Tag: 3D Printing Applications

Empa researcher 3D prints ear out of cellulose

Jan 21, 2019 | By Cameron A researcher at Empa has 3D printed an ear using the polymer that gives plants their structural support: cellulose. Empa (Eidgenössische Materialprüfungs- und Forschungsanstalt) is the German acronym for the Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology. We’ve previously reported on 3D printing biomedical devices with cellulose, and... Read More »

US Army researching 3D printed ceramic body armor

Jan 21, 2019 | By Cameron Ceramic is one of the hardest materials, which is why it often finds its way into body armor; it works by being so hard that it shatters incoming projectiles, reducing their kinetic mass and penetrability. Ceramic is also incredibly brittle, meaning ceramic armor plates usually break when they’re hit... Read More »

US Air Force installs first 3D printed titanium part on F-22 fighter aircraft

Jan 21, 2019 | By Thomas The world’s most expensive fighter jet soon may be flying with parts made from a 3D printer. In December 2018, the U.S. Air Force’s 574th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron has installed for the first time a 3D-printed, titanium-based bracket onto an operational F-22 Raptor jet during depot maintenance operations at... Read More »

Relativity Space gets Air Force approval to launch 3D printed rockets from Cape Canaveral

Jan 18, 2019 | By Thomas Los Angeles-based Relativity Space, a three-year-old start-up that aspires to build rockets using 3D printers, announced a contract Thursday with the U.S. Air Force to build and operate a launch facility at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. A computer rendering shows Relativity Space’s rocket Terran launching from... Read More »

Zero Waste Lab in Greece directly recycling waste plastic into 3D printed furniture

Jan 18, 2019 | By Cameron A Zero Waste Lab was just opened in Thessaloniki, Greece that directly recycles plastic into outdoor furniture. For the public, closing the plastic waste loop with direct recycling is one of the more compelling selling points of 3D printing as we all feel the guilt of our plastic waste.... Read More »

Researchers at Ghent University 3D print bridge with least amount of concrete

Jan 17, 2019 | By Cameron There is currently a lot of interest from investors and commercial developers in the 3D printing of architectural components, so when researchers want to demonstrate their construction-grade 3D printers, the go-to structure is a bridge. Bridges are the ideal choice because they’re load bearing, public facing, and free standing,... Read More »

Carbon and Ford partner to 3D print durable, end-use parts

Jan 17, 2019 | By Thomas Silicon Valley-based digital manufacturing company Carbon is set to partner with Ford in providing 3D printed polymer parts. The parts include Ford Focus HVAC (Heating, Ventilation and Cooling) Lever Arm Service Parts, Ford F-150 Raptor Auxiliary Plugs for a niche market, and Ford Mustang GT500 Electric Parking Brake Brackets.... Read More »

TAHOE Boats builds first hull with Thermwood 3D printed tooling

Jan 17, 2019 | By Thomas TAHOE Boats, part of White River Marine Group, the marine manufacturing arm of Bass Pro Shops, has announced its new and revolutionary T16 boat design engineered with families in mind. Using innovative 3D printing technology, the T16 delivers a lightweight design and better affordability with an uncompromising commitment to... Read More »

Deloitte: 5G nets, 3D printing and smart speakers among top 2019 opportunities

Jan 17, 2019 | By Thomas The technology, media and telecommunications (TMT) practice at Deloitte, the business advisory firm, has reveals its latest digital trends for 2019 in its annual UK technology, media and telecoms (TMT) report. 5G enters the mainstream in 2019 2019 will see the first mass-market generation of 5G-enabled handsets go on... Read More »

Worlds longest 3D printed concrete pedestrian bridge opens in Shanghai

Jan 16, 2019 | By Cameron One of the biggest (pun totally intended) trends occurring in 3D printing right now is printing bridges. We just covered the opening of China’s first 3D-printed footbridge in Shanghai, but another record-setting 3D-printed concrete pedestrian bridge was unveiled on the same weekend and also in Shanghai. Professor of architecture... Read More »

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