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But researchers at Carnegie Mellon University have now published a series of instructions, as part of a study in Elsevier's journal HardwareX, that let you turn a cheap consumer 3D printer into a high quality bioprinter that rivals many of the commercial devices. Their approach lets you build a bioprinter for ...
A group is using 3D printers and their own volunteer time to make a difference, by making arms. Every other Monday, a group of men led by Jack Buchanan meet to use 3D printing to make prosthetic arms. Buchanan creates the designs and shares them with other makers online through a site called ...

Clusters of 3D printers, or 3D printer farms, are growing in popularity as a way to use 3D printing for small batch manufacturing, from one to a few thousand products, and this is the essence of flexible manufacturing. The key is flexibility – in the colors and materials used, in the parallel production of parts of ...
Monoprice is crushing the 3D printer game right now. Over the past couple years, the ... outrageously low price point. Thing is, the Mini Delta is on the lowest end of the price spectrum when it comes to Monoprice 3D printers — so we got our hands on a $400 Monoprice Maker Select to see how it compares.
While 3D printers have been around for years, the additive manufacturing industry has needed a cost-effective solution that could print structures and molds. MVP engaged with ORNL to create a 3D printer capable of printing large-scale thermosets, chemistries that are irreversibly cured from a prepolymer ...
A few weeks ago a spat erupted between popular low-cost 3D printer manufacturer Creality and 3D printing retailer Printed Solid. This public spat highlights some of the core issues affecting the 3D printing community today. In short most “open source” 3D printers are not in a meaningful way giving back to ...

The Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation's (CSIRO) Data61 is on the hunt for a 3D printer to assist with research and support its growing robotics capability. According to the request for tender (RFT) published overnight, Data61 is seeking the high-end, multi-material 3D printer to ...
Scitech has created its own chocolate 3D printer ... 3D printers have some weird and wonderful applications, from furniture, to prosthetic limbs, to toys. But staff and ... Scitech science wrangler Tim Young said it had taken months of work to produce a “very rough” chocolate 3D printer model, but it works.
Chinese 3D printer manufacturer Tiertime, headquartered in Beijing, is a pioneer in the country's additive manufacturing market, making headlines first with its UP BOX 3D printer and then its new and improved UP Mini 2, which was globally released not long after its introduction. The innovative company ...
Australia's Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), an independent agency of the federal government, has announced its intentions to acquire a new 3D printer. The Data61 branch is involved with various digital applications including software engineering, data analytics ...
The plan was simple enough—if you need a 3D printed hand, or knew someone who does, put a pin on their location on a map. If you have a 3D printer and want to lend a hand, put a pin on your location on the map. From there it was as simple as connecting the pins. Today, more than 70,000 people have ...
... the size of most concrete 3D printers is formidably large, limited mobility and transportation issues have prevented the technology from completely taking over the construction industry. Companies are working to address this issue, such as Dutch company CyBe, which has developed a 3D printer that can ...
Four years ago, the company launched a Kickstarter campaign to get its CreatorBot 3D printer up and running. The 3D printer's second iteration, the CreatorBot Pro, was later successfully released to high-profile customers such as the Department of Defense, NASA, and Lockheed Martin, and the company ...
The first 3D printed part created in space was an access panel for the machine that created it. The white panel, made from plastic filaments that melt at low temperatures, covered the printer's head and read “Made In Space NASA”, the names of the two organizations that collaborated to put the printer on the ...
WOODVILLE - A Woodmore parent who has owned 3D printers for years is inspiring a passion for technology in students through the Woodmore 3D Printer and Design Club. Steve Shimatzki, who previously worked as a network technician for another school district, created the club for students in 4th ...
The industrial Arcam Q10plus and Concept Laser metal 3D printers are only part of the latest product portfolio out of GE Additive. The Concept Laser machine, often used in the aerospace and automotive industries, can print nickel alloy and titanium parts, while the Arcam 3D printer prints titanium for ...
Right now, E3D's experiments in toolchanging 3D printers have culminated in a single 3D printer featuring their toolchange carriage, four toolheads, some amazing linear rails, and a CoreXY configuration. The prints that are coming off of this printer are spectacular. There are four-color Benchies, and the ...

