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October 4th, 2017

Medical 3D Printing Roundup: Slovenias Symbiolab develops open source Vitaprint bioprinter, two 3D printed spine implants approved

Symbiolab, an open source biolab at the IRNAS Institute in Slovenia, has developed a new 3D bioprinter. The Vitaprint platform uses two extruders and sterile syringes to fabricate woodpile structures, scaffolds, and more. Elsewhere, the FDA has approved two new 3D printed spine implants. via 3ders.org, http://ift.tt/2xh4c2V

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WASPs 3D printed set pieces ready to take center stage at Fra Diavolo opera

Italian 3D printing company WASP has been working hard over the past few months to help realize the set design for the upcoming performances of Fra Diavolo at the Opera Theater in Rome. With just days until opening night, the stunning 3D printed set pieces are ready for the spotlight. via 3ders.org, http://ift.tt/2xgnbzt

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Materialise acquires ACTech, full-service manufacturer of complex metal parts for up to €36.3M

Materialise has today announced the acquisition of ACTech, a Germany-based leader in producing limited runs of highly complex cast metal parts. The transaction brings together the metal competencies of Materialise, a leading provider of additive manufacturing solutions and software, with those of ACTech into a comprehensive metal manufacturing offering. via 3ders.org, http://ift.tt/2ynC4jG

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U.S. Marines test adaptable 3D printed SUAS drones

The U.S. military is a big proponent of 3D printing technologies, consistently exploring new applications for the technology in order to develop improved devices and equipment and also for on-the-ground manufacturing. via 3ders.org, http://ift.tt/2ynIm2J

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3D printing, composite materials help GKN develop next-gen vehicles at new UK facility

British automotive and aerospace company GKN has officially opened a new Innovation Centre in Abingdon, Oxfordshire. The new facility will be dedicated to the development of advanced technologies for the company’s automotive business, including custom 3D printed parts, electrified drivelines, composite materials, and more. via 3ders.org, http://ift.tt/2xSz3VB

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Think sharing phones is a bad call? 3D printed 3-in-1 lending smartphone could be the answer

Researchers in Canada and New Hampshire have used 3D printing to develop a modular 3-in-1 smartphone, ideal for lending to strangers. The prototype consists of three smartphones in a 3D printed case, giving the owner total control over how much access the borrower is permitted. via 3ders.org, http://ift.tt/2y1FKqB

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Nigerian startup Elephab aims to increase local manufacturing with 3D printing

3D printing startup Elephab is aiming to bring production back to its home country of Nigeria through the additive manufacturing of replacement parts. The young but promising company recently closed its Series A funding round, attracting the attention (and investment) of venture capital firm Beta Ventures. via 3ders.org, http://ift.tt/2fJqCUs

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Ohio startup Freshmade 3D bowls over public with AMClad 3D printing material

Freshmade 3D, an Ohio-based 3D printing startup, has developed a new 3D printing material that is strong enough to be made into bowling balls. The material, AMClad, is an isotropic Engineered Sand Composite that is ideal for 3D printing “large, functional, and strong objects.” via 3ders.org, http://ift.tt/2xXDEr6

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