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March 5th, 2018

Swiss company Bossard signs 3D printing deals with TRUMPF, German RepRap, Henkel

Bossard Group, a Swiss fastener technology and logistics company, has signed partnership agreements with three 3D printing companies including metal AM specialist TRUMPF, German RepRap, and stereolithography company Henkel. Through the partnerships, Bossard Group says it will supply industrial 3D printing equipment and additive manufacturing materials and provide consultancy for the design of 3D printable complex parts. via 3ders.org, http://www.3ders.org/articles/20180305-swiss-company-bossard-signs-3d-printing-deals-with-trumpf-german-reprap-henkel.html

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Aint afraid of no layer separation? Make your own 3D printed Ghostbusters sign

Snorri Grisomson, a Viking reenactor and maker from Brussels, Belgium, has designed a brilliant 3D printable Ghostbusters sign. The sign is divided into three parts, which allows the ghost to be 3D printed in white filament and the sign in red. via 3ders.org, http://www.3ders.org/articles/20180305-aint-afraid-of-no-layer-separation-make-your-own-3d-printed-ghostbusters-sign.html

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3D printing materials company Dutch Filaments acquired by Mitsubishi Chemical

Dutch Filaments BV, a 3D printing filament producer from the Netherlands, was recently acquired by the Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation via its wholly owned Mitsubishi Chemical Performance Polymers Europe (MCPP) business. via 3ders.org, http://www.3ders.org/articles/20180305-3d-printing-materials-company-dutch-filaments-acquired-by-mitsubishi-chemical.html

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Artist creates amazingly realistic tree sculpture using 3D printing pen & wood filament

Artist Martin Binder has created a four-meter-long birch tree sculpture using a 3D printing pen and a wood-plastic composite filament. The piece, called “Portrait of a Birch,” is currently on display in Berlin at the Super Bien! Greenhouse for Contemporary Art, where it is suspended inside of a glass casing. via 3ders.org, http://www.3ders.org/articles/20180305-artist-creates-amazingly-realistic-tree-sculpture-using-3d-printing-pen-and-wood-filament.html

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3D printing used to make spare parts in AMADEE-18 Mars simulation mission

A student from Texas A&M has demonstrated how 3D printing can be used to help future settlers on Mars. The demonstration was part of the recent AMADEE-18 simulation mission organized by the Austrian Space Forum and the Oman National Steering Committee. via 3ders.org, http://www.3ders.org/articles/20180305-3d-printing-used-to-make-spare-parts-in-amadee-18-mars-simulation-mission.html

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Russians take AR selfies with 40-ft Vladimir Putin

A 40-foot “hologram” of Vladimir Putin has been installed near the Olympic Training Center in Tyumen, Russia. Those looking to catch a glimpse of the augmented reality President (dressed in judo gear) must first install an app on their phone. via 3ders.org, http://www.3ders.org/articles/20180305-russians-take-ar-selfies-with-40-ft-vladimir-putin.html

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The future of healthcare: 3D printing and VR video games for doctors

GE Healthcare has identified 3D printing and immersive VR “video games” as some of the technological advancements that are changing modern healthcare. Doctors can now use VR headsets like the Oculus Rift to get “inside” a patient’s body parts. via 3ders.org, http://www.3ders.org/articles/20180305-the-future-of-healthcare-3d-printing-and-vr-video-games-for-doctors.html

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Students develop chocolate 3D printer that prints on water!

Students from Sweden’s Lund University have been given the challenge of developing chocolate 3D printers. And while we’ve seen chocolate 3D printing before, the students are trying out an original method that uses a bed of water to cool the chocolate layers as they are printed. via 3ders.org, http://www.3ders.org/articles/20180305-students-develop-chocolate-3d-printer-that-prints-on-water.html

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