Carbon fibers prove stronger than Kevlar and glass in FDM 3D prints

Looking into ways to improve the strength of nylon 3D printer filament, researchers at University College Dublin have conducted a comparative study on the addition of fiber reinfor [...]

New 3D printing software for designing functional mechanical objects

Researchers at the Institute of Science and Technology (IST) Austria have developed a software system to design functional, mechanical objects for 3D printing. The software allows [...]

Dog given synthetic bone by 3D printing technology

Scientists at the University of Glasgow have successfully implemented an innovative new treatment for creating synthetic bones into a dog. The process is hoped to lead to human bon [...]

Celebrating International Women in Engineering Day 2017

Since 2016, the UK's Daily Telegraph newspaper has marked June 23 with a list of the Top 50 Women in Engineering. This year Lucy Ackland, who led development of Renishaw's RenAM 50 [...]

Researchers evaluate the value of 3D bioprinting to create in vitro cancer cells

Two separate groups have published studies looking at how 3D printing can be used for cancer research. Belgian researchers have evaluated the use of 3D printing to create in vitro  [...]

NASA awards Optomec contract supporting 3D printed electronics in space

3D printed metal and electronics company Optomec, has been awarded a NASA Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) contract to continue development of its Adaptive Laser Sintering [...]

The future of 3D printing by medical consultant Dr. Thirumurugan S V Mahadhevan

Dr. Thirumurugan S V Mahadhevan, is a medical consultant and healthcare solutions manager at Next Big Innovations Lab. With a background in dentistry, and masters degrees in pharma [...]

3D Printing News Sliced: Autodesk, Additive Industries, Sauber F1, Ivory Digital Denture

In this slice of the latest 3D printing news, we feature: Autodesk, Additive Industries, Sauber, 3D Systems, Sicnova 3D, Siemens, Ivory Digital Denture, Stratasys, AbilityMate, Ent [...]

GKN Aerospace flies 3D printed optical ice detector probe

British company GKN Aerospace has announced successful flight testing of a 3D printed titanium optical ice detector (OID) probe. The 3D printed probe was tested onboard the Atmosph [...]

K2M 3D printed spine implant achieves FDA approval

Medical device company K2M (NASDAQ:KTWO), headquartered in Virginia, has announced that its 3D printed MOJAVE spinal support implant has achieved clearance from the U.S. Food & [...]