3D Printing News & Features

Keep yourself up to date with the latest 3D printing news from all over the world and the latest features, interviews, comments, and exciting stories.

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Jun 11, 2019
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Wield with Caution
3D Print The Soldier’s Bow from The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

You can now 3D print your own Soldier's Bow from The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild by following maker Craig McNaughton's instructions on Thingiverse. 

Jun 11, 2019
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Snack time meets 3D printing
Mycusini: Affordable $230 Chocolate Printer on Kickstarter

3D printing plastic is so 2016. How about chocolate printing to spice up the summer festivities?

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Jun 10, 2019
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Rolling into the Future
Michelin and GM Unveil 3D Printed Puncture Proof Tire Prototype Called Uptis

Michelin and General Motors want to improve the wheel. So far, they developed a 3D printed puncture proof tire prototype as part of a joint research agreement.

Jun 7, 2019
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Smaller Carbon Footprints
This 3D Printed Thermoelectric Device Converts Heat into Electric Power

Researchers at Swansea University, Wales, have developed a "pioneering" 3D printed thermoelectric device that converts heat into electric power at a record-setting efficiency factor.

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Jun 5, 2019
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The Year of James Watt
University of Glasgow Students 3D Print 800-Parts Steam Engine Model to Honor James Watt

To celebrate the legacy of Scottish inventor James Watt, students from the University of Glasgow, Scotland, used 3D printing to create an 800-part model of his steam engine which was first built 200 years ago.

May 31, 2019
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Is That You?
DNA from Cigarette Butts Turned into 3D Printed Portraits

Heather Dewey-Hagborg is an American artist who created 3D printed portraits based on DNA she collected and analyzed from cigarette butts and hair found around New York City. Her work is now on permanent display in London.

May 30, 2019
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Selectively Lasered Stocks
The Art of Shares Turns Stock Market Numbers into 3D Vizualizations and Prints

IG, a British online trading provider, presents "The Art of Shares", an interactive way to visualize share prices, turning them into 3D sculptures which resemble skyscrapers. They even 3D printed a few too.

May 29, 2019
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Learning is Fun
Office Depot Collaborates with 3Doodler to Launch Educational 3D Printing Kit

Office Depot is launching four new education-focused kits, one of which will teach kids about the wonders of 3D printing thanks to a collaboration with 3Doodler.

May 29, 2019
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Making your 3D printing life easier.
Ultimaker Cura 4.1 Improves Upon Existing Tools

Just last week, Ultimaker launched the beta version of Cura 4.1. However, the stable version is now available to download boasting improvements to print preparation software and expert-configured print profiles.

May 28, 2019
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10/10 Would Poll Again
Professional 3D Printing: The State of the Industry

Sculpteo, the French 3D printing service, has polled a global slice of professionals using 3D printing, compiling the results into a 'State of the Industry' report. Let's take a look at a few of its more interesting points. 

May 24, 2019
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Tiny Boards, Big Projects
Arduino Launches New Affordable Nano Microcontroller Boards

Arduino, the open-source computer hardware and software company, announced new affordable "Nano" microcontroller boards at the Maker Faire Bay Area last weekend.

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May 23, 2019
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Dual Extrusion
When Nature Calls: The World’s First 3D Printed Bathroom

Nanyang Technological University (NTU) researchers created the world's first 3D printed bathroom which took nine hours to print in concrete casting.

May 23, 2019
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Crippling Debt Not Included
Beam3D Debuts Sub-$400 Prism Resin Printer on Kickstarter

California-based Beam3D has just launched a tantalizing new machine on Kickstarter. Called the Prism, this sub-$400 all-metal machine boasts an affordable price point, sophisticated features and is claimed to compete with printers upwards of $1000.

May 21, 2019
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Non-invasive, Safer Alternative
Bobcat Kittens Receive 3D Printed Tracker Collars to Improve Tracking of Population

Brady Neiles is a resource biologist from South Dakota’s Game, Fish & Parks who used 3D printing to change the way wildlife populations are tracked. 

May 20, 2019
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Productive Production
How 3D Printing Transformed Ashley Furniture’s Production Process

American furniture manufacturer Ashley Furniture uses 3D printing to improve production by reducing costs and lead times and encouraging employee creativity.

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