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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 […]
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3D Printing Corneas

Cornea transplants, in which a diseased or damaged cornea is replaced with a donated one, are one of the most common transplant procedures performed. According to All About Vision, 47,000 transplants, also called cornea grafts, were performed in the United States in 2013. All told, a million have been performed worldwide since 1961. As with […]
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3D Printing Technology Enables Pioneering Research in Brain Tissue Replacements

3D bioprinting, the area of 3D printing technology dealing with the creation of biological tissues, has generated a huge amount of excitement throughout the medical community in recent years. Though there are numerous bioprinting projects underway at major universities, few have as much potential to revolutionize healthcare as a recent University of Wollongong study into […]
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Researchers Develop 3D Printable Ink for Creating Complete Electronic Circuits

In the last several years, much research has gone into the possibility of using 3D printers to create functional electronic devices. Now, researchers at the University of Nottingham have gotten one step closer to that goal by developing a method for printing complete electronic circuits using new types of 3D printable ink. This new process […]

More progress toward 3D printed meals

Since before the beginning of history, people have prepared their meals by combining ingredients and cooking them, often a time-consuming process. An associate professor at Ewha Women’s University in South Korea named Jin-Kyu Rhee is developing a new way to prepare a meal using a 3D printer, according to ZME Science. Rhee’s team developed a […]
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Custom printed bandages

Bandages are a part of health care that almost everyone is familiar with. From the type that you get at the drug store to cover cuts and scrapes, to the more sophisticated versions that hospitals use for more serious injuries, bandages are the most common medical devices that people use. Now, according to 3D Printing […]
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NASA Uses 3D Printed Parts For Deep Space Craft

Space travel is one of the most exciting industries of the 21st century. NASA’s latest plans not only push the boundaries of aerospace but also have stirred attention in the 3D printing industry. In 2019, NASA is scheduled to launch an incredible deep space mission using a new spacecraft known as Orion. The project involves […]
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Scientists Develop Technique for 3D Printing Electronics Onto Human Skin

Handheld electronic devices have come a long way since the days of the first pagers, PDAs and cell phones. Thanks to new 3D printing techniques, though, the next generation of devices could find their place on your hand, rather than in it. A research team at the University of Minnesota recently published its findings from […]