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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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University of Wollongong researchers use 3D printed visual aid to combat antibiotic resistance

University of Wollongong (UOW) researchers created a piece of molecular “velcro” to stick a light probe to a protein with the help of a 3D printed visual aid. via 3ders.org, http://www.3ders.org/articles/20190208-university-of-wollongong-researchers-use-3d-printed-visual-aid-to-combat-antibiotic-resistance.html

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Stefan at CNC Kitchen experimenting with Smart Infill for stronger 3D prints

In November of last year, Father of RepRap Dr. Adrian Bowyer demonstrated how hollow tubes could make 3D prints stronger. via 3ders.org, http://www.3ders.org/articles/20190208-stefan-at-cnc-kitchen-experimenting-with-smart-infill-for-stronger-3d-prints.html

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