3D Printing News

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

Jun 25, 2018
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Vive to Advance Medicine?
Explore Your MRI Data With a Tablet, Vive Tracker, and a 3D Printed Adapter

Here’s one ingenious method of navigating MRI scanner data: With the help of 3D printing, some software, and a tablet, you can zoom through your brain.

Jun 25, 2018
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Certainly No Heart of Glass
Students 3D Print Prosthetic Feet for “Debbie Harry” Chicken

Students from West Michigan Aviation Academy recently worked on an extracurricular project which was rather different from the average. Their task was to create prosthetic feet for an urban chicken who lost hers to frost bite.

Jun 25, 2018
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3D Printing Hearts
BioLife4D Successfully 3D Prints Human Cardiac Patch

BioLife4D, a biotech company, is working on printing a viable human heart which is suitable for transplant. But, the company claims to have reached a significant milestone and successfully 3D bioprinted a human cardiac patch. 

Jun 23, 2018
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Beauty and an Ulterior Motive
Shapeways Launches Customizable 3D Printed Jewelry Collection

Shapeways has launched an in-house collection of fully customizable 3D printed jewelry. Called Spring & Wonder, the products and brand were designed in two months to demonstrate what Shapeways can do for other companies wanting to incorporate mass personalization.

Jun 22, 2018
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First in the Southwest
PADT Opens On-Demand Factory Using Carbon 3D Printers

Phoenix Analysis and Design Technologies (PADT) has announced it's opening a 3D printing factory, using Carbon’s Digital Light Synthesis technology and production system to create 2,000-5,000 parts on-demand weekly.

Jun 21, 2018
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Save $300,000, Invest $35,000
General Motors Makes Saves $300,000 Thanks to Standardizing 3D Printing

Since the Lansing Delta Township assembly plant of General Motors bought a $35,000 3D printer, they've seen savings of €300,000. However, the company expects to see savings of millions of dollars in the future as it standardizes the technology throughout its plants across the globe.

Jun 21, 2018
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Solar Powered Printing
Students Develop 3D Printer Power System for Impoverished Colombian Communities

To help provide access to 3D printing in impoverished areas of Cali, Colombia, engineering students from Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) have developed a solar power system that allows 3D printers to operate in areas where electricity is unstable.

Jun 20, 2018
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Don't Try This At Home!
Watch this YouTuber Cast an Extruder Body in Aluminum

In a recent video YouTuber MyfordBoy duplicates a metal part using a novel process involving 3D printing, a sand mold and casting aluminum. Don't try this at home, but definitely enjoy the craftsmanship at work.

Jun 19, 2018
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On Demand Anatomical Models
3D Systems Launches On Demand Anatomical Modeling Service

3D Systems has announced a new service called the On Demand Anatomical Modeling Service, which will enable medical professionals to upload and 3D print digital files through the company. The idea is to make 3D printing models more accessible for the entire healthcare community.

Jun 19, 2018
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She Said Yes!
3D Printing an Personalized Engagement Ring for a Proposal

Before proposing to his girlfriend, Dan Ko decided that everything had to be perfect, including the engagement ring. So, he truly personalized his proposal by 3D modeling and printing a ring which he knew his future wife would love.

Jun 19, 2018
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Robot with Boundary Issues
This 3D Printed Robot Can Crawl Underneath Doors

A designer has developed a 3D printed robot that can auto-adjust its height to maneuver a wide range of spaces.

Jun 18, 2018
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PrintCoin
Makerslab24.com Combines Cryptocurrency and 3D Printing with 3dP-Token

Makerslab24.com is launching a platform that will fuse cryptocurrency with 3D printing technology. The company is creating the 3dP-Token to offer customers greater accessibility to 3D printed products at a lower cost.  

Jun 18, 2018
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Unstoppable Nik!
Father 3D Prints Orthoses for his Son, Now Helps Others

When Matej Vlašič was told that his son, Nik, who is afflicted with cerebral palsy, may never sit up, he began looking for a way to give him the best life possible regardless. With a little help from 3D printing and physical therapy, Nik can now not only sit up but also walk, cycle and dance. Vlašič has now set up aNImaKe, a company to help other parents in a similar situation.

Jun 14, 2018
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Fun with Magnets
MIT Researchers Develop Magnetic 3D Printed Structures which Crawl, Roll, and Jump

With just the wave of a magnet, MIT researchers can control soft 3D printed structures and make them complete a range of movements, such as crawling, rolling up or jumping. The engineers believe this technique could be used for "promising applications" in biomedicine.

Jun 14, 2018
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A Grand Day Out in Bristol
3D Printed “Gromit Unleashed 2” Sculptures Raise Money for Children’s Hospital Charity

In Bristol, UK, this summer, The Bristol Children's Hospital Charity - The Grand Appeal, is launching "Gromit Unleashed 2" a sculpture trail which includes larger-than-life characters from the TV show and three three 3D printed sculptures.