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Mar 19, 2019
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Maker-Made Medicine
3D Printed Medical Devices – What Can Be Printed Today?

More and more, 3D printed medical devices are making the lives of doctors and patients easier. Learn about some of the many kinds of devices that already exist!

Mar 17, 2019
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Heal With a Print
3D Printing in Medicine – The Best Applications in 2019

3D printing has played a pivotal role in breakthroughs in the field of medicine. These breakthroughs are saving lives, and here we take an in-depth look at some of the ways 3D printing in medicine is making history.

Mar 15, 2019
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Meeting Mass Manufacturing Methods
Can 3D Printing Be Used for Mass Production?

Although 3D printing exists in production circles outside of hobbyist activity, it's not exactly clear whether or not it can be effective in mass production. Here's a more detailed look into the capabilities of 3D printing for mass production.

Mar 12, 2019
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3D Printing & Movies – 3D Printing Behind the Scenes

The cinematic industry has come full-circle, from craftsmanship to computer-generated graphics and back to craftsmanship, but now on a different level with 3D printing. Now, the digital becomes reality.

Mar 10, 2019
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3D Printing, Take One
3D Printing & Movies – When 3D Printers Steal the Spotlight

3D printers are stealing the spotlight on the big screen, adding an element of futurism and enlightening viewers. Here, we list eight awesome examples where 3D printers have appeared on set.

Mar 7, 2019
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Breaking Boundaries
Hexbot All-In-1 Robot Arm Pushes the Limits on Versatility

Snapmaker, uArm, Formlabs... All of these hugely successful machines started on Kickstarter, and now we've found yet another potential success: the Hexbot! It boasts some impressive features and a tantalizingly low price point. Let's dive in!

Mar 6, 2019
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Time for the Best
3D Printer Time-Lapse Recording – 5 Most Impressive Videos

Watching a 3D printer draw your favorite model is mesmerizing, but waiting for it to finish takes forever. If you've wondered what it would be like to see a hyperspeed print, these time-lapse videos are a treat to watch!

Mar 4, 2019
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Modern Michelangelos
3D Printed Sculpture – 10 Most Jaw-Dropping Pieces of Art

There are many phenomenal 3D printed sculptures out there. Here, we give you an overview of the most stunning statues to have been made through additive manufacturing.

Mar 2, 2019
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3D Printed Pizza – Myth or Reality?

From the Hydrators found in Back To The Future II to the replicators from Star Trek, pop culture is chock-full of futuristic ways to produce food with minimal effort and maximum flavor -- notably, pizza. With 3D printing technology, we have the ability to make movie magic into a reality.

Feb 25, 2019
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Hyperganic: Voxel-based Software for Complex 3D Printing

Hyperganic, a German company, builds generative design software to 3D print objects as complex as nature. Though it was founded in 2015, it's just now ready to reveal what its powerful algorithms can do.

Feb 24, 2019
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Under the Sea
3D Printed Coral Reefs – 4 Most Promising Projects

Recently reefs around the world have been dying off, and it has become apparent that intervention is essential. The below researchers are turning to 3D printing to help in the restoration effort.

Feb 23, 2019
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The Battle Against Drugs
3D Printing Drugs – The Latest Advancements Around the World

Find out how 3D printing is driving the pharmaceutical industry towards personalized medicine. In this article, we look at the most recent trends and developments.

Feb 21, 2019
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To Print, or Not To Print?
The Advantages and Disadvantages of 3D Printing in 2019

What are the advantages of 3D printing? Let's break down the advantages and disadvantages compared to traditional manufacturing processes.

Feb 9, 2019
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3D Printing Automotive Applications – The Latest Projects

The automotive industry has always been on the lookout for faster prototyping and solutions for reducing the part's weight while retaining the structural strength. Here's a curated list of some of the best automotive 3D printing applications so far.

Feb 8, 2019
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3D Pen Art – The Most Amazing 3D Pen Creations in 2019

3D pen art is an underappreciated medium, but that doesn't stop these talented artists! Here are some of the most amazing 3D pen creations on the internet.