The Week in 3D Printing: Mile-High Prints, Wii-Inspired Innovation, a Material Stronger Than Steel, and Methane Plastic

Shapeways Blog

You can read the (science-rich) full story at 3Ders.org , but in short: Funded by a grant from the NSF, Montana State University researchers are exploring using the methane-producing microbes in Yellowstone National Park to produce plastics.

How TheLaserGirls Create Faux-Steel Swords

Shapeways Blog

At this point in the project, we were unsure about what materials we were planning to print in, so we decided to test on the top three we were considering: ProJet 7000 SLA (laser sintered liquid): A glossy polypropylene-like ivory plastic (Printed via the LaGuardia Studio ).

Machine Tool Distributor Inks Partnership with Industrial 3D Printing Company to Meet Customer Demand

Additive Manufacturing

Hartwig will now offer manufacturing companies the full range of EOS additive manufacturing machines for metal and plastics. EOS and Hartwig Inc. partnership brings full-line distribution of additive manufacturing equipment possible. Novi, Mich.