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3D Printed Robot Prototype Inspired by Hitchhiker Fish Can Cling to Underwater Surfaces

3D Printed Robot Prototype Inspired by Hitchhiker Fish Can Cling to Underwater Surfaces

These days, you don’t often see a person standing alone on the side of the highway with their arm out and their thumb up, looking to hitch a ride – by now, we all know the many potential dangers of both offering or accepting a ride. I think Phoebe says it best in an episode […]

These days, you don’t often see a person standing alone on the side of the highway with their arm out and their thumb up, looking to hitch a ride – by now, we all know the many potential dangers of both offering or accepting a ride. I think Phoebe says it...
Hinckley Creates Its Lightest, First Fully Electric Luxury Yacht with Fake Wood and 3D Printed Titanium Components

Hinckley Creates Its Lightest, First Fully Electric Luxury Yacht with Fake Wood and 3D Printed Titanium Components

From sailboats and submarines to yachts, 3D printing technology has been used numerous times to make components for boats and ships. This week, Rhode Island-based yacht builder Hinckley Co., which has been in the yacht business since 1928, introduced the boating world to Dasher, its first fully electric vessel, at the 47th Newport International Boat […]

From sailboats and submarines to yachts, 3D printing technology has been used numerous times to make components for boats and ships. This week, Rhode Island-based yacht builder Hinckley Co., which has been in the yacht business since 1928, introduced the boating world...
3D Printing Business: Inside Markforged

3D Printing Business: Inside Markforged

Boston, Massachusetts is coming into its own as a hub of advanced technologies, championed by an expanding array of strong businesses and fed into through a wealth of prestigious local institutions of higher education. 3D printing is, unsurprisingly, thriving in such an environment, and strongly featuring in this picture is high-strength 3D printing company Markforged, […]

Boston, Massachusetts is coming into its own as a hub of advanced technologies, championed by an expanding array of strong businesses and fed into through a wealth of prestigious local institutions of higher education. 3D printing is, unsurprisingly, thriving in such...
Markforged Expands Industrial 3D Printer Line: CEO Details Accessibility in Local Manufacturing

Markforged Expands Industrial 3D Printer Line: CEO Details Accessibility in Local Manufacturing

Massachusetts-based Markforged has been focused on strength in 3D printing, and one of those strengths — materials aside — is the positioning that additive manufacturing offers for local manufacturing. The company, led by Founder and CEO Greg Mark, is keen to see 3D printing take its place in production. While earlier this year Mark laid […]

Massachusetts-based Markforged has been focused on strength in 3D printing, and one of those strengths — materials aside — is the positioning that additive manufacturing offers for local manufacturing. The company, led by Founder and CEO Greg Mark, is keen...
3D Printing News Briefs: July 18, 2017

3D Printing News Briefs: July 18, 2017

We’re diving headfirst into some 3D printing legal and business news for today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, and then moving on to an additive manufacturing competition and a new additive manufacturing company, a new hybrid material, and a 3D printed solution to help you beat the summer heat. Shapeways has filed formal comments in the […]

We’re diving headfirst into some 3D printing legal and business news for today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, and then moving on to an additive manufacturing competition and a new additive manufacturing company, a new hybrid material, and a 3D printed solution...
Thermwood Corporation Demonstrates Effectiveness of LSAM with 3D Printed Carbon Fiber Parts

Thermwood Corporation Demonstrates Effectiveness of LSAM with 3D Printed Carbon Fiber Parts

Thermwood Corporation has been busy lately. Last year, the Indiana company introduced LSAM, or Large Scale Additive Manufacturing, a combination 3D printer and CNC router system designed for producing large parts. The LSAM system is a double gantry machine that 3D prints parts to near net shape and then trims them using the CNC gantry; it’s a technology […]

Thermwood Corporation has been busy lately. Last year, the Indiana company introduced LSAM, or Large Scale Additive Manufacturing, a combination 3D printer and CNC router system designed for producing large parts. The LSAM system is a double gantry machine that 3D...
Industrial BlackBelt 3D Printer Uses Conveyor Belt as Build Platform to Produce Long Parts

Industrial BlackBelt 3D Printer Uses Conveyor Belt as Build Platform to Produce Long Parts

Typically, we see things like groceries fly by on conveyor belts, or even people, if your airport features that large moving sidewalk in the middle of the terminal. In a couple days, the website for an innovative new FDM 3D printer will go live: the BlackBelt, a new kind of industrial production machine, was designed […]

