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Kindness, Surgical Skills and 3D Technologies Help Bring Back a Smile for Blessing Makwera

Kindness, Surgical Skills and 3D Technologies Help Bring Back a Smile for Blessing Makwera

It’s easy to be cynical about claims that technologies are “life-changing” when often they simply automate a daily routine. In the case of 3D printing, however, it’s not just marketing hype. Ask Blessing Makwera. After a tragic accident when he was 9, the 23-year-old Zimbabwean man now has the facial structure through which he can […]

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Marines Send 3D Printers to Combat Zone to Fix Gear Faster

Marines Send 3D Printers to Combat Zone to Fix Gear Faster

Three years into the coalition fight against Islamic State militants, the battlefield remains fairly austere, without the major forward bases or large unit presence common to previous wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Into this environment, the Marine Corps has quietly deployed several 3D printers, hoping to highlight the value of the emerging technology to speed up supply […]

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