3D Printing and Additive Manufacturing News

Goodbye shattered smartphone screens hello 3D printed, self-healing gels

A team at the University of Melbourne, Australia, are developing 3D printable gels that could be used to make self-healing smartphone and computer screens. Demonstrated by ...

3D Printing Industry | Beau Jackson | July 14, 2017

3D printed sonic devices could transform disposable blood tests

Disposable devices used to detect pregnancies, or harmful viruses like HIV, have developed to the point where results are almost 100% accurate. To push the ...

3D Printing Industry | Beau Jackson | July 13, 2017

British National Health Service appoints its first-ever biomedical 3D technician

The British National Health Service (NHS) has appointed its first ever biomedical 3D technician to create 3D printed models for facial reconstruction surgery. With a background...

3D Printing Industry | Corey Clarke | July 13, 2017

3D printed maze developed as filter for drinking water

A hobby 3D printing project from a multidisciplinary team at the University of Bath, UK, has turned into product development that could help provide clean ...

3D Printing Industry | Beau Jackson | July 13, 2017

University of Georgia uses 3D printing to create arm brace for running back Sony Michel

The University of Georgia (UGA) has documented its use of a 3D printer to create an arm brace for running back Sony Michel. In a short ...

3D Printing Industry | Corey Clarke | July 13, 2017

Spanish collaboration develops unique process to 3D print copper induction coils

Spanish company GH Induction has teamed up with additive manufacturing specialists Aidimme to 3D print copper induction coils. The two companies, both based in Valencia, have ...

3D Printing Industry | Corey Clarke | July 13, 2017

3D printers in the U.S. Navy fix critical system request from NAVAIR

The Additive Manufacturing (AM) Warfare Center Working Group (WCWG) of the Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) has responded to a critical request for a life-saving part from ...

3D Printing Industry | Beau Jackson | July 13, 2017

3D Printing News Sliced: IKEA, 3D Hubs, Made in Space, Roboze, Spatial Corp

3D printing news to be Sliced today features: 3D Hubs, IKEA, Bea Åkerlund, DyeMansion, Materflow, Wazp, Roboze, Inovsys, Fridman Gallery, Spatial and Made in Space. 3D Hubs...

3D Printing Industry | Corey Clarke | July 12, 2017

Sonova introduces first 3D printed titanium hearing aid

Swiss hearing solutions technology company Sonova started using 3D printers for custom hearing aids at the start of the millennium. Expanding on this additive expertise, Sonova's...

3D Printing Industry | Beau Jackson | July 12, 2017

Significant investment in Conflux Technology to advance industrial additive manufacturing

Australia’s Conflux Technology has received a "significant" investment from AM Ventures to advance the functional applications of metal additive manufacturing. The company is a...

3D Printing Industry | Michael Petch | July 12, 2017

Johnson Matthey 3D prints with precious metals to produce anti-bacterial prosthesis

British chemical company Johnson Matthey has identified the potential of 3D printing with precious metals for medical applications. As part of consortium the company use ...

3D Printing Industry | Corey Clarke | July 12, 2017

Monash additive manufacturing postdoc reimagines rocket engine design with Betatype

The geometric flexibility afforded by 3D printing is pushing engineers to rethink the way components are designed. For his postdoctorate degree as an Additive Manufacturing...

3D Printing Industry | Beau Jackson | July 12, 2017

MIT’s robotic arm 3D printers take the stress out of architecture

Architectural 3D printing holds the potential to build houses in remote locations where materials and labour would otherwise be in short supply. Projects such as Terra ...

3D Printing Industry | Beau Jackson | July 12, 2017

NASA grants West Virginia University $100,000 for 3D printed titanium oxide foam research aboard ISS

NASA has awarded a $100,000 grant to researchers at West Virginia University (WVU) to explore the use of 3D printed titanium dioxide foam aboard the ...

3D Printing Industry | Corey Clarke | July 12, 2017

The Future of 3D Printing by Mark J. Cola, CEO Sigma Labs

Mark J. Cola is President and CEO of Sigma Labs, Inc., which develops and engineers advanced, in-process, non-destructive quality inspection systems for commercial firms worldwide...

3D Printing Industry | The Future of 3D Printing | July 12, 2017