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MIT researchers develop new 3D printed soft materials that change surface texture on command

MIT researchers develop new 3D printed soft materials that change surface texture on command | 3D_Materials journal | Scoop.it
For those with an interest in the future of material science and additive manufacturing, 2015 has already shaped up to be one of the most exciting years on record and - we’re just barely halfway through.
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Northwestern University study confirms 3D printed metal parts help reduce aircraft weight by 7%

Northwestern University study confirms 3D printed metal parts help reduce aircraft weight by 7% | 3D_Materials journal | Scoop.it
Although we’ve seen just how much of an impact 3D printing has had (and continues to have) on various industries ranging from consumer product design and engineering to architecture and 3D bioprinting, one of the more technologically-advanced...
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Materialise to Launch Laser Sintered Wood 3D Printing

Materialise to Launch Laser Sintered Wood 3D Printing | 3D_Materials journal | Scoop.it
By Davide Sher
Most of us have come to know – and in most cases appreciate – wood as a 3D printing material using it with PLA based filament for FFF desktop 3D printers.
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Medical first in Brazil: 3D printed titanium skull successfully implanted in 23-year-old woman

Medical first in Brazil: 3D printed titanium skull successfully implanted in 23-year-old woman | 3D_Materials journal | Scoop.it
While revolutionary medical applications are constantly being developed through 3D printing technology, most of these life-saving achievements are taking place in academic hospitals in China and the West.
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MIT professor develops highly stretchable & tough hydrogels for 3D printing ears, noses & joints

MIT professor develops highly stretchable & tough hydrogels for 3D printing ears, noses & joints | 3D_Materials journal | Scoop.it
Although there have been many new additive manufacturing technologies, material developments and 3D printing applications announced within the last six months, among those that have been gathering the most attention include applications and...
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exiii Japan releases Open Source files for amazing 3D printed HACKberry Bionic Hand

exiii Japan releases Open Source files for amazing 3D printed HACKberry Bionic Hand | 3D_Materials journal | Scoop.it
Although we’ve seen how much of an impact 3D printed prosthetic devices can have from both a design customization standpoint as well as cost, we’re still yet to see just how much of an impact a 3D printed ‘smart’ prosthetic may have as we move into...
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Procter & Gamble jumps into 3D bio printing with grant program in Singapore

Procter & Gamble jumps into 3D bio printing with grant program in Singapore | 3D_Materials journal | Scoop.it
It’s no secret that one of the most exciting developments in the additive manufacturing industry has been in the advancements in 3D bio printing - the printing of living human tissue.
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MIT Researchers 3D print synthetic spider webs to help design materials with high strength & low density

MIT Researchers 3D print synthetic spider webs to help design materials with high strength & low density | 3D_Materials journal | Scoop.it
Of all of the things in the natural world, spider webs have consistently been one of the more fascinating biological structures known to man.
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NEXT21 Japan signs deal with Xilloc to 3D print & sell customized artificial 'CT bones' within Europe

NEXT21 Japan signs deal with Xilloc to 3D print & sell customized artificial 'CT bones' within Europe | 3D_Materials journal | Scoop.it
As part of the NEDO project, NEXT 21 created a 3D printer capable of producing artificial bone structures for humans. NEXT 21 has just announced a deal with Dutch medical company Xilloc to begin manufacturing and selling these 3D printed CT bones within Europe.
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Executive Interview: Scott DeFelice, CEO of Oxford Performance Materials

Executive Interview: Scott DeFelice, CEO of Oxford Performance Materials | 3D_Materials journal | Scoop.it
By Andrew Wheeler
Scott DeFelice is CEO and founder of Oxford Performance Materials (OPM), the first company to successfully 3D print with the high-performance poly-ether-ketone-ketone (PEKK) material.
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Airbus A350 XWB Takes Off with Over 1,000 3D Printed Parts

Airbus A350 XWB Takes Off with Over 1,000 3D Printed Parts | 3D_Materials journal | Scoop.it
By Michael Molitch-Hou 3D printing for prototyping aerospace parts is a long-established practice, but only in recent years has the technology made its way into the production of end-use parts.  While GE continues to work towards metal printed...
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3D printing used to create 4D airway splint, saving three babies from imminent death

3D printing used to create 4D airway splint, saving three babies from imminent death | 3D_Materials journal | Scoop.it
A 3D printer was used to create a medical device being called a 4D airway, which saved the lives of three baby boys with life-threatening breathing problems. This amazing new medical implant is designed to change shape as the child grows and help them keep breathing.
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Livermore researchers create energy-storing 3D printed liquid smoke aerogel

