Venture Funding for 3D Printing

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As a company, we pay attention to venture capital funding for 3D printing and additive manufacturing companies. Meanwhile, HeyGears, a Chinese manufacturer of wearable technology products, such as custom earphones, will invest $149 million in a 3D printing facility in Guangdong, China.

The Most Important 3D Printing Technologies & Materials You Need to Know

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If you believe that all 3D printers use filaments, and terms like Stereolithography, Laser Sintering and PolyJet Printing cause you headaches, then this blog post is for you. Filament-based 3D Printing. After the printing process, the model is put into a bath with special soap.

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The Future of 3D Printing

Wohlers Talk

For 30 years, I have put thought into the developments and applications of additive manufacturing and 3D printing—terms that are used interchangeably. For most of this time, Wohlers Associates has focused its consulting, speaking, and publications on 3D printing technology.

Top 20: Most Popular 3D Modeling & Design Software for 3D Printing (2017 Update)

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Creating a printable design is the crucial first step in the 3D printing process – and everyone seems to have a different opinion on which software is the most suitable for getting this job done. So what’s the most popular 3D modeling software for 3D printing?

Desktop 3D Printing in Medicine

3D Printing for Beginners

​Medical applications for 3D printing: for most of us, the idea of 3D printing being used in medicine evokes thoughts of the latest industrial 3D printing technology and multi-million dollar investments.

Print-On-Demand Bone Could Quickly Mend Major Injuries

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New developments in 3D printing could allow doctors to print bones on the fly, enabling medical professionals to help patients heal quicker from bone injuries. 3D Modeling Health & Medical 3D Printing bone implants medical industry

3D Printing’s Place in History

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Johannes Gutenberg invented the printing press in or around 1440. A subject that I have pondered for some time is whether 3D printing will be viewed as a major technical advancement, similar to these other developments. 3D printing additive manufacturing future

WATCH: This 3D Printed Jet Engine Is Hypnotizing

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We always here about 3D printing and how it can be used to print the latest health innovation. But, thanks to the skills of one individual, he has used 3D printing to print a functioning jet engine. 3D Modeling Aeronautics 3D Printing Jet Engine technology

Jobs from 3D Printing

Wohlers Talk

Government officials have been asking how 3D printing will create jobs in their part of the world. We explained that some companies and businesses would not exist if it wasn’t for 3D printing. 3D printing Additive Manufacturing Manufacturing

3D printed optics

Additively Blog

3D printing of optics and lenses is currently developing. See what is possible today with transparent materials

More Inside 3D Printing

Wohlers Talk

I was fortunate to participate in nine Inside 3D Printing events in 2013-2014. Attendance, such as this, for a first-time 3D printing event, is unprecedented. Inside 3D Printing is the brainchild of Alan Meckler, PhD, head of MecklerMedia (previously of Mediabistro).

5 amazing 3D printed cars

Leslie's Blog

So, what better way to celebrate, and get ready for the weekend, than to look at a few 3D printed car designs. Divergent Microfactories uses 3D printing to build parts for its supercar. The car needs only about 1/50 of the factory capital costs of non-3D printed cars.

25% of Dubai Buildings Should Be 3D Printed by 2030, Says Ruler

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Now, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai wants to tap into 3D printing to help create new and interesting designs. The value of 3D printed medical products in Dubai is expected to be reach AED1.7

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Airplanes Are Getting Lighter Thanks to 3-D-Printed Parts

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The latest developments in 3D printing technology have greatly benefited airplanes, allowing them to get lighter and faster. Technology Review reports : Several 3-D-printed parts developed by GE, Airbus, and others are either ready for the market or close to it.

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3D Printing in Australia

Wohlers Talk

Last month, the Australian government announced the funding of a new program that could give 3D printing and additive manufacturing (AM) a boost in the country. 3D printing Additive Manufacturing Event Manufacturing

3D Printing Startups

Wohlers Talk

They are startup companies in the fast-growing 3D printing industry. These small companies exhibited at last week’s Inside 3D Printing event in Santa Clara, California. Many young companies exhibited at last week’s Inside 3D Printing. The surge in startups is part of a seemingly endless sequence of unprecedented occurrences in the 3D printing industry. It’s an indication that 3D printing has been, and continues to be, ripe for innovation.

Major Brands Adopt 3D Printing

Wohlers Talk

Commercial 3D printing has been around since 1988, but change over the past two years is unlike anything we’ve seen in the industry’s first 25 years. Major corporations are making commitments to 3D printing. UPS is offering 3D printing services at 100 of its stores across the U.S.

Aztech Scenic Design: Taking 3D Printing To The Limit

3D Printing for Beginners

There is a whole lot of misinformation out there: technology-oblivious and badly informed people will readily try to convince you that you can print “anything” with a 3D printer. While that argument is easily disproven, the category of 3D printing opponents (i.e.

3D printed drone: “How 3D printing helped us save 40% time on our product development process”

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3D printing can truly be handy when it comes to your pr […]. The post 3D printed drone: “How 3D printing helped us save 40% time on our product development process” appeared first on 3D Printing Blog: Tutorials, News, Trends and Resources | Sculpteo.

How to Solve the Most Common 3D Printing Problems

3D Printing for Beginners

What do you do when you are trying to run a 3D print and it just doesn't come out right? Undoubtedly, you'll have faced a situation where your prints come out skewed, with a rough surface finish, with blobs or with plenty of stringing.

Building the Future: Space Station Crew 3-D Prints First Student-Designed Tool in Space

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When NASA challenged high school students to help them create a 3D printed tool that would be used aboard the International Space Station, Enterprise, Alabama student, Robert Hillan, never expected that his tool would win the contest.

