This week’s selection is the shocking Rubber Band Mid Print Bracelet by Printables contributor NagyBig.
Design of the Week: Ultra Realistic 3D Printed Head
This week’s selection is the incredibly realistic full color head by Stratasys.
New AM Materials Round Up, April 29, 2022
Several new AM materials were announced in the past week.
Flexible OLED Display 3D Printed
Researchers at the University of Minnesota have developed an unusual process to 3D print a prototype OLED display that’s actually flexible.
Formlabs Announces The Form 3+ 3D Printer
Formlabs announced a new 3D printer, the Form 3+, with an amazing feature.
New AM Materials Round Up
Several new AM materials were announced in the past week.
3D Printed Wearable Personalized Sensors Developed
Researchers have found a way to 3D print soft, bio-electronic sensors that directly integrate with the body
New AM Materials Round Up
Several new AM materials were announced in the past week.
The MakerPi P3 PRO 3D Printer is Coming
There’s a new and interesting desktop 3D printer in the MakerPi family.
Hands On With The Anycubic Vyper 3D Printer, Part 3
I had the opportunity to test out the new Vyper 3D printer from Anycubic in our lab: print results.
Hands On With The Anycubic Vyper 3D Printer, Part 2
I had the opportunity to test out the new Vyper 3D printer from Anycubic in our lab: setup and printing.
Hands On With The Anycubic Vyper 3D Printer, Part 1
I had the opportunity to test out the new Vyper 3D printer from Anycubic in our lab: features and unpacking.
New Stretchable Composite Elastomer Is Also Conductive
Researchers have developed an unusual material that could be of great use in 3D printing.
Stratasys Announces Two PolyJet 3D Printers
Stratasys announced two new color 3D printers, the J35 Pro and the J55 Prime, along with some improved software tools.
News From Nanoscribe
There were two notable items from Nanoscribe this week.
The Most Elastic Filament Ever?
Recreus announced a new filament that might be the most elastic flexible material on the market.
ACEO Combines Silicone With Rigid 3D Print Materials
ACEO announced a new multi-material capability for their silicone 3D printers.
New Recycled Flexible Filament From Recreus
Recreus has introduced the first recycled flexible 3D printer filament.
INTAMSYS Has Big Plans For 2021
In a briefing earlier today I learned about INTAMSYS’ plans for 2021, and they are quite ambitious.
GoProto’s New Elastomer 3D Print Service
GoProto announced a new service dedicated to flexible 3D prints, which they call “3DElastoPrint”.
Adaptive3D Secures Series B Investment
Adaptive3D has secured a major investment.
Susana Marques’s Journey To Real 3D Printed Fashions, Part 2
We had a chance to interview Susana Marques, a designer who has been using a number of 3D printers to develop functional and attractive fabrics.
colorFabb’s Foamy varioShore 3D Printer Filament
You may not have heard, but colorFabb markets a very unusual 3D printer filament called varioShore.
McLaren’s Speedtail Aileron Design Inspires 3D Printed Solutions?
Supercar maker McLaren’s new Speedtail includes an unusual feature that might inspire some new 3D printed designs.
3D Printed Compressible Batteries
A team of researchers in Singapore and China has developed a unique process to produce compressible batteries using 3D printing.
Major Development in 3D Printed Fabric
Polymaker and Covestro announced a new approach for producing 3D printed textiles, and there are huge implications.
Formlabs Announces Sweeping Set Of 3D Printing Resin Families
Formlabs today announced a series of powerful industrial materials in a new set of product families.
New 3D Printing Process: Droplet-Based Multiphase Emulsion
Researchers as UC Davis have developed an unusual new form of 3D printing that uses Droplet-Based Multiphase Emulsion.
INTAMSYS’ New High-Speed Flexible 3D Printer
INTAMSYS announced a radically new 3D printer, the FLEX 510, which is able to 3D print flexible objects at very high speeds.
Formlabs’ New Tough Resin
Formlabs announced a new resin, Tough 1500 Resin, which has some interesting properties and could be used as a substitute for polypropylene.
3D Printing Resins Become More Functional
An increasing choice is what awaits those who explore the third party market for resin 3D printer materials.
Is The MM3D Nozzle Practical?
Researchers at Harvard and the Wyss Institute have developed a new form of extrusion-based 3D printing they call “MM3D”. We review the constraints that make it impractical for many applications.
Carbon: 3D Printer Manufacturer or Software Company?
What is Carbon’s secret sauce? We spoke with the 3D printer manufacturer’s Philip DeSimone to find out their strategy with hardware, software and customers.
TPU Parts With SLS Printing
How useful is TPU when 3D printing? What are the best 3D printing processes for printing flexible TPU parts?
The TRILAB DeltiQ 2 3D Printer
The powerful DeltiQ 2 3D Printer from TRILAB includes a surprise extrusion system that allows easy 3D printing of flexible material.