Livermore researchers create energy-storing 3D printed liquid smoke aerogel | 3D_Materials journal | Scoop.it
Aerogel, which is called “Liquid Smoke”, is a synthetic porous ultralight material that’s aderived from gel.
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Dutch researchers develop 3D printing metamaterials that buckles on demand

Dutch researchers develop 3D printing metamaterials that buckles on demand | 3D_Materials journal | Scoop.it
Amongst all of the new additive manufacturing technologies and range of applications that have been released over the past couple of years, one of the most exciting areas of research hasn’t necessarily been in the technologies themselves but...
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Lightweight KAFO Splint, 3D printed leg brace cost-effectively customized for perfect fit

Lightweight KAFO Splint, 3D printed leg brace cost-effectively customized for perfect fit | 3D_Materials journal | Scoop.it
Industrial designer Or Steiner has created a 3D printable design using a Stratasys Objet1000 Multi-material 3D Production System. Titled the KAFO Splint, Steiner’s fully-customizable and breathable functional leg brace looks more like a fashion accessory than a traditional leg brace.
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Kitmoda Asks 3D Artists and Designers to Move to the Next Phase in Model Sharing

Kitmoda Asks 3D Artists and Designers to Move to the Next Phase in Model Sharing | 3D_Materials journal | Scoop.it
Although the large videogame publishers seem to be only vaguely aware of it, it seems clear to me that the next logical evolution for many of those who today work in the 3D digital industry is to extend their 3D modeling abilities to object creation through 3D printing. While many 3D artists so far have …
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Sheffield University to build a £1m 3D printer that will 3D print parts as fast as a production line

Sheffield University to build a £1m 3D printer that will 3D print parts as fast as a production line | 3D_Materials journal | Scoop.it
Although 3D printing has afforded us with the ability to create our own custom products on-demand for relatively low costs, the available technologies are not without their shortcomings.
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ASTM International To Offer Guidelines To Evaluate Mechanical Properties Of Industrial 3D Printing

ASTM International To Offer Guidelines To Evaluate Mechanical Properties Of Industrial 3D Printing | 3D_Materials journal | Scoop.it
By Andrew Wheeler
A proposed American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) additive manufacturing standard will offer valuable guidelines for industrial 3D printing.
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3D Printing Neurons with Graphene: Stretching the Possibilities at Northwestern University

3D Printing Neurons with Graphene: Stretching the Possibilities at Northwestern University | 3D_Materials journal | Scoop.it
By Andrew Wheeler
Recently, 3D Printing Industry reported on Michigan Tech’s Tolou Shokuhfar experimenting with graphene-based biomaterials to produce a “bioink” that can replace and re-stimulate growth in cartilage and nerve cells.
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China Shining3D expands into bio 3D printing market, developing organic resins for 3D printers

China Shining3D expands into bio 3D printing market, developing organic resins for 3D printers | 3D_Materials journal | Scoop.it
While the majority of technological developments in the 3D scanning and additive manufacturing space have been occurring primarily in the United States and Europe, countries in the Eastern world have been slowly catching up as various industries...
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Sculpteo releases new study showing the 'State of 3D Printing'

Sculpteo releases new study showing the 'State of 3D Printing' | 3D_Materials journal | Scoop.it
Sculpteo, the online 3D printing service founded in 2009 and based in San Francisco and Paris wanted to find this information out for themselves. The company has since released their findings in a free report released today that they are calling the 'State of 3D Printing'.
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Top Jewerly 3D Printing Capabilities at Your Service with Pronto3D

Top Jewerly 3D Printing Capabilities at Your Service with Pronto3D | 3D_Materials journal | Scoop.it
By Davide Sher
3D printing has allowed many young, new designers to enter the world of jewelry making, but when long time experts in jewelry making get involved, the results can be even more impressive.
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Argentinan patient leads normal life with 3D printed cranial implant

Argentinan patient leads normal life with 3D printed cranial implant | 3D_Materials journal | Scoop.it
A patient in Argentina required a particularly large cranial implant after stroke-related surgery, placing stringent requirements on the manufacture of the prosthetic.
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Dutch scientists develop 3D printed fiber structures for bone cartilage repair on a large scale

Dutch scientists develop 3D printed fiber structures for bone cartilage repair on a large scale | 3D_Materials journal | Scoop.it
It looks like 3D printed medical applications are spreading to every corner of academic hospitals, and I’m not just talking about 3D printed implants or prostheses.
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Researchers used 4D printing to create a valve that opens and contracts according to water temperature

Researchers used 4D printing to create a valve that opens and contracts according to water temperature | 3D_Materials journal | Scoop.it
Researchers from the University of Wollongong in Australia have now created something very remarkable: a 4D printed a valve that automatically opens and contracts when exposed to either water or to high temperatures.
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