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  • HP's Metal Jet 3D printer may build your next car's innards

    09/22/2018 1:43:01 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    CNET ^ | September 10, 2018 | Stephen Shankland
    Humans have figured out lots of ways to shape metal -- casting it with a mold, stamping it, drilling holes and milling surfaces in a machine shop, even zapping it with a laser. Well, now you can add a new method: 3D printing. A number of companies offer metal 3D printing, which creates products and components layer by layer with a computer-controlled system tracing its lineage to ordinary inkjet printers. But on Monday, printing giant HP announced it's entered the market with the ambition to dramatically lower prices, courtesy of a $400,000 product called the Metal Jet. "We're really going...
  • The first common 3D-printed buildings might be army barracks

    09/17/2018 6:23:13 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    Fast Company ^ | September 14, 2018 | Jesus Diaz
    We’ve seen 3D-printed houses, ceilings, and bridges. But one of the most sensible uses for the technology may be by the U.S. Marine Corps, which recently finished printing the world’s first 3D-printed concrete barracks. The new technique is safer and less wasteful compared to conventional construction methods–and the research, a collaboration with the architectural firm SOM, could change how emergency housing and infrastructure are built, too. “The clearest advantage is flexibility,” Captain Matt Friedell, the Additive Manufacturing Lead at the Marine Corps Systems Command, headquartered in Quantico, Virginia, says over email. “We can make walls, obstacles, buildings, and other structures...
  • Volkswagen to Use 3D Printers for Mass Production of Parts (In metal)

    09/12/2018 10:19:33 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    Research Snipers News ^ | September 12, 2018 | Aiman Bilal
    Volkswagen would be using 3D printers for mass production of parts. The world’s largest carmaker has found a new innovative way of making use of the 3D printer. Volkswagen revealed about its plans on Tuesday about starting to use the HP metal printing technology for manufacturing selected parts which include gear knobs and customized tailgate lettering. The company unveiled its plans that it wants to mass produce its structural parts via making use of the technology within the span of two to three years. Martin Goede—the Volkswagen’s Head of Technology Planning and Development said that the complete automobile would probably...
  • 3D-printed gun plans explode online (1 website logged 1.4 million requests in 3 weeks)

    08/22/2018 8:01:24 AM PDT · by rktman · 24 replies
    wnd.com ^ | 8/21/2018 | unknown
    Plans for 3D-printed guns have spread across the internet over the past three weeks despite the efforts of a federal judge and some of the country’s largest social media companies to try to impose limits. Gun rights supporters say the online explosion — one website owner who posted the plans said his site logged 1.4 million requests over the past three weeks — shows the futility of efforts to put the genie back into the bottle. But gun control advocates are still battling and will be back in court Tuesday to ask U.S. District Judge Robert S. Lasnik to extend...
  • Ackuretta Launches New 3D Printing Ceramic Resin

    08/19/2018 9:54:47 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    All 3DP ^ | August 18, 2018 | Hanna Watkin
    Ackuretta, the manufacturer of high-precision prosumer grade Digital Light Processing 3D printers based in Taipei, Taiwan, announced the addition of a new ceramic resin to its Qura resin line. For anyone wanting to create ceramic 3D prints, choosing the right material is mandatory. There’s now a new contender to this market too, the Ackuretta ceramic resin. The new resin from the Digital Light Processing 3D printer manufacturer is part of its Qura resin line. The company is describing its new material as an “advanced” and “pioneering” ceramic resin. Ackuretta explains in a press release: “While traditionally ceramic parts required expensive...
  • MIT offers online certificate program for Additive Manufacturing ("3D Printing")

    08/14/2018 10:51:51 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    3D Printing Industry ^ | August 14, 2018 | Beau Jackson
    After a successful run earlier this year, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) will offer another session of its online Additive Manufacturing course, led by Professor A. John Hart.(VIDEO-AT-LINK) Learn how to design for additive manufacturing Additive manufacturing (AM) has applications across manufacturing, and Additive Manufacturing for Innovative Design aims to help learners understand how AM will transform the way products are designed and delivered. The syllabus is designed to prepare professionals for implementing 3D printing processes in their own organizations, bridging the gap between the opportunities enabled by AM and the skills necessary to implement it across multiple industries. The...
  • 3D printing companies take action against 3D guns amid debatable public safety threat

