3D Printed Prostate Model Helped London Hospital Plan Out Robotic Surgery Ahead of International Live Broadcast

3D Printed Prostate Model Helped London Hospital Plan Out Robotic Surgery Ahead of International Live Broadcast

We often see 3D printing technology used in collaboration with robotic surgeries…but how would you like it if the world was watching it happen? The Worldwide Robotic Surgery 24-Hour Event, by Worldwide Robotic Surgery Education (WRSE), recently took place, where the world’s top robotic surgery centers, hailing from five continents, held live broadcasts during the […]

We often see 3D printing technology used in collaboration with robotic surgeries…but how would you like it if the world was watching it happen? The Worldwide Robotic Surgery 24-Hour Event, by Worldwide Robotic Surgery Education (WRSE), recently took place, where...
Belgian Artist Nick Ervinck Teams Up with Materialise Again to Bring 3D Printed Sculpture Life

Belgian Artist Nick Ervinck Teams Up with Materialise Again to Bring 3D Printed Sculpture Life

Belgium-based 3D printing powerhouse Materialise has used its innovative 3D printing technology in a large number of applications in many fields, which are growing all the time. The company has seen its technologies employed in the medical field, such as partnering with Henry Ford Health System this year to advance the 3D software used in cardiac procedures. Its 3D […]

Belgium-based 3D printing powerhouse Materialise has used its innovative 3D printing technology in a large number of applications in many fields, which are growing all the time. The company has seen its technologies employed in the medical field, such as partnering...
Barilla and Desall Announce Winners of Second 3D Printed Pasta Competition

Barilla and Desall Announce Winners of Second 3D Printed Pasta Competition

As a lover of Italian food, I can’t think of many things better than pasta…except for 3D printed pasta, of course. Well-known Italian food company Barilla has been busy developing its own pasta 3D printer,  and it even held a contest three years ago with a goal of creating fun new shapes of pasta using 3D […]

As a lover of Italian food, I can’t think of many things better than pasta…except for 3D printed pasta, of course. Well-known Italian food company Barilla has been busy developing its own pasta 3D printer,  and it even held a contest three years ago with a...
Open Source Biolab Uses 3D Bioprinting Platform to Fabricate Complex Earlobe Vasculature

Open Source Biolab Uses 3D Bioprinting Platform to Fabricate Complex Earlobe Vasculature

3D printing technology has made a big impact in the medical field, in more ways than one, including bioprinting and biofabrication. The Institute for Development of Advanced Applied Systems, or Institute IRNAS, located in Slovenia, operates Symbiolab, an open source-based biolab that focuses on the development of future-proof 3D biofabrication. The lab works on innovative biomaterials research, […]

3D printing technology has made a big impact in the medical field, in more ways than one, including bioprinting and biofabrication. The Institute for Development of Advanced Applied Systems, or Institute IRNAS, located in Slovenia, operates Symbiolab, an open...
Aurora Labs Signs Agreement with DNV GL to Certify Metal 3D Printed Parts

Aurora Labs Signs Agreement with DNV GL to Certify Metal 3D Printed Parts

Australian startup Aurora Labs specializes in developing 3D metal printers, powders, digital parts, and associated intellectual property (IP). The company is doing very well for itself – it became the top-performing IPO on the Australian Securities Exchange within only a few months of its initial listing, and NASA has expressed interest in its large-scale metal 3D printer. Last […]

Australian startup Aurora Labs specializes in developing 3D metal printers, powders, digital parts, and associated intellectual property (IP). The company is doing very well for itself – it became the top-performing IPO on the Australian Securities Exchange within...
Kickstarter Campaigns: It's All About Personalization in 3D Printed Medicine and Jewelry

Kickstarter Campaigns: It's All About Personalization in 3D Printed Medicine and Jewelry

When I was growing up, I hated drinking milk, and so had to take these giant, brown, disgusting calcium pills every night with dinner. My mother used to call them ‘horse pills’ because of how large they were, and I can still remember the taste of their sickly sweet coating – if I’d had a […]

When I was growing up, I hated drinking milk, and so had to take these giant, brown, disgusting calcium pills every night with dinner. My mother used to call them ‘horse pills’ because of how large they were, and I can still remember the taste of their...
MIGO Can 3D Print on the Go with Unique Backpack

