University of Sheffield researchers trial efficient diode lasers for high speed 3D printing

The way many sectors are 3D printing can be better thanks to a new additive manufacturing process that uses energy-efficient diode lasers. University of Sheffield researchers in the UK are working on a new 3D printing technique. Known as Diode Area Melting (DAM), this process is described as a “faster and more energy-efficient alternative to […]

UK Cancer survivor gets a new Jaw by using 3D printing techniques

UK cancer survivor patient gets his jaw reconstructed thanks to 3D printing Stephen Waterhouse is a 53-year-old HGV driver and father who lives in the UK. He was diagnosed with throat cancer in his right tonsil almost ten years ago. Although Chemotherapy and radiotherapy treatments did work successfully, and Stephen’s  cancer went away three years […]

UK startup Fishy Filaments turns fishing nets waste into 3D printer filament

UK startup Fishy Filaments recycles fishing nets and turns them into filament for 3D printing The increase in plastic wastes found in the sea is a global phenomenon that manifests itself on a local scale. Whether they are Microplastic pollution, discarded, lost, or abandoned; fishing gear on the sea, or even the increasingly amount of […]

Dad uses Bionic 3D Printing to Create Revolutionary Prosthetic Arm for Baby Son

Bionic 3D printing has been witnessing innovative leaps for some time now. Inspired from nature, bionics has some special characteristics not always realisable by straight forward engineering calculations. From vision-less microorganisms deep inside Mariana Trench to high-altitude fir trees on top of Himalayas, every creature has something to tell us about its design speciality. Here […]

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Formlabs Releases New Dental 3D Printing Materials and Partnership with 3Shape

Formlabs, a 3D printing company that helps Dentist all around the world Founded in September 2011, Formlabs is a Somerville, Massachusetts-based company. It is better known for raising nearly $3 million during a Kickstarter campaign and creating the Form 1 and Form 2 3D printers. Most noteworthy, Formlabs has released qualified and ‘accessible’ 3D printing […]

Caterpillar Inc. and FIT AG announce 3-year partnership to design and 3D print aluminium and titanium parts

Caterpillar Inc. and FIT AG just announced their 3-year partnership to design and 3D print aluminum and titanium parts. Heavy manufacturing sector will receive a boost from 3D printing over the next 3 years, thanks to a partnership between Construction equipment maker company Caterpillar and AM solutions provider FIT AG. Both companies will work together in order […]

Lloyd’s Register and TWI Update Global Additive Manufacturing Certification Framework

The framework update aims to support industrial “safe adoption” of metal 3D Printing by promoting certification of parts. 2017 additive manufacturing certification framework was titled “Guidance Notes for the Certification of Metallic Parts made by Additive Manufacturing” and has been updated to include the experience from previous joint industry projects of Lloyd’s Register together with […]

3D Printed Grenade Launcher

The US Army Armament Research, Development and Engineering Center recently announce the production of an all metal 3D printed grenade launcher and ammo. Meanwhile in congress, Senator Bill Nelson announced that he has filed legislation with Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer for a new law aimed to tighten current restrictions on 3D printed guns. 3D Printed Grenade […]

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A New Era in Desktop 3D Printing

I’m fairly selective about writing for a new publication. Sure, I like the exposure, but I have a certain style and sometimes it’s just not a fit. When the folks at 3DPrinterChat.Com contacted me and asked me to submit an article I had some reservations. Product reviews generally aren’t my bag. I’m more focused on […]

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3D Printed Home a Day V.2: From Levittown to 3D Printed Homes

3D printed a home a day are not a new idea, but 3D printed home a day are now commercially possible. In the 1950’s post WWII economic boom, affordable housing was in high demand. The Levitt Brothers responded by developing methods to construct homes in a day. These homes formed the birth of cookie cutter […]

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Top 7 people in 3D Printing Industry – Part I

Before start editing this article, I decided to go for community’s suggestions making some group polls on Facebook. The thing I found was a) Some people got my question wrong, relating it to a gender power struggle matter instead what it really is: a question with informative purposes. And b) there is definitely gonna be […]

3D-Printing Communities on Google+

Biggest 3D-Printing Communities on Google+ Heres a list of 3D Printing Communities on Google+ and the amount of users each one has. If we missed a group or need to add one please comment below. Also we added the most seen Admin/Mod in each Group. As time goes we will make a new list every quarter so you […]

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