Volumetric 3D printing is the future, but it’s had a significant limitation: it must use transparent resin. Until now.
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Volumetric 3D Printing Will Eventually Take Over
New developments in volumetric 3D printing suggest only one future for resin 3D printing: volumetric.
A Volumetric Process 3D Prints Glass
Researchers have found a way to 3D print glass objects almost instantly using a volumetric process.
Volumetric 3D Printing Is Becoming a Reality
Talk of a new method of 3D printing has been a quiet yet slowly growing buzz in the industry.
New Volumetric 3D Printing Process Developed: TVP
Researchers at the Technical University of Denmark announced the development of a new volumetric 3D printing process they call “TVP”.
3MF Adds “Volumetric” Extension
The 3MF Consortium announced a new extension they call “Volumetric”.
Supercharging Volumetric 3D Printing
New research shows a method of greatly simplifying future volumetric 3D printers.
Readily3D Attempts Volumetric Human Organ Bioprinting
Readily3D, one of the first companies to tackle the new volumetric 3D printing process, has adapted their process for bioprinting.
New Volumetric 3D Printing Patent Granted
The developments in volumetric 3D printing continue with a new patent being recently granted by the USPTO.
xolo Announces First Volumetric 3D Printer
Simultaneous with the release of a revealing research paper on Xolography, xolo has released details on their first volumetric 3D printer.
xolo Reveals Some Secrets of Volumetric 3D Printing In New Research Paper
New information about secretive volumetric 3D printing startup xolo is revealed in a newly-released research paper.
Volumetric 3D Printing Is Far More Complex Than You Imagine
A research thesis details the incredibly complex world of volumetric 3D printing. We review the highlights.
Who’s Working On Volumetric 3D Printing?
Volumetric 3D printing could be the biggest shake-up in 3D printing history. But who is working on the technology? We made a list.
More Thoughts On Volumetric 3D Prining
One of my questions about the new volumetric 3D printing approach seems to have been answered by a mysterious contributor.
Implications of Volumetric 3D Printing
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.
I Have Questions About Volumetric 3D Printing
Readily3D announced a new, ultra-high speed 3D printing process using a volumetric approach, but we have some questions.
The Challenges Of The Volumetric 3D Printing Process
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.
Volumetrick Provides A Free 3D Print Quoting Service
You might have made your 3D printer available for hire, but are you able to provide accurate and rapid quotes for your services?
Additive Manufacturing File Format Allows for Volumetric Specifications
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
Check Out Ampower’s Updated Comprehensive Overview of Additive Manufacturing Technologies
Ampower has updated their comprehensive additive manufacturing technology overviews.
Xolo Scores Major Investment for Next-Level 3D Printing Technology
Xolo received a huge investment, and this is a really big deal.
Don’t Make the Same Mistake: What Went Wrong with the Plybot 3D Printer Kickstarter
The Plybot project has been silent for months and its backers are angry, seeking refunds that may never come.
A Startup Company is 3D Printing Liquid Aluminum
A startup seems to have developed a way to 3D print liquid aluminum.
Software Now Drives Many 3D Printing Improvements
Software has become increasingly important in 3D printing in multiple dimensions.
iCLIP: Resin 3D Printing 10X Faster
Researchers have developed “iCLIP”, a new 3D print process that is 5-10X faster than current resin 3D printing processes.
How Does a 3D Printer Work?
Among the most common questions asked is “how does a 3D printer work?”
Ten Juicy 3D Print Corporate Acquisition Targets
Here we present ten 3D print companies that just might be of interest by other, larger companies.
What Is 3D Printing?
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.
Resin 3D Print Times: Longer Than You Think
What’s your print time? If you’re using a resin 3D printer, it’s longer than you think.
The Five Great Challenges Additive Manufacturing Must Overcome
What are the remaining barriers to mass use of additive manufacturing?
Eight 3D Print Companies On The Move
I follow many 3D printing companies, but there are a few on which I’m keeping a close watch.
Looking Forward To AM in 2022
Well, well — it’s the beginning of another year, and time for some forward thinking.
