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December, 2018

Saudi Arabia 3D prints a house in two days

The first 3D printed house in Saudi Arabia took only two days to complete. 3D printed houses have been popping up all around the world throughout 2018 and the Saudi Kingdom did not want to be left without its own via 3ders.org, http://www.3ders.org/articles/20181231-saudi-arabia-3d-prints-a-house-in-two-days.html

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3D printing food: lab creates 3D food printer that cooks its prints with a laser

A researcher out of Columbia University created a 3D food printer that cooks its food with a laser. 3D printed food is spreading quickly, but most printed food objects have to go in an oven after they come out of the 3D printer to be cooked. via 3ders.org, http://www.3ders.org/articles/20181231-columbia-university-3d-food-printer-that-cooks-its-prints-with-a-laser.html

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6-axis metal 3D printer developed by Portuguese and Norwegian collaboration

A new form of 6-axis 3D printing capable of producing large metal parts has come out of a collaboration between the Faculty of Science and Technology of the University of Coimbra (FCTUC) and the Norwegian University of Science and Technology’s R&D partner SINTEF. via 3ders.org, http://www.3ders.org/articles/20181228-6-axis-metal-3d-printer-developed-by-portuguese-and-norwegian-collaboration.html

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KAIST & Harvard researchers 3D print shape-conformable batteries for wearables

A research group led by Professor Il-Doo Kim from the Department of Materials Science at the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) has successfully 3D printed custom-shaped batteries. As electronics continue to shrink via 3ders.org, http://www.3ders.org/articles/20181228-kaist-harvard-3d-printing-custom-shaped-batteries-for-wearables.html

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The 3D printed Christmas ornament that 3D prints Christmas ornaments

Every maker’s 3D printer is working overtime around the holidays as family and friends request trinkets, figurines, and custom name tags. But arguably, the most popular Christmas-time objects to 3D print are ornaments. via 3ders.org, http://www.3ders.org/articles/20181227-the-3d-printed-christmas-ornament-that-3d-prints-christmas-ornaments.html

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Bulgarian patient receives first 3D printed rib implant

We cover heaps of research and development concerning the 3D printing of bone, and while the technologies of the field are advancing at a rapid pace, most of the techniques and materials are years away from being applied. That’s why it’s especially via 3ders.org, http://www.3ders.org/articles/20181227-first-3d-printed-rib-implanted-into-man-in-bulgaria.html

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Watch Bugatti test worlds first 3D printed titanium brake caliper

In only a few years, nearly all vehicles will include 3D printed components. This is evidenced by the growing number of automotive manufacturing companies already using additive methods as well as those in the research and development phase of incorporating 3D printing into their supply chains and assembly lines. via 3ders.org, http://www.3ders.org/articles/20181226-glowing-results-from-bugatti-stress-testing-its-3d-printed-titanium-brake-caliper.html

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What software do I need for 3D printing? -by all3dp.com

Basically, there is one software tool you do need: that is a slicing software. Optionally, you may want to use a software to create 3D models for printing. But let’s start with 3D modeling software as that comes first in the process. 3D modeling software When you wish to design the 3D printable model on your own, get a 3D …Continue reading →

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Micropores in 3D printed tissue allow the flow of oxygen and nutrients

A recent advancement out of Penn State allows for 3D printed porous tissue. One of the biggest hurdles of fabricating living tissue is replicating blood vessels and porous textures. via 3ders.org, http://www.3ders.org/articles/20181224-micropores-in-3d-printed-tissue-allow-the-flow-of-oxygen-and-nutrients.html

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Powering lights with 3D printed bricks

Solar and wind-power generation are becoming more cost effective than conventional sources like coal, oil, and gas, but the future will include renewable energy coming from even less likely sources: the walls. via 3ders.org, http://www.3ders.org/articles/20181221-powering-lights-with-3d-printed-bricks.html

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