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A graduate from the University of Central Florida and current student pursuing my master’s degree, I am passionate about communication, multimedia and the fast paced world of technology. 3D printing is an exciting journey with breakthroughs and new innovations occurring each day. It is with this in mind that I hope to share with you the latest happenings, developments, and discoveries across the 3D printing world.

A $27 million investment for an AM lab

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The University of Waterloo in Ontario, Canada is leading the way for educational institutions with their latest investment in 3D printing technology. On Wednesday May 24, the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario (FedDev) announced their investment of $8.9 million, with $6.2 million already provided to the school from the ...

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Chizzle, the new 3D scanning tool with a modeling surface


Chizzle is a new tool that makes it easier than ever to create objects from clay, thanks to a connected modeling surface and a 3D scanner. The startup has recently started its crowdfunding campaign, hoping to give a solution to those who are inexperienced in sculpting, as well as for ...

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TOP 5 videos of the week rockets, masks and more!

A new selection of the best 3D printing videos of the week, just for you! Find our TOP 5 videos of the week below and tell us what your favorite video is in a comment or on our Facebook and Twitter page. Don’t hesitate to share your favorite videos of the week ...

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Rocket Lab launches rocket with a 3D printed engine

Just over two years ago, the California based startup ‘Rocket Lab’ announced that they had developed the world’s first battery-powered rocket. This same Electron rocket is now here, and incorporates a 3D printed Rutherford engine with with the aim of heading to outer space. Luckily for them, after having a 10 ...

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Thales Alenia Space sends 3D printed pieces into orbit

There has been a recent trend in the construction of parts for satellites and other spacecrafts using 3D printing, and Thales Alenia Space is just another example of this increasing trend. Heading into the future at full speed, the company is incorporating additive manufacturing to help create more than 400 ...

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TOP 12 Animals helped thanks to 3D printing

3D printing animals

3D printing is known to reach across industries and help people around the world, and this includes animals! For our latest TOP article, we’re counting down some of the animals that have had their lives saved or helped thanks to the power of 3D printing. From cats and birds to ...

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Researchers in the Netherlands 3D print stents for pediatric patients

Researchers at Eindhoven University of Technology (Tu/e) in the Netherlands have used 3D printing technology to create a new innovation for the future of pediatric medicine. Their creation: a 3D printed biodegradable stent that grows within the pediatric patient. For those who may not know, a stent is a mesh ...

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Introducing this 3D printed robot that is able to walk on multiple terrains

3D printing robot

Scientists at the University of California San Diego have used 3D printing to create robots that have the ability to walk on different surfaces, including sand. The 3D printed robot could be used to retrieve information in hazardous environments or for search and rescue operations. The design of the robot ...

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TOP 5 videos of the week bioprinting, robots, space and more!

TOP 5 videos

A new selection of the best 3D printing videos of the week,  just for you! Find our TOP 5 videos of the week below and tell us what your favorite video is in a comment or on our Facebook and Twitter page. Don’t hesitate to share your favorite videos of the week ...

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Clay XYZ, a new clay 3D printer that will bring the artist out of you

clay xyz 3d printer

Developed by Eponymous, the Clay XYZ is a new 3D printer that takes 3D printing to a new level by printing with clay. After recently starting a Kickstarter campaign that has already surpassed their goal of $10,000, this machine is making it easier than ever to create clay objects, making ...

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Is 3D bioprinting the future of tailor-made medicine?

3D bioprinting

3D Bioprinting has quickly become one of the leading developments in the 3D printing industry, an industry that has seen the most growth and innovation in recent years. So far, the market has focused mainly on North America, with many companies, laboratories and universities around the world starting to move forward in this field. With ...

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Scientists successfully 3D print biosprosthetic ovaries

3d printed ovary

Advances in 3D printing have hit across many sectors, transforming old ways of manufacturing into a new revolutionary one. One of these sectors to see major growth has been the 3D bioprinting sector, bringing us innovations that are helping to fuel our movement into the future, such as with the ...

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Local Motors creates the first 3D printed shuttle in Knoxville, Tennessee

3d printed car knoxville

Manufacturing company Local Motors is creating quite the buzz in the additive manufacturing world, after successfully producing the first autonomous shuttle bus ‘Ollie’ in their micro-factory located in Knoxville, Tennessee. In 2016, Local Motors began manufacturing the world’s first 3D printed car, the Strati, in one of their factories in National Harbor, ...

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Romanian Engineer 3D prints first ever airplane engine prototype

3d printed engine

The aerospace industry has been making gains left and right thanks to additive manufacturing technology. Between investments made by large corporations that are helping to create 3D printed parts for the interior of planes, to the creation of a giant 3D printer in South Africa that will be used to print ...

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ECO 3D: 3D printing for mass production

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3D printing has come a long way since its humble beginnings; with large corporations and companies slowly turning to 3D printing to help propel them into the future. Whether this be through the financing of promising new technologies, a simple investment or implementing the technology directly into their production chain, ...

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TOP 5 videos of the week: jewelry, Polaroid and a touch screen attachment


A new selection of the best 3D printing videos of the week, just for you! Find our TOP 5 videos of the week below and tell us what your favorite video is in a comment or on our Facebook and Twitter page. Don’t hesitate to share your favorite videos of the week ...

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Blackbelt, the first 3D printer using a conveyer belt

The Dutch startup Blackbelt 3D unveiled its new 3D printer that incorporates a conveyer belt, allowing for the printing of long or potentially, objects of unlimited length. With an innovation of this kind, it may be bringing a change to FDM printers as we know them, bringing us a “new type ...

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The University of Florida 3D prints medical device implants using silicone

UF 3D printed medical implants

The University of Florida (UF) is making headlines again today for their latest developments in 3D printed medical device implants. Created at UF, this new advancement boasts “quicker implantation of devices that are stronger, less expensive, more flexible and more comfortable than anything currently available.” This development in medical device implants ...

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RAMLAB designs the first boat propeller using additive manufacturing


In our latest addition of our TOP 5 videos of the week, we showed you a promising initiative for the marine industry coming straight to us from the Netherlands. Fiedlab (RAMLAB), an additive manufacturing company that is based in Rotterdam teamed up with Autodesk to produce a boat propeller prototype ...

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3D startup of the month: Voodoo Manufacturing, proving that 3D printing factories are here to stay

voodoo manufacturing

Each month the 3Dnatives team searches across the globe for the latest startups in 3D printing that are helping to revolutionize the industry as we know it. This month, we have chosen Voodoo Manufacturing; the New York startup who are developing 3D printing “micro-factories”, bringing a new look to customer personalization. To help ...

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