3D Printing News

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

Jun 13, 2018
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Whoa! Algebraic!
Cartoon Network Makes Your Favorite Adventure Time Characters 3D Printable on MyMiniFactory

The 3D model marketplace MyMiniFactory is collaborating with Cartoon Network to give makers access to official designs of their favorite characters from the hit television series Adventure Time. 

Jun 13, 2018
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Printing Cookies?
Purdue Researchers 3D Print Cookie Dough, Clay and Solid Rocket Fuel

Purdue researchers have developed a process which enables them to 3D print extremely viscous materials. Due to this, they should be able to 3D print everything from cookie dough to biomedical implants. 

Jun 12, 2018
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Text in Style
Protect Your iPhone X with Freshfiber’s 3D Printed Fold Case

Freshfiber is a European design agency which is now selling a 3D printed iPhone X case created using 3D printers in Nylon fiber material. The design is both stylish and functional.

Jun 11, 2018
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Nom Nom Nom
Cape Town Designers Reduce Waste by 3D Printing “Ugly” Fruit and Veg

Studio H is a multidisciplinary design studio which developed a 3D printing project which takes fruit and vegetables (thrown out due to their ugliness) and creates nutritious snacks which are interesting shapes. 

Jun 8, 2018
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3D Detail
MIT Researchers Develop X-Ray-Like 3D Prints from Medical Scans

MIT researchers have developed a technique which turns 3D scans into highly detailed, multi-material 3D prints. Utilizing voxel-based printing championed by the likes of Stratasys, the process could be beneficial for presurgical planning. 

Jun 8, 2018
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Walking on a Cloud
Larger-Than-Life 3D Printed Architectural Structure on Display at 2018 Venice Biennale

Architects Alisa Andrašek and Bruno Juričić have designed the "Cloud Pergola / The Architecture of Hospitality", a larger-than-life art display that some are considered the largest and most complex 3D printed structures in the world. It's currently on display at the 2018 Venice Architecture Biennale. 

Jun 8, 2018
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Helping Those in Need
WASP Donates 3D Printing Laboratory for Prosthetics to Syrian University

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. 

Jun 7, 2018
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We all live in a 3D printed submarine
Researchers Develop 3D Printed Submarine Which Exploits Temperature Changes to Move

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.

Jun 7, 2018
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Ignore the Shortfalls
Researchers Use Imprecise 3D Printing to Build Telescope

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.

Jun 6, 2018
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Designed with Craft Lovers in Mind
3Doodler Unveils New Create+ Pen and Project Kits for 2018

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. 

Jun 5, 2018
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7 New Printable Files
Download Free 3D Printable Angry Birds Evolution Figurines

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.

Jun 5, 2018
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New Improvements, Autodesk Integration, Better Slicing Engine, More Printers
Ultimaker Releases New and Improved Cura 3.4 Beta

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.

Jun 4, 2018
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Don't Eat It!
Dry Out Damp Filament with an Unused Slow Cooker

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.

May 31, 2018
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Medical Breakthrough!
Newcastle University Researchers 3D Print Human Corneas

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. 

May 30, 2018
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The Re-Cycle
Researchers Develop Polymerization Process to Recycle 3D Printing Materials

Researchers from Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD) have developed a two-step polymerization process to fully recycle 3D printed thermosetting photopolymers.