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Jul 13, 2018
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Environmental Impact of 3D Printing
New German Study Concludes 3D Printing Health Challenges

A free new study, published by German Bundesumweltamt, discusses the benefits and potential environmental and health challenges of 3D printing technologies.

Jul 13, 2018
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Back to Basics
Blender: How to Reduce Polygons – Simply Explained

When modeling in Blender, models can sometimes have too many polygons, gobbling computer memory and adding an undesirable level of complexity. In this article, we show you how to reduce polygons in Blender.

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Jul 13, 2018
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Eliminate Extrusion Errors
[Project] Make Your Own Filament Sensor

To avoid occasional printing errors, you're better off with a sensor that lets you know whenever your filament breaks, runs out, or gets tangled on the spool. Read on to learn how to make your own.

Jul 12, 2018
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Ready, Aim, Print
3D Printed Gun Models to Return Online as Defense Distributed Wins Court Settlement

After a lengthy legal battle, Cody Wilson and his organization Defense Distributed have settled a lawsuit against the U.S. State Department that will allow them to put 3D printable gun models back online.

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Jul 12, 2018
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Accelerating Additive Manufacturing
Oerlikon and Lufthansa Technik Partner to Establish Repeatable Aviation 3D Printing Processes

Oerlikon, the technology and engineering group, is working with Lufthansa Technik, a provider of maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services, to establish robust and repeatable 3D printing processes for in the aircraft MRO industry. 

Jul 12, 2018
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Cut the Plank, Matey!
6 Cool Laser Cutter Projects (That Are Actually Useful)

Laser cutting is a common industrial process that has found its way into the hands of consumers. But most cutters only operate in two dimensions, which can be a bit boring unless you consider these unique functional designs.

Jul 11, 2018
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Good as New
[DEAL] Save $500 On the Lulzbot Taz 6

MatterHackers currently has an unspecified number of factory refurbished Lulzbot Taz 6 3D printers going for $2,000 -- $500 off their regular "new" price. Not too shabby for 3D printers given the big green thumbs up from Lulzbot itself.

Jul 11, 2018
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New and Improved
Sinterit Unveils New and Improved Version of the Lisa SLS 3D Printer

Following the recent release of the Lisa 2 PRO, the Polish 3D printer manufacturer Sinterit has now upgraded its flagship Sinterit Lisa SLS 3D printer to offer more reliability and a larger print area.

Jul 11, 2018
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Keep Your Prints Cool
3D Printing Brim – When Should You Use It

Looking for something to help with warping and layer adhesion but don't want to commit to a raft? Brims are a great alternative, providing many of the same benefits without using as much material. And they're so much easier to remove!

Jul 11, 2018
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Save Your Prints from Sinking
3D Printing Raft: When You Should Use It

Having problems with warping or bed adhesion? Consider to 3D print a raft. Learn what a 3D printing raft is, and when and how to use it.

Jul 11, 2018
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Perfect for Printing Jewelry
Formlabs Launches Castable Wax Resin for 3D Printing Jewelry

Formlabs, the 3D printing technology developer and manufacturer, has developed a castable wax 3D printing resin for increased part strength and smoother surface finishes when printing complex parts. 

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Jul 10, 2018
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Supports for Dayz
Peopoly Launches Asura Print Preparation Software

Peopoly, creator of the exceedingly popular Moai SLA 3D printer kit, has just launched its first dedicated print preparation software. Called Asura, the program is currently in open beta for Windows users and lets you auto-generate supports for your prints.

Jul 10, 2018
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ONO, Not Again...
Despite Kickstarter Disaster, ONO Seeks More Funding Through New Crowdfunding Campaign

After inducing rage across Kickstarter and the 3D printing community for failing to deliver its now-infamous smartphone 3D printer to backers, the controversial startup ONO is now launching another crowdfunding campaign on the platform StartEngine. ONO claims the funds will be used to build a more solid foundation for the company.

Jul 9, 2018
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Save the Planet
Researchers Develop 3D Printable Lignin Composites to Replace Petroleum-Based Plastics

Researchers from the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) have come up with a patent-pending process for developing 3D printable lignin material, which is an environmentally friendly plant-based option that could someday replace petroleum-based plastic composites.

Jul 9, 2018
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Home Sweet (3D Printed) Home
French Family Becomes the First to Move into a 3D Printed Home

A French family of five has just become the first to ever move into a fully 3D printed house. Constructed in just 54 hours, the inhabitable structure is 1,022 square feet large, and includes four bedrooms and a central living area.

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