Real-world applications are common these days, according to teacher and robotics coach Chad Powers, noting that a bicycle seat he just purchased came from a 3D printer. Powers teaches sixth-grade science and Project Lead The Way. "You can imagine having a need for a part that you couldn't go ...
The Massivit 1500 and 1800 both provide geometric freedom, speed and cost savings not available in traditional manufacturing. Demand is growing for more customization in signage and displays, and Massivit 3D printers allow that customization to be easily obtained, whether creating channel lettering or ...
The 1500 is available now and is the first 3D printer released by Massivit since they launched their flagship Massivit 1800 3D printer in 2016. The 1500 is designed for 3D printers with limited vertical space. It features a smaller printing height and volume of 145x117x147cm compared to the 145x117x180cm ...
However, Microlay hopes that a number of technical attributes will differentiate them from the competition. The company already has considerable expertise thanks to their DentalFab 3D printers. They're now touting the latest machine as “our most ambitious 3D printer”. The Versus wants to offer buyers ...
Following the successful launch of the Massivit 1800 machine in 2016, which led to some significant growth for the company, Massivit has sought to expand its portfolio. The 1500 platform will be debuted at ISA Sign Expo, a digital signage, graphics, print and communications industry show. Available ...
But you might want to reset that dial, because E3D has been hard at work developing its own multitool 3D printer, complete with a tool-changer and the motion system to support it. E3D has always been a fan of tool-changing 3D printers, but the company isn't sure if the rest of the 3D printing industry feels ...
The abuse of 3D printing technology to produce illegal weapons requires an intelligent 3D printer with early stage malicious activity detection. The 3D printer should identify the objects to be printed, so that the manufacturing procedure of an illegal weapon can be terminated at early stage. The lack of ...
KAUKAUNA, Wis. (WHDH) – Born with only three legs, Grey, the golden retriever, quickly won his family over with calmness and charm. “When we were there to look at him, while all the other puppies were flying around, he just gently sat at our legs and just enjoyed being petted, so we knew he was a very ...
Students and staff are ecstatic that local real estate firm, Estate Professionals, recently donated a 3D printer to Niwot High School (NHS). Computer science teacher Teresa Ewing, who was also integral in bringing this wish list equipment to the school, said this donation has been a great way to help build up ...
Shortly before February half term I got the following email: “A couple of weeks ago, Dremel Digilab (part of the Bosch Group) launched its latest 3D printer in the UK. "The printer is designed specifically for colleges and schools – with a closed chamber for safety, air filters to take away any smell (3D printers ...
KAUKAUNA, WI (WCMH) — A high school senior in Wisconsin is using a 3D printer to get a three-legged golden retriever back on all fours. Born with only three legs, 'Grey' the golden retriever quickly wooed his family with calm and charm, WBAY reported. “When we were there to look at him, while all the ...
ICON, a Texas-based construction technology company has unveiled a 350 square foot house, which it printed and built in two days using a gigantic, portable 3D-printer. “Something that sounds like science fiction is real,” said Jason Ballard, ICON's co-founder. “We plan on printing a whole sort of ...
The new 3D printer, which is designed from the ground up to 3D print with PEEK, Ultem, and other aerospace-grade thermoplastics (including carbon fiber filled variants), has an extremely hot 120°C chamber—unheard-of outside the top strata of professional additive manufacturing equipment—which ...
Just over a month after the release of the INDUSTRY F340 high temperature 3D printer, 3DGence is back with another machine – the 3DGence DOUBLE. Compact and ... The company maintains that it will continue developing material profiles for its 3D printers to ensure optimal print quality. Sample 3D ...
It's easy to 3D print geometrically complex models on the DOUBLE, because all of the company's 3D printers work with its dedicated software – 3DGence Slicer. It's easy to use, and offers unlimited possibilities for editing advanced settings; print settings can be chosen based on the expected model ...
Thanks to Wi-Fi and Ethernet connectivity, a single ZCODEX file can easily be uploaded to multiple 3D printers from one computer. Once the file is created in Z-SUITE, it can be copied directly to any USB storage device and uploaded directly using the M200 Plus menu. Prints can also now be remotely ...
'Two Thumbs Up': Students use 3D-printer to make thumbs for classmate. The students at Don Roberts Elementary paired with Hanger Prosthetics and Orthotics in Little Rock to figure out the best way to get started. Author: Katlyn Gardenhire. Published: 10:38 PM CST March 9, 2018. Updated: 10:39 PM CST March 9, 2018.
