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Impossible Objects' 3D printer

Startup unveils 3D printer that can build carbon fiber, Kevlar, fiberglass parts

Impossible Objects is developing a 3D printer that can use composite materials to challenge traditional manufacturing methods to create parts for industries such as automotive and aerospace.

Continuous Build 3D Demonstrator

Stratasys unveils an assembly line of cloud-controlled robotic 3D printers

The new Continuous Build 3D Demonstrator platform includes a modular unit with multiple 3D printers working simultaneously and driven by a central, cloud-based architecture.

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HP to scale up its 3D printer business for use in mass manufacturing

HP announced that after selling its first Jet Fusion 3D printers for manufacturing, it will now focus on growing a network of resellers and development partners that will help to standardize materials, drive prices down over time and...

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Startup claims 3D printers create metal parts faster, more cheaply

Two-year-old Desktop Metal today announced its first 3D printer products. They build objects using dozens of different alloys with a method similar to today’s thermoplastic-based machines, only faster and less expensively, the vendor...

CEOs rate productivity 'very low' from emerging tech

CEOs and other senior enterprise managers rated four breakthrough technologies "very low" in terms of productivity improvement in the next five years, according to a Gartner survey.

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Review: da Vinci Jr. 2.0 Mix 3D printer produces good quality, multi-colored objects

The da Vinci Jr. 2.0 Mix is XZYprinting's first fused filament, fabrication 3D printer capable of using two different colored filaments at the same time. While quality is still average, this machine is surprisingly capable.

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XYZ da Vinci Jr. 2.0 Mix 3D printer timelapse

As the da Vinci Jr. 2.0 Mix prints, watch the filament reels feed one color or the other to the extruder head.

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Boeing turns to 3D-printed parts to save millions on its 787 Dreamliner

Boeing will begin using at least four, and perhaps as many as 1,000, 3D-printed titanium parts to construct its new 787 Dreamliner commercial aircraft

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3D-printed partial liver transplants targeted for 2020

A U.S. company that 3D prints liver and kidney tissue for pharmaceutical testing expects to commercialize a process for printing portions of specific livers that could extend the lives of patients waiting for a transplant.

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VA hospitals adopt 3D printers to create custom prostheses

Stratasys is donating a 3D printer to five Veterans Affairs hospitals to enable the development of custom orthotics, prostheses and anatomical models.

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toki #2: the zoetrope evolved through 3D printing and light projectors

IDG.tv's Jimmy Conrad explores two of SXSW's many art installations: TRIPH by Circus Family, and toki #2 by Akinori Goto.

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Desktop 3D printers: The latest and the greatest

Computerworld's Lucas Mearian has put several of the latest 3D printers through their paces. Here, we summarize what he found.

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Ford tests 3D printer that can manufacture car parts of any size and shape

Ford said it is testing a new 3D printer capable of making car parts of unlimited size and shape, which the automaker said will enable it to reduce the cost of manufacturing and the weight of its vehicles.

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Unboxing the da Vinci Jr. 2.0 Mix printer

XYZ's latest 3D printer supports two-color printing at an affordable price. Computerworld reporter Lucas Mearian shows us what's in the box.

3D Printer Ultimaker 3

Review: Ultimaker 3 offers high-quality 3D print jobs -- s-l-o-w-l-y

The Ultimaker 3 is a dual-extruder 3D printer that offers some of the highest definition around for a fused-filament fabricator. But it can also be extraordinarily fussy.

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Flash review: Ultimaker 3 3D printer

Computerworld puts the Ultimaker 3 fused-filament 3D printer through its paces -- in 30 seconds.

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Stratasys unveils 3D printer line for office workgroups

Stratasys today announced a new line of professional 3D printers aimed at office workgroups that need to print in multiple industrial-grade materials for rapid prototyping.

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MIT creates 3D printed graphene that’s lighter than air, 10X stronger than steel

Researchers have discovered a way to 3D print structures using graphene, one of the strongest materials there is. The result is a strong, lightweight material for airplanes, cars and buildings.

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