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K-12 Students Make Science Fiction a Reality with 3D Printing

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Taken from EdTech by Meg Conlan When the astronauts of the future require a replacement part, 3D printers will step in to fill the void. And thanks to the Star Trek™ Replicator Challenge, the students of today will understand that process first-hand. The Future Engineers challenge — named after a piece of Starfleet technology that generates matter at the push of a button — asks K-12 students to design 3D printable objects that will allow deep-space travelers of the year 2050 to eat nutritious meals during their journeys. With the May 1 contest deadline looming, entrants are giving her all she’s...

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Zortrax M200 review

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Taken From TechRadar By Alastair Jenning Zortrax is quickly establishing itself as a 3D printer manufacturer to be reckoned with. The M200 printer started life as a Kickstarter campaign and rose to prominence when Dell ordered 5,000 units. Dell and many other backers of the campaign had obviously seen something in this startup that had piqued interest, and it only takes a short time with the M200 to realise why Zortrax has been set apart from many other 3D printer manufacturers that have appeared on Kickstarter.     The design bases itself around a movable X, Y direct feed print-head,...

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Elements 3D Printed on Zortrax M200 Showcased during the SS16 Fashion Week

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Taken from Zortrax By Ludmiła Rafalska As most of you can probably notice spring is thriving, so it would be great to start the new season with some cool, stylish garment. The Macedonian’s designer Irina Tosheva came up with the same idea and while being one of the designers to present their collection during the SS 16 fashion shows, she amazed the audience with completely fresh ideas. Wearable Shapes The constantly developing 3D printing technology has apparently multiple applications and fashion is the field where more and more experiments are made concerning shapes and structures. Things that were impossible to imagine in...

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HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT 3D PRINTS VOICE-CONTROLLED ROBOTIC ARM

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HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT 3D PRINTS VOICE-CONTROLLED ROBOTIC ARM

Taken from 3D Print. by Clare Scott rvine High School student Nilay Mehta knew that he wanted to work with prosthetics when he started his science fair project. When he began researching the field, he was struck by how costly prosthetic limbs are, so he set out to create a high-functioning limb for as little cost as possible.   Using a combination of motors and 3D printed parts, he was able to create a robotic, voice-operated arm for a cost of about $260. Many high-end prosthetic arms can cost upwards of $35,000. Cheaper options are available, but with lower cost...

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Zortrax opens up its Model Library to Every User

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Zortrax opens up its Model Library to Every User

Taken from 3D Printing Industry. BY PABLO ROVELO Zortrax’s new library is more than just a collection of beautiful objects. It will have some great social media features. User will be able to log in with their Facebook account and share their favorite projects on their Facebook account. People will be able to comment on the models, rate them and even edit them. This feature should be very handy. Users will be able to follow their favorite designers. Navigation among the beautiful designs is being made possible with the search tool, the categories and the filters. To help users getting...

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