UltiMaker released a new version of UltiMaker Cura earlier this month, and there is a very surprising feature included.
Speed Up FFF 3D Printing with LIQTRA’s Innovative Multi-Nozzle System
LIQTRA has developed a very unusual 3D printing system that’s up to 4X faster than typical FFF implementations.
Original Prusa XL 3D Printer Now Shipping After Years of Development
Prusa Research finally shipped the Original Prusa XL 3D printer, but this is far more than just a printer launch.
Revolutionary Centrifugal Manufacturing Process for 3D Printing Resin
Researchers have developed a new way to 3D print resin in multiple materials using centrifugal force.
Revolutionary Six-Filament Extrusion Solution from Multec
I had the opportunity to check out Multec’s amazing six-filament extrusion solution.
More On Multimaterial Powder Depostion Methods
Our post describing a new approach for multimaterial powder recoating generated some discussion.
New Method For Powder-Based Multi-Material 3D Printing Developed
One of the most interesting technologies we observed at Formnext 2022 was a new way to 3D print multiple materials in powder.
No Cooling Fan: Plasmics’ Revolutionary Induction-Heated Hot End
Plasmics launched a hot end with an entirely new heating concept: induction.
Thoughts on the Incredibly Powerful New MF3 Extrusion System
Researchers have developed a unique and very powerful FFF extrusion technology they call “MF3”.
Grid Logic’s Multi-Material Powder 3D Printing System
Grid Logic has developed a unique process that can 3D print metal and ceramic in the same job.
The nano3Dprint A2200 3D Multimaterials Electronic Printer
You likely haven’t heard of nano3Dprint’s A2200 3D Multimaterials electronic printer.
SmartZavod Tackles Fully Automated Multimaterial Manufacturing
A German-Ukrainian startup has developed a new system for not only 3D printing, but multifunction manufacturing.
Ten Simultaneous Materials For Powder 3D Printing?
Aerosint proposed an astonishing TEN material powder 3D printing concept.
Prusaslicer 2.4 Has So Many New Features I Can’t Even
Prusa Research dropped the latest version of their popular 3D print slicing software, PrusaSlicer 2.4, and it has an astounding number of amazing new features.
Desktop Metal Acquires Aerosint
In a major multi-material 3D printing move, Desktop Metal has acquired Aerosint.
Multi-Material Body Implant 3D Printing Technique Developed
Researchers at the University of Nottingham have made a breakthrough in healthcare 3D printing.
Stratasys Introduces Mid-Size Biocompatible 3D Printer
Stratasys announced the J5 MediJet 3D printer, targeted at the healthcare market.
Inside The Radical Mosaic Manufacturing Array System
In discussions with Mosaic Manufacturing I learned more about their revolutionary “Array” 3D printing factory.
Stratasys Introduces Multi-Material Dental 3D Printer
Stratasys announced the J5 DentaJet 3D printer, a multi-material device for the dental industry.
ACEO Combines Silicone With Rigid 3D Print Materials
ACEO announced a new multi-material capability for their silicone 3D printers.
Inkbit Launches A New Additive Manufacturing System
Inkbit announced a new additive manufacturing system, the Vista.
Stratasys Expands J8 Series Of 3D Printers
The newest addition to the J8 lineup of PolyJet 3D printers is the enterprise-class J850 Pro.
3Dfeedy: Another Way To Perform Multi-Material 3D Printing
A new Kickstarter project offers a different kind of 3D printer multi-material upgrade.
What Will The Prusa XL Tool Changer 3D Printer Look Like?
It’s easy to miss, but apparently Prusa Research is to develop a new 3D printer equipped with a “tool changer”.
Stratasys’ Latest In Full-Color 3D Printing: Meet The J55
A new small-footprint full-color 3D printer has emerged from Stratasys.
More 3D Print Workflow Automation Coming from Additive Flow
Additive Flow has unveiled a new generative design tool for additive manufacturing that has the unique ability to handle solutions for materials and mechanical design simultaneously.
Which Of The Seven Multi-Color Filament 3D Printing Approach Is The Best?
