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3Doodler App turns your smartphone screen into a 3D printing pen canvas

3Doodler, the company behind the revolutionary 3D printing pen, is preparing to launch its first mobile app for Android and iOS in the first quarter of 2019. via 3ders.org, http://www.3ders.org/articles/20190214-3doodler-app-turns-your-smartphone-screen-into-a-3d-printing-pen-canvas.html

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3D bioprinted in vitro models could lead to improved anticancer drugs

Researchers at the University of Minnesota are using 3D bioprinting to create more accurate models for studying cancer cells and treatments. via 3ders.org, http://www.3ders.org/articles/20190213-3d-bioprinted-in-vitro-models-could-lead-to-improved-anticancer-drugs.html

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Newcastle University researchers 3D bioprint artificial cornea with self-assembling 4D biomaterials

Corneal transplantation is one of the primary treatments for loss of corneal function, but only one in 70 people who need corneal transplants receive them, leaving some 12.5 million people suffering from vision loss because there simply aren’t enough corneal donors to go around. via 3ders.org, http://www.3ders.org/articles/20190213-newcastle-university-researchers-create-artificial-cornea-with-self-assembling-4d-biomaterials.html

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3D printed sutrode stimulates nerves to improve biological functions

The field of electroceuticals makes use of electrical signals to stimulate nerve cells of specific tissues and organs to develop, improve, and regenerate performance. Electroceutical devices and therapies are expected to treat a wide range of conditions but without the negative side effects that are associated with many pharmaceuticals. via 3ders.org, http://www.3ders.org/articles/20190212-3d-printed-sutrode-stimulates-nerves-to-improve-biological-functions.html

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NASA installs Tethers Unlimited Refabricator on the ISS that recycles plastic for 3D prints

NASA is a strong proponent of 3D printing as they diligently use and investigate additive manufacturing technologies, whether that’s running a competition for 3D printing habitats on Mars, sharing 3D printable models of nearby asteroids via 3ders.org, http://www.3ders.org/articles/20190212-nasa-installs-tethers-unlimited-refabricator-on-the-iss-that-recycles-plastic-for-3d-prints.html

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Lamborghini uses Carbon 3D printing for production of auto parts at scale

Lamborghini, an Italian brand and manufacturer of exclusive super sports cars based in Sant’Agasta Bolognese, Italy, is the latest automotive company to adopt 3D printing technology for its production process. via 3ders.org, http://www.3ders.org/articles/20190212-lamborghini-uses-carbon-3d-printing-for-production-of-auto-parts-at-scale.html

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Scientists use collagen and bovine bones to advance 3D bioprinting

Dr. qing li and a team of scientists recently completed a study investigating the compatibility of hydroxyapatite and collagen when used for 3D bioprinted scaffolds that serve as bone substitutes. via 3ders.org, http://www.3ders.org/articles/20190211-scientists-use-collagen-and-bovine-bones-to-advance-3d-bioprinting.html

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Daniel Harari invented and 3D printed an Active Strain Relief device for filament

For makers like Daniel Harari at Harari Projects who store their filament spools on a rod above their 3D printers, sometimes printing from a distant spool can create so much tension that the extruder on the 3D printer can’t pull the filament in via 3ders.org, http://www.3ders.org/articles/20190211-daniel-harari-invented-and-3d-printed-an-active-strain-relief-device-for-filament.html

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Naval Group and Centrale Nantes 3D print world’s first hollow propeller blade

Last year, we reported on the collaboration between French defense contractor Naval Group and French engineering school Centrale Nantes that led to the first full-scale 3D printed military propeller, and now that same collaboration has resulted in the world’s first 3D printed hollow propeller blade. via 3ders.org, http://www.3ders.org/articles/20190211-naval-group-and-centrale-nantes-3d-print-worlds-first-hollow-propeller-blade.html

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20 Romantic Things to 3D Print for Valentine’s Day -by all3dp.com

If you’ve neglected to remember the fact that it is soon to be Valentine’s day; don’t fret as there is still time to whip up something on your 3D printer which should suffice as a gift. Below are some of the most romantic prints for you to choose from which are free to download and print, but perhaps don’t tell …Continue reading →

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