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$99 AR Device Allows Designers to Sketch 3D Models in Thin Air

A start-up called Yeehaw have launched a kickstarter campaign for a novel new device for creating 3D models. The Yeehaw Wand costs $99 and uses augmented reality to give designers the power to sketch their designs out of thin air. The device acts as a digital brush that captures the hand motions of users. Additionally, […]

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UnionTech & DSM Announce International Expansion For Somos SLA Materials Distribution

UnionTech and DSM have decided to sign on to a co-venture in internationally distributing Somos SLA materials. This venture comes in the wake of UnionTech’s expansion into SLA equipment in America and Europe in 2016. Both companies have had a active distribution agreement in China since 2003. However, they are now going global with their […]

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Researchers Convert Yellowstone Methane Into 3D Printing Materials

Researchers in the US have found a way to convert methane from geysers into 3D printing materials. In a joint project between Montana State University, South Dakota School of Mines and Technology and the University of Oklahoma, researchers believe they can transform this greenhouse gas using special bacteria called methanotrophs. “What we are intending to do is […]

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NXT Factory Completes Development on New Quantum Laser Sintering Technology

With formnext starting today, there are many new technologies that everyone is looking forward to seeing. Among the top of the list candidates is NXT Factory’s QLS technology. NXT are set to unveil their NXF1 Quantum Laser Sintering device since it is past the development phase. The company believes that this technology is a quantum […]

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UnionTech Launches Affordable PILOT SLA Industrial Printer

UnionTech has long been on a mission to make stereolithography a more affordable technology. In keeping with this objective, they have released the PILOT industrial printer. While the printer itself is available for just under 100,000 Euros, it is relatively affordable for an industrial machine. UnionTech have stated that the PILOT series’ price does not […]

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UnionTech Due to Promote Range of New Innovations at Formnext

As formnext comes around, we are expected to see a whole host of new additive manufacturing news and innovations. Companies are gearing up to wow all the attendees with their latest developments. While there are many stalls worth a visit, UnionTech’s latest work with stereolithography looks like it’s shaping up to be the most intriguing. […]

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Researchers at University of Nottingham 3D Print Fully Functional Electronic Circuits

Printing fully operational parts is one of the most coveted goals in modern additive manufacturing. This is especially true of electronics. While researchers have posited many versions of such a model, it appears a team from University of Nottingham may have made a crucial breakthrough. The researchers have proposed a method of building function electronic […]

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Monaco Installs 3D Printed Coral Reef in Larvatto Bay

The degradation of coral reef has served as a very problematic issue for environmental sustainability. These structures that foster the ecosystem many marine life forms need to survive have been disappearing due to climate change. Now, governments like Monaco’s are looking to 3D printing for solutions to maintaining the ocean’s biodiversity. Dutch maritime company Boskalis […]

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LifeTec Construction Group 3D Printing Steel Beams Using Framecad Technology

Vancouver-based company Lifetec is pushing an exciting new development in 3D printed construction. The construction firm is offering to 3D print steel beams for homes as a more efficient alternative to traditional construction. While typical construction frames use wood as the main material, the company believes steel to be the way going forward. Using the […]

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Far Stronger Low Carbon Stainless Steel With New 3D Printing Method

One of the downsides of printing metals is that the end result can be porous and weak. This has long been one of the barriers holding back metal printing. However, it seems that a research team from Lawrence Livermore (among other universities) have developed a radical new way to print stainless steel. The end result […]

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