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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Sep 18, 2017
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Little Big Woman Confronts Attitudes towards Dwarfism with Life-size 3D Printed Sculpture

This 3D printed life-size sculpture of an Australian artist with Dwarfism challenges viewers with their anxieties around difference.

Sep 18, 2017
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Titanium 3D Printing Gives All-Electric Hinckley Yacht a Luxurious Look

Hinckley uses lightweight composite structural components and titanium 3D printing to build all-electric 28-foot Dasher yacht.

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Sep 17, 2017
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3D Printing Helps Invisalign Producer Hit Billion Dollar Sales Mark

With a factory full of 3D printers producing Invisalign clear aligners, Align Technology is expecting over $1.3 billion in sales for 2017.

Sep 16, 2017
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5 Reasons Why ABS Needs To Go Away

ABS was great, but we really need to move on, says Miles Scott. There are materials less poisonous, easier to print, and environmentally friendly.

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Sep 15, 2017
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Wyss Institute Develops Hybrid 3D Printing for Cheap Wearables

Researchers at Wyss Institute combine 3D printing of stretchable inks with electronic components to make wearables more flexible.

Sep 15, 2017
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"I can already hear someone furiously coding"
What the iPhone X Could Mean for 3D Scanning

Apple uses four tiny sensors in the iPhone X for it facial recognition system called FaceID. But there’s much more to it.

Sep 15, 2017
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Firms Using 3D Printing in Chongqing to Register with Police

3D printing firms in Chongqing, China are required to register with authorities to avoid criminal use, but is this measure justified?

Sep 15, 2017
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Woman’s Skull Rebuilt with a Titanium 3D Printed Plate

Model and artist from Essex suffered from a seizure last year resulting in severe head injuries and the need for a titanium 3D printed plate.

Sep 15, 2017
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Airbus Production A350 Aircraft has First 3D Printed Titanium Bracket Installed

Aeronautics company, Airbus, has installed of a titanium 3D printed bracket for the engine pylon on its in-series production A350 XWB.

Sep 14, 2017
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“Peel-and-Go” 3D Printable Structures Self-Fold Off the Print Bed

MIT researchers develop 3D printable expanding polymer structure that will fold itself up as soon as it's peeled off the print bed. 

Sep 14, 2017
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Hong Kong Students Create World’s First 3D Printed Terracotta Pavilion

Students 3D printed terracotta bricks and created the Ceramic Constellation Pavilion to prove the technology's uses in architecture.

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Sep 14, 2017
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Nano Dimension Unveils Industrial “DragonFly 2020 Pro”, an PCB and Electronics 3D Printer

Nano Dimension unveils the DragonFly 2020 Pro 3D Printer, developed with help from beta testers, with high specs but less aesthetic appeal.

Sep 13, 2017
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US Marines Design 3D Printed Combat-Capable Drone

The United States Marine Corps have developed an easy to build and repair 3D printed drone that could see service in the near future.

Sep 13, 2017
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New High-Speed Sintering 3D Printing Process from Voxeljet

Voxeljet to unveil new 3D printing technology at Formnext, a High-Speed Sintering process for the production of end-use parts.

Sep 12, 2017
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Missing Bones in Tyrannosaurus Rex Skeleton Provided by 3D Printing

The Naturalis Biodiversity Center in the Netherlands used 3D scanning and printing to complete the third most complete T-Rex skeleton.

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