MakerBot Rolls Out Certification Program to Train Teachers to Develop Their Own 3D Printing Curriculum

MakerBot Rolls Out Certification Program to Train Teachers to Develop Their Own 3D Printing Curriculum

For the last two years, desktop 3D printer mainstay MakerBot has had a special focus on education, from helping current professionals further their 3D printing skills to introducing a new 3D printer that was geared toward professional and educational users. The company has opened many of its MakerBot Innovation Centers in high schools and universities across the country, […]

For the last two years, desktop 3D printer mainstay MakerBot has had a special focus on education, from helping current professionals further their 3D printing skills to introducing a new 3D printer that was geared toward professional and educational users. The...
ANSYS Releases Two New Simulation Software Solutions for Metal 3D Printing

ANSYS Releases Two New Simulation Software Solutions for Metal 3D Printing

Pennsylvania-based ANSYS is the worldwide leader in Pervasive Engineering Simulation software, helping innovative companies, like GE, create improved products by using its broad platform of engineering simulation software to solve complex design issues. Last year, in an effort to expand access to simulation in 3D printing, the company acquired 3DSIM to set up the industry’s only complete additive manufacturing simulation workflow. […]

Pennsylvania-based ANSYS is the worldwide leader in Pervasive Engineering Simulation software, helping innovative companies, like GE, create improved products by using its broad platform of engineering simulation software to solve complex design issues. Last year, in...
Sculpteo Partnering with Fluigent on Horizon 2020-Funded 3D Printing Microfluidics Research Project

Sculpteo Partnering with Fluigent on Horizon 2020-Funded 3D Printing Microfluidics Research Project

The European Commission’s Horizon 2020 framework is the biggest Research and Innovation program ever launched by the EU. With almost €80 billion of available funding until the year 2020, the program has funded multiple important 3D printing projects, with applications in fields from medical and aviation to automotive and aerospace. One intriguing project, which received €7.1 million […]

The European Commission’s Horizon 2020 framework is the biggest Research and Innovation program ever launched by the EU. With almost €80 billion of available funding until the year 2020, the program has funded multiple important 3D printing projects, with...
3D Hubs Q2 2018 Trend Report Expands Beyond 3D Printing to Digital Manufacturing

3D Hubs Q2 2018 Trend Report Expands Beyond 3D Printing to Digital Manufacturing

The global 3D Hubs network publishes its interesting and useful 3D printing trend reports to offer an inside look at the industry. These extensive industry reports compile data from 6,000 active service providers around the world about the most popular 3D printers, materials, and manufacturers, among others. Often, 3D Hubs will change the report up by adding or […]

The global 3D Hubs network publishes its interesting and useful 3D printing trend reports to offer an inside look at the industry. These extensive industry reports compile data from 6,000 active service providers around the world about the most popular 3D printers,...
Two Dutch Material Companies Release Unique New 3D Printing Filaments

Two Dutch Material Companies Release Unique New 3D Printing Filaments

Dutch 3D printing materials manufacturer Formfutura is well known for its many unique materials, which run the gamut from wood and cork to stone and carbon fiber. The company has recently announced the launch of its new filament initiative, the high-performance Centaur PP. The lightweight polypropylene (PP) filament, with a material density of 0.9 g/cc, was […]

Dutch 3D printing materials manufacturer Formfutura is well known for its many unique materials, which run the gamut from wood and cork to stone and carbon fiber. The company has recently announced the launch of its new filament initiative, the...
Researchers Successfully Using 3D Printing to Study Complex Animal Behaviors

Researchers Successfully Using 3D Printing to Study Complex Animal Behaviors

While we’ve seen the effects that 3D printing can have on human mating rituals, the technology can also be used to help with animal breeding research. 3D technologies are often put to work in studying animal behavior, and the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Science magazine recently discussed several recent examples of this. […]

While we’ve seen the effects that 3D printing can have on human mating rituals, the technology can also be used to help with animal breeding research. 3D technologies are often put to work in studying animal behavior, and the American Association for the...
Australian Researchers Using Bioengineering and 3D Printing to Design Better Replacement Bone Ligament Constructs

Australian Researchers Using Bioengineering and 3D Printing to Design Better Replacement Bone Ligament Constructs

