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4.0 is Ready to Go Mar 19, 2019
Ultimaker Cura 4.0 Released with Improved User Interface and Updated Custom Mode Panel

The 3D printer manufacturer Ultimaker has released a new update to Cura, the free and open-source 3D printing slicer. The latest version, Cura 4.0, includes an updated user interface, a redesigned custom mode panel, a new "Add Printer" dialog box, user ratings for plugins, and more.

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Brrm! Mar 19, 2019
Aston Martin Launches AM-RB 003 Hypercar with 3D Printed Interiors

At this year's Geneva Motor Show, Aston Martin launched the AM-RB 003 hypercar which uses 3D printing for interior parts and will be put into production in 2021.

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Maker-Made Medicine Mar 19, 2019
3D Printed Medical Devices – What Can Be Printed Today?

More and more, 3D printed medical devices are making the lives of doctors and patients easier. Learn about some of the many kinds of devices that already exist!

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The Best A Breast Can Get Mar 18, 2019
University Student 3D Prints Colorful Prosthetics for Breast Cancer Patients

University of Plymouth student Rosie Brave is mixing 3D printing and traditional arts and crafts to create colorful prosthetic breasts for women who have undergone breast cancer surgery.

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Cyborgia Manifesto Mar 18, 2019
Hallidonto Brings Traditional and Contemporary Art Forms Together to Create “Birth of a Cyborg”

Hallidonto is a Scottish visual artist who uses modern technologies to create drawings, paintings and sculptures around the concept of "contemporary (in)human condition and dystopian imagery of the cyborg", aka Cyborgia Manifesto.

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Heal With a Print Mar 17, 2019
Medical 3D Printing: The Best Healthcare Applications

Medical 3D printing is now an indispensable part of medicine. Let's have a look at the most intressting applications of 3D printing in medicine and healthcare.

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If You Build It, They Will Come Mar 15, 2019
Largest 3D Construction Printer in World Headed to Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabian construction company Elite for Construction & Development Co. placed an order earlier this month to COBOD International for the largest 3D construction printer in the world.

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Meeting Mass Manufacturing Methods Mar 15, 2019
Can 3D Printing Be Used for Mass Production?

Although 3D printing exists in production circles outside of hobbyist activity, it's not exactly clear whether or not it can be effective in mass production. Here's a more detailed look into the capabilities of 3D printing for mass production.

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Ikea, You-kea Mar 14, 2019
Ikea Furniture Made More Accessible By 3D Printing Parts

Ikea Israel is working with non-profit organizations Milbat and Access Israel to create 3D printable parts which make their furniture more accessible for those with special needs and disabilities.

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Another Quarter, Another Trend Report Mar 13, 2019
3D Hubs Releases Industry Highlights and Market Forecasts Trend Report for Q1 2019

Dutch 3D printing network, 3D Hubs, has released its quarterly 3D Printing Trends 2019​ Q4/2019 report. Insights include the fact that US businesses now account for nearly half of all global online 3D printing demand. Also, 3 out of 4 major automotive companies in the US and Germany use 3D printing to mass-manufacture parts for their cars.

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SILENCE! Mar 12, 2019
Boston Engineers 3D Print Open Noise-Cancelling Metamaterials

Boston University engineers used mathematics to design and 3D print an "acoustic metamaterial". The noise-canceling plastic structure blocks 94% of sounds without completely obstructing airflow, possibly paving the way to silent quadcopters and drones.

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3D Printed Cushion Mar 12, 2019
Italian Researchers 3D Bioprint a Human Cell-Laden Meniscus

In what is believed to be a world first, researchers from the Istituto Ortopedico in Rizzoli, Bologna, 3D bioprinted a human cell-laden collagen meniscus (aka the cartilage that cushions your thighbone and shinbone). 

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Props for 3D Printed Movie Props Mar 12, 2019
3D Printing & Movies – 3D Printing Behind the Scenes

The cinematic industry has come full-circle, from craftsmanship to computer-generated graphics and back to craftsmanship, but now on a different level with 3D printing. Now, the digital becomes reality.

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If the Shoe Fits Mar 11, 2019
LAIKA, Nike and Stratasys Collaborate on Missing Link x Nike Air Max Susan

LAIKA, the stop-motion animation studio, worked with Nike and Stratasys to develop an exclusive pair of shoes called Missing Link x Nike Air Max Susan for the upcoming film Missing Link.

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3D Printing for Sustainability! Mar 11, 2019
T3DP Might Have Solved the Problem of 3D Printing Solar Cells

T3DP, an R&D project with roots in blockchain and green tech, uses 3D printing to create solar panels which can have double the conversion efficiency of current ones.

Featured image of Researchers Closer to 3D Printing Ears to Treat Microtia with ‘3D Alek’
Music to My Ears Mar 10, 2019
Researchers Closer to 3D Printing Ears to Treat Microtia with ‘3D Alek’

Researchers in Australia are working to find a treatment for the congenital deformity microtia by using a 3D bioprinter and specialized bio-ink.

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3D Printing, Take One Mar 10, 2019
3D Printing & Movies – When 3D Printers Steal the Spotlight

3D printers are stealing the spotlight on the big screen, adding an element of futurism and enlightening viewers. Here, we list eight awesome examples where 3D printers have appeared on set.

Featured image of Fiat Unveils Centoventi Modular Concept Electric Car with 3D Printable Parts
Cars of the Future Mar 8, 2019
Fiat Unveils Centoventi Modular Concept Electric Car with 3D Printable Parts

Italian vehicle manufacturer Fiat has unveiled an electric concept car called the Centoventi. Completely modular, the vehicle can be customized with 3D printable parts that could be fabricated at home.

Featured image of Rotrics All-In-1 Robot Arm Pushes the Limits on Versatility
Breaking Boundaries Mar 7, 2019
Rotrics All-In-1 Robot Arm Pushes the Limits on Versatility

Snapmaker, uArm, Formlabs... All of these hugely successful machines started on Kickstarter, and now we've found yet another potential success: the Rotrics DexArm! It boasts some impressive features and a tantalizingly low price point. Let's dive in!

Featured image of 3D Printed Drumsticks Easier to Swallow for Swedish Care Home Residents
Cluck Cluck Mar 7, 2019
3D Printed Drumsticks Easier to Swallow for Swedish Care Home Residents

Elderly residents living in Swedish care homes can expect 3D printed delicacies to appear on their menus to help stimulate their appetite for puréed food.

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