Posted by 15 Jan 2019

In a paper entitled “Novel PLA-CaCO3 Composites in Additive Manufacturing of Upper Limb Casts and Orthotics—A Feasibility Study,” a group of researchers looks at 3D printing to treat upper limb injuries, which are, they say, “among the most common injuries worldwide.” While bone fractures are traditionally treated with plaster casts, new treatments have been used […]

Read More
Posted by 15 Jan 2019

AM Polymer Research GmbH presents its third series material, a polypropylene powder from the ROLASERIT® family. The developed ROLASERIT® PP01OF1 thus makes this important standard plastic available for laser sintering. The material has very good processing properties. The processing of the material has already been successfully demonstrated without problems on various common laser sintering systems, […]

Read More
Posted by 15 Jan 2019

Sand casting is a technology with a long history, but it’s being reinvented by additive manufacturing. 3D printed sand molds allow for highly geometrically complex castings, and in a paper entitled “Economies of Complexity of 3D Printed Sand Molds for Casting,” a group of researchers outlines the benefits of using additive manufacturing in sand casting: […]

Read More
Posted by 15 Jan 2019

The mission of Dutch 3D printer manufacturer FELIXprinters is to create fit for purpose, upgradeable 3D printers. This summer, the company announced a repositioning to meet the changing needs of its customers, and the industry as a whole, by increasing the focus on its award-winning series of Pro 3D printers, which includes the Pro 2 […]

Read More
Posted by 15 Jan 2019

UK 3D printing curriculum developer and global distributor PrintLab was founded in 2016 with a mission to support the growth of 3D printing in education by building an educational ecosystem of products, packages, and resources meant just for schools. The company has introduced an online guide to help educators get started with the technology, and later came out […]

Read More
Posted by 15 Jan 2019

Ica and Kostika’s new 3D printed shoe collection doesn’t exactly look comfortable. Gorgeous, yes, and unique, but the word wearable doesn’t exactly spring to mind. The shoes’ appearance may be deceptive, however, because like many other, simpler 3D printed shoes, they’re designed to perfectly conform to the shape of each individual wearer’s foot. The design […]

Read More
Posted by 14 Jan 2019

University of Michigan researchers have developed a new vat polymerization 3D printing technique that produces objects at up to 100 times faster than current 3D printing techniques, as detailed in a paper entitled “Rapid, continuous additive manufacturing by volumetric polymerization inhibition patterning.” 3D printing has not yet fully lived up to its potential as a […]

Read More
Posted by 14 Jan 2019

Dynamism has been a retailer of 3D printing technology for over two decades, and the company always does well at keeping up with the latest, most talked-about 3D printers. Currently, one of its featured products is the Ultimaker S5, which was released last year and designed for industrial 3D printing. Another is the Desktop Metal Studio System, […]

Read More
Posted by 14 Jan 2019

A group of student researchers from the Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) in Massachusetts wrote a paper, titled “Design of a Buoyancy Compensation Device and Prosthetic Flipper for a Green Sea Turtle,” about their work using 3D printing and molding to help a green sea turtle named Rocky who was having a hard time swimming after a […]

Read More
Posted by 14 Jan 2019

Phil Schultz is the Executive Vice President, Operations, 3D Systems. Phil spent 25 years at HP rising to become GM and VP of their Imaging & Printing group. Then he initiated and created Foxconn’s printing business from the ground up turning it into a $2 billion revenue unit for the company. Now he’s heading up […]

Read More
0