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3D printed metal certification gets $1.5 million boost from U.S. Department of Defence

3D printed metal certification gets $1.5 million boost from U.S. Department of Defence

A research consortium set up to accelerate the certification and qualification of 3D printed metal parts is to be given a share of $2.7 million, provided by the U.S. Department of Defense Office of Economic Adjustment Funds. Of the fund, approximately $1.5 million will be shared between the Colorado School of Mines and the Alliance for the Development […]

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US Navy orders its first powder-bed metal 3D printer from Concept Laser after GE acquisition

US Navy orders its first powder-bed metal 3D printer from Concept Laser after GE acquisition

The US Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) in Washington D.C. is now equipped with an M2 Cusing machine and supporting systems from German additive manufacturing company Concept Laser. John Murray, President and CEO of Concept Laser, says, There are so many advantages of 3D metal printing that our defense strategy could benefit from, including reduced lead […]

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Made In Space celebrates a stellar year of 3D printing on the International Space Station

Made In Space celebrates a stellar year of 3D printing on the International Space Station

Made In Space, U.S. manufacturers of the world’s first microgravity 3D printer, are celebrating a year of trailblazing firsts 3D printed on the International Space Station (ISS). As of April 2017, the company’s Additive Manufacturing Facility (AMF) has produced 39 objects including spare parts for NASA, and components for medical research. Ongoing research into 3D printing on the […]

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103 year old Delage Type-S Grand Prix car brought back to life with 3D scanning and printing

103 year old Delage Type-S Grand Prix car brought back to life with 3D scanning and printing

The last-surviving 1914 Delage Type-S has been resurrected with 3D printing. The 103 year-old car, currently in Australia, has laid dormant for three years since its engine block cracked in 2014. With no original drawings and no replacement parts, it seemed that the classic car may have had its day. Now, the engine is running just as […]

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McDonald’s reinvents the STRAW with 3D printing

McDonald’s reinvents the STRAW with 3D printing

McDonald’s has reportedly reinvented the straw using 3D printing as a prototyping tool. The device is termed STRAW (Suction Tube for Reverse Axial Withdrawal). According to the PR around the “news” the STRAW has been engineered to accommodate McDonald’s new milkshake, the Chocolate Shamrock Shake. Designed by JACE Design and NK Labs, the straw will be given […]

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HOW BIOLITE USED MAKERBOT TO MEET IMPOSSIBLE DEADLINES AND CUT COSTS PROMOTING THE BASELANTERN

HOW BIOLITE USED MAKERBOT TO MEET IMPOSSIBLE DEADLINES AND CUT COSTS PROMOTING THE BASELANTERN

Professional-Quality Product Packaging at Less Than Half the Cost Lean Startups Can Save Time and Money on Product Packaging by Post-Processing MakerBot PLA Filament Whether you’re camping, glamping, or just plain roughing it, BioLite wants to transform how we use energy off the grid. This Brooklyn-based startup redesigns traditional outdoor products, like stoves and flashlights, […]

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