3D Printing News

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

Jan 20, 2019
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Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, 3D Print
Zero Waste Lab Recycling Plastic Garbage into 3D-Printed Furniture

The New Raw, a research & design studio, launched a Zero Waste Lab in Thessaloniki, Greece, where residents can recycle plastic garbage into colourful 3D printed urban furniture. 

Jan 18, 2019
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3D Printed Homes Coming Soon
Europe’s First 3D Concrete Printing Facility Opens in Eindhoven

Weber Beamix and BAM Infra opened the first 3D concrete printing facility in Europe. The venture, based in Eindhoven, Netherlands, aims to increase printing efficiency. They've already lined up a slew of jobs, like the Milestone Project residential homes.

Jan 17, 2019
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Loaded Issue
DAGOMA Aims to Curb 3D Printed Gun Production with Operation Harmless Guns

The French 3D printer manufacturer DAGOMA has launched Operation Harmless Guns, a unique campaign that is attempting to halt the production of 3D printed guns by modifying real firearm blueprints to make the unusable and releasing hundreds of them online.

Jan 17, 2019
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The Future is Now
SOLIDWORKS Apps for Kids Launches to Promote STEM Subjects

SOLIDWORKS, a developer of 3D CAD design software, offers an ecosystem of apps aimed at kids to encourage their creativity and spark an interest in STEM early.

Jan 16, 2019
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Cinderella's 3D Printer
Ica & Kostika Launch 3D-Printed Exobiology Shoe Collection

The footwear brand Ica & Kostika used 3D printing to create an exciting range of shoes called the Exobiology collection. Although they appear to prioritize fashion over comfort, 3D printing provides wearers with a close fit to their natural foot shape.

Jan 15, 2019
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Licht-ety Split
The Key to Faster SLA Printing? MORE LIGHT

Researchers at the University of Michigan have unlocked the path to fast and continuous resin 3D printing by mixing photoinhibitor and additional light sources into the mix.

Jan 15, 2019
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Bridge to the Future
China’s First 3D-Printed Footbridge Unveiled in Shanghai

A 3D-printed footbridge—the first of its kind in China— spanning 15 meters over a small lake was recently unveiled in Shanghai. Coin Robotic and Shanghai Machinery Construction Group created the printer and Polymaker provided the plastic.

Jan 14, 2019
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Papa Ray Saves the Day
3-Year-Old Boy Gets 3D-Printed Prosthetic Arm From Family Friend

Robert Noyes, a 3-year-old from Utah, was born without half of his left arm. A family friend created an affordable prosthetic for the boy using a 3D printer — and changed his life for the better.

Jan 10, 2019
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Helping Hand
24-Year-Old Engineer is 3D Printing Prosthetics for People in Poor Countries

Guillermo Martinez is a 24-year-old industrial engineer who has been utilizing 3D printing technology to create prosthetic limbs for impoverished people all over the world.

Jan 9, 2019
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Say Cheese
Polaroid to Release Europe-Only PlaySmart 3D Printer

From the hallowed halls of CES, Polaroid has announced a shiny new 3D printer for its customers in Europe. Called the PlaySmart, the budget-friendly device looks to offer a wide range of features including wireless app operability.

Jan 9, 2019
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New at CES 2019
At CES, XYZPrinting Debut the Da Vinci Color Mini 3D Printer, Add More Filaments

At CES 2019, XYZPrinting shows an affordable small color 3D printer to the public. Plus: antibacterial and consumer metal 3D printing materials.

Jan 8, 2019
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Resin Revolution
Formlabs Releases Two New Resins to Strengthen Presence in Prototyping and Dental Market

Formlabs is heading to CES 2019 to unveil its new Elastic Resin and Digital Dentures, expanding further into the prototyping and dental market.

Jan 7, 2019
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Evolving the Extruder
Massive Dimension Releases MDPH2 Pellet Head Extruder for Large-Format 3D Printing

Massive Dimension has recently released a new pellet head extruder called the MDPH2. This direct print pellet head extruder is developed for large-format 3D printing and can be mounted onto any movement system.

Dec 27, 2018
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Robotic Blues
3D Printed Robotic Hand Plays Holiday Tunes on the Piano

Researchers from the University of Cambridge have created a 3D printed robotic hand that is able to play simple musical phrases on the piano – including the holiday classic Jingle Bells!

Dec 27, 2018
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Perfect Rib Replica
Bulgarian Doctors Implant First 3D Printed Rib

Doctors in Bulgaria created a 3D printed rib for a patient who's own rib had to be removed due to a congenital disease. This use of additive manufacturing is a first, but not the last, for the country.