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Markforged Cleared of Desktop Metal IP Infringement Claims

Reading Time: 15 minutes In March, Desktop Metal filed a lawsuit against Markforged for allegedly copying portions of its patented metal 3D printing processes. Last week, a federal jury decided to clear Markforged of both IP infringement allegations, marking a major victory for the defendant.  UPDATE (7/30/18) – Court Clears Markforged of IP Infringement Accusations Earlier this year, two of […]

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2018 3D Printed Gun Report – All You Need to Know

Reading Time: 14 minutes Should you fear 3D printed guns? Read our 2018 3D printed gun report to learn about the latest news, laws and actual threats to help you sort facts from fears. BREAKING NEWS UPDATE (7-12-2018): After taking the U.S. government to court, Cody Wilson and Defense Distributed have reached a settlement that will allow the organization to […]

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All3DP Heads North to Visit the Metal 3D Printing Pioneers at Desktop Metal

Reading Time: 9 minutes We recently had the pleasure of paying a visit to the Massachusetts-based headquarters of Desktop Metal, the pioneering 3D printing company that is making affordable metal 3D printing a reality. Check out our in-depth tour of the facilities and exclusive interview with co-founder Jonah Myerberg. When one thinks of Boston, one typically thinks of prestigious […]

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New Ceramic 3D Printed Jewelry from Nervous System

Reading Time: 3 minutes Porifera is a new jewelry collection by Nervous System inspired by the forms of deep-sea glass sponges. It’s 3D printed using an experimental Ceramic Resin from Formlabs. Nervous System is a generative design studio that produces unique collections of art, fashion, jewelry, and housewares. What makes their work so unique? Because it bridges the worlds […]

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Interview with Ultimaker: Looking at the Ultimaker S5 and Shift Towards Professional Market

Reading Time: 13 minutes All3DP travelled to Hannover Messe 2018 to witness the unveiling of the new Ultimaker S5 3D printer. To learn more about this professional-grade 3D printer and the company’s refined focus, we sat down with to Siert Wijnia, the co-founder of Ultimaker; and Paul Heiden, Senior VP of Product Management. Back in 2011, a Dutch 3D printing […]

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3D Printed Intravaginal Ring Helps to Avoid Unwanted Pregancy and HIV Infection

Reading Time: 6 minutes Rahima Benhabbour is a woman on an amazing mission. Not only is she a professor at the Eshelman School of Pharmacy University department in Chapel Hill, North Carolina she’s also founder of AnnelleO, a 3D printed intravaginal ring. Benhabbour’s invention could have a major impact in helping women with a multitude of health issues from trying to get […]

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What Would it Take to 3D Print a 1:1 Scale Death Star?

Reading Time: 4 minutes A 3D printed Death Star in its original size and glory – that’s a 3D printing project of galactic proportions. Franklin Houser has crunched the numbers.  So, what does it take to 3D print a 1:1 scale Death Star? The question I have asked myself depends on several variables. For simplicity, I will only be focusing […]

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Skateboard Trucks Optimized for Downhill Racing with Metal 3D Printing

Reading Time: 3 minutes Engineering student Philipp Manger designed a pair of custom skateboard trucks for downhill racing — combining topological optimization and lattice structures — and had them 3D printed in metal. Downhill longboarding is an extreme sport combining skateboarding and surfing, capable of speeds of more than 90 miles per hour. Naturally, optimizing your gear for performance […]

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Helping the Visually Impaired with DOTS RPG Dice

Reading Time: 3 minutes On an epic quest to make roleplaying games more accessible to the visually impaired, Jack Berberette uses professional 3D printing services like Shapeways to fabricate his unique DOTS RPG braille dice. Roleplaying Games are a special pastime enjoyed by a broad audience. The DOTS RPG project is supporting a segment of the RPG fanbase frequently […]

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How 3D Scanning Can Optimize Food Packaging

Reading Time: 3 minutes Swiss specialists Bachmann Forming use Artec 3D scanners to digitize handcrafted chocolate bunnies, so they can create custom food packaging. Easter is long gone, and your teeth may feel a little tender after scarfing down all that delicious chocolate. But spare a thought for the elaborate packaging of that confectionery, and the modern technology that […]

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3D Printed Artefacts in the Classroom with Museum in a Box

Reading Time: 3 minutes Bringing a new dimension to history and museum education, the Museum in a Box is a brilliant interactive learning experience. It uses 3D printed objects with NFC chips to trigger audio commentary, all managed by a Raspberry Pi. A field-trip to a museum is an integral part of every schoolkid’s education. It’s a rite of […]

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US Army is Recycling Plastic Bottles for 3D Printing

Reading Time: 3 minutes The US Army is exploring ways to convert discarded plastic bottles into recycled PET filament. Soldiers will become even more self-sufficient in the battlefield by 3D printing useful spare parts from waste material. A collaboration between the US Army Research Laboratory and the US Marine Corps has resulted in the discovery of using waste plastics […]

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Significant Findings in 2017 Shapeways Transparency Report

Reading Time: 4 minutes The 2017 Shapeways Transparency Report shines a light on how the world’s biggest 3D printing marketplace handles accusations of infringement of intellectual property. For those folks studying the shifting dynamics of the 3D printing marketplace, the Shapeways Transparency Report 2017 is as good a place to start as any. Published in March 2018, it provides […]

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Canadian Software Company Caboma Promises Mass Customisation of Consumer Products

Reading Time: 3 minutes “The future is custom” according to award-winning software company Caboma. Their software SpecifX allows companies to instantly personalize their products and create bespoke solutions through 3D printing. Founded in Montreal, Canada in 2015 by co-founders Jean-Philippe Carmona, Jonathan Borduas, and Julien Arnaud, Caboma has been honing its software to bring personalized products to the masses. […]