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March 1st, 2018

UKs AMT to supply post-processing tech for Farsoon 3D printers

The latest news comes from Chinese 3D printer developer Farsoon, which has announced a new partnership with UK company Additive Manufacturing Technologies (AMT). Through the collaboration, AMT will provide Farsoon with post-processing solutions for its plastic and metal-based additive manufacturing systems. via 3ders.org, http://www.3ders.org/articles/20180301-uks-amt-to-supply-post-processing-tech-for-farsoon-3d-printers.html

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3D scanning used for visual effects in Blade Runner 2049

Blade Runner 2049, the sequel to Ridley Scott’s heralded Blade Runner (1982), is nominated for Best Visual Effects at the upcoming Academy Awards. And rightfully so: from the film’s stunning colors to the dystopian architectural landscape, the film is a cinematic marvel. via 3ders.org, http://www.3ders.org/articles/20180301-3d-scanning-used-for-visual-effects-in-blade-runner-2049.html

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A Chinese company has built a flying 3D printer…and it works

Chinese 3D printer company DediBot has showcased a flying—yes, flying!—3D printer at TCT Asia 2018. The company’s “Fly Elephant” 3D printer, currently in its concept stage, could theoretically print structures of unlimited size. via 3ders.org, http://www.3ders.org/articles/20180301-a-chinese-company-has-built-a-flying-3d-printerand-it-works.html

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BASF: new PA 3D printing material with Farsoon, BigRep partnership, more

German chemical company BASF is kicking its 3D printing division into high gear with a number of new announcements, including partnerships, restructuring, and more. via 3ders.org, http://www.3ders.org/articles/20180301-basf-new-pa-3d-printing-material-with-farsoon-bigrep-partnership-more.html

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3D printed retroreflectors help researchers wirelessly charge a smartphone using lasers

Engineers at the University of Washington have used 3D printing to create a wireless smartphone charging system. The system uses a narrow, invisible laser beam, and can potentially charge a smartphone as quickly as a standard USB cable. via 3ders.org, http://www.3ders.org/articles/20180301-3d-printed-retroreflectors-help-researchers-wirelessly-charge-a-smartphone-using-lasers.html

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Amazing 3D printed hyperspectral imagers can be mounted on drones

A team of researchers in Norway has developed a low-cost, 3D printed hyperspectral imager device which could be installed on drones to give them advanced imaging capabilities. A study in the journal Optics Express details how to make the hyperspectral imager for about $700—which is significantly cheaper than existing tools of a similar caliber. via 3ders.org, http://www.3ders.org/articles/20180301-amazing-3d-printed-hyperspectral-imagers-can-be-mounted-on-drones.html

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Stratasys launching new metal 3D printer, posts 2017 financial results, sees stock fall 16.48%

A double dose of big news from Stratasys, which has announced a new metal 3D printing technology alongside its full year 2017 financial results. Its revenue for 2017 was $668.4 million, compared to $672.5 million in 2016, which resulted in falling shares yesterday. via 3ders.org, http://www.3ders.org/articles/20180301-stratasys-launching-new-metal-3d-printer-posts-2017-financial-results-sees-stock-fall-1648.html

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Facebook Expands Job Posting and Finder Toolkit

Facebook is investing big in the platform’s jobs feature as it expands into more markets. via www.SmallBusinessComputing.com, https://www.smallbusinesscomputing.com/biztools/facebook-expands-job-posting-and-finder-toolkit.html

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New Zealand students 3D print titanium engine for recyclable, eco-friendly car

A team of students from New Zealand’s University of Canterbury has designed and 3D printed a titanium engine for an eco-friendly car. The AM engineering feat is reportedly a world first. via 3ders.org, http://www.3ders.org/articles/20180228-new-zealand-students-3d-print-titanium-engine-for-recyclable-eco-friendly-car.html

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