E3D-Online Announces The Hermes System
E3D-Online announced a breakthrough 3D printing extruder / hot end system called Hermes. It offers a very powerful feature, yet is still low priced.
3DGence Certifies Flexible Filament
Can flexible filament be used in the 3DGence F340? Indeed it can — it’s announced that Flexfill 98A flexible rubber filament has been certified for use in the F340.
The German RepRap L320 Silicone 3D Printer
Looking for a silicone 3D printer? The new German RepRap L320 is able to print high-resolution silicone objects in resin for casting and moulding.
The Diabase Engineering H-Series Multi-Material 3D Printer
Multi-material 3D printing and machining is possible on the Diabase Engineering H-Series Machine Tool. It offers 3D printing and several milling options .
TPU Elastomers From Powder
I’m watching another of Sinterit’s amusing videos, this time about TPU elastomers.
Hands On With The Kodak Portrait 3D Printer: Basic Operations
This is part 2 of a 4 part series reviewing the Kodak Portrait 3D printer.
Why Is Shapeways Suddenly Adding Engineering 3D Printing Materials?
Today Shapeways announced the availability of two new 3D print materials, but I’m now wondering if there is something more going on behind the scenes.
ACEO Introduces Electrically Conductive Silicone 3D Printing
The quest for unusual materials continues, this time with electrically conductive silicone.
Shapeways Gets Flexible
Shapeways’ new material shows how tight the relationship between 3D print service bureaus and 3D printer manufacturers can be.
Gaskets and 3D Printing: Joining Two Different Items for the Perfect Function
Charles R. Goulding and Preeti Sulibhavi discuss gaskets, 3D printing, and functionality.
Formlabs Focuses on Workflow at CES 2019
Formlabs is introducing two new resins this week at CES while showcasing end-to-end workflow with 3D printing.
Kodak Back On Track With Unique 3D Print Features
We hadn’t heard much from Kodak on their new 3D printer for quite a while, but now they’re back in action.
Tethon 3D’s Tough New 3D Printing Resins
Tethon 3D announced a series of much more powerful resins for SLA 3D printing.
Sinterit Introduces Flexa White, But How?
Sinterit announced a new material they call, “Flexa White”.
Sinterit Flexes SLS with Soft TPU
Sinterit’s newest material explores the softer side of SLS.
Something Interesting Happening With Flexible Filaments
I saw an announcement of a set of new flexible filaments from Keene Village Plastics and had a thought.
Has Essentium Solved the Flexible 3D Printing Problem?
Essentium announced a highly unusual flexible filament material for 3D printing, called “TPU 80A”
BMW’s Inflatable 3D Prints
A story on designboom talks about some very intriguing ideas from automaker BMW.
MIT and BMW Just Developed 3D Printed Liquid Inflatables
Fans of inflatable bouncy castles and comfy car seats have reason to rejoice because 3D-printed inflatables are now a thing!
BigRep Explores Large-Scale Flexible Prints
BigRep has taken an interesting step by introducing a flexible material.
Carbon’s Two-Prong Strategy Continues
Carbon’s manufacturing strategy was extended today with the announcement of some new materials.
What Happens When Flexible Gets Large
BigRep announced a new material that has my mind buzzing about what might happen.
Sintratec’s Newfound Flexibility
3D printer manufacturer Sintratec has released a new flexible capability.
Carbon Attacks Foam!
A 3D printer manufacturer has a new application target: foam!
Verbatim Releases New, Powerful Flex 3D Print Material
Verbatim launched a new flexible material today: PRIMALLOY BLACK. And it’s not just the color that changed.
Disney’s Compliant Mechanism System
Entertainment giant Disney has published an interesting study on a system they’ve developed to assist in the design of “compliant objects”, which could be very useful in 3D printing.
Mosaic Manufacturing Announces the Palette+ 3D Print Multimaterial Accessory
Canada-based Mosaic Manufacturing announced a new version of their Palette multimaterial accessory, the Palette+.
Adidas Partners with Carbon to Launch First Mass Production 3D Printed Shoe
For an industry responsible for wrapping material around a human foot for athletic performance purposes, it’s been a long hard road for shoe manufacturers to take 3D printing seriously as a viable form of bespoke manufacturing on a grand scale.
Coming Soon: Super Stretchy 3D Print Materials
Researchers in Singapore have developed new elastomeric materials that could be used in 3D printing applications.
Sintratec’s Flexible-Flexible Powder System
Sintratec is a Swiss company that produces SLS-style 3D printers and now they’ve developed a very interesting way to 3D print flexible objects.
A Metamaterial Demonstration Suggests Insane Future 3D Applications
I’m watching a video demonstrating a “meta material mechanism” and the mind boggles at what become of this concept.