Typically, we see things like groceries fly by on conveyor belts, or even people, if your airport features that large moving sidewalk in the middle of the terminal. In a couple days, the website for an innovative new FDM 3D printer will go live: the BlackBelt, a new...
Impossible Objects Presents Model One 3D Printer, Tells Us Their Composite-Based Additive Manufacturing Will Compete with Injection Molding

Impossible Objects Presents Model One 3D Printer, Tells Us Their Composite-Based Additive Manufacturing Will Compete with Injection Molding

Today at RAPID + TCT, Illinois-based Impossible Objects is introducing the Model One, its new pilot machine and the latest 3D printer claiming to transform manufacturing as we know it — and directly competing with injection molding for scale production. The company has been revving up for some time with an eye toward end-use production […]

Today at RAPID + TCT, Illinois-based Impossible Objects is introducing the Model One, its new pilot machine and the latest 3D printer claiming to transform manufacturing as we know it — and directly competing with injection molding for scale production. The...
Carbon Fiber Strength and Rubberlike Flexibility: Stratasys Introduces Two New 3D Printing Materials

Carbon Fiber Strength and Rubberlike Flexibility: Stratasys Introduces Two New 3D Printing Materials

Stratasys may be one of the oldest, largest, and most-respected manufacturers of 3D printers in the industry, but their materials are a very, very close second to their machines in terms of making them a household name. So when they come out with a new material or two, it’s worth taking a close look. This […]

Stratasys may be one of the oldest, largest, and most-respected manufacturers of 3D printers in the industry, but their materials are a very, very close second to their machines in terms of making them a household name. So when they come out with a new material or...
LLNL Researchers First to 3D Print Aerospace-Grade Carbon Fiber Composites, Using a Modified DIW 3D Printing Process

LLNL Researchers First to 3D Print Aerospace-Grade Carbon Fiber Composites, Using a Modified DIW 3D Printing Process

California-based Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) has a 60-year history of applying technology and science to make the world a safer place, and has a vision to be the premier destination for America’s best engineers and scientists. The researchers at LLNL have worked on all kinds of cutting-edge 3D printing technology, including the development graphene bio-inks, material […]

California-based Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) has a 60-year history of applying technology and science to make the world a safer place, and has a vision to be the premier destination for America’s best engineers and scientists. The researchers...
Ultra-Strong Spider Silk Material Shows Potential for 3D Printing

Ultra-Strong Spider Silk Material Shows Potential for 3D Printing

Whether you’re utilizing 3D printing technology for applications in healthcare, aerospace, or any other industry in between, the need for more advanced and functional materials remains across the board. Though you might think that the world’s strongest materials are developed within the confines of a laboratory, some of the best candidates for materials with high tensile […]

Whether you’re utilizing 3D printing technology for applications in healthcare, aerospace, or any other industry in between, the need for more advanced and functional materials remains across the board. Though you might think that the world’s strongest materials are...
New Commercial Showcases Paralympics Racing Wheelchair Custom-Designed by BMW Using 3D Technology

New Commercial Showcases Paralympics Racing Wheelchair Custom-Designed by BMW Using 3D Technology

In just a few days, the 2016 Summer Olympics will be kicking off in Rio de Janeiro. A few weeks after they’re over, the city will host the 2016 Paralympics, which will be commencing on September 7 and running until September 18. The Paralympics, which include multiple wheelchair-oriented events such as racing, dance, basketball, tennis […]

In just a few days, the 2016 Summer Olympics will be kicking off in Rio de Janeiro. A few weeks after they’re over, the city will host the 2016 Paralympics, which will be commencing on September 7 and running until September 18. The Paralympics, which include...
Impossible Objects Now Offers 3D Printed PEEK Polymer Carbon Fiber Composite Parts

Impossible Objects Now Offers 3D Printed PEEK Polymer Carbon Fiber Composite Parts

This week Illinois-based 3D printing materials sciences company Impossible Objects announced that they have developed a method of using PEEK (polyetheretherketone) with their revolutionary Composite-Based Additive Manufacturing (CBAM) process. For the first time the high-performance thermoplastic PEEK can be 3D printed to make durable, lightweight and geometrically complex carbon fiber composite parts. Because PEEK offers […]

