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3D Printing News Briefs: November 7, 2017

3D Printing News Briefs: November 7, 2017

We’ve got a lot of 3D printing business news heading your way in today’s edition of 3D Printing News Briefs, followed by a 3D printing event, a 3D printed work of art, and some 3D printed products for your feet and teeth. DSM and Toyota have signed a technology partnership agreement, while Authentise partners with […]

We’ve got a lot of 3D printing business news heading your way in today’s edition of 3D Printing News Briefs, followed by a 3D printing event, a 3D printed work of art, and some 3D printed products for your feet and teeth. DSM and Toyota have signed a...
3D Printing Among Practical Effects Used to Help Stranger Things' Monstrous Demogorgon Take Shape

3D Printing Among Practical Effects Used to Help Stranger Things' Monstrous Demogorgon Take Shape

From 3D printed props and stop motion puppets to using 3D models for designing superhero looks and 3D scanners to create digital stunt doubles, 3D printing technology has definitely found a home in Hollywood when it comes to creating amazing visual effects (VFX). Binge-worthy Netflix original series Stranger Things, which celebrates all things spooky and nostalgic, has also made […]

From 3D printed props and stop motion puppets to using 3D models for designing superhero looks and 3D scanners to create digital stunt doubles, 3D printing technology has definitely found a home in Hollywood when it comes to creating amazing visual effects (VFX)....
3D Printing News Briefs: October 17, 2017

3D Printing News Briefs: October 17, 2017

We’re covering 3D printing files, 3D printers, business, projects, and programs today in 3D Printing News Briefs. MyMiniFactory now supports the 3MF file format, and an interior design company created a 3D printer animagraph to explain how 3D printers work. A university in Australia has purchased the DragonFly 2020 Pro, and EnvisionTEC announced a new […]

We’re covering 3D printing files, 3D printers, business, projects, and programs today in 3D Printing News Briefs. MyMiniFactory now supports the 3MF file format, and an interior design company created a 3D printer animagraph to explain how 3D printers work. A...
Free Formlabs White Paper Discusses Benefits and Common Issues in 3D Printing and Injection Molding

Free Formlabs White Paper Discusses Benefits and Common Issues in 3D Printing and Injection Molding

While 3D printing is definitely shaking up the way many products are manufactured, it will likely never be a permanent replacement for other technologies like injection molding, which is most often used in large volume plastic manufacturing. However, 3D printing can be combined with injection molding to save on both cost and time – this is […]

While 3D printing is definitely shaking up the way many products are manufactured, it will likely never be a permanent replacement for other technologies like injection molding, which is most often used in large volume plastic manufacturing. However, 3D printing can...
Formlabs Introduces New Biocompatible 3D Printing Resin for Long-Term Dental Use

Formlabs Introduces New Biocompatible 3D Printing Resin for Long-Term Dental Use

When it comes to 3D printing for dental applications, SLA 3D printing is the way to go. The technology has the necessary precision and surface finish for dental tools and implements, and companies that specialize in SLA technology have been putting forth efforts to create new advancements in dental 3D printing. Over the past year […]

When it comes to 3D printing for dental applications, SLA 3D printing is the way to go. The technology has the necessary precision and surface finish for dental tools and implements, and companies that specialize in SLA technology have been putting forth efforts to...
Formlabs Presents Free White Paper on 3D Printing and Injection Molding

Formlabs Presents Free White Paper on 3D Printing and Injection Molding

3D printing is a wonderful technology by itself, but it also enhances other manufacturing technologies when combined with them. There have been many cases in which 3D printing and investment casting were used together, and 3D printing and CNC machining are often both required to create a single part – hence the growing number of […]

3D printing is a wonderful technology by itself, but it also enhances other manufacturing technologies when combined with them. There have been many cases in which 3D printing and investment casting were used together, and 3D printing and CNC machining are often both...
ApplyLabWork Shares Details About its Successful Low-Cost 3D Printing Resins

ApplyLabWork Shares Details About its Successful Low-Cost 3D Printing Resins

It’s not easy to start a company, and to survive as a startup you need to be able to offer something that people want. ApplyLabWork definitely hit upon something that people want: quality 3D printing resins that are more affordable than most of the leading brands on the market. The California-based company offers resin materials […]

It’s not easy to start a company, and to survive as a startup you need to be able to offer something that people want. ApplyLabWork definitely hit upon something that people want: quality 3D printing resins that are more affordable than most of the leading...
Incoming: A Third Wave of 3D Printing Companies

Incoming: A Third Wave of 3D Printing Companies

The first wave of desktop 3D printing startups were bootstrapped companies that started with kits. MakerBot and Ultimaker are examples of these companies that were pioneers in the desktop 3D printing market. Relying heavily on their communities for ideas, feedback and product development, they took simple kits and made them more sophisticated. They moved to […]

The first wave of desktop 3D printing startups were bootstrapped companies that started with kits. MakerBot and Ultimaker are examples of these companies that were pioneers in the desktop 3D printing market. Relying heavily on their communities for ideas, feedback and...
Low Cost Selective Laser Sintering: The Innovator's Dilemma in Powder?

