3D printing space transport company Rocket Lab has launched its first mission for NASA.
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Fusion Factory Introduces Filament-Based Metal and Ceramic 3D Printing
Given the relative newness of metal 3D printing, many in the industry anticipate a continued evolution of the technology that will see it increase in quality and decrease in cost.
MakerBot Returns with Professional Method 3D Printer
After introducing the original desktop 3D printer to the market in 2009, MakerBot has been on quite a rollercoaster ride.
3D Printing Health Risks Identified by UL and Georgia Tech
It’s been known for several years that desktop 3D printers, and presumably any extrusion 3D printer operating in an open environment, can be potentially dangerous.
3D Printing Health Risks Identified by UL and Georgia Tech
It’s been known for several years that desktop 3D printers, and presumably any extrusion 3D printer operating in an open environment, can be potentially dangerous
Fusion 360 Isn’t Just a CAD Tool, It’s Also an Education Platform
Fusion 360 has been garnering a lot of buzz recently for its ability to combine a number of design tools into one holistic platform.
3D Printing Aids Development of Mobile Phone-Based Medical Devices
If you’ve been following 3D printing for a while, you may have come across the name Aydogan Ozcan, who has been using the technology for some time at his UCLA lab.
Roboze Xtreme 3D Printers Bring Extreme Materials to Smaller Businesses
For years, one 3D printer manufacturer dominated the world of fused deposition modeling (FDM), specifically in the industrial space.
Materialise Introduces Simulation for Metal 3D Printing
Materialise introduced a new simulation software for metal 3D printing,
In the Face of Climate Change: Saving Coral Reefs with 3D Printing
A combination of human activities has put a number of species of coral on both the endangered and threatened species lists, but as humanity as a whole eradicates these crucial creatures, some people are doing their part to try and restore coral populations around the world.
Power Without Pain. Prosthetic Fit Critical to Cycling Championship
Recreational cyclists joke of biking their legs off after a hard ride.
Dog Receives 3D Printed Skull Implant in Pioneering Surgery
Every dog has his day.
GE Transportation Jumps on the 3D Printing Train
A slew of transportation companies have discovered the potential of 3D printing for part production, including Deutsche Bahn, Siemens Mobility and Nederlandse Spoorwegen.
Evolve Additive Raises $19M and Finds First Customer for STEP 3D Printing
In April, Stratasys announced the formation of a spin-off company capable of unprecedented production capabilities.
See3D Helps the Visually Impaired “See” Through 3D-Printed Models
Some things are difficult to explain without a visual aid, but that’s not an option for people who are blind.
The Tale Behind the Tail: How 3D Scanning Helped Mr. Stubbs
Many people have heard the story of Mr. Stubbs, the tailless alligator that got a new tail (and a new lease on life) through the wonders of 3D printing.
“Biohackers” Design DIY 3D-Printed Chemical Reactor to Make Medicine at Home
A group of self-described “anarchist biohackers” has designed a lab reactor that people can make at home out of 3D-printed pieces and off-the-shelf parts
Digital Alloys: New Metal 3D Printing Tech Takes on the Rest
In the past two years, we’ve seen a number of new metal 3D printing technologies emerge, looking to take on more established, legacy processes.
3D-Printed Olli Pulls into University of Buffalo’s Autonomous Vehicle Program
Local Motors, a subsidiary of the recently established LM Industries, has officially delivered Olli, its 3D-printed electric vehicle (EV)
3D Printed Placenta Poised to Help Explain Organ Development
European researchers have 3D printed a simplified, organic model of the human placenta, and hope to use it for studying the organ’s development.
$25 Million from Chemical Giant Advances Materialise’s 3D Printing Partnership with BASF
Powder Bed Fusion machines located at Materialise’s 3D printing facilities. (Image courtesy of Materialise.)
High Speed Sintering Company Formed with Stratasys Investment
After emerging from its early days in the lab and entering the commercial space
Bioprinter Preps for ISS to 3D Print Beating Heart Tissue
Space may be the final frontier, but to boldly go where no one has gone before will require the development of new technology that allows humans to travel farther into deep space.
Plant-Based 3D Printing Material Developed by ORNL
The power of 3D printing lies in the materials
The Significance of Completely Biodegradable 3D-Printed Plastic
In a Greenpeace study that occurred in June 2018, researchers found microplastics and persistent chemicals in the majority of water and snow samples taken.
