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CECIMO: European Parliament resolution could stifle innovation in 3D printing

The European Parliament has issued a non-binding resolution about 3D printing on 3 July, questioning the suitability of current EU regulations. via 3ders.org, http://www.3ders.org/articles/20180720-cecimo-european-parliament-resolution-could-stifle-innovation-in-3d-printing.html

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3D printed surfboard fins help surfers optimize performance and catch extra waves

Balance might be the only thing on your mind the first time you stand on a surfboard, but the experienced surfers from the University of Wollongong (UOW) are all thinking about equipment. About those little tweaks to board design and materials that can optimize their performance and help them catch those extra waves. via 3ders.org, http://www.3ders.org/articles/20180720-3d-printed-surfboard-fins-help-surfers-optimize-performance-and-catch-extra-waves.html

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Pioneering desktop 3D printer maker Printrbot closes it doors

Sad news for fans of Printrbot 3D printers. With a brief note on their site today, open source 3D printer manufacturer Printrbot announces their closure. via 3ders.org, http://www.3ders.org/articles/20180719-pioneering-desktop-3d-printer-maker-printrbot-closes-it-doors.html

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BASF invests US$25M in Materialise to optimize materials and software for 3D printing

BASF is expanding its cooperation with Leuven-based Materialise, a provider of additive manufacturing and medical software and of sophisticated 3D printing services, and has agreed to invest US$25 million in the company. via 3ders.org, http://www.3ders.org/articles/20180719-basf-invests-in-materialise-to-optimize-materials-and-software-for-3d-printing.html

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U.S. Air Force will 3D print coffee cup handles to save $1,210 per mug

Meet the Air Force's $1200 cup of coffee — or more precisely the $1220 coffee cup which keeps breaking, after which the military simply buys more and more cups. via 3ders.org, http://www.3ders.org/articles/20180718-us-air-force-will-3d-print-coffee-cup-handles-to-save-1210-per-mug.html

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Starting August 1, you can legally download blueprints for 3D printed guns

Last week Cody Wilson, founder of 3D gun printing advocate Defense Distributed won a major ruling in his quest to freely publish online blueprints that could allow users to manufacture firearms. via 3ders.org, http://www.3ders.org/articles/20180718-starting-august-1-you-can-legally-download-blueprints-for-3d-printed-guns.html

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GE Additive launches Manufacturing Partner Network, partners up with Honda and Triumph Group

GE Additive today announced that it has launched its Manufacturing Partner Network (MPN), an open, competitive marketplace aiming to accelerate both supply and demand for additive manufacturing. The first three Manufacturing Partners (MPs) to join the network are Burloak Technologies, Carpenter Technology Corporation and Proto Labs Inc. These companies will help customers make additive parts in volume. via 3ders.org, http://www.3ders.org/articles/20180717-ge-additive-launches-manufacturing-partner-network-partners-up-with-honda-and-triumph-group.html

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Prodways acquires wax 3D printer maker Solidscape, Stratasys subsidiary

Prodways Group announced today that it has acquired the US 3D printer company Solidscape, a subsidiary of Stratasys since May 2011. via 3ders.org, http://www.3ders.org/articles/20180717-prodways-acquires-wax-3d-printer-maker-solidscape-stratasys-subsidiary.html

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ATI acquires additive manufacturing firm Addaero Aeropsace Manufacturing

Allegheny Technologies today announced it has acquired New Britain, Connecticut-based Addaero Manufacturing (Addaero), a metal alloy additive manufacturing company that works in the aerospace and defense industries. via 3ders.org, http://www.3ders.org/articles/20180717-ati-acquires-additive-manufacturing-firm-addaero-aeropsace-manufacturing.html

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Spirit, Norsk Titanium start qualification of 3D printed titanium parts for 787

Spirit AeroSystems and Norwegian additive manufacturing company Norsk Titanium have reached an agreement to initiate qualification of Spirit's first 3D printed, titanium structural component for the Boeing 787. via 3ders.org, http://www.3ders.org/articles/20180717-spirit-norsk-titanium-start-qualification-of-3d-printed-titanium-parts-for-787.html

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