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August 14th, 2017

New York gives Trump a ratty welcome

Scurrying fast on the heels of the Trump chicken that popped up in Washington last week, an inflatable rat modelled on the likeness of Donald Trump appeared in New York on Monday ahead of the US Presidents visit to his hometown. The work, inspired by the omnipresent labour union protest symbol, is the creation of the artist Jeffrey Beebe and …Continue reading →

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Leonardo DiCaprio becomes Leonardo da Vinci

The Oscar-winning actor Leonardo DiCaprio, a Modern and contemporary art collector, is set to play his Old Master namesake, Leonardo Da Vinci, in an eponymous biopic on the Renaissance polymath. The film is based off of Walter Isaacsons biography on Da Vinci, due to be released in October, which draws heavily on the Renaissance mans notebooks. As reported by Deadline …Continue reading →

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3D Printing News Roundup: Oxford Performance Materials, Renovis Surgical, H.C Starck, C&A Tool Engineering

Here’s another round-up of some recent stories from the busy world of 3D printing technology that you might have missed, including H.C Starck and Oxford Performance each releasing a new range of materials for high-end manufacturing clients, and more besides. via 3ders.org, http://ift.tt/2w7fp9h

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PyroGenesis targets inkjet 3D printing market with new ultra-fine powder production process

PyroGenesis Canada, a Canadian plasma process specialist, says it is developing a new, plasma-based process for the production of metal 3D printing powders. PyroGenesis says the new process could have a greater market impact than its original Plasma Atomization technology. via 3ders.org, http://ift.tt/2uHdt3U

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New Zealand researchers bioprinting 3D breast cancer tumors to explore different treatments

All over the globe, researchers are exploring the use of 3D bioprinting to create more effective methods of treating diseases such as cancer. Earlier this week even, we wrote about how scientists from the Advanced Regenerative Manufacturing Institute (ARMI) at the University of Florida were using additive manufacturing processes to create tumeroids, which could ultimately be used to personalize and …Continue reading →

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UK chemicals specialist Johnson Matthey opens ceramic 3D printing lab in Hertfordshire

Johnson Matthey, a British sustainable technology and chemicals company, has opened a new state-of-the-art ceramic 3D printing facility in Royston, UK. The lab contains a QiCPic image analysis sensor, a Freeman FT4 powder tester, and a PixDro inkjet printer. via 3ders.org, http://ift.tt/2vxsGaA

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William Turnbull, the artist who would never name-drop

Sculptures and paintings by William Turnbull (1922-2012) as well as extracts from the artists sketchbooks, which have been recently discovered and catalogued, go on show this autumn at Londons Offer Waterman gallery (29 September-3 November). The artists son, Alex Turnbull, says that the show grew out of a two-year-long clearance of the house in Camden Square where his late father …Continue reading →

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Real hermit crabs sport 3D printed house-shells in Zoopla real estate ads

If you haven’t already come across a “Crab World” advert for Zoopla, a British real estate website, we suggest you check it out. Even if you aren’t looking to buy UK property, the TV ad spot features some mighty cute hermit crabs living in some even more adorable 3D printed house-shells. via 3ders.org, http://ift.tt/2vCrykr

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KNTU researchers introduce new neural recording method with 3D printed device

A team from the Khajeh Nasir Toosi University of Technology (KNTU) in Tehran, Iran has developed a new and minimally invasive neural recording device with the help of 3D printing. The device enables a new method for micro-electrocorticography (μECoG), which is capable of electrically recording extracellular neuronal activity from the brain’s surface. via 3ders.org, http://ift.tt/2vV17Jd

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Doctors in China replace 5.5 inches of cancer patients vertebrae with titanium 3D printed implants

Doctors in China have completed a highly complex cervical vertebra replacement using 3D printed bones. The 28-year-old patient had been diagnosed with chondrosarcoma, a rare form of bone cancer. Chondrosarcoma, a form of cancer that affects bone cartilage, is prone to relapse and therefore difficult to treat with chemotheraphy. via 3ders.org, http://ift.tt/2wWVnvm

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