Tag: 3D printing

Derby the dog gets new legs from 3D printing

Derby the dog gets new legs from 3D printing

Custom orthotics allow disabled dog to run for the first time. [Editor’s Note: There is a link to a YouTube video about Derby at the end of the article.] A New Hampshire dog born with deformed front legs is running for the first time, thanks to kindhearted humans who used 3D technology to create a […]

By December 17, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
3D printing for the Space Station

3D printing for the Space Station

Made in Space and NASA have brought 3D printing to Outer Space, to create all the little things they left behind. Could you live in space? As space exploration and research is becoming com­mercialized, new compa­nies are being built around answering the question of what it would take to live in space. According to Mike […]

By December 11, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Autodesk Spark and Ember poised to enter 3D printing wars

Autodesk Spark and Ember poised to enter 3D printing wars

Autodesk wants to do for 3D printing what Google did for mobile devices: give away an operating system to encourage hardware vendors. When Autodesk looks at the state of 3D printing, it sees a convoluted hash of incompatible file formats, incomplete representations, and confusing processes. But worst of all, it sees a failure rate of […]

HP sets sights on 3D printing again with homegrown technology

HP sets sights on 3D printing again with homegrown technology

Reselling a Stratasys printer went nowhere; this time HP will come to market with a truly innovative platform. HP has introduced new 3D printing technology which it will bring to market over the next 15 months. HP Multi Jet Fusion is a technology based on its recently introduced Thermal Inkjet technology. It uses a new […]

Goodbye lost wax casting for gold jewelry

Goodbye lost wax casting for gold jewelry

A partnership between 3D printer manufacturer EOS and precious metals provider Cooksongold results in a new printer. Sculptor and jewelry designer Johannes von Stumm came up with his latest design for a set of puzzle rings, he knew he needed to create them directly using 3D printing rather than use traditional lost wax casting. “I create […]

By September 18, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Autodesk reveals impatience with 3D printing innovation rate

Autodesk reveals impatience with 3D printing innovation rate

Introducing a new software platform and a reference design for a 3D printer, Autodesk wants to shake things up in 3D printing the way Google shook up the smartphone market.   Today Autodesk jumped with both feet into the 3D printing industry, with a software platform meant to simplify connecting CAD to printers, and a […]

Airbus study finds significant advantage in 3D printing for standardized parts

Airbus study finds significant advantage in 3D printing for standardized parts

Working with laser sintering specialist EOS, an initial benchmarking for further research found cost savings and sustainability advantages across the part lifecycle. The initial study from a partnership between Airbus and 3D printer maker EOS found significant lifecycle cost and sustainability advantages in using 3D printing over casting in aerospace production. The first project compared […]

By February 28, 2014 1 Comments Read More →
Startup MarkForged makes composite parts

Startup MarkForged makes composite parts

Carbon fiber must be placed in proper alignment for its intended purpose, making 3D printing more challenging.   By Kathleen Maher The newest 3D printer on the scene comes from an eager bunch of MIT grads. Their invention, the MarkForg3D, is the first desktop automated fabricator that can produce parts reinforced with carbon fiber. Co-Founder […]

By February 13, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
3D printing for final part production up 23%

3D printing for final part production up 23%

Aerospace, jewelry, and medical/dental are among the industries using 3D printing for final parts. On the eve of the 3D printing industry’s largest conference, a leading analyst firm in the industry says the use of 3D printing for the production of parts for final products is getting close to 30% of all 3D printing. Following […]

By November 18, 2013 1 Comments Read More →
3D printing inventor Chuck Hull receives Stibitz Award

3D printing inventor Chuck Hull receives Stibitz Award

Thirty years after inventing stereolithography, Hull still ‘humbled and exhilarated’ by the result. Chuck Hull, inventor of 3D printing and founder of 3D Systems, was honored with the George R. Stibitz Computer and Communications Award yesterday. Hull invented the original 3D printing technology, Stereolithography (SLA), and led the development of the .stl file format, which […]