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How to Start a Medical 3D Printing Lab

How to Start a Medical 3D Printing Lab

MUN MED 3D is a 3D printing biomedical laboratory housed at the Health Science Center at Memorial University. Founded by Michael Bartellas and Stephen Ryan, the organization has done some great work, including 3D printing several hands for children in Zimbabwe. The lab is dedicated to the use of 3D printing in medicine, and in addition […]

MUN MED 3D is a 3D printing biomedical laboratory housed at the Health Science Center at Memorial University. Founded by Michael Bartellas and Stephen Ryan, the organization has done some great work, including 3D printing several hands for children in Zimbabwe. The...
3D Printing News Briefs: February 9, 2018

3D Printing News Briefs: February 9, 2018

We’re starting off your Friday edition of 3D Printing News Briefs with some 3D printing business news, then moving on to some pretty cool 3D printed projects to get you to the weekend. Ultimaker has joined the GE Additive Education program, and 3YOURMIND opened an office in France. Stratasys is forming an additive manufacturing joint […]

We’re starting off your Friday edition of 3D Printing News Briefs with some 3D printing business news, then moving on to some pretty cool 3D printed projects to get you to the weekend. Ultimaker has joined the GE Additive Education program, and 3YOURMIND opened...
3D Printing News Briefs: January 16, 2018

3D Printing News Briefs: January 16, 2018

We’ve got some business news to start off today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, followed by a new material, a new 3D printing method, the successful test of a 3D printed object, and an update on a book about a bald eagle with a 3D printed prosthetic beak. Structur3D Printing has announced a worldwide distribution and […]

We’ve got some business news to start off today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, followed by a new material, a new 3D printing method, the successful test of a 3D printed object, and an update on a book about a bald eagle with a 3D printed prosthetic beak....
Additive Manufacturing Symposium to Highlight SOLIDWORKS World 2018

Additive Manufacturing Symposium to Highlight SOLIDWORKS World 2018

In less than a month, people from all over the world of 3D design will be gathering for SOLIDWORKS World 2018, one of the biggest events in 3D software. There was a lot of 3D printing excitement happening at last year’s conference, and this year’s looks to be no different – if anything, there will […]

In less than a month, people from all over the world of 3D design will be gathering for SOLIDWORKS World 2018, one of the biggest events in 3D software. There was a lot of 3D printing excitement happening at last year’s conference, and this year’s looks to...
2017: A Busy Year for 3D Software

2017: A Busy Year for 3D Software

A lot can happen in one year, and as we look back at 2017, it’s remarkable to note just how much happened in the 3D printing world. The large number of 3D printer releases demonstrates how quickly the 3D printing world is expanding, but we wouldn’t have much luck with 3D printers without 3D software, and […]

A lot can happen in one year, and as we look back at 2017, it’s remarkable to note just how much happened in the 3D printing world. The large number of 3D printer releases demonstrates how quickly the 3D printing world is expanding, but we wouldn’t have...
3D Printing Saves Time and Money in Urban Farming Product Design and Prototyping

3D Printing Saves Time and Money in Urban Farming Product Design and Prototyping

3D printing technology has been used in the agriculture industry in various applications, to help create small-scale organic farms in developing countries, make cost-effective tools and plant crops, and set up urban gardens. Brooklyn-based Farmshelf wants to make it easy for anyone to grow their own food, and has developed an autonomous system, complete with custom […]

3D printing technology has been used in the agriculture industry in various applications, to help create small-scale organic farms in developing countries, make cost-effective tools and plant crops, and set up urban gardens. Brooklyn-based Farmshelf wants to make it...
Dutch Physician Driving to Sierra Leone to Deliver 3D Printed Children's Prosthetics and Ultimaker 3D Printer

Dutch Physician Driving to Sierra Leone to Deliver 3D Printed Children's Prosthetics and Ultimaker 3D Printer

You’d be hard-pressed to find a story about 3D printed children’s prosthetics that isn’t at least a little heartwarming, and today’s latest is no exception. 29-year-old Dr. Lars Brouwers, a physician who hails from Tilburg, the sixth largest city in the Netherlands, is on a mission to provide 3D printed prosthetic hands to children in Sierra […]

You’d be hard-pressed to find a story about 3D printed children’s prosthetics that isn’t at least a little heartwarming, and today’s latest is no exception. 29-year-old Dr. Lars Brouwers, a physician who hails from Tilburg, the sixth largest...
Winners of Create to Educate Contest Teach Important Lessons Through 3D Printing

Winners of Create to Educate Contest Teach Important Lessons Through 3D Printing

There’s nothing like a good 3D printing competition to really bring out the creativity that exists in such abundance in this field. There are plenty of 3D printing competitions going on at any moment, but our favorites are those that are put on for a greater purpose, such as creating curricula for use in the […]

