3D Printing News
Desktop Metal is commercializing a metal printing process that is hoping to be more cost effective than other solutions. The company is putting a $120,000 desktop metal 3D printing solution on the market consisting of a printer and an oven. This lets you print metal in a semi-office environment and will bring down the cost of metal printed parts.
Admatec who have been working on ceramics 3D printing using DLP have also commercialized a high performance metal printing process. This can produce 99.7% dense parts. Both Admatec and Desktop Metal bring renewed competition to the metal printing space.
Rapid Liquid Printing, developed at MIT, promises to make 3D printing better for larger objects by making them in a vat of gel faster than regular 3D printers can.
3D Printables of the Week
Make a music box with 3D printing.
Do you like your smartphone? Give it a hug.
Very handy to have in the kitchen, a spatula spoon rest to keep you from spilling sauce everywhere.
3D Printing Videos
Joel looks into dual extrusion 3D printing.
Make a wolverine arm.
Cold spray 3D printing has been around for a number of years, here you can see how it works.
Nadya Peek is one of the most exciting researchers in 3D printing today, here is a conversation with her about her inspiring work.
3D Printing Research and Patents
Fully functioning sterling engines have been made before with desktop printers at home. This paper shows you how they made this heat exchange engine with an HP Fusion 3D printer.
Shape memory materials that can change shape in a predetermined way, based on heat for example are very hot right now. DuPont’s Suryln material was used to make an FDM shape memory print.
The US National Science Foundation makes a lot of 3D printing research possible. Here they outline their role in 3D printing. In the paper they mention that there are 3,822 US Patents for 3D printing and that there have been 593 NSF awards for 3D printing.
What the muggles are talking about....
A 3D Printed Stealth key. They say its unforgeable but since its 3D printed…probably not.