MIGO Can 3D Print on the Go with Unique Backpack

3D printer manufacturer MakeX has already enjoyed Kickstarter success for its previous 3D printer crowdfunding campaigns – the first in 2014 for its M-One DLP 3D printer, and the second last year for its high-resolution M-Jewelry DLP 3D printer. When MakeX launched its third Kickstarter campaign last month for the portable MIGO, which is the company’s […]

3D printer manufacturer MakeX has already enjoyed Kickstarter success for its previous 3D printer crowdfunding campaigns – the first in 2014 for its M-One DLP 3D printer, and the second last year for its high-resolution M-Jewelry DLP 3D printer. When MakeX...
3D Printing Business News: BEEVERYCREATIVE Partners with Staples Portugal, Clariant Begins New 3D Printing Business

3D Printing Business News: BEEVERYCREATIVE Partners with Staples Portugal, Clariant Begins New 3D Printing Business

As in any high-growth industry, business updates come quickly in 3D printing, and some of the latest feature a partnership and a new dedicated additive manufacturing business. A new partnership between top Portuguese 3D printing manufacturer BEEVERYCREATIVE and Staples Portugal will make 3D printing more accessible to Staples customers. While Staples is perhaps best known for […]

As in any high-growth industry, business updates come quickly in 3D printing, and some of the latest feature a partnership and a new dedicated additive manufacturing business. A new partnership between top Portuguese 3D printing manufacturer BEEVERYCREATIVE and...
3D Printed PEKK Structures Shown to Offer Superior Antibacterial Properties for Orthopedic Implants in Comparison Study with PEEK

3D Printed PEKK Structures Shown to Offer Superior Antibacterial Properties for Orthopedic Implants in Comparison Study with PEEK

Connecticut-based Oxford Performance Materials, Inc. (OPM) first commercialized its proprietary OsteoFab process back in 2013; two years later, the company received 510(k) clearance from the FDA for its 3D printed SpineFab VBR System Implants, developed with the OsteoFab platform. The technology uses OPM’s exclusive OXPEKK material – a high performance PEKK (poly-ether-ketone-ketone) polymer formulation, which […]

Connecticut-based Oxford Performance Materials, Inc. (OPM) first commercialized its proprietary OsteoFab process back in 2013; two years later, the company received 510(k) clearance from the FDA for its 3D printed SpineFab VBR System Implants, developed with the...
Daimler Trucks North America Pilots Program for 3D Printed Spare Parts

Daimler Trucks North America Pilots Program for 3D Printed Spare Parts

Automotive manufacturer Daimler AG, the parent company of Mercedes-Benz, is no stranger to 3D printing – its commercial vehicles segment has fully integrated the technology into its development process and series production workflow. The company produces over 100,000 prototype parts for its individual company divisions each year, and has utilized 3D printing to help Mercedes-Benz Trucks deliver thousands of on-demand replacement […]

Automotive manufacturer Daimler AG, the parent company of Mercedes-Benz, is no stranger to 3D printing – its commercial vehicles segment has fully integrated the technology into its development process and series production workflow. The company produces over...
3D Printing News Briefs: December 5, 2017

3D Printing News Briefs: December 5, 2017

We’re starting with some new materials, products, and partnerships in today’s 3D Printing News Briefs – GKN and Ultimaker are both introducing new materials, and SprintRay has announced a distribution agreement with Patterson Dental. TechShop will be reopening some of its locations under a new name, while Renaissance Services is launching a 3D printing division. […]

We’re starting with some new materials, products, and partnerships in today’s 3D Printing News Briefs – GKN and Ultimaker are both introducing new materials, and SprintRay has announced a distribution agreement with Patterson Dental. TechShop will be...
Melissa Ng on Designing and 3D Printing Her Cosplay Interpretation of Ironheart's Armor for Marvel Commission

Melissa Ng on Designing and 3D Printing Her Cosplay Interpretation of Ironheart's Armor for Marvel Commission

Self-taught 3D artist, designer, and dreamer Melissa Ng sells and showcases her amazing designs on her Lumecluster blog, often impressing us with her style. Though Ng has been drawing for years, she 3D printed her first mask back in 2014, and continued 3D modeling and printing masks, including a set for a music video, and had the […]

Self-taught 3D artist, designer, and dreamer Melissa Ng sells and showcases her amazing designs on her Lumecluster blog, often impressing us with her style. Though Ng has been drawing for years, she 3D printed her first mask back in 2014, and continued 3D modeling and...
Arcam and BASF Announce Departures of Top 3D Printing Executives

