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3D printer filament based on coffee

Filament manufacturer 3Dom USA released a new bio-material made from coffee. Called Wound Up™, the filament is a continuing partnership with Fargo, North Dakota based bio-composite company, c2renew.

3D Printlife launches an eco-friendly ABS filament

3D Printlife launches Enviro™, the world’s first eco-friendly ABS filament and the 3D Printing Association is pleased with the efforts towards the eco-friendly solutions.

Formnext 2015 presents a special show for AM

Formnext 2015 is about to organise a special show for AM, called ‘From Basic Material to Component’,

CREAT3D showcases its 3D printers at TCT Show

CREAT3D is about to showcase its latest desktop 3D printer equipment at the TCT Show + Personalize taking place on 30th September and 1st October 2015 at the NEC, Birmingham.

Stardock adds 3D Printing, Map sharing and Mega Events DLC in...

Stardock has added the Galactic Civilizations III 1.2 with options that the users shall get their in-game assets 3D printed, share maps and new DLC for galaxy-wide Mega Events.

Start-ups and small medium enterprises can also join 3DPA

The 3DPA continues to grow and the membership director Ian Ferguson gives us an update on how the association is developing.

Airbus BizLab selects five start-ups in its first call for projects

Airbus BizLab has selected the first five start-ups in its first call for projects including a project that streamlines 3D printing data.

EFESTO in structured reseller agreement with Sciaky for EBAM systems

EFESTO and Sciaky have entered into a structured reseller agreement, which includes the sale of Sciaky’s EBAM systems and services to targeted countries and named accounts.

Thermwood plans to develop AM system

Thermwood plans a program to develop an additive manufacturing system, capable of making large carbon graphite reinforced composite thermoplastic components.
Image: Brightlands Chemelot Campus

3D printing materials research accelerates innovation

3D printing materials research is important for innovation. Zuyd University of Applied Sciences, Maastricht University, and Chemelot Innovation and Learning Labs (CHILL), all based in The Netherlands, have been awarded a subsidy of one million Euro for a major 3D-printing project.

Top 25 3D modeling & design software for 3D Printing

Recently, i.materialise has listed top 25 most popular 3D modeling software for 3D printing. They have overviewed the following six different variables to rank the software.
C_27J with winglets

Alenia Aermacchi completes flight-tests with new 3D printed winglets

Finmeccanica-Alenia Aermacchi has completed flight tests of its C-27J battlefield airlifter after the addition of 3D printed winglets to the airlifter configuration.

UL partners with ARTC to launch design for AM training course...

UL partners with the Advanced Remanufacturing and Technology Centre (ARTC), which is Asia’s first centre for test-bedding and developing manufacturing technologies, to host an exclusive training program on “Design for Additive Manufacturing.”

UC Berkeley engineers 3D printed ‘smart cap’ to sense spoiled food

UC Berkeley engineers, together with colleagues at Taiwan’s National Chiao Tung University, 3D printed a wireless “smart cap” for a milk carton that detects signs of spoilage using embedded sensors.

WASP launches professional extruder adaptable to others’ 3D printers

WASP launches a new clay extruder for ceramic materials, LDM (liquid deposit modeling) that can interrupt and restart the extrusion flow and can be adapted to most of the 3D printers on the market.