3D Printing News

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

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Mar 20, 2019
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Something to Celebrate
3D Printed Statue of Black Girl Could Replace Baltimore Confederate Monument

B-360 is a social enterprise which teaches kids STEM skills through their love of urban dirt bike riding. One of its students is the model for a planned 12-foot 3D printed statue, which could replace one of four Confederate monuments removed in Baltimore in 2017. 

Mar 19, 2019
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4.0 is Ready to Go
Ultimaker Cura 4.0 Released with Improved User Interface and Updated Custom Mode Panel

The 3D printer manufacturer Ultimaker has released a new update to Cura, the free and open-source 3D printing slicer. The latest version, Cura 4.0, includes an updated user interface, a redesigned custom mode panel, a new "Add Printer" dialog box, user ratings for plugins, and more.

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Mar 19, 2019
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Aston Martin Launches AM-RB 003 Hypercar with 3D Printed Interiors

At this year's Geneva Motor Show, Aston Martin launched the AM-RB 003 hypercar which uses 3D printing for interior parts and will be put into production in 2021.

Mar 18, 2019
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The Best A Breast Can Get
University Student 3D Prints Colorful Prosthetics for Breast Cancer Patients

University of Plymouth student Rosie Brave is mixing 3D printing and traditional arts and crafts to create colorful prosthetic breasts for women who have undergone breast cancer surgery.

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Mar 18, 2019
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Cyborgia Manifesto
Hallidonto Brings Traditional and Contemporary Art Forms Together to Create “Birth of a Cyborg”

Hallidonto is a Scottish visual artist who uses modern technologies to create drawings, paintings and sculptures around the concept of "contemporary (in)human condition and dystopian imagery of the cyborg", aka Cyborgia Manifesto.

Mar 15, 2019
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If You Build It, They Will Come
Largest 3D Construction Printer in World Headed to Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabian construction company Elite for Construction & Development Co. placed an order earlier this month to COBOD International for the largest 3D construction printer in the world.

Mar 14, 2019
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Ikea, You-kea
Ikea Furniture Made More Accessible By 3D Printing Parts

Ikea Israel is working with non-profit organizations Milbat and Access Israel to create 3D printable parts which make their furniture more accessible for those with special needs and disabilities.

Mar 13, 2019
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Another Quarter, Another Trend Report
3D Hubs Releases Industry Highlights and Market Forecasts Trend Report for Q1 2019

Dutch 3D printing network, 3D Hubs, has released its quarterly 3D Printing Trends 2019​ Q4/2019 report. Insights include the fact that US businesses now account for nearly half of all global online 3D printing demand. Also, 3 out of 4 major automotive companies in the US and Germany use 3D printing to mass-manufacture parts for their cars.

Mar 12, 2019
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SILENCE!
Boston Engineers 3D Print Open Noise-Cancelling Metamaterials

Boston University engineers used mathematics to design and 3D print an "acoustic metamaterial". The noise-canceling plastic structure blocks 94% of sounds without completely obstructing airflow, possibly paving the way to silent quadcopters and drones.

Mar 11, 2019
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If the Shoe Fits
LAIKA, Nike and Stratasys Collaborate on Missing Link x Nike Air Max Susan

LAIKA, the stop-motion animation studio, worked with Nike and Stratasys to develop an exclusive pair of shoes called Missing Link x Nike Air Max Susan for the upcoming film Missing Link.

Mar 11, 2019
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3D Printing for Sustainability!
T3DP Might Have Solved the Problem of 3D Printing Solar Cells

T3DP, an R&D project with roots in blockchain and green tech, uses 3D printing to create solar panels which can have double the conversion efficiency of current ones.

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Mar 10, 2019
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Music to My Ears
Researchers Closer to 3D Printing Ears to Treat Microtia with ‘3D Alek’

Researchers in Australia are working to find a treatment for the congenital deformity microtia by using a 3D bioprinter and specialized bio-ink.

Mar 8, 2019
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Cars of the Future
Fiat Unveils Centoventi Modular Concept Electric Car with 3D Printable Parts

Italian vehicle manufacturer Fiat has unveiled an electric concept car called the Centoventi. Completely modular, the vehicle can be customized with 3D printable parts that could be fabricated at home.

Mar 5, 2019
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Kids are the Future
GE Additive Education Program Open to Applications, Focus on Primary to K12

GE Additive is accepting applications from primary and secondary schools for the 2019/2020 cycle of its Additive Education Program (AEP). Interested parties have until April 1st, 2019, to apply.

Mar 4, 2019
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Get Your Fill(amentum)
Fillamentum Releases Vinyl 303: Printable Polyvinylchloride Filament

Fillamentum, a Czech manufacturer of 3D printing filaments, has released a printable polyvinylchloride filament called Vinyl 303 in cooperation with NAKAN.

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