Ultimaker releases new PP 3D printing material, upgraded Cura software, more

Ultimaker releases new PP 3D printing material, upgraded Cura software, more

Dutch 3D printing company Ultimaker is continually expanding its offering of 3D printing materials, tools, and accessories. The company recently announced a slew of new product developments that are geared towards improving and enhancing its Ultimaker 2+ and dual-extrusion Ultimaker 3 3D printing systems. Included in the new offerings are a new Polypropylene (PP) material, […]

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AONIQ’s 888 PVC 3D Printer available for $10,999

AONIQ's 888 PVC 3D Printer available for $10,999

Australian R&D company AONIQ has launched the 888 PVC 3D Printer, a $10,999 FDM machine capable of printing with PVC and standard 3D printing materials. AONIQ says the 3D printer sits somewhere between budget FDM printers and more expensive production-level machines. Feeling lonely and left behind? Think the 3D printing industry is mistreating you, favoring […]

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3D printed ball-milling jars help Leuven researchers improve mechanochemistry experiments

3D printed ball-milling jars help Leuven researchers improve mechanochemistry experiments

Researchers from the Institute of Condensed Matter and Nanosciences at Belgium’s Université catholique de Louvain have created a number of 3D printed jars for ball-milling experiments. The low-cost jars are optimized for reduced background/absorption and higher angular resolution. Mechanochemistry, the coupling of mechanical and chemical phenomena on a molecular scale, is an important area of […]

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Student creates physical interface for 3D modelling: TAC.TILES

Student creates physical interface for 3D modelling: TAC.TILES

We asked the creator of a new 3D modelling interface about Belgian product design student Simon Van Pottelbergh has designed a physical interface for 3D modelling and 3D printing. ‘TAC.TILES’ is a modular interface designed to enhance user experience via physical interaction. The project eliminates the need for virtual interfaces. He explains the name TAC.TILES […]

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Tech breakthroughs make new Prometheus rocket engine ten times cheaper

Tech breakthroughs make new Prometheus rocket engine ten times cheaper

The next generation of spacecraft, looking beyond 2030, will be powered by a rocket engine using breakthrough technology. The Prometheus is a liquid oxygen (LOx)-methane engine. It is reusable, cheaper than hydrogen alternatives, and under development to dramatically reduce the cost of rocket production. Prototyping of the engine started 2015, making use of metal 3D […]

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