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

Apr 2, 2018
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Relativity Space Raises $35 Million to Get 3D Printed Rockets Off the Launchpad

The Los Angeles startup Relativity Space has raised $35 million in its latest funding round led by Playground Global and other investors. The financing will enable the aerospace company to expand, while also paving the way for it to refine and test 3D printed rockets. 

Mar 29, 2018
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Ultimaker Releases New and Improved Cura 3.3 Beta

Ultimaker is releasing a new beta version of its popular slicing software. You can now download Cura 3.3 now from the company’s website. As usual, the software is free.

Mar 29, 2018
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Colorfabb Launches High-Quality Semi Matte Black Filament

Mar 29, 2018
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New 3D Printed Lenses Can Transform Your iPhone into a Microscope

Engineers from Northwestern University have developed a new method to 3D print powerful lenses in a rapid manner. These lenses could be used to turn your iPhone into a microscope for high quality photos or on-the-spot disease diagnosis. 

Mar 29, 2018
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Raise3D Aims to “Pathfind Flexible Manufacturing” with Pro2 Series 3D Printers

Raise3D has unveiled the Pro2 Series, a line of industrial-grade 3D printers that offer accuracy, reliability, and a wide range of material capabilities. The company has also announced a new vision to "Pathfind Flexible Manufacturing" by providing customized solutions for vertical markets. 

Mar 28, 2018
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Sleek 3D Printed Chairs From Zaha Hadid Architects to be Exhibited at Milan Design Week

At this year's Milan design week, a new Spanish brand called Nagami will make its debut with four 3D printed chairs designed by Zaha Hadid Architects, Ross Lovegrove and Daniel Widrig. The collection is named Brave New World. 

Mar 28, 2018
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3D Printed 95 m² Yhnova House in Nantes is Now Habitable

At Nantes Design Week 2017, a house was 3D printed in a matter of days. The five room project is called Yhnova House and, as it's a social housing project, by June this year, residents will move in according to the usual criteria.

Mar 28, 2018
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Researchers 3D Print Functional Robotic Prosthetic Hand at a Fraction of the Cost

Researchers from the University of Manchester have developed an extremely affordable 3D printed robotic prosthetic hand. The assistive device enables groundbreaking functionality for amputees, and can be fully customized for the user via an Android app.

Mar 28, 2018
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Berkeley Scientists 3D Print Liquid Structures Within Liquids

Mar 27, 2018
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Behind the Scenes at Funko, Where 3D Printing Plays a Part

Following one series from conception to completion, learn how the Funko POP! series of vinyl figures are created using 3D modeling and 3D printing. It's a veritable Saga, to be sure.

Mar 27, 2018
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CSAIL Developed SoFi the Soft Robotic Fish using 3D Printing

MIT's computer science and AI lab (CSAIL) has developed a soft robotic fish, or SoFi for short, using 3D printing and built-in cameras so it blends in with life underwater, making it easier to learn about secretive shoals. 

Mar 27, 2018
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3D Printed Tastebugs Challenge Children to Eat Insects

Tastebugs is a 3D printed modular kitchen utensil to teach children about the benefits of eating insects. We may squirm now, but it's likely that bugs will make it to our plates very soon.

Mar 26, 2018
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Researchers Reveal Method to 3D Print Metallic Glass Alloys in Bulk

Materials Science and Engineering researchers at North Carolina State University recently detailed their method to produce large amounts of metallic glass alloys using 3D printing. The development could lead to better efficiency in electric motors and tougher materials and structures.

Mar 26, 2018
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Meddling with Metal
Desktop Metal Files Patent Infringement Lawsuit Against Markforged

Desktop Metal has filed a lawsuit against Markforged for allegedly copying portions of the Massachusetts-based startup's patented metal 3D printing processes. After looking through the court documents, we found that the allegations showcase an interesting history between the two competitors. 

Mar 25, 2018
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Materialise Receives FDA Clearance for 3D Printed Anatomical Models

Materialise is the world's first additive manufacturing company to receive FDA clearance for diagnostic 3D printed anatomical models. FDA clearance supports the continued growth of point-of-care 3D printing facilities.