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Transparent lenses from an FDM 3D printer

Tomer Gluck of FennecLabs recently posted a tutorial on 3D printing transparent objects such as lenses on desktop FDM 3D printers. via 3ders.org, http://www.3ders.org/articles/20181217-transparent-lenses-from-an-fdm-3d-printer.html

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3D printed head can unlock top Android smartphones, iPhone X impenetrable

Forbes reporter Thomas Brewster recently challenged a variety of smartphone face-recognition systems with a 3D printed head modeled after his own head. via 3ders.org, http://www.3ders.org/articles/20181217-3d-printed-head-can-unlock-top-android-smartphones-iphone-x-impenetrable.html

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MIT scientists can now shrink 3D printed objects down to nanoscale versions

Scale is not a limitation of 3D printing. There are factory-sized 3D printers and 3D printers that can produce nanoscale 3D geometries. And then there’s Shrinky Dinks. Everyone remembers those kits designed to shrink in the oven after being colored by hand. via 3ders.org, http://www.3ders.org/articles/20181217-mit-scientists-can-now-shrink-3d-printed-objects-down-to-nanoscale-versions.html

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3DKToys awarded ‘Pin and Void’ patent for connecting 3D printed parts

A 3D printable toy company called 3DKToys has been awarded a provisional patent for a Pin and Void method of connecting 3D printed objects that’s used in their line of 3D-printable toys. via 3ders.org, http://www.3ders.org/articles/20181214-3dktoys-awarded-pin-and-void-patent-for-connecting-3d-printed-parts.html

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MIT researchers 3D print inexpensive microfluidics device for personalized cancer treatment

Researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have 3D printed a novel microfluidic device that simulates cancer treatments on biopsied tumor tissue. via 3ders.org, http://www.3ders.org/articles/20181214-mit-researchers-3d-print-inexpensive-microfluidics-device-for-personalized-cancer-treatment.html

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LSU student 3D prints first full human for radiation therapy research

Meagan Moore, a Biological and Agricultural Engineering student from Louisiana State University (LSU) has 3D printed a full-size "human body" for radiation therapy research. via 3ders.org, http://www.3ders.org/articles/20181214-lsu-student-3d-prints-first-full-human-for-radiation-therapy-research.html

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3D printed smart pill could release drugs via Bluetooth

A study organized by researchers at MIT, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and Draper demonstrates the feasibility of 3D printing ingestible pills that can wirelessly relay information to a smartphone and deliver drugs on command. via 3ders.org, http://www.3ders.org/articles/20181214-3d-printed-smart-pill-could-release-drugs-via-bluetooth.html

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Large-format Phrozen Transform SLA 3D printer achieves Kickstarter goal in 3 minutes

The first deluge of distributed manufacturing came in the format of FDM (fused deposition modeling) 3D printing as the patent on that technology expired in 2009. The second wave that we’re currently riding consists of SLA (stereolithography) liquid resin 3D printers via 3ders.org, http://www.3ders.org/articles/20181213-large-format-phrozen-transform-sla-3d-printer-kickstarter-reaches-goal-in-three-minutes.html

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UCLA Scientists reconstruct 1,500-year-old Tiwanaku temple with 3D printing

An ancient Incan city in Bolivia has been recreated using 3D printed models of fragments from a building. via 3ders.org, http://www.3ders.org/articles/20181213-ucla-scientists-reconstruct-1500-year-old-tiwanaku-temple-with-3d-printing.html

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Markforged launches H13 tool steel for Metal X 3D printer

Boston-based 3D printer company Markforged announced the launch of H13 tool steel for the desktop-sized Metal X 3D printer. The expansion into H13 will enable customers to print parts in high-strength, high-temperature applications via 3ders.org, http://www.3ders.org/articles/20181213-markforged-launches-h13-tool-steel-for-metal-x-3d-printer.html

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