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DIY Remote Cooling Fan May 1, 2018
Make a Better Cooling Fan Blower using a 3D Printer and Hard Disk Drive Motor

Mark Rehorst is a blogger detailing his technical projects, for his latest post he worked on creating an easy to produce blower for a remote cooling fan. For this, he turned to a hard disk drive motor and a few 3D printed parts.

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Smokin’ May 1, 2018
3D Print With Improved Hemp Filament

Save the planet and 3D print with hemp. 3Dfuel is now offering Entwined hemp filament v2 with some "pretty big" changes from their v1 first release of the material. 

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3D printed prosthetics May 1, 2018
Million Waves Project 3D Prints Prosthetic Limbs From Ocean Plastics

Charitable non-profit Million Waves Project combines a passion for cleaning up the ocean with helping young people in need: this young organization aims to provide prosthetic limbs 3D printed from reclaimed ocean plastics for children in need, worldwide, free of charge.

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Pia-Pia-Piano May 1, 2018
Blogger Reverse Engineers Nintendo Labo Waveform Cards with 3D Printing

Create your own Nintendo Labo Waveform Cards for the piano by using a 3D printer and following blogger Hunter Irving's reverse engineered post so you can add extra sounds to your cardboard keyboard.

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A Quiet Word Apr 30, 2018
3D Printed AlterEgo Wearable Responds to Silent Speech

Students from MIT have created a prototype 3D printed device, AlterEgo, that can recognize the words you mouth when silently talking to yourself and interpret them as commands.

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Say Fuzzy Pickles Apr 30, 2018
3D Printed Camera Combines 35mm Film with Sony Lenses

Coming soon to a crowdfunding platform near you, Lex is a protoype 3D printed camera that shoots 35mm film using modern Sony lenses.

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The Longest Link Apr 30, 2018
EnvisionTEC Prints Huge Chain, Announces New Durable E-RigidForm Material

To announce its newest material, E-RigidForm, EnvisionTEC 3D printed a ridiculously long chain. Measuring out at 328 feet, the links demo the material's tough properties and the possibility of such parts for end use.

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Full Throttle Apr 30, 2018
Futuristic Metal 3D Printed Motorcycle Frame Teased by BMW

Carmaker BMW showed a 3D printed motorcycle frame at their Digital Day 2018 in Munich, an S1000RR superbike with a frame and swing arm fabricated using metal powder laser melting.

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Gleaming the Cube Apr 29, 2018
Skateboard Trucks Optimized for Downhill Racing with Metal 3D Printing

Engineering student Philipp Manger designed a pair of custom skateboard trucks for downhill racing -- combining topological optimization and lattice structures -- and had them 3D printed in metal.

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In-Flight Fabrication Apr 27, 2018
Airbus to Retrofit Cabins with 3D Printed Parts

A partnership between aircraft manufacturer Airbus and additive manufacturing service Materialise is now producing in-cabin parts. A divider with an organic form, it is Airbus' first use of 3D printed parts in plain sight within its commercial aircraft.

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Kite-Funding Apr 27, 2018
3D Print a Custom Smartphone with Kite on Kickstarter

New crowdfunding campaign promises to enable backers to 3D print and assemble a powerful smartphone, and tinker to their heart's content. Should you back the Kite on Kickstarter?

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Formlabs ROI calculator makes it easy to assess cost of 3D printer Apr 27, 2018
Formlabs Launches ROI Calculator to Assess Costs Of Purchasing a 3D Printer

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False Promises Apr 26, 2018
3D Printed Dentures Filled with Drugs to Fight Infection

Researchers at the University of Buffalo have invented 3D printed dentures which can be used to deliver drugs among those highly susceptible to infection, such as the elderly, hospitalized or disabled patients.

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New Life Apr 26, 2018
Robo 3D Picks Up Official Support Duties for New Matter Printers

San Diego-based Robo 3D has just announced a lifeline for customers of recently-shuttered New Matter. Owners of New Matter's Mod-T 3D printer can now turn to Robo for technical support, parts and troubleshooting.

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Tattoo You Apr 26, 2018
New Technique Can 3D Print Electronics Directly on Skin

In an exciting new study, researchers at the University of Minnesota demonstrate how a customized, low-cost 3D printer can print electronics onto a moving hand.

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Pop-Up Prints Apr 26, 2018
Researchers Develop Thermorph Technique to Print Self-Folding Objects

Researchers from Carnegie Mellon University are using a desktop FDM 3D printer, off-the-shelf printing filaments and a design editor to create flat prints which self-fold into different shapes when heat is applied. This technique is called Thermorph.

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Triple Time Apr 25, 2018
Tiertime Unveils Three New 3D Printers at Rapid + TCT 2018

At the Rapid + TCT show in Texas, Tiertime shone a light on not one but three new 3D printers. One sees an upgrade to a familiar face -- the company's popular Up Mini 2 -- while the other two are all-new, including a 12-print-bed toting beast.

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The Sting Apr 25, 2018
3D Printed Surgical Needle Inspired by Honey Bee Stingers

Engineers at Temple University in Philadelphia take inspiration from the insect kingdom for their 3D printed surgical needle design; the stinger of the humble honeybee.

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Printing Molecules Apr 24, 2018
Nano-3D Printing Technology Helps Develop Improved Biochips

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Band-Aid 2.0 Apr 24, 2018
Printable Body Tissue with Personalized Bio-Inks Boost Healing Potential

By embedding platelets into a 3D printed mixture of cells and gel, a team of researchers at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln hope to improve the healing properties of tissue implants and skin grafts with printable body tissue.

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