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March 15th, 2018

This 3D printed lithophane lamp makes your photographs 3D

Instructables user [geekrex] has created a tutorial for 3D printing your photographs and turning them into a lithophane lamp. The cool technique requires a 3D printer, some LED lights, and a few other bits and pieces. via 3ders.org, http://www.3ders.org/articles/20180315-this-3d-printed-lithophane-lamp-makes-your-photographs-3d.html

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Loops 3D printed earplugs prevent tinnitus with style

Loop, a Belgian startup specializing in ear protection technology, has developed a pair of 3D printed earplugs that can help fight tinnitus and ringing ears. Loop says its 3D printed devices can prevent hearing loss without looking “dorky.” via 3ders.org, http://www.3ders.org/articles/20180315-loops-3d-printed-earplugs-prevent-tinnitus-with-style.html

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AON3D releases AON-M2 professional 3D printer with 120°C chamber

Canadian 3D printer company AON3D has released the AON-M2 3D printer, a large-format, high-temperature 3D printer for engineering applications. The machine is aimed squarely at professional users. via 3ders.org, http://www.3ders.org/articles/20180315-aon3d-releases-aon-m2-professional-3d-printer-with-120c-chamber.html

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This huge 3D printed Star Wars Millennium Falcon took 10 days to print

Thingiverse user [stonecoldfx] has 3D printed a giant Star Wars Millennium Falcon in a single piece. The 500 x 170 x 700 mm model of the iconic spaceship weighs 3 kg and took 10 whole days to print. via 3ders.org, http://www.3ders.org/articles/20180315-this-huge-3d-printed-star-wars-millennium-falcon-took-10-days-to-print.html

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Diamonds now a 3D printers best friend as Carbodeon & Tiamet 3D announce new filaments

Finnish nanodiamond manufacturer Carbodeon and Dutch 3D printing specialist Tiamet 3D have announced an exciting 3D printing innovation: the first nanodiamond-enhanced FDM 3D printer filaments for additive manufacturing. via 3ders.org, http://www.3ders.org/articles/20180315-diamonds-now-a-3d-printers-best-friend-as-carbodeon-and-tiamet-3d-announce-new-filaments.html

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New 3DGence DOUBLE dual-extrusion 3D printer hits desktop AM market

Polish 3D printer manufacturer 3DGence has introduced its latest 3D printer model, the 3DGence DOUBLE. Equipped with a dual-extrusion system, the new 3D printer is expected to hit the market imminently, with first orders being shipped out as of today. via 3ders.org, http://www.3ders.org/articles/20180315-new-3dgence-double-dual-extrusion-3d-printer-hits-desktop-am-market.html

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Wipro3D launches metal 3D printing solutions center in Bengaluru, India

Wipro3D, the additive manufacturing division of India’s Wipro Infrastructure Engineering, has opened a new metal 3D printing facility in Bengaluru. The 1,200-square-foot solution center is reportedly India’s most cutting-edge metal AM facility. via 3ders.org, http://www.3ders.org/articles/20180315-wipro3d-launches-metal-3d-printing-solutions-center-in-bengaluru-india.html

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Worlds largest 3D scan of a lava tube could give insight into colonizing Mars

A team in Spain has used state-of-the-art 3D mapping technologies to create an expansive and highly detailed 3D scan of a lava tube. According to the European Space Agency (ESA), it is the largest 3D scan of a lava tube in existence. via 3ders.org, http://www.3ders.org/articles/20180315-worlds-largest-3d-scan-of-a-lava-tube-could-give-insight-into-colonizing-mars.html

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