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September 11th, 2017

Monash University and Amaero engineers 3D print and test-fire Project X rocket engine in just 4 months

A team of engineers from Monash University in Melbourne, Australia has successfully designed, 3D printed, assembled, and test-fired a rocket engine in just four months. The rocket engine, called Project X, is based on an “aerospike” design which rethinks and inverts the structure of traditional rocket engines. via 3ders.org, http://ift.tt/2eZl37D

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Virginia student uses 3D printed models to demonstrate mathematical concept of topology

Jonathan Gerhard, a student from James Madison University (JMU) in Virginia, has 3D printed a series of objects that physically demonstrate the mathematical concepts of topology and homotopy. Gerhard was awarded a $1,000 Education Grant from 3D printing service Shapeways for his innovative and educational endeavour. via 3ders.org, http://ift.tt/2jhbRg2

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$5.26M investment helps UKs Hobs Group improve SLA 3D printing & 3D scanning facilities

Hobs Group, a British company headquartered in Liverpool, has received £4 million ($5.26M) in investment from the Business Growth Fund (BGF) to improve and expand its range of services, which include 3D printing, 3D scanning, and 3D visualization. via 3ders.org, http://ift.tt/2xgb7gD

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Chromatose: NZ designer writes & mutates DNA of synthetic 3D printed Venus flytrap

Mark Wilson, a designer from Wellington in New Zealand, has 3D printed a synthetic Venus flytrap that responds to touch just like the real thing. The design, called 'Chromatose', is a finalist at the Design Awards of the Designers Institute of New Zealand. via 3ders.org, http://ift.tt/2wUZNGg

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PupilScreen: 3D printed smartphone tool could help football coaches diagnose concussions

Researchers at the University of Washington have developed a 3D printed deep learning device called “PupilScreen” that can determine whether a person requires medical attention for concussion or other traumatic brain injuries (TBIs). via 3ders.org, http://ift.tt/2xZbRoa

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EVO-tech completes development of new metal 3D printing process, Filament Metal Printing (FMP)

Manufacturers using 3D printing technology to produce metal parts tend to use one of two methods: SLS (selective laser sintering) or SLM (selective laser melting). Each of these techniques has its particular advantages, but the relatively high costs involved as well as the emission of potentially harmful substances are drawbacks common to them both. via 3ders.org, http://ift.tt/2fdQiII

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