3D Printing News

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

Mar 14, 2019
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Ikea, You-kea
Ikea Furniture Made More Accessible By 3D Printing Parts

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.

Mar 13, 2019
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Another Quarter, Another Trend Report
3D Hubs Releases Industry Highlights and Market Forecasts Trend Report for Q1 2019

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.

Mar 12, 2019
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SILENCE!
Boston Engineers 3D Print Open Noise-Cancelling Metamaterials

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.

Mar 12, 2019
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3D Printed Cushion
Italian Researchers 3D Bioprint a Human Cell-Laden Meniscus

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). 

Mar 11, 2019
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If the Shoe Fits
LAIKA, Nike and Stratasys Collaborate on Missing Link x Nike Air Max Susan

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.

Mar 11, 2019
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3D Printing for Sustainability!
T3DP Might Have Solved the Problem of 3D Printing Solar Cells

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.

Mar 10, 2019
Featured image of Researchers Closer to 3D Printing Ears to Treat Microtia with ‘3D Alek’
Music to My Ears
Researchers Closer to 3D Printing Ears to Treat Microtia with ‘3D Alek’

Researchers in Australia are working to find a treatment for the congenital deformity microtia by using a 3D bioprinter and specialized bio-ink.

Mar 8, 2019
Featured image of Fiat Unveils Centoventi Modular Concept Electric Car with 3D Printable Parts
Cars of the Future
Fiat Unveils Centoventi Modular Concept Electric Car with 3D Printable Parts

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.

Mar 7, 2019
Featured image of 3D Printed Drumsticks Easier to Swallow for Swedish Care Home Residents
Cluck Cluck
3D Printed Drumsticks Easier to Swallow for Swedish Care Home Residents

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.

Mar 6, 2019
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Science Fiction Come True
Bioprinting System Treats Wounds by Printing Skin Directly Onto Them

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. 

Mar 5, 2019
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Kids are the Future
GE Additive Education Program Open to Applications, Focus on Primary to K12

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.

Mar 4, 2019
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Get Your Fill(amentum)
Fillamentum Releases Vinyl 303: Printable Polyvinylchloride Filament

Fillamentum, a Czech manufacturer of 3D printing filaments, has released a printable polyvinylchloride filament called Vinyl 303 in cooperation with NAKAN.

Mar 4, 2019
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Like a Hot Knife Through Butter
RMIT Graduate Receives Award for 3D Printed Steel Tools That Cut Titanium

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".

Feb 28, 2019
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Speed Eruption
E3D Launches SuperVolcano HotEnd Boasting 11x the Volumetric Throughput of V6

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.

Feb 27, 2019
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Wakanda Forever
Black Panther Wins Costume Design Oscar with Help from 3D Printing

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.