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January 7th, 2019

Additec releases uPrinter desktop metal 3D printer

It was predicted years ago and now it’s happened: a desktop metal 3D printer. Not a desktop 3D printer with a metal frame but a desktop 3D printer that prints in metal. via 3ders.org, http://www.3ders.org/articles/20190107-additec-releases-uprinter-desktop-metal-3d-printer.html

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3D printing dew collectors that pull water out of desert air

Chromoplastic dew collectors were envisioned by Frank Herbert in his 1965 science fiction novel Dune; they’re gadgets used by natives of the desert planet Arrakis to extract moisture from the atmosphere to sustain their agriculture. via 3ders.org, http://www.3ders.org/articles/20190107-3d-printing-dew-collectors-that-pull-water-out-of-desert-air.html

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MIT CSAIL program reverse engineers complex models into simpler parts for easier 3D printing

The internet is full of repositories for 3D models that can be freely downloaded and 3D printed, so when a maker needs a certain shape for a specific application, it’s often easier to download a premade model than it is to design one from scratch. via 3ders.org, http://www.3ders.org/articles/20190107-mit-csail-program-reverse-engineers-complex-models-into-simpler-parts-for-easier-3d-printing.html

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