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Sweet and beautiful: 3D printed sugar sculptures

The Sugar Lab is a micro-design firm for custom 3D printed sugar. With their background in architecture and their penchant for complex geometry, the husband and wife architectural design team Liz and Kyle von Hasslen are bringing 3D printing technology to the genre of mega-cool cakes.

Jul 18th, 2013

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Deloitte and 3D Systems form alliance to offer 3D-printing solutions

3D printing has the potential to radically transform the relationship between design, mass customization, and manufacturing across multiple industries. Deloitte and 3D Systems plan to combine efforts to guide business leaders through the full spectrum of solutions and capabilities required to harness the value and potential of this disruptive technology and integrate it into their business models for sustainable competitive advantage.

Jul 12th, 2013

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3D-printed splint saves infant's life

Half a millennium after Johannes Gutenberg printed the bible, researchers printed a 3D splint that saved the life of an infant born with severe tracheobronchomalacia, a birth defect that causes the airway to collapse.

Jul 11th, 2013

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Invention transforms plain surfaces into low-cost touch screens

Imagine turning a whiteboard, glass window or even a wooden table top into a responsive, touch sensitive surface. A low cost system developed by Nanyang Technological University, based on the principles of vibration and imaging that is able to track the movements of multiple fingers and of objects, can do just that.

Jul 10th, 2013

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Underwater propulsion from a 3D printer

Nature inspires creativity: in building a silent propulsion system for boats and water sport devices, researchers used the octopus as their role model. The system can be produced at a low cost and in a single step with a 3D printer.

Jul 1st, 2013

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3D print your own headphones, including the audio jack (w/video)

The Low Fi Hi Tech headphones is a research Project to find out a way to create a fully functional pair of audio headphones without any manufactured part, this means all the parts of this headset are raw materials, such as wire, tape, solder, magnets and of course 3D printed parts.

Apr 16th, 2013

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Concrete jewellery wins 'Red Dot Award'

Still think concrete is a lumpy, coarse and dreary material? It's time to think again. Viennese jeweller Thomas Hauser uses a special sprayed concrete mix to make his ornate jewellery.

Mar 21st, 2013

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The future of clothing: 3D printing your own clothes

A project by industrial designer Joshua Harris, the clothing printer takes the whole 3D printing thing to a whole new level. This concept would bring clothing production into the home, potentially eliminating the need for closets, washing machines and dryers.

Mar 19th, 2013

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