There’s nothing like a good 3D printing competition to really bring out the creativity that exists in such abundance in this field. There are plenty of 3D printing competitions going on at any moment, but our favorites are those that are put on for a greater...
Redstack Intern Solves Office Coffee Problem with Clever 3D Printing

Redstack Intern Solves Office Coffee Problem with Clever 3D Printing

Most inventions start out as problems to solve, and 3D printed inventions are no exception. Harrison Gloyne, an intern at technology and services provider Redstack, noticed a problem in the office. Like most offices, there was a great deal of coffee being consumed, in the form of Nespresso pods. There was no organizational system, however, […]

Most inventions start out as problems to solve, and 3D printed inventions are no exception. Harrison Gloyne, an intern at technology and services provider Redstack, noticed a problem in the office. Like most offices, there was a great deal of coffee being consumed, in...
3D Printed Prosthetics Help Patients Heal in MSF Amman Reconstructive Surgery Hospital

3D Printed Prosthetics Help Patients Heal in MSF Amman Reconstructive Surgery Hospital

Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), also known in English as Doctors Without Borders, does some of the most important work to help suffering people around the world. MSF has turned to 3D printing and related technologies in its work in constructing hospitals, as well as in more patient-centric applications. For more than a decade, the organization […]

Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), also known in English as Doctors Without Borders, does some of the most important work to help suffering people around the world. MSF has turned to 3D printing and related technologies in its work in constructing hospitals, as well as...
Bringing Hidden Caves to the Surface Through 3D Scanning and 3D Printing

Bringing Hidden Caves to the Surface Through 3D Scanning and 3D Printing

Beneath the streets of Auckland, New Zealand are several geological wonders. The area is full of volcanoes, and under the ground are multiple lava caves, which are caverns that form when molten lava flow drains out from beneath a rapidly cooling surface. Some are open to visitors and explorers, while others are off-limits – but […]

Beneath the streets of Auckland, New Zealand are several geological wonders. The area is full of volcanoes, and under the ground are multiple lava caves, which are caverns that form when molten lava flow drains out from beneath a rapidly cooling surface. Some are open...
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...
Ultimaker Releases Cura Connect for Easy Control of Multiple 3D Printers

Ultimaker Releases Cura Connect for Easy Control of Multiple 3D Printers

A couple of months ago, Ultimaker announced a new area of focus. The company isn’t turning away from developing and manufacturing 3D printers, but it is now giving an increased amount of attention to the software side of things. Ultimaker’s new software strategy includes regular updates, with two major ones announced for this fall. The […]

A couple of months ago, Ultimaker announced a new area of focus. The company isn’t turning away from developing and manufacturing 3D printers, but it is now giving an increased amount of attention to the software side of things. Ultimaker’s new software...
TU Delft Researchers 3D Print “Some of the Most Complex Shape-Shifting Ever Reported” with Ultimaker 3D Printer and PLA

TU Delft Researchers 3D Print “Some of the Most Complex Shape-Shifting Ever Reported” with Ultimaker 3D Printer and PLA

IKEA furniture is, for the most part, pretty easy to assemble. But it could be easier – imagine ordering flat-packed furniture from a place like IKEA, opening it, and watching it assemble itself right in front of you. That’s the vision of Dr. Amir Zadpoor, a researcher at Delft University of Technology (TU Delft). But […]

IKEA furniture is, for the most part, pretty easy to assemble. But it could be easier – imagine ordering flat-packed furniture from a place like IKEA, opening it, and watching it assemble itself right in front of you. That’s the vision of Dr. Amir Zadpoor,...
3D Printing Business News: Ultimaker, BeAM, Sharebot Raising Capital and Seeing Growth in Operations

3D Printing Business News: Ultimaker, BeAM, Sharebot Raising Capital and Seeing Growth in Operations

With so much growth across business ventures every day, we do our best to keep you apprised of all the latest business news in the 3D printing industry. For today’s latest round of 3D printing business announcements, we’ll start with some news from desktop 3D printing leader Ultimaker, which is continuing its global expansion thanks […]

With so much growth across business ventures every day, we do our best to keep you apprised of all the latest business news in the 3D printing industry. For today’s latest round of 3D printing business announcements, we’ll start with some news from desktop...
Mixed Dimensions Offers New Plugins for Cura and Daz 3D for More Accessibility in 3D Printing

Mixed Dimensions Offers New Plugins for Cura and Daz 3D for More Accessibility in 3D Printing

Last week, Ultimaker released Ultimaker Cura 3.0, the latest version of the company’s popular open source software. The newest iteration of the software came with several new features, including an option for users to create their own plugins. Several software manufacturers have already created plugins for the new Cura, one of them being Mixed Dimensions, […]

