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Dec 2, 2019
3D Scanning & 3D Printing in Archaeology & Paleontology
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Nov 21, 2019
Nanotube Plastic 3D Prints Can Stop Bullets
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Jul 26, 2019
3D Printing Microfluidic Models – 5 Most Interesting Projects
Featured image of Berkeley Scientists 3D Print a Liquid Magnetic Device
Jul 25, 2019
Berkeley Scientists 3D Print a Liquid Magnetic Device
Featured image of Bobcat Kittens Receive 3D Printed Tracker Collars to Improve Tracking of Population
May 21, 2019
Bobcat Kittens Receive 3D Printed Tracker Collars to Improve Tracking of Population
Featured image of 3D Printed Models Teach Children the Dangers of Short-Nosed Dog Breeds
May 15, 2019
3D Printed Models Teach Children the Dangers of Short-Nosed Dog Breeds
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Mar 20, 2019
Skeleton 3D Model – 5 Best Sources for Skeletal Systems
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Mar 11, 2019
T3DP Might Have Solved the Problem of 3D Printing Solar Cells
Featured image of Cambridge Researchers 3D Print Piano-Playing Robotic Hand
Feb 10, 2019
Cambridge Researchers 3D Print Piano-Playing Robotic Hand
Featured image of Scientists Create Meta-crystals Using 3D Printing
Jan 21, 2019
Scientists Create Meta-crystals Using 3D Printing
Featured image of DIY Fluorescence Microscope uses 3D Printed Parts and Smartphone Camera
Nov 25, 2018
DIY Fluorescence Microscope uses 3D Printed Parts and Smartphone Camera
Featured image of MIT Engineers 3D Print Crystals from Billions of Colloids
Aug 31, 2018
MIT Engineers 3D Print Crystals from Billions of Colloids
Featured image of US Army Research Laboratory uses Atom Probe to Create Atomic-Level 3D Models of Specimens
Aug 29, 2018
US Army Research Laboratory uses Atom Probe to Create Atomic-Level 3D Models of Specimens
Featured image of UA Professor Develops 3D Printed Soil and Bacteria Method for Building
Jul 2, 2018
UA Professor Develops 3D Printed Soil and Bacteria Method for Building
Featured image of BioLife4D Successfully 3D Prints Human Cardiac Patch
Jun 25, 2018
BioLife4D Successfully 3D Prints Human Cardiac Patch
Featured image of Purdue Researchers 3D Print Cookie Dough, Clay and Solid Rocket Fuel
Jun 13, 2018
Purdue Researchers 3D Print Cookie Dough, Clay and Solid Rocket Fuel
Featured image of Researchers Develop 3D Printed Submarine Which Exploits Temperature Changes to Move
Jun 7, 2018
Researchers Develop 3D Printed Submarine Which Exploits Temperature Changes to Move
Featured image of 3D Printed RoboToads Help Explain Mating Habits
Apr 20, 2018
3D Printed RoboToads Help Explain Mating Habits
Featured image of Custom-Shaped Explosives for US Navy 3D Printed on HP 3D Printers
Apr 18, 2018
Custom-Shaped Explosives for US Navy 3D Printed on HP 3D Printers
Featured image of Temple University Professor Develops 3D Printed Bandages Made From Soy
Apr 11, 2018
Temple University Professor Develops 3D Printed Bandages Made From Soy
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Skeleton 3D Model – 5 Best Sources for Skeletal Systems

People use 3D models in many more application areas than 3D printing, including medicine, education, and animation. Make your project perfect using this list of the best 3D skeleton model sources.

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3D Printing Microfluidic Models – 5 Most Interesting Projects

One of the goals of low cost 3D printing is to be able to create medical and scientific devices from it. Diagnostically capable microfluidic models represent the first step into this exciting new world of 3D printing and biosensing capabilities.

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3D Scanning & 3D Printing in Archaeology & Paleontology

Archaeologists are embracing 3D printing and scanning as innovative ways to both preserve and display the past. Check out this guide on how these technologies are bringing the past to life.

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3D Scanning Venus of Dolní Věstonice Statuette Unveils New Information

Historians used 3D scanning to find out more about a statuette called Venus of Dolní Věstonice, found in 1925 by Czech archaeologists.

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No More Cords!
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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3D Printing for Sustainability!
T3DP Might Have Solved the Problem of 3D Printing Solar Cells

T3DP, an R&D project with roots in blockchain and green tech, uses 3D printing to create solar panels which can have double the conversion efficiency of current ones.

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See Clearly Now
DIY Fluorescence Microscope uses 3D Printed Parts and Smartphone Camera

It's possible to build your own low-cost fluorescence microscope – just use either a USB microscope or a DSLR with 3D printed parts and follow the tutorial from maker Jonathan Bumstead.

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Custom-Shaped Explosives for US Navy 3D Printed on HP 3D Printers

We could soon see custom-shaped 3D printed explosives on the battlefield. A Tennessee-based consultancy, called E&G Associates, is aiding the US Navy in the creation of such devices. 

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AquaRoot: Customized Biodegradable Irrigation Pipes

Irish company AquaRoot Technologies has developed a way to easily create irrigation pipes that are both biodegradable and customized.

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Digital Dinosaurs Class Educates Students on New Technologies and Old History

Students at the University of South Florida can take a Digital Dinosaurs class, teaching them about both 3D technology and the past.

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Nearly as Hard as Diamonds
Nanotube Plastic 3D Prints Can Stop Bullets

Students of Rice University have 3D printed ultra-hard objects from normal plastic materials. The results are lightweight, load-bearing... and even bulletproof.

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Scientists Create Meta-crystals Using 3D Printing

Scientists from the University of Sheffield and Imperial College London created a new family of meta-crystal materials, which are stronger and more durable.

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Printing Cookies?
Purdue Researchers 3D Print Cookie Dough, Clay and Solid Rocket Fuel

Purdue researchers have developed a process which enables them to 3D print extremely viscous materials. Due to this, they should be able to 3D print everything from cookie dough to biomedical implants. 

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3D printed coral reef
3D Printed Reefs May Offer Hope to Restore Dying Coral Reefs Worldwide

3D printing may provide a sustainable solution to the current crisis of coral reef death globally. Population growth and the environmental burden that accompanies it has taken a serious toll on the Australian Great Barrier Reef and many other coral reefs over the last few years.

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Move Over 3D Printing
4D Printed Structures Could Improve Space Missions and Biomedical Devices

Researchers from the Georgia Institute of Technology developed tensegrity structures using 3D printers. The 3D printed objects dramatically expand when exposed to heat in a process which is also known as 4D printing.

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Bionic organs?
Minnesota Researchers Create 3D Printed Organs for Realistic Surgical Training

A team at the University of Minnesota created 3D printed artificial organs that offer better learning opportunities for surgical training.

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Printing the past
Missing Bones in Tyrannosaurus Rex Skeleton Provided by 3D Printing

The Naturalis Biodiversity Center in the Netherlands used 3D scanning and printing to complete the third most complete T-Rex skeleton.

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Fish are Family, Not Food
400-Million-Year-Old Fish Fossil Shows Evolutionary Link with Humans

Researchers from the Australian National University used 3D printing to show the link between a 400 million-year-old fish fossil and humans.

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Matters of the Heart
Artificial Silicone Heart 3D Printed by ETH Zurich

Researchers from ETH Zurich have developed an entirely soft artificial heart made with a 3D printing and lost-wax casting technique.

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Digital Smile Design Uses 3D Printing To Plan Dental Procedures

Using digital scanning and the Form 2, Digital Smile Design allows dental patients to view the results of their procedure before it happens.

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