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Will Big Data Enhance 3D Printing?

Here are 4 Ways Big Data and 3D Printing Go Hand In Hand 1. Data Enables Custom Manufacturing. The efficiency and customization power of 3D printing could turn production inside out. Instead of mass producing goods and trying to sell

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Saving Lives With 3D Printing Technology.

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3D-printed homes are useful, especially given the fact that the United Nations predicts that there will be a need for almost 100,000 new homes per day for the next 15 years. With the cost and energy requirements being so low

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What Scott Crump of Stratasys Says About 3D Printing Future

1. The company is waiting for more applications before entering the metal AM industry. While company is actively investigating metal technology options, management does not believe they would not be able to profitably sell metal AM equipment. 2. While the

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3D Printing Industry Trade News – 3D Printed Car On The Road

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Local Motors printed out their Strati car at the International Manufacturing Technology Show in Chicago this week, and they’re adamant it’ll be the first of many. The company’s vision: worldwide micro-factories that can print you a road-safe car on demand,

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3D Printing Podcast Interview With SME Executives, Part 3 on the 3D Printing Future

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3D Printing Podcast will give you some insights as to how SME looks at the 3D Printing Industry.

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3D Printing News – 3D Printing Faces Some Challenges

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Additive manufacturing is also used prominently in the medical and dental industries—about 80,000 hip implants have been made to date using 3D printers, and every day some 15,000 tooth crowns and fillings are made with parts from 3D printers, said

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New 3D-printed 3D Printer From Kickstarter

For as little as $1,095, anyone with an internet connection can now order a 3D-printed 3D printer! Many of the parts in the gMax were printed by the RepRap 3D printer, and can be switched out. What is the world

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NASA’s Rocket Passed Hot Fire Tests With Flying Colors

The rocket engine injector talked about before is now the real deal. NASA released more details this week about its 3D-printed rocket engine component. The component delivers propellants to an engine to power it. The director of the engineering directorate

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3D Printer in Space – NASA and Zero Gravity

NASA is planning to send a zero-gravity 3D printer to the International Space Station in June of 2014 – this means astronauts will be able to print lifesaving equipment while on a mission. That contraption probably has secret capabilities we

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Mummies Coming to Life Thanks to 3D Printers

This new industry is changing the way one of the oldest artifacts exists – mummies aren’t getting poked and prodded anymore! Instead, they’re scanned into a digital design – then 3D-printed mummy models can be made. What will 3D printing

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