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3D Printing News – Medical Device Manufacturer Saves Money With Metal 3D Printing

Surgical tool manufacturer Shukla Medical is saving $120,000 per year after harnessing medical 3D printing systems to prototype surgical instruments. The company, a subsidiary of aerospace manufacturer S.S. White Technologies, supplies orthopaedic surgeons across the United States. It has traditionally

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3D Printing News – Military Leads The Way For 3D Printing In France

The French armed forces have been employing 3D printing to produce spare parts for far-off bases in highly remote regions such as Mali. It can be almost impossible to procure supplies and equipment on the field…and therefore the military contracted

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3D Printing News – 3D Printing Trade Association Looks At New 3D Printing Heart Technology

A team of scientists from Carnegie Mellon University have achieved a breakthrough in bioprinting, taking us a step closer to printing functional organs. The research consisted of using an advanced version of FluidForm’s Freeform Reversible Embedding of Suspended Hydrogels (FRESH)

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3D Printing Trade Association – First Ever 3D Printing In Hospitals!

LimaCorporate, an Italian medical device company specializing in reconstructive orthopedic implants, is currently creating the first on-site 3D printing facility at a hospital. Recently, the company confirmed that the construction process was underway at the Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS)

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3D Printing Trade Association – Carbon 3D Raises $260 Million

Reports emerged back in April that the Redwood City, California-based company was seeking to raise up to $300 million, which we now know was in the ballpark. This round takes Carbon’s total raised to $680 million and follows its $200

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Metal 3D Printing Trends In 2019 – Association of 3D Printing

As recently as three years ago, no metal 3D printing systems cost less than $500,000 to implement. Realistically, most metal printers — including purchase, installation, and support — cost north of a million dollars. A high high cost when you’re

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3D Printing Trade Association Looks At Costs Of 3D Printing Manufacturing Vs. Traditional Manufacturing

What is the cost difference between metal additive manufacturing and traditional manufacturing? The three main factors that determine cost is tooling, minimum order quantity, and lead times — all of which additive manufacturing shines.

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3D Printing Trade Association’s Latest 3D Printing Podcast

This latest 3D Printing podcasts discusses intellectual property theft and how it relates to 3D Printing. Listen to the latest 3D Printing Podcast

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3D Printing Trade Association News – Israeli Scientists 3D Print A Human Heart!

In what the Israeli media is calling a “world’s first,” scientists at Tel Aviv University have 3D printed a small heart using human tissue that includes vessels, collagen, and biological molecules — a breakthrough, according to Haaretz, that they hope

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3D Printing News – More On Nasa And 3D Printing

NASA once again is embracing 3D printing. Auburn University’s Samuel Ginn College of Engineering announced that NASA has awarded a three-year, $5.2 million contract to its National Center for Additive Manufacturing Excellence, or NCAME, to develop additive manufacturing processes and

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