Who has never dreamed of having a life-size 3D printed Jabba the Hut in their living room? When affordable 3D printers became a reality, they made it possible for these highly personalized “dreams” to come true.  In what is certainly an effective promotional campaign, the YouTube channel Mighty Jabba’s Collection created a life-size replica of the.....

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Airbus Helicopters has officially launched the production of latch shafts for the doors of A350 passenger aircraft using 3D manufacturing. The printed components are cheaper to produce and weigh less than their counterparts made using traditional means, thereby helping Airbus to offer ever more economical and environmentally friendly aircraft. Airbus Helicopters in Donauwörth is manufacturing.....

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Since as early as 2014, Dutch designer Lilian van Daal has sought to combine digital manufacturing practices, such as 3D printing, with bioinspired design to create stunningly complex and original pieces of furniture and art. The Arnhem-based designer recently presented her latest project: a 3D printed chair called Radiolaria #1, which showcases the amazing potential.....

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Recent conversations with key executives within HP Inc.’s 3D printing business have provided a close look at the company’s operations and planned-for disruption of the massive global manufacturing industry. In part one, a discussion with J. Scott Schiller, Global Head of Customer and Market Development at HP 3D Printing, afforded perspective into the company’s internal.....

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German chemical group WACKER has announced its plans to open a new U.S.-based 3D printing lab dedicated to silicone rubber printing. The new facility, which is set to open later this year, will be located at WACKER’s R&D center for silicones in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Its opening will mark a significant expansion for the company’s.....

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Though the benefits and promise of additive manufacturing are often touted, it is the concrete examples which are the most assuring. Today, Siemens announced that a 3D printed burner for an SGT-700 gas turbine has been in operation for a whole year, marking an exciting milestone for AM within the energy sector. Siemens’ 3D printed.....

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Weerg, an Italian manufacturing service specializing in CNC machining and 3D printing, will soon be moving its production to a facility triple the size of its existing factory. The company says it will officially move into the new headquarters in Gardigiano, Italy at the end of October, beginning of November. Weerg operates an e-commerce platform.....

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While some still perceive FDM (or FFF) 3D printing as a low cost and relatively low quality additive manufacturing process, many are quickly seeing the potential of the technology and are working towards improving it on all fronts: hardware, software and materials. A team of researchers from ETH Zurich recently made a significant breakthrough with.....

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Since before Eadweard Muybridge famously photographed the motions of a running horse in the 1870s, humans have sought to understand how our bodies and those of animals move through space. Evidently, this drive to dissect and understand movement continues today, as a team of researchers from MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) have.....

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Royal DSM, a Dutch multinational specializing in health, nutrition and materials, has launched its newest industrial 3D printing filament: Novamid ID1030 CF10. The new material, a carbon fiber reinforced PA6/66 filament, was developed for applications in the automotive, sports equipment, medical and manufacturing industries. What sets Royal DSM’s newest material apart from other carbon fiber.....

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