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Dec 17, 2018
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LSU Student 3D Prints Full Size Human Phantom for Testing Radiation Therapy

A senior at Louisiana State University (LSU) studying Biological and Agricultural Engineering has used a 3D printer to aid her research by printing a life-size human body for radiation therapy. 

Dec 16, 2018
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Better Than Grandma's
10 Christmas Cookie Cutters to 3D Print

Baking cookies is one of the most cherished traditions during Christmas. But don't settle for ugly ones! Here are ten great Christmas cookie cutters to crank up the fun!

Dec 16, 2018
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It's All in the Details
3 Best Detail Sanders of 2018

Let's face it, no matter how many digits were on your 3D printer's price tag, post-processing is still sometimes necessary. That's where detail sanders come in.

Dec 16, 2018
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Big Printer for the Big Screen
Weta Workshop Acquires Large-Scale 3D Printer for Special Effect Production

Weta Workshop is a New Zealand special effects company which has acquired a large format Massivit 3D printer to use in producing intricate props, costumes and animatronics for the big screen. 

Dec 15, 2018
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Don't Forget Your Toolbox
Autodesk Brings Additive Manufacturing to Construction Sites with Shipping Container “Toolbox”

Autodesk created a  21-foot-long additive manufacturing "toolbox" for the construction industry which houses two Panasonic TS-950 robots for 3D printing large metal components.

Dec 15, 2018
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Deck the Halls
Weekend Project: 5 3D Printing Projects to Light up the Holiday Season

It's the most wonderful time of the year, and you know what that means: it's time for some Christmas lights! Here are five different 3D printing projects to help jumpstart your decorative planning this holiday season.

Dec 14, 2018
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Metal Gear Solid
What Exactly is an All-Metal 3D Printer?

The term "All-Metal 3D Printer" has been thrown around a lot lately, but don't get it confused with an actual metal 3D printer! Here's an explanation about what it is, along with the best models.

Dec 14, 2018
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Yum!
Pastry Chef Jordi Bordas Works with BCN3D to Create Golden Peanut

Through the power of desktop 3D printing, facilitated by Barcelona-based printer manufacturer BCN3D, pastry chef Jordi Bordas has concocted the ultimate nutty treat -- the Golden Peanut.

Dec 13, 2018
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See Right Through
How to 3D Print Glass-Like Parts With Your FDM Printer

Anyone who has bought "transparent" filament will confirm maker Gluck's feeling that the resulting prints are translucent at best. Rather than making do, Gluck decided to find the perfect print setting to create truly transparent prints.

Dec 13, 2018
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Gone Fishin'
3D Printed Fishing Lures – 5 Great Curated Models to 3D Print

If you'd rather be fishin', print these great curated models, hit the lake (or river, or bucket), and reel in the big 'uns! Keep reading to find five great 3D Printable fishing lures.

Dec 12, 2018
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Smile!
Texas Department of Criminal Justice Buys 3D Printers to Create Dentures

Starting next year, the Texas Department of Criminal Justice will be using 3D printers to create dentures for inmates making it the first corrections agency in the USA to use the technology onsite, rather than waiting months for traditionally molded dentures.

Dec 12, 2018
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Sunglasses with Style
Best 3D Printed Glasses to Beat the Heat

3D printing has opened doors to making all sorts of custom-designed objects, including 3D printed glasses. What are they? Where can you find them? Read on to learn all about where to find your next pair of 3D printed shades.

Dec 11, 2018
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Machines in Motion
3D Printer Stepper Motor – All You Need To Know

Without stepper motors, 3D printers as we know them would not exist. This guide explores how to find the best stepper motors to build a printer from scratch or upgrade an existing one.

Dec 10, 2018
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Helping Hands
Doctors Without Borders Hospital in Jordan 3D Print Prostheses for War Victims

Amputee war victims in Jordan are receiving 3D printed prostheses thanks to a Doctors Without Borders reconstructive surgery hospital. They hope to enable patients to regain functionality of missing limbs for an affordable price.

Dec 10, 2018
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Making History
History of 3D Printing – When Was 3D Printing Invented?

What many people don't actually know is that 3D printing is not a new technology. In fact, the first-ever patent for 3D printing was successfully issued in 1986. Let's take a closer look at the history of 3D printing and how it all came about.