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imec Works to Solve Chip Cooling Problem With 3D Printing

imec, a Belgian electronics and technology company, recently announced that it had successfully created an innovative new solution for the cooling of chips in electronics by replicating an existing class of cooling mechanisms using 3D printing. The cooling devices the company has made achieve efficient cooling for advanced electronics at a reasonable cost.   These […]
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French Family Makes History as First Occupants of a 3D-printed Home

The Ramdani family of Nantes, France, recently came to the attention of the international construction and engineering communities as the first family ever to move into a 3D-printed home. Though several experiments had previously demonstrated the viability of 3D printing entire houses, this is the first time that a home constructed with additive manufacturing has […]
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Latest news in 3D printing: Lockheed Martin’s Breakthrough

Breakthrough in 3D Printing Recently, according to Popular Mechanics, Lockheed Martin achieved a 3D printing breakthrough when it used the additive manufacturing technique to manufacture a four-foot diameter dome made from titanium. Two of the domes would be used to seal a fuel tank that will become a standard feature for the LM 2100 satellite […]
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Netherlands Builds World’s First Commercial 3D Printed Houses

3D Printing Technology in the Netherlands   The city of Eindhoven in the Netherlands is soon to be home to a community of five homes built sustainably and efficiently using 3D printing. The community, known as Project Milestone, will begin with a small, 1,000-square foot home with walls just under 2 inches thick. Later houses […]
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Researchers Developing Method for Fixing Joints with 3D Printed Tissues

Is 3D Printing the Cure? Professor Jos Malda and a team of University Medical Center Utrecht researchers in the Netherlands are on the verge of a breakthrough in medical technology, and the key is 3D printing. 3Dprinting.com reports on what the researchers believe may be the cure for arthritis. This cure, they assert, comes in the form […]
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Breakthrough Research Paves the Way for 3D Printing DNA

In the last few years, the range of materials that can be 3D printed has widened considerably. Soon, DNA may join the list of materials that can be used in the additive manufacturing process, thanks to new research conducted at the University of California Berkeley. The new method for synthesizing DNA developed over the course […]
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Scientists 3D Print Human Heart Tissue

3D Printing News A major breakthrough in the world of 3D printing and medical science has just occurred in Chicago, as medical technology firm BIOLIFE4D has successfully printed a human cardiac patch. Reported by 3ders.org, the patch made by the group was especially notable for including multiple different kinds of cells rather than just a […]
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GM Realizes Massive Cost Savings with 3D Printing

Automotive manufacturing giant General Motors, a company that was among the first automakers to seriously explore the potential of 3D printing, recently revealed that it has saved $300,000 over a two year period as a result of the technology. The company now hopes to save millions more by implementing and standardizing 3D printing more widely […]
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Adidas Prepares for Mass Manufacturing with 3D Printing

Footwear giant Adidas recently announced its plans to greatly expand the role of 3D printing in its manufacturing processes. The company is planning an ambitious project to put 3D-printed midsoles into as many as 100,000 pairs of shoes by the end of 2018, with millions of pairs featuring the midsoles within a few years.   […]

Man Uses 3D Printing to Make a Personalised Engagement Ring

3D Printing Expertise Dan Ko, a man calling himself a “3D printing expert”, refused to settle for anything less than perfect when it came time to propose to his girlfriend, Jen. Rather than settle for just any standard overpriced ring, he and his 3D printer went the extra mile for the woman he loved. All3DP reports […]