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Sydney man faces prison over 3D-printed guns A Sydney man who pleaded guilty to manufacturing replica guns with a 3D printer is facing a lengthy prison sentence. Mr Sicen Sun was arrested last year after advertising one of his replica firearms on a Facebook community "Buy, Swap and Sell group" for "$1 million - negotiable".
FARO reveal Design ScanArm 2.5C with high resolution full color scanning FARO, the world's most trusted source for 3D measurement and imaging solutions for product design, have developed the first arm-based solution to include high resolution, 3D color scanning capability. This exciting introduction includes full color 3D scanning as standard, out-of-the-box functionality in the new FARO Design ScanArm 2.5C.
Tethon 3D and the University of Nebraska developing ceramic and metal DLP 3D printer Tethon 3D has received a grant from the Nebraska Department of Economic Development to develop a new ceramic and metal 3D printing system.
3D printable guns debate heats up A temporary restraining order delaying the online publication of blueprints for 3D-printed guns is making national headlines, drawing reactions from both sides of the aisle in Santa Clarita. On July 31, a federal judge in Seattle issued the order on Cody Wilson, a Second Amendment proponent who seeks to publish the blueprints.
MIT Offers 11-Week Online Course in 3D Printing Some incredible advancements in 3D and 4D printing have come out of MIT, including glass 3D printing, 3D printed construction and much more. There's a high concentration of knowledge about the technology at the school, and for several years now MIT has been sharing that knowledge through a series of additive manufacturing courses.
Novel 3D Printing Approach Shows Promise in Treating Spinal Cord Injuries With the use of custom-built 3D printers, a team of researchers has developed a novel technique that combines two already utilized methods-injected stem cells and implanted scaffolds - to treat spinal cord injuries.
Betatype Case Study Illustrates Cost and Time Savings of Using 3D Printing to Fabricate Automotive Components When it comes to industrial 3D printing for automotive applications, London-based Betatype is building up considerable expertise. The 3D printing company was founded in 2012, and works with its customers to deliver functional, 3D printed components.
Works of Art By Tobias Klein Explore the Relationship Between Glass and 3D Printing Tobias Klein is an artist and architect who, in 2017, spent time as an Artist in Residence at the Pilchuck Glass School. During his time at the school, he developed two works of art that explored the relationship between three different methods of fabrication: glassblowing, glass casting and 3D printing.
CCU art exhibit uses 3D technology to depict ancient art form - WTOC-TV: Savannah, Beaufort, SC, News, Weather & Sports CONWAY, SC - Coastal Carolina University boasts about 25 3D printers spread over several departments throughout campus. One department is using that technology to bring a modern twist to an ancient art form. The exhibit on display at CCU's Rebecca Randall Bryan Art Gallery combines an ancient art form with cutting edge 3D technology.
3D printing used to reproduce lower jaw in face transplant A portion of her transplant was made possible through the use of 3D printing. Prior to her procedure, surgeons at Cleveland Clinic used 3D printing to help reconstruct about 90 percent of her lower jaw. They also used CT scans of the jaw of her older sister to print a model template for the reconstruction, the report said.
How Trump and China's Trade War Could Impact the 3D Printing Market Over the past few months, US President Donald Trump and the Chinese government have been busy exchanging verbal and economic barbs, resulting in an ongoing trade war between the two countries. The first round of tariffs imposed by the United States had a major impact on the cost of Chinese-made electronics, raising prices by 25 percent.
Trumpf Unveiling TruPrint 3000 3D Printer at TCT TCT is coming around once more and all the companies are gearing up to show their best new releases. In keeping with this, Trumpf is unveiling their TruPrint 3000 3D printer for the first time. They tout the printer as a new milestone in printing speed and flexibility for the industry.
XYZprinting launches compact, consumer-priced, full-color, desktop 3D printer XYZprinting is looking to change that with their compact, consumer-priced, full-color, desktop 3D printer. The da Vinci Color mini desktop 3D printer has just launched on Indiegogo and uses 3DColorJet technology. This tech uses a combination of inkjet printing with the FFF 3D printing process.
Sigma Labs continues commercialization with Q2 2018 financial results Industrial 3D printing process control developer Sigma Labs has reported its financial results for the second quarter and first half of 2018. For Q2 2018 the company has reported a headline revenue of $98,633, compared to over $290 thousand in the same period in 2017.
The Lotus House Explores the Potential of 3D Printing for Sustainable Construction From consumer goods to medical devices, 3D printing is reshaping the manufacturing world. But what about construction? Could this technology change the way buildings are made? That's the question posed by a team from Washington University in Saint Louis.
3D Printed Placenta on a Chip Gives Clues to how Conditions Pass from Mother to Child One of the least-understood organs in the human body is the placenta. It forms only in the presence of a fetus, and the body expels it after the baby is born, so its formation and function has been very difficult to study.
New Study Discusses Unmet Clinical Needs Being Addressed by 3D Printing 3D printing continues to make a huge impact on the medical field - the evidence more than speaks for itself. But this important work is not done yet.
Researchers win A$1.1M grant for iFix 3D printing BioPen that corrects eye injuries The creators of BioPen, known as the iFix, which uses special ink to 'colour in' and treat eye wounds, has been given A$ 1.1 million funding from NSW Medical Devices Fund to progress commercialisation of the iFix pen.
UC San Diego researchers develop 3D smart bandage to wirelessly monitor body signals Mirroring the process of additive manufacturing, engineers from the University of California San Diego have created a 3D stretchable electronic device, dubbed as the "smart bandage", that wirelessly monitors human body signals such as eye movement, temperature, and heart and brain activity.
3D Hangouts Out This Week - Aug 15th I'm recovering this week from being sick over the week. No 3D Hangout LIVE stream this week! Have you missed previous episodes? Check out the 3D Hangout playlist on YouTube that updates each time a new hangout is published. If you have projects you're working on, we'd love to see!
Betatype's volume additive manufacture of automotive headlight parts saves days in time and thousands of pounds Betatype, a provider of additively manufactured components, has produced 384 headlight parts in a single build using metal powder bed fusion, saving days in time and thousands of pounds.
3D Printed Paracetamol Tablets Have Big Implications for Personalized Medicine Drugs affect everyone differently. That's why it's so hard to find the right medication and right dosage to treat people with depression, for example, or why certain people don't seem to get much relief from painkillers. That's why the prospect of 3D printed medication is so exciting.
Episode 12: TCT Hall of Fame - 2018 Induction - Professor Emanuel Sachs In no particular order, our first inductee for 2018 is Professor Emanuel Sachs. Known to many as Ely he is not only a professor at MIT, co-founder at Desktop Metal, and the inventor of the binder-jetting process, but he is the man that coined the very term for which an entire industry is shaped.
LulzBot Releasing Micro Tool Head For Penny-Scale Prints Aleph Objects' LulzBot has announced a new addition to it's aerostruder line, a tool head for penny-scale printing. The Aerostruder V2 micro enables users to make, as the name suggests, prints the size of the average pence or penny.
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