3D Printing News

All the latest 3D printing news from all over the world.

May 8, 2018
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Good Fit
Amazon is 3D Scanning Customers’ Bodies to Improve Online Shopping

To help sell clothes more effectively, Amazon is reportedly inviting customers to a New York office for a detailed 3D body scan over a 20 week time period.

May 8, 2018
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Spice of Life
Tumeric Combined with 3D Printed Bone Scaffolds Prompt Growth

Researchers at Washington State University find that natural cures combined with biomedical devices prompt bone health, growth. In this case, 3D printed ceramic bone scaffolds coated with curcumin, a compound of the spice turmeric.

May 7, 2018
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3D Printer Party Breaks Guinness World Record, 3D Prints 4.8 Meters Sword

Last weekend, the 3D Printing Party in Burgos, Spain, broke the record for the most 3D printers printing simultaneously with their owners. However, that may not be the only record broken at the annual event.

May 7, 2018
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Flexible Transport
Upgrade Your Ride with a 3D Printed Airless Bicycle Tire?

To showcase their new flexible filament, 3D printer manufacturer Bigrep fabricated a 3D printed airless bicycle tire and took it for a spin on the streets of Berlin.

May 7, 2018
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Print-a-Pope
New 3D Printed Plastic Helmets for the Swiss Guards

The Swiss Guards, the Pope's private army, break with centuries of tradition to adopt new plastic helmets that are fabricated on a 3D printer.

May 7, 2018
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Second Skin
This Portable 3D Skin Printer Can Cover and Heal Wounds

Researchers at the University of Toronto have developed a portable 3D skin printer that can repair deep wounds in two minutes or less.

May 6, 2018
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Reinventing the Wheel Prototype
BigRep Prototypes Big with a 3D Printed Wheel Rim

Product Designer Marco Mattia Cristofori from BigRep turned to the custom wheel rim for a development challenge, creating a prototype virtually indistinguishable from the real thing. 

May 5, 2018
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Taste the Rainbow
Stratasys Expands Color Capabilities of J750 Printer, Debuts New J735 Machine

Among the multitude of Rapid + TCT announcements, Stratasys showed off the impressive capabilities of its upgraded J750 PolyJet 3D printer alongside the brand new J735. Both can print over 500,000 color combinations in addition to textures and transparent parts -- all in the same print.

May 5, 2018
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US Navy Awards GE $9 Million Contract for 3D Printing Research

GE awarded $9 million contract by US Navy to develop framework to rapidly 3D print replacement parts for ships, aircraft, and other critical military assets. The focus of the research is 3D printing with metal.

May 4, 2018
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We the Rosies
Take Part in 3D Printing a Massive Rosie the Riveter Sculpture

An ambitious new collaboration between We the Builders and Adam Savage seeks to crowd-source and 3D print a six foot tall sculpture of Rosie the Riveter for the Nation of Makers Conference in June.

May 3, 2018
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Fasten Your Seatbelts
GM and Autodesk Using Additive Manufacturing for Lighter Vehicles

GM is using Autodesk's generative design technology and additive manufacturing to fabricate lighter automotive parts; this seat bracket is 40% lighter and 20% stronger than its predecessor.

May 3, 2018
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Driving Innovation
Audi Partners with EOS and SLM Solutions to Implement 3D Printing

Audi is pairing up with EOS who will help implement 3D printing technology into automobile manufacturing. However, the German car manufacturer is also working with SLM and using their selective laser melting processes. 

May 2, 2018
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YouTuber Creates a Giant Classic LEGO Bulldozer Kit from 1979

Matt Denton is a YouTuber who loves Lego. But, as a maker, he's not content with leaving it at that - instead, he 3D prints Lego kits and makes them much bigger. He then assembles them with his nephew, and hilarity ensues. 

May 1, 2018
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3D Print With Improved Hemp Filament

Save the planet and 3D print with hemp. 3Dfuel is now offering Entwined hemp filament v2 with some "pretty big" changes from their v1 first release of the material. 

May 1, 2018
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Million Waves Project 3D Prints Prosthetic Limbs From Ocean Plastics

Charitable non-profit Million Waves Project combines a passion for cleaning up the ocean with helping young people in need: this young organization aims to provide prosthetic limbs 3D printed from reclaimed ocean plastics for children in need, worldwide, free of charge.