Inside 3D Printing—Dec 2016

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During this year’s Inside 3D Printing event in San Diego, Principal and Co-Founder Rich Stump will be leading a workshop discussion about “The Opportunity with Direct Digital Manufacturing.”

Soft Robotics and 3D Printing Used to Make Flexible Gloves that Allow Users to Experience Tactile Feedback in a VR Environment

Earlier this month, researchers at the University of California San Diego presented its soft robot, capable of walking over rough terrain with four 3D printed legs. Now, a different team with UC San. View the entire article via our website.

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GPI Prototype-SEDS@UCSD Conducts Hot-Fire Test of Their Second Metal 3D Printed Rocket Engine

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Students from the UC San Diego Chapter of Students for the Exploration and Development of Space successfully test their second 3D printed rocket engine. 3D printing has significant benefits including huge cuts to the cost, time to fabricate, and weight of rocket engines.”.

SEDS@UCSD Successfully Completes Final Hot-Fire Test for Additively Manufactured Rocket Engine

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In a couple of weeks, we will leave for Utah to try and become the first people in the world to launch and recover a rocket, powered by a 3D printed engine.” GPI Prototype and Manufacturing Services Inc.

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3D Printed Occluder Device Can Lower Risk of Stroke-Causing Blood Clots for Patients with Atrial Fibrillation

King, with the UC San Diego Department of Medicine and Bioengineering, atrial fibrillation, or AF, is the most common arrhythmia in the human heart. 3D Printing Medical 3D Printing Science & Technology 3D computed tomography 3d printed molds blood clot cad casting implants journal article NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center patient specific implant patient-specific printing rapid prototyping research paper silicone stroke

Wyss Institute at Harvard University- A Jump for Soft–Bodied Robots

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A proof–of–concept prototype– a soft–bodied autonomous jumping robot reported in the July 10 issue of Science – was 3D printed layer upon layer to ease the transition from its rigid core components to a soft outer exterior using a series of nine sequential material gradients.

3D printing and fluid power; refreshing a mature industry

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Would you have thought that 3D printing could have an effect on the fluid power industry? First, my colleague, Paul Heney, returned from an NFPA Annual Conference in San Diego all enthused about a keynote speaker’s presentation on how 3D printing will change fluid power systems.

Hasbro Lets Consumers Design Their Own Toys Through 3D Printing

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The SuperFanArt page enables consumers to create and share their designs and sell their 3D printed designs through Shapeways marketplace and community (see some of the items above). 3D Printing Articles

DigiFabCon Explores how tools like 3DPrinting are changing the world!

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From a mobile Humanitarian Fab Lab in refugee camps that uses laser cutting for building temporary housing to 3D Printing on the International Space Station, Digital Fabrication is changing almost every aspect of our lives.

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Students launch rocket with printed engine

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A team of students at the University of California San Diego beat some of the world’s biggest space agencies and launched a rocket with a 3D printed engine on May 21st. 3D printed rocket parts have been in the press of late as NASA recently unveiled its revolutionary turbopump.

AstroPrint Secures Second Round of Funding to Expand Business and Enterprise Solutions

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With this new investment, AstroPrint has raised a total of $2.1M, and we are now poised to grow our 3D printing cloud solution that already serves over 95k users from 130 countries. In the meantime, Happy Printing! 3D Prints from 90K+ users. By Drew Taylor | AstroPrint.

GoProto expands San Diego facility for HP Jet Fusion & 3ntr 3D printers


Rapid prototyping company GoProto is expanding its San Diego facility in order to double the production capabilities of its HP Multi Jet Fusion (MJF) 3D printing technology. In doing so, GoProto becomes the second-largest MJF 3D printing provider in the world.

Stratasys Joins Forces with Non-Profit Workshops for Warriors, Shaping Tomorrow’s Workforce with Key Donations to Additive Manufacturing Curriculum

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Advanced 3D Printing technology from Stratasys builds foundation for free, STEM-accredited job re-training initiatives, preparing veterans for careers in manufacturing.

UC San Diego unveils amazing VR tactile glove made using soft robotics and 3D printing


A team of researchers from the University of California San Diego is using 3D printing and soft robotics to develop smart gloves that give tactile feedback to users from virtual reality environments. 3D Printing Application

FATHOM – Making MLV // Modular Logistics Vehicle

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The next step in the challenge was realizing the design as a fully functional prototype. FATHOM’s engineering and design team took over the winning concept, going from 3D CAD refinement to design for manufacturing to the fabrication of a working production-like prototype in 10 weeks.

XYZprinting Supports STEAM Education with FREE 3D Printers

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Gina Thackrey, STEM teacher and Innovative Educational Program Specialist from San Diego, CA, commented, “The XYZPrinting STEAM curriculum allows students to explore 3D printing and apply science concepts in an engaging, innovative, and futuristic way.

Stratasys Reshaping Aerospace, Education, Entertainment and More at RAPID 2015: Exclusive Video Interviews!

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The conference included fascinating presentations highlighting the growing number of 3D printed end-use parts in aerospace, and an industry overview from additive manufacturing analyst Terry Wohlers. Also, Airbus has 3D printed over 1,000 FDM flight parts for its A350 XWB aircraft program.

NASA-Students Selected for Winning Designs of 3-D Printed Tools for Astronauts

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have selected the winners of the Future Engineers 3-D Printing in Space Tool Challenge. Robert will watch from NASA’s Payload Operations Center with the mission control team as their design is printed aboard the International Space Station. NASA Release.

Fastest 3D Printers in 2018

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There’s a lot more to a 3D printer’s speed than the listed print speed in the brochure. For example, a high-resolution 3D model will always drag down the print speed because thinner layers translate to more layers, which, in turn, means more work for the print head. 3D Printing

Concept Laser Establishes USA Subsidiary

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Concept Laser visits Argen’s LaserCUSING production lab in San Diego, CA. John Murray joined Concept Laser GmbH in 2013 to develop and expand Concept Laser’s world-class additive metals platforms (3D Printing) in North American and Canada.

GE-19 Tech Stories From 2015 You Should Know About

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GE scientists shrunk and 3D printed and steam turbine originally designed to generate electricity. San Diego and Jacksonville have already started testing the system. Advanced manufacturing techniques like 3D printing will be going mainstream in 2016.

Will 3D Printing Change The World?

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Will 3D Printing Change The World? by Brad Hart Imagine youre steaming across the Pacific Ocean on a container ship on a great circle course to the San Francisco sea buoy. Welcome to 3D printing. This technology is not simply for modeling and prototyping, either.