Virginia Tech Researchers Introduce 3D Printing Device that Creates Using Crowdsourced Data

There are many people who still think that 3D printing must surely resemble the replicator machines from Star Trek – just tell the system what you want (tea, Earl Grey, The post Virginia. 3D Printers 3D Printing 3d models crowdsourcing interdisciplinary on demand photogrammetry SIGGRAPH 2019 Source Form star trek replicator vat polymerization virginia tech Virginia Tech 3D printer Virginia Tech College of Engineering virginia tech university

Virginia Tech inventor granted patent for 3D printing vending machine

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Kline, an inventor at Virginia Tech, has been granted a patent for a “3D printing vending machine” which can be used for continuous manufacturing. 3D Printers 3D printing vending machine Blackbelt 3D continuous manufacturing Form Cell Kevin D. Kline Printrbot robotic arm US 9931784 B2 Virginia Tech Virginia Tech Intellectual PropertiesKevin D.

Virginia Tech’s Source Form method eliminates need for 3D printer.stls

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A team of researchers from the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech) have developed Source Form, a 3D printer capable of creating objects using crowdsourced data. Displayed at the recent ACM SIGGRAPH 2019, held in Los Angeles, California, Source Form creates 3D model input by stitching together database images through photogrammetry.

Virginia Tech Creates a Binder Jetting 3D Printer That Fabricates Complex Copper Parts

3D Printers 3D Printing 3d print copper 3d print in copper christopher williams copper copper 3d printing copper components dreamvendor inkjet national science foundation virginia tech universityCopper is a material that is used extensively throughout many major industries.

Virginia Tech advances pursuit of a new class of high performance Kapton 3D printer materials

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A team of researchers in the Macromolecules Innovation Institute (MII) at Virginia Tech have developed direct ink writing (DIW) as a method for processing Kapton in 3D. This so-called “ultimate” polymer, with a high degradation temperature, infallible solvent resistance and excellent insulation properties, is setting the stage for a new grade of high performance multimaterial 3D printing, and […]. Long Virginia Tech

GEFERTEC to open $1.9 million metal 3D printer manufacturing facility in Virginia

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GEFERTEC, the German developer and provider of 3DMP metal 3D printers and technology, is opening a manufacturing facility in Danville, Virginia. The facility will be the company’s first in the U.S., and will lead to the establishment of eight new jobs. Initially, the new manufacturing space will launch at the Institute for Advanced Learning and […].

ModernTech Donates 3D Printers to Virginia Tech

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ModernTech and Stratasys donated four MakerBot 3D Printers to Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University to help commemorate the opening of Goodwin Hall, Virginia Tech’s newly constructed Signature Engineering Building. MakerBot 3D printer at Virginia Tech.

VT Students to Send Unmanned 3D Printer Into Space Tomorrow Thanks to NASA’s RocketSat-X Program

Virginia Tech College of Engineering students will be making their mark in space, and not surprisingly, the loyal Hokies will be hoping to see their school logo 3D printed from the heavens above. 3D Printers 3D Printing 3d printer in space 3D printing educational nasa Virginia Tech 3D printer Virginia Tech College of Engineering

Fisher Unitech Expands 3D Printing to West Virginia


FISHER/UNITECH announced today its recent authorization to expand its 3D printing sales territory into West Virginia. West Virginia is an exciting new frontier for us! Says Fisher Unitech 3D Printing Services Manager Nick Licari. “We

American and European universities benefit from GE Additive?s $1.25M in metal 3D printers

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The latest cycle of GE Additive’s $10 million Additive Education Program (AEP) has concluded with the gifting of five direct metal laser melting (DMLM) 3D printers. Education Additive Education Program Calhoun Community College Coburg University Concept Laser GE Additive Jason Oliver Mlab Mlab cusing 200R Nina Bullock University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign University of Limerick West Virginia University

Five Universities Receive Metal 3D Printers from GE Additive Education Program

3D Printers 3D Printing Education Calhoun Community College Coburg University concept laser ge GE Additive GE Additive Education Program lasercusing Mlab 200R Mlab cusing University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign University of Limerick West Virginia UniversityWhen GE acquired metal additive manufacturing company Concept Laser in 2016, it acquired a wealth of technology. Concept Laser is known for its LaserCUSING method of additive manufacturing, an.

3D Printing Eliminates the ‘Look, Don’t Touch’ Rule for Archaeologists, Students & Museum Visitors

It’s been well established at this point that 3D printing is making a significant impact on industry around the world, whether you delve into aerospace, medicine, or even art, fashion, and design—and. View the entire article via our website.

OESH Shoes Receives NSF Small Business Grant to Finish Development of Pellet-Based 3D Printing Process

Make room, Wiivv and Feetz, as OESH Shoes joins you in the increasingly-busy 3D printed footwear arena. The Charlottsville, Virginia-based company is a subsidiary of JKM Technologies, LLC, and was. View the entire article via our website.