The most common type of wrist ligament injury occurs with the Scapholunate Interosseous Ligament (SLIL). Injuries to this particular ligament can lead to the dislocation of the lunate and scaphoid carpal bones in the hand and wrist, which can result in long-term disability; for athletes, an SLIL injury can spell the end of their career. These injuries […]

The most common type of wrist ligament injury occurs with the Scapholunate Interosseous Ligament (SLIL). Injuries to this particular ligament can lead to the dislocation of the lunate and scaphoid carpal bones in the hand and wrist, which can result in long-term...
Filaments.directory Releases Results of 2018 3D Printing Filament Survey

Filaments.directory Releases Results of 2018 3D Printing Filament Survey

In 2016, Belgium-based 3D printing material platform Filaments.directory released its first global market trend report. This survey was conducted to gain a better understanding of consumers, and their buying habits, in the growing market. Later in 2016, Filaments.directory was selected to join the four-month FABulous Acceleration Program, and the user-friendly materials database also kicked off the addition of […]

In 2016, Belgium-based 3D printing material platform Filaments.directory released its first global market trend report. This survey was conducted to gain a better understanding of consumers, and their buying habits, in the growing market. Later in 2016,...
3D Printing News Briefs: April 17, 2018

3D Printing News Briefs: April 17, 2018

For today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, we’re covering some business news, followed up with material news and stories of 3D printing applications in the medical, aerospace, and defense fields. Norman Noble has added 3D printing capabilities to its workflow for the first time, while Evonik is opening a research hub in Singapore and the Dubai […]

For today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, we’re covering some business news, followed up with material news and stories of 3D printing applications in the medical, aerospace, and defense fields. Norman Noble has added 3D printing capabilities to its workflow...
SME Announces Keynote Speakers for RAPID + TCT: 3D Printing in Sports, Aerospace, Medicine, The Future

SME Announces Keynote Speakers for RAPID + TCT: 3D Printing in Sports, Aerospace, Medicine, The Future

Nonprofit organization SME, which supports the manufacturing industry, has spent months getting ready for the 2018 RAPID + TCT Conference, which begins this Monday, April 23, in Fort Worth, Texas. We’ve already seen several announcements about exciting new 3D printers, materials, and technologies that will debut on the showroom floor – and a true highlight […]

Nonprofit organization SME, which supports the manufacturing industry, has spent months getting ready for the 2018 RAPID + TCT Conference, which begins this Monday, April 23, in Fort Worth, Texas. We’ve already seen several announcements about exciting new 3D...
Stratasys, PADT, Lockheed Martin 3D Printing 100+ Final Parts for NASA Orion Spacecraft

Stratasys, PADT, Lockheed Martin 3D Printing 100+ Final Parts for NASA Orion Spacecraft

The future of human exploration in outer space depends on our ability to successfully manufacture necessary items in zero gravity conditions, which is why scientists and engineers have been calling on the power of 3D printing to help us travel the stars more safely and efficiently. NASA has spent years developing its Orion deep-space crew […]

The future of human exploration in outer space depends on our ability to successfully manufacture necessary items in zero gravity conditions, which is why scientists and engineers have been calling on the power of 3D printing to help us travel the stars more safely...
Custom Prototypes Reclaims AMUG Gold with Stunning Metal 3D Printed Roman Helmet

Custom Prototypes Reclaims AMUG Gold with Stunning Metal 3D Printed Roman Helmet

Last week, the Additive Manufacturing Users Group (AMUG) held its annual conference in St. Louis, Missouri. Many 3D printing announcements came out of the show, but the one I’m most excited about is the news that Custom Prototypes, a Toronto-based 3D printing company that always produces enjoyable work, has taken first place in the Advanced […]

Last week, the Additive Manufacturing Users Group (AMUG) held its annual conference in St. Louis, Missouri. Many 3D printing announcements came out of the show, but the one I’m most excited about is the news that Custom Prototypes, a Toronto-based 3D printing...
DSM Helping Dutch Sports Initiative 3D Print Custom Sports Mouthguards On the Spot

DSM Helping Dutch Sports Initiative 3D Print Custom Sports Mouthguards On the Spot

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report that over 600,000 visits to the emergency room each year in the US are due to sports-related dental injuries, which just makes me cringe…the only potential I ever had for a (semi)sports-related dental injury was if I marched into someone on the field during band and accidentally […]