Arcam and BASF Announce Departures of Top 3D Printing Executives

There’s never a dull moment in the world of 3D printing executives, as the industry’s movers and shakers are…well, moving and shaking. Recently, Rize appointed Andy Kalambi as its new President and CEO, and now executive-level news has been announced concerning two major 3D printing companies – Arcam AB and BASF. Last September, GE announced its intention […]

There’s never a dull moment in the world of 3D printing executives, as the industry’s movers and shakers are…well, moving and shaking. Recently, Rize appointed Andy Kalambi as its new President and CEO, and now executive-level news has been announced...
FDA Commissioner Releases Statement and New Guidance on 3D Printed Medical Devices

FDA Commissioner Releases Statement and New Guidance on 3D Printed Medical Devices

You can’t get anywhere with 3D printed medical products and devices in the US market without the extremely important approval of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), an agency within the country’s Department of Health and Human Services. It takes a lot of hard work for a new medical innovation to receive FDA clearance, and not […]

You can’t get anywhere with 3D printed medical products and devices in the US market without the extremely important approval of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), an agency within the country’s Department of Health and Human Services. It takes a lot...
4D Printing Technique Could Be Used to Develop 3D Printed Human Organs for Transplant Patients

4D Printing Technique Could Be Used to Develop 3D Printed Human Organs for Transplant Patients

Often, when someone receives a life-saving organ transplant, this unfortunately means that another person recently lost their own life to provide it. But there are many researchers currently working to develop fully functioning human organs that can be 3D printed, which will save the lives of people who need transplants without having to wait for years […]

Often, when someone receives a life-saving organ transplant, this unfortunately means that another person recently lost their own life to provide it. But there are many researchers currently working to develop fully functioning human organs that can be 3D printed,...
Biocompatible 3D Printing Ink Developed with Living Bacteria May See Biotechnology and Medical Use

Biocompatible 3D Printing Ink Developed with Living Bacteria May See Biotechnology and Medical Use

3D printing technology is pretty amazing, but it’s one thing to print something out of material like plastic or metal, and quite another to 3D print living matter. The science behind successfully 3D printing bacteria is challenging, but the researchers at ETH Zurich have used living bacteria to develop a biocompatible 3D printing ink. Their […]

3D printing technology is pretty amazing, but it’s one thing to print something out of material like plastic or metal, and quite another to 3D print living matter. The science behind successfully 3D printing bacteria is challenging, but the researchers at ETH...
Plumen Partners with Pantone to Add Color to 3D Printed Pendant Lighting

Plumen Partners with Pantone to Add Color to 3D Printed Pendant Lighting

Designer low energy lighting company Plumen uses 3D printing technology to bring beauty to ordinary, utilitarian lighting, and even re-imagined the form of the light bulb back in 2010, which led to the development of its Plumen 001 designer low energy light bulb. The company is perhaps most well-known in the 3D printing industry for its 3D printed […]

Designer low energy lighting company Plumen uses 3D printing technology to bring beauty to ordinary, utilitarian lighting, and even re-imagined the form of the light bulb back in 2010, which led to the development of its Plumen 001 designer low energy light bulb. The...
3D Printing News Briefs: December 1, 2017

3D Printing News Briefs: December 1, 2017

Happy December! Rather than worrying about how much you have left to do in the few short weeks before the holidays, why not use that time in a more productive way and check out this month’s first edition of 3D Printing News Briefs? We’re starting with some contest news from Sinterit and Solvay, then getting […]

Happy December! Rather than worrying about how much you have left to do in the few short weeks before the holidays, why not use that time in a more productive way and check out this month’s first edition of 3D Printing News Briefs? We’re starting with some...
Metal 3D Printing in the Aerospace Industry -- A Few Questions For: Formalloy

Metal 3D Printing in the Aerospace Industry -- A Few Questions For: Formalloy

Last month, the agenda was announced for next week’s Inside 3D Printing San Diego event, hosted by global events producer Rising Media. It will be held at the San Diego Convention Center this coming Monday and Tuesday, December 4th and 5th. Included in the event’s long list of speakers is Melanie Lang, the Co-Founder and […]

Last month, the agenda was announced for next week’s Inside 3D Printing San Diego event, hosted by global events producer Rising Media. It will be held at the San Diego Convention Center this coming Monday and Tuesday, December 4th and 5th. Included in the...
Custom 3D Printed Ossicular Prostheses Could Improve Treatment for Patients with Conductive Hearing Loss

