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January 30th, 2019

Iwakuni Marines 3D print engine ship kit for repairing fighter jets

Marines stationed in Iwakuni, Japan have 3D printed two components that reduce repair times on F/A-18 Hornets, potentially saving the Department of Defense a lot of money. When jet engines are removed for shipping, service via 3ders.org, http://www.3ders.org/articles/20190130-iwakuni-marines-3d-print-engine-ship-kit-for-repairing-fighter-jets.html

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Little Sophia by Hanson Robotics

Introducing Little Sophia, Sophia the Robot’s little sister, and a new kind of STEM, AI and coding learning companion for ages 7-13. – [currently $0 (0%) of $75,000 goal] via Technology (latest) :: Kicktraq, http://www.kicktraq.com/projects/1240047277/little-sophia-by-hanson-robotics/

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Ford made history with largest metal 3D printed automotive part for Ken Block’s Hoonitruck

American motor giant Ford is putting 3D printing technology to a variety of uses, resulting in vehicles—real and replica—of the highest quality. via 3ders.org, http://www.3ders.org/articles/20190130-ford-made-history-with-largest-metal-3d-printed-automotive-part-for-ken-blocks-hoonitruck.html

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Worlds first fully 3D printed concept car is a tribute to David Bowie

Japanese designer Takumi Yamamoto has teamed up with MARIE 3D to produce the world’s first fully 3D printed, full-scale concept car as a tribute to David Bowie. via 3ders.org, http://www.3ders.org/articles/20190130-worlds-first-fully-3d-printed-concept-car-is-a-tribute-to-david-bowie.html

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