UK Designers Develop Miniature Phone Charger with 3D Printing (Video)

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When considering that nearly everybody carries a smartphone these days – in addition to their keys and wallet – it makes perfect sense why so many designers and manufacturers have been actively designing accessories ranging from speakers and cases to stands and sleeves for the mobile devices.  However, the one problem that everybody runs into is also among one of the most difficult to solve: battery life.   Continue reading “UK Designers Develop Miniature Phone Charger with 3D Printing (Video)”

Metals are the fastest growing segment of 3D Printing, metal sales growing by 32%

Building metal parts is the only way 3D printing can become productive. Plastic 3D printing has its place in prototyping and education, but 3D printing in metal will allow the technology to be used to manufacture final production parts in a wide variety of industries. Metals are the fastest-growing segment of 3D printing, with printer sales growing at 48% and material sales growing at 32%. Continue reading “Metals are the fastest growing segment of 3D Printing, metal sales growing by 32%”

Neri Oxman, MIT Unveil Breakthrough Glass 3D Printing Platform (Video)

Glass can be molded, formed, blown, plated, sintered and now 3D printed. Neri Oxman and her Mediated Matter Group team has just unveiled their new glass printing platform: G3DP: Additive Manufacturing of Optically Transparent Glass. A collaboration with the Glass Lab at MIT, G3DP is the first of its kind and can 3D print optically transparent glass with stunning precision.  Continue reading “Neri Oxman, MIT Unveil Breakthrough Glass 3D Printing Platform (Video)”

Google Ventures Raises $100mn Funding to Develop 3D Printing Startup

Carbon3D Inc., a Silicon Valley based 3D printing company working at the intersection of hardware, software and molecular science, today announced it has secured a $100 million funding round led by Google Ventures. The financing will support Carbon3D as it continues to develop technology and materials that will enable customers to address the fundamental limitations of conventional 3D printing as they move toward a flexible 3D manufacturing solution. Continue reading “Google Ventures Raises $100mn Funding to Develop 3D Printing Startup”

Gizmo 3D Printer Capable of Printing Objects in 6 Minutes (Video)

Active members of the 3D printing community will doubtlessly recall the uproar caused a few months ago, when the Australian-made Gizmo 3D DLP printer was unveiled – the machine that could become the world’s fastest high quality 3D printer. It hit the web with force with a video illustrating its ‘Continous 3D printing’ DLP technique, and its crowdfunding debut in the fall of 2015 is still eagerly awaited. Continue reading “Gizmo 3D Printer Capable of Printing Objects in 6 Minutes (Video)”

3D-Printed Bricks Can Be Filled with Water to Bring Down Temperatures

We’ve previously seen designers use the presence of swimming pools or take advantage of prevailing winds to help passively cool homes. But what if every brick used to build a house could cool it down? Design studio Emerging Objects has come out with 3D-printed porous bricks called Cool Bricks that can be filled with water to bring down temperatures. Continue reading “3D-Printed Bricks Can Be Filled with Water to Bring Down Temperatures”

Specavia Presents Construction-Focused 3D Printer (Video)

2015 has seen a fair number of construction-related 3D printing stories make headlines, including Chinese firms 3D printing and assembling whole buildings and Tennessee’s Branch Technology developing a unique commercial endeavor for 3D printing only the walls themselves. Central and Eastern Europe are no strangers to the trend, either, as Slovenia’s BetAbram has demonstrated and, now, 3D Print Expo Moscow will be showcasing a new construction-focused 3D printer from a Russian company called Specavia. Continue reading “Specavia Presents Construction-Focused 3D Printer (Video)”