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August 30th, 2017

Italy relaxes export laws for post-war art

After almost two years of debate, Italy has approved a new law relaxing the countrys notably stringent art export regulations. The market and competition legislation, passed by Italian parliament earlier this month and effective as of 29 August, extends the window during which private owners of works by deceased artists may self-certify them for export from Italy without a licence, …Continue reading →

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3D Printing News Roundup: OrthoPediatrics, Chromatic 3D Materials, Stratasys, Type A Machines, 3D printed fashion

Here's a round-up of recent events, to keep you up to speed with what's been happening in the 3D printing world. Recently we've seen a partnership established between OrthoPediatrics and Mighty Oak Medical, 3D printed fashion being displayed at a Seoul textile exhibition, and much more besides. via 3ders.org, http://ift.tt/2vFsYKb

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Piero Dorazio

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Siemens to assist Dubai Roads and Transport Authority in 3D printing parts for metro system

Industrial manufacturing company Siemens has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) to develop 3D printed parts for the latter’s transport subsystems. via 3ders.org, http://ift.tt/2vL2Exy

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Plantoids: the smart 3D printed robots that will help keep your plants alive

Citizen Scientific Workshop (CSW) has launched a Kickstarter campaign for Plantoids, 3D printable robots that put your plants on wheels. Each 3D printed device seeks out sunlight and fresh air to give its green passenger the best chance of good health. via 3ders.org, http://ift.tt/2vKmn0f

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Expandable bone screw 3D printed in titanium could improve spinal surgery recovery

Researchers from Curtin University in Australia have teamed up with surgeons from the Royal Perth Hospital and the St John of God Subiaco Hospital to develop a 3D printed device that can help patients suffering from severe bone fractures or osteoporosis recover from surgery, particularly spinal surgery. via 3ders.org, http://ift.tt/2vKy8Ui

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Has RCLifeOn mastered the art of 3D printed t-shirt design?

3DSimon Sorensen, creator of the YouTube channel RCLifeOn, has uploaded a video tutorial for making 3D printed t-shirt designs. The maker uses NinjaFlex flexible filament to 3D print patterns directly onto cotton t-shirts. via 3ders.org, http://ift.tt/2wTjRtN

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Formwerk3D helps 3D scan rare bust of Ancient Egyptian pharaoh Akhenaten

Up until now, if you wanted to set your eyes upon the rare Ancient Egyptian bust of Akhenaten you would have had to bustle through a crowd at Hannover’s Museum August Kestner and peer past a casing of protective glass. Now, however, thanks to 3D scanning technologies, you don’t even have to make the trip to Germany to see the …Continue reading →

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Local Motors self-driving Olli shuttle helped along by Makerbot 3D printers

Anyone with an interest in 3D printing and cars will already know about Local Motors, the Arizona-based company that uses additive manufacturing technologies to create innovative, almost futuristic vehicles. From the Strati, which holds the honor of being the first 3D printed car, and now to the Olli, a self-driving bus, Local Motors owes much of its success to 3D …Continue reading →

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Incredible 3D printed Fractal Skulls from WhiteClouds will have you contemplating life and death

WhiteClouds, the Utah-based cloud 3D printing specialist, has launched a Kickstarter campaign for an amazing set of 3D printed “Fractal Skulls.” The colorful skulls are designed with mind-bending, computer-generated fractal patterns, and finished with a glossy protective coating. via 3ders.org, http://ift.tt/2wof7sS

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