Category Archives: 3DP Applications

Huisman’s 3D printed WAAM hook lifts 80,000 kg load

Huisman, a worldwide provider and manufacturer of heavy construction equipment headquartered in the Netherlands, has announced the the first successful load test of a 3D printed crane hook. For use in offshore lifting operations, the hook, which weighs approximately 1,000kg, was made using wire arc additive manufacturing (WAAM) – a method that is increasingly finding application in […]

3D Printing Industry Review of the year May 2017

A month of celebration – in May we held the first ever annual 3D Printing Industry Awards and hosted a gala dinner of esteemed guests including Siemens, 3D Systems, Ultimaker, Zortrax, Desktop Metal, Shining 3D, Markforged, Zortrax, Sinterit, HP, Dassault Systèmes, DWS, Autodesk, Polymaker and UCL. Morgan Morey was also announced as the winner of the […]

How 3D printing is transforming urban farming

With limited green spaces and temperate environments, cities are a challenging habitat for growing herbs and vegetables. The perfect addition to any dish, high quality fresh produce often comes with a designer price tag too. With the help of 3D printing though, a number of projects are here to prove that it can be done […]

Brunel 3D prints world first wearable battery for charging on the go

Cell phones, laptop computers, electric cars…so much depends upon portable power. Airports, train stations and even fast food restaurants have all taken note of this trend, installing stations for people to get a quick top-up of charge before continuing on their way. Power banks have also become any itinerant’s must have, and many companies are […]

3D printing part of £13 million innovation push at Lush cosmetics

Mark Constantine, managing director and co-founder of UK based handmade cosmetics company Lush, has revealed further details about the scale of technological innovation used to make new Lush bath products. Speaking at Jobshop UK directors’ lunch, Constantine mentioned that 3D printers will be used to make and mold some of the design team’s latest “blue sky” […]

3D printing news Sliced Boeing, Additive Manufacturing Technologies, TCT, Mcor and TRUMPF

Today’s 3D printing news sliced features updates from Boeing, TCT, Additive Manufacturing Technologies, 3D Hubs, Mcor, TRUMPF, Sintavia, Organovo, DuPont, Haydale Graphene, Shapeways, Builder Extreme, Cubibot, nano-tera, The Government of Dubai, Bloodhound, The Science Museum of Virginia, Aspect Biosystems, InSCREENeX, Swinburne University, The University of Maryland, PAMM, and Adam Savage. Digital factories, mobile cafés, martian museums […]

3D printing news SLICED Carbon, DARPA, Hypercars and a new metal 3D printer

This edition of 3D printing news SLICED brings you information about a supersonic 3D printer, a new 3D printable material from Kai Parthy, software to improve additive manufacturing and much more. 3D printing events mix science and art The Franklin Institute in Philadelphia will host an exhibition seeking to answer the question, “if YOU had […]

HP formally enters 3D printed footwear market and updates Siemens partnership

In a major update of a collaboration with premium shoe insole developer Superfeet, HP has announced that it will be powering the FitStation custom 3D printed footwear platform. Contributing to the 2016 partnership with Siemens, the company has also announced that it will be integrating specially developed NX Additive Manufacturing (NX AM) into its Multi Jet […]

Stratasys 3D prints a Crab World

Stratasys and Artem Ltd have used 3D printing to create highly realistic miniature houses and shells for its ‘Crab World’ TV campaign. The advert for UK property website, Zoopla, was shot on a beach in Costa Rica and features numerous hermit crabs ‘moving into’ shells topped with miniature houses. All the shells and houses were […]

U.S. Navy’s 3D printed CICADA drone is ready to drop

Equipped with a 3D printed fuselage, the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory’s (NRL) CICADA drone is ready for a commercial partner to take the technology to the next level. Essentially a paper plane made from a circuit board, the CICADA is configurable to any end-use, and is keeping Navy hardware expenditure down to a minimum. A […]