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March, 2018

Top 3D printing stories of the week: medical firsts, Yhnova 3D printed house, $500 3D bioprinter, more

This week was chock-full of exciting 3D printing news, especially for the medical industry. Not only did Materialise achieve FDA approval for its medical 3D printing software, but Open Bionics also made a world first with its Hero Arm. Read more stories below: via 3ders.org, http://www.3ders.org/articles/20180331-top-3d-printing-stories-of-the-week-medical-firsts-yhnova-3d-printed-house-500-3d-bioprinter-more.html

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Leaf-inspired 3D printed microstructure could clean oceans after oil spills

Researchers from the University of Southern California have drawn inspiration from nature for the development of materials that could help clean up oil spills. The team has used 3D printing to recreate the microstructure composition of floating fern leaves for this purpose. via 3ders.org, http://www.3ders.org/articles/20180330-leaf-inspired-3d-printed-microstructure-could-clean-oceans-after-oil-spills.html

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Easter experiments: Yorkie chocolate bar has similar porosity to 3D printed metal

Curious what’s inside your Easter chocolate? Scientists at the UK’s University of Manchester have used X-Ray Computer Tomography to scan a chocolate Easter bunny, an Easter egg, a Toblerone, a Crème Egg, a Kit Kat, Maltesers, Ferrero Rocher, and a Double Decker bar. via 3ders.org, http://www.3ders.org/articles/20180330-easter-experiments-yorkie-chocolate-bar-has-similar-porosity-to-3d-printed-metal.html

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cultivate3D introduces bigger and better Beast V2 3D printer on Kickstarter

Australia-based startup cultivate3D has launched a Kickstarter campaign for its large-format 3D printer: the Beast V2. The 3D printer, which is the second generation of the startup’s 2015 release, has already raised over $34,000—far exceeding its crowdfunding goal. via 3ders.org, http://www.3ders.org/articles/20180330-cultivate3d-introduces-bigger-and-better-beast-v2-3d-printer-on-kickstarter.html

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Detailed 3D model of a snowflake helps NASA understand severe weather

NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory has released a video depicting a 3D visualization of melting snowflakes in the atmosphere. The 3D model could lead to a better understanding of how snow melts and thus improved hazard prevention. via 3ders.org, http://www.3ders.org/articles/20180330-detailed-3d-model-of-a-snowflake-helps-nasa-understand-severe-weather.html

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3D printing on eggs: 50% infill, one shell?

Joris van Tubergen, the Dutch industrial design engineer who created the Z-Unlimited add-on for Ultimaker 3D printers, has created a device for 3D printing on eggs. It’s the perfect 3D printer accessory for Easter! via 3ders.org, http://www.3ders.org/articles/20180330-3d-printing-on-eggs-50-percent-infill-one-shell.html

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Hero Arm: Open Bionics to roll out worlds first medically approved 3D printed bionic arm

Open Bionics, a UK-based developer of low-cost 3D printed prosthetic hands, has received some exciting news from the National Health Service (NHS). The company’s Hero Arm has become the first ever medically approved 3D printed bionic arm and will be available for purchase across the UK starting April 25, 2018. via 3ders.org, http://www.3ders.org/articles/20180330-hero-arm-open-bionics-to-roll-out-worlds-first-medically-approved-3d-printed-bionic-arm.html

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Manchester students 3D print robotic prosthetic hand for under $500

A group of students from the University of Manchester is lending a helping hand by designing a low-cost 3D printed robotic hand. The 3D printed prosthetic can be made for as little as £307 ($430), and is capable of performing a range of functions. via 3ders.org, http://www.3ders.org/articles/20180329-manchester-students-3d-print-robotic-prosthetic-hand-for-under-500.html

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Raise 3D releases new Pro2 Series 3D printers, for Flexible Manufacturing

The release of a new 3D printer from pioneering company Raise 3D is definitely a reason to get excited, and their latest machine could point towards a new phase in the implementation of 3D printing technology into the manufacturing world. Known as the Pro2 Series, this new range of 3D printers is superficially similar to the company’s previous N2 Series. …Continue reading →

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Sciaky brings EBAM 3D printing to Brazil following major deal

Sciaky, Inc., the metal additive manufacturing (AM) specialist pioneering the use of Electron Beam Additive Manufacturing (EBAM) 3D printing, has entered into an agreement with Farcco Tecnologia to increase sales of its 3D printers in Brazil. via 3ders.org, http://www.3ders.org/articles/20180329-sciaky-brings-ebam-3d-printing-to-brazil-following-major-deal.html

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