All the latest 3D printing news from all over the world.
WASP, the Italian 3D printer manufacturer, is donating and setting up a laboratory for 3D printing artificial limbs at the University of Damascus, Syria. Engineering graduate students will then print prosthetics for those in need.
Researchers at ETH Zurich and Caltech developed a 3D printed submarine which doesn't need fuel, electricity, propellant or even an engine. Instead, it exploits temperature changes in the water to complete complex movements.
In an effort to show how useful 3D printing can be when you only take the benefits of the technology and work around the negatives, researchers from Sandia National Laboratories have developed a 3D printed telescope in a third of the time and at a fifth of the traditional cost.
Allegorithmic, the 3D texturing software company, is releasing ready-t0-use materials to help make creating photorealistic 3D models of vehicles a whole lot easier. The materials will be released over the next five weeks.
3Doodler, maker of perhaps the best-known 3D printing pen, has just unveiled its new Create+ pen, plus a creativity fostering product line fresh for 2018. The pen promises easier loading and operation, while the product line includes Home Décor and DIY Project Kits.
MyMiniFactory launched a new campaign at the end of last month which saw the release of seven official 3D printable figurines from everyone's favorite mobile game, Angry Birds Evolution. The campaign was in collaboration with Rovio.
Ultimaker is releasing a new beta version of its popular slicing software. You can download Cura 3.4 from the company’s website. As always, the software is free.
If you live in a humid climate, you may find that many of your 3D prints aren't going to plan. The cause may be that your filament is damp. Don't despair, there are many ways to dry it out.
Nicholas Unis is a college-student developing a 3D printing sneaker brand called UnisBrands LLC. His target market is those who buy and trade footwear, but Unis' company will also make recycling for discount a possibility.
Elementary school student Julian Caraballo wanted to play violin and become part of his school's band, and he didn't let a birth defect on his right hand stop him. Instead, three students from Drexel University helped him achieve his dream with a 3D printed prosthetic device.
The Eindhoven University is partnering with various companies to 3D print a community of five houses. The concrete structures will be fully habitable, and will be available to residents next year.
Researchers from Newcastle University, UK, 3D printed human corneas for the first time. To do this, they mixed stem cells from a healthy donor cornea with a gel and collagen to create a printable bio-ink.
Researchers from Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD) have developed a two-step polymerization process to fully recycle 3D printed thermosetting photopolymers.
In a unique marketing campaign for the superhero movie Black Panther, Pepsi partnered up with the manufacturing service provider Protolabs to create a collectibles kit that featured five special edition soda cans fitted with 3D printed Black Panther masks.
EDG NYC is an architecture firm that has developed a new method of digital sculpting, which they call "Modern Ornamental", to restore a building in New York City. The process utilizes 3D printing to produce complex molds for casting concrete structures.
Researchers from MIT CSAIL and the Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Metropolitan Solutions are working on a project called the RoBoat which will free up road traffic in cities with a network of canals. The boats are autonomous and can even come together to create floating structures, such as bridges.
Color on Demand is a new service coming soon from ColorFabb which will enable you to have the color you want matched and produced. With more choice than ever, you can either order from the dozens of RAL colors or match your own.