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January 8th, 2019

Using sugar as a bed adhesive for 3D printing

Kapton, stick glue, painter’s tape, and Aqua Net hairspray. What do all these things have in common? They’re all used as bed adhesives on FDM (fused deposition modeling) 3D printers. Getting that first layer to adhere to the print bed is critically important via 3ders.org, http://www.3ders.org/articles/20190108-using-sugar-as-a-bed-adhesive-for-3d-printing.html

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Dr. Scholl’s partners with Wiivv to offer custom 3D printed insoles

112-year old Dr. Scholl's, the category leader in foot care, is partnering with start-up Wiivv to offer fully custom 3D printed insoles. via 3ders.org, http://www.3ders.org/articles/20190108-dr-scholls-partners-with-wiivv-to-offer-custom-3d-printed-insoles.html

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Hexbot | Versatile All-In-1 Desktop Robot Arm For Everyone

Drawing + Laser Engraving + 3D Printing + Pick & Placing + 0.05mm Repeatability + Modular Design + Changeable Modules – [currently $76,370 (153%) of $50,000 goal] via Technology (latest) :: Kicktraq, http://www.kicktraq.com/projects/hexbot/hexbot-versatile-all-in-1-desktop-robot-arm-for-ev/

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Archeologen vinden tempel waar mensen geofferd werden

Archeologen vinden tempel waar mensen geofferd werden Daan Couwenbergh 8 januari 2019 Archeologen in Mexico hebben sporen gevonden van een tempel waar mensenoffers plaatsvonden. Het gaat om een tempel waar de god vruchtbaarheidsgod Xipe Totec werd vereerd met bloederige rituelen. De god Xipe Totec was al bekend onder historici. De god werd op veel plekken in Midden- en Zuid-Amerika vereerd …Continue reading →

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University of Pittsburgh and General Carbide awarded $57K to research 3D printing with tungsten

The Department of Community and Economic Development has awarded a $57,000 grant to the University of Pittsburgh and General Carbide Corporation to investigate effective methods of 3D printing with tungsten carbide powders. Laser sintering technologies that work via 3ders.org, http://www.3ders.org/articles/20190108-university-of-pittsburgh-and-general-carbide-research-3d-printing-with-tungsten.html

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ActivArmor teams with JOI to offer custom-fit 3D printed casts and splints

ActivArmor, a Colorado based company specializing in custom-fit 3D printed casts and splints is partnering with Jacksonville Orthopaedic Institute, official Sport Medicine Provider for teams like the Armada, the Blue Wave, JU, the Jaguars, and the Sharks, to bring its novel medical casts and splints to the Jacksonville region. via 3ders.org, http://www.3ders.org/articles/20190108-activarmor-teams-with-joi-to-offer-custom-fit-3d-printed-casts-and-splints.html

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Driving into The World of AI: Zümi

Zümi is a friendly & approachable robot that makes the exciting world of artificial intelligence and self-driving cars accessible – [currently $0 (0%) of $50,000 goal] via Technology (latest) :: Kicktraq, http://www.kicktraq.com/projects/robolink/driving-into-the-world-of-ai-zumi/

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