Modular Heat Exchanger Made via 3D Printed Molds

You may recognize the name Brett Turnage from the amazingly detailed 3D printed RC cars and motorcycles he makes. But Turnage, founder of BTI LLC, has moved up and is now using 3D printing to improve upon life-sized cars. More specifically, BTI is 3D printing the molds used to fabricate its new Modular Heat Exchanger…

STACKER Successfully Funds Industrial Office F1 3D Printer on Kickstarter

3D printer Kickstarter campaigns don’t all get it right, but when it comes to crowdfunding, industrial-grade 3D printer provider STACKER seems to know what it’s doing. The Minnesota-based company just closed a very successful Kickstarter campaign for the new STACKER F1 3D printer, which it’s calling “The Essential Office Machine,” and a new line of…

3D Printing for Preppers: A Review of the Ultimaker S3 3D Printer

While disaster has not yet befallen my humble family, there is no shortage of emergencies globally and the COVID-19 pandemic has demonstrated just how useful even desktop 3D printing can be during disaster situations. Provided with the opportunity to review an Ultimaker S3 3D printer and several unique filaments, I thought I’d explore the 3D…

Zortrax Launches inCloud Remote 3D Printing Management System

We’ve been hearing a lot about companies working to shore up their supply chains and streamlining workflows during the pandemic as COVID-19 continues to wreak havoc on businesses around the world. Recently, MakerBot and Ultimaker each launched new software solutions that can help make 3D printing easier to integrate into home offices and enterprises, and…

3DPOD Episode 34: Eric Pallarés, BCN3D and Professional Desktop 3D Printing

In this episode, Max and I spoke with Eric Pallarés of BCN3D. BCN3D is a Barcelona-based material extrusion 3D printing company. Having started on the desktop, BCN3D now is moving toward enterprise and the factory floor. The company is working on developing an ecosystem of tools including software, settings, and machine. The firm’s new Epsilon…

LightForce Orthodontics Raises $14M for Custom 3D Printed Braces

They’re not fun by any stretch of the imagination, but getting braces is a rite of passage for many teenagers. While this hasn’t changed for many years, neither has the technology used to make them. But venture-backed startup LightForce Orthodontics, which makes what it calls the “world’s first and only” customized 3D printed orthodontic bracket…

Bioprinting and Computer Modeling Could Help Predicted Cancer Growth

On the centuries-old quest to cure cancer, researchers have made major advances in learning more complex details about how to prevent, diagnose, treat, and survive one of the world’s biggest killers. From successful immunotherapies to the growing role of precision medicine, these major advances are helping clinicians save lives. But with approximately 14 million new…

Fraunhofer IFAM Adopts Modular Fusion Factory Metal Filament 3D Printer

The Fraunhofer Institute for Manufacturing Technology and Advanced Materials (Franhofer IFAM) has been part of the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft applied research organization since 1974, and according to its website, is one of Europe’s most important research institutions for adhesive bonding technology, surfaces, and shaping and functional materials. Fraunhofer IFAM’s Dresden location, a leader in powder metallurgy, inaugurated…

7 Projects That Are Restoring Coral Reefs by 3D Printing Them

Our coral reefs are dying. Marine scientists have known this fact for a long time, and have been trying to reverse the problem for decades. The death of the coral reefs spells an end for most of our oceans’ ecosystems, which will directly affect humankind. The coral reefs’ demise could be the beginning of the…

Aetrex Launches its Thinnest 3D Printed Insole Yet

In February last year, Aetrex, known for its traditionally made insole and footwear consumer products, launched its custom 3D printed orthotic program line in partnership with EOS. Just this month, the company launched its thinnest 3D printed orthotic yet – made specifically for shoes that do not have removable insoles or have very little removable…