Integrating Functional Design into 3D Printing for Prototypes

Functional design is a simple concept that has large implications when combined with 3D printing. The goal is to simply design modularly so that each individual component serves a specific, individual function. It is very similar to many agile practices that are used in programming and management to ensure that all development goals are in small manageable pieces with potential to test and receive feedback quickly.

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Breaking the Barrier Between Ordinary People and 3D Printing

In an exclusive interview with 3YOURMIND, Meltwerk the Berlin based company founded in 2015 under the brand Trinckle3D, explain the reasons behind their production decisions that support their main mission, to break the barrier between ordinary people and 3D Printing.

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How Iron Man and Laika Studios are Shaking Up the Movie Industry with 3D Printing

Each year 3D Printing plays a more central role in the entertainment industry, especially for  filmmakers and effect studios. 3D printing allows these creative minds to make the “unprecedented” more quickly and more realistically than any other technology. They are the stereotypical “small batch production” centers as they are producing the visuals for a single film. So it is no wonder that 3D printing is beginning to take center stage in flim production.

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High-Performance Polymers for Apium's Industrial FFF 3D Printing

“High-performance polymers are more difficult to print but can be applied in various industrial applications in the fields of prototyping, R&D, individual parts or small batches." Apium is one of 3YOURMIND industrial 3D printing services. The company’s application researcher, Philipp Renner, provides insights into their technology, their material selection and mechanical properties in an exclusive interview. 

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Innovative 3D Solutions For Blazing Sorbets

Blazing Sorbets is unique because of their innovative formula to freeze alcohol. Their patented production process allowed them to commercialize frozen cocktails that keep the same percentage of alcohol (11%-18%) as the original one. Their packaging which was prototyped using 3D printing services on 3YOURMIND is the key component to marketing the product and maintaining the frozen cocktail.

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Meshify's Lattice Structures: The Next Generation of Lightweight Components

Meshify is a software tool which enables designs that take full advantage of 3D printing and create something that’s never been available before.

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Could Bio-printing be the Answer to Organ Donor Shortage?

An expert in bioprinting, Lutz Kloke the Founder of Cellbricks, a Berlin Start-up that spun-off from the TU Berlin gives us insight into the status of this technology, the legal gaps, public acceptance of the practice, and his vision for the near future.

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3D Printing on the ISS: Perspectives from Made in Space

Harrison Pitman, Product Strategist at Made In Space, Inc. gave us insight as to how 3D printing technology is adapted for use in space, how the on orbit technology is communicated with from Earth, and which projects are on the horizon for the company..

 

After a series of high profile announcements in 2016, the space based manufacturing  company Made In Space has become the go-to point for additive manufacturing in the cosmos.

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Top 3D printing innovators meet in Berlin

Almost 2 years ago, the Berliner 3D-Druck Netzwerk was founded as a partnership between Berlin Partner für Wirtschaft und Technologie GmbH and 3YOURMIND GmbH. The network has grown to be a meeting point for over 150 3D printing enthusiasts attending each event. There are few places where so many companies working on the cusp of innovation exchange ideas and momentum.

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How Are Private Space Companies Benefiting from 3D Printing?

3D Printing is becoming an integral part of realizing the dream of Traveling in Space. In the past few years, we have witnessed the private sector entering this industry. They are using 3D Printing to gain a more competitive edge with smaller series production for the iterative development of their new spacecraft. They can build reliable, usable prototypes that allow them to optimize functionality, while producing an entirely new class of efficient vehicles.

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