3D Systems’ Pivot Towards 3D Bioprinting
Charles R. Goulding and Arianna Coger offer a perspective on 3D Systems’ apparent shift towards bioprinting.
3D Systems Expands Bioprinting Capabilities
3D Systems’ recent acquisition of Volumetric and its continued collaboration with other biotech companies pushes 3D bioprinting capabilities into the future.
3D Systems To 3D Print Human Organs After Major Acquisition
3D Systems announced the acquisition of Volumetric Biotechnologies, solidifying their healthcare strategy.
Sakuú Hits 3D Printed Battery Milestone
Sakuú hit a major milestone in their 3D printed battery project.
Bowyer Developing AI “Slicer” For Electric 3D Printer
Adrian Bowyer provided an updated on his Electric 3D Printer project, and it’s a fascinating approach to software design.
The Overton Window’s Effect On 3D Printing Progress
I just came across something called “the Overton window”, and realized it explains the struggles of 3D printing.
Xolography—The Latest Innovation in 3D Printing
New technique improves accuracy of linear volumetric 3D printing method.
Sensitive, ‘Invisible’ 3D Printed Sensors
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.
Speculations On 3D Printing In 2030
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!
Our Top Ten 3D Printing Stories of 2020
We’ve cranked up the analytics engine to see which Fabbaloo 3D printing stories were most read in 2020.
How Could Additive Manufacturing Replace Traditional Manufacturing?
I’m reading a piece on Shapeways’ blog entitled “Will Additive Manufacturing Replace Conventional Manufacturing?” and have some thoughts.
Major Development: Researchers Find Method To Predict Resin Performance
In an incredible experiment, researchers were able to simulate the molecular behavior of 3D printing resins.
Kate Serralde: “My Creative Approach Is A Tool That Allows Me To See Infinite Solutions To Problems”
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).
Meet Mighty Buildings: Construction 3D Printing Without Hyped-Up Claims
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.
3D Printing The Deep Underground
Researchers are using 3D printing to better understand the underground flow of fluids.
A Collision of 3D Printing Terminology?
A company terms their process as “volumetric” 3D printing, but is it really so?
Noel Olivia Maria: “It Is Necessary To Coordinate Activities To Attract Women”
Noel Olivia Maria is a bio engineer.
peel 3D Announces The peel 2 CAD 3D Scanner
peel 3D just announced a new professional handheld 3D scanner, the peel 2 CAD, which includes some intriguing workflow simplification features.
Dramatically Faster Resin 3D Printing Process Developed
Researchers have invented a new method of 3D printing called HARP that can print 430mm per hour, with many other advantages.
What Will No-Deal Brexit Mean For 3D Printing?
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.
How To 3D Print Stretchable Wires
Stretchable wires are an exotic component, but now it may be possible to 3D print them directly into objects for industry and research use.
Analysis: Is It “3D Printing” or “Additive Manufacturing”?
What’s the right terminology, 3D Printing or Additive Manufacturing? We investigate this issue using Science.
MultiMaterial Breakthrough: OpenFab Enables Large-Scale Voxel-Based 3D Printing
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.
In-Situ Inspection Gains Momentum In Metal Additive Manufacturing
As metal additive manufacturing continues to see rising adoption, so too does attention paid to the quality of the parts produced.
Breakthrough: Thermoset Powders For SLS 3D Printers Invented By Tiger Coatings
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 Really Made Your 3D Printer? The Secret Manufacturers You Don’t See
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.
Connecting 3D Printing With The Rest Of Industry
How do engineers and designers know about new developments in 3D printing that could potentially revolutionize products in industry?
Are 3D Printer Machine Specifications Changeable?
Is it possible to buy a 3D printer with custom specifications? It turns out you can obtain custom built 3D printers from some manufacturers.
Are Your Parts ADfAM?
What kind of parts are in your digital inventory? Are they ADfAM? We propose a new class of 3D printable parts.
Industrial-Scale 3D Printing Of Porous Structures Now Possible
It’s been infeasible to 3D print large-scale microscopic structures — until now. Researchers developed immersion precipitation 3D printing, or “ip3DP”.
Recyclable Thermosets Could Change Resin 3D Printing
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.
