Keep yourself up to date with the latest 3D printing news from all over the world.
Saudi Arabian construction company Elite for Construction & Development Co. placed an order earlier this month to COBOD International for the largest 3D construction printer in the world.
Ikea Israel is working with non-profit organizations Milbat and Access Israel to create 3D printable parts which make their furniture more accessible for those with special needs and disabilities.
Dutch 3D printing network, 3D Hubs, has released its quarterly 3D Printing Trends 2019 Q4/2019 report. Insights include the fact that US businesses now account for nearly half of all global online 3D printing demand. Also, 3 out of 4 major automotive companies in the US and Germany use 3D printing to mass-manufacture parts for their cars.
Boston University engineers used mathematics to design and 3D print an "acoustic metamaterial". The noise-canceling plastic structure blocks 94% of sounds without completely obstructing airflow, possibly paving the way to silent quadcopters and drones.
In what is believed to be a world first, researchers from the Istituto Ortopedico in Rizzoli, Bologna, 3D bioprinted a human cell-laden collagen meniscus (aka the cartilage that cushions your thighbone and shinbone).
LAIKA, the stop-motion animation studio, worked with Nike and Stratasys to develop an exclusive pair of shoes called Missing Link x Nike Air Max Susan for the upcoming film Missing Link.
T3DP, an R&D project with roots in blockchain and green tech, uses 3D printing to create solar panels which can have double the conversion efficiency of current ones.
Researchers in Australia are working to find a treatment for the congenital deformity microtia by using a 3D bioprinter and specialized bio-ink.
Italian vehicle manufacturer Fiat has unveiled an electric concept car called the Centoventi. Completely modular, the vehicle can be customized with 3D printable parts that could be fabricated at home.
Elderly residents living in Swedish care homes can expect 3D printed delicacies to appear on their menus to help stimulate their appetite for puréed food.
Google has launched the Coral Dev Board, which uses the best of Google’s machine learning tools to make AI more accessible. The new board boasts a removable system-on-module (SOM) featuring the Edge TPU and looks a lot like a Raspberry Pi. They announced it ahead of the TensorFlow Dev Summit.
Scientists from Wake Forest School of Medicine, North Carolina, created what's believed to be the first mobile skin bioprinting system which can print directly onto a wound.
GE Additive is accepting applications from primary and secondary schools for the 2019/2020 cycle of its Additive Education Program (AEP). Interested parties have until April 1st, 2019, to apply.
Fillamentum, a Czech manufacturer of 3D printing filaments, has released a printable polyvinylchloride filament called Vinyl 303 in cooperation with NAKAN.
Jimmy Toton, an RMIT University PhD candidate, made a 3D printed grade of steel which is capable of producing tools that cut titanium. He now received the "2019 Young Defence Innovator Award".
E3D, the 3D printer parts company, has announced the release of its long-awaited SuperVolcano HotEnd add-on which boasts up to 11x the volumetric throughput of the company's V6 HotEnd.
At the 91st Academy Awards, the award for Costume Design went to Ruth Carter for her work on the film Black Panther. Carter thanked 3D designer Julia Koerner for her work on the mantel and crown printed by Materialise.