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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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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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