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April 3rd, 2018

MIT engineers use 3D printing to develop Kirigami-influenced adhesive bandages

A team of engineers at MIT have made use of 3D printed molds to create special film bandages out of a rubber-like material. These films incorporate slits, similar to those used in the art of Kirigami, and this gives them special adhesive properties that are useful for medical applications. via 3ders.org, http://www.3ders.org/articles/20180403-mit-engineers-use-3d-printing-to-develop-kirigami-influenced-adhesive-bandages.htmlhttp://www.3ders.org/articles/20180403-mit-engineers-use-3d-printing-to-develop-kirigami-influenced-adhesive-bandages.html

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Stratasys announces formation of Vulcan Labs, Evolve Additive Solutions to focus on new STEP technology

Stratasys today announced a new spin-off designed to advance innovation of Powder-Bed Fusion (PBF) additive manufacturing '- Vulcan Labs, Inc. It also today officially unveiled the spin-off of its Selective Toner Electrophotographic Process (STEP) technology and forming of Evolve Additive Solutions. via 3ders.org, http://www.3ders.org/articles/20180403-stratasys-announces-formation-of-vulcan-labs-evolve-additive-solutions-to-focus-on-new-step-technology.html

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MX3D to install world’s first 3D printed steel bridge over Amsterdam canal

Dutch 3D printing company MX3D has recently finished production on the world's first fully 3D printed steel bridge. It has a unique design and advanced smart sensors, and should be installed over an Amsterdam canal sometime in the near future. via 3ders.org, http://www.3ders.org/articles/20180403-mx3d-to-install-worlds-first-3d-printed-steel-bridge-over-amsterdam-canal.html

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Ames Laboratory uses 3D printing to design new energy-efficient refrigeration system

Apr.3, 2018 – A team of researchers at the U.S Department of Energy's Ames Laboratory have created a new energy-efficient cooling system. Designed and built using 3D printing technology, it makes use of magnetocaloric materials to achieve refrigeration-level cooling via 3ders.org, http://www.3ders.org/articles/20180403-ames-laboratory-uses-3d-printing-to-design-new-energy-efficient-refrigeration-system.html

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CSAIL engineers capture underwater footage with SoFi, a 3D printed soft robotic fish

A team of engineers at CSAIL has captured underwater footage using a soft robotic fish, known as SoFi. The head of the fish was 3D printed, and the whole design is simple and lightweight, allowing for improved movement and less disruption of the environment when compared to traditional underwater vehicles. via 3ders.org, http://www.3ders.org/articles/20180403-csail-engineers-capture-underwater-footage-with-sofi-a-3d-printed-soft-robotic-fish.html

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