3D Printing News

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

Sep 18, 2018
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Firmware Updates
Major Firmware Update, Multi-Extruder News for Prusa MK3/MK2.5

Josef Průša, CEO and founder of Prusa Research, has released new major firmware for the MK3/MK2.5 3D printer, a new Slic3r PE 1.41.0, and the Multi Material Upgrade 2.0 is shipping now.

Sep 18, 2018
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The Future is Autonomous, and Hofmeister Kinkless
BMW’s Vision iNEXT Concept Car Features a Sensor-Packed 3D Printed Grille

BMW has outlined what it thinks the future car is: autonomous, all-electric and, to all intents and purposes a living-room-on-wheels. Oh, and it has a purty 3D printed grille.

Sep 17, 2018
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Bio-Inspired
ETH Zurich Researchers Print Tough Hierarchical Liquid-Crystal-Polymer Structures

Researchers from ETH Zurich, Switzerland have used an FDM 3D printer and liquid-crystal-polymers to create lightweight structures tough enough to rival purpose-built fiber-reinforced materials. The method is inspired by natural materials such as bone and spider's silk, relying upon the orientation of elements of the material at the molecular level for its strength.

Sep 16, 2018
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New Industrial Material
MatterHackers Launches Engineering-Grade Material: NylonG

MatterHackers has launched a new advanced, engineering-grade material to join its catalog. This material is called NylonG - a glass-fiber infused Nylon that provides high tensile strength and resistance. 

Sep 14, 2018
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AM Insider
3D Printing Industry Report – Week 37 / 2018

Want to know what’s happening in the Additive Manufacturing and 3D printing industry? Here’s All3DP’s weekly report for professionals, presented by industry expert Sarah Goehrke.

Sep 14, 2018
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Mass Metal
Volkswagen Uses HP Metal Jet System to Mass Produce 3D Printed Components

Volkswagen has announced that it will use the new HP Metal Jet system to simplify and speed up production with metal 3D printing. Compared to other metal 3D printing methods, the company claims that this new process will improve productivity by up to fifty times.

Sep 14, 2018
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Less is More
Autodesk to Simplify Fusion 360 Licensing

Autodesk will strip away the Standard and Ultimate editions of its CAD/CAM design software Fusion 360 in October, replacing its old two-tier licensing model with a single offering that includes all generative and advanced design tools previously exclusive to the Ultimate edition.

Sep 13, 2018
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The 3D Hubs of Old Meets its Maker
3D Hubs’ 3D Printing Going Fully B2B, to Leave Low Activity Makers Behind

A communication from 3D Hubs to hub operators spells the end times for the service’s original business model. From October, highly rated hubs must be registered as businesses and apply to become Manufacturing Partners; smaller operations are out.

Sep 12, 2018
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Sweet 3D Printed Beats
Moritz Simon Geist 3D Prints Robots to Play Electronic Music

Moritz Simon Geist uses sonic robots to compose robotic electronic music meaning his music relies on hardware, not software, to create beats. This October, his EP "The Material Turn" will debut. 

Sep 11, 2018
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I'll be Back
3D Print Your Own Terminator Skull Complete with Moving Eyes and Jaw

Noah Williamson has been making models for around four years. He's certainly mastered the craft as his latest design is a 3D printed Terminator skull with working eyes, jaw "and more". 

Sep 10, 2018
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Ceramic and Metal DLP
Tethon 3D to Develop Ceramic and Metal DLP Desktop 3D Printer for End-Use Parts

Using a grant from the Nebraska Department of Economic Development, Tethon 3D aims to launch its first 3D printer. Developed specifically for specialty ceramic and metal resins the DLP machine is the first step in the establishing of a whole new hardware division from the company.

Sep 10, 2018
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Steel the Spotlight
HP Launches Metal 3D Printing System for Mass Production

HP has just announced HP Metal Jet, an advanced metal additive manufacturing technology that will enable high-volume manufacturing of production-grade metal parts at a significantly lower cost than other 3D printing methods.

Sep 10, 2018
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Take a Seat
Steelcase Uses Carbon 3D Printing to Create Customized Arm Caps for SILQ Office Chair

The furniture company Steelcase recently enlisted the help of Fast Radius and Carbon to design and 3D print multiple iterations of a custom arm cap for its award-winning SILQ office chair.

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.