Local Motors Forms LM Industries, “the First Digital OEM”
It began as a small crowdsourcing company that let car customers come in and build their own vehicle
Audi Leverages Full-Color, Multi-Material 3D Printing for Tail Light Testing
The automotive industry is a long-time adopter of 3D printing technology for prototyping and design purposes.
Additive Construction: From the 3D-Printed House to the 3D-Printed High-Rise
Additive manufacturing (AM) has begun to affect nearly every industry, from healthcare to aerospace, making it possible to create unique geometries with unique properties.
Arevo Looks to Take on Carbon Fiber 3D Printing with New Funding and CEO
The composites market is ripe for disruption, given the time, labor and cost required to produce composite parts.
Six 3D Printing Companies Changing the Future of Humans in Space
As we head past atmospheric levels of CO2 beyond 410ppm and planetary temperatures 1.5C (2.7F) above preindustrial levels, some firms are looking to the stars for a new civilization and fresh business opportunities.
nScrypt Demonstrates Ability to 3D Print Embedded Sensors for Medical Devices
nScrypt, a manufacturer of industrial 3D printers and bioprinting tools, has announced the ability to 3D print medical implants with embedded circuits and sensors.
Airbus to Install First 3D-Printed Components into Aircraft Cabins
Airbus has been on a path to incorporate 3D printing into its aircraft as much as possible, leading to 3D-printed engine parts, cabin dividers and more.
Inside Stratasys Metal 3D Printing Spin-Off Vulcan Labs
Recently, 3D printing stalwart Stratasys spun off not one, but two companies.
Solver-as-a-Service Platform Now Generally Available
High performance cloud computing company OnScale
Volvo CE 3D Prints Spare Parts for Construction Equipment
Large construction companies like Caterpillar have learned that additive manufacturing (AM) provides a unique opportunity
FDA Clearance for Materialise Software Paves Way for More Medical 3D Printing
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted 3D printing service bureau and software developer Materialise clearance
Automated 3D Printing: How Industrial Additive Manufacturing Is Evolving
For years, science fiction has portrayed images of robots and appliances catering to every need and whim of human managers completely automatically.
AMUG Lands in St. Louis for Biggest Conference Yet
Come for the blues, stay for the Additive Manufacturing Users Group (AMUG) Conference.
3D Systems to Conquer Dental and Move onto Every Other Vertical
At LMT Lab Day Chicago 2018, 3D Systems showcased the first official industry-specific instantiation of its Figure 4 3D-printing technology.
Large Format 3D Printing Service Now Available with Voodoo
Consumer 3D printing has now rebranded itself as an industrial manufacturing process, whether that’s through the production of jigs and fixtures or mass production printer farms.
Metal 3D Printing Goes Small in a Big Way
Metals. Humans have been developing innovative ways to use these electric-conducive, often shiny, malleable materials for centuries.
SOLIDWORKS 2019 Sneak Peek – Top Eight Features
Even though we’ve barely begun 2018, it’s time to get psyched for 2019.
SOLIDWORKS Integrates Unique 3D Printing Technologies
At this year’s SOLIDWORKS World, Dassault Systèmes has demonstrated that it’s ready for the world to start designing for additive manufacturing
3D-Printed Meds: Better Living Through Chemistry or 3D Printing Novelty?
Leroy Cronin brought media attention to the concept of 3D-printed medications with a 2013 TED Talk discussing the topic.
Incase Partners with Carbon to 3D Print Protective Gear
It’s that time of year again, when the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) engulfs Sin City like a human storm and attendees “ooh” and “ah” at the latest consumer technology.
3D Printing Predictions for 2018: Industry Leaders Weigh In
What does 2018 hold for the world?
Former Dassault Exec Takes Over Rize
After coming out of stealth in 2016, Rize has been in the process of making its name well-known and its Augmented Polymer Deposition (APD) technology widespread.
Ferris State CAD Students Have a Near-100% Job Placement Rate
While the oft-neglected humanities may provide university students with the tools for critical and creative thinking
Get a Grip. 3D Printing Robot Fingers at ABB
Fused filament fabrication 3D printing processes such as those performed by Ultimaker machines allow for some incredibly functional end-use parts.
Markforged Takes in $30M from Siemens, Microsoft and Porsche
Since the launch of Markforged in 2013, ENGINEERING.com has been following the startup’s development.
