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January 24th, 2019

Color-changing cup 3D printed with gold nanoparticles

Materials with dichroic properties go back at least as far back as the 4th century when the Lycurgus Cup was (likely accidentally) made, a glass vessel that appears opaque green when lit from the front and translucent red when lit from behind. via 3ders.org, http://www.3ders.org/articles/20190124-color-changing-cup-3d-printed-with-gold-nanoparticles.html

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Veel begraafplaatsen ontdekt in Egypte

Veel begraafplaatsen ontdekt in Egypte Daan Couwenbergh 24 januari 2019 Het Egyptisch Ministerie van Oudheden heeft de vondst van meerdere begraafplaatsen bekend gemaakt. De leeftijd van de vondsten loopt uiteen van graven uit de tijd voor de farao’s, tot Romeinse graven. Romeins graftombes in de Dakhla-oase In de Dakhla-oase, in de westelijke woestijn van Egypte, vonden archeologen twee Romeinse graftombes. …Continue reading →

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On anniversary, Vatican Swiss Guard upgrades to 3D printed plastic helmets

The Swiss Guard has provided security to the papacy since 1506 when they traveled to Rome to protect Pope Julius II. And for those five centuries, they’ve worn the same metal helmets. via 3ders.org, http://www.3ders.org/articles/20190124-vaticans-swiss-guard-upgrades-to-3d-printed-helmets.html

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Thomas Sanladerer makes a Printrbot Play 3D printer portable

3D printers are great for fixing and replacing things around the house: shelves, brackets, knobs, board game pieces, etc. But what about when you’re flying a 3D printed drone in the middle of a field and crash it into the only tree? Thomas Sanladerer makes a Printrbot Play 3D printer portable http://bit.ly/2WgKu52 #3dprinting via 3ders.org, http://www.3ders.org/articles/20190124-thomas-sanladerer-makes-a-printrbot-play-3d-printer-portable.html

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Desktop Metal raises $160M in Koch-led funding round for its 3D printing tech

Desktop Metal, a maker of 3D metal printing systems for commercial and industrial use, has raised $160 million in new funding led by Koch Disruptive Technologies (KDT), to advance the global commercialization via 3ders.org, http://www.3ders.org/articles/20190124-desktop-metal-raises-koch-led-funding-round-for-its-3d-printing-tech.html

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