OWL Unveils New Nanoscopic 3D Printers at CES

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At about this time last year, Norfolk, Virginia-based Old World Labs was participating at CES 2014 and showing its prototype for a 100 nanometer (.1 1 micron) resolution SLA 3D printer. 3D Printers Industry news Medical & Dental By Davide Sher.

Sinterit and 3D Herndon launch Lisa SLS 3D printers in the U.S.

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SLS 3D printers from Polish Sinterit are now available in the U.S. 3D Herndon, a value-added reseller based in Virginia, has become a certified distributor for the company. Now stocking the full range of Sinterit systems, peripherals and materials, 3D Herndon will offer training, service and support to customers in the region. 3D Printers 3D Herndon Lisa Pro Ran Farmer Sinterit Sinterit LISA

3D Printed Low Cost Amniotic Band Prosthetics Conform to the Body, Equipped with Electronic Sensors

The stories we have followed regarding 3D printed prosthetics over the years have been amazing, not only due to the incredible innovations we see coming forth from desktop 3D printers, but also. 3D Printing 3d printed prosthetics 3d printed wearables 3D printing and electronics virginia tech

Metallum3D, a new competitor in metal 3D printer filament, funded by CIT

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The Center for Innovative Technology’s (CIT) CIT GAP Funds early-stage investment firm headquartered in Virginia, has invested in Metallum3D, a local 3D printing materials manufacturer and service provider. With this new capital investment, Metallum3D will be able to carry out plans to grow its team; move to a larger office; expand its product development capabilities; and attract […]. Business CIT CIT GAP Funds Metallum3D Nelson Zambrana Thomas Weithman

ExOne’s extensive collaborations yield 20+ qualified 3D printable materials

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ExOne, the global leader in industrial sand and metal binder jetting 3D printers, has announced the qualification of 21 new materials for use with its machines alongside its brand new qualification system. Department of Energy University of Texas at El Paso Virginia Tech X1 160PRO X1 25PRO

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Senvol machine learning and UVA partnership boosts Navy’s additive drive

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Navy has demonstrated its commitment to promoting 3D printing throughout its ranks. 3D printers have been introduced to sea and air maintenance units across the country, and R&D efforts have resulted in Marines projects such as the expeditionary fabrication laboratory (X-FAB), and combat zone drones. Navy’s Office of Naval Research University of Virginia UVAIn recent years the U.S.

3D Printing News Briefs: October 27, 2017

To celebrate, take a look at all of today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, compiled just for you in one article. Congratulations, we’ve all made it to Friday somehow! The University of Miami. View the entire article via our website.

3D Printing Industry Review of the Year: April 2019

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April 2019 saw new developments from Stratasys including its debut SLA industrial 3D printer. Applications of 3D printing for healthcare continued, including new approaches for 3D printed personalized prosthesis, cardiac patches, and bone tissue. Stratasys’ first SLA system & Pantone validation At the Additive Manufacturing User’s Group (AMUG) Conference, Stratasys, the inventor of FDM 3D printing technology, […].

Shapeways receives the first HP Multi Jet Fusion 3D Printer!

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We have installed the new HP Multi Jet Fusion 3D printer at our factory in Eindhoven, the Netherlands. Back in 2014 we learned from Hewlett Packard, a company that holds true to a long history of deep innovation, that they were working on a new 3D printer. 3D Printer

Charleston, WV’s 3D Printed Holiday Ornaments Raise Awareness About Local Charities and 3D Printing

Charleston, West Virginia has an interesting history caught up in the throes of the Civil War and its aftermath. 3D Design 3D Printers 3D Printing Business 3d design 3d printed art 3d printing additive manufacturing And it looks like it has a brighter economic future since it is leading... View the entire article via our website.

Historic Jamestown’s 3D Printing ‘Ed Shed’ Puts the Past at Visitors’ Fingertips

Jamestown, Virginia is a cultural. 3D Printers 3D Printing 3D Scanners ed shed educational programs educational shed ipad Jamestown Rediscovery Samsung Gear VR stem structure 3d scanner ultimaker ultimaker 2 goWhen creating an opportunity for people to learn from a historic site, you don’t have to reject the benefits provided by the latest in cutting edge technology. View the entire article via our website.

3D Print n Pack Supplies You with Everything You Can’t 3D Print Yourself

Mario Pirrello, a senior Mechanical Engineering student at West Virginia University, is leading the charge for a new concept in 3D printing’s accessibility. Pirrello, who says he has helped run 3D printer labs at... View the entire article via our website. 3D Design 3D Printers 3D Printing 3D Print n Pack 3d printed car parts 3D printing projects assemble kickstarter projects WVU

Emerging Objects and Bold Machines Build Star Lounge Structure in PLA

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3D Printers 3D Printing Architecture Design FDM/FFF News North AmericaBy Davide Sher.

Learning About Government Contracts:  Autodesk Names Carahsoft as MGR

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Some interesting news came out of Reston, Virginia earlier this week. Autodesk is pound for pound, probably the heaviest hitter in the whole 3D printing industry. 3D Printers 3D Printing 3D Software Industry news By Andrew Wheeler.

