3D printed baby skeletons could provide vital feedback for training doctors

March 6th, 2017|

A PhD student from Eindhoven's University of Technology in the Netherlands has created an extremely lifelike baby mannequin using 3D printing. The mannequin, which includes a 3D printed skeleton, a heart with functioning valves, and lungs that can inflate and deflate, is meant to be used by doctors in training so that they will be […]

3D printing with cellulose: MIT researchers turn common organic polymer into 3D printing material

March 6th, 2017|

Researchers at MIT have developed a technique for 3D printing with cellulose acetate, a cellulose material with a reduced number of hydrogen bonds. Unlike other forms of cellulose, cellulose acetate can be dissolved in acetone and extruded through the nozzle of a 3D printer. Cellulose, the main component of paper, is the most abundant organic […]

Ford tests Stratasys Infinite Build System for large-scale 3D printed auto parts

March 6th, 2017|

American automaker Ford is no stranger to 3D printing technologies, as it has been exploring and using the technology since the late 1980s. Now, another phase in the company’s 3D printing integration is about to begin. According to a recent press release, Ford is testing whether 3D printing can be used for the production of […]

3D printed Phonak Virto B-Titanium is the smallest Phonak in-the-ear hearing aid ever

March 5th, 2017|

In the past several years, researchers have found increasing uses for 3D printing and 3D scanning technology in the fields of medicine and science. 3D printed prosthetics, orthotics, and even test organs are but a few of the many new innovations emerging in doctors’ novel uses of additive manufacturing.

3D Printing News ICYMI: Aetrex footwear acquires SOLS, Sintavia awarded $15M finance deal, 3D printed metals continue to soar

March 5th, 2017|

This past week was an exciting one for the 3D printing industry. In case you missed it, here are six news stories that have been generating buzz in the world of additive manufacturing.

Miniature Rolls-Royce for hospitalized children incorporates 3D printing into luxury design

March 4th, 2017|

The world’s smallest Rolls-Royce has just been unveiled at St. Richard’s Hospital in Chichester, West Sussex. Children slated for surgery will now be able to drive themselves to the operating theatre, in the hopes that young patients’ anxiety ahead of operations will be reduced. The bespoke vehicle has been dubbed the Rolls-Royce SRH after St. […]

US Navy Fleet Readiness Center Southeast 3D prints its first aircraft component

March 3rd, 2017|

Fleet Readiness Center Southeast, the largest tenant command aboard Naval Air Station Jacksonville in Florida, has 3D printed its first aircraft component, a forearm-length piece of air duct tubing made from a composite material called Ultum 1085.

Carpenter completes $35M acquisition of 3D printed metal powder company Puris LLC

March 3rd, 2017|

Carpenter Technology Corporation (NYSE: CRS) has announced that its acquisition of West Virginia-based additive manufacturing powder producer Puris LLC is complete. The acquisition, which was announced in early February, saw Carpenter buy Puris’ manufacturing assets, patents, and intellectual property for a total of $35 million.

Home appliance manufacturer Electrolux trials 3D printing its spare parts with Spare Parts 3D

March 3rd, 2017|

Swedish home appliance manufacturer Electrolux has partnered with Singapore-based startup Spare Parts 3D. As part of a new pilot program, Electrolux will commission Spare Parts 3D to create 3D printed versions of spare parts for Electrolux products that are no longer in production.

Deakin researchers to unveil worlds first 3D printed BNNT-Titanium composite

March 3rd, 2017|

Researchers from Deakin University in Australia are set to unveil their innovative 3D printed Boron Nitride Nanotube-Titanium composite at the Australian International Airshow tomorrow, March 3. The Boron Nitride Nanotube (BNNT), the first of its kind in the world, was made using a breakthrough technology developed by Deakin’s Institute for Frontier Materials (IFM), which could […]