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Copper3D, the Chilean/US company, announced a new anti-bacterial PLA material that could be used in prostheses to prevent bacterial infections.
Markforged, the industrial 3D printing company, has closed an USD$82 million Series D funding round which will "help accelerate the next industrial revolution" through global expansion.
A 3D printing company based in India additively manufactured a larger than life-sized Spiderman model in two days. They glued 30 parts together in three hours to create the almost two-meter tall model.
WASP Massa Lombarda used its printer to create a prototype 3D printed wall with an embedded staircase designed and engineered by the IAAC.
B-360 is a social enterprise which teaches kids STEM skills through their love of urban dirt bike riding. One of its students is the model for a planned 12-foot 3D printed statue, which could replace one of four Confederate monuments removed in Baltimore in 2017.
The 3D printer manufacturer Ultimaker has released a new update to Cura, the free and open-source 3D printing slicer. The latest version, Cura 4.0, includes an updated user interface, a redesigned custom mode panel, a new "Add Printer" dialog box, user ratings for plugins, and more.
At this year's Geneva Motor Show, Aston Martin launched the AM-RB 003 hypercar which uses 3D printing for interior parts and will be put into production in 2021.
University of Plymouth student Rosie Brave is mixing 3D printing and traditional arts and crafts to create colorful prosthetic breasts for women who have undergone breast cancer surgery.
Hallidonto is a Scottish visual artist who uses modern technologies to create drawings, paintings and sculptures around the concept of "contemporary (in)human condition and dystopian imagery of the cyborg", aka Cyborgia Manifesto.
Ikea Israel is working with non-profit organizations Milbat and Access Israel to create 3D printable parts which make their furniture more accessible for those with special needs and disabilities.
Dutch 3D printing network, 3D Hubs, has released its quarterly 3D Printing Trends 2019 Q4/2019 report. Insights include the fact that US businesses now account for nearly half of all global online 3D printing demand. Also, 3 out of 4 major automotive companies in the US and Germany use 3D printing to mass-manufacture parts for their cars.
Boston University engineers used mathematics to design and 3D print an "acoustic metamaterial". The noise-canceling plastic structure blocks 94% of sounds without completely obstructing airflow, possibly paving the way to silent quadcopters and drones.
In what is believed to be a world first, researchers from the Istituto Ortopedico in Rizzoli, Bologna, 3D bioprinted a human cell-laden collagen meniscus (aka the cartilage that cushions your thighbone and shinbone).
LAIKA, the stop-motion animation studio, worked with Nike and Stratasys to develop an exclusive pair of shoes called Missing Link x Nike Air Max Susan for the upcoming film Missing Link.
T3DP, an R&D project with roots in blockchain and green tech, uses 3D printing to create solar panels which can have double the conversion efficiency of current ones.
Google has launched the Coral Dev Board, which uses the best of Google’s machine learning tools to make AI more accessible. The new board boasts a removable system-on-module (SOM) featuring the Edge TPU and looks a lot like a Raspberry Pi. They announced it ahead of the TensorFlow Dev Summit.
Scientists from Wake Forest School of Medicine, North Carolina, created what's believed to be the first mobile skin bioprinting system which can print directly onto a wound.