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Revolutionary May 9, 2018
This Fully 3D Printed Electric Motor is a World First

Electrical engineers from the Chemnitz University of Technology have achieved a world first; they've 3D printed a working electric motor from iron, copper and ceramic materials.

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Slice & Print May 9, 2018
Simplify3D and Flashforge Partner Up for Professional 3D Printing

Leading developer of 3D printing software Simplify3D enters into new agreement with FlashForge, manufacturer of desktop 3D printing systems, to provide support for their extensive lineup of 3D printing platforms.

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Workshop Wisdom May 8, 2018
Autodesk’s Pier 9 Releases Free Workshops for Wood, Metal, CNC & 3D Print Machinery

Learn metal, wood, CNC and 3D print shop skills with this wealth of highly produced workshops developed at Autodesk's high tech Pier 9 fablab facility.

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Good Fit May 8, 2018
Amazon is 3D Scanning Customers’ Bodies to Improve Online Shopping

To help sell clothes more effectively, Amazon is reportedly inviting customers to a New York office for a detailed 3D body scan over a 20 week time period.

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Spice of Life May 8, 2018
Tumeric Combined with 3D Printed Bone Scaffolds Prompt Growth

Researchers at Washington State University find that natural cures combined with biomedical devices prompt bone health, growth. In this case, 3D printed ceramic bone scaffolds coated with curcumin, a compound of the spice turmeric.

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Felicitaciones May 7, 2018
3D Printer Party Breaks Guinness World Record, 3D Prints 4.8 Meters Sword

Last weekend, the 3D Printing Party in Burgos, Spain, broke the record for the most 3D printers printing simultaneously with their owners. However, that may not be the only record broken at the annual event.

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Interview Rahima Benhabbour from AnelleO May 7, 2018
3D Printed Intravaginal Rings to Help Protect Women from HIV Infection and Unintended Pregnancy

Rahima Benhabbour is a woman on an amazing mission. Not only is she a professor at the Eshelman School of Pharmacy University department in Chapel Hill, North Carolina she's also founder of AnnelleO, a 3D printed intravaginal ring.

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Flexible Transport May 7, 2018
Upgrade Your Ride with a 3D Printed Airless Bicycle Tire?

To showcase their new flexible filament, 3D printer manufacturer Bigrep fabricated a 3D printed airless bicycle tire and took it for a spin on the streets of Berlin.

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Print-a-Pope May 7, 2018
New 3D Printed Plastic Helmets for the Swiss Guards

The Swiss Guards, the Pope's private army, break with centuries of tradition to adopt new plastic helmets that are fabricated on a 3D printer.

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Second Skin May 7, 2018
This Portable 3D Skin Printer Can Cover and Heal Wounds

Researchers at the University of Toronto have developed a portable 3D skin printer that can repair deep wounds in two minutes or less.

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Reinventing the Wheel Prototype May 6, 2018
BigRep Prototypes Big with a 3D Printed Wheel Rim

Product Designer Marco Mattia Cristofori from BigRep turned to the custom wheel rim for a development challenge, creating a prototype virtually indistinguishable from the real thing. 

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Taste the Rainbow May 5, 2018
Stratasys Expands Color Capabilities of J750 Printer, Debuts New J735 Machine

Among the multitude of Rapid + TCT announcements, Stratasys showed off the impressive capabilities of its upgraded J750 PolyJet 3D printer alongside the brand new J735. Both can print over 500,000 color combinations in addition to textures and transparent parts -- all in the same print.

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All Hands on Deck May 5, 2018
US Navy Awards GE $9 Million Contract for 3D Printing Research

GE awarded $9 million contract by US Navy to develop framework to rapidly 3D print replacement parts for ships, aircraft, and other critical military assets. The focus of the research is 3D printing with metal.

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12ft Bird Bones May 4, 2018
Giant 3D Printed Bones Help Students Learn About Extinct Moa Birds

Mindkits is a "family run and kiwi-owned" tech company whose latest project brings 3D scanned extinct New Zealand moa bones to classrooms so teachers and students can prep and print them in full size.

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We the Rosies May 4, 2018
Take Part in 3D Printing a Massive Rosie the Riveter Sculpture

An ambitious new collaboration between We the Builders and Adam Savage seeks to crowd-source and 3D print a six foot tall sculpture of Rosie the Riveter for the Nation of Makers Conference in June.

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Fasten Your Seatbelts May 3, 2018
GM and Autodesk Using Additive Manufacturing for Lighter Vehicles

GM is using Autodesk's generative design technology and additive manufacturing to fabricate lighter automotive parts; this seat bracket is 40% lighter and 20% stronger than its predecessor.

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Driving Innovation May 3, 2018
Audi Partners with EOS and SLM Solutions to Implement 3D Printing

Audi is pairing up with EOS who will help implement 3D printing technology into automobile manufacturing. However, the German car manufacturer is also working with SLM and using their selective laser melting processes. 

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Oversized Lego Fun May 2, 2018
YouTuber Creates a Giant Classic LEGO Bulldozer Kit from 1979

Matt Denton is a YouTuber who loves Lego. But, as a maker, he's not content with leaving it at that - instead, he 3D prints Lego kits and makes them much bigger. He then assembles them with his nephew, and hilarity ensues. 

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Air Care May 2, 2018
This Folded Sculpture Captures the Pollution from the Air

Held together with 3D printed joints and utilizing high-tech The Breath fabric, Japanese architect Kengo Kuma's "breath/ng" sculpture looks good and does good.

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Full STEM Ahead May 2, 2018
3Doodler Debuts Educational Kits for Schools

Developed with and for teachers, 3Doodler has unveiled learning packs for the classroom. Included in the packs are 12 3Doodler 3D pens, 1,200 strands of filament and lesson plans, which the  company claims can improve concentration among students.

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