Category Archives: 3DP Applications

Video: A morning jog with Boston Dynamics’ 3D printing powered Atlas robot

Clever? Creepy? Or perhaps a healthy dose of both? American robotics company Boston Dynamics has just released a video demonstrating the latest abilities of its Atlas humanoid robot. In the clip, Atlas can be seen jogging, up an incline and on uneven ground, and jumping over a log, all for the purpose search and rescue. Just […]

Video: A morning jog with Boston Dynamics’ 3D printing powered Atlas robot

Clever? Creepy? Or perhaps a healthy dose of both? American robotics company Boston Dynamics has just released a video demonstrating the latest abilities of its Atlas humanoid robot. In the clip, Atlas can be seen jogging, up an incline and on uneven ground, and jumping over a log, all for the purpose search and rescue. Just […]

3D printing for power generation boosted by U.S. Department of Energy, GE, Siemens and Sandia

The use of 3D printing for the energy sector is highlighted by two recent pieces of news. The U.S. Department of Energy (DoE) has awarded a total of $7M to projects intended to develop, “advanced, highly efficient, turbine-based technologies for coal-derived synthesis gas, coal-derived hydrogen, and natural gas.” These projects include several featuring additive manufacturing. […]

Be More 3D and Cemex 3D print bungalow in 12 hours

A bungalow at the Technical University of Valencia (UPV) is believed to be first 3D printed house in Spain. It was made by UPV spin-out company Be More 3D, and and is a stake in the ground for the company’s position in the burgeoning field of 3D printing for construction. Reportedly 3D printed in around 12 […]

Rize intros Digitally Augmented Parts to counter 3D printed piracy and counterfeits

Boston, U.S. based 3D printer manufacturer Rize Inc., has introduced what they are calling the first 3D printed Digitally Augmented Parts (DAP). According to Rize, DAPs will enable the creation of “functional 3D printed parts with digital information” using Rize’s patented Augmented Polymer Deposition (APD) method to embed markers, such as QR codes, on plastic […]

Abu Dhabi Police launch crime-fighting 3D printing initiative

Abu Dhabi furthers its position as a 3D printing capital with a new announcement from the city’s police department. According to reports from Emirates News Agency, the official news agency of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), also known as WAM, the Abu Dhabi Police has launched a 3D printing initiative to help solve crimes. 3D […]

Jabil cuts manufacturing time and costs with Ultimaker 3D printers

Jabil, a global manufacturing services company, has achieved significant cost and time reductions for low-to-medium volume manufacturing by integrating Ultimaker 3D printers at their Auburn Hills facility. Slashing turn-around times The Auburn Hills facility has been exploring the use of Ultimaker 3D printers to produce tooling, fixtures and jigs in-house. Previously the facility out-sourced fabrication […]

How Universal Robots powers 24/7 3D printing for production

In the middle of a farm of 160 3D printers, the Universal Robots UR10 works tirelessly to keep production running 24/7. Wirelessly monitored, the robot arm is responsible for loading and unloading build plates, then stacking finished prints onto a conveyor belt. It is Voodoo Manufacturing’s secret weapon for competing with injection molding. Since installing […]

MX3D’s 3D printed steel bridge gets smart and sensitive

Later in 2018, the Oudezijds Achterburgwal canal in Amsterdam is set to be graced with a 12 meter long 3D printed steel bridge, made by Robotic Additive Manufacturing (RAM) technology developer MX3D. Constructed using ABB robotic arms and WAAM technology, after installation the company has confirmed that a second, digital, bridge construction project will begin. MX3D […]

Betatype and Progressive Technology heat up F1 additive manufacturing

Progressive Technology is a subcontract advanced machining specialist based in the UK. Ten clients presently on the company’s roster comprise Formula One teams, currently gearing up for the 2018 Gulf Air Bahrain Grand Prix. Working with fellow British company Betatype, developer of a platform to optimize additive manufacturing processes, Progressive has devised an unconventional heat […]