Custom 3D Printed Ossicular Prostheses Could Improve Treatment for Patients with Conductive Hearing Loss

Today is the last day of this year’s Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) Annual Meeting, and we’ve been hearing a lot of announcements regarding 3D printing technology from the event, including Fovia’s new F.A.S.T. Cloud Development platform and the University of Utah Hospitals and Clinics health system launching TeraRecon’s 3D Print Pack Portal. Researchers from the University of […]

Today is the last day of this year’s Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) Annual Meeting, and we’ve been hearing a lot of announcements regarding 3D printing technology from the event, including Fovia’s new F.A.S.T. Cloud Development...
Six German Partners Launch futureAM Next-Generation Metal Additive Manufacturing Focus Project

Six German Partners Launch futureAM Next-Generation Metal Additive Manufacturing Focus Project

The researchers at Germany’s Fraunhofer Institute for Laser Technology ILT in Aachen have recently been focusing their efforts on Selective Laser Melting (SLM) 3D printing technology, a powder bed-based technique which has been used to process metal in varying sectors. The institute partnered with the Aachen University of Applied Sciences to open the largest SLM facility in the world this summer, […]

The researchers at Germany’s Fraunhofer Institute for Laser Technology ILT in Aachen have recently been focusing their efforts on Selective Laser Melting (SLM) 3D printing technology, a powder bed-based technique which has been used to process metal in varying...
3D Printing Helps Jewlr Speed Production of In-Demand Meghan Markle Engagement Ring Replicas

3D Printing Helps Jewlr Speed Production of In-Demand Meghan Markle Engagement Ring Replicas

I am one of those many Americans who is just a tiny bit (okay, maybe a lot) obsessed with the British monarchy…not the system, so much, as the royals themselves. While I was not yet born when Prince Charles married Princess Di, née Lady Diana Spencer, in 1981, I do remember the overwhelming sadness of […]

I am one of those many Americans who is just a tiny bit (okay, maybe a lot) obsessed with the British monarchy…not the system, so much, as the royals themselves. While I was not yet born when Prince Charles married Princess Di, née Lady Diana Spencer, in 1981, I...
After Successful Testing and Verification, 3D Printed WAAMpeller is Introduced to the Public

After Successful Testing and Verification, 3D Printed WAAMpeller is Introduced to the Public

After over half a year of hard work, the 3D printed WAAMpeller – the first-ever ship’s propeller to be class-approved – has finally been verified and unveiled to the public at the Netherlands headquarters of Damen Shipyards Group. The project was announced back in April, when Netherlands-based RAMLAB, an additive manufacturing lab built for the maritime […]

After over half a year of hard work, the 3D printed WAAMpeller – the first-ever ship’s propeller to be class-approved – has finally been verified and unveiled to the public at the Netherlands headquarters of Damen Shipyards Group. The project was...
Luxexcel Will Deliver VisionPlatform for 3D Printed Ophthalmic Lenses to Quest Vision Care Specialty Lab

Luxexcel Will Deliver VisionPlatform for 3D Printed Ophthalmic Lenses to Quest Vision Care Specialty Lab

Founded in 2009, Luxexcel developed a turnkey 3D printing solution for ophthalmic laboratories, and is the only company in the world with the ability to 3D print ophthalmic lenses that don’t need to be subjected to post-processing methods of polishing or grinding. In 2015, Netherlands-based Luxexcel launched an online 3D printing service for businesses that require custom optics, and, […]

Founded in 2009, Luxexcel developed a turnkey 3D printing solution for ophthalmic laboratories, and is the only company in the world with the ability to 3D print ophthalmic lenses that don’t need to be subjected to post-processing methods of polishing or...
FitStation 3D Technology Used to Create Personalized Running Shoes Based on Biomechanics

FitStation 3D Technology Used to Create Personalized Running Shoes Based on Biomechanics

It was only a few months ago that HP hit the ground running with FitStation, a platform powered by its 3D technologies that’s delivering individualized, custom-fitted footwear. The process uses individual 3D feet scanning and dynamic gait analysis to provide recommendations for off-the-shelf shoes and insoles, and also creates 3D printed insoles and customized footwear. HP’s Sprout and […]

It was only a few months ago that HP hit the ground running with FitStation, a platform powered by its 3D technologies that’s delivering individualized, custom-fitted footwear. The process uses individual 3D feet scanning and dynamic gait analysis to provide...

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