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

Apr 30, 2018
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A Quiet Word
3D Printed AlterEgo Wearable Responds to Silent Speech

Students from MIT have created a prototype 3D printed device, AlterEgo, that can recognize the words you mouth when silently talking to yourself and interpret them as commands.

Apr 30, 2018
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Say Fuzzy Pickles
3D Printed Camera Combines 35mm Film with Sony Lenses

Coming soon to a crowdfunding platform near you, Lex is a protoype 3D printed camera that shoots 35mm film using modern Sony lenses.

Apr 30, 2018
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The Longest Link
EnvisionTEC Prints Huge Chain, Announces New Durable E-RigidForm Material

To announce its newest material, E-RigidForm, EnvisionTEC 3D printed a ridiculously long chain. Measuring out at 328 feet, the links demo the material's tough properties and the possibility of such parts for end use.

Apr 30, 2018
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Full Throttle
Futuristic Metal 3D Printed Motorcycle Frame Teased by BMW

Carmaker BMW showed a 3D printed motorcycle frame at their Digital Day 2018 in Munich, an S1000RR superbike with a frame and swing arm fabricated using metal powder laser melting.

Apr 27, 2018
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In-Flight Fabrication
Airbus to Retrofit Cabins with 3D Printed Parts

A partnership between aircraft manufacturer Airbus and additive manufacturing service Materialise is now producing in-cabin parts. A divider with an organic form, it is Airbus' first use of 3D printed parts in plain sight within its commercial aircraft.

Apr 27, 2018
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Kite-Funding
3D Print a Custom Smartphone with Kite on Kickstarter

New crowdfunding campaign promises to enable backers to 3D print and assemble a powerful smartphone, and tinker to their heart's content. Should you back the Kite on Kickstarter?

Apr 27, 2018
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Formlabs ROI calculator makes it easy to assess cost of 3D printer
Formlabs Launches ROI Calculator to Assess Costs Of Purchasing a 3D Printer

Apr 26, 2018
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False Promises
3D Printed Dentures Filled with Drugs to Fight Infection

Researchers at the University of Buffalo have invented 3D printed dentures which can be used to deliver drugs among those highly susceptible to infection, such as the elderly, hospitalized or disabled patients.

Apr 26, 2018
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New Life
Robo 3D Picks Up Official Support Duties for New Matter Printers

San Diego-based Robo 3D has just announced a lifeline for customers of recently-shuttered New Matter. Owners of New Matter's Mod-T 3D printer can now turn to Robo for technical support, parts and troubleshooting.

Apr 26, 2018
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Pop-Up Prints
Researchers Develop Thermorph Technique to Print Self-Folding Objects

Researchers from Carnegie Mellon University are using a desktop FDM 3D printer, off-the-shelf printing filaments and a design editor to create flat prints which self-fold into different shapes when heat is applied. This technique is called Thermorph.

Apr 25, 2018
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Triple Time
Tiertime Unveils Three New 3D Printers at Rapid + TCT 2018

At the Rapid + TCT show in Texas, Tiertime shone a light on not one but three new 3D printers. One sees an upgrade to a familiar face -- the company's popular Up Mini 2 -- while the other two are all-new, including a 12-print-bed toting beast.

Apr 25, 2018
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The Sting
3D Printed Surgical Needle Inspired by Honey Bee Stingers

Engineers at Temple University in Philadelphia take inspiration from the insect kingdom for their 3D printed surgical needle design; the stinger of the humble honeybee.

Apr 24, 2018
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Printing Molecules
Nano-3D Printing Technology Helps Develop Improved Biochips

Apr 23, 2018
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Optimal Settings
Ultimaker Launches Alliances Program to Improve 3D Printing Material Profiles

With the new Ultimaker Alliances Program, users will be able to load preconfigured material profiles and 3D print settings from leading material manufacturers.

Apr 23, 2018
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Twice as Nice
MakerGear Brings M3 Independent Dual Extruder 3D Printer to RAPID + TCT

At the Rapid + TCT Event in Fort Worth this week, 3D printing manufacturer MakerGear are launching their new M3 Independent Dual 3D Printer and MakerGear Cloud Software.