Low Cost Selective Laser Sintering: The Innovator's Dilemma in Powder?

Selective Laser Sintering is also called powder bed fusion and SLS. The SLS process sees a bed of polymer powder selectively sintered by a laser. A new layer is applied and this is then also hardened with unsintered powder acting as a support. Dominated by EOS Gmbh, SLS is probably the most high volume, high […]

Selective Laser Sintering is also called powder bed fusion and SLS. The SLS process sees a bed of polymer powder selectively sintered by a laser. A new layer is applied and this is then also hardened with unsintered powder acting as a support. Dominated by EOS Gmbh,...
Pinshape Announces Winners of Latest 3D Design Contest - Design Your Future Avatar

Pinshape Announces Winners of Latest 3D Design Contest - Design Your Future Avatar

In July, 3D printing community and marketplace Pinshape partnered with Mold3D Academy for a contest centered around virtual sculpting. In the Design Your Future Avatar Contest, sponsored by Formlabs, Oculus, ZBrush, and 3D Artist Magazine, contestants were tasked with designing an original avatar character that represented their spirit and personality, whether the avatar resembled them personally, or […]

In July, 3D printing community and marketplace Pinshape partnered with Mold3D Academy for a contest centered around virtual sculpting. In the Design Your Future Avatar Contest, sponsored by Formlabs, Oculus, ZBrush, and 3D Artist Magazine, contestants were tasked...
Tyr3D: 3D Printing Replacement Car Parts in the Backside of Ireland

Tyr3D: 3D Printing Replacement Car Parts in the Backside of Ireland

When I first came upon the Tyr3D website it was not very confidence inspiring. And I was not exactly a fan of Tyr3D logo either. Yet, I had been assured that they were at the forefront of 3D printing spare car parts. Where everywhere else people just talked about 3D printing replacement car parts, Tyr3D […]

When I first came upon the Tyr3D website it was not very confidence inspiring. And I was not exactly a fan of Tyr3D logo either. Yet, I had been assured that they were at the forefront of 3D printing spare car parts. Where everywhere else people just talked about 3D...
3D Printing News Briefs: September 8, 2017

3D Printing News Briefs: September 8, 2017

In today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, we’re talking about some exciting new centers opening up that specialize in 3D printing technology, an additive manufacturing course and a little medical news, and some interesting 3D printed objects. Thales is creating an industrial center in Morocco that specializes in metal 3D printing, while Z3DFAB opens a Digital […]

In today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, we’re talking about some exciting new centers opening up that specialize in 3D printing technology, an additive manufacturing course and a little medical news, and some interesting 3D printed objects. Thales is creating...
3D Printing Business: Inside Formlabs

3D Printing Business: Inside Formlabs

Formlabs, well known for being the first company to introduce affordable desktop SLA 3D printing, has been working toward a sea change in additive manufacturing with a strong focus on the user experience and true democratization. The company was founded in 2011 and a year later introduced the Form 1 3D printer, which was followed […]

Formlabs, well known for being the first company to introduce affordable desktop SLA 3D printing, has been working toward a sea change in additive manufacturing with a strong focus on the user experience and true democratization. The company was founded in 2011 and a...
Formlabs Explains How to Use 3D Printed Pewter Casting Molds to Make Full Metal Miniatures

Formlabs Explains How to Use 3D Printed Pewter Casting Molds to Make Full Metal Miniatures

Let’s say you have a cool digital sculpture that you’d like to print into a figurine…no problem, that’s not difficult. But here’s where it can get tricky – what if you’re looking for a material with a little more pizzazz than plastic? Formlabs has published a tutorial on how to make full metal miniatures using […]

Let’s say you have a cool digital sculpture that you’d like to print into a figurine…no problem, that’s not difficult. But here’s where it can get tricky – what if you’re looking for a material with a little more pizzazz than...
High Quality SLA Resins That Won't Break Your Bank

High Quality SLA Resins That Won't Break Your Bank

3D printing, as a whole, is becoming more affordable. Several low-cost 3D printer options are now on the market, and even many high-end 3D printers have become relatively less expensive, allowing more people to have access to the technology than ever before. 3D printing is still an investment, however, because of the ongoing cost of […]

3D printing, as a whole, is becoming more affordable. Several low-cost 3D printer options are now on the market, and even many high-end 3D printers have become relatively less expensive, allowing more people to have access to the technology than ever before. 3D...
3D Printing News Briefs: August 18, 2017

3D Printing News Briefs: August 18, 2017

For this week’s second edition of 3D Printing News Briefs, we’re covering what the technology is capable of in terms of education and business, innovative new products, and weaponry. Added Scientific has introduced 3D printing training sessions, Formlabs announced its new Education Grant, and LPW teamed up with the Royal Academy of Engineering to establish […]

For this week’s second edition of 3D Printing News Briefs, we’re covering what the technology is capable of in terms of education and business, innovative new products, and weaponry. Added Scientific has introduced 3D printing training sessions, Formlabs...
Formlabs Welcomes Jon Bruner as Director of New Digital Factory Platform

