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Jun 16, 2019
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Power Washers on Steroids
CNC Water Jet – All You Need to Know

A CNC water jet machine slices into all kinds of tough materials with high velocity and pressure. Let's take a look at the intricacies of the process!

May 27, 2019
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Prism Preview
Beam3D Prism Kickstarter Preview: Hands-on Impressions

Kickstarter 3D printers rarely deliver on time, if at all. But this time, we were lucky enough to get a look at one waaaaaay ahead of time. Read on for a closer look at a pre-production unit of Beam3D’s all-new sub-$400 resin printer, the Prism.

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May 15, 2019
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Revolutionary Honeycombs
Graphene 3D Printing – Can It Be Done?

As discoveries around graphene applications abound, many are wondering if it can be scaled to 3D. This could have revolutionary effects, but it begs the question, have scientists been successful in graphene 3D printing? Find out!

May 13, 2019
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Can't Keep a Good 'Bot Down
From the Ashes: The Return of Printrbot?

Printrbot had produced well-loved, iconic machines since the dawn of the consumer 3D printing revolution, at least until mid-2018 when it shuttered operations. But latest news suggests that the veteran manufacturer is planning a comeback.

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May 11, 2019
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Beyond Layer Adhesion
3D Printed Magnets – Is It Possible to 3D Print Them?

When it comes to 3D printing, challenges abound in matching the capability of the most advanced magnets produced by traditional methods. Learn all about the possibilities in 3D printed magnets!

May 11, 2019
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To Print, or Not To Print?
Advantages & Disadvantages of 3D Printing in 2019

What are the advantages of 3D printing? And the disadvantages? Check out our digest, in which we compare 3D printing to traditional manufacturing processes.

May 10, 2019
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Printing Bridges
2019’s Most Striking 3D Printed Bridge Projects

Bridges are fascinating, especially when they're 3D printed! Check out the most impressive 3D printed bridge projects we've seen so far.

May 9, 2019
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Willy Wonka Has Nothing on This!
3D Printed Candy – 5 Best Places to Buy It

Get ready for your mouth to water, because 3D printed candy is coming to a sweet shop near you.

May 8, 2019
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Layering Knowledge
3D Printing in Education – How to Integrate 3D Printing at School

3D printing is revolutionizing the classroom and how kids learn. Just think, you could 3D print to give a physical element to each lesson plan. If you're an educator, read on to learn everything you need to know about 3D printing in education as a teaching resource in the classroom.

May 4, 2019
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Loaded Issue
3D Printed Gun Digest – Everything You Need to Know in 2019

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.

Apr 28, 2019
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3D Printed Armor: 7 Great Models to 3D Print

3D printed armor that's ready to print and wear is a great idea for your next costume party. Check out these 7 great models, which won't take as long to make as you might think!

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Apr 25, 2019
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Future Markets
Interview: Terry Wohlers On the State of the 3D Printing Industry in 2019

According to the well-known Wohlers Report, the 3D printing industry grew by 33.5 percent to $9.975 billion in 2018. But what are the most interesting fields of growth? Read the interview with AM industry’s top market researcher Terry Wohlers.

Apr 23, 2019
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A Little of This, a Little of That
3D Printing in Construction – What Are 3D Printed Houses Made Of?

You've probably heard of 3D printed buildings, but what about the materials these massive 3D printers use for 3D printing construction? Learn all about the materials behind the method.

Apr 4, 2019
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A Light Print
3D Printed Camera – Is It Possible to 3D Print a Camera?

The prospect of making a camera using a consumer 3D printer seems silly. After all, accurately capturing light is a delicate affair, right? Find out as we explore the possibility of a 3D printed camera.

Apr 3, 2019
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The Race is On
3D Printing in Construction – How Long Does it Take to Print a House?

Many companies have turned their attention to 3D printing construction. But the question remains, how long does it take to print a house? Find out!

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