3D Printing The Next Five Years by Amy Davey of North Bristol NHS Trust and Renishaw

3D Printing The Next Five Years by Amy Davey of North Bristol NHS Trust and Renishaw

This is a guest post in our series looking at the future of 3D Printing. To celebrate 5 years of reporting on the 3D printing industry, we’ve invited industry leaders and 3D printing experts to give us their perspective on the next 5 years of 3D printing. Amy Davey is a member of the Reconstructive […]

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US Navy orders its first powder-bed metal 3D printer from Concept Laser after GE acquisition

US Navy orders its first powder-bed metal 3D printer from Concept Laser after GE acquisition

The US Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) in Washington D.C. is now equipped with an M2 Cusing machine and supporting systems from German additive manufacturing company Concept Laser. John Murray, President and CEO of Concept Laser, says, There are so many advantages of 3D metal printing that our defense strategy could benefit from, including reduced lead […]

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Made In Space celebrates a stellar year of 3D printing on the International Space Station

Made In Space celebrates a stellar year of 3D printing on the International Space Station

Made In Space, U.S. manufacturers of the world’s first microgravity 3D printer, are celebrating a year of trailblazing firsts 3D printed on the International Space Station (ISS). As of April 2017, the company’s Additive Manufacturing Facility (AMF) has produced 39 objects including spare parts for NASA, and components for medical research. Ongoing research into 3D […]

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103 year old Delage Type-S Grand Prix car brought back to life with 3D scanning and printing

103 year old Delage Type-S Grand Prix car brought back to life with 3D scanning and printing

The last-surviving 1914 Delage Type-S has been resurrected with 3D printing. The 103 year-old car, currently in Australia, has laid dormant for three years since its engine block cracked in 2014. With no original drawings and no replacement parts, it seemed that the classic car may have had its day. Now, the engine is running […]

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3D printing puts theoretical mathematics into practice to produce hyperelastic metamaterials

3D printing puts theoretical mathematics into practice to produce hyperelastic metamaterials

Researchers in Italy and Poland demonstrate a mathematical approach to predicting the structure of 3D printed elastic structures. By practically realizing elastic theory, the study opens up the potential of 3D printed metamaterials that act “against their nature”, i.e. a solid plastic that resists compression from one direction, but can be stretched in another. The […]

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3DCeram extends partnership to advance 3D printed ceramics

3DCeram extends partnership to advance 3D printed ceramics

French 3D printing company 3DCeram has renewed its partnership with the Science of Ceramic Processes and Surface Treatments (SPCTS). The SPCTS is a research unit with over 100 staff and housed at the University of Limoges, central France. Since commencement of the agreement in 2010, the 7-year long partnership has now been extended for a […]

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3D printing houses on Mars with NASA and the University of Central Florida

3D printing houses on Mars with NASA and the University of Central Florida

NASA has enlisted a professor from the University of Central Florida (UCF) in order to find a way of 3D printing structures on Mars. Pegasus Professor Sudipta Seal, interim chair of UCF’s Materials Science and Engineering program is looking at how metals can be extracted from Martian soil. Speaking about the project, Seal said, It’s […]

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McDonald’s reinvents the STRAW with 3D printing

McDonald’s reinvents the STRAW with 3D printing

McDonald’s has reportedly reinvented the straw using 3D printing as a prototyping tool. The device is termed STRAW (Suction Tube for Reverse Axial Withdrawal). According to the PR around the “news” the STRAW has been engineered to accommodate McDonald’s new milkshake, the Chocolate Shamrock Shake. Designed by JACE Design and NK Labs, the straw will […]

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How to 3D print your own bio-bots

How to 3D print your own bio-bots

A publication in Nature from the Micro & Nanotechnology Laboratory and Department of Mechanical Science & Engineering at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign gives instructions on how to 3D print, mold and seed moving bio-bots. Moving gif shows a 3D printed hydrogel/muscle cell bio-bot powered by 1HZ of energy. Clip via NewsAtIllinois on YouTube Living […]

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MakerBot® Robert Welch Designs Ltd.

MakerBot® Robert Welch Designs Ltd.

Streamlined Manufacturing and Fast, Cost-Effective Product Iteration at this Classic-Contemporary Home Goods Company About Robert Welch Designs Ltd. Based out of Chipping Camden, UK, Robert Welch Designs Ltd. went from being a one man firm in 1955 to a brand known worldwide today. Whether for the living room, kitchen, dining room, or bathroom, this home […]

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