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August 16th, 2017

3D printing mineral fillers can reduce shrinkage & warping in parts, says HPF The Mineral Engineers

HPF The Mineral Engineers, a division of German minerals company Quarzwerke Group, is reportedly working on developing functional fillers for 3D printing. According to Compounding World, mineral fillers for additive manufacturing materials could lead to faster and higher-quality printing. via 3ders.org, http://ift.tt/2v2xYYe

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Markforged introduces two new industrial 3D printers, the X3 and X5, for local manufacturing

Leading 3D printing company Markforge today announced a couple of new additions to its line of 3D printers, which should greatly expand its reach into the industrial 3D printing market as well as improving the options available for existing customers. via 3ders.org, http://ift.tt/2uPPi3f

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3D printed Nintendo Switch adapters help one-handed gamers play Zelda: Breath of the Wild

Mexican engineer Julio Vazquez has designed a pair of 3D printed Nintendo Switch accessories that allow one-handed gamers to play with both controllers at once. One adaptor puts the controllers side by side; the other puts them at right angles. via 3ders.org, http://ift.tt/2w1MP9O

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Rutgers and Georgia Tech researchers develop three-part approach for detecting 3D printer hacks

As hacking becomes an increasingly significant threat in our digital lives, it is not just our passwords and financial information we have to protect, but also our 3D files. Hackers have demonstrated that it is entirely possible for people to hack into and alter 3D files as they are being printed, even making undetectable changes that can impact the internal …Continue reading →

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Why Olafur Eliasson’s yellow room is coming to London’s National Gallery

The National Gallerys engagement with contemporary art will take an immersive turn when Olafur Eliassons Room for one colour (1997) will be installed in its Sainsburys Wing as an epilogue to Monochrome, a show about the artists decision to paint and draw in black, shades of grey or other single colours since the Middle Ages (30 October-18 February 2018). The …Continue reading →

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Marine Corps says portable X-FAB additive manufacturing lab could produce 3D printed drones

A Marine Corps battalion is conducting an evaluation of X-FAB (expeditionary fabrication), a self-contained, transportable additive manufacturing lab containing four 3D printers, a scanner, and CAD software for the fast fabrication of replacement parts. via 3ders.org, http://ift.tt/2fLQEt9

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Athena (Theresa May) turns Ajax (Michael Gove) mad and he starts slaughtering sheep

Brexit is infiltrating all aspects of life in the UK. At Hanbury Hall in Worcestershire, the National Trust have commissioned a garden pavilion. Nothing less provocative than that, you might say, but its ironwork is actually a satirical look at Brexit through Greek myth. Blacksmith Agnes Jones explains, I saw the early 18th-century paintings by James Thornhill in the great …Continue reading →

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3D printed fossil helps ANU researchers make evolutionary link between humans and prehistoric fish

3D printing and 3D scanning have helped scientists from the Australian National University in Canberra uncover some new and interesting things about the human evolution process. While it may not seem like the most obvious connection, the researchers have found links between a 400 million-year-old fish fossil and modern-day humans. via 3ders.org, http://ift.tt/2w1xiHj

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Sean Henry sculpture gives Woking’s commuters pause for thought

Woking in Surrey is only 28 minutes from Londons Waterloo Station, when the trains run on time. This August, the towns many commuters are suffering more delays than usual as Londons busiest station is closed for maintenance. But there is good news on platform one, where a sculpture by Woking-born Sean Henry has been installed along with four other larger-than-life works …Continue reading →

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