August, 2018

3D-Printed Food

Wohlers Talk

The idea of 3D-printed food came in or around 2011 when Hod Lipson and his team at Cornell University produced some crude but intriguing examples.

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NASA 3D Printed Mars Habitat Competition Projects

DIY 3D Printing

NASA announced the projects to enter the third phase of their 3D printed Mars habitat competition. Here you can see some amazing technological concepts. Hopefully I'll see some of them being used on Mars sometime in the future.

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HP partners with CDC to test and bioprint antibiotics

3D Printing Industry

HP has announced its participation in the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) pilot program that aims to develop new antibiotics designed to fight antimicrobial-resistant bacteria. According to the CDC, a U.S.

3D-Printed Action Figures: How to Make Your Own Action Figure


3D printing has had a huge impact on all kinds of objects… even action figures. Big brands like DC Comics have even signed deals with 3D printing companies to print some of their figurines.

3D Medical Applications

Held in Baltimore, Maryland, this event will bring together thought leaders, experts, engineers, doctors, researchers, and regulators in the many medical methods for 3D technology.The 3D Medical Applications conference is the most comprehensive, game-changing, meeting of minds for the future of 3D in healthcare.

Is your 3D model a mess? Make it printable!

Shapeways Blog

What do you do when your 3D model is broken? I mean really broken, like “can’t even upload it” broken, or “half of my triangles are disappearing” broken?

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3D-Printed Guns

Wohlers Talk

With the “green light” looming for the 3D printing of guns on July 31, I was contacted by CNN, ABC7 News (San Francisco), and others. In two days, I conducted six interviews, including four television, one radio, and one print. Four of them are here: CNN Live with Brooke Baldwin.

Dexter High Precision DIY Robot

DIY 3D Printing

Dexter is a high precision 3d printable robot that can be trained by the human operator. Hackaday summary video: Detailed videos showcasing the robot's features: Hackaday project homepage: [link] Project description: Dexter is an open source, 5+ axis robotic arm.

University of Minnesota researchers create 3D printed bionic eye prototype

3D Printing Industry

The McAlpine Research Group from the University of Minnesota (UMN) has successfully 3D printed optoelectronic devices using polymer photodetectors on hemispherical surfaces.

Carnegie Mellon University – 3D Printing the Next Generation of Batteries

Additive Manufacturing

By Emily Durham | Carnegie Mellon University | College of Engineering.

EDU Program Spotlight: Maria Carrion and Núria Diago

Shapeways Blog

With the help of Shapeways, student designers Maria Carrion and Núria Diago were able to take their project, Be (in the) Water, to the next level.

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PODCAST – Betty Baker – Just Say Yes to STEM

The Solidworks Blog

The most passionate SOLIDWORKS users are the user group leaders. These individuals are a very tight community of SOLIDWORKS users. And, even though I have been working for DS SolidWorks for almost 10 years now, I didn’t realize just how strong this network really was…until I spoke with Betty Baker.

Revolutionizing Everyday Products with Artificial Intelligence

Design 2 Part News

Researchers in MIT’s Department of Mechanical Engineering are using artificial intelligence and machine learning technologies to enhance the products we use in everyday life. Image courtesy of Chelsea Turner/MIT.

Ivan takes his 3D printed tank for a ride

DIY 3D Printing

It's not a full sized tank, but still a great project :-) Ivan has a great YT channel and documents his project build process in detailed way: [link]. 3d printed

3D Systems Figure 4 Standalone SLA 3D printer technical specifications and pricing

3D Printing Industry

3D Systems has released its new Figure 4 Standalone SLA 3D printer with complementary materials as an adaption of the Figure 4 Production platform which uses an industrial robotic arm for mass production.

New Partnership with the Hawaii State Bar Association

3D Innovations

We are excited to announce a new partnership — 3D Innovations has partnered with the Hawaii State Bar Association. HSBA members have access to a range of discounted products and services throughout Hawaii with their “HSBA Member Benefits” 3D Innovations (New Member Benefit).

Tooling Design: Using FDM and Jigs and Fixtures for GrabCAD Print

Stratasys Blog for a 3D World

Tool design is a critical part of the manufacturing process, which if done incorrectly, can have major implications on the launch and success of a product. These tools can range from a simple drilling guide to a complex, multi-piece assembly fixture.

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Taking Business Aviation to New Heights

3D Perspectives

Aerospace companies do not have the luxury to maintain the status quo. To meet customer expectations and stay ahead of the competition, they continually look for ways to leverage new technology to improve performance.

