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GE announces winners of 3D Printing Design Quest

GE announced eight winners of its 3D Printing Design Quest, which challenged innovators to redesign loading brackets found on jet engines using 3D printing. The redesigned brackets reduce engine weight and fuel consumption.

Dec 12th, 2013

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3D printing used as a tool to explain theoretical physics

Students may soon be able to reach out and touch some of the theoretical concepts they are taught in their physics classes thanks to a novel idea devised by a group of researchers from Imperial College London. The researchers have successfully demonstrated how complex theoretical physics can be transformed into a physical object using a 3D printer.

Dec 9th, 2013

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Developing convincing 3D printed skin

Researchers at the University of Liverpool are developing synthetic skin that can be produced on a 3D printer and matched to a person based on their age, gender and ethnic group.

Dec 3rd, 2013

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3D printed wooden objects

Researchers at the Illinois Makerlab have begun to experiment with a wood-based polymer. This new material is fed through 3D printers just like plastic but produces objects that look like they were carved from wood.

Nov 8th, 2013

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