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February 13th, 2018

You need this giant 3D printed Optimus Prime gun

Bob Clagett, creator of the I Like To Make Stuff YouTube channel, has 3D printed a monstrous Optimus Prime blaser in homage to his favorite Transformers character. Clagett used the Lulzbot Taz 6 with MOARstruder to print some of the large sections. via 3ders.org, http://www.3ders.org/articles/20180213-you-need-this-giant-3d-printed-optimus-prime-gun.html

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Caltechs Nanoscale metal 3D printing process could produce tiny circuits & aircraft parts

Researchers from the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) have developed a new process for the 3D printing of nanoscale metal structures. The process could be used to make tiny logic circuits, lightweight aircraft components, and more. via 3ders.org, http://www.3ders.org/articles/20180213-caltechs-nanoscale-metal-3d-printing-process-could-produce-tiny-circuits-and-aircraft-parts.html

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How to start your own biomedical 3D printing laboratory at university

The co-founder of MUN MED 3D, a 3D printing biomedical laboratory in Canada, has offered a series of tips for those looking to start a biomedical 3D printing laboratory on a college or university campus. via 3ders.org, http://www.3ders.org/articles/20180213-how-to-start-your-own-biomedical-3d-printing-laboratory-at-university.html

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3D printed nanotech device could provide answers in brain cancer, Alzheimers research

Researchers at Genoa’s Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia in Italy have used nanoscale 3D printing to develop a hybrid nanotech device that could help develop treatments for brain diseases and tumors. The 3D printed device mimics the blood-brain barrier. via 3ders.org, http://www.3ders.org/articles/20180213-3d-printed-nanotech-device-could-provide-answers-in-brain-cancer-alzheimers-research.html

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Adidas 3D printed AlphaEDGE 4D LTD sneakers coming sooner than expected

Exciting news for those patiently awaiting the release of Adidas’ new AlphaEDGE 4D LTD sneaker. The 3D printed shoes, made using the sportswear giant’s FUTURECRAFT manufacturing technology, will be released on February 17 instead of their expected May release date. via 3ders.org, http://www.3ders.org/articles/20180213-adidas-3d-printed-alphaedge-4d-ltd-sneakers-coming-sooner-than-expected.html

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Hailey Dawson, young sports fan with 3D printed hand, drops puck at Vegas Golden Knights hockey game

Hailey Dawson, a young girl with a 3D printed prosthetic arm, was invited to drop the puck at an NHL hockey game between the Las Vegas Golden Knights and the Philadelphia Flyers this past Sunday. Hailey had previously been invited by many professional baseball teams to throw the first ceremonial pitch using her 3D printed prosthetic. via 3ders.org, http://www.3ders.org/articles/20180213-hailey-dawson-young-sports-fan-with-3d-printed-hand-drops-puck-at-vegas-golden-knights-hockey-game.html

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Materialise and PTC team up to improve 3D printing integration in Creo CAD software

Belgian 3D printing company Materialise and Massachusetts-based software firm PTC have announced a partnership to expand upon the latter’s Creo computer-aided design (CAD) software suite. Together, the companies are hoping to improve and simplify the 3D printing adoption process for businesses and manufacturers. via 3ders.org, http://www.3ders.org/articles/20180213-materialise-and-ptc-team-up-to-improve-3d-printing-integration-in-creo-cad-software.html

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3D printing helps Porsche produce extremely rare car parts for its classic models

German sports car manufacturer Porsche has turned to 3D printing for the production of limited spare parts for its Porsche Classic range. Additive manufacturing will enable the auto manufacturer to create spare parts on demand for owners of classic Porsche models, for which spare parts can be difficult to come by. via 3ders.org, http://www.3ders.org/articles/20180213-3d-printing-helps-porsche-produce-extremely-rare-car-parts-for-its-classic-models.html

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Select 3D: Australian company developing 3D printed plaster for interior design

Select 3D, an Australian 3D printing consultancy company, is developing new 3D printing applications for interior design. As part of the study, the company is testing the printability of a plaster-like 3D printed material. via 3ders.org, http://www.3ders.org/articles/20180213-select-3d-australian-company-developing-3d-printed-plaster-for-interior-design.html

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