This week Illinois-based 3D printing materials sciences company Impossible Objects announced that they have developed a method of using PEEK (polyetheretherketone) with their revolutionary Composite-Based Additive Manufacturing (CBAM) process. For the first time the...
Innventia Heads up the AMPOFORM Project to Manufacture 3D Printed Prostheses Using Organic Materials

Innventia Heads up the AMPOFORM Project to Manufacture 3D Printed Prostheses Using Organic Materials

The Swedish Ministry of Enterprise and Innovation tasked their innovation agency Vinnova to assemble a group of European companies to develop new, low cost, biodegradable materials for customized prosthetic and assistive devices. Heading up the project will be world-leading research institute Innventia, which uses research, technology and materials based on forest raw materials to develop […]

The Swedish Ministry of Enterprise and Innovation tasked their innovation agency Vinnova to assemble a group of European companies to develop new, low cost, biodegradable materials for customized prosthetic and assistive devices. Heading up the project will be...
Markforged Introduces Onyx, Its Latest Super-Strong 3D Printing Material Made from Nylon and Micro-Carbon

Markforged Introduces Onyx, Its Latest Super-Strong 3D Printing Material Made from Nylon and Micro-Carbon

Personally, I love learning about new 3D printing materials. A new material means the potential to 3D print things that couldn’t be printed before, and Markforged has always come through in the never-before-seen materials department. Their inventory includes several super-strong composites such as Kevlar, fiberglass, and carbon fiber, and they’ve just announced a new material that should open […]

Personally, I love learning about new 3D printing materials. A new material means the potential to 3D print things that couldn’t be printed before, and Markforged has always come through in the never-before-seen materials department. Their inventory includes...
Hexcel Explores 3D Printing Through Strategic Investment in Oxford Performance Materials

Hexcel Explores 3D Printing Through Strategic Investment in Oxford Performance Materials

Oxford Performance Materials, a Connecticut-based additive manufacturing company, has established a strong presence in the biomedical, aerospace, and industrial sectors, and in recent years they’ve made a tremendous impact on spinal surgery with their 3D printed SpineFab implants, as well as their entire OsteoFab system. A leader in materials science and development, OPM has been working with […]

Oxford Performance Materials, a Connecticut-based additive manufacturing company, has established a strong presence in the biomedical, aerospace, and industrial sectors, and in recent years they’ve made a tremendous impact on spinal surgery with their 3D printed...
Fiber-Reinforced Nylon: 3D Hubs Releases Kevlar, Carbon & Fiberglass Materials for Strong Yet Affordable 3D Printing

Fiber-Reinforced Nylon: 3D Hubs Releases Kevlar, Carbon & Fiberglass Materials for Strong Yet Affordable 3D Printing

If you enjoy 3D printing, chances are you’ve also gained quite an appreciation for the science—and wide range of choices—of materials that now accompany this technology. Most likely you began printing with ABS and/or PLA, starting off with an elementary understanding of the materials you could feed into your machine. Then, as curiosity and creativity […]

If you enjoy 3D printing, chances are you’ve also gained quite an appreciation for the science—and wide range of choices—of materials that now accompany this technology. Most likely you began printing with ABS and/or PLA, starting off with an elementary understanding...
Pininfarina and De Rosa Join Forces to Create a 3D Printed Italian Racing Bicycle

Pininfarina and De Rosa Join Forces to Create a 3D Printed Italian Racing Bicycle

At 13 years old just after the war in 1947, Ugo De Rosa was crazy about bicycles. He reveled in reviewing the feats of the great road racers Bartali and Coppi, and once his studies were complete for the day, he headed to Filippo Fasci’s workshop where he dreamed of building himself a bike and […]

At 13 years old just after the war in 1947, Ugo De Rosa was crazy about bicycles. He reveled in reviewing the feats of the great road racers Bartali and Coppi, and once his studies were complete for the day, he headed to Filippo Fasci’s workshop where he dreamed...
ORNL & Clayton Homes are 3D Printing a Home & Car That Share Energy with One Another

ORNL & Clayton Homes are 3D Printing a Home & Car That Share Energy with One Another

After two years of covering news related to the 3D printing industry, it’s very seldom that I get overly excited about a particular story or a project. With that said, after a thirty minute conversation with Roderick Jackson, Head of Building Envelope Systems Research at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), I came away thoroughly excited […]

