Insights on how 3D printing is moving digital files from the virtual world into the physical world.
The first material of choice for 3d printing was plastic, due to the fact that it could be melted easily and was malleable. More advanced 3d printers were able to use metals, such as titanium, thanks to laser based additive manufacturing technology.
While working for Shapeways Inc., a 3D printing marketplace company, Kegan Schouwenburg spent most of her time thinking about 3D printing technology. One day while walking many miles across the factory floor, she decided that 3d printed orthotic
The number of space applications for aerospace 3d printing continues to grow with the recent announcement by Tethers Unlimited that they will develop spacecraft structures with embedded radiation shielding. Under a contract with the Ai
Just as NASA is looking at 3d printing printing technology to support long term, deep space missions, the United States Navy is mulling the same technology for its own missions. Ships are often at sea for many months, so a way to rapidly create spare
3D printing for dentists is an ideal technology simply because dentists are consistently in need of molds, crowns, bridges and implants. When the dentist is looking at ways to cut down on the costs of dental work for the patient. Pat
3D printing for Orthodontics has recently joined the fray alongside other 3D printing taking place within the world of dentistry. Considering how much 3D printing in general is already profoundly changing how we make nearly everything, it's no su
3D printing is an exciting technology that is becoming a standard in the field of dentistry. Although it has been around since the 1980s, it is now being used more and more. According to Wikipedia, “3D additive manufacturing or 3D printing is a
3D printing, or additive manufacturing, isn’t just for jewelry and electronics anymore. It has, in fact, made the leap from laboratory to operating room. That’s right, surgeons are beginning to utilize the dynamic new technology to assist
According to a recent article in 3D Printer World, the European aircraft manufacturer Airbus is forging an alliance with China's North Western Polytechnical University (NPU) to develop aerospace 3d printing that can be applied to the commercial a