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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.

Apr 4, 2018
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Clear as Day
Significant Findings in 2017 Shapeways Transparency Report

The 2017 Shapeways Transparency Report shines a light on how the world's biggest 3D printing marketplace handles accusations of infringement of intellectual property.

Apr 3, 2018
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Brace Yourself
Canadian Software Company Caboma Promises Mass Customisation of Consumer Products

“The future is custom” according to award-winning software company Caboma. Their software SpecifX allows companies to instantly personalize their products and create bespoke solutions through 3D printing.

Apr 2, 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 calendar to the major 3D printing and additive manufacturing conferences, trade shows, meet-ups, and expos worldwide.

Mar 26, 2018
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Meddling with Metal
Desktop Metal Files Patent Infringement Lawsuit Against Markforged

Desktop Metal has filed a lawsuit against Markforged for allegedly copying portions of the Massachusetts-based startup's patented metal 3D printing processes. After looking through the court documents, we found that the allegations showcase an interesting history between the two competitors. 

Mar 19, 2018
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Exclusive Interview
Interview with Anycubic: 3D Printing for the Masses

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.  

Jan 9, 2018
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Crystal Ball
3D Printing Industry Shares Their Predictions for 2018

So how was 2017 for you? Looking forward to 2018? Several leading figures in the 3D printing industry talk to ALL3DP about their expectations for the year ahead.

Dec 10, 2017
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So You Just Got Your First 3D Printer – Now What?

Dec 10, 2017
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Material Mania
The Most Exotic 3D Printing Materials That We Know About

So you thought that glow-in the-dark, conductive or magnetic filaments are exotic? You have no idea how exotic things are getting...

Nov 12, 2017
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Revenge of the (Cease and) Desist
Disney Pulls Star Wars Models From Thingiverse: An Inside Look at Copyright Issues in the 3D Space

Disney decided to take a handful of Star Wars models off of Thingiverse, reigniting the conversation about copyright infringement in the 3D space. 

Nov 10, 2017
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Cleaner and Greener?
Harmful 3D Printing Emissions Cleared with Zimpure Air Filter

Zimpure is a special air purifier for desktop 3D printers, currently on Kickstarter. We take a look at the science behind the health claims.