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January 4th, 2019

BMW M850i Night Sky is a one-off customized with meteorites and 3D printed parts

BMW unveiled a unique project created by its Individual Manufaktur customization division in Garching, Germany called M850i "Night Sky." According to an official release via 3ders.org, http://www.3ders.org/articles/20190104-bmw-m850i-night-sky-is-a-one-off-customized-with-meteorites-and-3d-printed-parts.html

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Advanced BioCarbon 3D develops high-performance 3D printable bioplastic from wood

The most popular material in 3D printing is PLA (polylactic acid). It’s a bioplastic made from renewable sources like corn starch and sugarcane, and it has excellent 3D printing characteristics (low melting temperature, consistent flow, minimal shrinkage, high rigidity). via 3ders.org, http://www.3ders.org/articles/20190104-extracting-high-performance-3d-printable-bioplastic-from-wood.html

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Neutrogena MaskiD is using AI to 3D print personalized face masks

America's top skincare brand Neutrogena will unveil a new personalized skincare product, the Neutrogena MaskiD at the Consumer Electronics Showcase (CES) in Las Vegas next week. The Neutrogena MaskiD is a patent-pending, micro 3D-printed sheet mask via 3ders.org, http://www.3ders.org/articles/20190104-neutrogena-maskid-is-using-ai-to-3d-print-personalized-face-masks.html

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IBM files patent for acoustic hologram 3D printing

On December 20, 2018, IBM filed a patent for “3D printing on the surface of an acoustic hologram.” The method makes use of an array of sound-wave emitters to generate a 3D hologram that consists of acoustic radiation forces (ARF) exerted by acoustic standing waves. via 3ders.org, http://www.3ders.org/articles/20190104-ibm-files-patent-for-acoustic-hologram-3d-printing.html

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