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 […]

3D Systems releases new full color 3D printer, materials and software updates

A range of new 3D Printing Products and software updates from 3D Systems is now available 3D printing is part of  an innovative world. We all want to improve our designs and 3D print them in less time. Therefore this constantly releasing of new materials is necessary, and today is not the exception. 3D Systems, one […]

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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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 […]

Snapmaker: The All-Metal 3D Printer

The Snapmaker all metal 3D printer has just gone live on Kickstarter starting at just $199 but what exactly is Snapmaker you ask? Snapmaker is a tech startup team of passionate engineers and designers with working experience in the fields of aviation, robotics, and 3D printers. Snapmaker creates products designed to bring innovative technology into […]

DIY 3D Printer from scratch – Boards and LCDs

Welcome to 3DPrinterChat.com, this article is part of the DIY 3D Printer from scratch, and we will cover the most used 3D Printer Boards and LCDs, this guide is intended to show what are the best options available on the market.     What is the Controller board? and how it is useful? The controller […]

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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 […]

PLA Filament Moisture Study: Effect of Moisture on 3D Printer Filament Properties

Moisture influences printability of 3D printing filaments. This PLA filament moisture study shows that even different filament colours influence the printing properties. PLA (polylactic acid) is a biodegradable 3D printing filament material made usually of starch, potato or sugarcane. It decomposes in a span of several months to few years. Petroleum-based plastics are non-degradable and […]

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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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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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3D Printed Guns as Illegal 3D File?

3D printing is seeing the sun set on the Wild West phase of technical freedom with the recent arrest of Sicen Sun, an Australian who was arrested for 3D printed guns . Sicen Sun was arrested after he tried to sell a 3D printed prop gun for $1 million AUS through a Facebook post. He […]

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Top 10 3D Printer Upgrades

3D printers present an engrossing hobby that can be quite addictive. Like all hobbies / obsessions, 3D printing is full of various types of upgrades and mods that you can buy for your 3D printer. Hardened Nozzles Printing in PLA is fairly gentle on the soft brass nozzles of all 3D printers. While it is […]

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