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Kuwaiti authorities close 3D printed figurine shop for selling cult idols

A 3D printing shop in Kuwait has reportedly been shut down by authorities this week after being accused of selling “cult idols. via 3ders.org, http://www.3ders.org/articles/20180920-kuwaiti-authorities-close-3d-printed-figurine-shop-for-selling-cult-idols.html

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3D printed tracheal splints restore the breathing of a 7-month-old baby

With assistance from Georgia Tech, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta has performed Georgia’s first-ever procedure to place 3D printed tracheal splints in a pediatric patient. via 3ders.org, http://www.3ders.org/articles/20180920-3d-printed-tracheal-splints-restore-the-breathing-of-a-7-month-old-baby.html

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MoSculp: MIT CSAIL uses AI to create 3D printed motion sculptures from 2D videos

Understanding of movement is fundamental for all living species, regardless of whether it's figuring out what angle to throw a ball at, or seeing the motion of predators and prey. But simple videos can't actually give us the full picture. As traditional videos and photos for studying motion are two-dimensional, they thus don't show us the underlying 3D structure of …Continue reading →

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Two Plymouth students create 3D printed PINK prosthetic breasts to help cancer survivors

Rosie Brave and Sam Jackman, two design students at the University of Plymouth, have created 3D printed pink prosthetic breasts which is set to change the lives of cancer survivors. via 3ders.org, http://www.3ders.org/articles/20180919-two-plymouth-students-create-3d-printed-pink-prosthetic-breasts-to-help-cancer-survivors.html

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ETH Zurich prints tough, lightweight structures using FDM 3D printers and liquid-crystal-polymers

Researchers from the Complex Materials and Soft Materials team at ETH Zurich have developed a bioinspired approach to 3D print lightweight structures using cheap desktop FDM printers and liquid-crystal-polymers. via 3ders.org, http://www.3ders.org/articles/20180918-eth-zurich-prints-tough-lightweight-structures-using-fdm-3d-printers-and-liquid-crystal-polymers.html

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LLNL explores machine learning to prevent defects in metal 3D-printed parts in real time

3D printed parts often need sanding or chemical treatments to achieve a smooth and desirable finish; however such processes are typically costly, labor intensive, and time consuming. via 3ders.org, http://www.3ders.org/articles/20180918-llnl-uses-machine-learning-to-prevent-defects-in-metal-3d-printed-parts-in-real-time.html

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AMT launches PostPro3D automated surface smoothing machine for 3D printed parts

UK-based Additive Manufacturing Technologies (AMT) announced today the launch of their patented PostPro3D machine which automatically smooths 3D printed elastomeric and nylon parts. via 3ders.org, http://www.3ders.org/articles/20180917-amt-launches-postpro3d-automated-surface-smoothing-machine-for-3d-printed-parts.html

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Hailey Dawson, 8-year-old with 3D printed hand throws 1st pitch at all 30 MLB parks

Hailey Dawson, a young girl with a 3D printed prosthetic arm threw out the first pitch at Angels Stadium on Sunday. via 3ders.org, http://www.3ders.org/articles/20180917-hailey-dawson-8-year-old-with-3d-printed-hand-throws-1st-pitch-at-all-30-mlb-parks.html

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Johnson & Johnson acquires 3D printed spinal implant maker Emerging Implant Technologies

Johnson & Johnson Medical has acquired German 3D-printed spinal implants maker Emerging Implant Technologies (EIT) for an undisclosed amount. via 3ders.org, http://www.3ders.org/articles/20180917-johnson-johnson-acquires-3d-printed-spinal-implant-maker-emerging-implant-technologies.html

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LEGO and Stanley Black & Decker back Evolve Additive Solutions with $19M funding

Stratasys Spinoff Evolve Additive Solutions today announced the completion of an equity investment of $19M led by the LEGO Brand Group with participation from Stanley Black and Decker Investments and a third undisclosed investor. via 3ders.org, http://www.3ders.org/articles/20180917-lego-and-stanley-black-decker-back-evolve-additive-solutions-with-funding.html

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