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All the latest 3D printing news from all over the world.

Apr 20, 2018
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3D Printed RoboToads Help Explain Mating Habits

A team of behavioral ecologists out of the University of Windsor, Canada, studies the mating habits of color-changing toads in Costa Rica using RoboToads -- 3D printed, motorized replicas.

Apr 20, 2018
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Scientists Accidentally Create Mutant Enzyme that Eats Plastic

In what could be a major ecological breakthrough, scientists have accidentally invented a mutant enzyme that likes to feast on PET plastic.

Apr 20, 2018
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NASA’s Orion Deep Space Capsule to Feature Over 100 3D Printed Parts

NASA's next venture into deep-space capsule will feature additive manufacturing in a big way. The agency's new Orion capsule will incorporate more than 100 3D printed parts, which will be produced by Stratasys in collaboration with Lockheed Martin and PADT.

Apr 20, 2018
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WASP Creates Hub Network Across the World

WASP, the Italian 3D printer manufacturer, has created the WASP Hub network and is expanding in Italy and across the world to cities including,  Barcelona, ​​London, Madrid, Paris, Umea, Jersey City and Beirut.

Apr 19, 2018
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3D printed prosthetic sockets
Thermoplastic Carbon Fiber 3D Printed Prosthetic Sockets May Be Strongest Yet

Apr 19, 2018
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Zortrax Unveils New Add-On Air Filters for its 3D Printers

In an effort to curb the emissions from 3D printing, Zortrax has unveiled air filtration covers for its M200 and M200+ 3D printers. Packing both HEPA and carbon filters, the device is said to tackle both the UFPs and stink from materials like ABS.

Apr 19, 2018
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U.S. Army Develops 3D Printed Soft Robotics Inspired by Invertebrates

After studying the mechanisms of invertebrates in nature, U.S. Army researchers have developed 3D printed soft robotics that can traverse difficult landscapes and squeeze into crowded spaces. 

Apr 19, 2018
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Shapeways $30 million funding round
Shapeways Raises $30 Million to Boost 3D Printing Creator Services And Tools

Shapeways, the platform for product creation using 3D printing technologies, has just raised $30 million in a Series E funding round. The 3D printing creator community on Shapeways will benefit from tools to boost product creation, marketing, and brand development.

Apr 19, 2018
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Ultimaker and Prusa Vie for Dominance in 3D Hubs Trend Report

Ultimaker! HP! Prusa Research! New York City! More fascinating insights into the 3D printing industry, courtesy of the latest 3D Hubs Trend Report.

Apr 18, 2018
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Custom-Shaped Explosives for US Navy 3D Printed on HP 3D Printers

We could soon see custom-shaped 3D printed explosives on the battlefield. A Tennessee-based consultancy, called E&G Associates, is aiding the US Navy in the creation of such devices. 

Apr 18, 2018
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How Does That Sound?
Researchers Develop 3D Printed Metamaterials That Can Control Vibration and Sound

Researchers from USC Viterbi School of Engineering have developed 3D printed metamaterials that can switch between active control and passive states, enabling control of acoustic and optical waves.

Apr 17, 2018
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Free-D is Helping Human Trafficking Victims Secure Jobs in the 3D Printing Workforce

The startup Free-D is helping human trafficking victims and underprivileged women in India obtain careers by teaching them 3D printing and design skills. The first nine-month pilot program is taking place in Mumbai, and will provide 10 women with extensive 3D printing training.

Apr 17, 2018
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This Magnificent Roman Helmet is Entirely 3D Printed

Those talented folks at Custom Prototypes have done it again. Their latest project -- a 1st Century Roman Helmet that is entirely 3D printed from metal and resin -- has earned them the top spot in Advanced Finishing category at the AMUG Conference.

Apr 16, 2018
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How 3D Printing Empowers Locals in Sierra Leone

Surgical resident Lars Brouwers brings aid to Sierra Leone by providing training and materials in 3D printed functional prostheses to local citizens.

Apr 16, 2018
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BMW to Establish Additive Manufacturing Campus in Munich

With a total investment worth over €10 million, automotive giant BMW will open an industrial scale 3D printing campus in Munich, Germany in early 2019.