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

May 28, 2018
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A Concrete Solution
3D Printing Method Creates Concrete Casting Molds to Help Restore New York City Building

EDG NYC is an architecture firm that has developed a new method of digital sculpting, which they call "Modern Ornamental", to restore a building in New York City. The process utilizes 3D printing to produce complex molds for casting concrete structures.

May 26, 2018
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Manufacturing Flair
New Kickstarter Initiative Could Lead to More Successful 3D Printing Campaigns

Popular crowdfunding platform Kickstarter has just introduced its Hardware Studio Connection program. Campaigns enrolled to the initiative receive support to deliver achievable hardware targets.

May 25, 2018
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Healthy Sugar?!
Engineers Develop 3D Printing Method That Produces Tissue Scaffolding From Sugar

A team of engineers from the University of Illinois have developed a free-form isomalt 3D printing technology that produces intricate sugar-based scaffolding, which could potentially be used to grow tissue or study tumors. 

May 25, 2018
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Driving Mass Adoption of 3D Printing
3DPrinterOS Cloud-Based Operating System is Integrated Into KODAK Portrait 3D Printers

3DPrinterOS, the cloud-based 3D printer management company, announced that it will be integrated into the Kodak Portrait 3D printer ecosystem. The partnership will help provide schools and enterprises with a way to manage files, track printers and materials, and enable printing from networked computers.

May 25, 2018
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3D Printed Autonomous RoBoats Aim to Reduce Road Traffic in Amsterdam

Researchers from MIT CSAIL and the Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Metropolitan Solutions are working on a project called the RoBoat which will free up road traffic in cities with a network of canals. The boats are autonomous and can even come together to create floating structures, such as bridges.

May 25, 2018
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Custom Colors
ColorFabb to Launch New Color on Demand Filament Service in June

Color on Demand is a new service coming soon from ColorFabb which will enable you to have the color you want matched and produced. With more choice than ever, you can either order from the dozens of RAL colors or match your own. 

May 24, 2018
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UCLA Bioengineer Develops SLA 3D Printer That Produces Complex Artificial Tissues

Researchers from UCLA have developed a SLA-based bioprinter that is able to create therapeutic biomaterials from multiple materials. This advancement could potentially be used for on-demand printing of complex artificial tissues for use in transplants and other surgeries.

May 24, 2018
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Driving the Fourth Industrial Revolution
HP Highlights 3D Printing Tech Growth at Global Innovation Summit

HP showcased its growth at its Innovation Summit in Barcelona this week. Highlights include multiple companies, including Protolabs, IAM 3D Hub, Materialise and ZiggZagg, upgrading to HP Multi Jet Fusion. While others are using the technology to improve their products and designs. 

May 23, 2018
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Inflatable Future
MIT and BMW Develop “Liquid Printed Pneumatics” for Inflatable Car Interiors

BMW and MIT's Self-Assembly Lab have collaborated to develop "liquid printed pneumatics", the first reported 3D printed inflatable material that can morph from one state to another and expand into any shape or function. 

May 23, 2018
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Respect Your Elders
Humanetics is 3D Printing Crash Test Dummies That Resemble Elderly People

The crash test dummy manufacturer Humanetics is using Markforged's 3D printing technology and Onyx carbon-composite material to produce dummies the resemble elderly drivers, helping them accurately reflect injuries that could occur in a real car accident.

May 22, 2018
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A New Race Record?
Volkswagen Uses 3D Printing for Pikes Peak Hill Climb Supercar

Volkswagen, the German automotive manufacturing company, has unveiled its supercar, the I.D. R Pikes Peak electric, which will compete in the Pikes Peak International Hill climb in Colorado Springs next month. With only a short time-frame to develop the car, the team used 3D printing to prototype components. 

May 22, 2018
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How about a Customized Carbon Fiber Bike?
Arevo Boosts Expansion of Carbon Fiber 3D Printing With $12.5 Million Funding Round

May 21, 2018
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Armor in the Park
Artist Uses 3D Printing to Creates Replica Suits of Armor for Art Installation

The latest public artshow by Icelandic artist, Steinunn Thorarinsdottir features lifelike statues of armor that were only possible using 3D scanning and printing. The show, called ARMORS, runs all summer at Fort Tryon Park, Margaret Corbin Drive in New York.

May 17, 2018
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Beam Me Up
ESA Now Testing a Prototype Microgravity 3D Printer

The European Space Agency (ESA) is testing a 3D printer designed to work under microgravity and fabricate with engineering polymers featuring high end mechanical and thermal properties.

May 17, 2018
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BMW Mini Commemorates Royal Wedding with Unique Car Design

BMW has created a special-edition Mini to celebrate the royal wedding of Prince Harry and Megan Markle. Boasting a hand-made graphic print and 3D printed details, the car will be auctioned off for charity.