3D Printing
3D printing, the Masterspool, and a bid to scrap plastic waste
This week UK scientists advanced the serendipitous discovery of a PET-G eating enzyme that could break down dumped plastic bottles. Just a month after Rich Horner made headlines for his documentation of a Sea of Plastic off the coast of Bali, Indonesia, the mutant enzyme shows promise for degrading the world's junk problem.
Apr 17 7:43PM 3dprintingindustry.com

Dartmouth researchers create 'smart' 3D printing ink that responds to stimuli
Apr 17, 2018 | By David A team of researchers at Dartmouth, part of the Ke Research Group which is led by chemistry professor Chenfeng Ke, have succeeded in creating an innovative new 3D printing material. Their material is an ink that can react to environmental stimuli, enabling the printing of 'smart' 4D objects.
Apr 17 5:55PM 3ders.org

SME Announces Keynote Speakers for RAPID + TCT: 3D Printing in Sports, Aerospace, Medicine, The Future
Nonprofit organization SME, which supports the manufacturing industry, has spent months getting ready for the 2018 RAPID + TCT Conference, which begins this Monday, April 23, in Fort Worth, Texas. We've already seen several announcements about exciting new 3D printers, materials, and technologies that will debut on the showroom floor - and a true highlight at this industry event is expert-led discussion of industry and application.
Apr 17 5:01PM 3DPrint.com | The Voice of 3D Printing / Additive Manufacturing

3D Printing Watertight Containers
Most normal 3D prints are not watertight. There are a few reasons for this, but primarily it is little gaps between layers that is the culprit.
Apr 17 3:30PM Hackaday

Hyundai Mobis open $2.8 million 3D printing and design workshop for vehicles
Hyundai Mobis, a subsidiary of Hyundai Motor Group that manufactures automotive parts in South Korea, has opened a 3D printing lab, the Design Model Workshop, which has the capacity to 3D print customized vehicle parts. It is South Korea's first design research facility launched by an automotive component supplier.
Apr 17 2:54PM 3dprintingindustry.com

3DXTECH Launches 3D Printing Filament Based on Arkema Kepstan PEKK at RAPID + TCT
The new PEKK filaments are designed for 3D printing of highly technical parts requiring extreme performance. Properties include resistance to high temperatures and harsh chemicals, and outstanding flame and smoke properties.
Apr 17 12:48PM 3DPrint.com | The Voice of 3D Printing / Additive Manufacturing

3D Printing Awards Presented at the IDTechEx Show! Berlin
At last week's IDTechEx Show! in Berlin, Additive Industries were presented with the 'Best Development in 3D Printing' Award. Their submission on the 'World's first integrated metal 3D printed part removal' was chosen by the judges whose comments included: "As part of an already established metal AM ecosystem, this module eliminates some of the most tiresome and time consuming manual elements of the often-overlooked post processing stage.
Apr 17 10:48AM 3D Printing Progress

3D Printing Update: Q1 2018 in Review
Global manufacturers are becoming aware of the benefits of producing metal parts by additive manufacturing, at least according to a report from Wohlers Associates. The report also says an estimated 1,768 additive manufacturing systems were sold in 2017, representing an 80-percent increase from 2016.
Apr 17 3:45AM Investing News Network

U.S. Navy Explores 3D Printing with Explosive Materials
A small consultancy in Chattanooga, Tennessee is helping the U.S.
Apr 17 12:45AM The Maritime Executive

3D Printing with Living Cells Could Revolutionize Tissue Engineering
Scientists at the University of Twente have managed to 3D print structures with living cells, which could boost the field of tissue engineering. Researchers at the University of Twente in the Netherlands have used a technique called 'in-air microfluidics' to 3D print structures that contain living cells.
Apr 16 11:30PM Labiotech.eu

3D Printing Materials Updates: Windform Passes New Tests, 3DVerkstan and add:north Partner Up
CRP Technology is known for its Windform 3D printing materials, a collection of high-performance composite materials with strong thermal and mechanical properties. Windform materials are highly flexible, elastic, and resistant to damage from vibration, deformation, high and low temperatures, and liquids.
Apr 16 9:27PM 3DPrint.com | The Voice of 3D Printing / Additive Manufacturing

FUSED footwear, 3D printed shoes
For the past year, I've been developing fully 3D-printed footwear. Made from TPE, and with nothing glued, stitched or added to the shoes, they are fully recyclable into 3D-printing filament to make new products.
Apr 16 8:51PM Core77

3D Printing Materials Filament and 3d Printer Filament Suppliers
1.75mm 3D Filaments 2.
Apr 16 7:06PM Filaments.ca

2024 Vision for the Global 3D Printing Market
The 3D Printing Market: Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends, and Forecasts 2016-2024 report discerns that in these spirited and swiftly developing circumstances, the state-of-the-art marketing statistics are vital to determine performance and make influential verdicts for growth and profitability. As an effect, this report will be presenting all the requisite facts and figures on trends & developments and underline on technologies & capacities, materials & markets, and on the changeable structure of the 3D Printing Market.
Apr 16 5:30PM Truthweek

How 3D Printing Helps Jabil Slash Production Costs & Times
A steady pace of innovations underscore Jabil's mission to be the most technologically advanced manufacturing solutions provider in the world. To that end, the company continually weaves a digital thread across its 100 facilities in 29 countries to connect people, processes and plants with suppliers, partners and customers in new and powerful ways.
Apr 16 5:01PM The Robot Report

voxeljet reports steady growth of 3D printing with 23 million revenue for FY2017
voxeljet (FRA:VX8A) continues 3D printing financial results season reporting for the fourth quarter and full year ended December 31, 2017. Reporting a 3.
Apr 16 4:55PM 3dprintingindustry.com

PrintLab and CREATE Education Team Up to Support 3D Printing in UK Schools
Global 3D printing distributor and curriculum provider PrintLab, based in the UK, is on a mission to support the adoption of 3D printing in schools with the help of its educational 3D printing ecosystem and resources for teachers. To further this goal, today PrintLab announces that it is teaming up with UK 3D printing company CREATE Education, a collaborative platform that provides educators with free resources and support, like lesson and professional development resources and project ideas, to help introduce and keep 3D printing technology in the classroom.
Apr 16 3:14PM 3DPrint.com | The Voice of 3D Printing / Additive Manufacturing

Could 3D printing boost fruit and veg?
3D-printed food could prove an unexpected way of getting kids to eat more fresh produce, the co-founder of a Spanish tech company has claimed. Lynette Kucsma from Natural Machines took to the stage at The Ingredients Show in Birmingham to showcase her company's Foodini 3D printer, which is aimed at both commercial and domestic use and is already being used in professional kitchens.
Apr 16 2:15PM fruitnet.com

New 3D Printing Material Uses Cellulose for Sustainability and Quality
New 3D printing materials are being developed regularly, and they're not being made solely from plastic or metal. Scientists are creating materials from all sorts of natural substances, from algae to coffee grounds, and a recent material being heavily studied for 3D printing is cellulose.
Apr 16 2:07PM 3DPrint.com | The Voice of 3D Printing / Additive Manufacturing

Bringing classical architecture back with 3D printing
EDG, a New York city based architectural design studio, is using 3D printing to restore and recreate intricate details in historic architecture. Classical style, 3D printed Inspired by the slated demolition of a historical building on New York's Fifth Avenue, EDG began planning financially viable ways to restore other old buildings.
Apr 16 10:47AM 3dprintingindustry.com