Featured image of Desktop Metal Unveils Live Parts Generative Design Tool for SOLIDWORKS
Generative Design Time Feb 6, 2018
Desktop Metal Unveils Live Parts Generative Design Tool for SOLIDWORKS

Desktop Metal is partnering with Dassault Systèmes to develop Live Parts, a new generative design tool. This new experimental technology is exclusive to SOLIDWORKS users, and aims to simplify generative design for 3D printing. 

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Useful Add-Ins Feb 6, 2018
Solidworks Add-In for DragonFly2020 Pro Makes Creating 3D Printed Electronics Easier

Nano Dimension, known for their circuit boards 3D printers, partnered up with software company Dassault Systèmes and implemented a Solidworks add-in for its DragonFly 2020 Pro 3D printer.

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Educational, Inspirational Feb 5, 2018
Massachusetts Man Develops Braille Toy for Daughter with Usher Syndrome

After learning that his daughter suffers from Usher Syndrome, a degenerative disease that leads to blind- and deafness, Jake Lacourse channeled his anguish into the development of a fun educational toy that would teach 2-year-old Becca braille.

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Pinching Pennies Feb 5, 2018
[DEAL] 25% Off Monoprice Maker Select Plus

For the merry merry month of February, Monoprice is knocking 25% off its compact Maker Select Plus 3D printer.

Featured image of Haptic 3D Modeling Software Anarkik3D Design Version 3.1 is Now Available
Bump into Your Design Feb 5, 2018
Haptic 3D Modeling Software Anarkik3D Design Version 3.1 is Now Available

Anarkik3D's latest software for 3D printing, Anarkik3D Design 3.1, enables you to touch and feel 3D qualities of your design using the Falcon mouse system.

Featured image of Danish Engineering Students Use BigRep ONE 3D Printer to Create Functional Bicycle Design
Pedaling Toward a Functional Future Feb 5, 2018
Danish Engineering Students Use BigRep ONE 3D Printer to Create Functional Bicycle Design

Mechanical engineering students from the Aalborg University Esbjerg have used a BigRep ONE to 3D print a functional bike frame in one piece. PhD doctorate Peter Riddersholm Lauridsen shares an inside look at this project, and explains how 3D printing enables students to hone their engineering skills. 

Featured image of Learning about Chandra X-ray Observatory Discoveries with 3D Printed Supernova Models
Playing with Space Feb 4, 2018
Learning about Chandra X-ray Observatory Discoveries with 3D Printed Supernova Models

NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory's Communications and Public Engagement group uses 3D models and prints to educate and raise awareness about our high-energy universe. 

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Big Box Feb 2, 2018
Raise3D N2: Review the Facts of this 3D Printer

Keen to learn more about the Raise3D N2? Review the facts of this 3D printer here, with a full breakdown of features and technical specifications.

Featured image of Precious Plastic Creates Recycled iPhone Case with Help From 3D Hubs
Saving the Planet, One Phone Case At A Time Feb 2, 2018
Precious Plastic Creates Recycled iPhone Case with Help From 3D Hubs

The global community Precious Plastic has created a recycled iPhone case with CNC milling from 3D Hubs. The organization has created an open source production ecosystem that includes a plastic waste shredder, an filament extrusion machine, an injection molder, and a compressor to help process the molds.

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We Hardly Knew Ye Feb 2, 2018
Type A Machines Retire to that Great 3D Printer in the Sky

Despite their multiple innovations in the desktop 3D printer market, California-based manufacturer Type A Machines has gone out of business.

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Shred the Snow Feb 2, 2018
Shred the Snow: CAPiTA Improves Snowboards with 3D Printed Sidewall Technology

The snowboard manufacturer CAPiTA is using its patented FUS3D 3D printing technique to develop recyclable, durable, and strong thermoplastic sidewalls that attach to the board's wooden core as a single piece.

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Get a Vintage Look Feb 2, 2018
i.Materialise Adds New Untreated Brass to Finishing Options

i.materialise is adding untreated brass to its range of finishing options - print your designs in basic brass without polish, coating or plating to give them a vintage look.

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3D Printing Physics Feb 1, 2018
Researchers use X-rays to Understand and Avoid Metal 3D Print Defects

Department of Energy’s SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory researchers used X-rays to learn more about 3D printing defects and understand how to print 3D metal parts without defects.

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It will grow on you Feb 1, 2018
New 4D Printing Method May Revolutionize Tissue Engineering And Drug Delivery

Engineers at Rutgers, the state university of New Jersey, and the New Jersey Institute of Technology have developed a 4D printing method which may find application in tissue engineering and targeted drug delivery systems.

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CNC Hubs? Feb 1, 2018
Two Big Strategic Changes from 3D Hubs

The open peer-to-peer marketplace pioneered by 3D Hubs has been relegated, say the company founders, to make room for a broader manufacturing platform driven by CAD-CAM technologies.

Featured image of Janne Kyttanen Releases Sleek Eyewear Designs You Can Personalize and 3D Print
Sick Frames! Feb 1, 2018
Janne Kyttanen Releases Sleek Eyewear Designs You Can Personalize and 3D Print

In collaboration with GlassesUSA.com and the Polish 3D printer manufacturer Sinterit, Finnish designer Janne Kyttanen has released 3D printable eyewear designs that you can customize and print as a single frame. 

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PLA rocks! Feb 1, 2018
32 Fantastic PLA Filament Blends – The Complete Overview

Here is a complete overview of all PLA filament blends available today? Algea, Aluminum, Bamboo Wood, Beer, Birch Wood, Brass, Bronze, Carbon Fiber, Cedar Wood, Coconut Wood, Coffee, Color Changing, Conductive, Copper, Cork Wood, Ebony Wood, ...

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Jimi Hendrix-bot Jan 31, 2018
Instrumentally Challenged? Strumbot Could Solve Your Problem

Claire, from the YouTube channel Fake It and Make It, came up with a way to make playing the guitar slightly easier for the instrumentally challenged. She used an Arduino, 3D printing and chopsticks to create the Strumbot.

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Sweet Smell of Success Jan 31, 2018
How to 3D Print a Better Nose with PDMS Polymer

A combination of two different PDMS polymers allows for 3D printing of complex geometries with better mechanical characteristics and better biological adhesion, according to new research from Penn State University.

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Big Changes for 2018 Jan 31, 2018
Grohe Introduces 3D Printing to Streamline Design, Development, Production

Grohe AG, the world leader in supplying sanitary and water fittings, is planning to expand its production of fittings and incorporate 3D printing technology into its prototyping processes.

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