Category Archives: Applications

Bringing classical architecture back with 3D printing

EDG, a New York city based architectural design studio, is using 3D printing to restore and recreate intricate details in historic architecture. Classical style, 3D printed Inspired by the slated demolition of a historical building on New York’s Fifth Avenue, EDG began planning financially viable ways to restore other old buildings. Speaking to Designboom, EDG […]

Volvo CE 3D printing and delivering replacement parts

Volvo Construction Equipment, Volvo Group’s construction division, is now 3D printing and delivering spare parts in as little as one week. The company is also using 3D printing for the development of prototype machinery. Volvo is using thermoplastics to 3D print the spare parts. Currently, only plastic replacement parts are available. Efficiency and cost benefits […]

Volvo CE 3D printing and delivering replacement parts

Volvo Construction Equipment, Volvo Group’s construction division, is now 3D printing and delivering spare parts in as little as one week. The company is also using 3D printing for the development of prototype machinery. Volvo is using thermoplastics to 3D print the spare parts. Currently, only plastic replacement parts are available. Efficiency and cost benefits […]

Observing underwater life with a robotic fish made with 3D printing

Researchers at MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL), have developed a Soft Robotic Fish, SoFi, made in part with 3D printed silicone rubber. The robot’s motors make minimal noise and are designed to enable SoFi to swim independently without disrupting marine life. SoFi has successfully completed tests in Fiji’s Rainbow Reef at depths […]

Observing underwater life with a robotic fish made with 3D printing

Researchers at MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL), have developed a Soft Robotic Fish, SoFi, made in part with 3D printed silicone rubber. The robot’s motors make minimal noise and are designed to enable SoFi to swim independently without disrupting marine life. SoFi has successfully completed tests in Fiji’s Rainbow Reef at depths […]

Longest 3D printed part Guinness Book World Record set by Made In Space

At 37.7 meters (123 ft, 8.25 inches) long, a beam 3D printed by Made In Space has made it into the Guinness Book of World Records as the “longest 3D printed non-assembled piece.” The beam, which runs the length of the Moffett Field facility at NASA’s Ames Research Center, serves as a demonstration of the scale that may one […]

AUDI gives update on use of SLM metal 3D printing for the automotive industry

Metal additive manufacturing specialists, the SLM Solutions Group AG has worked with fellow Germany based enterprise AUDI AG for several years now. A new update from SLM Solutions provides further details on how AUDI are using metal additive manufacturing. This includes the SLM280HL purchased in 2016. At AUDI, selective laser melting is used to manufacture […]