HP finally announce launch of Multi Jet 3D Printer

HP 3D printer After making it clear their true goal is the manufacturing sector, HP are finally set to release their long-awaited Multi Jet Fusion 3D printer this year.

HP’s president of 3D – Steve Nigro – finally opened up to Computer World about its advanced speeds (a tenth of many of its competitors), an eye watering price tag that’s expected to exceed $100,000 and exactly why the company is focusing on manufacturers rather than the fast growing home/small business market.

Read the full interview here.

Print like a pro with this FREE A-Z Guide to 3D Printing from SD3D

A very useful resource for anyone coming to the fast emerging world of 3D printers.

Usually sold for $3.99 you can download a free copy of PRINT LIKE A PRO from the SD3D.com website here.

The Top 5 3D printing breakthroughs you need to know about for 2016

Personalised nutrition, printed footwear, mixed materials, increased speeds and human organ production are just five of the 3D printing breakthroughs predicted for 2016, according to Peter Diamandis at singularityhub.com who quizzed founder and CEO of XponentialWorks, Avi Reichental on his predictions for the immediate future of 3D printing. (Read the full article here)

Trium launch sub $500 aluminium 3D printer on Kickstarter.

With the sub-$500 3D printer market growing all the time build quality has come under scrutiny of late. While many manufacturers are cutting costs by housing essentially the same technology in casing that’s often criticised by end users, for its flimsiness, Luxembourg-based maker Trium is promising to buck the trend with a sturdy aluminium cased machine retailing for just $435.

According to this recent review by the team at 3Ders.org the Trium Delta 3D seems to tick most, if not all, of the boxes for home and small business users.

How 3D Printers will save lives in the not too distant future

Hospitals and medical practitioners could be using 3D printing technology to save lives within 5 years, according to a fascinating article in The Washington Post this week.

Medical imaging, including 3D mammography, organ and tissue replacement and designing human-centered medicines are just 3 of the applications the medical community are gearing up to use, according to Bhaskar Chakravorti, writing in The Post last week.

Read more here.

Ultimaker releases upgrade kit

Good news for owners of the Ultimaker 2 and Ultimaker 2 Extended as the company announce the launch of an easy upgrade kit for their most advanced models.

Featuring 3 key components for faster, easier printing including an upgraded feeder, fan cap and interchangeable nozzles, the Dutch company promise improved performance, extended lifespan and less waste.

Even better, Ultimaker have worked with the open source community in developing the upgrade.
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How does 3D printing work?

If you’re new to the world of 3D printing it may well be worth you checking out an excellent article titled Anatomy of a 3D Printer, by Tyler Anderson over at MatterHackers.

Without dazzling readers with techno speak the process is clearly explained with a brief breakdown of components and methodology. Recommended for newbies and vets alike, check out the article here.

The Growth of 3D Printed Jewellery

3D PRINTER FOR JEWELLERY - CARIMAVisitors to the recent Hong Kong Jewellery Fair appear to have given a big thumbs up to the new im-j DLP 3D printer from South Korean manufacturer Carima.

While it’s not designed specifically for the niche, increased detail, accuracy and performance speeds make it well-suited for jewellery makers producing limited volumes of high quality items.

Read the full article at 3Ders.org.