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Mar 31, 2019
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Swedish Man Climbs Mount Everest Using 3D Printed Gear

Björn Lindwall is the founder and CEO of SolidEngineer, a Swedish software and consulting company, who decided to climb Mount Everest using 3D printed gear.

Mar 30, 2019
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3D Printed Motorcycle – 5 Most Promising Projects

3D printing makes production faster, cuts costs and is capable of producing lighter weight and stronger parts. Take a look at some of the world's most impressive 3D printed motorcycle projects!

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Mar 20, 2019
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2019 Dental 3D Printing Guide: All You Need to Know

One of the many industries that have been heavily influenced by 3D printing is dentistry. Learn how dental 3D printing has revolutionized the entire field.

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!

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Mar 17, 2019
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3D Printing in Medicine: The Best Applications in 2019

Medical 3D printing is now an indispensable part of medicine. Let's have an in-depth look at some of the ways 3D printing in medicine is making history.

Mar 15, 2019
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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 & 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 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.

Mar 1, 2019
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The Future of 3D Printing: A Glimpse at the Next Generation

Similar to the way the World Wide Web democratized news, education, and entertainment, 3D printing has tremendous potential to democratize the manufacturing of certain goods.

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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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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 13, 2019
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10 Coolest 3D Printed Cars in 2019

Mostly used as a rapid prototyping tool, 3D printing has been present in the automotive industry for quite some time. Now, whole cars are being 3D printed. Here are 10 of the coolest cars that are 3D printed or contain 3D printed parts.

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.

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