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March 4th, 2018

Moti Digital 3D prints 12-foot-tall skeleton for Mexican Festival of Light

Moti Digital, a 3D printing service in Mexico, used additive manufacturing technologies to create a giant skeleton installation for the Mexican Festival of Light in the city of Guadalajara. via 3ders.org, http://www.3ders.org/articles/20180304-moti-digital-3d-prints-12-foot-tall-skeleton-for-mexican-festival-of-light.html

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No business? 3D print your own magnetic signage

Maker Junhoo Lee has put together a handy Instructables guide for 3D printing your own signage for shop windows and other places. Lee says the project is super easy but super effective. via 3ders.org, http://www.3ders.org/articles/20180304-no-business-3d-print-your-own-magnetic-signage.html

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Een bar in je mancave! (zie mancave.conrad.nl)

Wat is er beter dan na een dag hard sleutelen te genieten van een pilsje in je mancave? Genieten van een vers getapt pilsje natuurlijk! Een bar neerzetten in je mancave klinkt als de droom van elke mancaver maar het klinkt ook nogal duur. Dit hoeft echter niet zo te zijn, wij laten zien hoe we dit voor een hele …Continue reading →

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Top 3D printing stories of the week: 3D printed camper, Optomec, Naomi Wu, more

February’s final week saw some exciting new 3D printing releases, including ExOne & SGL’s CARBOPRINT 3D printing service and a new Optomec electronics 3D printer. 3Ders got the chance to interview popular maker Naomi Wu, world records were broken, and one maker got us all feeling sentimental with one of his projects. via 3ders.org, http://www.3ders.org/articles/20180304-top-3d-printing-stories-of-the-week-3d-printed-camper-optomec-naomi-wu-more.html

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Manchester scientists 3D bioprinting brain structures for neurodegenerative disease treatments

Scientists from the University of Manchester are exploring the use of 3D bioprinting to aid in the treatment of neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s. 3D bioprinting technology could be used to produce models and structures that closely mimic the neurovascular unit (NVU). via 3ders.org, http://www.3ders.org/articles/20180304-manchester-scientists-3d-bioprinting-brain-structures-for-neurodegenerative-disease-treatments.html

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Boom! Australia commits $2M to 3D printed explosives research

Defence Science and Technology (DST) Group, a public-funded Australian R&D organization specializing in energetics materials, is researching the viability of 3D printed explosives, propellants, and pyrotechnics. The research could lead to the production of “advanced weapons systems.” via 3ders.org, http://www.3ders.org/articles/20180303-boom-australia-commits-2m-to-3d-printed-explosives-research.html

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