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report that over 600,000 visits to the emergency room each year in the US are due to sports-related dental injuries, which just makes me cringe…the only potential I ever had for a (semi)sports-related dental...
PrintLab and CREATE Education Team Up to Support 3D Printing in UK Schools

PrintLab and CREATE Education Team Up to Support 3D Printing in UK Schools

Global 3D printing distributor and curriculum provider PrintLab, based in the UK, is on a mission to support the adoption of 3D printing in schools with the help of its educational 3D printing ecosystem and resources for teachers. To further this goal, today PrintLab announces that it is teaming up with UK 3D printing company […]

Global 3D printing distributor and curriculum provider PrintLab, based in the UK, is on a mission to support the adoption of 3D printing in schools with the help of its educational 3D printing ecosystem and resources for teachers. To further this goal, today PrintLab...
3D Printing News Briefs: April 13, 2018

3D Printing News Briefs: April 13, 2018

Reading our 3D Printing News Briefs won’t bring you any bad luck this Friday the 13th – just the latest goings-on in the 3D printing industry. We’ve got news on 3D printers and software, followed by business news. Trans-Machine Additive now has two Arcam EBM 3D printers, while Henkel will be the first global reseller […]

Reading our 3D Printing News Briefs won’t bring you any bad luck this Friday the 13th – just the latest goings-on in the 3D printing industry. We’ve got news on 3D printers and software, followed by business news. Trans-Machine Additive now has two...
Celebrate 3D Printing with Award-Winning 3D Printers, Materials, Leaders

Celebrate 3D Printing with Award-Winning 3D Printers, Materials, Leaders

We’ve got plenty of 3D printing awards news to share with you today, as some of the industry’s biggest names are receiving accolades for their innovation, hard work, and dedication. First up, Polish-Swiss 3D printer reseller BIBUS MENOS is at the 10th Jubilee edition of 3D Printing Days, the largest trade fair in Poland, this week […]

We’ve got plenty of 3D printing awards news to share with you today, as some of the industry’s biggest names are receiving accolades for their innovation, hard work, and dedication. First up, Polish-Swiss 3D printer reseller BIBUS MENOS is at the 10th...
Over 30,000 Of 4WEB Medical's 3D Printed Truss Implants Currently Being Used Worldwide

Over 30,000 Of 4WEB Medical's 3D Printed Truss Implants Currently Being Used Worldwide

Four years ago, 3D printed implant technology provider 4WEB Medical, headquartered in Texas since 2008, announced a major company milestone – over 3,000 of its 3D printed spine truss implants were being used. Since then, the company has rapidly been moving onward and upward, gaining patents and approvals from the FDA, and seeing both its Curved […]

Four years ago, 3D printed implant technology provider 4WEB Medical, headquartered in Texas since 2008, announced a major company milestone – over 3,000 of its 3D printed spine truss implants were being used. Since then, the company has rapidly been moving...
Researchers 3D Print Acoustic Metamaterials That Can Block Sound Waves and Vibrations

Researchers 3D Print Acoustic Metamaterials That Can Block Sound Waves and Vibrations

Metamaterials, which can morph according to their environment, make up a new class of 3D printable, engineered surfaces which can perform nature-defying tasks, like making holograms and shaping sound. Recently, a collaborative team led by researchers from the USC Viterbi School of Engineering created new 3D printed acoustic metamaterials that are able to be remotely switched on […]

Metamaterials, which can morph according to their environment, make up a new class of 3D printable, engineered surfaces which can perform nature-defying tasks, like making holograms and shaping sound. Recently, a collaborative team led by researchers from the USC...
US Army Demonstrates Latest 3D Printing, 3D Scanning, Drone Technologies

US Army Demonstrates Latest 3D Printing, 3D Scanning, Drone Technologies

There are many military applications for 3D printing, from manufacturing grenade launchers and body armor to building drones and customizing military meals. Last year, the US Army released a report detailing its continued commitment to 3D printing, and this week had the chance to demonstrate some of the technologies currently being used during its Maneuver Support, Sustainment, […]

