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FDM vs SLA – 2018 3D Printing Technology Shootout

Reading Time: 7 minutes Check out our FDM vs SLA Shootout. We simply explain the differences between these 3D printing technologies, and which to use for which application. FDM vs SLA: Explained The Prusa i3 MK3 is one of the finest consumer 3D printers you can get. It uses FDM technology to get things printed. (Source: ALL3DP) FDM is the […]

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Researchers Develop 3D Printed Metamaterials That Can Control Vibration and Sound

Reading Time: 4 minutes Researchers from USC Viterbi School of Engineering have developed 3D printed metamaterials that can switch between active control and passive states, enabling control of acoustic and optical waves. A team of researchers at the USC Viterbi School of Engineering has just developed acoustic metamaterials that can be controlled via magnetic fields. While 3D printed metamaterials […]

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3D Printable Gallium Alloys Could Lead the Way for Flexible Electronics

Reading Time: 3 minutes Oregon State University’s College of Engineering researchers have made progress in the ability to rapidly manufacture flexible electronics and soft robotics. Flexible computer screens would undoubtedly be a cool improvement to laptops, hopefully making them more difficult to crack. Amazingly, this isn’t an impossible dream. Researchers from Oregon State University’s College of Engineering are getting closer […]

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i.Materialise Adds New Untreated Brass to Finishing Options

Reading Time: 2 minutes i.materialise is adding untreated brass to its range of finishing options – print your designs in basic brass without polish, coating or plating to give them a vintage look. If you’re 3D printing jewelry or miniatures and want to create a vintage appearance, you’ll be interested to hear about i.materialise’s most recent addition to their […]

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Polymaker Launches PolyMide CoPA Nylon Material Made with Warp-Free Technology

Reading Time: 3 minutes Polymaker is launching a new Nylon material called PolyMide CoPA. This engineering-grade filament is created with Warp-Free technology, which provides the mechanical advantages of Nylon without risk of warpage.  Polymaker, the 3D printing filament producer based in Shanghai, has been slowly moving itself towards the forefront of material innovation. Over the last year, the company launched two […]

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Kwambio Reveals Brand-New Ceramic 3D Printer at CES

Reading Time: 3 minutes There aren’t many machines capable of 3D printing ceramics (find an in-depth overview here). Not only are there just a handful of machines commercially available, also the process hasn‘t changed much in years. Kwambio, an NYC-based startup, wants to offer a new angle. They built their high-precision 3D printer, Ceramo One, specifically for 3D printing of ceramic […]