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Oct 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 / 2019 calendar to the major 3D printing and Additive Manufacturing conferences, trade shows, meet-ups, and expos worldwide.

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 13, 2018
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An New Inkling
Zortrax Dips Toe into Resin 3D Printing with the Zortrax Inkspire

The Polish 3D printer manufacturer Zortrax has revealed the Zortrax Inkspire, a desktop-sized DLP 3D printer that will mark the company's entrance into the resin 3D printing market.

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.

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.

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 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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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.

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.