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Features, interviews, comments, and exciting stories about 3D printing, CAD and more.

Aug 1, 2018
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Loaded Issue
2018 3D Printed Gun Report – All You Need to Know

Should you fear 3D printed guns? Read our 2018 3D printed gun report to learn about the latest news, laws and actual threats to help you sort facts from fears.

Jul 30, 2018
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Meddling with Metal
Markforged Cleared of Desktop Metal IP Infringement Claims

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. 

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.

May 7, 2018
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Interview Rahima Benhabbour from AnelleO
3D Printed Intravaginal Rings to Help Protect Women from HIV Infection and Unintended Pregnancy

Rahima Benhabbour is a woman on an amazing mission. Not only is she a professor at the Eshelman School of Pharmacy University department in Chapel Hill, North Carolina she's also founder of AnnelleO, a 3D printed intravaginal ring.

May 4, 2018
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Print the Legend
What Would it Take to 3D Print a 1:1 Scale Death Star?

A 3D printed Death Star in its original size and glory - that’s definitely a 3D printing project of galactic proportions. Franklin Houser has crunched the numbers.

Apr 29, 2018
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Gleaming the Cube
Skateboard Trucks Optimized for Downhill Racing with Metal 3D Printing

Engineering student Philipp Manger designed a pair of custom skateboard trucks for downhill racing -- combining topological optimization and lattice structures -- and had them 3D printed in metal.

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.

Apr 12, 2018
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Box of Delights
3D Printed Artefacts in the Classroom with Museum in a Box

Bringing a new dimension to history and museum education, the Museum in a Box is a brilliant interactive learning experience. It uses 3D printed objects with NFC chips to trigger audio commentary, all managed by a Raspberry Pi.

Apr 5, 2018
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Green Printer Corps
US Army is Recycling Plastic Bottles for 3D Printing

The US Army is exploring ways to convert discarded plastic bottles into recycled PET filament. Soliders will become even more self-sufficient in the battlefield by 3D printing useful spare parts from waste material.

Apr 5, 2018
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Vorsprung Durch Technik
New Research on Benefits of 3D printing in a Trauma Hospital

A trio of surgeons at a trauma hospital in the Netherlands, the ETZ, are demonstrating how 3D printing can help improve surgical diagnosis, operation time, and overall patient care.

Jan 27, 2018
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Pretty Small Stuff
Check Out These Amazing 3D Printing Macro Photographs

Who'd have thunk the hot and messy world of FDM 3D printing could be so beautiful. With a host of 3D printed gear, hobbyist photographer Jason Canning shows us how he shoots the 3D printing things in his life.

Jan 27, 2018
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Creative Commons Court
3D Printing on Trial: Just 3D Print Brings New Lawsuit Against 3DR Holdings

After losing the initial legal battle against 3DR Holdings over defamation allegations, Just 3D Print is taking the media company back to court in a new appeal. The controversy started after publications reported that the startup downloaded various 3D models from Thingiverse and was selling them on eBay.