Hands on With Fiberlogy’s new FiberFlex 40D 3D Printer Filament
We obtained a small sample of Fiberlogy’s new FiberFlex 40D 3D printer filament and performed some basic testing.
NinjaTek’s Two New 3D Printer Filaments
NinjaTek is most well known for their flexible filament, NinjaFlex, but two new products might change that notion.
ORD’s Full Color 3D Printer Now on Kickstarter
Canada-based ORD has been developing plastic mixing technology for some time now and the result is the very unusual RoVa4D Full Color Blender.
Large Scale 3D Printed Nanostructures Possible
A newly invented process could enable large-scale use of nano-printed metal materials.
Stratasys’ Astonishing New J750 Color 3D Printer: Evolutionary AND Revolutionary
Today Stratasys announced perhaps the most important 3D printer in the company’s history: the J750.
Body-Temperature Polymer Could Provoke Some Very Interesting 3D Prints
A new polymer developed by a team from the University of Rochester has an interesting property: it changes shape when triggered by body temperature alone.
Could Self-Healing Plastic Be 3D Printed?
A curious new plastic can heal itself in water, but could this be used in a 3D printer? Researchers from the University of Pennsylvania examined squid teeth, which have a very unusual property: they can heal themselves, even when submerged in water. Here’s the interesting part: the researchers were able to determine which genes controlled… Continue reading Could Self-Healing Plastic Be 3D Printed?
Design of the Week: VOXEL Chair
This week’s selection is the very unusual VOXEL chair by designer Joshua Sellini.
WillowFlex: Flexible, Friendly Filament
Berlin-based BioInspiration has produced a new flexible 3D printer filament that has an unusual property: it’s compostable.
3D Print Flexible Objects With Solid Plastic? Disney Can!
New research from scientists at Disney have described ways to 3D print objects with components of varying flexibility using only solid plastic.
Hands On With Verbatim’s 3D Printer Filaments
We tested samples of several filaments from Verbatim, who have recently entered the market for 3D printer supplies, and were very impressed with the results.
Hands On With FoxSmart’s New Filaments
We’ve been testing some new 3D printer filament from FoxSmart, and it’s pretty interesting.
Could This Unusual Material Be 3D Printed?
Japanese plastics company Polysis unveiled a peculiar plastic that we think could be of interest to 3D printing.
Eco 3D Filament’s Unique Material Offerings
In the increasingly crowded 3D printer plastic filament market, it’s harder for companies to distinguish themselves. Czech-based Eco 3D Filament may have just done that.
Easy Overmolding For Your 3D Prints
SolidSmack details a terrifically simple solution to apply overmolds to your 3D prints.
Formlabs’ Amazing New 3D Printing Resins
Owners of Formlabs personal 3D printing gear rejoice! The company has announced two new materials with powerful properties.
Picsima Can 3D Print Silicone
A new 3D printer is capable of printing silicone objects.
What? Coconut 3D Printer Filament?
It’s true. You can now order filament made from coconuts. And a lot more, too.
FilaFlex is indeed Flexible
Another filament innovation has emerged from Recreus: Filaflex, a flexible filament. Using this material, your personal 3D printer might be able to 3D objects that are quite flexible, yet durable at the same time. How durable? Well, it seems that Recreus believes you can print usable footwear with this material as shown above. There’s… Continue reading FilaFlex is indeed Flexible
i.Materialise Keeps Their Rubber
Earlier this year 3D print service i.Materialise announced the temporary availability of an experimental flexible 3D print material. Now they say this material will be available permanently. The material is indeed flexible and permits 3D printing of a new class of objects leveraging the legendary rubber-like property. But there’s one fascinating catch. According… Continue reading i.Materialise Keeps Their Rubber
BendLay Filament Bends!
The same folks who brought you the hard-to-believe-but-actually-real Wood filament now market a new bendable filament: BendLay, produced by Orbi-Tech and developed by Kai Parthy. BendLay filament, available in spools of either 3mm or 1.75mm, has the unique property of being able to bend without creating stress marks that you’d quickly see if you… Continue reading BendLay Filament Bends!
Shapeways Flexes Its Materials
3D print service Shapeways has made a history of pioneering new 3D print materials for makers. Typically they experiment with a new idea and if it proves popular and feasible, they’ll add it to their growing list of material options. This week they announced a rather unusual material: “Elasto Plastic”. If the name makes… Continue reading Shapeways Flexes Its Materials
Shapeways Gets Bendy
Shapeways, the popular 3D print service constantly experiments with new materials and perhaps they have the widest variety of materials one can select from. We’ve noticed they’re now offering a material with a unique property: it’s flexible! The new material, appropriately named “Elasto Plastic” will be tested by Shapeways users until July 20th. Shapeways… Continue reading Shapeways Gets Bendy