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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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Student creates physical interface for 3D modelling: TAC.TILES

Student creates physical interface for 3D modelling: TAC.TILES

We asked the creator of a new 3D modelling interface about his design project. Belgian product design student Simon Van Pottelbergh has designed a physical interface for 3D modelling and 3D printing called ‘TAC.TILES’. The modular interface is designed to enhance user experience via physical interaction. The project eliminates the need for virtual interfaces. He explains the name TAC.TILES […]

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Surf’s up for 3D printed fin production at the University of Wollongong

Surf’s up for 3D printed fin production at the University of Wollongong

3D printing research led by Marc in het Panhuis at the University of Wollongong, Australia, is helping surfers find the perfect ride. By applying 3D printer technology to fins used to steer the board, Panhuis and his team are opening up the material possibilities of surfing to new composite levels. Surfboard evolution In the search for the […]

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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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