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December 5th, 2017

GE Additive opens new $15M Customer Experience Center in Munich

GE Additive today announced the opening of its first international Customer Experience Center in Munich. The new 2,700 square meter center, co-located with GE’s European Technology Center, is designed to help customers understand the additive process from design to prototyping to operations. Customers can benefit from hands-on training and instruction at the facility, covering additive design, machine operations and support. …Continue reading →

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3D Printing News Roundup: Airbus, China Aviation Materials, Daimler Trucks, Saint-Gobain, Rocket Crafters, RIVA

Here’s another round-up of all the latest developments from the world of 3D printing, to keep you up to speed on what's been going on. Stories you might have missed recently include Rocket Crafters patenting 3D printed rocket fuel, Daimler trucks adopting 3D printing for the first time, and many more besides. via 3ders.org, http://ift.tt/2nuS3rz

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Treatstock introduces Watermark 3D for IP protection of 3D printable files, responds to criticism

Whether you need supports for your prints or not, you certainly don’t want your own 3D printable files getting stolen. That’s why online 3D model platform Treatstock has introduced a free tool for protecting 3D printable models from IP theft. The new technology, Watermark 3D, aims to tackle the widespread problem of copyright violation in the 3D model marketplace. via …Continue reading →

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Ultimaker introduces 0.25 mm print core and new support material Ultimaker Breakaway

3D printer company Ultimaker has released two new products: a 0.25 mm print core; and Breakaway, a new 3D printable support material that, as its name suggests, easily breaks away from a printed part. via 3ders.org, http://ift.tt/2AS17MR

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3D printed PEKK implants have superior antibacterial properties for orthopedic applications

Connecticut’s Oxford Performance Materials (OPM) today revealed that an independent scientific study has shown the antibacterial benefits of OPM’s 3D printed PEKK implants. via 3ders.org, http://ift.tt/2jh58QE

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San Draw rolls out FAM silicone 3D printer upgrades and improved 3D printed silicone airway

As professionals and students across the medical field increasingly turn to 3D printers for more advanced, true-to-life training, the production of accurate silicone models has become integral. 3D printed bones, organs, and other body parts are key for preparing doctors for complex surgical procedures, as well as providing an important step in surgical students’ education. via 3ders.org, http://ift.tt/2BzKOki

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GE Power breaks energy efficiency records with new gas turbine, made using 3D printing technology

Global technology giant GE has been taking advantage of what 3D printing technology has to offer for years now, with the establishment of the dedicated GE Additive business in 2016 being one of its most significant moves in this field. The company’s energy division, GE Power, today announced that its largest gas turbine can now operate at 64 percent efficiency, …Continue reading →

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News Roundup: 3D printed Forbidden City model, Katjes candy selfies, Bottletop 3D printed store

Today’s 3D printing roundup has some pretty fun news, especially for people in Beijing and the UK. First, we’ll look at a miniature 3D printed model of the famous Forbidden City Palace in China, and then move on to 3D printed selfie candies in the UK for the holidays, and a new 3D printed luxury design shop in London. via …Continue reading →

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Starbucks opens largest store in Shanghai, featuring 3D printed tea bar and AR platform

In major news for Chinese coffee lovers, Starbucks Coffee Company is set to open its new Starbucks Reserve Roastery tomorrow, December 6th, in Shanghai. Marketed as the first fully immersive coffee experience in Asia, the Roastery is already rounding out to be Starbucks’ most ambitious project ever. via 3ders.org, http://ift.tt/2zSjcXj

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IRNAS researchers 3D print ear-shaped vasculature using open source Vitaprint 3D bioprinter

Researchers from the Symbiolab at the Institute IRNAS in Slovenia have marked a step forwards in their 3D bioprinting research. Using the Institute IRNAS’ open source Vitaprint bioprinter platform, the team has demonstrated its ability to bioprint “freeform perfusable vessel systems in biocompatible hydrogels.” via 3ders.org, http://ift.tt/2BAx1dd

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