All the latest 3D printing news from all over the world.
Carbodeon and Tiamet 3D strike up a strategic partnership to develop nanodiamond-enhanced 3D printing filament. This PLA-based material will provide enhanced thermal and mechanical properties, including a 100 percent increase in tensile strength.
Loop is a Belgium company helping people avoid hearing loss without "looking like a dork". 3D printing is used to create the earplugs which combine an acoustic channel and filter for natural sound. Choose from eight colors.
Fraunhofer IPA researchers combined additive manufacturing and injection molding to create the Additive Freeform Casting process which benefits from the advantages of both technologies.
Startup Emerging Objects has used the 3D printing of recycled material to create the "Cabin of Curiosities". A proof of concept as part of a research project, the cabin, built in a backyard in Oakland, is made up of 3D printed tiles which have pockets for vegetation.
Ultimaker has announced it will integrate HP scanning software into Ultimaker Cura, optimizing the workflow between 3D scanning and 3D printing.
Researchers from RMIT University have developed a groundbreaking technique for 3D printed titanium implants, coating them with synthetic diamonds to improve biocompatibility with the human body.
At SXSW, the digital food company Open Meals unveiled its Pixel Food Printer, a 3D printer capable of producing edible and pixelated 8-bit sushi.
Nonprofit organization, Born Just Right, has partnered with Netherlands-based 3D printing filament company, colorFabb, to iterate on "Project Unicorn". Part of an endeavor of 12-year-old Jordan Reeves, the project is to design and build a custom prosthetic which shoots glitter.
A MakerBot employee reverse engineered a micro drone, using 3D printing to create a new outer shell for the motors, electronic boards and battery.
Stanley Black & Decker is using the Markforged Metal X 3D printer to produce functional parts. Since adopting the metal 3D printing system into its production workflow, the industrial tool manufacturer is saving between 34 percent to 48 percent on manufacturing costs.
Parisian collective Hackerloop have made a custom non-lethal weapon with 3D printing and Arduino; DIY prosthetic Nerf gun is triggered using electrodes that can detect muscle activity.
The construction company ICON is working together with the charity New Story to combat inadequate housing across the globe. Using ICON's Vulcan 3D printer, the collaborative effort aims to 3D print 650-square-foot homes that are affordable and sustainable.
Now live on Kickstarter is the Gigabot X, a large-scale, direct pellet extrusion 3D printer for fabricating with recycled plastic.
The humble art of knitting takes on a whole new dimension; new software can convert any 3D model into a pattern to create knitted replicas.
Defox has launched the 3D printed Periscope Case on Crowd Supply. The case is dubbed the working man's Go Pro and can turn your phone into an action camera.