Last week, Ultimaker released Ultimaker Cura 3.0, the latest version of the company’s popular open source software. The newest iteration of the software came with several new features, including an option for users to create their own plugins. Several software...
3D Printing News Briefs: October 20, 2017

3D Printing News Briefs: October 20, 2017

We have a lot of news to share with you in this week’s second edition of 3D Printing News Briefs, ranging from 3D printers and spinal implants to new filaments and facilities. Ultimaker is sharing the files for its most recent 3D printers, while NuVasive launches its 3D printed titanium spinal implants. LPW will be […]

We have a lot of news to share with you in this week’s second edition of 3D Printing News Briefs, ranging from 3D printers and spinal implants to new filaments and facilities. Ultimaker is sharing the files for its most recent 3D printers, while NuVasive...
Ultimaker Introduces Ultimaker Cura 3.0, with Plenty of New Features for Better 3D Printing

Ultimaker Introduces Ultimaker Cura 3.0, with Plenty of New Features for Better 3D Printing

Ultimaker is a popular company with a lot to offer, and its appeal goes far beyond just its 3D printers. Its open source Cura software is loved by many, and has been adapted by numerous 3D printer manufacturers to better work with their printers. Ultimaker itself, while championing those companies that make Cura their own, […]

Ultimaker is a popular company with a lot to offer, and its appeal goes far beyond just its 3D printers. Its open source Cura software is loved by many, and has been adapted by numerous 3D printer manufacturers to better work with their printers. Ultimaker itself,...
Ultimaker Execs Dive Into New 3D Printing Software Strategy: "Workflow Should Be Simpler"

Ultimaker Execs Dive Into New 3D Printing Software Strategy: "Workflow Should Be Simpler"

During the recent TCT Show, Ultimaker announced the latest updates to its software strategy as it refocuses attention on user experience for the widely-used open source Cura platform — so widely used, in fact, that during the show in Birmingham, UK, the Dutch company held a ceremonial cake-cutting to celebrate one million unique Cura users. […]

During the recent TCT Show, Ultimaker announced the latest updates to its software strategy as it refocuses attention on user experience for the widely-used open source Cura platform — so widely used, in fact, that during the show in Birmingham, UK, the Dutch...
3D Printing News Briefs: October 6, 2017

3D Printing News Briefs: October 6, 2017

Happy Friday! In today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, we’ll start off with a little business news, and then move on to filaments and 3D printers. Precision ADM has received an important ISO certification, and German RepRap is now selling DuPont filaments. Cimquest will now be offering HP’s Multi Jet Fusion 3D printers, while SLM Solutions […]

Happy Friday! In today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, we’ll start off with a little business news, and then move on to filaments and 3D printers. Precision ADM has received an important ISO certification, and German RepRap is now selling DuPont filaments....
DK and MatterHackers Host Sweepstakes to Promote 3D Printing Projects Book

DK and MatterHackers Host Sweepstakes to Promote 3D Printing Projects Book

3D printing is a growing field and it’s growing faster than most people imagine. According to a 2015 study by Wohlers Report, the 3D printing industry is expected to generate over $21 billion in worldwide revenue between 2014 and 2020. Educating the next generation to harness the power of this empowering technology is a huge undertaking. […]

3D printing is a growing field and it’s growing faster than most people imagine. According to a 2015 study by Wohlers Report, the 3D printing industry is expected to generate over $21 billion in worldwide revenue between 2014 and 2020. Educating the next...
Pinshape and Partners Invite Educators to Create 3D Printing Lesson Plans for a Chance to Win an Ultimaker 3

Pinshape and Partners Invite Educators to Create 3D Printing Lesson Plans for a Chance to Win an Ultimaker 3

As the school year gets underway once again, many 3D printing companies are sharpening their focus on education – and are launching contests focused on education, as well. Many 3D printing contests, especially those centered on education, serve a larger purpose than just finding a winner. Of course everyone enters a contest hoping to win, […]

As the school year gets underway once again, many 3D printing companies are sharpening their focus on education – and are launching contests focused on education, as well. Many 3D printing contests, especially those centered on education, serve a larger purpose...
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...
Ultimaker Unveils New Software Strategy to Enhance 3D Printing Experience

Ultimaker Unveils New Software Strategy to Enhance 3D Printing Experience

One of the most consistently popular 3D printer manufacturers has been Ultimaker, and it’s not hard to understand why – the Dutch company produces truly high quality 3D printers and has built up a supportive, helpful community around its open source products. It’s not just the printers themselves that make Ultimaker well-loved, though – the […]

One of the most consistently popular 3D printer manufacturers has been Ultimaker, and it’s not hard to understand why – the Dutch company produces truly high quality 3D printers and has built up a supportive, helpful community around its open source...
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,...
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