There are several ways to perform multi-material 3D printing using filaments. What are the advantages and disadvantages of each?
Hands On With The Prusa MMU2S, Part 3
We tested the Prusa Research MMU2S multi-material 3D printer upgrade kit and learned a great deal about 3D printing. Part 3 deals with troubleshooting and eventual success.
Hands On With The Prusa MMU2S, Part 2
We tested the Prusa Research MMU2S multi-material 3D printer upgrade kit and learned a great deal about 3D printing. Part 2 deals with assembly and initial testing.
Hands On With The Prusa MMU2S, Part 1
We tested the Prusa Research MMU2S multi-material 3D printer upgrade kit and learned a great deal about 3D printing. Part 1 deals with concepts and assembly.
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.
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.
AI-Powered Multi-Material 3D Printing Makes Closed-Loop Fabrication a Reality
In some ways, true multi-material 3D printing has been the dream of the additive manufacturing (AM) industry for some time.
Multi-Material Powder Bed 3D Print Anti-Counterfeiting
Aerosint’s unique multi-material powder bed 3D printing process is bringing new possibilities not only to additive manufacturing, but to its security as well.
Mysterious Multi-Material 3D Printing Coming From Lake3D
Have you heard of Lake3D? They are developing a powerful new dental 3D printer that uses multi-material jetting to produce highly realistic artificial teeth.
E3D Online’s Tool Changing 3D Printer Near Completion
We had a chat with E3D-Online about their revolutionary tool-changing multi-material 3D printer.
XJet CEO: Metal And Ceramic 3D Printing Applications Come From The Customers
XJet’s CEO shares a look into operations and applications in metal and ceramic 3D printing.
XJet’s Dual Material Ceramic and Metal 3D Prints
XJet has accomplished something we’ve never seen before: a combination metal and ceramic 3D print.
Invented: MultiMaterial Resin 3D Printing
It may soon be possible to 3D print resin objects in more than one material.
Agile Partnerships for an Agile Industry
A recent partnership announcement shows how the business of 3D printing can be as fast-moving as the technology.
The Development of Multi-Metal 3D Printing
Aerosint and Aconity are collaborating toward a multi-metal future for 3D printing.
E3D-Online Making Progress On Their Tool-Changing 3D Printer Design
E3D-Online has nearly completed its beta test of an unusual tool-changing 3D printer.
Make It Real Challenge is Open for Impactful 3D Print Design
The Make it Real challenge from GrabCAD is open: knick-knacks need not apply.
FDA-Cleared Medical 3D Printing with Stratasys and Materialise
3D printing medical models offers benefits to patients and those providing their care with highly accurate patient-specific anatomies able to be held, examined, and practiced on.
The Selectra Multi-Material 3D Printer Add-On
A new Kickstarter project offers a means of 3D printing in multiple colors.
Prusa Finally Releases MultiMaterial Upgrade
Prusa Printers finally released their long-awaited second version of their multmaterial upgrade.
Mosaic Manufacturing’s Integratable Palette 2
Mosaic Manufacturing announced their latest 3D printing product, the Palette 2.
Good News: Prusa Abandons Original MK3 MultiMaterial Design
Josef Prusa provided an update on his company’s progress on building, improving and shipping their new MK3 3D printers, but also announced a big change.
Stratasys Accelerates Multi-material Strategy
An interesting announcement today reveals more about Stratasys’ strategies.
Fascinating Experimental 3D Printer Tool Switcher
Hackaday contributor rolmie has developed multi-extruder tool switcher concept that could prove quite interesting.
HP’s Changing Properties in Materials
HP’s 3D Open Materials and Applications Lab, is a 3,500 square-foot space where 3D materials partners can jumpstart product development, test new materials and get real-time feedback from engineers.
3D Printing’s MultiMaterial Problem of the Future
3D printers will eventually have a major challenge to overcome: printing a huge number of multiple materials.
Mosaic Manufacturing Announces the Palette+ 3D Print Multimaterial Accessory
Canada-based Mosaic Manufacturing announced a new version of their Palette multimaterial accessory, the Palette+.
