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September 13th, 2017

Nano Dimension unveils larger-format DragonFly 2020 Pro 3D printer for 3D printing electronics

Israel-based 3D printed electronics company Nano Dimension today announced the commercial availability of a new larger-format machine, the DragonFly 2020 Pro 3D Printer. The new printer is an upgrade of its desktop-sized model which has gone through an extensive testing period. via 3ders.org, http://ift.tt/2fjqStq

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MIT 3D printed peel-and-go structures can fold themselves

MIT researchers have developed a technique for 3D printing expanding polymers that self-fold without heating or water. The technique could be used for printed electronics and, someday, to make 3D printed robots. via 3ders.org, http://ift.tt/2f5Iaxi

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Protea Designs $580 DNA filament extruder can squeeze out 1 kg of material in an hour

Startup Protea Design has launched a Kickstarter campaign for the DNA Extruder, billed as the “fastest consumer-level extruder on the market.” Backers can secure the filament extruder for $580, lower than its slated retail price of $800. via 3ders.org, http://ift.tt/2w9jw6c

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3D printed Yhnova social housing project breaks ground near Nantes, France

This past April, an initiative near Nantes, France was introduced with the goal of building a 95m² social housing building using a construction 3D printing technique known as BatiPrint3D. The ambitious project, called Yhnova, is now preparing to go into full swing, as the construction job broke ground yesterday. via 3ders.org, http://ift.tt/2xl3gyc

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Sony Xperia XZ1 users can order 3D prints directly with smartphone scanning app

Japanese tech giant Sony grabbed our attention a couple of weeks ago with the announcement that its new Xperia XZ1 and XZ1 Compact smartphones would be equipped with built-in 3D scanning technology. Now, with the added information that the company has partnered with 3D printing service Sculpteo to offer users on-demand 3D printing, Sony has piqued our interest even more. …Continue reading →

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Britt Michelsens 3D printed double pendulum fidget spinner is chaotic and addictive

Germany-based chemical engineer Britt Michelsen has made a 3D printed double pendulum fidget spinner that she says is extremely addictive to play with. The 3D printed spinner was a Runner Up in the Instructables Fidget Spinner Design Contest. via 3ders.org, http://ift.tt/2vUzWuM

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RAMLAB unveils world’s first class-approved 3D printed ship propeller for Damen tug boat

Rotterdam’s RAMLAB has been busy over the past year, testing out additive manufacturing for various shipbuilding applications. Located at the Port of Rotterdam, the largest port in all of Europe, the 3D printing lab’s focus has primarily been on the production of ship propellers. via 3ders.org, http://ift.tt/2f4OpS3

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3D printed electronics helping MA engineering firm Draper embrace IoT market

Draper, an engineering firm based in Cambridge, MA, is 3D printing with a conductive metal-based multi-material ink. The company has used the process to embed electronic devices into industrial components. via 3ders.org, http://ift.tt/2fhKJJf

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