A new approach to volumetric 3D printing, VHAM, enables production of larger objects.
Volumetric 3D printing is the future, but it’s had a significant limitation: it must use transparent resin. Until now.
New developments in volumetric 3D printing suggest only one future for resin 3D printing: volumetric.
Researchers have found a way to 3D print glass objects almost instantly using a volumetric process.
Talk of a new method of 3D printing has been a quiet yet slowly growing buzz in the industry.
Researchers at the Technical University of Denmark announced the development of a new volumetric 3D printing process they call “TVP”.
The 3MF Consortium announced a new extension they call “Volumetric”.
New research shows a method of greatly simplifying future volumetric 3D printers.
Readily3D, one of the first companies to tackle the new volumetric 3D printing process, has adapted their process for bioprinting.
The developments in volumetric 3D printing continue with a new patent being recently granted by the USPTO.
Simultaneous with the release of a revealing research paper on Xolography, xolo has released details on their first volumetric 3D printer.
New information about secretive volumetric 3D printing startup xolo is revealed in a newly-released research paper.
A research thesis details the incredibly complex world of volumetric 3D printing. We review the highlights.
Volumetric 3D printing could be the biggest shake-up in 3D printing history. But who is working on the technology? We made a list.
One of my questions about the new volumetric 3D printing approach seems to have been answered by a mysterious contributor.
Several ventures and projects are now working on a powerful new concept called volumetric 3D printing. We have some thoughts on the implications of such a process.
Readily3D announced a new, ultra-high speed 3D printing process using a volumetric approach, but we have some questions.
A research paper this week describes an incredible new and very rapid 3D printing process, but it seems there may be challenges in implementing it.
You might have made your 3D printer available for hire, but are you able to provide accurate and rapid quotes for your services?
In a recent post on “The End of Polygons,” Aaron Trocola correctly points out that the STL file format is becoming a major barrier to production of objects with high volumetric complexity, such as internal lattices and graded materials – essentially reaching a point where STL files make certain advanced applications difficult or impossible. … Continue reading Additive Manufacturing File Format Allows for Volumetric Specifications
Photocentric is definitely moving into the large-format 3D print space.
We were finally able to witness volumetric 3D printing in person.
We were able to test an unusual 3D printer designed for ease of use, the AnkerMake M5C.
Leap 71 has open sourced a powerful computational engineering software framework.
With the rendering of implicit functions into the voxel field, we have created the ability to work with lattices and complex infills.
We will dive a bit into the technicalities of a Voxel-based kernel here, how do we interact with it?
Thanks to the previous articles, we should have a pretty good understanding of the reasoning behind Computational Engineering and the fundamental technology necessary to support it.
Polymaker announced a new series of high speed 3D print materials called “PolySonic”.
The plot thickens regarding the use of “FFF”.
New research has identified an incredible approach for ensuring print quality for rapid prototyping.
After yesterday’s story about how desktop 3D printer buying strategies are shifting, I thought about what kind of machines might be offered in the near future.
Slice Engineering has released a powerful new professional-grade hot end, the Mosquito Prime.
Researchers have developed an unusual approach for enabling multi-material resin 3D printing.
Home Depot, the largest home improvement retailer in North America, announced today the launch of PartPicker.
Ampower has updated their comprehensive additive manufacturing technology overviews.
Xolo received a huge investment, and this is a really big deal.
The Plybot project has been silent for months and its backers are angry, seeking refunds that may never come.
A startup seems to have developed a way to 3D print liquid aluminum.
Software has become increasingly important in 3D printing in multiple dimensions.
Researchers have developed “iCLIP”, a new 3D print process that is 5-10X faster than current resin 3D printing processes.
Among the most common questions asked is “how does a 3D printer work?”
Here we present ten 3D print companies that just might be of interest by other, larger companies.
Frequent readers of this publication likely know quite a bit about 3D printing, but there are new readers that could use some more basic information about the technology.
What’s your print time? If you’re using a resin 3D printer, it’s longer than you think.
What are the remaining barriers to mass use of additive manufacturing?
I follow many 3D printing companies, but there are a few on which I’m keeping a close watch.
Well, well — it’s the beginning of another year, and time for some forward thinking.
Charles R. Goulding and Arianna Coger offer a perspective on 3D Systems’ apparent shift towards bioprinting.
3D Systems’ recent acquisition of Volumetric and its continued collaboration with other biotech companies pushes 3D bioprinting capabilities into the future.
3D Systems announced the acquisition of Volumetric Biotechnologies, solidifying their healthcare strategy.
Sakuú hit a major milestone in their 3D printed battery project.
Adrian Bowyer provided an updated on his Electric 3D Printer project, and it’s a fascinating approach to software design.
