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May 23, 2018
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Inflatable Future
MIT and BMW Develop “Liquid Printed Pneumatics” for Inflatable Car Interiors

BMW and MIT's Self-Assembly Lab have collaborated to develop "liquid printed pneumatics", the first reported 3D printed inflatable material that can morph from one state to another and expand into any shape or function. 

May 23, 2018
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Printrbot Returns
Printrbot Unveils New 3D Printers & CNC Milling Kit at Maker Faire 2018

At the recently held Maker Faire 2018 event, the veteran 3D printer manufacturer Printrbot unveiled a range of new products, including the new Printrbot Play v2, a unique conveyor belt-style 3D printer kit for long prints and rapid single-object reproduction, as well as the Printrbot CNC v2 KIT. 

May 23, 2018
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Respect Your Elders
Humanetics is 3D Printing Crash Test Dummies That Resemble Elderly People

The crash test dummy manufacturer Humanetics is using Markforged's 3D printing technology and Onyx carbon-composite material to produce dummies the resemble elderly drivers, helping them accurately reflect injuries that could occur in a real car accident.

May 22, 2018
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A New Race Record?
Volkswagen Uses 3D Printing for Pikes Peak Hill Climb Supercar

Volkswagen, the German automotive manufacturing company, has unveiled its supercar, the I.D. R Pikes Peak electric, which will compete in the Pikes Peak International Hill climb in Colorado Springs next month. With only a short time-frame to develop the car, the team used 3D printing to prototype components. 

May 22, 2018
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How about a Customized Carbon Fiber Bike?
Arevo Boosts Expansion of Carbon Fiber 3D Printing With $12.5 Million Funding Round

May 21, 2018
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Armor in the Park
Artist Uses 3D Printing to Creates Replica Suits of Armor for Art Installation

The latest public artshow by Icelandic artist, Steinunn Thorarinsdottir features lifelike statues of armor that were only possible using 3D scanning and printing. The show, called ARMORS, runs all summer at Fort Tryon Park, Margaret Corbin Drive in New York.

May 19, 2018
Featured image of ETSEIB Motorsport Uses BCN3D Sigmax 3D Printer to Develop Racing Car for Formula Student Competition
Start Your Engines
ETSEIB Motorsport Uses BCN3D Sigmax 3D Printer to Develop Racing Car for Formula Student Competition

ETSEIB Motorsport, the automotive team from the School of Industrial Engineering of Barcelona, is now using 3D printing to develop racing cars for the Formula Student competition.

May 18, 2018
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Mellow Jell-O
This 3D Printed Smart Gel Walks Underwater and Moves Objects

Engineers at Rutgers University have created a 3D printed smart gel that walks underwater. It can also grab objects and move them.

May 18, 2018
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Doctor Feelgood
3D Printing Saves Toddler’s Life with Kidney Transplant

In a pioneering operation, surgeons use 3D scanning and 3D printing to verify that a father's kidney would fit in his young son's abdomen before a live-saving kidney transplant.

May 17, 2018
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Wheel Love
BMW Mini Commemorates Royal Wedding with Unique Car Design

BMW has created a special-edition Mini to celebrate the royal wedding of Prince Harry and Megan Markle. Boasting a hand-made graphic print and 3D printed details, the car will be auctioned off for charity.

May 17, 2018
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All Fired Up
Experimental Ceramic Resin for the Form 2 Now Available

A new experimental Ceramic Resin is a now available for the Form 2 from Formlabs, making ceramic 3D printing the most affordable and accessible it has ever been for engineers and designers.

May 16, 2018
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Titomic Launches ‘World’s Largest’ Metal 3D Printer in Australia

Titomic, the Australian industrial scale additive manufacturing company, has launched what it claims is the world's largest metal 3D printer with a demonstration in its native Melbourne. The demo follows an MoU with Fincantieri Australia this week, which aims to evaluate how this technology can benefit maritime manufacturing processes.

May 16, 2018
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Yamaha’s Bike Racing Team Uses Mark One 3D Printers Inside The Pit Box

May 15, 2018
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Over and Out
3D Printing Used to Develop Walkie-Talkie Device That Helps Parents Keep Tabs on Kids

The Relay is a safer alternative to smartphones created for parents worried about keeping in touch with their kids when they're out and about. Republic Wireless used 3D printing technology to speed up the prototyping process and develop new iterations of the walkie-talkie styled device. 

May 15, 2018
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Open Source Corps
US Marines Receive Intensive Training to Use LulzBot 3D Printers

Training company Building Momentum are using LulzBot 3D printers to train the US Marines in creative problem solving and innovation.