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Empowerment Through Employment Apr 17, 2018
Free-D is Helping Human Trafficking Victims Secure Jobs in the 3D Printing Workforce

The startup Free-D is helping human trafficking victims and underprivileged women in India obtain careers by teaching them 3D printing and design skills. The first nine-month pilot program is taking place in Mumbai, and will provide 10 women with extensive 3D printing training.

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Romanes Eunt Domus Apr 17, 2018
This Magnificent Roman Helmet is Entirely 3D Printed

Those talented folks at Custom Prototypes have done it again. Their latest project -- a 1st Century Roman Helmet that is entirely 3D printed from metal and resin -- has earned them the top spot in Advanced Finishing category at the AMUG Conference.

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Let’s Build Something! Apr 17, 2018
New Free Curriculum makes CAD and 3D Printing Easy for UK Teachers

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Just Print It Apr 17, 2018
Nike Flyprint: Lightweight, Flexible and 3D Printed Shoes Designed for Runners

Nike has just unveiled the Vaporfly Elite Flyprint, a new 3D printed running shoe that is lightweight, flexible and comfortable. The material used to make this sneaker was designed in collaboration with runner Eliud Kipchoge, who ran the world's fastest marathon of all time.

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Go Professional Apr 16, 2018
Industrial-Strength FDM Materials from BASF 3D Printing Solutions

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Join Hands Apr 16, 2018
How 3D Printing Empowers Locals in Sierra Leone

Surgical resident Lars Brouwers brings aid to Sierra Leone by providing training and materials in 3D printed functional prostheses to local citizens.

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Kraftwerk Apr 16, 2018
BMW to Establish Additive Manufacturing Campus in Munich

With a total investment worth over €10 million, automotive giant BMW will open an industrial scale 3D printing campus in Munich, Germany in early 2019.

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Epic Roll Apr 13, 2018
Helping the Visually Impaired with DOTS RPG Dice

On an epic quest to make roleplaying games more accessible to the visually impaired, Jack Berberette uses professional 3D printing services like Shapeways to fabricate his unique DOTS RPG braille dice.

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Gift Wrapped Apr 13, 2018
How 3D Scanning Can Optimize Food Packaging

Swiss specialists Bachmann Forming use Artec 3D scanners to digitize handcrafted chocolate bunnies, so they can create custom food packaging.

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Prusa...Print the Rainbow Apr 13, 2018
Prusa Multi Material 2.0 Upgrade Kit Enables 3D Printing with 5 Different Filaments

Prusa Research has just released the new Multi Material 2.0 upgrade kit for the popular Prusa i3 MK3 and MK2.5 3D printers, allowing users to print with up to five different materials simultaneously.  

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Amazon for 3D Printing? Apr 13, 2018
Mything is a Marketplace for 3D Printing Launching in Austria

This week, an Austrian start-up called Mything is being launched. The website is a 3D printing marketplace and aims to be the Amazon for this technology.

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Marathong Man Apr 13, 2018
Are You Crazy Enough to Run a Marathon in 3D Printed Sandals?

Footwear Engineer Chris Bellamy is going to run the Boston Marathon in 3D Printed Sandals. Naturally, his employers at custom footwear maker Wiivv are only too happy to support him.

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Cabin Crew Apr 12, 2018
BigRep and Etihad Airways Engineering to Partner Up

Big Air meets Big Printing. BigRep and Etihad Airways Engineering announce plans to collaborate on developing next generation additive manufacturing solutions for the aerospace industry.

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Box of Delights Apr 12, 2018
3D Printed Artefacts in the Classroom with Museum in a Box

Bringing a new dimension to history and museum education, the Museum in a Box is a brilliant interactive learning experience. It uses 3D printed objects with NFC chips to trigger audio commentary, all managed by a Raspberry Pi.

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The Rough and the Smooth Apr 12, 2018
Soft Robotic Gripper with Gecko Inspired Adhesives

A new class of adhesives -- inspired by the mighty Gecko -- have been developed by researchers in California to help soft robotic fingers get a better grip.

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Better Bandages Apr 11, 2018
Temple University Professor Develops 3D Printed Bandages Made From Soy

Scientists from Temple University in Philadelphia created a prototype for an "electrospun healing" device which uses soy protein and water to print personalized bandages directly onto a patient's skin.

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Branded Goods Apr 11, 2018
Digitally Augmented Additive Manufacturing Parts from Rize

3D printing company Rize has integrated digital rights management into physical 3D printed parts at the voxel-level; embedded QR codes can be used to provide compliance, authenticity and traceability.

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3D printed weapon Apr 11, 2018
Orbital ATK Tests Warhead Created Using 3D Printed Parts

3D printing speeds up development of warheads. It was only a matter of time before engineers would use 3D printing technologies to develop weapons.

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Bellywatch Apr 11, 2018
This 3D Printed Wearable Can Monitor Stomach Activity

Scientists at UC San Diego create a 3D printed wearable to monitor stomach activity throughout the day, replacing the need for invasive probes.

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3D printed coral reef Apr 10, 2018
3D Printed Reefs May Offer Hope to Restore Dying Coral Reefs Worldwide

3D printing may provide a sustainable solution to the current crisis of coral reef death globally. Population growth and the environmental burden that accompanies it has taken a serious toll on the Australian Great Barrier Reef and many other coral reefs over the last few years.

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