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January 16th, 2018

3D Printing News Roundup: First 3D printed offshore crane hook, record growth for 4WEB Medical, Tethon 3D, more

Here’s another round-up of all the latest 3D printing news that you might have missed, to keep you in the loop in this rapidly changing world. Stories this time include another FDA certificate for Emerging Implant Technologies, Huisman testing the world’s first 3D printed offshore crane hook, and much more besides. via 3ders.org, http://ift.tt/2FJVUWI

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KCE: 3D printed implants are not better or cheaper than traditional ones

While within the additive industry, 3D printed implants are being hailed as the future of healthcare solutions, the Belgian Federal Knowledge Center for Healthcare (KCE) has reported that the supposed benefits of using 3D printed implants are perhaps not as effective or convincing as we may have thought. via 3ders.org, http://ift.tt/2DD3FNA

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Seattle startup Iro3d unveils desktop metal 3D printer for $5000

Affordable metal 3D printing may be here sooner than we thought, thanks to a new Washington-based company by the name of Iro3d. Announced earlier this week, the American startup has gone public with a beta version of their metal printer priced at $5000. via 3ders.org, http://ift.tt/2rbUAZN

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Rösler Benelux showcases RapidFinish, new surface finishing treatment for 3D printed parts

As we approach this year’s much anticipated Technishow, makers and businesses from around the world are starting to share their excitement with previews of what to expect this March in Utrecht. For those not in the know, the renowned Dutch trade show offers the largest manufacturing industry platform in the Benelux area via 3ders.org, http://ift.tt/2DCKgfP

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Scaffold-free 3D bioprinted tracheas successfully transplanted into rats

Researchers from Saga University and Nagasaki University in Japan have used a Cyfuse Biomedical Regenova 3D bioprinter for scaffold-free trachea regeneration. Tracheal transplantation was successfully performed in nine rats. via 3ders.org, http://ift.tt/2rcJrYC

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Rotational 3D printing lets Harvard researchers control fiber orientation for ultra-strong parts

Researchers from Harvard’s John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences have developed a 3D printing method that allows unprecedented control of short fibers embedded in polymer matrices. They call their method “rotational 3D printing.” via 3ders.org, http://ift.tt/2B44oo5

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Swedish company NorDan to 3D print windows & doors using custom large-scale printer by BLB Industries

Scandinavian window and door manufacturer NorDan AB will soon be offering its clients products made with the help of additive manufacturing. The Sweden-based company even commissioned a custom 3D printer which could meet its large-scale manufacturing needs. via 3ders.org, http://ift.tt/2D8tDaT

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