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Oceanside Fire Department Uses 3D Printing to Speed Up Response Time

The Oceanside Fire Department in California is using 3D printing to help make daily tasks easier and improve response times. Fire Captain Andy Stotts, who has a background in design and prototype...   Read more > Oceanside...
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Laser holograms create 3D-printed objects in seconds, no layering required

Volumetric printing replaces layering with a process that creates the entire object simultaneously(Credit: LLNL) How do you create complex 3D-printed objects in seconds, instead of hours or days? A team of scientists and engineers...

Scientists engineer nanoscale pillars to act like memory foam, paving the way to new...

A team of scientists from the U.S. Department of Energy's Brookhaven National Laboratory and the University of Connecticut have developed a customizable nanomaterial that combines metallic strength with a foam-like ability to compress and...

HP Labs Develops Three-Stage Identification and Authentication System for 3D Printed Objects

This will be especially helpful in the future when we’ve moved past the frequent prototyping and custom one-off stage to a time when high-performance parts and machines, like jet engines, will be routinely 3D...
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Wounded sea turtle healed with 3-D printing

Birch Aquarium has teamed up with UC San Diego Library's Digital Media Lab to create what is believed to be the first 3-D-printed brace for a sea turtle's shell. The loggerhead sea turtle was rescued from a...

3D Printing in Space – The Final Frontier

While down here there’s room for debate about the suitability of 3D printing for anything more serious than rapid prototyping, few would say the same once you’ve slipped the surly bonds of Earth. With...
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MIT engineers design super fast desktop 3D printer

The team did away with the traditional nozzle design, which uses a "pinch-wheel" mechanism to feed through the plastic, replacing it with a screw mechanism that turns within the printhead. Although 3D printing can speed...

Books You Should Read: The 3D Printing Handbook

3D printing was invented in the 80s, twenty years passed, patents expired, and then several diverse uses for 3D printing technology were found. As such, the tips and techniques for 3D printing — especially filament-based...

Using 3D Printing Technology to Save the Animals in 2017

We’ve been reflecting on all of the ways that 3D printing technology has been used to make a difference, specifically in the lives of animals around the world. Even more specifically, the least likely of animals...

Chinese Team Develops Low-Cost, Highly Accurate Method for 3D Printing Patient-Specific Liver Models

3D printed medical models are making their way into hospitals around the world as medical professionals recognize their value. Patient-specific anatomical models offer physicians the opportunity to physically touch and examine complicated internal structures,...
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