BigRep Reveals STUDIO G2 Large-Format 3D Printer at RAPID+TCT
The Big Gets Better
BigRep Reveals STUDIO G2 Large-Format 3D Printer at RAPID+TCT

BigRep, the large-scale 3D Printer manufacturer, will be displaying its all-new STUDIO G2 large-format 3D printer at RAPID+TCT this week. A highlight of the presentation is the G2's ability to print engineering-grade materials.

May 17, 2019
Featured image of Bombardier Transportation Installs Stratasys 3D Printer for End-Use Parts
From Prototyping to Production
Bombardier Transportation Installs Stratasys 3D Printer for End-Use Parts

Stratasys, the 3D printer manufacturer, announced that Bombardier Transportation, the mobility solution provider, will use its Stratasys F900 3D Printer to create parts for trains and trams in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland. 

May 16, 2019
Featured image of Ultimaker Cura 4.1 Beta Released with UX Improvements and Slicing Enhancements
Finally, You Can Position Panels
Ultimaker Cura 4.1 Beta Released with UX Improvements and Slicing Enhancements

Ultimaker has launched a new beta update to its open-source 3D printing slicer, Cura. This version, Cura 4.1, promises to bring more control to a user's 3D printing workflow.

May 16, 2019
Featured image of Artec 3D Releases the Micro, a Metrology-Grade Desktop 3D Scanner
Big Little Details
Artec 3D Releases the Micro, a Metrology-Grade Desktop 3D Scanner

Luxembourg-based 3D scanner manufacturer Artec 3D has just unveiled the Artec Micro, a desktop-sized, metrology-grade scanner for small objects. Boasting easy operation and exceptional results, the scanner broadens Artec's offerings to new fields.

May 15, 2019
Featured image of Rapper Nipsey Hussle Immortalised in 3D Printed Gold Pendant
Hussle And Motivate
Rapper Nipsey Hussle Immortalised in 3D Printed Gold Pendant

Nipsey Hussle, an American rapper and community activist, was killed in March. Charlamagne tha God, a radio presenter, gave Hussle's partner Lauren London a 3D printed pendant of the rapper to commemorate him.

May 14, 2019
Featured image of Could 3D Printing Tissue Scaffolds Improve Nipple Reconstruction?
It's A Nubbin
Could 3D Printing Tissue Scaffolds Improve Nipple Reconstruction?

Researchers from the Queensland University of Technology propose 3D printing tissue-engineered constructs as a graft to assist in nipple reconstruction for women who've undergone a mastectomy.

May 14, 2019
Featured image of Xometry Raises $50 Million in Equity Funding Led by Greenspring Associates
Cha-ching
Xometry Raises $50 Million in Equity Funding Led by Greenspring Associates

On-demand manufacturing marketplace Xometry announced it raised $50 million in equity funding, bringing it to a total of $113 million raised.

May 13, 2019
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Organized chaos
Handy STL File Bulk Viewer for Windows PCs

Got a folder full of STL files that you don't recognize? This handy utility will generate previews of them so you can make sense of the mess.

May 8, 2019
Featured image of Zortrax Launches M300 Dual Desktop Industrial 3D Printer
Twice As Nice
Zortrax Launches M300 Dual Desktop Industrial 3D Printer

Zortrax has launched the M300 Dual, a double extrusion 3D printer billed as suitable for industrial-grade applications while still small enough to sit on your desktop.

May 8, 2019
Featured image of Carbon-reinforced Parts 3D Printed for Luxury Catamaran
High-stakes 3D printing at sea
Carbon-reinforced Parts 3D Printed for Luxury Catamaran

As if 3D printing carbon-reinforced parts weren't hard enough, Swiss Scheurer GmbH did it big - and they did it on a luxury catamaran.