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Dec 3, 2018
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Conference Calendar
3D Printing & Additive Manufacturing Conferences 2018

Looking for a 3D printing conference near you? Here is the 2018 / 2019 calendar to the major 3D printing and Additive Manufacturing conferences, trade shows, meet-ups, and expos worldwide.

Nov 23, 2018
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Assembly Probably Required
6 Examples of Fascinating 3D Printed Products

3D printing has grown to extreme proportions and at a very fast rate. Thanks to improvements in print quality, speed, and price, more uses are being generated every day. Let's have a look at some of the most fascinating roles a 3D printed object can play.

Nov 7, 2018
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Print & Drive
10 Coolest 3D Printed Cars of 2018

Mostly used as a rapid prototyping tool, 3D printing has been present in the automotive industry for quite some time. Now, whole cars are being 3D printed. Here are 10 of the coolest cars that are 3D printed or contain 3D printed parts.

Oct 30, 2018
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One Print for Every Fit
3D Printed Orthotics – The 5 Most Promising Projects of 2018

Orthotics is an area of medicine that focuses on developing artificial devices to support a limb or the spine. We present some of the most promising 3D printed orthotics, which aim to reduce costs, improve customization, and provide better support.

Oct 27, 2018
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Building Bridges
3D Printed Bridge – 3 Amazing Projects

In the past few years, 3D printing went big, meaning it's been used to build big structures like buildings and bridges. Here are some of the most innovative and interesting 3D printed bridge projects we've seen so far.

Oct 26, 2018
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Good to the Bone
3D Printed Bones – 3 Most Promising Projects of 2018

3D printed bones are yet another revolutionary application of 3D printing technology. Though it's still an emerging field of research, it has the potential to change the face of medicine. Here are some of the most promising projects for 3D printed bones.

Oct 3, 2018
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Meddling with Metal
Desktop Metal and Markforged Reach Joint Resolution on Trade Secret Litigation

In March, Desktop Metal filed a lawsuit against Markforged for allegedly copying portions of its patented metal 3D printing processes. Last week, a federal jury decided to clear Markforged of both IP infringement allegations, marking a major victory for the defendant. 

Sep 15, 2018
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Taking 3D Printing to Heart
3D Printed Heart – Most Promising Projects of 2018

3D bioprinting organs, most of all hearts, is becoming useful for researchers and medical professionals all over the world. Although not quite yet a reality, the field is very promising. In this article, we'll cover some of the most promising 3D printed heart projects of 2018.

Sep 11, 2018
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Trends in Additive Manufacturing
Roundup: Symposium of Additive Manufacturing Taiwan 2018

At the International Symposium of Additive Manufacturing Association of Taiwan (AMAT) you could clearly see new trends in Additive Manufacturing. Here‘s our roundup from AM industry expert Sarah Goehrke.

Jun 11, 2018
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From Millionaire to Marvel Villain Creator
World’s Youngest Bitcoin Millionaire 3D Prints Functional Dr. Octopus Suit to Defeat Hypermobility

We chat with 19-year-old engineer Erik Finman, the world's youngest bitcoin millionaire, about the fully functional and 3D printed Dr. Octopus prosthetic suit he created for a 10-year-old family friend and Marvel fanatic who struggles with hypermobility.

May 23, 2018
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Behind the Steel Curtain
All3DP Heads North to Visit the Metal 3D Printing Pioneers at Desktop Metal

We recently had the pleasure of paying a visit to the Massachusetts-based headquarters of Desktop Metal, the pioneering 3D printing company that is making affordable metal 3D printing a reality. Check out our in-depth tour of the facilities and exclusive interview with co-founder Jonah Myerberg.

May 18, 2018
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Ceramic Bling
New Ceramic 3D Printed Jewelry from Nervous System

Porifera is a new jewelry collection by Nervous System inspired by the forms of deep-sea glass sponges. It's 3D printed using an experimental Ceramic Resin from Formlabs.

May 16, 2018
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Exclusive Interview!
Interview with Ultimaker: Looking at the Ultimaker S5 and Shift Towards Professional Market

All3DP travelled to Hannover Messe 2018 to witness the unveiling of the new Ultimaker S5 3D printer. To learn more about this professional-grade 3D printer and the company's refined focus, we sat down with to Siert Wijnia, the co-founder of Ultimaker; and Paul Heiden, Senior VP of Product Management.

Apr 13, 2018
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Epic Roll
Helping the Visually Impaired with DOTS RPG Dice

On an epic quest to make roleplaying games more accessible to the visually impaired, Jack Berberette uses professional 3D printing services like Shapeways to fabricate his unique DOTS RPG braille dice.

Apr 13, 2018
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Gift Wrapped
How 3D Scanning Can Optimize Food Packaging

Swiss specialists Bachmann Forming use Artec 3D scanners to digitize handcrafted chocolate bunnies, so they can create custom food packaging.