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March 8th, 2018

3D printed Periscope Case makes smartphone photography way more versatile

Portland, Oregon startup Detox has launched a crowdfunding campaign for a 3D printed smartphone camera accessory that is ideal for “active photography” or hands-free portraits. The accessory, called the Periscope Case, consists of a 3D printed frame that fits over your smartphone and a mirror component. via 3ders.org, http://www.3ders.org/articles/20180308-3d-printed-periscope-case-makes-smartphone-photography-way-more-versatile.html

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How fake blood and 3D printed aortas help Ohio doctors treat patients

Physicians and biomedical engineers at Ohio State University have been 3D printing patient aortas in flexible materials using CT scan data. These 3D printed aorta models can be tested in heart simulators to determine the best course of treatment for a patient. via 3ders.org, http://www.3ders.org/articles/20180308-how-fake-blood-and-3d-printed-aortas-help-ohio-doctors-treat-patients.html

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3D printed smartphone case measures your blood pressure — but is it accurate enough?

A 3D printed smartphone case could be used to measure blood pressure. The device uses a button-like sensor that users can push with their finger, but some experts have warned that the device might not be accurate enough. via 3ders.org, http://www.3ders.org/articles/20180308-3d-printed-smartphone-case-measures-your-blood-pressure-but-is-it-accurate-enough.html

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Womens Day 2018: 50 influential & inspiring women in 3D printing

Today is International Women’s Day. A day for women all over the world and from all walks of life to not only celebrate the massive strides in women’s rights and freedoms over the past century, but to acknowledge and recognize the ongoing equality struggles that exist across the globe and in all sectors of society. via 3ders.org, http://www.3ders.org/articles/20180308-womens-day-2018-50-influential-and-inspiring-women-in-3d-printing.html

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Creator of ZYYX 3D printer developing sub-$12K metal additive manufacturing system

Sweden’s Magicfirm Europe AB, creator of the ZYYX 3D printer, says it is developing a metal 3D printer that will cost less than 10,000 euros ($12,400). The three-step binder 3D printing system should be ready for shipping in 2019. via 3ders.org, http://www.3ders.org/articles/20180308-creator-of-zyyx-3d-printer-developing-sub-12k-metal-additive-manufacturing-system.html

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Strykers Tritanium 3D printed lumbar cage gets FDA approval

Stryker, a medical technology company headquartered in Michigan, has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for its 3D printed Tritanium TL Curved Posterior Lumbar Cage. It will become available in Q2 2018. via 3ders.org, http://www.3ders.org/articles/20180308-strykers-tritanium-3d-printed-lumbar-cage-gets-fda-approval.html

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Bottoms up! James Boag updates beer bottle with 3D printing

When you crack open a cold one, it's not likely your first though will be about 3D printed design. But if James Boag’s Premium Lager happens to be your drink of choice, you’ll be sipping directly from some 3D printing-enabled innovation. via 3ders.org, http://www.3ders.org/articles/20180308-bottoms-up-james-boag-updates-beer-bottle-with-3d-printing.html

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