Metal 3D printing to be used in Russia's nuclear industry, Rosatom reveals

3D printing has been making a name for itself in the aerospace industry, but the technology has hardly made in impact in another, closely-related sector: the nuclear industry. But that is changing as Rosatom, Russia’s state corporation that runs all domestic nuclear activities (both for military and energy purposes), has just revealed that they are planning to make high quality metal 3D printing part of its non-core business strategy. Among others, they will be 3D printing numerous parts for nuclear power plants and reactors over the coming years.

Melissa Ng takes cosplay to the next level with 3D printed Sovereign Armor for women

3D fantasy designer Melissa Ng of Lumecluster has impressed us time and time again with her stunning and inspiring 3D printed jewelry and costume pieces. Earlier this year, the artist drew attention from a wide audience for her beautiful 3D printed Regalia Armor, which was designed for actress and “Queen of the Geeks” Felicia Day. While we thought nothing could top the intricately designed and fierce armor, Melissa Ng seems to have outdone herself again with her most recent creation: a medieval inspired 3D printed women’s Sovereign Armor.

German researchers develop low-cost 3D printed prosthetics for people in crisis zones

It is a sad reality that still in our modern times, people are subjected to harm through violent incidents and warfare. In certain parts of the world, losing limbs and succumbing to severe injuries is a painful part of everyday life. Especially in war torn areas, it can be difficult to provide adequate treatments to injured populations, as equipment and resources can be limited and often very expensive. This is where a team of German researchers from the Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU) and Fachhochschule Lübeck are hoping to make a difference all with the help of 3D scanning and 3D printing technologies.

Are You “PRO” Prototypes? If Not, Here Are Some Reasons That May Change Your Mind

With rapid prototyping (RP) constituting the bulk of all 3D printing applications, we at Axis Prototypes thought it would be a good idea to spell out why RP has become so attractive among manufacturers, laboratories, and product marketing companies. To confirm what we already knew about the benefits of RP, we interviewed engineers and industrial designers at two […]

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