3D Printing News

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

Sep 6, 2018
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It's a Beast
MakerGear Unveils MakerGear Ultra One Industrial Series 3D Printer

Ahead of a public showing at IMTS, MakerGear unveils the MakerGear Ultra One - a tank of a printer taking aim at industrial-quality printing.

Sep 5, 2018
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New for '19
BCN3D Releases Sigma R19 & Sigmax R19 3D Printers

Open Source 3D printer manufacturer BCN3D has just lifted the lid on the Sigma R19 and Sigmax R19 3D printers. New features include custom hotends by E3D, Bondtech extruders, filament runout detection and other across the board improvements.

Sep 5, 2018
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Motion Picture Magic
Designer Uses 4D Printing to Bring Life and Motion to “Tangible Animations”

Industrial designer Nicole Hone has created a collection of 'Hydrophytes', which are futuristic, aquatic plants that are made with multi-material 4D printing technology.

Sep 5, 2018
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Saving Time, Money and Lives
Boosting Surgical Outcomes with 3D Printing at University Hospital Basel

Surgeons at the University Hospital Basel in Switzerland are cutting down on operating times for head, neck, face and jaw surgeries by 33% thanks to 3D printed surgical guides. 

Sep 4, 2018
Featured image of KW Heritage Uses 3D Printing to Restore Engine Cover of Rare Alfa Romeo Tipo
Restoration Race
KW Heritage Uses 3D Printing to Restore Engine Cover of Rare Alfa Romeo Tipo

KW Heritage, a restoration service from engineering firm KW Special Projects, used 3D scanning and 3D printing to restore the engine cover of a rare Alfa Romeo Tipo 33/3 racing car, which will be on display at the Goodwood Revival motor racing festival.

Sep 4, 2018
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Smooth and Creamy Sounds
Turn a Hot Chocolate Can Into a Portable Speaker

A British engineer, programmer, and maker recently took to YouTube to display his upcycling creation. Using 3D printing and electronics, Robin Hartley turned an empty Cadbury's hot chocolate tin into a portable speaker. 

Sep 3, 2018
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Monoprice, Multi-Target
Monoprice Listings Show New Education & Business 3D Printers

Not content with offering a competitively priced array of desktop 3D printers for home use, it would appear that US electronics giant Monoprice is readying a batch of education and business-minded printers, too.

Sep 3, 2018
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Like Magic!
4-Mation is a DIY Interactive 3D Zoetrope Available to Back on Kickstarter

A new crowdfunding campaign for an interactive and home-printable 3D Zoetrope has smashed its funding goal. The project, called 4-Mation, uses 3D objects and strobe lights to create impressive, moving visuals. There are four different animations available to back on Kickstarter. 

Sep 3, 2018
Featured image of LulzBot Plays Cruel Joke, Reannounces Aerostruder v2 Micro Tool Head, Not SLA Printer
LulzNot
LulzBot Plays Cruel Joke, Reannounces Aerostruder v2 Micro Tool Head, Not SLA Printer

After getting us giddy with the prospect of some exciting new fork in the LulzBot hardware trail, the company has put paid to our speculation with a full "reveal" this last weekend. No new resin printer. Just a rather cool tool head we already knew about.

Aug 31, 2018
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Working in the Nanoscale
MIT Engineers 3D Print Crystals from Billions of Colloids

Engineers from MIT developed a new technique called the direct-write colloidal assembly process. It can build centimeter-high crystals made from billions of individual colloids. They did this by uniting the principles of 3D printing and self-assembly.

Aug 30, 2018
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LaserBot?
[UPDATED] LulzBot Teases New Open Source SLA 3D Printer, Coming September

Teased in a not-so-cryptic email newsletter, Lulzbot has as good as announced it will be releasing a new resin-based 3D printing solution in September. [Update: Or has it...?]

Aug 30, 2018
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Take a Ride in Vomit Comet
Students Fly in Vomit Comet to Test Out 3D Printed Bioplastic Tools

University of Calgary students are working on a project which could provide astronauts with 3D printed plastic tools made from feces and genetically engineered bacteria. The students recently tested the tools out during a flight on the "Vomit Comet".

Aug 30, 2018
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The Future of Sight
University of Minnesota Researchers Develop Bionic Eye Prototype

Researchers at the University of Minnesota have 3D printed an image sensing array on a hemisphere: in essence, a bionic eye. It is the first-of-its-kind and, hopefully, will be used to help blind people see. 

Aug 28, 2018
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Sit Down!
3D Printed Concrete Benches in Adorable Woven Pattern

When a German designer, Studio 7.5 collaborated with a French 3D printing company, XtreeE, the result was an interesting 3D printed bench with a woven pattern. 

Aug 27, 2018
Featured image of New Bugatti Divo Supercar Features an Elegant 3D Printed Rear Grille
The Fast and the Fabricated
New Bugatti Divo Supercar Features an Elegant 3D Printed Rear Grille

Luxury car maker Bugatti has unveiled the Divo, the latest in a short line of modern superlative supercars. In addition to better handling than its predecessors, the Divo features a showstopping 3D printed rear grille and brake lights.