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Oxford Performance Materials Receives FDA Clearance for 3D Printed Facial Implant

Oxford Performance Materials, Inc. has just announced the approval of its 3D printed OsteoFab Patient Specific Facial Device, the first and only 3D polymeric implant to be cleared by the FDA for use with facial reconstruction. more »

Aug 20, 2014 AM & 3D Printing

Ultimaker Joins XYZ Workshop to Launch 3D Printed Fashion Suite

Ultimaker Joins XYZ Workshop to Launch 3D Printed Fashion Suite for YouMagine including inBloom dress. more »

Aug 19, 2014 AM & 3D Printing

Layer-by-layer 3D-printed miniature microbial fuel cell. The device consisted of a bottom layer (B); an intermediate layer (I); and a top layer (T). The anode and the PEM/cathode were inserted manually before the printing respectively of the intermediate and the top layer. Volume of the anodic chamber: 2 cm3. Total area of both electrodes: 4 cm2.

University of Bath

Researchers at Bath University Develop 3D Printed Water Sensor

Scientists at the University of Bath have created a low cost sensor using 3D printing technology that could be used to monitor the quality of drinking water in developing countries. more »

Aug 19, 2014 AM & 3D Printing

ARRK ELS Material

ARRK Adds New Sintered Elastomer Powder

ARRK's prototyping division in Gloucester has added a new sintered Elastomer powder to its range of SLS materials. more »

Aug 19, 2014 AM & 3D Printing

Gartner Predicts Consumer 3D Printing is More Than Five Years Away

Consumer 3D printing is predicted to be more than five years away whilst the medical industry will have the biggest immediate impact. more »

Aug 19, 2014 AM & 3D Printing

3D Printing Life Size Elephant in Livestream for World Elephant Day

Ultimaker and World Animal Protection team up to print life size elephant at Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport for World Elephant Day. more »

Aug 18, 2014 Science & Tech

Staramba Launch 3D Printed Linkin Park Figurines

'Home of the stars' Staramba has released a limited run of 3D printed figurines of rock band, Linkin Park. more »

Aug 15, 2014 Laura Griffith's Blog

3D Systems Expands its Filament Manufacturing in Ohio

New 30,500 square foot facility in Ohio will expand manufacturing operations in 3D printer filament materials and plastic extrusion. more »

Aug 14, 2014 AM & 3D Printing

Renishaw Opens New Headquarters in China

Renishaw has announced the opening of its new headquarters in Shanghai to support one its biggest markets. more »

Aug 14, 2014 AM & 3D Printing

Cobblebot 3D Printer Success Continues on Indiegogo

After a successful Kickstarter campaign, the first low cost large build area consumer printer Cobblebot 3D Printer is brought to Indiegogo. more »

Aug 14, 2014 AM & 3D Printing

Materialise Introduces Streamics Robot 4.1

Materialise reveals Streamics Robot 4.1, the latest version of its automation software used for instant 3D print quoting and part preparation. more »

Aug 14, 2014 Software

3D Systems Expands Aerospace Reach with APP and APM

3D Systems acquires sister companies APP and APM to broaden its aerospace reach. more »

Aug 13, 2014 AM & 3D Printing

FARO Laser Tracker Aids JCB Jig and Fixture Calibration

JCB utilises FARO Laser Tracker Vantage from Manchester Metrology for jig and fixture calibration. more »

Aug 13, 2014 Imaging

Optomec Announces 70% Growth With LENS 3D and Aerosol Jet Systems

Optomec Announces 70% Growth in Q2 Bookings from Production 3D Printing Solutions, LENS 3D Printers and Aerosol Jet Systems. more »

Aug 13, 2014 AM & 3D Printing

High-Speed Sintering’s latest development

The Univeristy of Sheffield project has revealed that studies showed that by using dithering the process can improve and change tensile strengths of parts. more »

Aug 12, 2014 AM & 3D Printing

3D Systems Adds New 200,000 Square-Foot Manufacturing Facility

3D Systems adds 200,000 square-foot Manufacturing facility in South Carolina, creating hundreds of jobs and opportunities. more »

Aug 12, 2014 AM & 3D Printing

SLA vs SLS: Which to Use for a Functional Prototype?

Comparing processes for prototyping isn't easy — Tim Plunkett starts to get to grips with two of the top contenders, stereolithography and selective laser sintering. more »

Guest Column

Nanosoft Announces nanoCAD Plus 6.0

Nanosoft, announces the release of the latest version of its CAD software, nanoCAD Plus 6.0. more »

Aug 12, 2014 Software

8 Achievements in 3D Printed Assistive Design

Prsnlz highlights some of the achievements 3D printing has made in the development of assistive design and prosthetics. more »

Aug 11, 2014 Science & Tech

Verbatim enter the 3D printing consumables market

The internationally recognised brand known for their data storage products are to sell both PLA and ABS developed by their parent company Mitsubishi Chemicals. more »

Aug 11, 2014 AM & 3D Printing

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  • e-NABLE, 3D Printed Prosthetics. An antidote for a cynic.

    Could Joris Peels have found the antidote to a long-standing cynicism with the e-Nable project?

    Jul 17, 2014

  • Heavy Metal: From Lab to Fab

    Once you up the production on a product and not just the playing but the actual production, then it's going to up the ante. - Phil Anselmo

    May 28, 2014

  • Renaissance Nightmares

    Just when you think you're finally making progress, along comes something to rain on your parade. And that's what's going to happen to the 3D printing industry, says Joris Peels.

    Mar 26, 2014 | 1 comment(s)

  • 3D printing the poor

    3D printing has often been touted as potentially revolutionary for the lives of the world's poorest, but could it also trap them in a cycle of poverty?

    Feb 1, 2014

  • Pirate, Privateer or Shipyard?

    "...we know deep in our hearts that we should be pirates," thinks Joris Peels — find out why in this months column.

    Jan 1, 2014

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