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April 19th, 2018

Windsor biologists 3D print robo-toads to help study real toads unusual mating ritual

A team of researchers at Canada's University of Windsor have 3D printed robotic toads to study unusual mating behaviour. The realistic replica toads are being placed amongst real ones to stimulate behaviour, in an effort to solve the mystery of brown toads in Costa Rica turning yellow for one day a year. via 3ders.org, http://www.3ders.org/articles/20180419-windsor-biologists-3d-print-robo-toads-to-help-study-real-toads-unusual-mating-ritual.html

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Shapeways raises $30 million to expand 3D printing marketplace

Shapeways, a New York-based 3D printing company, today announced $30M Series E led by Lux Capital. Other participants in this round include Union Square Ventures, INKEF Capital and Andreessen Horowitz all recommitting as earlier investors. via 3ders.org, http://www.3ders.org/articles/20180419-shapeways-raises-30-million–dollars-to-expand-3d-printing-marketplace.html

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3D Housing 05: EUs first 3D-printed house debuts at Milan Design Week 2018

Engineering company Arup and CLS Architects' much-anticipated “3D printed one-bedroom house” has been revealed at the Salone del Mobile design in Milan. The event, hosted from April 17 to 22, features the 3D printed home in Milan’s central Piazza Cesare Beccaria, where guests can admire its 3D printed structure. via 3ders.org, http://www.3ders.org/articles/20180419-3d-housing-05-eus-first-3d-printed-house-debuts-at-milan-design-week-2018.html

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CEADs huge CFAM 3D printer for shipbuilding completes first successful tests

Dutch company CEAD has successfully carried out some important tests on its large-format CFAM 3D printer. The huge machine, which is intended for maritime and construction applications, will now be completed at a new facility near TU Delft. via 3ders.org, http://www.3ders.org/articles/20180419-ceads-huge-cfam-3d-printer-for-shipbuilding-completes-first-successful-tests.html

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Peak Sport releases first 3D printed volleyball shoes

China's Peak Sport has released the first range of 3D printed shoes for volleyball. The shoes were developed by gathering data from a number of professional players and creating an advanced design for improved cushioning, which was then printed using SLS technology. via 3ders.org, http://www.3ders.org/articles/20180419-peak-sport-releases-first-3d-printed-volleyball-shoes.html

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BMW demos futuristic S1000RR motorcycle with 3D printed chassis and swingarm

BMW Group has recently demonstrated a new motorcycle design that takes advantage of the potential of 3D printing technology. The futuristic-looking S1000RR is a prototype that was on display at the BMW Group Digital Day in Spain, and it has a 3D printed chassis and swingarm. via 3ders.org, http://www.3ders.org/articles/20180419-bmw-demos-futuristic-s1000rr-motorcycle-with-3d-printed-chassis-and-swingarm.html

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Griffith uses 3D bio-printing to design personalized replacement bone for SLIL wrist injuries

A new bio-printing project at Australia's Griffith University is intended to improve treatment of SLIL wrist injuries. It will make use of 3D printed scaffolds to re-grow ligament and bone tissue in the wrist, potentially saving the mobility of patients and preventing osteoarthritis. via 3ders.org, http://www.3ders.org/articles/20180419-griffith-uses-3d-bio-printing-to-design-personalized-replacement-bone-for-slil-wrist-injuries.html

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