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In this edition of digestible 3D printing news, we feature: Virginia Commonwealth University, Staffordshire Precision Engineering, Eclipse AM, Renishaw, Olaf Diegel, Microsoft, and Shawn Hunt. Senate bill to invest $20 million into additive manufacturing  A senate bill has outlined plans to invest $20 million into additive manufacturing. The Energy and Water Development and Related Agencies Appropriations […]
Author: Corey Clarke
Posted: July 21, 2017, 5:20 pm
Since 2012, German rapid prototyping company cirp GmbH has held the annual purmundus challenge. Open to entries from across the globe, the competition invites designers and engineers to push the limits of 3D printing. Fusion – 3D printing intelligently combined This year’s brief is “Fusion – 3D printing intelligently combined”. An excerpt from the full tender […]
Author: Beau Jackson
Posted: July 21, 2017, 5:07 pm
A recent patent suggests Facebook is developing a modular smartphone with 3D printing. The patent refers to a ‘modular electromechanical device’ which could have many different forms with components slotting into a 3D printed frame. The patent was filed by Facebook’s Building 8 group. Building 8 is concerned with developing hardware products at scale and […]
Author: Corey Clarke
Posted: July 21, 2017, 3:44 pm
As one of the most impressive feats of civil engineering, bridges have become the ultimate goal of a number of projects in architectural 3D printing. Last year, the 3D printing industry saw the construction of a reinforced concrete bridge made by the Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia (IaaC). This year, TU Eindhoven have also risen […]
Author: Beau Jackson
Posted: July 21, 2017, 2:42 pm
3D Printing Industry has a new look, and some new features. Since we began reporting in 2012 our site has gone through a number of changes, but one thing has always stayed the same – a focus on bringing you the latest news. This year we’ve hosted the 3D Printing Industry Awards, bringing together leaders […]
Author: Michael Petch
Posted: July 21, 2017, 10:45 am
In a partnership with the Navy’s Disruptive Technology Lab, Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) has made the military’s first 3D printed submarine hull.  At 30 feet long, the hull is the Navy’s largest 3D printed asset. It has been made to demonstrate the ability to meet on demand vehicle production as a response to special operations missions. […]
Author: Beau Jackson
Posted: July 21, 2017, 10:43 am
Japanese team Yuki Ogasawara and Ryo Kumeda, known as Team ROK, have created a disaster response drone with 3D printing. Combining generative design software and a 3D printer to create the X VEIN device, the pair believe they have provided a customizable solution to disaster relief. Saving lives The drone has been designed for use in […]
Author: Corey Clarke
Posted: July 21, 2017, 10:41 am
3D printing marketplace and service provider Shapeways has filed formal comments in defense of net neutrality with the United States Federal Communication Commission (FCC). Dated July 17, 2017, the document has been filed following a National Day of Action in the United States to help prevent Internet Service Providers’ (ISPs) control over data shared by […]
Author: Beau Jackson
Posted: July 20, 2017, 7:19 pm
Belgian 3D printing specialist Materialise has revealed its latest collaboration with Italian glasses company Safilo. Safilo has enlisted Materialise to 3D print complex designs, which they have referred to as “wearable sculptures“, for the OXYDO Capsule Collection 2017. OXYDO is a proprietary brand of Safilo’s, but the group also creates eyewear for brands such as Dior, […]
Author: Corey Clarke
Posted: July 20, 2017, 3:21 pm
Researchers from the Sapienza University of Rome have created 3D printed micromotors that can be powered by E.coli bacteria. The group created micromotors using a custom-built two photon polymerization setup and were able to autonomously capture and harness the swimming bacteria. Two photon polymerization is a type of stereolithography and involves the use of a laser […]
Author: Corey Clarke
Posted: July 20, 2017, 1:16 pm
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