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Jul 16, 2018
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$10,000 Toilet Seat?! U.S. Air Force Uses 3D Printing to Flush Away Excessive Spending

The U.S. Air Force has announced that it will begin 3D printing toilet seat covers for cargo airlift planes after receiving criticism for spending $10,000 on replacements.

Jul 16, 2018
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Researchers Use Gold Nanoparticles to Find Defects in 3D Printed Objects

Vanderbilt University researchers are embedding gold nanoparticles into filament to help detect problems inside of 3D printed objects.

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Jul 16, 2018
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Fusion 360 vs Solidworks: The Differences

Fusion 360 vs Solidworks: How are they the similar? How are they different? And which one is best for me? Let's dive straight into the arena

Jul 16, 2018
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Multiple Models in One
How to Do Parametric 3D Modeling with Free Software

Imagine downloading a 3D printable model for a stylish pair of shoes, only to discover that they don't fit your feet! This article takes a look at a technique that allows you to easily customize not only shoes, but all kinds of models: parametric 3D modeling.

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Jul 16, 2018
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Creality’s Ender 3 3D Printer is Now Fully Open Source

Creality3D, the Chinese manufacturer of 3D printers, has announced the open-sourcing of its most popular 3D printer, the Ender-3. This makes it the first Open Source Hardware Association certified 3D printer in China.

Jul 15, 2018
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Socrates Sculpture Park Gets 3D Printed Furniture for the Summer

The design studio HANNAH has placed its award-winning 3D printed “RRRolling Stones” furniture collection throughout Socrates Sculpture Park in Long Island City, New York.

Jul 15, 2018
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[Project] 3D Print These Seaworthy Voronoi Jellyfish Lights

Give your home an aquatic feel with these incredible 3D printed DIY Voronoi Jellyfish lights created by German maker and Thingiverse user UniversalMaker3D. 

Jul 14, 2018
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Student Designed World First 3D Printed Underwater Jetpack

Archie O'Brien is a student at Loughborough University in the UK who has designed an underwater jetpack called CUDA, made from 3D printed materials.

Jul 13, 2018
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Best Industrial 3D Printers of 2018 – The Most Advanced

Curious about the latest advancements in commercial 3D printing? Check out the most advanced industrial 3D printers of 2018.

Jul 13, 2018
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Filament Friday
ColorFabb HT (Clear) Filament Review – Strong & Heat Resistant

If you are looking for a strong, durable material that can withstand heat, Colorfabb HT is an interesting choice. Join us as we take a spool of ColorFabb HT Clear filament for a test ride.

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.

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Jul 13, 2018
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[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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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.

Jul 11, 2018
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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!

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