Change Is Additive—Week of 3/3/2017

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

High-Performance Carbon Fiber 3D Printing from LLNL, Single-Day Home Construction, Bio-Scaffolds for Faster Recovery, Oscar Statues 3D Printed, DMLS Video

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?

3D Printing a House in 24 Hours

A collaboration between Apis Cor and property development company PIK resulted in a 38-square-meter 3D printed house that took just 24 hours to construct onsite using Apis Cor’s giant mobile 3D printer // Read More // Watch Video

Direct Metal Laser Sintering Time Lapse

Direct Metal Laser Sintering, or DMLS, fuses metal powder into a solid part by melting it locally with a laser beam. As pictured above, DMLS can yield complex metal parts much quicker than speeds available through any other production method  // Watch Video

LLNL 3D Prints High-Performance Carbon Fiber

Researchers from the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) claim to have successfully 3D printed aerospace-grade carbon fiber composites, becoming the first research lab to do so. Described as the “ultimate material,” carbon fiber composites open up possibilities for the creation of lightweight, stronger-than-steel parts // Read More // Watch Video

3D Printing Carbon

Porous 3D Printed Scaffolds Could Reduce ACL Recovery Time

Researchers at the Mayo Clinic's tissue engineering and biomaterials laboratory in Rochester, MN claim to have created a porous 3D printed scaffold implant for patients undergoing ACL (anterior cruciate ligament) reconstruction. The 3D printed scaffold can facilitate bone regeneration to reduce overall recovery time // Read More

3D Printing ACL Scaffolding

2017 Academy Awards, Brought to You by 3D Printing

This year's Academy Awards featured Oscar statuettes that were recreated from 1929 originals. Using a technique that FATHOM used previously to recreate some works of Michelangelo, artists 3D printed a master pattern then casted it with wax, before casting the finished trophies in gold // Read More

3D Print Oscars

Architect Chef Uses 3D Printing Techniques to Create Works of Edible Art

Produced through a combination of 3D modelling techniques, complex geometric desserts from the kitchen of Ukrainian patisserie chef Dinara Kasko draw on her experiences with architecture. By using silicone molds and Autodesk software, Kasko's eye-catching desserts feature unconventional clean lines and flat surfaces // Read More

3D Printing Pastries

Hexagonal Interlocking Module

This interlocking and fully 3D printable design is available from Thingiverse // Download

3D Printing Hexagonal Modules

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Imagery and News Sources:,,, Dezeen, Lawrence Livermore National Lab, Mayo Clinic, Dinara Kasko, Apis Cor, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, PIK