3D Printing News

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

Mar 2, 2018
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No More Cords!
Safely Charging a Smartphone with a Laser Beam

Researchers from the University of Washington are developing a method for charging a smartphone once it's placed on a tabletop by using a laser beam and safety features, such as 3D printed retroreflectors.

Mar 2, 2018
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Metal Mania
Stratasys Reveals Plan to Develop Metal 3D Printing Platform

Stratasys has announced the development of a new metal additive manufacturing platform that will aim to displace conventional methods for short-run manufacturing. 

Mar 2, 2018
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Say Cheese
3D Printed Hyperspectral Imagers Brings Better Imaging to Drones

Researchers are using 3D printing to create lightweight hyperspectral imagers which can be carried by drones for a cheaper cost than usual which will make the technology more accessible.

Mar 1, 2018
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Liquid Sense
Harvard Researchers Develop Conductive Ink to Embed Sensors into Soft Robotics

Researchers from Harvard University have developed a 3D printing platform for creating soft robotic systems embedded with sensors. The team uses a technique developed in the lab of Jennifer Lewis to 3D print organic ionic liquid-based conductive ink within soft elastomer matrices. 

Mar 1, 2018
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Scent Tray is a Beautiful 3D Printed Incense Holder and Ashtray

An artist based in Vancouver is using direct metal laser sintering technology to create beautiful incense holders and show off the possibilities for designing with and using 3D printing. 

Mar 1, 2018
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Material Research Laboratory in Ireland Gets €4.3-Million for 3D Printing

Game changing 3D printing technology is coming to Ireland's Amber materials science research center at Trinity College Dublin, thanks to €4.3 million in funding from the Science Foundation Ireland and European Research Council.

Mar 1, 2018
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It's a Bird! It's a Plane! It's a...3D Printer?
DediBot’s Flying 3D Printer Soars Into TCT Asia 2018

The Hangzhou based 3D printing company DediBot stole the spotlight at TCT Show Asia 2018 with its flying 3D printer. The concept, called the Fly Elephant, connects a Delta-style 3D printer to a powerful drone. 

Feb 28, 2018
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Meet CIMON: The Floating AI That Will Live on the International Space Station

Airbus is using artificial intelligence from IBM to create an AI robot that will live on the International Space Station. This 3D printed mission and flight assistance system is called the Crew Interactive Mobile Companion, also known as CIMON.

Feb 28, 2018
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Magic Wheelchair Wins Gigaprize 3D Printer for Epic Wheelchair Costumes

re:3D's Gigaprize for 2017 of a large format 3D printer has gone to Magic Wheelchair, an organization empowering handicapped children to follow in their heroes' footsteps with incredible costumes that integrate wheelchairs.

Feb 28, 2018
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Open-Source Robo-Cat
OpenCat: 3D Print Your Own Robotic Cat

Feb 28, 2018
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A Present Fit for a Tsar
Designing and 3D Printing a Faberge Egg from Scratch

For his wife's birthday, maker Aleksander Wróblewski took inspiration from Russian Tsars to design and 3D print a Farberge egg from scratch which could hold a surprise. 

Feb 27, 2018
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No Training Wheels Required
Woom Bikes Uses 3D Printing to Design Custom Bicycles For Children

On the hunt for the perfect bicycle for his child, Austrian designer Christian Bezdeka decided to start woom Bikes. The company is using 3D printing to create lightweight and comfortable bicycles for children aged 1.5 years and older.

Feb 27, 2018
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DIY Tank Project
YouTuber 3D Prints and Tests a Screw Drive RC Tank

Create your own radio controlled 3D printed screw driver tank by following along with YouTuber Ivan Miranda's latest six part project.  

Feb 26, 2018
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New 3D Modeling Software
PlastiSketch Debuts Alternative 3D Modeling Method Using Vectors

PlastiSketch offers a new method of 3D modeling that is an alternative to established tools. It is designed for those that want to create sculpted 3D objects, but lack the artistic finesse required by the likes of Zbrush and Blender.

Feb 26, 2018
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Add some fairy dust
ColorFabb Presents New Range of High-Quality 3D Print Filaments

ColorFabb, the Dutch 3D printing filament maker, today launched a new filament. Based on its bestseller, the co-polyester nGen, the new nGen_LUX has been made using Eastman Amphora AM3300 3D polymer and some added "fairy dust".