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October 20th, 2017

DISTRO: Researchers create digital 3D objects from incomplete 3D scanning data

Researchers from Germany’s Saarland University and Max Planck Institute for Informatics have joined Intel to improve digital 3D object creation using incomplete 3D scanning data. “VConv-DAE” is a convolutional volumetric auto encoder that learns volumetric representation from noisy data. via 3ders.org, http://ift.tt/2isdGa8

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University of Michigan professor doubles 3D printing speeds using vibration-mitigating algorithm

The Smart and Sustainable Automation Research Laboratory of Chinedum Okwudire, an Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Michigan, has developed a software algorithm called “FBS Vibration Compensation” that effectively doubles 3D printing speeds. via 3ders.org, http://ift.tt/2xTujNR

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Thermwood & collaborators 3D print PSU helicopter mold using LSAM technology

A joint team from Purdue University’s Composites Manufacturing and Simulation Center, Thermwood Corporation, Applied Composite Engineering (ACE), and Techmer PM demonstrated how it produced a composite helicopter part using a mold that was 3D printed out of polysulfone (PSU). via 3ders.org, http://ift.tt/2x9Tc8d

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3D printed robotic lab allows Imperial College London scientists to examine multiple insects at once

A 3D printed robotic device developed at the UK's Imperial College London allows scientists to monitor many insects at once. The Raspberry Pi-powered device allows neuroscientists to closely examine fruit flies, which are surprisingly similar to humans in many ways. via 3ders.org, http://ift.tt/2hSj5mU

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Israels CollPlant to improve 3D bioprinted organs following $5M investment from billionaire Martin Schlaff

Israeli 3D bioprinting company CollPlant Holdings Ltd. has announced it will be moving ahead with the development of implantable 3D printed organs. The announcement follows a significant investment from Alpha Capital, the foreign investment company owned by Austrian billionaire Martin Schlaff. via 3ders.org, http://ift.tt/2zCAvfl

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3D printed cell-opening mechanism opens new possibilities in camouflage, drug delivery

Researchers at the University of New Hampshire have used 3D printing to design a unique sequential cell-opening mechanism that could be used for drug delivery and color-changing camouflage materials. via 3ders.org, http://ift.tt/2zp8zdE

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