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Feb 5, 2020
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Dissolving Benchys
Finally, There’s a Better Way to Recycle PLA

It’s a commonly held belief that PLA is easily biodegradable – which it is, except only under particular conditions not found in your typical landfill. So what of the myriad of Benchies? UK researchers may have a solution.

Feb 4, 2020
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MakerBot Broadens 3D Printing in Schools with Sketch Classroom

MakerBot announced its latest venture in education with its Sketch Classroom, an ecosystem designed to help teachers and students get the most out of 3D printing.

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Feb 4, 2020
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Unwanted Side Effects
3D Printing Pills Can Stop Drugs From Working

3D printing drugs may be more difficult than expected, as they may react with the photopolymers, as British researchers found out.

Feb 3, 2020
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Don't Fry This At Home
Researchers Turn Old Cooking Oil from McDonald’s into Resin for 3D Printing

Researchers at the University of Toronto Scarborough transformed used cooking oil from deep fryers at McDonald's into a biodegradable resin.

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Jan 31, 2020
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Creality Partners with E3D to Offer Titan Extruder for CR-10 V2 Printer

Creality to expand its printers' upgradability with genuine E3D components.

Jan 30, 2020
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New Filament Absorbs Neutrons, Acts as Radiation Shielding

Additive Composite Uppsala AB and Add:North team up to release Addbor N25, a high-tech filament for 3D printing that absorbs neutrons.

Jan 30, 2020
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Make me a Yoyo man!
XEV Launches 3D Printed Electric Car on Kickstarter

Called the Yoyo, the new car promises limitless customizability in a compact European city-car form.

Jan 29, 2020
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It Said "Beh"
3,000-Year-Old Mummy’s Voicebox 3D Printed

A team of UK researchers has recreated the vocal tract of a 3,000-year-old mummy, producing a vowel-like sound comparable to that of modern-day people.

Jan 28, 2020
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TCT Asia Postponed as a Precaution Against Coronavirus

In the interest of health and safety, VNU Rapid News Ltd, the organizer of TCT Asia, has announced that February’s show is postponed until further notice.

Jan 23, 2020
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Defense Distributed’s Attempt to Revive 3D Printed Gun Lawsuit Rejected

Defense Distributed tried to reopen a lawsuit it began and later settled with the State Department. This attempt was rejected in the US court of appeals.

Jan 23, 2020
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Family 3D Printing Koalas to Raise Money for Australian Charity

In an effort to help koalas affected by fires in Australia, they've been 3D printing mini koalas on their Ender 3 and giving them to anyone who donates at least $5 to the Adelaide Koala Rescue.

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Jan 21, 2020
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Hero Forge Raises $1.7 Million to 3D Print Full-Color Custom Miniatures

The website that brings users custom 3D printed tabletop miniatures and statuettes launched a Kickstarter campaign to offer full-color figures using - you guessed it - 3D printing.

Jan 16, 2020
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Police 3D Scanning Crime Scenes to Use as Evidence in Court

A police department in the United States is using a Faro 3D scanner to capture crime scenes and share it in courtrooms.

Jan 4, 2020
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Liberty, Equality, Creativity
The Future of 3D Printing: Beyond 2020

Similar to the way the World Wide Web democratized news, education, and entertainment, 3D printing has the potential to democratize the manufacturing of certain goods.

Jan 3, 2020
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Micro-Angelo
Scientists 3D Print Microscopic Copper Version of David Statue

Researchers at ETH Zurich have 3D printed a microscale version of Michelangelo’s David using a special 3D printing technique.

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