3D Printing News

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

Sep 6, 2018
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Secure Your 3D Printer
OctoPrint Publishes Guide to Secure 3D Printing After Concerning Report

OctoPrint, the open-source control software for 3D printers, has issued a reminder to its users to invest time to properly secure internal services and configure settings after a report from the Internet Storm Center (ISC) which shows the dangers of unsecured interfaces.

Sep 6, 2018
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Pedal to the Metal
Desktop Metal Upgrades to Studio System +, Introduces New Metal 3D Printing Fleet

Desktop Metal has launched the new Studio System +, an upgraded metal 3D printing system that will offer higher resolution and allow users to print small metal parts with finer details.

Sep 6, 2018
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Paging Dr. Resin
Carbon Launches Medical-Grade MPU 100 Resin for DLS 3D Printers

Carbon has launched MPU 100, the first-ever medical-grade material for its Digital Light Synthesis machines. It offers a combination of mechanical strength, biocompatibility, and sterilizability.

Sep 6, 2018
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It's a Beast
MakerGear Unveils MakerGear Ultra One Industrial Series 3D Printer

Ahead of a public showing at IMTS, MakerGear unveils the MakerGear Ultra One - a tank of a printer taking aim at industrial-quality printing.

Sep 5, 2018
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New for '19
BCN3D Releases Sigma R19 & Sigmax R19 3D Printers

Open Source 3D printer manufacturer BCN3D has just lifted the lid on the Sigma R19 and Sigmax R19 3D printers. New features include custom hotends by E3D, Bondtech extruders, filament runout detection and other across the board improvements.

Sep 5, 2018
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Motion Picture Magic
Designer Uses 4D Printing to Bring Life and Motion to “Tangible Animations”

Industrial designer Nicole Hone has created a collection of 'Hydrophytes', which are futuristic, aquatic plants that are made with multi-material 4D printing technology.

Sep 5, 2018
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Saving Time, Money and Lives
Boosting Surgical Outcomes with 3D Printing at University Hospital Basel

Surgeons at the University Hospital Basel in Switzerland are cutting down on operating times for head, neck, face and jaw surgeries by 33% thanks to 3D printed surgical guides. 

Sep 4, 2018
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Restoration Race
KW Heritage Uses 3D Printing to Restore Engine Cover of Rare Alfa Romeo Tipo

KW Heritage, a restoration service from engineering firm KW Special Projects, used 3D scanning and 3D printing to restore the engine cover of a rare Alfa Romeo Tipo 33/3 racing car, which will be on display at the Goodwood Revival motor racing festival.

Sep 4, 2018
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Smooth and Creamy Sounds
Turn a Hot Chocolate Can Into a Portable Speaker

A British engineer, programmer, and maker recently took to YouTube to display his upcycling creation. Using 3D printing and electronics, Robin Hartley turned an empty Cadbury's hot chocolate tin into a portable speaker. 

Sep 3, 2018
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Like Magic!
4-Mation is a DIY Interactive 3D Zoetrope Available to Back on Kickstarter

A new crowdfunding campaign for an interactive and home-printable 3D Zoetrope has smashed its funding goal. The project, called 4-Mation, uses 3D objects and strobe lights to create impressive, moving visuals. There are four different animations available to back on Kickstarter. 

Sep 3, 2018
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LulzNot
LulzBot Plays Cruel Joke, Reannounces Aerostruder v2 Micro Tool Head, Not SLA Printer

After getting us giddy with the prospect of some exciting new fork in the LulzBot hardware trail, the company has put paid to our speculation with a full "reveal" this last weekend. No new resin printer. Just a rather cool tool head we already knew about.

Aug 31, 2018
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Dazzling Backers
Dazz 3D LCD 3D Printer Kickstarter Campaign Smashes Funding Goal

Dazz 3D, a Chinese technology company has launched a Kickstarter campaign for the Dazz 3D LCD 3D printer. Promising high-quality resin 3D printing, a safe air purification system and an automatic refilling system, the campaign has already smashed its funding goal of $30,000 with over $100,000 raised.

Aug 31, 2018
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Working in the Nanoscale
MIT Engineers 3D Print Crystals from Billions of Colloids

Engineers from MIT developed a new technique called the direct-write colloidal assembly process. It can build centimeter-high crystals made from billions of individual colloids. They did this by uniting the principles of 3D printing and self-assembly.

Aug 29, 2018
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Another Shot...
3D Printed Gun Blueprints Are Being Sold Online Despite Court Order

Attempting to circumvent a recent court order blocking 3D printable gun blueprints from being shared online, Defense Distributed is now selling the files to customers in states that have not imposed a ban.

Aug 29, 2018
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Researching Extra Small to Solve Big Problems
US Army Research Laboratory uses Atom Probe to Create Atomic-Level 3D Models of Specimens

Material scientists from the US Army Research Laboratory are using an atom probe to explore the structure of metal and ceramic specimens at the atomic-level and creating 3D models of the results.