BEEVERYCREATIVE announced they have completed building the first prototype of their new space-based continuous 3D printer.
University of Maine 3D Prints Two Mammoth Landing Craft Vessels
The University of Maine’s Composites Center designed and 3D printed what appears to be the largest ships ever produced with the technology.
van der Geest Developing New Color 3D Printing Concept: The Double i3
Aad van der Geest is working on a new concept called “Double i3” that should be able to 3D print in full color.
MX3D 3D Prints Prototype Lunar Habitat Floor
MX3D has 3D printed a prototype metal lunar habitat floor for ESA.
Watch a Spectacular 3D Print Failure
The SkyersJet Project is developing a partly 3D printed EDF system for RC aircraft, but encountered a spectacular problem during testing.
Putting The 3D In Continuous Carbon Fiber 3D Printing
Anisoprint is developing a very powerful approach for 3D printing continuous carbon fiber.
ESA Developing “Infinite” 3D Printer?
The European Space Agency is developing a new 3D printer capable of producing objects of “infinite” length, and it might use a new design suitable for belt 3D printers.
3D Printing Accessible Designs Helps Private Findings Stay Private
Designs for accessibility can be rethought with 3D printing so something as personal as a pregnancy test can stay private.
5 Things We Like About PepsiCo’s Newly Redesigned Bottles
Charles R. Goulding and Ryan Donley look at how 3D printing helped PepsiCo design new bottles with a lot to like.
The Recipe For More Realistic 3D Printed Prototypes
Stratasys, KeyShot, and the 3MF file format come together for a stunningly realistic prototyping capability right off the 3D printer.
Fictiv’s New Collaboration With Jabil
Fictiv and Jabil announced an unusual collaboration that should allow for far faster 3D printed production.
From Napkin Sketch To Real Product With You3Dit
Starting from nothing and getting to a finished product is a daunting proposal, but there are ways to de-risk innovation with the right service.
3D Printed Rocket Engine Serves as Proof of Concept
Hyperganic 3D printed a rocket engine prototype that was designed using an Excel spreadsheet and a novel algorithm.
RPS: The Most Bizarre 3D Printing Process Yet Seen
A bizarre new 3D printing process called Roll Powder Sintering could be the fastest and cheapest way to 3D print metal, ceramic and thermoplastic materials. We found out how it works.
That 3D Printer Will Never Exist
What you see at a 3D printer trade show is not necessarily what you will get. We have some ideas on what’s really going on at 3D printing exhibitions.
TCT 2018 – Themes and Thoughts
Several notable themes presented throughout the duration of TCT Show 2018.
Should You 3D Print or CNC Machine Your Prototypes?
When is it best to use 3D printing to create a prototype, and when is CNC machining a better choice?
Book of the Week: The Ultimate Guide to Designing, Prototyping and Mass Manufacturing your Product Idea
This week’s selection is the useful “The Ultimate Guide to Designing, Prototyping and Mass Manufacturing your Product Idea” by Jason Vander Griendt.
Don’t Take 3D Printing For Granted
3D printing offers tremendous advantages, but we don’t mention them as often as we should.
The Workhorse 3D Concept 3D Printer
I’m looking at a very interesting concept 3D printer from engineer Swaleh Owais.
Yet Another Fascinating Approach Enabled by 3D Printing
I’m reading a story on how 3D printing technology enabled a new kind of product testing.
An Interesting Angle on Metal Prototyping
Prototyping has long been a key application for 3D printing, but here’s a new approach.
3D Printing From Spain’s Dynamical Tools
Spain’s Dynamical Tools markets a series of powerful industrial 3D printers.
HP’s Brings Out Two Full Color 3D Printers
Today HP made several moves that should shake up their competitors.
3D Printed Prototypes Unleash Entirely New Industry
Researchers at the University of Washington have developed a new inexpensive communication system using 3D printed prototypes.
A “Bulldozer” Solution to Continuous 3D Printing
Thingiverse constributor Aad van der Geest has proposed – and prototyped – a 3D printer add-on for continuous 3D printing.
Something Interesting Happening for 3D Print in India
A very large medical device development center is being set up in India, with 3D printing taking a big place in the venture.
Additive Industries Introduces an Entry-Level 3D Metal Printer
Eindhoven-based Additive Industries produces one of the physically largest 3D metal printing systems, but now they have a smaller version as well.
Uniz’s Sideways 3D Printer
Sometimes companies come up with a new angle on 3D printing. Now Uniz has literally developed a 90 degree angle on their new prototype.
Why Is 3D Metal Printing So Challenging?
Those familiar with polymer 3D printing will recall the challenges of successful printing, but that’s nothing compared to the requirements of 3D metal printing.
Roland’s Not-So-Secret Ceramic 3D Printer
When you think of “Roland” with respect to making machines, you think “small desktop unit”. But that’s definitely not going to be the case soon.
van Herpt’s Incredible Ceramic 3D Printer
In a tiny workshop located in a repurposed aging factory in Eindhoven lies one of the most interesting 3D printers in the world: Olivier van Herpt’s ceramic 3D printer.
Why You Need to Be Prototyping More, Faster, Better, and Now | Part 1: Theory
Prototyping. An overused buzzword? A misunderstood concept? A noun, a verb, and an adjective? Prototyping is a philosophy. Actually, prototyping is the philosophy when it comes to making top notch designs in today’s hyper competitive market.
EXCLUSIVE: New 3Dwox 3D Printer In The Works
At CES we were taken to a secret side room to see a prototype of a new 3Dwox 3D printer.
The Most Interesting 3D Printing Innovation At CES May Have Been From 3D Systems
Hidden deep within the not-quite-football-field-sized 3D Systems booth at CES was something that might change manufacturing.
Product Startup Leverages 3D Printing
It’s often stated that 3D printing is useful for big companies to more efficiently produce prototypes, but it’s also essential for small startup companies, too.
Bhold Labs Partners with Ultimaker
Bhold has partnered with Ultimaker to enable everyone to easily participate in their 3D printed product development program.
New Ventures Focus on 3D Printing
We’ve seen multiple examples of companies starting up that make use of 3D printing for a specific purpose, be it artificial legs, figurines or automotive items. But now we’re seeing design firms emerge that are dedicated solely to 3D printed designs. One such firm is Innovation Factory of Chicago, who can design, prototype, fund… Continue reading New Ventures Focus on 3D Printing
Microsoft’s Secret 3D Printing Lab
Joshua Topolsky toured Microsoft’s product design lab on video. The lab uses a triplet of Objet 3D printers to produce prototypes of Microsoft products, most notably Mice. In the video Topolsky interviews Karsten Aagaard, User Experience Designer in Microsoft’s Hardware Group, who explains how the 3D printers can produce prototypes that can be… Continue reading Microsoft’s Secret 3D Printing Lab
Name Your Price at Model Labs
We’ve found another 3D print service that should be added to the list. Model Labs, a Laguna Beach, California-based operation provides rapid prototyping services: they’ll accept a STL format file and 3D print it for you on their equipment. They offer a variety of 3D print services, including FDM and SLA. There are many… Continue reading Name Your Price at Model Labs