Change Is Additive—Week of 12/16/16

CHANGE IS ADDITIVE—A 3D Printing News Series by FATHOM

High-Resolution Glass 3D Printing, Medical Applications, Preserving Antiquity, Titanium Part Production

With so many weekly developments in a fast-changing industry like additive manufacturing, the headlines can really stack up. To cut through the clutter of 3D printing news, check out these staff picks of the week. What do you think is the most impactful development?

High Resolution Glass 3D Printing

With layer heights totaling just 100 microns, a new methodology of glass 3D printing is capable of producing fine featured products and more precise glass prints than anything before. The process involves heating the molten glass to temperatures in excess of 1000 degrees Celsius // Watch Video

3D Printed Organs in Surgical Practice

In this video, researchers and students at the University of Rochester Medical Center showcase the realism of their 3D printed and additively manufactured simulation organs. Largely used to practice surgical techniques, the hyper-realistic organs allow medical professionals to recreate and prepare for challenging situations // Read More // Watch Video

LLNL Launches Advanced Manufacturing Lab

As covered earlier this week, the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) and the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA), in conjunction with the support of local business leaders and government officials, broke ground on a new advanced manufacturing research facility. Set to open in 2017, the facility will foster collaboration and innovation in the fields of materials science and additive manufacturing // Read More

3D Printing LLNL

Airbus to Receive Large Metal 3D Printing System for Titanium Parts

International aircraft manufacturer Airbus will soon begin integrating additively manufactured metal parts into its production cycle, using electron beam additive manufacturing supplied by Sciaky, Inc. Airbus intends to create large titanium structural parts using the technology // Read More

Titanium 3D Printing Airbus

3D Technologies Unveiling Ancient Egyptian Secrets

3D scanning and 3D printing technologies have allowed researchers to study and learn from many treasures of antiquity in Egypt, without invasively disturbing the artifacts. A team of Australian researchers, in conjunction with the The British Museum, recently 3D scanned a number of intact sarcophagi to examine the entombed bodies // Read More

3D Scanning Egypt



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3D Printing Wave Lamp

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Imagery and News Sources:,,, Vice, University of Rochester Medical Center, Micron3DP, Airbus, Sciaky, Inc., Australian Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences (MAAS), The British Museum, LLNL Thingiverse, Markellov