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All the latest 3D printing news from all over the world.

May 5, 2018
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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.

May 4, 2018
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12ft Bird Bones
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.

May 4, 2018
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We the Rosies
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.

May 3, 2018
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Fasten Your Seatbelts
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.

May 3, 2018
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Driving Innovation
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. 

May 2, 2018
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Oversized Lego Fun
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. 

May 2, 2018
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Air Care
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.

May 2, 2018
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Full STEM Ahead
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.

May 1, 2018
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DIY Remote Cooling Fan
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.

May 1, 2018
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3D printed prosthetics
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.

May 1, 2018
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Pia-Pia-Piano
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.

Apr 30, 2018
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A Quiet Word
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.

Apr 30, 2018
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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.

Apr 27, 2018
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Kite-Funding
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?

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