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Apr 19, 2018
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Flexible Fighters
U.S. Army Develops 3D Printed Soft Robotics Inspired by Invertebrates

After studying the mechanisms of invertebrates in nature, U.S. Army researchers have developed 3D printed soft robotics that can traverse difficult landscapes and squeeze into crowded spaces. 

Apr 19, 2018
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Shapeways $30 million funding round
Shapeways Raises $30 Million to Boost 3D Printing Creator Services And Tools

Shapeways, the platform for product creation using 3D printing technologies, has just raised $30 million in a Series E funding round. The 3D printing creator community on Shapeways will benefit from tools to boost product creation, marketing, and brand development.

Apr 19, 2018
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Ultimaker and Prusa Vie for Dominance in 3D Hubs Trend Report

Ultimaker! HP! Prusa Research! New York City! More fascinating insights into the 3D printing industry, courtesy of the latest 3D Hubs Trend Report.

Apr 18, 2018
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Made In Space Receives NASA’s “Small Business Prime Contractor of the Year” Award

NASA’s Johnson Space Center this week awarded Made In Space, the space manufacturing company, with the Small Business Prime Contractor of the Year Award for performing well on every NASA contract.

Apr 18, 2018
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Kids, don‘t try this at home
Custom-Shaped Explosives for US Navy 3D Printed on HP 3D Printers

We could soon see custom-shaped 3D printed explosives on the battlefield. A Tennessee-based consultancy, called E&G Associates, is aiding the US Navy in the creation of such devices. 

Apr 18, 2018
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How Does That Sound?
Researchers Develop 3D Printed Metamaterials That Can Control Vibration and Sound

Researchers from USC Viterbi School of Engineering have developed 3D printed metamaterials that can switch between active control and passive states, enabling control of acoustic and optical waves.

Apr 17, 2018
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Empowerment Through Employment
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.

Apr 17, 2018
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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.

Apr 17, 2018
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New Free Curriculum makes CAD and 3D Printing Easy for UK Teachers

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

Apr 16, 2018
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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.

Apr 16, 2018
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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.

Apr 13, 2018
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Prusa...Print the Rainbow
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.  

Apr 12, 2018
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The Rough and the Smooth
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.

Apr 11, 2018
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Better Bandages
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.