3D scanning helps UK researchers uncover secret priest hole in Gunpowder Plot house

January 31st, 2017|

Researchers from the University of Nottingham have used 3D scanning technology to uncover a secret room hidden inside a building used by conspirators in the Gunpowder Plot of 1605. The hiding hole was used by Catholic priests escaping persecution in the 17th century.Following the English Reformation of the 16th century, in which the Church of […]

Whats New in Geomagic Freeform 2016

April 13th, 2016|

See the new Structure FX, sculpting, viewing and digital clay design tools in Geomagic Freeform 2016 software solution by 3D Systems

Hahn-Schickard obtains Prodways 3D printing tech to make injection molds

March 8th, 2017|

Prodways' 3D printing technology has been adopted in the plastic injection sector by German microsystems engineering company Hahn-Schickard. According to a press release by Prodways parent company Groupe Gorgé, Hahn-Schickard has integrated a ProMaker L5000 3D printer and Prodways’ new PLASTCure Rigid 10500 resin for new applications in plastic injection molding.

Stratasys introduces 2 new 3D printing materials: FDM Nylon 12CF and Agilus30

March 8th, 2017|

3D printing solutions company Stratasys Ltd. has introduced two new advanced materials for 3D printing: FDM Nylon 12CF, a strong, carbon-fiber reinforced thermoplastic, and Agilus30, a line of durable, flexible, and tear-resistant materials for PolyJet 3D printing. The materials are the newest additions to Stratasys’ ever-growing 3D printing materials portfolio.

Embedded Hotflex element makes 3D printed objects bendable and adjustable after printing

March 8th, 2017|

Researchers at Saarland University in Germany have developed Hotflex, a computer-controlled, 3D printable composite structure that allows 3D printed objects to be precisely bent and deformed after printing. Consider the following statement about 3D printing: “After printing, the 3D object is static. You can no longer change it or adapt it to your needs.” Whether […]

This lightweight 3D printed Trabeculae Pavilion is inspired by internal bone structure

March 8th, 2017|

The Politecnico di Milano, Italy’s largest technical school, has announced a special preview of its new 3D printed Trabeculae Pavilion at the upcoming Made Expo 2017. This stunning and highly experimental architecture is particularly notable for its extreme lightness, and innovative combination of biomimetic research and 3D printing.

Florida Senator Bill Nelson pushes for 3D printed gun legislation

March 8th, 2017|

A Florida Senator is pushing to ramp up legislation for 3D printed guns. Senator Bill Nelson announced this past Monday that he has filed legislation with Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, which would make it tougher to get 3D printed plastic firearms through security screenings.

Chinese government donates 3D printers, scanners, and filament to Mauritius

March 8th, 2017|

China has further strengthened its friendship with Mauritius – this time, via 3D printing. The Chinese national government recently announced a generous donation of 23 3D printers, 12 3D scanners, and 300 3D printing filaments to the government of Mauritius

Feetz makes worlds largest 3D printed shoes for teen with size 28 feet

March 8th, 2017|

While many of us do not have to think twice about asking for our shoe size in a store, 19-year-old Broc Brown doesn’t quite have that luxury. Brown, a young adult from Michigan, has Sotos syndrome (also known as cerebral gigantism), a condition that makes him grow continuously, at an average rate of 6 inches […]

Multiple 3D printing processes bring Additive Manufactured Excavator (AME) to life

March 8th, 2017|

Visitors to this week’s CONEXPO-CON/AGG and IFPE 2017 construction expo have been able to witness Project AME (Additive Manufactured Excavator), the world’s first 3D printed excavator, which was developed at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) in Knoxville, Tennessee. Those who like to keep up with construction-related 3D printing news may well have heard of […]

Automaker Daimler adopts Ricoh SLS 3D printer for efficient prototyping

March 7th, 2017|

German auto manufacturer Daimler has added a new 3D printing system to its arsenal of innovative manufacturing technologies. The automaker’s latest addition is the RICOH AM S5500P, an industrial polymer sintering production printer. The powder bed fusion 3D printer will help Daimler to drive forward its rapid prototyping capacity using advanced materials.

3D printing aids reconstruction of Lorenz cipher machine used by Germans during WWII

March 7th, 2017|

Engineers from the UK’s Government Communications Centre (HMGCC) are using 3D printing to recreate the Lorenz SZ42, an “unbreakable” cipher machine used by Hitler and the German Army during World War II. Only four of the machines still exist. During the Second World War, various versions of the Lorenz cipher were used by the German […]