3D Printing News

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

Dec 23, 2018
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Sail the World!
World’s First 3D Printed Sailboat Hull Ready for Mini Transat Ocean Race 2019

Italian start-up OCore has designed and created what they're claiming is the world's first 3D printed sailboat hull. It was unveiled during a ceremony at the sailing club Circolo della Vela Sicilia (CVS), Italy.

Dec 21, 2018
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Changes A-Comin'
Aleph Objects Appoints New CEO and CTO with Plans to Target Growth in 2019

Aleph Objects, the 3D printer manufacturer responsible for LulzBot 3D printing products, has announced that it's appointing a new CEO and CTO to target growth in 2019.

Dec 20, 2018
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Avoiding Relapse
Isolating Aggressive Breast Cancer Stem Cells with 3D Printed Scaffolds

Scientists at the University of Girona in Spain have reached an important milestone in triple-negative breast cancer research by successfully using 3D printing to isolate aggressive breast cancer stem cells. 

Dec 20, 2018
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Tiny Optical Illusion
3D Printing Impossible Object Optical Illusions as Small as Red Blood Cells

A Japanese mathematical scientist at Meiji University used Cytosurge's FluidFM 3D printing technology to create "Impossible Objects", which trick the mind, as small as the size of a red blood cell.

Dec 19, 2018
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Ultimaker Cura 4.0 Beta Released with Preview of New User Interface

Cura, the free, open-source 3D printing slicer is in the process of being updated to Version 4.0. Ultimaker’s "early Christmas gift" has launched as a preview of the software's new user interface is available now. 

Dec 19, 2018
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Caught Twinkly Handed
NASA Engineer Gets Revenge on Package Thieves with Glitter Bomb Trap

Mark Rober, the former NASA engineer turned YouTuber, has developed the perfect ploy to get his revenge on unsuspecting package thieves by building a Glitter Bomb trap which blasts them with glitter and a stinky smell triggered by a 3D printed actuator.

Dec 18, 2018
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Face It, Facial Recognition isn't Safe
3D Printed Head Unlocks Multiple Phone Models

Thomas Brewster, a Forbes journalist, 3D printed a life size model of his own head to discover just how safe the data on our phones is when we use facial recognition. Turns out, a lot less safe than you might think.

Dec 17, 2018
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Haunting 3D Print
LSU Student 3D Prints Full Size Human Phantom for Testing Radiation Therapy

A senior at Louisiana State University (LSU) studying Biological and Agricultural Engineering has used a 3D printer to aid her research by printing a life-size human body for radiation therapy. 

Dec 16, 2018
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Big Printer for the Big Screen
Weta Workshop Acquires Large-Scale 3D Printer for Special Effect Production

Weta Workshop is a New Zealand special effects company which has acquired a large format Massivit 3D printer to use in producing intricate props, costumes and animatronics for the big screen. 

Dec 14, 2018
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Yum!
Pastry Chef Jordi Bordas Works with BCN3D to Create Golden Peanut

Through the power of desktop 3D printing, facilitated by Barcelona-based printer manufacturer BCN3D, pastry chef Jordi Bordas has concocted the ultimate nutty treat -- the Golden Peanut.

Dec 13, 2018
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See Right Through
How to 3D Print Glass-Like Parts With Your FDM Printer

Anyone who has bought "transparent" filament will confirm maker Gluck's feeling that the resulting prints are translucent at best. Rather than making do, Gluck decided to find the perfect print setting to create truly transparent prints.

Dec 12, 2018
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Texas Department of Criminal Justice Buys 3D Printers to Create Dentures

Starting next year, the Texas Department of Criminal Justice will be using 3D printers to create dentures for inmates making it the first corrections agency in the USA to use the technology onsite, rather than waiting months for traditionally molded dentures.

Dec 11, 2018
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No More Needles?
Researchers Develop Needle-less 3D Printed Biosensor for Glucose Monitoring

A research team from Washington State University is working on a project to develop a glucose monitoring 3D printed biosensor which would be integrated into wearable monitors.

Dec 5, 2018
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Smooth Operator
Zortrax Apoller Smart Vapor Smoothing Device – Review the Specs

Engineered to smooth 3D prints to the point of being indistinguishable from injection molded parts, the Zortrax Apoller is a smart new device for professional print post-processing. Join us as we review all we know about this spiffy new desktop device.

Dec 5, 2018
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Speeding Up Manufacturing
Ford 3D Print Brackets for Shelby Mustang GT500 Brake Lines

Ford, the American car maker, is using 3D printing to make improvements in its manufacturing process, specifically in the 2019 Ford Shelby Mustang GT500 car model brake line which will now have two 3D printed brackets.