BCN3D’s Sigma R17 Desktop 3D Printer
BCN3D is a Barcelona-based 3D printer manufacturer that’s produced several generations of desktop 3D printers.
Mosaic Manufacturing Announces “CANVAS”
Mosaic Manufacturing announced a new cloud-based multi-material software tool for 3D printing, CANVAS.
Type A Machines Partners with Mosaic for Multi-Color 3D Printing
Multi-color – or indeed multi-material – 3D printing just got a little bit easier with a new deal between Type A Machines and Mosaic Manufacturing.
Prometheus: A New Two-Material Option for Single Extruder 3D Printers
Canada-based DisTech Automation announced the impending arrival of their new Prometheus dual-extrusion solution.
Deep Inside The New J750 Multicolor, Multimaterial 3D Printer
Earlier today Stratasys announced their most advanced 3D printer, the J750. But what’s inside this machine that makes it so powerful? We have the story.
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.
A Kaleidoscope of Colors With The CollideOScope Multi-Filament 3D Print Head
A new 3D print head is able to print not two, not three, but up to SEVEN different filaments at a time.
Autodesk Files Patent For Unusual 3D Printing Materials System
US Patent Application 20150093465 recently filed by Autodesk describes a very strange 3D printing approach.
ZMorph Moves into the USA
ZMorph takes a very big step by commencing distribution in the USA.
The MM1 3D Printing System
We’re looking today at a new offering from Mexico-based MakerMex, the MM1 3D Printing System.
The ZMorph 2.0 3D Anything Printer
There’s a reason for the name “ZMorph” on this unusual and transformative personal 3D printer.
Stratasys Enhances Triple Jet 3D Printing
Stratasys made a big splash earlier this year with their new tricolor Objet500 technology. Now they’re expanding the technology to two new 3D printers.
Research May Lead to a Molecular-Level 3D Printer
Researchers are attempting to develop a machine that can produce arbitrary organic molecules – on demand.
Airwolf Solves the Dual-Extruder Problem
Airwolf just announced a new dual hot end 3D printer, which solves a problem experienced by most dual extrusion machines.
A Five-Extruder 3D Printer – With No Name
Last fall we reported on an unusual 3D printer that included an astonishing five separate extruders. Now they’re working on a new version, but it does not have a name.
Structur3D Launches Discov3ry: The 3D Paste Extruder
As anticipated, new startup company Structur3D has launched their “universal paste extruder”, named “Discov3ry”.
MakerBot’s Color-Changing Extruder Patent
The buzz today comes from a new MakerBot patent that claims an ability to change filament on the fly – within a single extruder.
3D Systems Steps Into Multi-Material 3D Printing
3D Systems offers a very large suite of 3D printers, from personal to industrial, but none offered before has the capability of their new ProJet 5500x. What’s so different about it? The ProJet 5500x can print in multiple materials. To put that in perspective, the only other manufacturer that’s offered such a capability… Continue reading 3D Systems Steps Into Multi-Material 3D Printing
Cornell 3D Prints a Working Audio Speaker
Researchers at Cornell University have developed a method that is capable of 3D printing an entire, working audio speaker. The process involves two different 3D printers: one prints the basic structure in plastic, while the other prints the electronic parts within the plastic structure. It’s a two-stage operation, to be sure, but it… Continue reading Cornell 3D Prints a Working Audio Speaker
USC Investigating Multi-Material 3D Printing
Researchers at the USC Viterbi School of Engineering led by Professor Yong Chen have demonstrated a new method of 3D printing multiple materials. By “multiple” we mean two materials that can be combined in different ratios. For example, the process can print an object that has both hard and soft portions – in different degrees… Continue reading USC Investigating Multi-Material 3D Printing
TTP’s Multimaterial 3D Print Head
Perhaps the most significant technology barrier in 3D printing today is the limitation of materials. Most 3D printers can produce only a single material at a time. Some manufacturers have short-circuited this problem slightly by adding additional print heads to enable more than one material, and only one (Stratasys) has the technology to mix… Continue reading TTP’s Multimaterial 3D Print Head