Scientists Made A 3D-Printed Wheelchair For A Puppy With Only Two Legs

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Scientists have managed to give a six-week-old puppy a new lease on life. Tumbles the terrier mix puppy was the runt of the litter and wasn’t able to get the milk he needed to grow properly.

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Highlights of the 3DP Europe in Brussels

3D Printing for Beginners

We have just returned from our visit to the 3DP Europe , Belgium's first 3D printing fair.

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Autodesk releasing HSMWorks 2016 for SOLIDWORKS


Time to strengthen up your CNC toolkit. SOLIDWORKS 2016 is here for the design. To make it better, here is HSMWorks 2016 for manufacturing. The standard for CAM companies is one major release a year. But, the Autodesk CAM development team sends updates out all the time; One of my favorite things.

Automatic Design of 3D Printable Robots by Disney

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Disney Research released their software demonstration which shows how it is possible to automatically design 3d printable robots that can move with different cinematic and motion systems. You basically just input what you want a robot to do and algorithms calculate the 3d printable design.

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.

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5 Ways 3D Printing Could Change the World

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For most people, 3D printing feels like a technological phenomenon that doesn’t yet have a practical application. However, there is a real push to utilize industrial robotics in a variety of accessible mediums. We explore five of them.

3D printing is gaining speed with the new CLIP technology developed by 40 million $ backed startup Carbon3D

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Carbon3D presents with CLIP — Continuous Liquid Interface Production – a new 3D printing technology, which is 25 - 100 times faster than others. The 40 million $ backed startup is definitively one of the key player to watch. Read more about the CLIP technology here

Material advances in metal 3D printing

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Materials have always been key to 3D printing success. But metal materials are enabling new designs as well as new mechanical properties. Leslie Langnau, Managing Editor. Every year 3D printing seems to have a new hot subject. This year, it was materials.

The World’s First 3D-Printed Drone Reaches 150 Miles per Hour

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3D printing technology has vastly improved in the world of aeronautics and drones. Aurora Flight Sciences, an aerospace company, has been working hard to develop a new 3D printed drone that is capable of traveling upwards of 150 miles per hour.

3D Printing Used to Make First Real Handheld Railgun, Which Fires Plasma Projectiles at 560 Mph

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The future is fast approaching. An unknown civilian produced the first ever 3D printed railgun. What is a railgun you are asking? A railgun is a futuristic type of weapon that is currently being developed by the U.S. military and NASA.

11 Experts Share Their Top 3D Printing Beginner Tips

3D Printing for Beginners

Let's be honest, 3D printing can be quite tricky. Home 3D printing technology is still immature and 3D printing beginners who just bought their first machine are faced with a multitude of challenges when it comes to getting reliable and repeatable 3D print results. [.]. Beginners Corner

Better CAD for CAM from Autodesk University


Last week I got to do two presentation at Autodesk University. It was a blast! Here is one of the tips from the “Better CAD for CAM” Presentation. If you want to watch both presentations (about 1 hour a piece) check out these links from Autodesk University: Better CAD for CAM.

5axismaker is next generation of desktop manufacturing machines

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I really dig this concept of five axis multi-tool! It gives you 5 axis CNC machine that includes milling and 3d printing heads, touch probe, hot wire-cutter and a special mount for custom tools. This is probably a dawn of low cost multi-axis and multi-tool digital fabrication devices.

Last Week’s Euromold 2015

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The 22nd annual Euromold was held last week in Düsseldorf, Germany. Other than a few companies missing from the exhibition floor, it could not have gone better. More than 450 exhibitors from 33 countries showed their latest products and services.

New 3D House Printer Cranks out 1,000 Square Feet a Day

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3D printing is set to revolutionize the construction industry and its ability to build affordable houses. A new 3D printer created by Russian engineer Nikita Chen-Yun-Ta is capable of printing over 1,000 square feet per day.

These 3D-Printed Antimicrobial Teeth Could One Day Replace Fillings

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A new innovation in 3D printing may lead to the eventual replacement of traditional fillings for your teeth. Researchers in the Netherlands have been working on a new technology for the dental industry.

3D-Printed Pathway Helps Nerve Growth

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3D printing has reached a major breakthrough in the medical industry. Patients suffering from nerve damage can now receive nerve guide implants that will help them regrow damaged nerves. The medical industry has benefited immensely from 3D printing technology.