After two years of covering news related to the 3D printing industry, it’s very seldom that I get overly excited about a particular story or a project. With that said, after a thirty minute conversation with Roderick Jackson, Head of Building Envelope Systems...
Poznań Student Uses 3D Printing to Create a Carbon Fiber Printing Robot

Poznań Student Uses 3D Printing to Create a Carbon Fiber Printing Robot

In the 1960s a material called carbon fiber really began to show its potential in the creation of ultra strong, ultra light parts which were utilized by companies such as Rolls-Royce, Morganite and Coutaulds. Over the years, the technology behind the manufacturing processes of carbon fiber, as well as their potential uses, has increased substantially. […]

In the 1960s a material called carbon fiber really began to show its potential in the creation of ultra strong, ultra light parts which were utilized by companies such as Rolls-Royce, Morganite and Coutaulds. Over the years, the technology behind the manufacturing...

3D Printing & Carbon Fiber Join Forces in Creation of Unique Quadcopter

When quadcopter enthusiast describe their relationship with the little machines, words like ‘addiction’ almost always seem to come to the surface. Combine that with the alluring call of 3D printing’s personalization and customization and you have a perfect storm for obsessive tinkering. Jim Spencer, member of MakerHive, found himself wishing he could move to a […]

When quadcopter enthusiast describe their relationship with the little machines, words like ‘addiction’ almost always seem to come to the surface. Combine that with the alluring call of 3D printing’s personalization and customization and you have a...
MarkForged Releases Benchmark Data for Their Line of Carbon Fiber, Kevlar, Fiberglass, and Nylon Filament Formulations

MarkForged Releases Benchmark Data for Their Line of Carbon Fiber, Kevlar, Fiberglass, and Nylon Filament Formulations

The Mark One 3D printer from MarkForged prints in carbon fiber, Kevlar, fiberglass, and nylon formulations. With a build volume of 320 x 132 x 160 mm, it makes use of one nozzle to print a plastic material as another nozzle prints the fiber material. The finished parts appear similar to traditional FFF printed parts but […]

The Mark One 3D printer from MarkForged prints in carbon fiber, Kevlar, fiberglass, and nylon formulations. With a build volume of 320 x 132 x 160 mm, it makes use of one nozzle to print a plastic material as another nozzle prints the fiber material. The finished...
Perceptron's New ScanR Scanning System Ideal for Capturing Reflective and Carbon Fiber Materials

Perceptron's New ScanR Scanning System Ideal for Capturing Reflective and Carbon Fiber Materials

Perceptron, Inc. has spent the last 20 years pioneering and refining the use of laser scanners for applications on portable, and fixed, coordinate measuring machines. Now with the ScanR, what the company calls the world’s first green CMM laser-line scanner, Perceptron says they’ve built a device that extends the dynamic range for measuring reflective surfaces […]

Perceptron, Inc. has spent the last 20 years pioneering and refining the use of laser scanners for applications on portable, and fixed, coordinate measuring machines. Now with the ScanR, what the company calls the world’s first green CMM laser-line scanner,...
Orbital Composites to Make 3D Printing 100 Times Faster Using Carbon Fiber, Fiber Optics, Injection & More

Orbital Composites to Make 3D Printing 100 Times Faster Using Carbon Fiber, Fiber Optics, Injection & More

Every so often there comes along a startup which somehow remains under the radar for one reason or another. This is especially true within the 3D printing space. Last month we saw a company called Carbon3D gain large-scale international media attention for a 3D printing process they say will be 25-100 times faster than what […]

Every so often there comes along a startup which somehow remains under the radar for one reason or another. This is especially true within the 3D printing space. Last month we saw a company called Carbon3D gain large-scale international media attention for a 3D...
Impossible Objects Receives $2.8m Investment to 3D Print with Kevlar, Fiberglass & Carbon Fiber

Impossible Objects Receives $2.8m Investment to 3D Print with Kevlar, Fiberglass & Carbon Fiber

Impossible Objects is, even for the 3D printing world, apparently doing the impossible. The focus of the company is to create the world’s first composite 3D printed objects, using an impressive variety of materials, to revolutionize the already-revolutionary 3D printing space. Larry Kaplan heads up the Impossible Objects team as the CEO. The former CEO […]

Impossible Objects is, even for the 3D printing world, apparently doing the impossible. The focus of the company is to create the world’s first composite 3D printed objects, using an impressive variety of materials, to revolutionize the already-revolutionary 3D...

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