Prosthetics and Assistive Technology Challenge Helps Veterans with 3D Printing

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recently announced that they will be a participant in the Prosthetics and Assistive Technology Challenge, an interesting event hosted in Richmond, Virginia yesterday and today by the VA Assistive Technology Program and VA Center for Innovation. By Andrew Wheeler. Stratasys Ltd.

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SAM Robotic Brick Layer

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We have seen extrusion based construction 3D printers that build with cement paste layers. It can also be considered as a type of 3D printer since it is using additive manufacturing guided by a computer. VICE News went to a construction site in Virginia to see SAM at work.

Dr. Williams is Bringing Education Back to Life with 3D Printing


Keith Williams is a visiting professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Virginia and a program manager for a research division of Leidos, based at the U.S. On evaluations, 3D printing is something most students say they enjoyed the most.

3D Central VA: the Birth of a Cool, New 3D Printing Shop in Richmond

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Richmond, Virginia is my kind of town. Sometimes, for some of you out there, those needs include having a design, prototype or end-use product 3D printed. By Andrew Wheeler.

Books you “do,” not just read…

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Last week, we attended the National Technology Leadership Summit in Washington, DC and spent two days designing a STEM project that will be published as an interactive book that makes use of 3D fabricators, and a host of other cool tools. Our Uncategorized 3D Printer STEM

3DPI.TV – Researchers Grow 3D Printing inspired Fibers

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Two possible paths for 3D printing to evolve along are the idea of artificially assembling smaller and smaller parts, faster and faster. The other is to simply do away with the 3D printer and guide objects to additively assemble themselves, just like nature does. Scientists at Virginia Tech may have achieved a major breakthrough on the latter path, by 3D printing fiber in certain shapes directly through protein self-assembly, without using an extruder.…

Designer Spotlight: Ellen Mueller #TinyTuesday

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While Ellen’s Shapeways shop reminds us a bit of Office Space (particularly this little stapler in red ), a number of her designs are part of a cheeky, in-progress 3D print-on-demand sculptural street art project, she’s called Synergism.

Stratasys and VA’s Innovation Creation Series Invite You to Help Veterans in ‘Prosthetics and Assistive Technology Challenge'

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Stratasys, in collaboration with the VA Innovation Creation Series is calling on all designers, engineers, and novice users of 3D printing to join the Prosthetics and Assistive Technology Challenge , held July 28-29 in Richmond, Virginia.

Making Math Benefits Real: How One Teacher Crafted a Solution to Get His Students More Involved

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John Chapin, a math teacher at the Academy of Engineering and Technology , part of the Academies of Loudoun in Leesburg, Virginia, wanted to tap into a great student idea from Heather Kohn, who used CAD design software and multiple 3D printers.

Stratasys’ 3D Printing of Prosthetic Devices Spurs Innovation for Veterans at VA Make-a-thon

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“It’s been very beneficial to have Stratasys and their 3D printers involved in the event…the teams can co-create and iterate with Stratasys 3D printed models to build matching designs.”-Andrea The fairings were 3D printed on the Fortus 450mc in ABSplus.

The Cube Travels to the YMCA Thingamajig

Cubify 3D Printing Fans & Fun

As I have mentioned multiple times, one of the things that impresses me about the Cube 3D printer is how well it travels. And, this year they wanted to introduce 3D printing to the students that visit their booth.

The Significance of the Cube to 3D Printing

Cubify 3D Printing Fans & Fun

Most people with even a remote interest in 3D printing probably don''t remember the days of Heathkit, Allied Radio, Lafayette Radio and the early days of Radio Shack, then best known for parts and kits. We are probably at the end of the maker-hobbyist domination of the 3D printer market and are rapidly entering the dawn of the consumer 3D printer phase with all the good things that follow such a transition. Cube 3D Printer DreamsLab DreamVendor Product empathy

How 5 Major Automobile Manufacturers Use 3D Printing

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3ERP has covered many of the different ways automobile manufacturers are benefiting from the advantages 3D printing brings to the forefront. This article aims to provide insight into the many ways some of the biggest automobile manufacturers in the world use 3D printing in their workflow.

Stratasys Collaborates with the VA’s Innovation Creation Series Event

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The Prosthetics and Assistive Technology Challenge event is July 28-29 in Richmond, Virginia. This unique event gives designers from the general public the opportunity to shape lives by improving the care and quality of life for Veterans by creating personalized, tailored 3D printed devices.

Former Atari CEO Starts 3D Print Vending Business


Former Atari CEO Starts 3D Print Vending Business David Pierce, CEO of The 3D Box, believes in the commercial viability of 3D printing vending machines. Recently I looked at 3DLTs move to create a partnership with PieceMaker, which uses an in-store 3D printing concept.

Virginia Tech students prepare to launch 3D printer on NASA rocket ship


When considering some of the most memorable events that have happened since 3D printing has hit the mainstream, it’s hard to deny that the launch of a 3D printer into space in the Fall of 2014 has been one of the most memorable. 3D Printing Applications