Tech in the Classroom: Tomorrow’s Teaching Today

The Solidworks Blog

Do you remember your school days? Those memories may encompass chalkboards, textbooks and overhead projectors. Yet one peek into a modern classroom reveals the generational leap that academia has made since the arrival of the digital age. Levelling-up learning.

How a designer used 3D printing for human gills


Have you heard of Biomimicry? It’s a way to get inspira […]. The post How a designer used 3D printing for human gills appeared first on 3D Printing Blog: Tutorials, News, Trends and Resources | Sculpteo

Watch: synchronized 3D printing of concrete walls by NTU mobile robots

3D Printing Industry

Addressing volume limitations within additive manufacturing and construction, roboticists from the Nanyang Technological University (NTU) in Singapore have created a method for large-scale concrete 3D printing using multiple synchronized mobile robots.

Newly Published Data Demonstrate Bone In-Growth Potential of Stryker’s 3D-Printed Tritanium® Cage

Additive Manufacturing

Comparative animal study found significant differences in biomechanical and histologic performance among various interbody cage materials. Results showed that Stryker’s 3D-printed porous Tritanium cages achieved statistically significant increases in bone in-growth. Allendale, N.J. –– Aug.

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Hardware Entrepreneurs: A Big Picture Mentality

3D Innovations

When it comes to developing a hardware product, it is easy to get bogged down in the design details during product development. While the details certainly do matter, if you focus solely on them from the start it could spell trouble for your startup later on.

COPRO Technology innovates composite parts production

3D Perspectives

Image © DLR. Carbon fiber reinforced plastics (CFRP), particularly used in the sports, aerospace and the automotive industries are becoming increasingly popular for industrial machinery , engineering and construction products to create light, but strong and stiff structures for their products.

Three Ways 3D Printers are Changing the Face of Manufacturing

The Solidworks Blog

While 3D printers have been around for over 30 years, the reality of using a printer for manufacturing purposes at a reasonable price has only recently been available.

3D printed eyes: The latest research improvements


One of the industries that benefits the most fro […]. The post 3D printed eyes: The latest research improvements appeared first on 3D Printing Blog: Tutorials, News, Trends and Resources | Sculpteo

3D Printing News Sliced Renishaw, Nano Dimension, PyroGenesis, Sigma Labs, Nanoscribe, Nanovis

3D Printing Industry

Today’s edition of Sliced, the 3D Printing Industry news digest, features 4D printing materials from the University of Colorado Boulder, Q2 2018 results from PyroGenesis, FDA 510(k) clearance and $5.5 million investments for Nanovis’ titanium PEEK spinal implants and more.

3D Systems’ NextDent™ 5100 Now Available – Dental Industry Embracing New Solutions to Revolutionize Workflows

Additive Manufacturing

The NextDent™ 5100 – powered by Figure 4™ technology – out-performs similar competitive offerings with 4X the speed.

Exploring 3D Printing Technology for Business

3D Innovations

3D Printing is a topic that quickly captures your interest and your imagination. The idea of seemingly “printing” an object out of thin air is something that feels like it is straight out of a sci-fi movie.

Top 5 Tips to Transform Product Design for Smarter Products

Modern Tech

Smart, connected technologies are leading companies into more and more innovation. The opportunities and growth potential seem limitless. Technology has become so critical that a large number of companies focus on improving their already smart products.

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Creating a Model for Water Ripple Effect with SOLIDWORKS xDesign

The Solidworks Blog

In order to succeed in the product design industry, you need to have hands-on experience with design software, and rudimentary knowledge of 3D printers, laser cutting, etc.

Rapid Liquid Printing: Creating inflatable structures, between 3D and 4D printing


New additive manufacturing technologies are unveiled qu […]. The post Rapid Liquid Printing: Creating inflatable structures, between 3D and 4D printing appeared first on 3D Printing Blog: Tutorials, News, Trends and Resources | Sculpteo

U.S Army lab converts water bottles into 3D printer materials

3D Printing Industry

Researchers from the U.S. Army Research Laboratory (ARL) are using recycled polyethylene terephthalate (PET) plastic, found in water bottles, yogurt containers, and other recyclable waste materials as 3D printing feedstock.

Apium Filament Dryer Reduces Moisture-Related 3D Printing Defects and Noticeably Increases Printing Success Rate

Additive Manufacturing

Most filaments produced for the Material Extrusion 3D Printing Technology (FFF) are polymer-based materials. Other than polyolefins, almost every other polymer can absorb moisture from the atmosphere. Moisture in filaments can cause poor print quality and significantly affect the printing process.