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Change Additive Week 1/13/2017

Change Is Additive—Week of 1/13/2017

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

3D Printed Cars at CES, 3D Printing Unique Sculptures, More Efficient Engines with Additive, Space Station Medical Supplies

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?


BLOOMS 2: Strobe Animated 3D Printed Sculptures

Autodesks Pier 9 supports a number of researchers, designers and artists, including Artist-in-residence John Edmark, who has created a second series of 3D printed sculptures that appear to change shape when rotated under controlled strobe light, called Blooms. The proportions and unique rotational appearance of the sculptures are achieved by matching the golden ratio seen in many natural spiral patterns, such as sunflowers and pinecones // Read More / / Watch Video


Mark Zuckerberg Uses VR to Create 3D Printed Birthday Gift

To celebrate his dog Beasts sixth birthday, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg used Oculus VR to sculpt a replica then 3D printed the Hungarian Sheepdogs likeness on a Stratasys J750 PolyJet 3D printer / / Read More / / Watch Video


3D Printed Car Featured at CES 2017

Among the massive conference floors of the 2017 Consumer Electronics Shows in Las Vegas, automotive manufacturer Divergent showcased a more sustainable and customizable method of car manufacturing. The Blade, the worlds first 3D printed supercar, is being advertised by its manufacturer as a major step towards additive automotive manufacturing and Divergents founders claim they will be able to reduce vehicle structural weight by over 50% and massively reduce the total number of parts / / Read More

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ASU Opens Regional 3D Printing Research Facility

The Polytechnic School at Arizona State University has opened the largest additive manufacturing research facility in the American Southwest, created through a partnership between Concept Laser, Honeywell Aerospace and Phoenix Analysis & Design Technologies, Inc / / Read More

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International Space Station to Begin Medical 3D Printing

Toronto-based medical 3D printing company 3D4MD has put forth a plan for stocking the International Space Station with medical supplies in the form of 3D printed filament. Created on-demand and as-needed, the 3D printed medical supplies will conserve storage space and increase application flexibility. The concept is set to be tested aboard the ISS this month / / Read More

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USB and SD Card Holder

Get organized with this fully 3D printable USB and SD card organizer / / Download

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Imagery and News Sources: 3Ders.org, 3Dprint.com, 3D Printingindustry.com, Autodesk, Pier 9, John Edmark, Facebook, Oculus, Divergent, Arizona State University, 3D4MD, Thingiverse, Lalo_Solo

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