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NASA Tests Rocket Engine Parts Made Via 3D Printing

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HUNTSVILLE, AL—NASA has successfully tested complex rocket engine parts produced with the additive manufacturing process laser metal sintering.


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GE Aviation to Invest $50 Million in 3D Printing Technology

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AUBURN, AL—GE Aviation is investing $50 million to bring 3D printing technology to its assembly plant here. The company plans to use high volume 3D printing to mass-produce components for jet engines.


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3D Printing Gets Warm and Fuzzy

By Austin Weber
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Soft and cuddly aren't words used to describe the plastic or metal things typically produced by today's 3D printers. But, a new type of device developed by Carnegie Mellon University and Disney Research Pittsburgh can turn wool into teddy bears and other fuzzy fabric objects. The device looks something like a cross between a 3D printer and a sewing machine and produces 3D objects made of a form of loose felt.


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3D Printing Helps 'RoboCop' Come Alive

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When a special effects company in Hollywood needed to produce a suit for the latest “RoboCop” movie, they turned to additive manufacturing. A 3D printer played a leading behind-the-scenes role in the production of the iconic RoboCop suit, including the helmet, visor, chest armor and boots.


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3D Printing Myths and Methods

Engineers are intrigued by the potential of this next-generation technology.
By Austin Weber
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Depending on who you listen to, 3D printing (or, as it’s more formally known, additive manufacturing) is either the biggest thing to hit the manufacturing world since the screw or the biggest tech fad since the fax machine. It’s actually a little of each.


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3D Printing Empowers Canadian Entrepreneurs

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TORONTO—3D printing is empowering a new class of entrepreneurs and could help breathe new life into Canada’s manufacturing sector, experts say.


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3D Printing Used to Make Vehicle Chassis

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BERLIN—German engineering firm EDAG has produced a full-sized vehicle chassis using 3D printing.


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Stratasys Announces Winners of 3D Printing Challenge

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MINNEAPOLIS—A mechanical spider, a back-support device, and a walking cane were among the winners of Stratasys Ltd.’s 10th annual Extreme Redesign 3D Printing Challenge.


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3D Printer to Facilitate Research on Alternatives to Rare-Earth Elements

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AMES, IA—The Critical Materials Institute here has a installed a 3D printer to facilitate research on alternatives to rare-earth elements and other critical materials for clean energy.


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Olympians Take 3D Printing to the Hilt

By Jim Camillo
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Participating in the Olympics provides an athlete with a lifetime of memories.


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