Japanese police forces have been using 3D printing for about 3 years mostly to recreate crime scenes and weapons in 3D-printed, interactive models. Recently, they found a new use for the technology: sketch artistry aided by 3D printing! The Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department took a sketch of a wanted criminal, used a 3D printer to […]
In his State of the Union address in January, the president proposed that the government should create 15 new “innovation institutes,” modeled on a public-private partnership that he helped start in Youngstown, Ohio, that is devoted to developing 3-D printers. There was more in this vein in his administration’s 2014 budget, offered in April. And […]
Organovo sells the Novogen MMX 3D printer that can print “structurally and functionally accurate bioprinted human tissue models,” in case you’re missing an organ. If you’re looking to learn more about bioprinting, help the bioprinting industry with research and development, or compete and know what you’re up against… A place to learn more would be […]
Brace yourself for a patent land grab of 3-D intellectual property not seen since the dot-com boom.
Low-cost 3D Printing for Science, Education and Sustainable Development…
“Made in Space” tags aren’t too far off – NASA is planning to send a zero-gravity 3D printer to the International Space Station in 2014. Here comes “a future where space missions can be virtually self-sufficient.” That life-or-death missing washer can be printed at any astronaut’s whim. “Consumables” are also in store – astronauts can […]
nuPROTO LLC is a specialized 3D printing consulting company focused on turning your innovative dreams into a reality. View Featured Work. Fernando Sosa’s custom 3-D printing business, in which he offers to make models, prototypes and replicas of new products, has some spectacular samples for sale on his website, including a cyborg spider and a […]
Despite the growing popularity of 3D printers, being limited to purchase through specialist stores and online shops means they still occupy a niche market of hobbyists and professional designers. Soon, though, you will be able to just dance into your local office supply store and pick one up along with a your pens, pencils and […]
3D printing technology has completely taken the world by storm. Though it is new to some ears, architects and engineers have actually been been using it for more than a decade. It’s popularity over the last couple of years has been fanned by the fact that it offers industries an inexpensive way of creating prototypes […]
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Researchers in China are taking revolutionary steps in 3D bioprinting. It’s a move that has raised some ethical questions…
Canada is clearly interested in this technology and citizens have wanted to embrace the newest work in the area. How To 3d Print Money will soon be in Canadian e-tailers and stores. Visit http://howto3dprintmoney.com for more news.
Urbee is embracing Digital Manufacturing as essential to the design of an environmental car. Engineered to safely mingle with traffic, the two passenger vehicle will have its entire exterior and interior 3D printed. “A future where 3D printers build cars may not be far off after all.”
This report is aimed at healthcare companies looking to embrace this exciting new 3D printing technology area, materials & technology companies looking for future market opportunities, researchers looking to establish the market size and scale for AM/3DP products and services, and investors looking to support their portfolio decision making.
Proponents of 3D printing say it has the potential to alter radically a number of industries. Peter Marsh, FT manufacturing editor, talks to one such supporter – Abe Reichental of US-based 3D Systems – to find out how it works and if it really is a ‘disruptive technology’. Go to: http://video.ft.com/1700835179001/3D-printing-bigger-than-internet/Companies
Mataerial, a collaborative project between Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia and the Joris Laarman Studio, is pioneering a patent-pending 3D printing method it calls anti-gravity object modelling. Researchers claim ‘this new out-of-the-box printing method can help manufacture structures of almost any size and shape’. This video is three times the normal speed.
Will people be patient enough to use a 3D printer to print what they need? Here is the one minute Podcast. Find out what Josh says. 3D Printing Podcast – Radio show on 3d printing. One minute sound bites.
While the name “”lasto Plastic” sounds like an 80’s punk band, it is, in fact, a new material from 3D printing company Shapeways. The plastic is elastic to a certain degree yet maintains its shape after stretching or squeezing. It will break when pulled too hard and is still in the experimental stage on the […]
We look forward to sharing content and opinions with the founders of Sols… the first 3D printed orthotic.
3D Printing is new, hot and controversial. See the trends being created by this new industry and the market opportunities that will flow. Read about international applications and why this technology is so frightening to established firms. See what money making opportunities exist for you and your company.
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The latest press release from Planetary Resources about its partnership with Stratasys underlines the existing media stories about NASA, Branson’s Virgin Galactic, and SpaceX’s interest and activities in adopting in additive manufacturing methods for high performance orbital – plus applications. Yet a number of hurdles remain to be tackled before a robust aerospace additive value […]
A man who wanted a 1961 Aston Martin DB4 is on his way to owning one – after 3D printing it off in his garage. Ivan Sentch decided to build the iconic car – the precursor to James Bond’s DB5 – after getting a £500 3D printer for Christmas. Mr Sentch is using a Solidoodle […]