3D Printing News

All the latest 3D printing news from all over the world.

Mar 16, 2018
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Loop High-Fidelity Earplugs Protect Your Hearing and Prevent Tinnitus

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.

Mar 15, 2018
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Best of Both Worlds
Fraunhofer IPA Combine 3D Printing and Injection Molding Advantages

Fraunhofer IPA researchers combined additive manufacturing and injection molding to create the Additive Freeform Casting process which benefits from the advantages of both technologies.

Mar 15, 2018
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At One with Nature
3D Printed Cabin of Curiosities Aims to Address Housing Shortage

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.

Mar 15, 2018
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Ultimaker Integrates HP Scanning Software into Cura Slicing Software

Ultimaker has announced it will integrate HP scanning software into Ultimaker Cura, optimizing the workflow between 3D scanning and 3D printing. 

Mar 15, 2018
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Diamond-Coated 3D Printed Implants Improve Biocompatibility with Human Body

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. 

Mar 14, 2018
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8-Bits of Fish
Live at SXSW: Open Meals Shows Off 3D Printed 8-Bit Sushi

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. 

Mar 14, 2018
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Project Unicorn Glitter Prosthetic Gets Extra Sparkle from colorFabb

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.

Mar 14, 2018
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Bigger, Better, Faster, More.
New Raspberry Pi 3 B+: Faster Chipset, Better Network Features, Same Price

Mar 13, 2018
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Improving the Drone
MakerBot Design Series Improves a Micro Drone using 3D Printing

A MakerBot employee reverse engineered a micro drone, using 3D printing to create a new outer shell for the motors, electronic boards and battery.

Mar 13, 2018
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Stanley Black & Decker Cuts Production Cost with Markforged Metal X 3D Printer

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. 

Mar 12, 2018
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This is a Prosthetic Nerf Gun Made with 3D Printing

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.

Mar 12, 2018
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Live at SXSW: $4,000 3D Printed Homes for Those Who Lack Shelter

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.  

Mar 12, 2018
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Gigabot X can 3D Print with Recycled Plastic Pellets

Now live on Kickstarter is the Gigabot X, a large-scale, direct pellet extrusion 3D printer for fabricating with recycled plastic.

Mar 9, 2018
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Researchers Create Knitted Replicas of 3D Printing Models

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.

Mar 9, 2018
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Turn Your Phone into an Action Camera with the 3D Printed Periscope Case

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.