I just came across something called “the Overton window”, and realized it explains the struggles of 3D printing.
New technique improves accuracy of linear volumetric 3D printing method.
Using 3D printing technology, Researchers from the University of Cambridge created electronic fibers 100 times thinner than a human hair, making sensors with massively improved capabilities.
It’s the start of a new year, and time for predictions. But this time I’m going for broke and predicting not what might happen in 2021, but instead in 2030!
We’ve cranked up the analytics engine to see which Fabbaloo 3D printing stories were most read in 2020.
I’m reading a piece on Shapeways’ blog entitled “Will Additive Manufacturing Replace Conventional Manufacturing?” and have some thoughts.
In an incredible experiment, researchers were able to simulate the molecular behavior of 3D printing resins.
Kate Serralde is building a 3D printing medical program for one of the largest universities in the state of Texas, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTHHSC).
Construction 3D printing is itself still a new venture; Mighty Buildings has emerged with a new take on this technology, though, surpassing some of the hype of other participants.
Researchers are using 3D printing to better understand the underground flow of fluids.
A company terms their process as “volumetric” 3D printing, but is it really so?
Noel Olivia Maria is a bio engineer.
peel 3D just announced a new professional handheld 3D scanner, the peel 2 CAD, which includes some intriguing workflow simplification features.
Researchers have invented a new method of 3D printing called HARP that can print 430mm per hour, with many other advantages.
The UK leaves the EU on October 31st. What might this mean for companies involved in 3D printing? We look at a long list of issues.
Stretchable wires are an exotic component, but now it may be possible to 3D print them directly into objects for industry and research use.
What’s the right terminology, 3D Printing or Additive Manufacturing? We investigate this issue using Science.
3D printing is severely constrained today, but a new initiative called OpenFab hopes to break processing barriers to allow very complex multi-material 3D prints in the future.
As metal additive manufacturing continues to see rising adoption, so too does attention paid to the quality of the parts produced.
Can you use thermoset materials in an SLS 3D printer? Not until just now: researchers from Tiger Coatings have developed a thermoset powder that makes much stronger objects.
Who actually built your 3D printer? In many cases it was not the vendor you bought it from, and in fact was made by a contract manufacturer.
How do engineers and designers know about new developments in 3D printing that could potentially revolutionize products in industry?
Is it possible to buy a 3D printer with custom specifications? It turns out you can obtain custom built 3D printers from some manufacturers.
What kind of parts are in your digital inventory? Are they ADfAM? We propose a new class of 3D printable parts.
It’s been infeasible to 3D print large-scale microscopic structures — until now. Researchers developed immersion precipitation 3D printing, or “ip3DP”.
Can you reuse thermoset plastics? It turns out there is a way, just discovered by researchers. This could enable future use of recyclable 3D printer resins.
Researchers are developing machine learning systems that could potentially automate the complex 3D print parameters used in 3D printing jobs.
Could the TPS concept revolutionize resin 3D printing? Open source Transparent Polygon Scanning could avoid patents allowing inexpensive resin 3D printers.
Could high-power components be 3D printed? It seems so after new research from the University of Manchester, where a material to 3D print supercapacitors has been discovered.
Need easy-to-use support structures? Researchers have discovered a way to automatically liquify a printable material after 3D printing using green light.
Tariffs have raised the prices of overseas parts. Could 3D printing be used to locally print equivalent parts? We investigate.
A new project from Virginia Tech is perhaps the closest we’ve yet come to 3D printing as a Star Trek Replicator.
How can you sample the human microbiome? One way is with an ingeniously designed 3D printed pill that, once swallowed, passes through the body collecting samples.
Adrian Bowyer proposes an incredible 3D printing process that could 3D print objects instantly in many materials, including copper and titanium.
3D printed microbots are now possible due to the invention of a method to power two photon polymerized prints using external vibrations.
Could liquid 3D printed machines exist? It turns out this is possible due to ferric nanoparticle droplets as discovered by Berkeley Lab researchers.
What’s the true cost of a 3D printer? An accidental email spills the beans on how much resellers actually pay for 3D printers, and it’s less than you think.
Looking for a ridiculously fast 3D printer? The extremely high speed NewPro3D NP1 with advanced ILI membrane is now available for purchase.
Do your metal 3D prints warp? Spending too much effort planning for thermal effects? Researchers have found a way to dramatially reduce metal warping.
The psychology of thinking differently can be applied to design for additive manufacturing.
Part production is highly effective with Photocentric’s precision Liquid Crystal 3D printers, and could significantly increase throughput for dental applications.
MIT’s new robotic 3D scanning system uses a unique gel touch sensor to capture extreme surface detail. The robot’s scan results are fantastic!
Researchers have developed an approach that could lead to true wood 3D printing material.