Researchers from the Built Environment Research Group, operating out of the Illinois Institute of Technology, have been testing desktop 3D printers for VOC and other particle emissions. The research has involved testing various commercial desktop 3D printers, such as the UP BOX+ 3D printer, to see whether features like an enclosed chamber and HEPA filter […]
Gregario Marañón Hospital in Madrid has made headlines again by simulating a catheterization in a 3D printed heart. The news comes hot on the heels of the medical center's recent breakthrough in bio-printing human skin, which took the 3D printing community by storm this past January.
Researchers at the U.S. Army Armament Research, Development and Engineering Center have test fired a 3D printed grenade launcher called RAMBO (Rapid Additively Manufactured Ballistics Ordnance). Donald Trump’s first budget as President of the U.S.A. will propose a huge hike in defense spending. If the President gets his way, an extra $54 billion will be […]
3D printing has become an increasing source of medical aid in earthquake-stricken Nepal. In the wake of the 7.8-magnitude earthquake that devastated the country in April 2015, killing almost 9,000 people, Nepalese communities have been struggling to survive.
Metal 3D printing specialist Sigma Labs Inc. has received an additional contract from Aerojet Rocketdyne, a California-based rocket and missile propulsion manufacturer. The new contract is a follow-on for a contract that was awarded to Sigma Labs last year to develop advanced quality control measures for 3D printing metal aerospace parts.
Researchers at Washington State University have developed a new 3D printing method for creating complex, bio-like materials. The method allows for control over the material's architecture from the nanoscale to centimeters.Unfortunately for those in the forestry and medical industries, it is not yet possible to 3D print materials like wood and bone. It is, however, […]
Swiss design duo Drzach and Suchy have used 3D printing to create some spectacular “shadow clouds,” 3D objects that cast different shadows depending on the direction of light. These wonderful “shadow clouds” from Drzach and Suchy might not be the most practical examples of 3D printing technology you’ll see this week, but they might just […]
A couple of years ago, industrial designer Bert Simons created a stunning truncated icosahedron hanging light made from paper. And while the paper lamp is undeniably impressive, a recent upgrade to Simons’ design is really lighting us up. Called the Isoled_V2, the new version of the hanging lamp is made up of 3D printed parts, […]
Prized UK Formula One team Williams Martini Racing F1 has released the details of their 2016 racing car, which incorporated 3D printing into the exterior components of the front wing assembly.
If you simply can’t wait for summer to get here, check out interior designer Paula Szarejko’s new 3D printed flower lamps. These bright, LED-powered modular lights are inspired by hollyhock flowers, effectively creating an already-blooming home garden for those of us who might lack a green thumb.