Researchers at MIT have developed three synthetic composite materials that they say resembles bone. The first simulates the mechanical properties of bone and nacre, another simulates the mineral calcite and the third has a diamond pattern resembling snakeskin.
3D Systems has joined Planetary Resources' core group of investors and will be a collaborative partner in developing and manufacturing components of its ARKYD Series of spacecraft using 3D printing and digital manufacturing solutions.
Buttercup, a duckling hatched in a high school biology lab last year, had one foul foot. When his caregivers discovered he had trouble walking, they knew he needed a replacement to survive. So they turned to 3D printing to create a prosthetic foot for Buttercup.
VisiJet SL Impact is highly versatile, powering a wider range of applications. It is ideal for functional parts that must stand up to the harshest, most demanding environments, and use cases, include snap fit parts, and other applications requiring outstanding toughness.
Users of Windows 8.1 will be able to 3D print an item directly from third-party applications by clicking "print." Microsoft also announced it is going to sell MakerBot Replicator 2 in its stores.
The annual Wohlers study has found there are currently five companies in the US making professional-quality additive manufacturing machines; down from 10 companies 10 years ago. Europe leads the way.
With AutoCAD 360, users will be able to edit 2D files right in the GrabCAD browser, including collaborative editing where multiple users can see and edit a drawing.
Imperia's developers turned to 3D printing for the production of the necessary aluminum die casting prototypes from sand molds. The Imperia developers used French foundry Sicta which in turn chose voxeljet Services to partner on this ambitious project.
The project started with taking a full body 3D scan of designer Larisa Katz. After taking the scan and looking at the results, the decision was made to create something that hasn't been done before: a 3D-Printed fashion jacket for woman.
Stratasys Chairman Scott Crump said in a recent interview in Beijing that his company plans acquisitions to expand into devices that use metals.