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January 22nd, 2018

Study shows how 3D printed titanium-mesh implants can be optimized for better bone regeneration

A collaborative research team from Harvard’s Wyss Institute, the Julius Wolff Institute, the Berlin-Brandenburg Center for Regenerative Therapies, and Charité’s Center for Musculoskeletal Surgery has come together to study the benefits of 3D printed titanium-mesh scaffolds in implants. via 3ders.org, http://www.3ders.org/articles/20180122-study-shows-how-3d-printed-titanium-mesh-implants-can-be-optimized-for-better-bone-regeneration.html

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Bugatti develops world’s largest 3D printed titanium Brake Caliper, just 6.4 pounds

As 3D printing in the automotive industry gradually makes the move from rapid prototyping applications to final phase production, Bugatti Automobiles S.A.S is the latest company to take advantage of what the technology has to offer. The French luxury manufacturer, a subsidiary of Volkswagen via 3ders.org, http://www.3ders.org/articles/20180122-bugatti-develops-worlds-largest-3d-printed-titanium-brake-caliper.html

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3D printing helps scientists recreate face of Neolithic girl who lived 9,000 years ago

An interdisciplinary team of medical and archeological specialists recently collaborated to reconstruct the face of a teenage girl who lived roughly 9,000 years ago. The reconstruction, which relied on 3D scanning and 3D printing technologies, suggests that teens from the period looked quite different to teenagers nowadays. via 3ders.org, http://www.3ders.org/articles/20180122-3d-printing-helps-scientists-recreate-face-of-neolithic-girl-who-lived-9000-years-ago.html

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3Ders interview with ceramic 3D printing artist Emre Can

Emre Can, a research assistant at Anadolu University in Turkey, has created a range of 3D printed artworks as part of his doctoral thesis. Can told 3Ders about getting to grips with 3D printing, being inspired by Middle Eastern motifs, and understanding the “language of the machine.” via 3ders.org, http://www.3ders.org/articles/20180122-3ders-interview-with-ceramic-3d-printing-artist-emre-can.html

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First in Belfast: surgeons take on complex kidney transplant with help of 3D printed model

A 3D printed surgical model of a kidney proved to be a critical tool in helping a team of Belfast surgeons complete an extremely complex surgery. The operation, which was an overall success, has changed the life of a young mother from the Northern Irish city. via 3ders.org, http://www.3ders.org/articles/20180122-belfast-surgeons-take-on-complex-kidney-transplant-with-help-of-3d-printed-model.html

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World first as Rocket Lab launches 3D printed Electron rocket from private NZ base

Aerospace manufacturer Rocket Lab has launched its Electron rocket, complete with 3D printed engines, from its private New Zealand launch pad. The rocket reached orbit on Sunday, delivering three small satellites on behalf of Planet and Spire Global. via 3ders.org, http://www.3ders.org/articles/20180122-world-first-as-rocket-lab-launches-3d-printed-electron-rocket-from-private-nz-base.html

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