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CEADs huge CFAM 3D printer for shipbuilding completes first successful tests

Dutch company CEAD has successfully carried out some important tests on its large-format CFAM 3D printer. The huge machine, which is intended for maritime and construction applications, will now be completed at a new facility near TU Delft. via 3ders.org, http://www.3ders.org/articles/20180419-ceads-huge-cfam-3d-printer-for-shipbuilding-completes-first-successful-tests.html

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Peak Sport releases first 3D printed volleyball shoes

China's Peak Sport has released the first range of 3D printed shoes for volleyball. The shoes were developed by gathering data from a number of professional players and creating an advanced design for improved cushioning, which was then printed using SLS technology. via 3ders.org, http://www.3ders.org/articles/20180419-peak-sport-releases-first-3d-printed-volleyball-shoes.html

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BMW demos futuristic S1000RR motorcycle with 3D printed chassis and swingarm

BMW Group has recently demonstrated a new motorcycle design that takes advantage of the potential of 3D printing technology. The futuristic-looking S1000RR is a prototype that was on display at the BMW Group Digital Day in Spain, and it has a 3D printed chassis and swingarm. via 3ders.org, http://www.3ders.org/articles/20180419-bmw-demos-futuristic-s1000rr-motorcycle-with-3d-printed-chassis-and-swingarm.html

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Griffith uses 3D bio-printing to design personalized replacement bone for SLIL wrist injuries

A new bio-printing project at Australia's Griffith University is intended to improve treatment of SLIL wrist injuries. It will make use of 3D printed scaffolds to re-grow ligament and bone tissue in the wrist, potentially saving the mobility of patients and preventing osteoarthritis. via 3ders.org, http://www.3ders.org/articles/20180419-griffith-uses-3d-bio-printing-to-design-personalized-replacement-bone-for-slil-wrist-injuries.html

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News Roundup: Aerotec acquires Apworks, Adaptive3D to launch new polymer, MakerBot, NAMIC, MPA Singapore, Artec 3D, Materialise, PrintLab

In case you’ve fallen behind again with all the latest 3D printing developments (and we wouldn’t be surprised if you had), we’ve got another round-up to get you back up to speed. Top stories this time are Apworks being acquired by Aerotec and Adaptive 3D launching a new polymer material, and there’s many more besides. via 3ders.org, http://www.3ders.org/articles/20180418-news-roundup-aerotec-acquires-apworks-adaptive3d-to-launch-new-polymer-makerbot-namic-mpa-singapore-artec-3d-materialise-printlab.html

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Rices 3D printed cervix models help teach cervical cancer screening

A group of students at Rice University have developed a device that can assist in the treatment and diagnosis of cervical cancer. The 3D printed device has a number of cervix models which can be used for training, and it will be particularly helpful for medical professionals in areas with limited resources. via 3ders.org, http://www.3ders.org/articles/20180418-rices-3d-printed-cervix-models-help-teach-cervical-cancer-screening.html

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UNL Professor Prahalada Rao awarded $500k for new metal 3D printing process to eliminate flaws

A researcher at Nebraska-Lincoln University has been awarded a major grant by the National Science Foundation. Prahalada Rao will be developing a new data-driven 3D printing process, that could eliminate flaws in metal parts. via 3ders.org, http://www.3ders.org/articles/20180418-unl-professor-prahalada-rao-awarded-500k-for-new-metal-3d-printing-process-to-eliminate-flaws.html

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TU Chemnitz builds electrical motor using copper, ceramics and iron in a single 3D print

A team of researchers at TU Chemnitz has succeeded in fabricating the first fully 3D printed electrical motor, after over two years of research. The motor was put together using an advanced 3D printing technique that uses viscous pastes, simultaneously printing ceramics and metallic materials. via 3ders.org, http://www.3ders.org/articles/20180418-tu-chemnitz-builds-electrical-motor-using-copper-ceramics-and-iron-in-a-single-3d-print.html

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U.S. Army 3D prints squid-like soft robots for improved stealth in combat

A joint research project between the University of Minnesota and the U.S. Army has taken inspiration from nature for 3D printed soft robots. The robots' motion is based on that of invertebrates, as this allows for improved flexibility with less complex mechanisms and electronics, increasing the viability for battlefield use. via 3ders.org, http://www.3ders.org/articles/20180418-us-army-3d-prints-squid-like-soft-robots-for-improved-stealth-in-combat.html

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3D printed gloves give Australian para-triathlete a shot at Commonwealth gold

An Australian para-triathlete will be competing soon in the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games, and should be performing better than ever thanks to 3D printing technology. Adelaide's ThincLab studio helped him out by 3D printing some special gloves, in order to better protect his hands as he races. via 3ders.org, http://www.3ders.org/articles/20180409-3d-printed-gloves-give-australian-para-triathlete-a-shot-at-commonwealth-gold.html

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