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Sep 5, 2019
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New Initiative Aims to Recycle PLA Waste, Empty Spools

Printing 3D models from Thingiverse in different colors and materials can certainly be fun, but have you ever stopped to consider the impact this plastic has on the environment? A new Kickstarter campaign, Project PLA, might have you covered with its plan to recycle PLA 3D printing waste.

Sep 4, 2019
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Building the Future
8 Great Innovations Made Possible Thanks to 3D Printing

All over the world, people are discovering that 3D printing can take them to new heights. Discover these 3D printing innovations, all of which more than demonstrate the potential of additive manufacturing.

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Sep 4, 2019
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Local Motors Upgrades 3D Printed Autonomous Shuttle and Launches Olli 2.0

Olli, the 3D printed electric autonomous shuttle from Local Motors for use on campuses and in cities, has had an upgrade which is aptly named Olli 2.0. 

Sep 2, 2019
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3D Printed Functional Darth Vader Suit to Debut on Kickstarter

Star Wars is undoubtedly one of biggest fandoms out there, and Darth Vader is arguably its most iconic character. Soon, you might be able to dress up as the Sith warrior in a super realistic, functional Darth Vader suit.

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Sep 2, 2019
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Edelkrone Launches Partially 3D Printable Tabletop Dolly for DSLR Cameras

Edelkrone, the creator of photography and filmmaking solutions, has developed Skater 3D. The3D printable tabletop dolly for DSLR and mirrorless cameras will add motions to your shots.

Aug 30, 2019
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Tumblr Briefly Became a New Hub for Banned 3D Printed Gun Group

A 3D printed gun group, which is banned on all major social media platforms, briefly moved to Tumblr, a microblogging website, before being banned by them too.

Aug 30, 2019
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MyMiniFactory Launches In-Browser 3D File Customizer

MyMiniFactory, an online community for makers, has launched an in-browser 3D file customizer called Customizer, which is in its beta phase.

Aug 28, 2019
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Nonplanar 3D Printing Gives Curvy Top Layers

Researchers from the University of Hamburg are developing a Slic3r modification that improves print surface quality using Nonplanar layers. Printing in three dimensions simultaneously it results in smooth surfaces with no stair-stepping effect.

Aug 26, 2019
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She's Electric
How 3D Printing is Speeding up the Development of Electric Cars

Electric vehicles are becoming ever more popular and 3D printing is helping to speed up their design and development in the case of many manufacturers.

Aug 17, 2019
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Could You Design a Labyrinth Board Game Figure?

MyMiniFactory announces a partnership with Ravensburger to find designers for officially licensed 3D printable Labyrinth board game pieces.

Aug 14, 2019
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3D Printed Liver Model Makes Live Donation Possible for Mother and Son

To plan a liver transplant between mother and son, surgeons from Salt Lake City, Utah used 3D imaging to 3D print the models of both livers to make surgery easier. 

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Aug 12, 2019
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3D Printing Farm – 5 Great Showcases

3D printing farms bridge the gap between prototyping and production. Check out some of the world's coolest 3D printing farms, which showcase the production capability of additive manufacturing.

Aug 12, 2019
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This 3D Printer Prints Whatever You Want – Without STLs

Researchers from Virginia Tech showcased a 3D printing device called Source Form that uses crowdsourced data to create objects based on requests. Could it make STL files redundant?

Aug 5, 2019
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Industrial Designer 3D Prints Conductive Origami Light Fixtures

Yael Akirav, an Industrial Designer and graduate of Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design, Jerusalem, uses 3D printing to create beautiful "conductive origami" light fixtures.

Aug 5, 2019
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Watch This Incredible Pacific Rim Diorama Take Shape

This video of a model maker building a jaeger from hit-film Pacific Rim, wading through the ocean, is the perfect antidote to a dreary start to the week.

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