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Dec 13
RealityConvert: transforming molecular structures into 3D models for 3D printing, augmented and virt

An assistant professor of chemistry at NC State has developed an open access platform that enables users to easily convert molecular objects into 3D printable and AR/VR friendly models. The software, called RealityConvert, is aimed at making drug discovery processes more accessible in terms of cost ...

Dec 13
Russian scientists seek patent for drone-ready 3D printed brushless motor

Scientists and engineers from the Polytechnic Institute of South Ural State University have used 3D printing to develop a reliable brushless electric motor for aerospace equipment. The motor could be used in drones and quadcopters....

Dec 13
UC student Logan Williams 3D prints Polar Optics contact lenses for treatment of photosensitive epil

3D printing is having a significant impact on the way lenses are produced, with companies like Luxexcel using the technology to build personalized designs more easily. The emerging VR/AR technology sector is one that is taking advantage of this, as are opthalmics and other professions dealing with e...

Dec 13
Penn State researchers 3D print microfiber scaffolds for tissue growth using off-the-shelf system

Scientists from Penn State University are developing a method for 3D printing the “structural framework” of artificially grown living tissue using commercial desktop 3D printing technology....

Dec 13
Create it REAL teams with Green Ship of the Future to launch onboard 3D printing pilot project

Create it REAL, a 3D printing company based in Aalborg, Denmark, is collaborating with Green Ship of the Future, a Danish maritime consortium, to launch a 3D printing pilot project. The initiative will explore the potentials of using 3D printing technologies for onboard production of replacement and...

Dec 13
Gartner Predicts 2018: 3D printing changes business models, 75% of aircraft will use 3D printed part

American research firm Gartner has forecast further adoption of 3D printing technologies amongst manufacturers of medical devices, aircraft, consumer goods, and elsewhere. As part of its Predicts 2018 report, the firm says 75 per cent of commercial aircraft will use 3D printed parts by 2021....

Dec 12
NASA awards Tethers Unlimited massive grant for in-orbit 3D printing on FabLab

Though it’s no bigger than your average dorm room refrigerator, this state-of-the-art tech unit is anything but. Known as the Refabricator, this specialized device is a joint 3D printer-recycler machine pioneered by additive manufacturing firm Tethers Unlimited. In development by the Washington-ba...

Dec 12
News Roundup: 3D printed robot, TPU, Shapr3D, Indaero, 3D-printed orphan drugs

Here’s another round-up of recent events you might have missed, from the 3D printing world. Stories include a 3D printed heart model, new 3D CAD software from Shapr Pro, and many more besides....

Dec 12
CGTrader secures €2M investment to expand 3D model marketplace

CGTrader, a 3D model marketplace based out of Lithuania, has announced it has successfully raised €2 million ($2.36M) in investments. The new funding will be put towards expanding the company’s business and scaling up its 3D model offering....

Dec 12
TU Delft origami technique for creating 3D lattices could displace standard 3D printers

3D printed lattices have all sorts of amazing applications, and they are increasingly being used in the production of bespoke medical implants, lightweight industrial parts, and more....

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