    08/14/2018 10:00:27 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    WHYY-FM ^ | August 14, 2018 | Bobby Allyn
    At the South Philadelphia high-tech makers’ space NextFab, creators of all types work on projects using laser cutters, robots, and a room full of 3D printers. Walt Barger, who manages the printing operations there, is standing between two printers the size of refrigerators, noting both their power and price tag. “It’s an older printer, but it’s still a $40,000 machine,” he said, pointing to one. “And the one next to it, the ProJet, is a $100,000 machine.” Lately, Barger has been extra vigilant about the kinds of things people are hoping to create here. “Our staff is always monitoring. If...
  • 15 of The Coolest 3D Printed Things

    08/13/2018 9:37:04 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    Interesting Engineering ^ | August 11, 2018 | Christopher McFadden
    3D printing is fast becoming one of the most useful tools ever developed by humans. The technique can be used to print pretty much anything from food to new body parts. 3D printers can also be used to print novelty items, tools, weapons and even buildings. The technology has already had a huge impact on the modern world and is set to become ever more important in many industries of the future. In most cases, the only real limitation to what can be 3D printed is our imagination, as these 15 amazing 3D printed objects testify to. The following list...
  • 3D Printing: An Affordable Solution for World's Housing Crisis

    08/09/2018 11:25:01 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    CIO Review ^ | August 10, 2018 | Staff
    Since time immemorial, mankind has always been in a constant state of evolution, through various innovative ideas, ground-breaking discoveries, and technologies. While technologies like war machines and drones play havoc in human civilization, there are certain technologies that aid in the betterment of our kind. One such technology is 3D Printing. What started as an experiment by Charles Hull in the early 80's, as a means for hardening tabletop coatings, 3D Printing has become a thriving multi-million dollar industry, with a potential for impacting innovations through all walks of our lives. On March 2017, in the backdrops of a quaint...
  • Facebook bars users from sharing blueprints for 3D-printed guns

    08/09/2018 11:04:30 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    CNN Tech ^ | August 9, 2018 | Ahiza Garcia
    Facebook is blocking sites that provide instructions for creating 3D printed guns and deleting content related to the creation of such weapons. The company's decision comes as several states attempt to prevent such guidelines from being published online. Cody Wilson, a self-described "radical individualist," has waged an ongoing battle against the federal government for the right to publish his open-source code for 3D printing firearms. Wilson reached a settlement in June that would have allowed his company, Defense Distributed, to do just that. But the night before his site was to go live, a federal judge blocked the settlement and...
  • Immensa and CCC’s make breakthrough for concrete formwork using large format 3D printing

    08/05/2018 1:31:45 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    ME Construction News ^ | August 5, 2018 | Anirban Bagchi
    UAE and Greek companies claim world first tech allows architects to become industry’s master builders UAE-based 3D printing company Immensa Technology Labs has released the result of a joint effort with Consolidated Contractors Company (CCC) to recover a series of concrete casting techniques with the aid of large-format 3D printing. In what the two companies claim is a world-first, a ‘Sensorial Adaptive Concrete Screen’ was developed with NOWlab, the innovation department of Berlin-based BigRep. The screen showcases techniques that once belonged to skilled craftsman but have had life breathed back into them through expert digital fabrication. According to a statement...
  • Alyssa Milano: A 3D printed gun is downloadable death

    08/01/2018 4:24:29 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 65 replies
    CNN ^ | July 31, 2018 | Alyssa Milano
    Imagine this: the convicted domestic abuser next door tries to buy a gun. He's turned down because he fails his background check. When he gets home, he opens up his browser, and in half an hour he's printing out his own undetectable, fully functional plastic gun, with no background check and no record of his purchase. As of August 1, it will be a reality in America -- unless we are able to stop it. Due to a settlement between the State Department and Defense Distributed -- a Texas based designer of 3D guns -- felons, domestic abusers, terrorists, those...
  • 3D-printed guns are coming to America unless Congress acts. But the NRA doesn't want them to.

    08/01/2018 2:43:25 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 35 replies
    NBC News ^ | August 1, 2018 | Harley Rouda
    It took a federal judge and a temporary injunction on Tuesday night but, at least until next Thursday, it's not yet legal for anyone with access to a 3D printer, the correct materials and enough patience for a YouTube tutorial to print any kind of guns from the comfort of their own home. The last minute court ruling comes on the heels of a settlement between Trump's State Department — which had initially called the gun blueprints a violation of U.S. export law — and the Texas-based nonprofit Defense Distributed, which legally permits the latter to re-release the plans. In...
  • Scientists can 3D print human heart tissue now. The future is here

