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March 12th, 2018

re:3D Gigabot X 3D printer on Kickstarter at $9,500

3D printing company re:3D, based in Austin, Texas, has launched a Kickstarter for the Gigabot X, a large-scale pellet extrusion 3D printer. Backers of the $50,000 campaign can secure a Gigabot X 3D printer for $9,500 or purchase kits and print heads for a smaller sum. via 3ders.org, http://www.3ders.org/articles/20180312-re3d-gigabot-x-3d-printer-on-kickstarter-at-9500.html

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This awesome laser-cut 3D printing filament rack can be yours

Germany-based maker John Dowell has used a laser cutter to build an incredible 3D printing filament rack. Dowell made the rack using Autodesk Fusion 360, and has published the files on Thingiverse. via 3ders.org, http://www.3ders.org/articles/20180312-this-awesome-laser-cut-3d-printing-filament-rack-can-be-yours.html

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A 3D printed house for $4,000? Silicon Valleys New Story can build it

New Story, a Silicon Valley-based nonprofit, says it has developed the “Vulcan,” a construction 3D printer that can fabricate a four-room house in less than a day for just $4,000. The massive 3D printer is being demonstrated at SXSW. via 3ders.org, http://www.3ders.org/articles/20180312-a-3d-printed-house-for-4000-silicon-valleys-new-story-can-build-it.html

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Gramazon: a DIY 3D printed gramophone horn for the Amazon Echo Dot

Florida-based maker Baard Fleistad [IamStarGoat] has come up with one of the coolest 3D printing projects we’ve seen in awhile: a 3D printed gramophone-style radio horn for the Amazon Echo Dot. Fittingly, the 3D printed audio device has been named “Gramazon.” via 3ders.org, http://www.3ders.org/articles/20180312-gramazon-a-diy-3d-printed-gramophone-horn-for-the-amazon-echo-dot.html

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These 3D printed Bose AR sunglasses look much cooler than Google Glass

High-end audio equipment company Bose is developing augmented reality (AR) sunglasses. The company has demonstrated a 3D printed prototype that can provide audio information about local points of interest, and expects to launch the Bose AR product this summer. via 3ders.org, http://www.3ders.org/articles/20180312-these-3d-printed-bose-ar-sunglasses-look-much-cooler-than-google-glass.html

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CT & MRI scans combined for hybrid 3D printed lung cancer models

Yet another example of how 3D printing is impacting the medical field has come out of Spain, where experts from the Hospital Cruz Roja in Córdoba have 3D printed lung cancer models for the purpose of surgical planning. via 3ders.org, http://www.3ders.org/articles/20180312-ct-and-mri-scans-combined-for-hybrid-3d-printed-lung-cancer-models.html

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Ahoy! Printable Scenerys latest 3D printable RPG and wargaming models take you to sea

New Zealand’s Printable Scenery has released yet another amazing set of 3D printable terrain for taking RPGs and other table-top games to the next level. Its latest series, enticingly called “The Lost Islands,” is being featured in a Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign. via 3ders.org, http://www.3ders.org/articles/20180312-ahoy-printable-scenerys-latest-3d-printable-rpg-and-wargaming-models-take-you-to-sea.html

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Cheshire 3D Print Hub: 40,000 sq ft 3D printing facility set to boost UK AM

Manchester Metropolitan University and property company Tatton Estate have agreed to build Cheshire 3D Print Hub, a multi-million-pound, 40,000-square-foot 3D printing facility in Cheshire, UK. via 3ders.org, http://www.3ders.org/articles/20180312-cheshire-3d-print-hub-40000-sq-ft-3d-printing-facility-set-to-boost-uk-am.html

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