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April 4th, 2018

Dartmouths new 3D printable smart ink creates shape and color-shifting objects

A group of researchers at Dartmouth has succeeded in developing a way to control 3D printed objects at the molecular level. Their smart ink offers the potential to create 3D objects that will change size, shape and colour after being printed, with exciting potential applications for 'smart' objects. via 3ders.org, http://www.3ders.org/articles/20180404-dartmouth-researchers-develop-new-smart-ink-for-3d-printing-dynamically-transforming-objects.html

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Concordias innovative 4D printing enables creation of composite structures without a mold

A researcher based at Canada's Concordia University has developed a new way to create composite structures, which could be useful for the aerospace industry. By exploiting the deformations of the material through its interactions with the environment, his '4D' printing technique eliminates the need for a complex mold. via 3ders.org, http://www.3ders.org/articles/20180404-canadian-researcher-develops-innovative-technique-for-3d-printing-composite-structures-without-a-mold.html

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News Roundup: Airwolf 3D’s new HydroFill formula, SprintRay 3D printers integrate with 3Shape software, OXPEKK 3D printing material

Here’s another round-up of some recent news events that you might have missed, to keep you up to date with everything that’s going on in the 3D printing world. Stories include a new thermoplastic from Oxford Performance Materials and a full integration of 3Shape's design software with SprintRay's dental 3D printers. via 3ders.org, http://www.3ders.org/articles/20180404-3d-printing-news-roundup-airwolf-3d-announces-new-hydrofill-formula-sprintray-3d-printers-integrate-with-3shape-software-more-.html

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Singapore’s NAMIC partners with Asian research institutes for medical 3D printing

A major new collaboration has been announced that should see the development of 3D printing technology in the bio-technology sector in Asia. The Singaporean 3D printing initiative NAMIC will partner with a Chinese hospital and a Taiwanese applied research institute. via 3ders.org, http://www.3ders.org/articles/20180404-partnership-announced-between-singapores-namic-3d-printing-initiative-and-asian-research-institutes.html

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Head designer Oliver Heilmer at Mini discusses future of 3D printing in automotive industry

A recent talk given by the head of design at Mini demonstrated the extent of 3D printing's influence on the automotive industry. The technology is allowing much more design freedom and improved functionality, as well as enabling car owners a range of customization possibilities. via 3ders.org, http://www.3ders.org/articles/20180404-head-designer-at-mini-discusses-future-of-3d-printing-in-automotive-industry.html

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US Navy boosts investment in metal 3D printing for battleships

The United States Navy is now looking at employing 3D printing to manufacture metal parts for critical Naval applications, further bolstering fleet readiness. According to Concurrent Technologies Corporation (CTC), the Office of Naval Research has awarded the company a $2.6 million two-year contract to supply technology solutions that will ensure the manufacturability of quality metallic parts from additive manufacturing (AM) …Continue reading →

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Roboze unveils new Italian headquarters, plans to establish medical 3D printing division

Italian 3D printer manufacturer Roboze has announced the unveiling of new headquarters, expanding the company's operations. It will also be hiring new employees, expanding its base in the U.S, and establishing a new medical division. via 3ders.org, http://www.3ders.org/articles/20180404-roboze-unveils-new-italian-headquarters-plans-to-establish-medical-3d-printing-division.html

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INTAMSYS launches new global 3D printing service, with comprehensive technical data sheets

Leading Chinese 3D printing company INTAMSYS has announced that it will be launching a global 3D printing service, for on-demand additive manufacturing. The company, which is a market leader in PEEK and high-performance functional materials, will be offering worldwide shipping to clients and customers for this service. It is also releasing technical data sheets that will give potential users a …Continue reading →

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Bucky | An EdTech robot to narrow technology-access gaps

An accessible, fun, easy and inspiring way to self-learn coding, robotics and IoT; preparing kids for the challenges of the future. – [currently MX$329 (0%) of MX$100,000 goal] via Technology (latest) :: Kicktraq, http://www.kicktraq.com/projects/1947113322/bucky-an-edtech-robot-to-narrow-technology-access/

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Samsung Galaxy S9+ Review

How does Samsung’s latest Android smartphone stack up? Here’s a review of the Galaxy S9+ for small business users. via www.SmallBusinessComputing.com, https://www.smallbusinesscomputing.com/biztools/samsung-galaxy-s9-review.html

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