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

Aug 16, 2018
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Watch and Learn
MIT Announces 11-Week Online Course on Additive Manufacturing for Professionals

Starting October 1, MIT is launching an 11-week online course for professionals interested in learning about 3D printing technologies, along with their applications and business potential.

Aug 16, 2018
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Organ-on-a-chip
TU Wien Researchers 3D Print Artificial Placental Barrier on a Chip

Researchers from TU Wien, a university in Vienna, Austria have used a 3D printing method to create an artificial placental barrier on a chip. Its benefits include enabling researchers to learn more about how the placenta allows the exchange of substances between mother and baby.

Aug 16, 2018
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Reducing CO2 Emissions
Autonomous 3D Printed Olli Bus Undergoing Testing at University of Buffalo

Olli, the 3D printed bus developed by Local Motors, is undergoing testing at the University of Buffalo which will inform policy on transportation issues, reliability, and safety.

Aug 15, 2018
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Trade Wars
How Trump and China’s Trade War Could Impact the 3D Printing Market

The Trump Administration and Chinese Government continue implementing tariffs on one another, escalating an ongoing trade war between the two countries. It seems like the latest round of tariffs issued by the United States could have an impact on 3D printing filament market.

Aug 15, 2018
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Rebuilding Coral Reefs!
3D Printing Supports Growth of Coral Reef Ecosystem in the Maldives

To help promote the growth of a coral reef ecosystem in the Maldives, a team has designed and 3D printed an artificial reef made from hundreds of ceramic and concrete modules. The 3D printed reef is being used by the Summer Island Maldives resort to build a new coral reef ecosystem.

Aug 14, 2018
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More Women in 3D Printing!
Women in 3D Printing’s “Diversity for A.M. Report” Calls for Widespread Social Change

Women in 3D Printing is an organization which does exactly what it says on the tin. It's dedicated to inspiring, supporting and promoting women using Additive Manufacturing technologies. Its "Diversity for A.M. #Q2 2018 Report" offers some interesting insights into the industry.

Aug 13, 2018
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New Material Alert
Sculpteo Launches New Resin Material Urethane Methacrylate or UMA90

Sculpteo, the French 3D printing service recently added a new resin material called Urethane Methacrylate or UMA90. The material offers a strong, sleek finish and is suitable for prototyping or printing mechanical parts.

Aug 13, 2018
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Google Earth Miniatures
3D Print Your Local Area from Google Earth using Still Shots and Photogrammetry

Using photogrammetry and a 3D printer, you can create the perfect "new home" gift: A miniature model of your neighborhood or town with the help of Google Earth.

Aug 10, 2018
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Medical Advancement
University of Minnesota Researchers Develop 3D Printed Device to Treat Spinal Cord Injuries

University of Minnesota researchers have developed a 3D printed device which could help patients who suffer from long-term spinal cord injuries regain some functions.

Aug 9, 2018
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Italy Comes to You
Indiana University and Uffizi Gallery Collaborate to 3D Scan Ancient Artifacts

Indiana University and the Uffizi Gallery in Florence, Italy are collaborating to digitize ancient artifacts and sculptures, some of which are now available to view in 3D on a newly launched website.

Aug 9, 2018
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Flying High with 3D Printing
Air New Zealand Starts to 3D Print Airplane Parts and Tools

Air New Zealand has partnered with Zenith Tecnica, a company which specializes in 3D printing titanium, and will be using its equipment, such as Arcam's Electron Beam Melting (EBM) process to develop parts and tools.

Aug 8, 2018
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3D Printing Meets "Calligraffiti"
Pokras Lampas 3D Prints Lost Soviet-Era ‘Girl with an Oar’ Statue

Russian artist, Pokras Lampas' most recent installation for the 90th anniversary of Moscow's Gorky Park is a 3D printed copy of the famous Soviet sculpture, Girl with an Oar, covered with quotes from modern Russian literature.

Aug 8, 2018
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Wings of Metal
Boeing HorizonX Invests in High-Speed Metal 3D Printing Startup Digital Alloys

The venture capital arm of Boeing, Boeing HorizonX, is investing in the Massachusetts-based startup Digital Alloys. The company has developed a patented high-speed metal 3D printing process called Joule Printing, which is capable of combining multiple metal materials into a single part.

Aug 6, 2018
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Sack These Shoes
Under Armour Releases 3D Printed Sneakers to Celebrate Hall of Fame Induction of Ray Lewis

To celebrate Ray Lewis' recent induction into the Pro Football Hall of Fame, Under Armour is honoring the former Baltimore Ravens linebacker and two-time Super Bowl champion with a limited edition version of its 3D printed ArchiTech Futurist sneakers. 

Aug 6, 2018
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Caution All Cosplayers
3D Printed Gun Hysteria Gone Too Far? Australian Man Faces Jail Over “Costume Props”

A man from Sydney is facing a serious jail sentence after advertising one of his 3D printed imitation weapons in a private Facebook group. He claims that the replica firearms were made as costume props, blurring the lines between dangerous DIY guns and cosplay items.