3D Printing: News
3D printing is an additive manufacturing process. Unlike conventional manufacturing where the material is removed to create the finished product, 3D printing processes usually add material layer by layer to create the finished product. The term 3D printing broadly refers to a variety of processes in which the material is composited together to create objects. Some of these processes use raw materials in the form of powders, resin, pellets, and filament. The most popular method of 3D printing is called Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM) where a filament of thermoplastic material is extruded through a nozzle to create prints. 3D printing is great for generating prototypes and manufacturing complicated geometries that would be impossible to construct by hand, especially those with internal features and internal truss structures that reduce weight. However, FDM has its disadvantages. The process is time-consuming and the surface finish of the final product has to be improved by postprocessing in some cases. The technology caught on in 2019 although it has existed since the 80s. Now, 3D printers are becoming more affordable for the masses. Large-scale commercial printers are also capable of printing using concrete, metal alloys, wooden filaments, and carbon fiber.
24 Sep 2022Drones
A swarm of drones is busy rebuilding a bridge that collapsed during an earthquake... No, this is not the beginning of a chapter in a dystopian fiction.
29 Nov 2021Research
The next logical step to 3D printing inanimate objects is to print living beings, and a team of researchers appears to have done just that. They have developed an ink that can be 3D printed that comprises engineered bacterial cells.
15 Aug 2021International Space Station (ISS)
NASA has sent a contracted Northrop Grumman Cygnus resupply spacecraft to the International Space Station (ISS) with nearly 3,720kg of cargo on board, including a machine meant to demonstrate 3D printing regolith on the moon and other extraterrestrial surfaces.
04 May 2021Apple
The AirTag might be an engineering marvel, but Apple forcing users to spend on mandatory cases left a sour taste in our mouths. That's why we came up with a free AirTag case that you can download and 3D print for free.
02 May 2021Technology
Toybox is an American manufacturer of 3D printers. The company's claim to fame has been a tiny 3D printer marketed as a tool that kids and parents can use to create toys not found on store shelves.
27 Mar 2021Ford
American automaker Ford has teamed up with HP and three other companies to repurpose spent 3D printing raw materials such as powders and filaments. The new process converts the waste into material suitable for injection molding plastic parts for vehicles.
12 Apr 2020Technology
Building a functional robot has always been a hard nut to crack, but a team of engineers, hailing from the University of California San Diego, is racing to change that into something very trivial.
30 Sep 2019India
The act of picking up a pen/pencil and doodling stuff defines an artist (both aspiring and renowned), but over the years, the creations of a pen have been limited to just paper.
03 Jun 2019Netherlands
As modern-day garment industry relies on mass-production, products from different brands could have varying fits, even when you go for the same size.
27 May 2019Signal
3D-printed guns have raised plenty of alarms, mainly because they can be created by anyone and are capable of firing standard handgun rounds.
16 Apr 2019Technology
In a major breakthrough, scientists have 3D printed an actual heart from human tissue.
17 Jan 2019Books
We all believe in education for all, but even today, visually impaired students are not getting the education they really deserve.
12 Dec 2018Astronauts
Humankind is spending more and more time in space, and these long-drawn space missions are only slated to get longer, with mega missions coming up.
01 Aug 2018New Jersey
A day back, it seemed that the floodgates of gun control were about to burst open in the US, with schematics for 3D-printed guns and supporting software slated to go public from August 1.
01 Aug 2018Donald Trump
US President Donald Trump yesterday said he was looking into whether Americans should be able to print their own guns, dipping his toe into the latest contentious debate over the right to bear arms.
10 Jul 2018Karnataka
Setting a new benchmark, an intelligent 3D design technology will be used to build the Terminal 2 (T2) of Kempegowda International Airport (KIA), Bengaluru.
09 Jul 2018United States of America
US-based organization Humanity & Inclusion (HI), formerly known as Handicap International, is bringing 3D-printed prosthetic and orthopedic support to Madagascar and Togo.
08 Jul 2018Netherlands
A family in Nantes, France has become the world's first family to move in to a 3D-printed home.
08 May 2018Canada
In a first, researchers from the University of Toronto in Canada have developed a portable 3D skin printer that can heal deep skin wounds within minutes.
19 Mar 2018Electric Vehicles
Italy-based X Electrical Vehicle (XEV) is mass producing the first 3D-printed car in the world.
18 Mar 2018Texas
US-based 3D printing firm Icon has partnered with New Story, an international housing solution non-profit, to showcase a 3D-printed home at the ongoing SXSW 2018 festival in Texas.
14 Mar 2018Texas
Technology has touched human lives in more ways than one. And now, this marvel creation of technology can help build homes for the 1.2 billion people who lack shelter.
13 Dec 2017Google
After announcing "AR (Augmented Reality) Stickers" back in October, Google finally started launching the exciting feature for Pixel devices first.
31 Aug 2017Technology
If you always wanted Harry Potter-style moving pictures, then your wish might have just come true!
11 Jun 2017Canada
Scientists from a university in Canada are developing a new 3D printer which can make copies of itself using lunar material.
14 May 2017Germany
Researchers at the University of Minnesota have developed a one-of-a-kind 3D printer which can be used to print electronic touch-sensory devices directly on human skin.