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Prosthetics, 3D Printed

3D printed prosthetics are an alternative to traditional prosthetics (artificial body parts), which are laborious and expensive to build. 3D printed

Project Shapeshifter

Project Shapeshifter, by Autodesk Research.IL group, is a free technology preview. It was created to help designers and makers more easily create


The PrintAbles app is an app created by MakerBot for the iPhone and the iPad. The PrintAbles app allows users to view STL files on Thingiverse.

Print Bed Material in 3D Printing

Print Bed Material refers to material used in 3D printing that will stick to the print bed, yet not become permanently fixed on the print bed. The

Print 3D Plugin

The Print3D plug-in is a free plug-in created by 3D Systems that allows CAD users to have an additional set of tools for their CAD software.Print 3D

Powder Bed Printing

Powder bed 3D printing is closely related to Inkjet head printing. Both parts make up the ZPrinter, the only powder bed printer available on the


Ponoko is an online 3D printing shop. Ponoko offers designs that you can 3D print or you can upload your own design. Users can also sell their

Polyvinyl Alcohol (PVA)

Polyvinyl Alcohol (PVA) is a synthetic, water-soluble polymer. PVA is used to create other polymers and is used in such products as a thickener in

Polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE)

Polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) is a synthetic fluoropolymer of tetrafluoroethylene, most famously used as Teflon® by DuPont as a non-stick coating

Polylactic Acid (PLA) Plastic

Polylactic Acid (PLA) plastic is a thermoplastic polymer that softens when heated and hardens when cooled. It is made from renewable resources, such

PolyJet Printing

PolyJet printing is a 3D printing technology developed by Objet Geometries. PolyJet printing uses liquid photopolymers that are exposed to

Polyether Ether Ketone (PEEK)

Polyether Ether Ketone (PEEK) is a high-performance, colorless polymer thermoplastic. It is semi-crystalline, is resistant to many chemicals, and has


Polychemy, also known as Polygon Alchemy, is an online 3D designer boutique and printing company located in Singapore. The prints are created with

Polyamide Nylon

Polyamide Nylon is a thermoplastic and is commonly used in such products as women’s nylons, parachutes, and carpet. Thermoplastics are synthetic

Plastic Jet Printing

Also known as extrusion printing, Plastic Jet Printing is a 3D printing technology that uses plastic to create 3D printed parts. It’s similar to

Plaster-based 3D Printing

Some 3D printers use a sandstone/plaster as their printing medium in a technology called Selective Laser Sintering or "SLS". The license for this

Pirate 3D

Yo ho, matey! Pirate 3D is a company that has created a 3D printer called the Buccaneer™ at an affordable price. The Buccaneer™ comes fully assembled


Photopolymerization is the polymerization of liquid by being exposed to light, typically ultraviolet (UV) light. Polymerization is the process of

Phenix Systems

Phenix Systems is a 3D printing company located in Riom, France. Phenix Systems has recently been acquired by 3D Systems in June, 2013. Phenix makes

Pettis, Bre

Bre Pettis is an American entrepreneur born in New York in 1972. After attending Evergreen State College and Pacific Oaks College, Pettis taught