Saving Big Bucks in the Automotive Industry with 3D Printing
In the early days, 3D printing was used almost exclusively for creating automotive prototypes for checking form and fit.
The Digital Workflow Gets a Bridge
Many companies wish getting a part made was easy as plugging a computer to a 3D printer and pushing a button.
HP Releases New MJF 3D Printer, Sets Sights on Metal
HP’s Multi Jet Fusion (MJF) 3D printing technology has been one of the most exciting to watch
ANSYS Startup Program Gives Affordable CAE, HPC and Cloud to the Masses
One of the biggest barriers to bringing computer-aided engineering (CAE) tools to startups is the exorbitant price tag associated with the technology.
Mission Impossible: The Digital Twin
News of digital twins lands in the Engineer’s inbox.
What Exactly Makes Xact Metal’s Metal 3D Printing So Cheap?
This year’s RAPID + TCT show was abuzz with news about Desktop Metal, an exciting new metal 3D printing startup that has already raked in millions of investor dollars.
Metal 3D Printing Simulation Arrives with exaSIM Ultimate
Since its founding in 2014, 3DSIM has been on a mission to address problems of quality and repeatability in metal additive manufacturing
Arconic Talks Installing 3D-Printed Bracket on Series Production Commercial Airbus Airframe
Airbus is on a mission to 3D print as much of an aircraft as possible and it’s pulling in a number of aerospace manufacturers and additive manufacturing (AM) companies into its massive project.
From Sea to Shining 3D
Shining 3D speaks to their resellers.
Elementum 3D Strengthens Metal Powders for 3D Printing
Market research firm IDTechEx predicts that the global market for 3D printing metals will hit $12 billion by 2028.
HP Steps into Custom Footwear with 3D Printing, Scanning
After making a splash and swimming around a bit with its Multi Jet Fusion (MJF) 3D printing technology, HP is now stepping into the custom footwear race with a new 3D scanning solution dubbed the FitStation.
An Excerpt from Wohlers Report 2017
Earlier this year, ENGINEERING.com had the opportunity to review Wohlers Report 2017. To provide further insight into the report, here we’ve published an excerpt from the report.
GKN Launches into Aerospace 3D Printing
Although GE Additive may have become the star of metal 3D printing in the aerospace sector, British aerospace and automotive manufacturer GKN may have produced the most 3D printing-related aerospace news at the Paris Airshow last month.
Boeing Talks 3D Printing for Aerospace
On the ground floor of 3D printing technology for years, aerospace manufacturers first began adopting the various additive manufacturing (AM) processes for use in prototyping.
One Small Step for 3D Printing Satellites in the Vacuum of Space
Given the already devastating effects of climate change and the lack of action on the part of developed nations, particularly the U.S., it’s no secret that billionaires like Elon Musk want to get off this planet.
Herding Bacteria Brings Power to 3D-Printed Micromotors
3D printing at the nanoscale isn’t new, but its applications are still being discovered.
Airbus Takes on Stratasys 3D Printing for Serial Part Production
At last month’s Paris Air Show, Stratasys made an important announcement indicating that 3Dprinting polymers were just about ready for prime time.
7 Issues to Look Out for in Metal 3D Printing
For some engineers, 3D printing may be coming on in an unwelcome rush.
Least Dense 3D-Printed Graphene Structure Enabled by New Technique
At one-atom thick, graphene is the lightest and strongest material in the world. Harnessing its power, however, has not been easy as it’s not a simple process to manipulate the world’s toughest material. Additive manufacturing (AM) may hold the answer.
Rize One 3D Printer Heads to Customers
At this time last year, a new company called Rize came onto the market with a unique form of plastic extrusion 3D printing that promised to do away with elaborate post-processing procedures, while maintaining part integrity.
Volkswagen Autoeuropa 3D Prints Manufacturing Tools to Save Thousands of Euros
Desktop 3D printers are being found in the manufacturing industry at an increasing rate.
Desktop Metal’s CTO on the Next Generation of Metal 3D Printing
Ahead of RAPID+TCT 2017, an exciting startup known as Desktop Metal finally came out of stealth mode after almost two years to reveal not one, but two new additive manufacturing (AM) technologies.
Safran Partners with Prodways to Take 3D Printing to the Skies
As the second largest sector for additive manufacturing (AM) applications, aerospace continues to be a key industry for AM machine manufacturers and service providers.
