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July, 2017

3D printed safe-cracking robot steals show at DEF CON, taking just 30 mins to crack SentrySafe

An open source 3D printed robot created by Nathan Seidle, founder of Colorado-based hardware company SparkFun, has wowed DEF CON attendees by cracking a SentrySafe safe in just half an hour. The week before last, we ran a story about a 3D printed open source robot that could crack a safe in as little as 15 minutes. The device was …Continue reading →

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Javier Pes to step down as editor of The Art Newspaper

Javier Pes is stepping down as editor of The Art Newspaper in the autumn after working at the publication for almost a decade. He joined The Art Newspaper in 2008, was appointed deputy editor in 2009 and became editor June last year.     This has been a hard decision to make but the time feels right to leave at the …Continue reading →

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Protractor: A Proximity Sensor that Measures Angles

Now your robot can find objects and navigate around them more easily than ever before. – [currently $37 (2%) of $1,500 goal] via Technology (latest) :: Kicktraq, http://ift.tt/2vbkfT9

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Scientists 3D print complex ceramic microsystems for organ-on-a-chip biomedical research

A joint team of researchers from the Autonomous University of Madrid and ceramic 3D printing company Lithoz GmbH have developed complex 3D printed ceramic microsystems which could advance labs-on-chips and organs-on-chips. The joint team says its 3D printed ceramic device marks a breakthrough in the biomedical field. via 3ders.org, http://ift.tt/2tXlWUn

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Ilios says its Thermal Masking 3D printing tech results in 90% cheaper SLA printing

Cypriot 3D printer manufacturer Ilios has lifted the lid on its Thermal Masking technology, which can purportedly be used to 3D print Stereolithography (SLA) models at 1/10 the normal cost. The technology has been incorporated into the forthcoming €250 ($294) Ilios Nano SLA 3D printer. via 3ders.org, http://ift.tt/2vfBlyT

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Calling all Young Masters

Plenty of the worlds most famous artists started their careers when they were still young whippersnappers Dal created his first work at six years old (although, ironically, it was more Realist than his later works), Michelangelo was painting intricate masterpieces from his early teens and Picassos artist father gave up his artistic dreams when he realised that, at 13, his …Continue reading →

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TTP introduces FormaJet, a multi-color 3D bioprinting platform

TTP Plc, a UK-based technology and product development company, has unveiled its new FormaJet liquid handling platform which reportedly enables high throughput and multi-color digital 3D bioprinting. The company is currently seeking partners for the platform’s development and go-to-market strategy. via 3ders.org, http://ift.tt/2tR7gCe

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Disney Research animates 3D printed models with cable-driven mechanisms

Disney Research has developed a technique for creating cable-driven mechanisms that could be used to animate 3D printed models of popular Disney characters. The mechanisms can also be used to make simple mechanical systems such as a gripper or robotic hand. via 3ders.org, http://ift.tt/2uQoNM3

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The Better Call Saul special effects team is using 3D printing to make incredible props

No one can deny that 3D printing is a versatile technology: it has applications in a broad range of fields including medicine, engineering, arts and design, gastronomy, and more; it has even made the reach onto our screens through such films as Ghost in the Shell and TV shows like Westworld and Game of Thrones. Breaking Bad spinoff Better Call …Continue reading →

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GE additive expert tells 3Ders about Syracuse Universitys multi-metal DMLM 3D printing breakthrough

Mechanical and aerospace engineering students at Syracuse University have developed a DMLM powder deposition system for multi-material 3D printing. GE’s Joseph Vinciquerra, who worked with the students on the project, explained to 3Ders what the metal 3D printing system is all about. via 3ders.org, http://ift.tt/2tQyn03

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