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Top 10 3D printed automotive industry innovations available right now

The automotive industry is a hive of rapid prototyping, fast development and mass customization. It’s a natural home for 3D printing and it’s no surprise that the major manufacturers have been a driving force, if you’ll excuse the [...]

Is 3D printed titanium about to get stronger?

  UPDATE: We have been informed by Carnegie Mellon University’s College of Engineering that the information originally presented in this article cast the research findings incorrectly. When writing the original article, we di [...]

Olli: the 3D printed self-driving minibus

Meet Olli, a 3D printed minibus capable of transporting 12 passengers! The vehicle was unveiled by Arizona startup Local Motors outside of the US capital city, Washington. The electric, self driving shuttle was created in a partne [...]

New foam could change material science

Researchers at the Masdar Institute of Science and Technology have created a super strong, lightweight form of foam that could change the world. 3D printing has allowed us to revisit the world of material science and change the st [...]

Airbus demonstrates green tech at ILA

Airbus Group and subsidiary Premium AEROTEC will display a range of products that will contribute to the future of flight at the ILA 2016 airshow in Berlin. Unsurprisingly, 3D printing will play a major part. The international aer [...]

Why 3D printing matters in Africa

We might think of 3D printing as a first world privilege that belongs in the Ivory Towers like Silicon Valley, Amsterdam and Munich. Nothing could be further from the truth and African nations should embrace this technology that r [...]

How will 3D printing affect the supply chain?

We know that 3D printing will disrupt manufacturing and the international supply chain, but nobody seems to know how yet. Now a paper from the Business School at Lingman Normal University in Zhanjiang has tried to separate the woo [...]

Airbus takes intriguing patent

Airbus has applied for a patent that could change the face of a vehicle design and could well have wider applications. In essence the aerospace company has found a way to create a shell-like structure that the 3D print is laid int [...]

Students launch rocket with printed engine

A team of students at the University of California San Diego beat some of the world’s biggest space agencies and launched a rocket with a 3D printed engine on May 21st. The university’s Students for the Exploration and Development [...]

Airbus unveils ‘Light Rider’ motorcycle.

Aerospace giant Airbus Group has unveiled the stunning ‘Light Rider’ electric motorcycle that uses state-of-the-art 3D printing techniques to strip weight. APWorks, part of the Airbius Group, is responsible for the bike and a vast [...]