Automated customization powered by 3D printing: Showcase Schunk eGRIP

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Read in this blogpost about a great showcase of automated customization powered by 3D printing: Schunk eGRIP

Does 3D printing need its own operating system?

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Whether you use professional 3D printing machines or more commercial desktop units, every user has some issues with getting the designed part to print correctly. Part of the problem is the software used to convert a design into 3D printable slices.

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One Day Humans May Live in a 3D Printed Bubble House on Mars

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Fabulous, a French 3D printing firm, has brought together a team of scientists to develop a 3D printed dwelling that could be used to colonize Mars. The design uses plentiful iron oxide found on the red planet as the raw materials for the 3D printed structure.

Scientists Have Used 3D Printing to Find the Perfect Penis Size

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Researchers from the University of California Los Angeles and University of New Mexico have used 3D printing to find the most desirable penis size. To conduct their test , Dr. Nicole Prause and her team made 100 possible dimensions for an erect penis in blue plastic to eliminate any racial bias.

What Material Should I Use For 3D Printing? – Advanced Materials Review #2 – Taulman 618 and Taulman 645 Nylon

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Welcome to another post in our Advanced 3D printing materials review series. This time, we’ll take a closer look at some more exciting 3D printer filament types and their inherent properties: Taulman Nylon 645 and Taulman Nylon 618.

CAD Tip: What you need to know about IGES and STEP files


Two CAD Tips this week! One might be the best tip I ever share; Round tripping your CAD files for better import! Also sharing some background information on IGES and STEP files I think you will totally love. Let me know what you think. Love your feedback!

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Printrbot Paste Extruder

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Brook Drumm of Printrbot posted on his G+ about Printrbot Paste Extruder. He announced some possible interesting future implementations of this type of extruder: Heated syringe (chocolate and human cells??)

Not for Everyone

Wohlers Talk

Contrary to what some would like you to believe, owning and operating a 3D printer is not for most consumers. It may be easy to buy one, but it’s definitely not easy to create the 3D model data needed to produce a unique design.

Now You Can Create 3D Print Creations Made from Coffee Waste

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A North Dakota company is turning bio-waste into 3D printing filaments. C2renew specializes in sourcing agricultural materials that would otherwise be thrown away and repurposing it into something that is both environmentally-friendly and renewable.

3D Printed Bricks Can Cool Home Without AC

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A group of designers from Emerging Objects has designed a brick that can soak up water and function to cool the home. Each sponge-like brick can suck up water and retain water. When air flows through the brick, it absorbs the evaporated water, getting cooler in the process.

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Doctor in Gaza Uses 3D Printing to Design Stethoscopes that Costs Just $.30

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In the Gaza Strip, medical supplies are not only at a premium, they are sometimes non-existent due to restrictions and blockades. So looking to improve the lives of those around him, one doctor worked with other medical professionals to do something about it. “I

Now You Can Get a 3D Printed Mini-You in British Supermarkets

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If you have quite a bit of spare change and some time, you can get a 3D printed figurine of yourself at select UK supermarkets. While still in the beta stage, 3D scanning pods are being set up in grocery stores to facilitate DIY figurine self-portraits. The process is simple.

Paper and color–a natural for 3D printing

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Additively making parts using ordinary paper as the build material is a bit deceptive. On the one hand, you think such a 3D printed object can’t possibly handle the potential wear and tear you might expose it too.

Guy 3D Prints Tiny Circular Saw – And It Works!

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A man from New Zealand has 3D printed a little tiny circular saw and apparently it works. Lance Abernethy first started his tiny tool venture with a 3D printed tiny power drill. After it garnered international media attention, he decided to focus on his next Lilliputian tool.

Some Mad Genius Hacked an IKEA Side Table into a Cheap 3D Printer Enclosure

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Ingenuity and an empty wallet can be the mother of some great hacks. Now one maker dubbed ‘phatima’ has figured out how to make a 3D enclosure using IKEA furniture and very little cash that just so happens to solve some common 3D printing woes. It also starts with two of those $9.99

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How to Store 3D Printing Filament – A Simple, Quick and Cheap Way to Keep Your Filament Dry

3D Printing for Beginners

Did you know that some of your 3D prints may have partially or completely failed just because of humidity contained in the filament you used?

CAD Tip: Model with All Features!


Great tip from @robcohee from twitter: Model the same part using different techniques. Extrude, Revolve, Sweep and Loft. Let me know what you think. Love your feedback! Design and Manufacturing 3D Autodesk CAD CATIA PTC Siemens Solidworks Tips