Formlabs Welcomes Jon Bruner as Director of New Digital Factory Platform

Big news came from Formlabs a couple of months ago, when the company announced that it would be releasing its first SLS 3D printer, the Fuse 1, along with an automated production system called Form Cell. The announcements were made at a one-day conference called the Digital Factory, an event that was held at MIT […]

Big news came from Formlabs a couple of months ago, when the company announced that it would be releasing its first SLS 3D printer, the Fuse 1, along with an automated production system called Form Cell. The announcements were made at a one-day conference called the...
Love Your Formlabs 3D Printer? 3D Print Your Own "BabyForm2" Model

Love Your Formlabs 3D Printer? 3D Print Your Own "BabyForm2" Model

A 3D printer that is capable of printing itself including its external layer and internal components is not a new concept. The RepRap project has grown from its 2005 roots as a movement to create affordable 3D printers capable of 3D printing 3D printers to a large community of engineers and developers and as of […]

A 3D printer that is capable of printing itself including its external layer and internal components is not a new concept. The RepRap project has grown from its 2005 roots as a movement to create affordable 3D printers capable of 3D printing 3D printers to a large...
First Time 3D Printing User Creates Highly Detailed Models of SpaceX Rockets with Form 2 3D Printer

First Time 3D Printing User Creates Highly Detailed Models of SpaceX Rockets with Form 2 3D Printer

These days, it seems like nearly every part and component found on a rocket bound for space is 3D printed, from the thrust chamber assembly of an engine and rocket engine injectors to rocket fuel and thrusters. One of the most talked-about space technology companies these days is SpaceX, and though it is a major proponent for […]

These days, it seems like nearly every part and component found on a rocket bound for space is 3D printed, from the thrust chamber assembly of an engine and rocket engine injectors to rocket fuel and thrusters. One of the most talked-about space technology companies...
Pinshape Partners with Mold3D Academy, Turns to Virtual Sculpting for Avatar 3D Design Contest

Pinshape Partners with Mold3D Academy, Turns to Virtual Sculpting for Avatar 3D Design Contest

It’s high time for another unique 3D design contest from 3D printing community and marketplace Pinshape, which has just announced the winners in its Mechanical Design Challenge. This time around, Pinshape has partnered up with Mold3D Academy, which offers 3D printing and modeling classes, for a design challenge that’s inspired by virtual sculpting. The Design […]

It’s high time for another unique 3D design contest from 3D printing community and marketplace Pinshape, which has just announced the winners in its Mechanical Design Challenge. This time around, Pinshape has partnered up with Mold3D Academy, which offers 3D...
3D Print Abrasive Materials More Quickly: 3DVerkstan Releases New Sizes and Geometries for Olsson Ruby Nozzle

3D Print Abrasive Materials More Quickly: 3DVerkstan Releases New Sizes and Geometries for Olsson Ruby Nozzle

Back in December, 3DVerkstan, a distributor of leading 3D printer brands like Ultimaker and Formlabs in the Baltic and Nordic regions, released its unique Olsson Ruby ruby-tipped nozzle and, according to the company, the response to the nozzle has been tremendous. The nozzle allows 3D printing with abrasive materials, and 3DVerkstan has sold several thousand of […]

Back in December, 3DVerkstan, a distributor of leading 3D printer brands like Ultimaker and Formlabs in the Baltic and Nordic regions, released its unique Olsson Ruby ruby-tipped nozzle and, according to the company, the response to the nozzle has been tremendous. The...
Hauke Scheer's New 3D Printed Action Figure Can Move Better Than Many Humans

Hauke Scheer's New 3D Printed Action Figure Can Move Better Than Many Humans

3D printed figurines are fun to make and to have around, but for the most part, they don’t do much – they just kind of stand or sit there stiffly. Unless, of course, they’re made by Hauke Scheer, a designer whose work we have admired in the past. Scheer creates incredible articulated action figures that […]

3D printed figurines are fun to make and to have around, but for the most part, they don’t do much – they just kind of stand or sit there stiffly. Unless, of course, they’re made by Hauke Scheer, a designer whose work we have admired in the past....
3D Printer Buying Guide 2017

3D Printer Buying Guide 2017

There are a lot of 3D printers available nowadays. Which one do you buy? It really depends a lot on who you are and what you wish to use it for. Generally the more you pay for a 3D printer the more capable it becomes and the more reliable it is. There are quite a […]

There are a lot of 3D printers available nowadays. Which one do you buy? It really depends a lot on who you are and what you wish to use it for. Generally the more you pay for a 3D printer the more capable it becomes and the more reliable it is. There are quite a few...
3D Printing the 1952 Porsche 356 Engine

3D Printing the 1952 Porsche 356 Engine

The Porsche is an automobile that most of us only dream of, attention riveted when that rare sports car passes us on the road or highway, always managing to fascinate—no matter the year or the condition. Giuseppe Guerini is one of the lucky few, however, who made his dream came true—and as of today, he […]

The Porsche is an automobile that most of us only dream of, attention riveted when that rare sports car passes us on the road or highway, always managing to fascinate—no matter the year or the condition. Giuseppe Guerini is one of the lucky few, however, who made his...