Automating 3D Print Parameters For Optimal Results
Researchers are developing machine learning systems that could potentially automate the complex 3D print parameters used in 3D printing jobs.
Continuous 3D Printing Possible With Transparent Polygon Scanning?
Could the TPS concept revolutionize resin 3D printing? Open source Transparent Polygon Scanning could avoid patents allowing inexpensive resin 3D printers.
More Research into 3D Printed Supercapacitors
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.
Self-Melting 3D Printed Support Structures Now Possible
Need easy-to-use support structures? Researchers have discovered a way to automatically liquify a printable material after 3D printing using green light.
Can 3D Printing Overcome New Tariffs For Overseas Products?
Tariffs have raised the prices of overseas parts. Could 3D printing be used to locally print equivalent parts? We investigate.
3D Printing From Crowdsourced Data
A new project from Virginia Tech is perhaps the closest we’ve yet come to 3D printing as a Star Trek Replicator.
3D Printed Pill Demonstrates The Value Of Passive 3D Print Design
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.
Bowyer Proposes Revolutionary Electric 3D Printing Concept
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 Powered By Vibration
3D printed microbots are now possible due to the invention of a method to power two photon polymerized prints using external vibrations.
3D Printed Magnetic Liquids Could Revolutionize Medicine
Could liquid 3D printed machines exist? It turns out this is possible due to ferric nanoparticle droplets as discovered by Berkeley Lab researchers.
What Does A 3D Printer Really Cost?
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.
NewPro3D’s NP1 3D Printer Now Available
Looking for a ridiculously fast 3D printer? The extremely high speed NewPro3D NP1 with advanced ILI membrane is now available for purchase.
Discovered: How To Eliminate Metal 3D Print Warping
Do your metal 3D prints warp? Spending too much effort planning for thermal effects? Researchers have found a way to dramatially reduce metal warping.
Creativity In Approach Thinking: Design For Additive Manufacturing
The psychology of thinking differently can be applied to design for additive manufacturing.
Photocentric Liquid Crystal 3D Printers For Industrial Production
Part production is highly effective with Photocentric’s precision Liquid Crystal 3D printers, and could significantly increase throughput for dental applications.
MIT Robot 3D Scans By Gel-Based Touch Sensors
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!
Mimicking Wood Tissue With 3D Printing
Researchers have developed an approach that could lead to true wood 3D printing material.
The Next Stage of 3D Printing Standards?
A reader poses an interesting question about 3D printing standards.
Selling To Yourself: 3D Printing In Bigger Corporations
For some of the big-name players who have entered into 3D printing, their biggest customers are…themselves.
The Problem With Printer Profile Libraries
A new strategy by some vendors to provide 3D printer profiles may backfire.
Is it FDM or FFF?
It’s long overdue, but I want to talk about FDM and FFF today.
3D Printed Magnetic Metamaterial Boosts MRI Scanners
Researchers at Boston University have developed a powerful new application of 3D printed metamaterials.
Have You Considered Your 3D Printer’s Longevity?
3D printer longevity.
Bodyblock: A Trigger For 3D Printed Fashion?
I’m looking at an interesting 3D model service called Bodyblock.
What Makes A 3D Printer Successful?
There are several factors that determine whether a 3D printer is successful.
Origin’s Origin One Manufacturing 3D Printer
Origin has finally revealed their mysterious 3D printer: The Origin One.
3D Printer Filament Market Set To Grow Substantially
A research report indicates tremendous growth in the 3D printer filament market in coming years.
Shock Wave-Proof 3D Printed Design
The US Military has devised a unique method of 3D printing a surface resistant to shock waves.
Formnext Grows Significantly
The Formnext exhibition is set to be by far the world’s largest on 3D printing technologies.
Major Advance in 3D Printed Battery Technology
Researchers from Carnegie Mellon and the Missouri University of Science and Technology have developed a method of 3D printing battery components to dramatically increase capacity.
Implications of Prusa’s New 3D Model Repository
I’m thinking a lot about Prusa’s new 3D model repository, and wondering what it might mean.
Searching For 3D Models Is Still Painful
Ever since the appearance of personal 3D printing, there’s been an awful problem: searching for 3D models.