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January 18th, 2019

Researchers mimic lattice structures to create stronger 3D printed meta-crystal materials

In a collaborative study, researchers from Imperial College London and the University of Sheffield analyzed the lattice structures of 3D printed objects and compared them to the structure of a metallic single crystal. They found that the lattices follow metallurgical principles and replicate the monocrystalline structures of metals almost exactly via 3ders.org, http://www.3ders.org/articles/20190118-new-family-of-materials-called-meta-crystals-based-on-lattice-structures-in-3d-prints.html

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Relativity Space gets Air Force approval to launch 3D printed rockets from Cape Canaveral

Los Angeles-based Relativity Space, a three-year-old start-up that aspires to build rockets using 3D printers, announced a contract Thursday with the U.S. Air Force to build and operate a launch facility at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. via 3ders.org, http://www.3ders.org/articles/20190118-relativity-space-gets-air-force-approval-to-launch-3d-printed-rockets-from-cape-canaveral.html

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Zero Waste Lab in Greece directly recycling waste plastic into 3D printed furniture

A Zero Waste Lab was just opened in Thessaloniki, Greece that directly recycles plastic into outdoor furniture. For the public, closing the plastic waste loop with direct recycling is one of the more compelling selling points of 3D printing as we all feel the guilt of our plastic waste. via 3ders.org, http://www.3ders.org/articles/20190118-zero-waste-lab-in-greece-directly-recycling-waste-plastic-into-3d-printed-furniture.html

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