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May 1st, 2018

Telefoon kapot? Gooi hem nog niet weg! (zie mancave.conrad.nl)

PATS! En toen was je telefoon kapot. Of in ieder geval goed beschadigd. Dat wordt een nieuwe kopen. Maar voordat je die oude telefoon weggooit, bedenk je dan eerst even alle dingen die je er nog mee zou kan doen. Want weggooien is namelijk gewoon hartstikke zonde! En wij zouden de MANCAVE niet zijn als we niet voor jou zouden …Continue reading →

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Medtronic announces new TiONIC titanium 3D printing platform for spinal implants

Dublin-based medical technology company Medtronic recently launched a new 3D printing platform for spinal implants. The company's TiONIC technology enables titanium implants with complex geometries to be developed, for TLIF spinal surgeries. via 3ders.org, http://www.3ders.org/articles/20180501-medtronic-announces-new-tionic-titanium-3d-printing-platform-for-spinal-implants.html

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3Doodlers new EDU Learning Pack Kits let kids design 3D objects in the classroom

The 3Doodler brand is releasing a new set of kits for 3D design and printing education. The 3Doodler Start Learning Pack Kit and the 3Doodler Create + Learning Pack Kit are each aimed at different age groups, and they both feature 3Doodler 3D printing pens and educational resources, as does the Teacher Experience Kit trial version. via 3ders.org, http://www.3ders.org/articles/20180501-3doodlers-new-edu-learning-pack-kits-let-kids-design-3d-objects-in-the-classroom.html

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U.S. Marine Corps uses 3D printing to repair snowshoes for mountain training mission

A recent training mission carried out by the U.S. Marine Corps made use of 3D printing technology to repair troops' snowshoes. The Marine Corps System Command's AM team quickly 3D printed replacement parts for use at the Mountain Warfare Training Center. via 3ders.org, http://www.3ders.org/articles/20180501-us-marine-corps-uses-3d-printing-to-repair-snowshoes-for-mountain-training-mission.html

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Israeli initiative uses 3D printing to help 12 injured veterans regain pleasures of life

An event being held in Tel Aviv this week will use 3D printing to develop solutions for problems faced by wounded war veterans. The Makers for Heroes program brings together expert volunteers from the tech, business, and medical communities to help out 12 injured soldiers. via 3ders.org, http://www.3ders.org/articles/20180501-israeli-initiative-uses-3d-printing-to-help-12-injured-veterans-regain-pleasures-of-life.html

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Engineer dad 3D prints prosthetics and $3 device to help disabled children skip, fish and play golf

An engineer in Australia has recently made use of 3D printing in order to develop a new adapter accessory that will allow children without hands to use skipping ropes. Mat Bowtell has been 3D printing prosthetic hands and fingers for years now, helping out dozens of children, and this $3 device is his latest breakthrough. via 3ders.org, http://www.3ders.org/articles/20180501-engineer-dad-3d-prints-prosthetics-and-3-device-to-help-disabled-children-skip-fish-and-play-golf.html

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Windows 10 April 2018 Update Is a Matter of Time

The latest Windows 10 feature update helps users remain focused and avoid time wasters while they’re trying to get work done. via www.SmallBusinessComputing.com, https://www.smallbusinesscomputing.com/biztools/windows-10-april-2018-update-is-a-matter-of-time.html

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