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CHANGE IS ADDITIVE—A 3D Printing News Series by Fathom

Change Is Additive—Week of 10/14/16

CHANGE IS ADDITIVE—A 3D Printing News Series by Fathom


Multi-Material 3D Printing, Improving Nuclear Security, Preserving Historic Sites, Investment in Autodesk

With so many weekly developments in a fast-changing industry like additive manufacturing, the headlines can really stack up. To cut through the clutter of 3D printing news, check out these staff picks of the week. What do you think is the most impactful development?

MIT’s New Software Enables Easier Multi-Material 3D Printing

Foundry, software developed by MITs Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab, focuses on multi-material prints and multi-user collaboration / / Watch Video

3D Printed Replicas of ISIS-Destroyed Artifacts on Display at Roman Colosseum

At the Colosseum in the heart of Rome, an exhibit has been opened that features full-scale 3D printed reproductions of architectural sites destroyed by ISIS.

Rising from the Ashes: Ebla, Nimrud, Palmyra opened earlier this week, showcasing the Bull of Nimrud from Iraq, the archive room from the Palace of Ebla in Syria and a portion of the ceiling from the Temple of Bel in Palmyra / / Read More

Oak Ridge National Lab 3D Prints an Excavator Cab

The Oak Ridge National Laboratory has successfully completed the first phase of Project AME (Additive Manufacturing Excavator), an excavator cab created using 3D printed metals and plastics. With backing from the Department of Energys Advanced Manufacturing Office, Project AME will explore the use of lightweight metal alloys and other materials in 3D printing a heat exchanger and hydraulic stick arm // Read More


Improving Nuclear Security with Additive Manufacturing

The Additive Manufacturing Team at the Pantex Plan, a federal nuclear weapons facility in Texas, has been using AM in various capacities to increase the efficiency and security of the plant. The team recently received a Defense Programs Award of Excellence for its work integrating technologies throughout the plant, including in the High Explosives department / / Read More


Hedge Fund Doubles Investment in Autodesk

New York-based hedge fund Soroban Capital Partners has doubled its stake in Autodesk, now controlling 8 percent of the influential software company // Read More


Windspeed Anemometer for Mobile Phone

Measure the windspeed of any area with an easy phone plug-in / / Download


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Imagery and News Sources: 3Ders.org, 3Dprint.com, 3D Printingindustry.com, Cults3D, TechCrunch, Autodesk, Sorovan Capital Partners, Department of Energy, Machine Design, UnderArmour, MIT

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