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This Full-Size, 3D Printed Stargate Replica Took 1,000 Hours to Build

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A dedicated Stargate fan 3D printed a full-on, life-size stargate from the popular show. This amazing feat of 3D printing took Belgium’s Musee royal de Mariemont over 1,000 hours to build. 3D Modeling Hobby 3D Printing Belgium Musee royal de Mariemont Stargate

The 30 Words of 3D Printing

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3D printing is an always evolving technology, using mul […]. The post The 30 Words of 3D Printing appeared first on 3D Printing Blog: Tutorials, News, Trends and Resources | Sculpteo. 3D Printing 3D Printing Glossary 3D Printing Vocabulary Vocabulary

DIY 3D Printing: Matrix of all 3d print materials and their properties

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DIY 3D Printing. 3D design and printing software. 3d printing books and documents. 3d printing links. Matrix of all 3d print materials and their properties. Click here for more posts in category: 3d printing filament , 3d printing materials , speed , temperature.

3D Printing Progress at UPS

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In July 2013, UPS announced that it would offer product design and 3D printing services at six of its 4,400 UPS Store locations across the U.S. Offering 3D printing is one thing, but providing design services is far more involved. 3D printing Additive Manufacturing

The Most Common Misconception About 3D Printing: Why the Entry Barrier to 3D Printing Is Much Lower than Everyone Thinks

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In the eyes of many people, 3D printing is a very complex technology that is only accessible to experts. Choosing the right printing material? But the truth is: times have changed, and you can create your first print faster and easier than you might think. 3D printed in wood.

World’s First 3D Printed Titanium Sternum Implanted Successfully in Patient With Giant Tumor

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A woman in China just received the world’s first 3D printed titanium sternum implant thanks to a team of innovative doctors at the Tang Du Hospital, Fourth Military Medical University. 3D printing of a titanium sternal implant replacement, had not seen before,” Xiaoping said. “We

MIT’s New Software Makes Multi-Material 3D Printing Easy

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The latest software being developed by MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab aims to be the “Photoshop for 3D materials” by making the entire 3D printing process more accessible to the public. 3D Modeling 3D Scanning Software 3D Printing Foundry MIT

3D Printing Gave This Cancer Survivor a New Jaw

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3D printing has given one man a new lease on life. After being diagnosed with tongue cancer and losing several functions of his jaw, Shirley Anderson, a former mechanic who served in the Navy during the Vietnam War, has been 3D printed a new jaw.

Autodesk Tools for 3D Printing

Wohlers Talk

3D printing Additive Manufacturing CAD/CAM/CAE Note: The following was authored by Tim Caffrey, senior consultant at Wohlers Associates. In May 2014, Autodesk acquired the UK’s Within Technologies for $88 million.

3D Printed Antenna Knowledge Base

DIY 3D Printing

Since I''m getting more involved with communal WiFi mash networks and open source smart city project in my town, I decided to research and make a small knowledge base on 3d printed antennas. Basically, there are two main areas of 3d printed antenna development: High-tech industrial and DIY.

A 3D printing love story for Valentine’s Day

Leslie's Blog

According to Tyler Reid, a CAD, CAM, and a 3D printing specialist at GoEngineer and team leader on this project, “Stop-motion video is cool, but film making is not easy! When it came time to print the parts, careful consideration of the print orientation was needed.

Injured Animals Get Second Chance With 3D Printed Limbs

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3D printing has many applications, but one of the most heartwarming ones is when it is used to provide animals with a new lease on life. Working with Animal Avengers, an all-volunteer crew of veterinarians, Miamoto 3D printed and fitted a new beak on the goose. “We

The 9 Must-See TED Talks about 3D Printing

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The post The 9 Must-See TED Talks about 3D Printing appeared first on 3D Printing Blog: Tutorials, News, Trends and Resources | Sculpteo. 3D Printing Stories Additive manufacturing 3D Printing additive manufacuturing TED Talks

Elastic 3D Printed Bone Implants

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Metamaterials: The future of 3D Printing

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The post Metamaterials: The future of 3D Printing appeared first on 3D Printing Blog: Tutorials, News, Trends and Resources | Sculpteo. 3D challenges 3D Printing technologies 3D Printing Design of the week innovation Objet Geometries

3D Printed Guided Missiles are Now a Reality

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A high-tech firm has found a way to 3D print guided missiles. The Raytheon team, the high-tech firm behind the missiles, hopes that eventually soldiers will be able to print these weapons right in the battlefield. Or, in the future, maybe you’ll just print them.”.

4D Printing: A technology coming from the future

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3D Printing technology has existed for almost 30 years […]. The post 4D Printing: A technology coming from the future appeared first on 3D Printing Blog: Tutorials, News, Trends and Resources | Sculpteo.

3D Printing Where and How: 3DP-RDM network event – 31st January

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14:45 3D Printing Production Planning (3DPPP): reactive manufacturing execution driving re-distributed manufacturing, Dr Martin Baumers, University of Nottingham. 16:00 A feasibility study of mass customisation governance: regulation, liability, and intellectual property of re‐distributed manufacturing in 3D printing, Dr Phoebe Li, University of Sussex. What: Final dissemination event of the 3DP-RDM network. Where: IfM, Cambridge. When: 31st January 2017.

State of 3d Printing 2016 : Hobbyists

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The post State of 3d Printing 2016 : Hobbyists appeared first on Sculpteo Blog - 3D Printing News and Trends. & More 3D Printing Stories 3D Printing additive manufacturing state of 3D printing survey