    07/28/2018 2:40:48 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    Digital Trends ^ | June 29, 2018 | Luke Dormehl
    Long term, the goal of 3D bioprinting is to be able to 3D print fully functioning organs which can be used to replace the failing biological organs of humans in need of a transplant. That may still be years off, but Chicago-based biotech startup Biolife4D this week announced a major new milestone: Its ability to bioprint human cardiac tissue. The scientific landmark followed shortly after the company opened a new research facility in Houston. It involved the printing of a human cardiac patch, containing multiple cell types which make up the human heart. It could one day be used to...
  • 3D printing jobs update: CEL, Simplify3D, RP Support, Additive Industries

    07/14/2018 12:11:36 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet
    3D Printing Industry ^ | June 28, 2018 | Beau Jackson
    As a growing manufacturing industry, 3D printing is ripe with new job opportunities from enthusiastic and applied individuals. In this latest 3D Printing Jobs update, we have open positions in both the U.S. and Europe, including vacancies in metal 3D printing, software development and design engineering. Sign up to 3D Printing Jobs now to make the most of current and upcoming positions. If you’re an employer looking to fulfil a new role, you can also post a job on our specialist site here. Happy job hunting! Design engineer / mechanical systems designer, CEL, UK CEL is a British design firm...
  • Dutch city to unveil world's first 3D-printed housing complex

    07/12/2018 12:01:27 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    Space Daily ^ | July 11, 2018 | Agence France Presse
    The southern Dutch city of Eindhoven plans to unveil the world's first 3D-printed housing complex next year, which its inventors believe could revolutionise the building industry by speeding up and customising construction. Printed in concrete by a robotic arm, the project backed by the city council, Eindhoven Technical University and several construction companies aims to see its first three-bedroomed home go up by June 2019. Known as Project Milestone, a housing complex of five homes of various shapes and sizes will be built over the next three to five years, financed by private investors, said Rudy van Gurp, one of...
  • French Family Becomes the First to Move into a 3D Printed Home

    07/09/2018 6:38:15 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 36 replies
    All3DP ^ | July 9, 2018 | Hanna Watkin
    A French family of five has just become the first to ever move into a fully 3D printed house. Constructed in just 54 hours, the inhabitable structure is 1,022 square feet large, and includes four bedrooms and a central living area. A French family recently became the first in the world to move into a fully 3D printed house. The spectacularly sized family home was built as a part of a project that aims to use additive manufacturing to construct buildings in a quick and affordable manner. This 3D printed home was constructed in a collaborative effort involving the University...
  • 3D printed houses are coming and you could live in one from next year

    06/08/2018 6:14:27 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    The Evening Standard ^ | June 6, 2018 | Amelia Heathmana
    The housing crisis is a multi-faceted issue, based on problems such as the lack of land space, rising housing costs, and the fact not enough houses are being built. Yet, there could be a solution to the last one in the form of 3D printed homes. A city in the Netherlands, Einhoven, will be the first place in the world to have houses made by a 3D printer. Developed by the Dutch construction company Van Wijnen, in collaboration with Eindhoven University of Technology, Project Milestone as it is called will see five homes built in total. These will be a...
  • Miniature Human Organs Are Being Made In A Lab At Cincinnati Children's

    06/05/2018 7:00:01 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    WVXU-TV ^ | June 5, 2018 | Ann Thompson
    Clinical trials are tentatively scheduled for 2020 at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center's new Center for Stem Cell and Organoid Medicine, where researchers are making miniature livers and pancreases, called organoids. Associate Director Takanori Takebe, MD, calls organoids a "complex recipe" of proteins, small molecules, amino acids and nutrients that enable him and his staff in the U.S. and Japan to make the organs using pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs), or so-called "master cells." Takebe sees two roles for the manmade organs: drug testing and transplantation. "It's pretty much like science fiction, but we are trying to create the miniature version...
  • New Powerhouse Emerges In Additive Manufacturing

    06/02/2018 3:04:41 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    Plastics Technology ^ | June 1, 2018 | Matthew H. Naitove
    Late April saw the entrance of a heavyweight amid the handful of much smaller companies staking out the new territory of industrial additive manufacturing. Jabil, a $19-billion global enterprise with around 180,000 employees and over 100 facilities in 29 countries, announced the launch of the Jabil Additive Manufacturing Network as a “digital thread” to connect its additive manufacturing operations around the world, including those at its subsidiaries Nypro and Jabil Green Point, while aligning with Jabil’s software and services for supply-chain management, product development, and engineering/design. Jabil, which operates 15,000 CNC mills along with thousands of injection machines and hundreds...