All the latest 3D printing news from all over the world.
At Art Basel Hong Kong, two artists created a backdrop for Swiss watchmaker Audemars Piguet's lounge. Their work uses modern technologies to evoke the watchmaker's home in Switzerland.
It was a good year for April Fools pranks in the 3D printing world: from food prep to Fast and Furious-worthy N2O upgrades for your printer and more, kick back and have another chuckle at all the 3D printing gags we could find.
MX3D has finally finished building the full span of its long-awaited 3D printed steel bridge! For the next step, the Dutch company is working with the Cambridge Centre for Smart Infrastructure and Construction to install a network of sensors on the bridge.
During Milan Design Week, engineering firm Arup and architecture studio CLS Architetti are 3D printing a house called 3D Housing 05 near the Duomo cathedral.
The Los Angeles startup Relativity Space has raised $35 million in its latest funding round led by Playground Global and other investors. The financing will enable the aerospace company to expand, while also paving the way for it to refine and test 3D printed rockets.
Ultimaker is releasing a new beta version of its popular slicing software. You can now download Cura 3.3 now from the company’s website. As usual, the software is free.
Engineers from Northwestern University have developed a new method to 3D print powerful lenses in a rapid manner. These lenses could be used to turn your iPhone into a microscope for high quality photos or on-the-spot disease diagnosis.
Raise3D has unveiled the Pro2 Series, a line of industrial-grade 3D printers that offer accuracy, reliability, and a wide range of material capabilities. The company has also announced a new vision to "Pathfind Flexible Manufacturing" by providing customized solutions for vertical markets.
At this year's Milan design week, a new Spanish brand called Nagami will make its debut with four 3D printed chairs designed by Zaha Hadid Architects, Ross Lovegrove and Daniel Widrig. The collection is named Brave New World.
At Nantes Design Week 2017, a house was 3D printed in a matter of days. The five room project is called Yhnova House and, as it's a social housing project, by June this year, residents will move in according to the usual criteria.
Researchers from the University of Manchester have developed an extremely affordable 3D printed robotic prosthetic hand. The assistive device enables groundbreaking functionality for amputees, and can be fully customized for the user via an Android app.
Materials Science and Engineering researchers at North Carolina State University recently detailed their method to produce large amounts of metallic glass alloys using 3D printing. The development could lead to better efficiency in electric motors and tougher materials and structures.
Reebok is debuting the Liquid Floatride Run shoe made using the same technology it introduced two years ago which essentially works using a 3D drawing process. The shoe is designed for distance running, cardio workouts and comfort.