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  • NASA Engineer Set to Complete First 3-D-Printed Space Cameras

    Posted on August 12, 2014

    By the end of September, NASA aerospace engineer Jason Budinoff is expected to complete the first imaging telescopes ever assembled almost exclusively from 3-D-manufactured components. “As far as I know, we are the first to attempt to build an entire ...

  • New 3D printing features and enhancements in Photoshop CC

    Posted on August 12, 2014

      Earlier this week Adobe announce its latest update for it flagship software, Photoshop. Among the many changes Adobe sought to highlight was the software's increased support for 3D printing. Can Adobe make it's photo editing suite a go to are...

  • What's MatterFab Developing? 3d Metal Printer

    Posted on August 12, 2014

      Startup company MatterFab is said to be developing a new kind of 3D metal printer. We spoke with CEO Matt Burris to find out more.  Fabbaloo: What market are you addressing? Consumer or industrial? Or both? If both, what challenges must ...

  • SOLS Systems Announces Nationwide Launch Of 3D Printed Orthotics

    Posted on August 12, 2014

      SOLS Systems has announced the launch of their flagship product: SOLS. The custom, corrective orthotics are one of the world's first mass applications of 3D printing. Dr. Lloyd Bowser, DPM, a leading Baltimore-area podiatrist, shares: "This ...

  • Sheffield Speeds Up 3D Printing with New Color Coding Technique

    Posted on August 12, 2014

    The technique uses a cutting edge process known as high speed sintering (HSS). Unlike commercial 3D printers that use lasers, HSS marks the shape of the part onto powdered plastic using heat-sensitive ink, which is then activated by an infra-red lamp to melt t...

  • Water Soluble 3DP Part Aid Complex Composite Design

    Posted on August 07, 2014

      Fiber composite materials are well known for use in lightweight construction. Conventional shaping for the molds means working with milling machines to obtain the desired shape. The level of complexity is therefore limited. This article presents a me...

  • SpaceX Launches 3D Printed Parts to Space

    Posted on August 07, 2014

      Through 3D printing, or additive manufacturing, robust and high-performing rocket parts can be created and offer improvements over traditional manufacturing methods. SpaceX is pushing the boundaries of what additive manufacturing can do in the 21st c...

  • Niobium Aerospace Alloy Successfully Processed by Metal AM Makers

    Posted on August 07, 2014

      Metal Technology (MTI) has successfully 3D printed coupons in a key alloy required for space travel. C-103 is a niobium based alloy containing approximately 10% Hafnium and 1% Titanium. It is widely used in space applications because of its excellent...

  • How Do You Drive a Human Powered Sub? With a 3D Printed Propellor

    Posted on August 07, 2014

      Grand Rapids, Michigan-based Burton Precision is a machine tool distributor specializing in the application of metrology and 3D Printing products. Their involvement in manufacturing crisscrosses the breadth of industries with technologies that have...

  • 3D Systems Expands “Manufacturing the Future” Seminar Series

    Posted on August 07, 2014

      3D Systems have announced an extension of its successful worldwide seminar series designed to inform, educate, train and inspire local businesses, entrepreneurs, designers and other professionals worldwide on the new paradigm of 3D printing-powered d...

  • Using 3D-Bioprinting for Artificial Bones

    Posted on July 30, 2014

      3D-Bioprinting has shown promise not only to rebuild organs, but for producing experimental tissues for drug trials and laboratory testing. This technique uses a patient's own cells bioprinted in the form of a tissues. Given its inherently interd...

  • Making 3D Printing a Part of Egypt's Change

    Posted on July 30, 2014

      It was another testy day in the post-revolution Cairo of 2012, with protestors and police crowding streets that threatened to erupt into violence.   Although she was nearly 5,500 miles away in Cambridge, Mass., MIT graduate student Dina El...

  • i.Materialise Explains Silver 3D Printing

    Posted on July 30, 2014

      Have you ever wondered how 3D printing of silver or other precious metals is done? i.Materialise explains how they do it.   You might think you’d require a fancy and expensive industrial metal printing machine that laser-fuses precio...

  • Engineering Helps Museum Visitors Stay 'in touch' With the Past

    Posted on July 30, 2014

      Lancaster University Engineers are helping Kendal Museum to offer its visitors the chance to handle 3D printed replicas of ancient Egyptian pottery and statues.   The modern copies were printed out by as part of a project aiming to make hi...

  • 3-D Printed Tissues Advance Stem Cell Research

    Posted on July 30, 2014

      Tissue engineering and vascular biology expert Guohao Dai, assistant professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, recently won a prestigious Faculty Early Career Development Award (CAREER) from the Nation...

  • UK Aerospace Projects to Receive £154m Boost - 3D Printing Highlighted

    Posted on July 23, 2014

      UK Minister Nick Clegg is today announcing a £154 million investment in research projects to keep the UK as a world leader in aerospace innovation.    The investment will be used in four areas - which the UK excels in - wings, e...

  • MatterFab Introduces Cheaper Metal Printer

    Posted on July 23, 2014

      MatterFab’s industrial 3D metal printer changes the game for metal printing.   MatterFab is bringing its low cost industrial 3D metal printer out of stealth mode, creating opportunities for manufacturers across the world in the injec...

  • Boeing and Lotus Join Forces to Advance AM Processes and Materials

    Posted on July 23, 2014

      One makes planes, the other designs race cars. It would seem that on face value Boeing and Lotus Racing have little in common aside from a need for speed. However, just beneath the surface both companies rely on different permutations of the same phy...

  • BMW Sponsors Locally Supported 3D Printed, Auto Design

    Posted on July 23, 2014

      The automotive industry is conservative and doesn’t take enough responsibility in emerging markets. Thus, countries such as China and India have experienced huge problems with pollution as they have increased their living standards and entered ...

  • Karten Design Celebrates Beach Culture with 3D Printed Surfboard

    Posted on July 14, 2014

      For the third consecutive year, Karten Design is proud to be supporting the A+D Architecture and Design Museum > Los Angeles in its 2014 annual gala and fundraiser, “CELEBRATE: GROUNDSWELL,” celebrating the vibrant coastal communities ...

  • JewelDistrict’s Focused Approach

    Posted on July 14, 2014

      We’re checking out a Korea-based 3D print service that’s a little different. JewelDistrict is entirely focused on producing jewelry.  Their operations continue a trend we’re beginning to see: 3D print services focused on a...

  • If It Prints, It Ships: 3D Printing and the Postal Service

    Posted on July 14, 2014

      We are living in a world where it is possible to convert digital files at one location into physical objects at another, transforming bits into atoms. We can do this with 3D printing, a technology that turns customers into creators and has the potent...

  • A "Maker" Education, Complete with 3D Printers

    Posted on July 14, 2014

      Down an alley off Massachusetts Ave. in Cambridge, there’s a “maker space” called NuVu Studio, where local high school students leave their classrooms behind to design robots, websites, board games, medical devices, and clothing, am...

  • 3D Systems Ranks 13th in Forbes 100 Most Innovative Growth Companies

    Posted on July 14, 2014

      3D Systems announced today that the company ranked number 13 in Forbes’ list of the most innovative companies with a market capitalization under $10 billion. This distinguished ranking singles out the top 100 companies that demonstrated continu...

  • US Navy Explores 3D Printing's Ability to Facilitate Logistics

    Posted on July 09, 2014

      The U.S. Navy hosted its first Maker Faire, a series of workshops titled, "Print the Fleet," to introduce 3D printing and additive manufacturing to Sailors and other stakeholders attending the two-day event June 24 and 26 at Combat Directio...