3D printing has positive effects on global trade

Research finds the technology is a boon to trade, allowing participating countries to provide higher income and more opportunities to their people.

4D printing is revolutionizing the printing world

4D printing is opening up possibilities never before seen from printing in outer space or even remote areas of our planet with its reactive abilities.

China's first set of 3D printing tests in space

China’s first in-orbit 3D printing test involved producing continuous carbon fiber reinforced polymer composites. This is the first time this has been done in space by anyone.

3D Printing of Body Parts Is Coming Fast

In the last few years, the use of 3D printing has exploded in medicine. Engineers and medical professionals now routinely 3D print prosthetic hands and surgical tools. But 3D printing has only just begun to transform the field.

3-D printer threads electronic fibers onto fabrics

Chinese scientists, using a 3-D printer equipped with a coaxial needle, print patterns that can harvest and store electricity onto fabrics, giving it the ability to transform movement into energy.

Mobile 3D bioprinter can print skin to heal wounds

U.S. Scientists have created a mobile skin 3D bioprinting system that allows bi-layered skin to be printed directly into a wound. This treatment could help in the healing of large wounds or burns.

World's largest 3D-printed rocket engine

UK startup Orbex has showed off its Prime Rocket's second stage. Inside the engineering prototype's shell is the "world's largest" 3D printed rocket engine, which is also designed to run on bio-propane, a renewable fuel source.

3D printing 100 times faster with light

Rather than building up plastic filaments layer by layer, a new approach to 3D printing lifts complex shapes from a vat of liquid at up to 100 times faster than conventional 3D printing processes, researchers have shown.

First 3D-Printed Rib Implant a Success

In November a first for Bulgaria (and the world), experts at Tokuda Hospital removed the tumorous bone and replaced it with a 3D-printed rib from local manufacturers 3DGence and 3dBGprint.

World's first-ever 4D printing for ceramics

Hong Kong researchers have achieved a ground-breaking advancement in materials by successfully developing the world's first-ever 4D printing for ceramics, which are mechanically robust and can have complex shapes.

First 3D-printed concrete housing project

The first 3D-printed concrete house in the world is to be built in Eindhoven, Netherlands this year. It will be a single-storey house and it's expected to be ready for occupation in the first half of 2019.

Transforming the future of city logistics

Researchers at MIT have presented a concept for what could be the acme of eco-friendly futuristic logistics: autonomous, electric, 3D-printed boats that can even self-assemble into other floating structures.

World's 'largest' 3D metal printer launches in Melbourne

Australian metal additive manufacturing company Titomic today announces the launch of the world’s 'largest' metal 3D metal printer at its state of the art facility in Melbourne, Australia.

A significant breakthrough in the field of 3D bio-printing

A team of UK researchers has developed a special fluid gel that can be used as a medium for suspension of biological material. This will solve a problem faced by scientists attempting to replicate soft human tissue.

This 3D Printed Electric Car Will Enter Production This Year

Two companies recently announced the release of a small electric car whose every visible component is 3D printed except the chassis, seats, and glass.