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Sean Rohringer

Sean hails from the Middle-of-Nowhere, Canada (also known as Winnipeg). Despite 8 years of studying computer and electrical engineering, he now works exclusively in the realm of English -- writing, editing, and tutoring. Outside of work, he is an avid climber, CrossFitter, and salsa dancer.

Oct 17, 2018
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UB Researchers Develop System to Identify 3D Printer Fingerprints

A team out of the University at Buffalo has developed PrinTracker, a system that traces 3D prints back to their source machine. Considering the recent 3D printed gun controversy, the arrival of the technique seems timely.

Jun 17, 2018
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Time to Shine
[Project] 3D Print a Sleek 7-Segment LED Clock

Combine function and form with this 7-segment LED clock, designed by Kansas-based maker Leonard Lee. It reliably delivers accurate time -- down to the second -- while at the same time adding a little light to your life.

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Apr 21, 2018
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8 Best Creality CR-10 Clone Alternatives of 2018

What's the best Crealtiy CR-10 clone in 2018? Hard to say, exactly. We narrow it down to eight 3D printers. Dive in to find out the best CR-10 clone for you.

Apr 20, 2018
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Yellow With Envy
3D Printed RoboToads Help Explain Mating Habits

A team of behavioral ecologists out of the University of Windsor, Canada, studies the mating habits of color-changing toads in Costa Rica using RoboToads -- 3D printed, motorized replicas.

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Feb 27, 2018
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More Than Meets the Eye
Wanhao Duplicator 9 (D9): Review the Specs of this 3D Printer

The Wanhao Duplicator 9 (also known as the Wanhao D9) has a similar style to the Creality CR-10, but there are a few features that set it apart from the pack. Review the specs here!

Jan 22, 2018
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The Biggest & Most Expensive 3D Printers in the World

What's the most expensive 3D printer? Usually, that’s the largest one. Check out our list of the 35 biggest and most expensive 3D printers in the world right now.

Jan 21, 2018
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The New Ball Game
MLB Stats Visualized with 3D Printing

Daren Willman, Director of Baseball Research at MLB.com, is creating 3D printed visualizations of Statcast data.

Jan 18, 2018
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A Printer for Ants?
New Microfabrication Technique Using Fiber Optics

Swiss researchers at the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne have developed a way to 3D print microscopic structures with an optical fiber as thin as a human hair.

Jan 18, 2018
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Time to Build a Clock
YouTuber Builds Binary Clock

YouTuber Mattias Jähnke, aka engineerish, demonstrates how to build and read a binary clock. The parts include a Raspberry Pi, some LEDs, and a 3D printed case.

Jan 15, 2018
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Space: the Final Manufacturing Facility.
SpaceX Research Vessel Returns to Earth

After a month's visit to the International Space Station, SpaceX's Dragon capsule has returned to Earth, bringing with it the results of several experiments, including an enhanced fiber optic cable, produced by a specialized 3D printer.

Jan 15, 2018
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Windows of Opportunity
Swedish Company NorDan to 3D Print Windows and Doors

Swedish company NorDan is preparing to 3D print windows and doors, in some cases up to 1.5 meters wide and 2.5 meters tall!

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Jan 5, 2018
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Building the Resistance
Star Wars Models Made by Zortrax Machines

A lot of work goes into modeling Star Wars ships like the U-Wing and the Resistance Bomber. For that, model maker Alexander Hutchings trusts Zortrax machines.

Jan 4, 2018
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Virtual Life Lessons
VR Prepares Colorado Inmates for the Real World

These men were sent to prison before experiencing life as an adult. 20 years later, they're learning how to live in today's world with VR.

Dec 14, 2017
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Amputee Musician Tests Luke Skywalker Hand

Researchers at Georgia Tech use ultrasound to extend the technology behind prosthetic hands and deliver the results to an amputee musician.

Dec 13, 2017
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San Diego Aquarium Repairs Sea Turtle’s Shell

Birch Aquarium fits their loggerhead sea turtle with a 3D printed brace, filling the gap that's been in her shell since 2014.

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