"3D printing" tag

New 3D-printed device mimics the goldbug beetle, which changes color when prodded

In this age of smartphones and tablet computers, touch-sensitive surfaces are everywhere. They’re also brittle, as people with cracked phone screens everywhere can attest. Covering a robot — or an airplane or a…

Proto Labs boosts capabilities with new 3D printer

Proto Labs Inc. is offering multi-hardness elastomeric parts technology to its prototyping tool kit. The Maple Plain, Minn., company has added a PolyJet printer to it its industrial 3D printing services to allow…

Moulding Expo 2017: Around 700 exhibitors expected from 30 countries

For many years now generative technologies have been used in industry in many areas, from the initial design to the finished product. But there are many more possible applications. Moulding Expo 2017 wants…

TRUMPF showcases lasers for research and 3D printing

The high technology company TRUMPF, based in Ditzingen near Stuttgart, Germany, had put on another impressive show at this year’s Photonics West, one of the most important optics and photonics conferences in the…

Ability 3D promises to let hobbyists print with metal

Printing metal has been one of the holy grails of 3D printing. For the most part, printed prototype parts are made of plastic or other soft materials. That greatly limits their use in…

UrbanAlps releases a metal 3D printed key safe from fuplication

In 2015 UrbanAlps, based in Switzerland, created a 3D printed security key, called the Stealth Key, that the co-founders say is the new standard of high-security cylinder-locks and keys. The duo who started…

First entirely 3D-printed organ-on-a-chip with integrated sensors

Researchers from the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University and the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) have made the first entirely 3D-printed organ-on-a-chip with…

Extremely economical production of punctional plastic parts with AE12 Binder Jetting

Additive elements has presented development results  about the new process enables the production of dense plastic parts using AE12 Binder Jetting 3D printers. Currently, Binder Jetting lets you build only porous parts in gypsum…

New desktop injection molding machine gives competition a run for its money

Kubi Kara and his partner, Burak Cevik, never thought they would be in the injection molding business, but as they say, necessity is the mother of invention. Kara, a mechanical engineer who has…

Jung & Co implements the “spare parts on demand” concept in the beverage industry thanks to metal 3D Printing

German Jung & Co, a specialist in stainless steel components, is realying on 3D Printing or Additive Manufacturing to ensure that spare parts for beverage filling plants are available more quickly. At Jung…

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