There are many military applications for 3D printing, from manufacturing grenade launchers and body armor to building drones and customizing military meals. Last year, the US Army released a report detailing its continued commitment to 3D printing, and this week had...
Ultimaker Launches New 3D Printing Core Lessons for STEAM Education

Ultimaker Launches New 3D Printing Core Lessons for STEAM Education

All across the 3D printing industry, companies are launching objectives and initiatives aimed at educating the next generation of the workforce on the technology. 3D printing is an important and powerful tool in STEAM education, which includes the arts in the forward-thinking focus of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics, and including 3D printing in STEAM […]

All across the 3D printing industry, companies are launching objectives and initiatives aimed at educating the next generation of the workforce on the technology. 3D printing is an important and powerful tool in STEAM education, which includes the arts in the...
NAVAIR Believes Nearly 1,000 3D Printed Parts Will Be Approved for Fleet Use by Year's End

NAVAIR Believes Nearly 1,000 3D Printed Parts Will Be Approved for Fleet Use by Year's End

The Maryland-based Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) recognizes the many benefits that 3D printing can offer our nation’s fighting forces, and has been working to educate its workforce on the technology, most recently with 3D printing courses by the Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division (NAWCAD). Three years ago, the organization, which provides the US Navy with life-cycle […]

The Maryland-based Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) recognizes the many benefits that 3D printing can offer our nation’s fighting forces, and has been working to educate its workforce on the technology, most recently with 3D printing courses by the Naval Air...
Tiertime Showcasing Three New 3D Printers at Upcoming RAPID + TCT

Tiertime Showcasing Three New 3D Printers at Upcoming RAPID + TCT

Chinese 3D printer manufacturer Tiertime, headquartered in Beijing, is a pioneer in the country’s additive manufacturing market, making headlines first with its UP BOX 3D printer and then its new and improved UP Mini 2, which was globally released not long after its introduction. The innovative company even tried its hand at a microgravity 3D […]

Chinese 3D printer manufacturer Tiertime, headquartered in Beijing, is a pioneer in the country’s additive manufacturing market, making headlines first with its UP BOX 3D printer and then its new and improved UP Mini 2, which was globally released not long after...
learnbylayers Partnering with UK's National STEM Learning Center for 3D Printing Lessons

learnbylayers Partnering with UK's National STEM Learning Center for 3D Printing Lessons

In the fall, a helpful 3D printing curriculum resource for teachers called learnbylayers was launched by Philip Cotton, one of the first teachers in the United Kingdom to introduce 3D printing in the classroom. Not long after, learnbylayers announced that it was expanding its reseller network with two new distributors, and also reached a distribution agreement with Kodak and its Portrait 3D […]

In the fall, a helpful 3D printing curriculum resource for teachers called learnbylayers was launched by Philip Cotton, one of the first teachers in the United Kingdom to introduce 3D printing in the classroom. Not long after, learnbylayers announced that it was...
Aether Announces New AI 3D Medical Imaging Software, Partnership with Harvard Medical School to Advance Organ 3D Printing

Aether Announces New AI 3D Medical Imaging Software, Partnership with Harvard Medical School to Advance Organ 3D Printing

In 2016, San Francisco technology startup Aether introduced its extraordinary Aether 1 3D bioprinter, which was touted as being able to do just about everything but make you a sandwich. Beta units of the 3D printer and its upgraded version were later involved in a massive research collaboration, and since the release of the Aether 1, […]

In 2016, San Francisco technology startup Aether introduced its extraordinary Aether 1 3D bioprinter, which was touted as being able to do just about everything but make you a sandwich. Beta units of the 3D printer and its upgraded version were later involved in a...
3MF Consortium Introduces Beam Lattice Specification Extension for 3D Printing

3MF Consortium Introduces Beam Lattice Specification Extension for 3D Printing

When Microsoft introduced the updated, 3D printing-specific 3MF format, and the collaborative 3MF Consortium, in 2015, the announcement drew significant attention in the hopes of a superior digital file format for additive manufacturing. 3MF (3D Manufacturing Format) promised to get rid of many issues that crop up when using common 3D formats, like STL, and allow […]

When Microsoft introduced the updated, 3D printing-specific 3MF format, and the collaborative 3MF Consortium, in 2015, the announcement drew significant attention in the hopes of a superior digital file format for additive manufacturing. 3MF (3D Manufacturing Format)...
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