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

Jun 7, 2018
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We all live in a 3D printed submarine
Researchers Develop 3D Printed Submarine Which Exploits Temperature Changes to Move

Researchers at ETH Zurich and Caltech developed a 3D printed submarine which doesn't need fuel, electricity, propellant or even an engine. Instead, it exploits temperature changes in the water to complete complex movements.

Jun 7, 2018
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Ignore the Shortfalls
Researchers Use Imprecise 3D Printing to Build Telescope

In an effort to show how useful 3D printing can be when you only take the benefits of the technology and work around the negatives, researchers from Sandia National Laboratories have developed a 3D printed telescope in a third of the time and at a fifth of the traditional cost.

Jun 6, 2018
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Actual Car or 3D Model?
Create Photorealistic Car Models With Allegorithmic’s Ready-to-Use Materials

Allegorithmic, the 3D texturing software company, is releasing ready-t0-use materials to help make creating photorealistic 3D models of vehicles a whole lot easier. The materials will be released over the next five weeks.

Jun 6, 2018
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Designed with Craft Lovers in Mind
3Doodler Unveils New Create+ Pen and Project Kits for 2018

3Doodler, maker of perhaps the best-known 3D printing pen, has just unveiled its new Create+ pen, plus a creativity fostering product line fresh for 2018. The pen promises easier loading and operation, while the product line includes Home Décor and DIY Project Kits. 

Jun 5, 2018
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7 New Printable Files
Download Free 3D Printable Angry Birds Evolution Figurines

MyMiniFactory launched a new campaign at the end of last month which saw the release of seven official 3D printable figurines from everyone's favorite mobile game, Angry Birds Evolution. The campaign was in collaboration with Rovio.

Jun 5, 2018
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New Improvements, Autodesk Integration, Better Slicing Engine, More Printers
Ultimaker Releases New and Improved Cura 3.4 Beta

Ultimaker is releasing a new beta version of its popular slicing software. You can download Cura 3.4 from the company’s website. As always, the software is free.

Jun 4, 2018
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Don't Eat It!
Dry Out Damp Filament with an Unused Slow Cooker

If you live in a humid climate, you may find that many of your 3D prints aren't going to plan. The cause may be that your filament is damp. Don't despair, there are many ways to dry it out.

Jun 3, 2018
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Like a... Glove?
Student Develops Customizable 3D Printed Sneakers

Nicholas Unis is a college-student developing a 3D printing sneaker brand called UnisBrands LLC. His target market is those who buy and trade footwear, but Unis' company will also make recycling for discount a possibility. 

Jun 1, 2018
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Encore! Encore!
3D Printed Device Helps Student with Defect Learn to Play the Violin

Elementary school student Julian Caraballo wanted to play violin and become part of his school's band, and he didn't let a birth defect on his right hand stop him. Instead, three students from Drexel University helped him achieve his dream with a 3D printed prosthetic device. 

May 31, 2018
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Medical Breakthrough!
Newcastle University Researchers 3D Print Human Corneas

Researchers from Newcastle University, UK, 3D printed human corneas for the first time. To do this, they mixed stem cells from a healthy donor cornea with a gel and collagen to create a printable bio-ink. 

May 30, 2018
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The Re-Cycle
Researchers Develop Polymerization Process to Recycle 3D Printing Materials

Researchers from Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD) have developed a two-step polymerization process to fully recycle 3D printed thermosetting photopolymers. 

May 29, 2018
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Black Panthers Drink Pepsi
Pepsi and Protolabs 3D Print Black Panther Masks for Collector’s Edition Soda Cans

In a unique marketing campaign for the superhero movie Black Panther, Pepsi partnered up with the manufacturing service provider Protolabs to create a collectibles kit that featured five special edition soda cans fitted with 3D printed Black Panther masks. 

May 28, 2018
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A Concrete Solution
3D Printing Method Creates Concrete Casting Molds to Help Restore New York City Building

EDG NYC is an architecture firm that has developed a new method of digital sculpting, which they call "Modern Ornamental", to restore a building in New York City. The process utilizes 3D printing to produce complex molds for casting concrete structures.

May 25, 2018
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Row, Row, Row Your RoBoat
3D Printed Autonomous RoBoats Aim to Reduce Road Traffic in Amsterdam

Researchers from MIT CSAIL and the Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Metropolitan Solutions are working on a project called the RoBoat which will free up road traffic in cities with a network of canals. The boats are autonomous and can even come together to create floating structures, such as bridges.

May 25, 2018
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Custom Colors
ColorFabb to Launch New Color on Demand Filament Service in June

Color on Demand is a new service coming soon from ColorFabb which will enable you to have the color you want matched and produced. With more choice than ever, you can either order from the dozens of RAL colors or match your own.