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Researcher at Penn State demonstrates superiority of 3D printed superalloy

A researcher at Penn State has demonstrated that 3D printed superalloys don’t exhibit an undesirable trait found in conventionally processed superalloys. Superalloys are alloys that are capable of withstanding extreme stresses, high temperatures via 3ders.org, http://www.3ders.org/articles/20181212-researcher-at-penn-state-demonstrates-superiority-of-3d-printed-superalloy.html

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3D printing aids for people with arthritis

3D printing has done so much for disabled people by providing affordable prosthetics and assistive devices to adults and children alike; even the hearing impaired will benefit from additive manufacturing. via 3ders.org, http://www.3ders.org/articles/20181212-3d-printing-aides-for-those-ailed-with-arthritis.html

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Paladin affordable SLA 3D printer from $299

SLA (stereolithography) 3D printing is the go-to technology when a smooth surface finish is a priority or when the part has very small details. No other 3D printing technology can match the precision and speed of SLA. So then, why isn’t it the most popular form of 3D printing? via 3ders.org, http://www.3ders.org/articles/20181212-paladin-is-an-all-metal-sla-3d-printer-on-kickstarter.html

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Volkswagen toolmaking opens advanced 3D printing center, plans to mass produce parts in 2-3 years

German automaker Volkswagen's toolmaking unit has just announced that it is opening an advanced 3D printing centre at the company’s main production facility in Wolfsburg via 3ders.org, http://www.3ders.org/articles/20181211-volkswagen-toolmaking-opens-advanced-3d-printing-center.html

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ORNL 3D printed neutron scattering collimators that are better and cheaper

3D printed collimators are expanding the use of neutron scattering instruments at the Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL). via 3ders.org, http://www.3ders.org/articles/20181211-ornl-3d-printed-neutron-scattering-collimators-that-are-better-and-cheaper-.html

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MakerBot returns with Makerbot Method, its first Performance 3D Printer

MakerBot has just unveiled the MakerBot Method, a performance 3D printer which aims to bridges the gap between desktop and industrial 3D printing. via 3ders.org, http://www.3ders.org/articles/20181211-makerbot-returns-with-makerbot-method-its-first-performance-3d-printer.html

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Harvard 3D printing workflow helps predict leaky heart valves

Researchers at the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University have created a 3D printing workflow that allows cardiologists to predict the performance of artificial heart valves via 3ders.org, http://www.3ders.org/articles/20181211-harvards-3d-printing-workflow-helps-predict-leaky-heart-valves.html

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LLNL researchers invent 3D printed metamaterial that stiffens with magnetic field

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) researchers invented a new metamaterial consisting of hollow 3D printed lattice structures filled with ferrofluid that instantly stiffens when exposed to magnetic fields. via 3ders.org, http://www.3ders.org/articles/20181210-llnl-researchers-invent-3d-printed-metamaterial-that-stiffens-with-magnetic-field.html

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Angel Trains, ESG and Stratasys partner to 3D print interior components for rail industry

Angel Trains, one of Britain’s leading train leasing specialists, has partnered with engineering consultancy ESG Rail, and 3D printing technology provider Stratasys, to produce four interior components using 3D printing. via 3ders.org, http://www.3ders.org/articles/20181210-angel-trains-esg-and-stratasys-partner-to-3d-print-interior-components-for-rail-industry.html

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ESA leads development of 3D printed skin, bone and body parts for future astronauts

Eventually, astronauts will travel to Mars and beyond. When that time comes, their health will depend on what they take with them, including medical supplies and expertise. For the short round trip to the moon, astronauts needed only a few bandages and antibiotics for emergencies via 3ders.org, http://www.3ders.org/articles/20181210-esa-3d-printing-skin-bone-body-parts-for-future-astronauts.html

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