LOUIS - St. Louis Children's Hospital is aiming to be the model of advanced care with its latest tech addition - a 3D printer. "So this is the main printer. You can see what's happening now is actually a pelvis being printed for the orthopedic department and they're using this probably for surgical planning for a ...
When it comes to 3D printing companies, Zortrax doesn't enjoy the same level of name recognition as, say, Makerbot or Ultimaker — but it's been making 3D printers for quite some time. In fact, the company's ... The M300 boasts one of the sturdiest frames we've ever seen in a 3D printer. It's built like a bomb ...
3D metal printing is still one of the driving forces in 3D printing in 2018. ZYYX 3D Printer, the Swedish3D industrial printing company owned by Magicfirm Europe AB, has just unveiled a new metal 3D printing technology that concentrates on cutting costs. The technology utilizes metal powder in a binder ...
HP Inc. (HPQ) is stepping up its pursuit of revenues in the nascent 3D printing market. HPQ is looking for new ways to stimulate growth amid softness in the desktop computer and traditional printer markets. In February 2018, the company expanded its line of 3D printers with the launch of what it described ...
Andrea works with clients integrating 3D printer innovations that are either making a new or improved product or making a component that used to be purchased. Andrea has over 15 clients that are innovating with additive manufacturing technology. As the senior woman at R&D Tax Savers, Andrea often ...
This past fall, BCN3D Technologies, based out of Barcelona and best-known for its Sigma 3D printer, released the multi-material Sigmax 3D printer at the TCT Show. The professional desktop Sigmax, which features a large 420 x 297 x 210 mm build volume, uses FFF technology and is based on the ...
“The 3D Printing community is seeing steady innovation and further product refinement from BCN3D, both as manufacturers of professional desktop 3D printers and with the wider ecosystem to support them. I'm delighted to see BCN3D continuing an open-source strategy, and even more excited to see ...
RepRap pioneer Richard Horne (RichRap) said he was happy to see the Sigmax 3D printer go open source: “The 3D printing community is seeing steady innovation and further product refinement from BCN3D, both as manufacturers of professional desktop 3D printers and with the wider ecosystem to ...
Experts testing 3D printers use to improve artificial valve placement: Sharrie Williams reports during Action News at 5pm on March 5, 2018. (WPVI). WPVI. Tuesday, March 06, 2018 04:32PM. Heart specialists are really putting 3D printers to work. In Ohio, engineers and doctors are testing their use to improve artificial valve ...
A team of researchers from Deakin University in Australia has used 3D printing to manufacture spare parts in extreme conditions. Armed with just a 3D printer, laptop, and plastic waste, the team successfully demonstrated how to 3D print a pipe replacement part during a cyclone in the Solomon Islands.
All you need is a modeling tool like Fusion 360, a slicer like Cura, an FDM 3D printer, and some filament. (The more colorful the better!) The first step ... Funnily enough, Lee doesn't really rate FDM 3D printers that highly: “When you make a vase, water leaks,” he says. “And when you make tools, they break.”.
Amid a cyclone, aid team turns to 3D printers for rare parts ... Mazher Mohammed was part of a team that used waste plastic and a 3D printer to help improve water supply in the Solomon Islands. Photo: Scott McNaughton. As the wind pulled at the edges of the roof so hard he thought it would lift right off, ...
Once upon a time, people actually did creative things with their hands. We're not talking about typing on a keyboard, pushing a mouse around a desk, or tapping and swiping on a touchscreen. They actually built things and created things in the real world instead of on a computer screen. If you're a creative ...
Should the US Copyright Office oversee whether 3D printer operators can use feedstock not approved by their machine's maker to turn out medical devices or airplane parts, or is that the role of the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), respectively?
James He was formerly a researcher at UK company Renishaw, before joining its additive manufacturing line of business (which launched the four-laser strong RenAM 500Q SLM 3D printer in 2017) and serving as its China Technical Manager. Alongside the development of its DiMetal 3D printer series, ...
Additive manufacturing companies put in a lot of time, effort, and money to develop innovative 3D printers that are capable of large-scale and full-color printing, 3D printing with materials like metal, foam, and human tissue, and can produce components both quickly and slowly, as well as on the move.


 

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