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Check out our latest features, interviews, comments, and exciting stories about 3D printing, CAD and more.

Jan 7, 2019
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The Bigger You Know
The Biggest 3D Printed Things

Ever wondered just how big 3D printing can go? Here's a sampling of some of the most impressive large-format projects, all of which have been produced with the aid of 3D printing.

Jan 2, 2019
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They Giveth and Taketh Away
Additive vs Subtractive Manufacturing – Simply Explained

Most will be familiar with 3D printing as a form of additive manufacturing, but what about subtractive manufacturing? Let's take a closer look at both!

Nov 23, 2018
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Assembly Probably Required
6 Examples of Fascinating 3D Printed Products

3D printing has grown to extreme proportions and at a very fast rate. Thanks to improvements in print quality, speed, and price, more uses are being generated every day. Let's have a look at some of the most fascinating roles a 3D printed object can play.

Oct 30, 2018
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One Print for Every Fit
3D Printed Orthotics – The 5 Most Promising Projects of 2018

Orthotics is an area of medicine that focuses on developing artificial devices to support a limb or the spine. We present some of the most promising 3D printed orthotics, which aim to reduce costs, improve customization, and provide better support.

Oct 27, 2018
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Building Bridges
3D Printed Bridge – 3 Amazing Projects

In the past few years, 3D printing went big, meaning it's been used to build big structures like buildings and bridges. Here are some of the most innovative and interesting 3D printed bridge projects we've seen so far.

Oct 26, 2018
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Good to the Bone
3D Printed Bones – 3 Most Promising Projects of 2018

3D printed bones are yet another revolutionary application of 3D printing technology. Though it's still an emerging field of research, it has the potential to change the face of medicine. Here are some of the most promising projects for 3D printed bones.

Oct 3, 2018
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Meddling with Metal
Desktop Metal and Markforged Reach Joint Resolution on Trade Secret Litigation

In March, Desktop Metal filed a lawsuit against Markforged for allegedly copying portions of its patented metal 3D printing processes. Last week, a federal jury decided to clear Markforged of both IP infringement allegations, marking a major victory for the defendant. 

Sep 15, 2018
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Taking 3D Printing to Heart
3D Printed Heart – Most Promising Projects of 2018

3D bioprinting organs, most of all hearts, is becoming useful for researchers and medical professionals all over the world. Although not quite yet a reality, the field is very promising. In this article, we'll cover some of the most promising 3D printed heart projects of 2018.

Sep 11, 2018
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Trends in Additive Manufacturing
Roundup: Symposium of Additive Manufacturing Taiwan 2018

At the International Symposium of Additive Manufacturing Association of Taiwan (AMAT) you could clearly see new trends in Additive Manufacturing. Here‘s our roundup from AM industry expert Sarah Goehrke.

May 23, 2018
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Behind the Steel Curtain
All3DP Heads North to Visit the Metal 3D Printing Pioneers at Desktop Metal

We recently had the pleasure of paying a visit to the Massachusetts-based headquarters of Desktop Metal, the pioneering 3D printing company that is making affordable metal 3D printing a reality. Check out our in-depth tour of the facilities and exclusive interview with co-founder Jonah Myerberg.

May 18, 2018
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Ceramic Bling
New Ceramic 3D Printed Jewelry from Nervous System

Porifera is a new jewelry collection by Nervous System inspired by the forms of deep-sea glass sponges. It's 3D printed using an experimental Ceramic Resin from Formlabs.

May 16, 2018
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Interview with Ultimaker: Looking at the Ultimaker S5 and Shift Towards Professional Market

All3DP travelled to Hannover Messe 2018 to witness the unveiling of the new Ultimaker S5 3D printer. To learn more about this professional-grade 3D printer and the company's refined focus, we sat down with to Siert Wijnia, the co-founder of Ultimaker; and Paul Heiden, Senior VP of Product Management.

May 7, 2018
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Interview Rahima Benhabbour from AnelleO
3D Printed Intravaginal Rings to Help Protect Women from HIV Infection and Unintended Pregnancy

Rahima Benhabbour is a woman on an amazing mission. Not only is she a professor at the Eshelman School of Pharmacy University department in Chapel Hill, North Carolina she's also founder of AnnelleO, a 3D printed intravaginal ring.

Apr 13, 2018
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Gift Wrapped
How 3D Scanning Can Optimize Food Packaging

Swiss specialists Bachmann Forming use Artec 3D scanners to digitize handcrafted chocolate bunnies, so they can create custom food packaging.

Apr 12, 2018
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Box of Delights
3D Printed Artefacts in the Classroom with Museum in a Box

Bringing a new dimension to history and museum education, the Museum in a Box is a brilliant interactive learning experience. It uses 3D printed objects with NFC chips to trigger audio commentary, all managed by a Raspberry Pi.