Category Archives: Applications

University of Leeds project is developing tarmac 3D printing robots to repair roads

The University of Leeds is pioneering a £4.2 million national infrastructure research project that will use tarmac 3D printing robots to repair potholes and cracks. These robots will be both aerial and ground-based in order to thoroughly inspect and identify damaged areas on roads in the UK. As part of a visionary project to create “Self […]

U.S. Marines apply LulzBot TAZ 3D printer to expeditionary missions

The United States Marine Corps have been integrating 3D printing to aid in military operations for the past few years. From the 1st Marine Logistic Group’s integration of additive manufacturing to create aircrafts, radio brackets, and gas caps, to the development of a biodegradable 3D printed aerial drone delivery system, it is evident that force […]

Accelerating additive manufacturing: Oerlikon and IABG partnership, SME ITEAM launches

Two pieces of 3D printing news show how the additive manufacturing industry plans to increase adoption of the technology. Oerlikon and IABG are addressing certification, while SME has announced a platform for evaluating the feasibility using industrial 3D printing for manufacturing. Oerlikon AM and IABG Oerlikon AM, Swiss technology group Oerlikon’s additive manufacturing Business Unit, […]

Accelerating additive manufacturing: Oerlikon and IABG partnership, SME ITEAM launches

Two pieces of 3D printing news show how the additive manufacturing industry plans to increase adoption of the technology. Oerlikon and IABG are addressing certification, while SME has announced a platform for evaluating the feasibility using industrial 3D printing for manufacturing. Oerlikon AM and IABG Oerlikon AM, Swiss technology group Oerlikon’s additive manufacturing Business Unit, […]

3DX Industries 3D prints serial production parts for Alaska General Seafoods

3DX Industries, Inc., a Seattle-based precision manufacturer is using metal 3D printing for serial production. A series of production run parts were 3D printed for use by Alaska General Seafoods (AGS). The metal additive components were designed by 3DX as replacement parts for the seafood processing company’s canning line in Alaska. Binder jet 3D printing was […]

Protolabs helps PepsiCo bring Black Panther to life with 3D printing

Protolabs, a global 3D printing service provider, headquartered in Minnesota, U.S., recently worked with PepsiCo to explore innovative and creative ways to generate publicity for Marvel’s Black Panther. In the run-up to the movie’s release, a collector’s kit for the movie was 3D printed. Protolabs played a key role in the design, prototyping and eventual […]

Saving cultural landmarks with 3D scanning from Google and CyArk

Google is partnering with CyArk, a California-based non-profit established to preserve historical sites that are at risk due to conflict or natural disasters. The Open Heritage project will use CyArk’s 3D laser scanning expertise to produce 3D models of historical sites, allowing them to be explored on the Google Arts & Culture platform. Google Arts […]