Researchers from Virginia Tech have just unveiled a way to successfully scale up nanostructure materials with a 3D printer, without sacrificing any of their lightweight, high-strength and elastic properties.
Impossible Objects has added PEEK (polyetheretherketone) to its catalogue of composite 3D printing materials, enabling customers to create geometrically complex, strong, and lightweight 3D printed components using the company's composite-based...
The Spanish startup Xkelet has just won a Red Dot award for the Xkelet orthosis, a lightweight custom-fitting alternative for plaster casts that is based on iPad 3D scans and 3D printed using SLS technology for an comfortable and hygienic fit.
German polymer specialists Covestro have just revealed that they have opened a new 3D printing lab in Leverkusen with an eye on the development of a wide and diverse range of 3D printable materials for all conventional 3D printing techniques.
A team of Russian researchers from the Siberian Federal University in Krasnoyarsk have developed a new and reportedly unique method of manufacturing bones, which includes 3D printing technologies, biodegradable materials, and computed tomography.
Researchers from the Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi have just filed a patent for their remarkable 'architectured foam' structure 3D printing platform, which can create extremely lightweight and high-strength metal and plastic structures for...
A team of scientists from the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology in Germany have created the world's smallest man-made lattice structure with the help of 3D printing technologies. The structure, which possesses single struts shorter than 1 µm and diameters as tiny as 200 nm, marks a significant step forwards in the field of metamaterials.
Disney researchers are paving the way for 3D printed toys with a new computer model that predicts how people perceive the softness of various 3D printed objects, even when made with different materials and 3D printed objects.
Indmatec's German pioneers of the industrial-strength PEEK filament revealed a prototype of a new Indmatec PEEK 3D printer at Additive Manufacturing Europe in Amsterdam, which should make the 3D printing of PEEK easier than ever before.
Experiments on 3D printed micron lattices by a team from the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory revealed that 3D printing actually gives the structures unique mechanical properties that can be manipulated to optimize materials for their applications.
For 3D printing to really take off across the board, some of the more out-there advancements in the technology need to gain commercial traction. The sale of two massive 1063 concrete 3D printers by Swiss company Imprimere AG is a great start.
Sometimes you hear a story that just warms your heart, and Bentley Yoder's is one such story. Last month he underwent reconstructive surgery to move his brain inside his skull, a move that was helped with 3D printed models.
As 3D printing technology and the corresponding materials continue to improve and expand on an industrial level, creating functional use-end production parts has become a more viable option for a number of applications.
The IDC's latest report details the growth and expected growth of U.S. 3D printer shipments. According to the report, 3D printer shipments within the United States are expected to grow at a CAGR of 16% from now until 2020.
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