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Open Press Project: Print Your Own Printing Press

3D printing has been present in the art world in many forms, from renovating sculptures to pottery. It also allows for the reproducing art in various forms, recreating pre-existing designs and paintings. However, the Open Press Project is taking a different approach by bringing democratising vintage art reproduction devices themselves. The project wants users to […]

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SBI Produktion Unveils Plasma Arc Metal Printer

Austria-based SBI Produktion has just released their new plasma arc M3DP metal printing system. The technology uses a wire-feed DED system using a plasma arc as opposed to a gas tungsten arc system. M3DP allows for the creation of intricate metal prints at high speeds while maintaining smooth surfaces and edges. Although it bears similarities to […]

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Case Study: 3D Printer Using Fused Granular Fabrication – Cheap & Economic Efficiency

A study out of Michigan Technological University analyzed the economic efficiency of 3D printing various sporting goods using an open-source Gigabot X Fused Particle Fabrication (FPF) 3D printer. This technology also known as Fused Granular Fabrication (FGF) has potential for increasing recycled polymers in 3D printing. 3D Printing Versus Store Prices While even standard desktop […]

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Large Scale 3D Printing Use Case: Alliant Castings

A Winona, Minnesota-based foundry called Alliant Castings is using a Cosine Additive AM1 large scale 3D printer to do pattern making for their production fulfillment. The industrial-grade 3D printer enables them to fabricate pattern molds at a fraction of the cost of a traditional pattern maker while saving them time as well. After acquiring an […]

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Aguahoja: MIT Lab Prints Water-based Biopolymer Construct

Sustainable materials development is a major line of research within the additive manufacturing industry. While 3D printing uses many materials, the most prominent ones (i.e. thermoplastics) are quite environmentally damaging. To curb this problem, MIT’s Mediated Matter lab may have found a possible solution. Their Aguahoja project allows for the printing sustainable, water-based biopolymer composites and structures. […]

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Sandvik’s Guitar is a 3D Printed Smash-proof Design

Although 3D printed instruments have been around for a while, an engineering firm is now making them as solid as can be. While most people won’t have many issues with their instruments, travelling musicians and roadies know the value of a solid piece of equipment, especially during transport. However, even the most brutal of guitar […]

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Additive Manufacturing in Dentistry Forecasted to Reach $9 Billion by 2028

SmarTech Analysis, a market research firm that specializes in additive manufacturing, recently released the fifth edition of its Additive Manufacturing in Dentistry report. The report includes an analysis of the technologies, processes, and materials used by dental labs and clinics as well as coverage of the shift in the dental industry to 3D printing solutions […]

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Samsung Galaxy Fingerprint Lock Hacked With 3D Printing

While modern technologies allow for a lot new possibilities, they also create new headaches and paranoias. 3D printing is no different, from stories about 3D printed guns to packaging for drug-smuggling. Now, an imgur user has shown how to unlock the Samsung Galaxy S10’s fingerprint scanning feature using a 3D printed replica. A video shows […]

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Google AI Subsidiary Leads $10M AM Software Funding Round

Seattle-based 3D printing software company Dyndrite Corporation has found itself quite a few prominent investment partners. However, most interesting is Gradient Ventures, leading the series A round for $10 million. As a Google subsidiary, Gradient Ventures, focuses on funding AI-focused operations. With the funding, they aim to make software that can close the growing gap between […]

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