What is PLA in 3D Printing?

PLA is a type of Thermoplastic Polymer or Filament that is commonly used in 3D printing. Full form of PLA is Polylactic Acid, PLA is typically made from the sugars in corn starch, cassava or sugarcane. It is biodegradable and environmentally friendly compared to petroleum-based plastics (ABS). PLA is the best choice for educational settings, … Read more

ISO/ASTM published a new standard (ISO/ASTM 52939: 2023) regarding the use of additive manufacturing in construction works using 3D printing technology

This method basically explains about the quality guidelines and requirements for additive construction processes employing 3D printing technology. This standard aims to ensure the consistency, reliability, and safety of structures produced through additive manufacturing, offering a framework for quality management throughout the construction life cycle. The current method is applied on all additive manufacturing technologies … Read more

Application of 3D Printing Technology in Railways Construction

3D printing, also known as additive manufacturing, offers numerous applications in railway construction, revolutionizing the industry with its unique capabilities. These applications include: 3D printing is transforming railway construction by providing cost-effective, time-saving, and innovative solutions for various challenges. As the technology advances further, its applications in railway construction are expected to expand, leading to … Read more

Operation, installation and use of 3D printer: An environmental guideline

Environmental guidelines for the installation and operation of 3D printing machines are crucial to ensure environmentally responsible practices and minimize their ecological impact. While 3D printing offers several benefits, such as reduced waste and localized manufacturing, it also poses environmental challenges that demand attention. Here are few points which one should take care before installation … Read more

3D Printing in Film Industry

3D printing technology is being used for decades in different film industries. I am sure that most of us who like action, science fiction etc. films have seen the movie “The Avengers, Black Panther, Star Wars, Venom etc.” I cannot write here all the movies here because it may be a little bit lengthy and … Read more

New bio-ink for 3D bioprinting of organ

A new bio-ink have been developed by the group of researchers from Korea Institute of Science and Technology (KIST) which is biocompatible and biodegradable in nature. This bio-ink can be used for the development of artificial bio-organs by using 3D bioprinting technology which can be a hot cake for future space technology and research industry. … Read more

Thermal responsive building material for 3D printing

Recently, a group of researchers from institute of material research and engineering, Singapore, Wuhan university, China, University of technology, The Netherlands, soft matter rheology and technology, Belgium and the Chinese university of Hong Kong, Hong Kong have developed a novel building material using gelatin in cement material which can be used as cement paste in … Read more

First 3D Printed Seed Robot

A group of researchers from Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia (IIT), Genoa, Italy, University di Torento and Queen Mary University of London have developed a 3D printed seed robot made from the biodegradable polymer material and named as I-Seed. The inspiration behind this innovation was the plant of the Geraniaceae family which has a great ability … Read more

Who Won the Red Dot and iF Design Award 2023

Snapmaker, a tech company that develops, designs, and manufactures 3D printers and also provides software solutions in 3D printing technology, has won the Red Dot design award and iF design award 2023 for their two products i.e., Snapmaker Artisan and Snapmaker J1. The award is given for the innovative design of the products. A total … Read more