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Printer Libre Mar 7, 2018
Open Source Files for BCN3D Sigmax 3D Printer Released

In a big win for the open source 3D printing community, BCN3D Technologies release open source files for BCN3D Sigmax desktop 3D printer.

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Making the Old New Mar 7, 2018
3D Hybrid Solutions Adds Metal 3D Printing Capabilities to CNC Machines

The California-based company 3D Hybrid Solutions is offering three metal 3D printing tools for CNC machines, including Wire-Arc Additive Manufacturing (WAAM), Laser Metal Deposition (LMD), and Cold Spray toolheads. 

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Wheels of Change Mar 7, 2018
Goodyear Creates Oxygene 3D Printed Concept Tire to Improve Air Quality

American tire company Goodyear will debut a 3D printed tire concept this week at the 2018 Geneva International Motor Show. Called Oxygene, the tire touts many potential environmental benefits, including improving air quality in cities and recycling old waste rubber.

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"The Future is Bright" Mar 6, 2018
3D Printable Gallium Alloys Could Lead the Way for Flexible Electronics

Oregon State University's College of Engineering researchers have made progress in the ability to rapidly manufacture flexible electronics and soft robotics.

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Pretty Fab Mar 6, 2018
[DEAL] colorFabb Filament, 10% off

In celebration of RapidPro trade show this week, colorFabb is knocking 10%-off filament orders site-wide. Read on for full details.

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Sticky Light Mar 6, 2018
Check Out This Insane Real Time Projection Mapping

University of Tokyo researchers have recently shown off their developments in projection mapping, giving us a glimpse at a real time system that dynamically projects 8-bit color images at almost 1,000 frames per second.

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Jetting to the Cure Mar 6, 2018
3D Jet Writing Technique Provides Better Understanding of How Cancer Spreads

Researchers from the University of Michigan have developed a new 3D jet writer that allows them to print high-resolution polymer as microtissues. These tiny tissue structures are able to facilitate cancer cell growth, allowing for improved drug development and testing.

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You've Got the Touch Mar 5, 2018
[DEAL] MatterHackers Orbit BLTouch Automatic Bed Leveling Probe

Give your printer a little self-awareness: MatterHackers' rebadging of the eminently useful BLTouch automatic bed leveling probe is in stock and shipping for $36.81.

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Hand in Glove Mar 5, 2018
Researchers 3D Print Tremor Suppression Glove to Help Parkinson’s Patients

Researchers from Western University have developed a functional prototype of a new tremor suppression glove. This device aims to provide more independence to patients suffering from Parkinson's Disease. 

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When the going gets tough... Mar 5, 2018
3D Ecoprinters and Scavenged Plastic Help Disaster Recovery Teams in the Solomon Islands

Dr Mazher Mohammed is working on a project with Deakin University and Plan International to use waste plastic and "ecoprinters" to help disaster recovery teams.

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Featured image of 12-Foot-Tall Skeleton 3D Printed for Mexican Festival of Lights in Guadalajara
Bad to the Bone Mar 5, 2018
12-Foot-Tall Skeleton 3D Printed for Mexican Festival of Lights in Guadalajara

The Mexican 3D printing service Moti Digital used a Massivit 1800 3D printer to create a 12-foot-tall skeleton structure. The installation was showcased during the Mexican Festival of Light celebrations in Guadalajara.

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Better Treatments Mar 5, 2018
3D Bioprinting Models to Better Understand and Treat Neurodegenerative Diseases

Scientists from Manchester, UK are using 3D bioprinting to investigate and better understand the brain's neurovascular unit (NVU) which will hopefully lead to improved treatments for neurodegenerative diseases.

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Floating in Berlin Mar 4, 2018
Suspended Tree Sculpture Created with 3D Pen and Wood Filament

On display at the Super Bien! greenhouse for contemporary art in Berlin is the sculpture Portrait of a Birch by artist Martin Binder. Entirely drawn by hand using a 3D printing pen, it is some 4 meters of suspended wood-blended filament.

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Time to Shine Mar 4, 2018
[Project] How to Properly Polish & Oxidize Your Metal 3D Prints

Metal 3D printing filaments are perfect for busts, figurines, and other 3D models. But in order to achieve that true metal look, you have to know how to properly post-process your metal 3D print. This weekend, get familiar with polishing and oxidizing techniques that will help your 3D print shine. 

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No More Cords! Mar 2, 2018
Safely Charging a Smartphone with a Laser Beam

Researchers from the University of Washington are developing a method for charging a smartphone once it's placed on a tabletop by using a laser beam and safety features, such as 3D printed retroreflectors.

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Metal Mania Mar 2, 2018
Stratasys Reveals Plan to Develop Metal 3D Printing Platform

Stratasys has announced the development of a new metal additive manufacturing platform that will aim to displace conventional methods for short-run manufacturing. 

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Like Google, but for 3D Printing! Mar 2, 2018
Yeggi & Co. – Which is the Best 3D Print Search Engine?

Yeggi is the most popular 3D print search engine, but is it also the best? We have compared Yeggi to its competitors. Find out which is the right one for you.

Featured image of 3D Printed Hyperspectral Imagers Brings Better Imaging to Drones
Say Cheese Mar 2, 2018
3D Printed Hyperspectral Imagers Brings Better Imaging to Drones

Researchers are using 3D printing to create lightweight hyperspectral imagers which can be carried by drones for a cheaper cost than usual which will make the technology more accessible.

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Liquid Sense Mar 1, 2018
Harvard Researchers Develop Conductive Ink to Embed Sensors into Soft Robotics

Researchers from Harvard University have developed a 3D printing platform for creating soft robotic systems embedded with sensors. The team uses a technique developed in the lab of Jennifer Lewis to 3D print organic ionic liquid-based conductive ink within soft elastomer matrices. 

Featured image of Scent Tray is a Beautiful 3D Printed Incense Holder and Ashtray
Smokin' Mar 1, 2018
Scent Tray is a Beautiful 3D Printed Incense Holder and Ashtray

An artist based in Vancouver is using direct metal laser sintering technology to create beautiful incense holders and show off the possibilities for designing with and using 3D printing. 

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