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Tuesday’s marvels of engineering: new 3D printing process produces brilliant colors from single ink

Tuesday’s marvels of engineering: new 3D printing process produces brilliant colors from single ink

Brilliantly colored chameleons, butterflies and opals reflect color by using nanoscale structures called photonic crystals. A team of US researchers has now taken advantage of the same approach to develop a 3D-printing process that...
Another Generative 3D CAD Alternative: Gen3D

Gen3D – Another Generative 3D CAD Alternative

The company, based in Bath, UK, quite near where the RepRap project began two years ago and now has a Windows-based option, is eponymously named “Gen3D” for generating 3D structures in CAD. The design concepts...
Protolabs boosts 3D printing capability with £10.5m European investment

Protolabs boosts 3D printing capability with £10.5m European investment

Work has begun on Protolabs’ European expansion, which will see a 50% increase to its 3D printing capability thanks to a 10.5 million GBP investment. The digital manufacturing company is building a new 5,000 square metre...
Tuesday’s marvels of engineering: 3D printed nuclear reactor core

Tuesday’s marvels of engineering: 3D printed nuclear reactor core

Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) is working on the design of a 3D printed nuclear reactor core which is scheduled to be turned on by 2023. Researchers at ORNL are currently refining the design, while also...
What is the maximum size build for an additive manufacturing system?

Tuesday’s marvels of engineering: additive manufacturing

Vendors continue to explore the limits of 3D printing/additive manufacturing, including size. When you need really big parts, you have several options to choose from. 3D Platform out of Chicago, makes several extrusion-based 3D...