Putting PEKK in the 3D Printing Spotlight with Oxford Performance Materials
According to market research firm Markets and Markets, the 3D printing materials industry will be worth $1.4 billion by 2021.
3D Hubs Adds Indirect Metal 3D Printing to Network
What companies like Markforged, Desktop Metal and Admatec reintroduced to the world of manufacturing was the idea that 3D printing is already capable of producing metal parts through indirect methods.
Simulating Your Way out of 3D Printing’s Problems
3D printing is quickly transforming from a method for prototyping and making tooling into a technology for manufacturing end parts.
Admatec Introduces DLP Metal 3D Printing to the Market
Metal 3D printing has existed only for about half of the 3D printing industry’s 30-year-long history and as impressive as the technology is, it remains expensive and complex.
The Coming Proliferation of High Speed Sintering?
In the last few years, a number of exciting new technologies have emerged in the 3D printing industry that promise the integration of additive manufacturing (AM) into the larger world of manufacturing
Johnson & Johnson Develops 3D-Printed Patient-Specific Surgical Tools
Last year, ENGINEERING.com had the opportunity to speak with Johnson & Johnson
Five Emerging Metal 3D Printing Technologies at AMUG
With its emphasis on presentations and discussions over shiny objects on the showroom floor, AMUG provides a unique experience for its additive manufacturing (AM)-experienced attendees.
HP and SIGMADESIGN Launch Material Development Kit for 3D Printing
Key to HP’s Multi Jet Fusion (MJF) 3D printing technology is its open materials platform
3D Printing Filaments: What’s the Deal with ULTEM and PEEK?
In the world of fused deposition modeling (FDM), or fused filament fabrication (FFF) as the technology for non-Stratasys-branded systems is called, one family of materials may be considered king of the crop
3D Printing: Should You Go Open Source?
Although it’s possible that patents have existed since the time of the Ancient Greeks, the Venetian Patent Statute is more widely recognized as the first official patent system.
Desktop SLS: Industrial 3D Printing for the Masses?
With the expiration of each 3D printing patent comes a new wave of affordable systems.
JABIL Flexes 3D Printing for Manufacturing with HP’s Multi Jet Fusion
Last year, HP finally introduced its Multi Jet Fusion (MJF) 3D printing technology to the market.
SAP Taps 3D Printing for Worldwide Distributed Manufacturing
As 3D printing shifts from a prototyping tool to a production technology, manufacturers will be required to find ways to incorporate additive manufacturing (AM) into their existing workflows.
Carbon Expands Material Lineup for Ultrafast 3D Printing
When Carbon finally launched its M1 3D printer last year, the system came with a portfolio of several exciting photopolymers for use with the company’s continuous liquid interface production (CLIP) technology.
T3D Smartphone 3D Printer Could Democratize 3D Printing
Several years ago, the arrival of low-cost desktop 3D printers generated the much-hyped concept that every household would own a 3D printer, with which they would fabricate custom goods on demand.
From Prototyping to Manufacturing: What’s 3D Printing Used For?
Though we may strive for the day in which it’s possible to make an entire aircraft with 3D printing, according to Wohlers Associates, about one-third of the reported additive manufacturing (AM) applications is for creating prototypes and visual models.
Sisma Broadens 3D Printer Portfolio with Bigger Metal and SLA
Compared to plastic 3D printing technology, metal additive manufacturing (AM) is relatively young.
Dremel and 3DPrinterOS Partner for 3D Printing in the Cloud
After creating a cloud-based operating system for 3D printer networks, 3DPrinterOS went on to launch ZAP in September of last year.
Precision Health Care Driven by 3D Systems’ Medical 3D Printing
In a world of exploding smartphones, fictional augmented reality (AR) glasses and government spying, one might wonder whether or not new technology really advances the human predicament or if it just allows a few executives to score some extra dough here and there.
New Fast “Programmable Tooling” Tech Rivals Continuous DLP 3D Printing
When I last spoke to Graham Bredemeyer over a year ago, he told me that he was developing a unique 3D printer platform in his own apartment in Chattanooga, Tennessee.
Cincinnati Inc. Goes Big and Small with 3D Printing
Just two years ago, Cincinnati Inc. (CI) and a fleet of partners stunned the world with the Big Area Additive Manufacturing (BAAM) 3D printer.
Researchers 3D Print Metal in Zero G for ESA
Made In Space changed the world when it installed the Zero-G Printer on the International Space Station (ISS) in late 2014.