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Change Additive Week 1/27/2017

Change Is Additive—Week of 1/27/2017

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

3D Printed Metamaterials, Stratasys and McLaren Partnership, GE Projections, Additive Auto Components Gaining Prevalence, Cranial Implants

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?

3D Printing Used in Developing Metamaterials

A team of researchers from Harvards John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) and the Wyss Institute of Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University have used multimaterial 3D printing in developing a general framework to design reconfigurable metamaterials. Some of the metamaterial structures developed can dynamically switch between a range of geometries and functions / / Read More / / Watch Video

3D Printing for On-Screen Productions

The History Channel has brought a new challenge to its TV series Vikings, the 3D Prophecy Challenge, which tests viewers knowledge of both viking mythology and 3D printing technology. 3D printing, quickly becoming a staple in film and television production for its customizability and texturing capabilities in prop production, has been used by the History Channel to create a full run of props for the popular series / / Read More / / Watch Video

Stratasys and McLaren F1 Team Up to Bring 3D Printing to the Race Track

McLaren Racing has announced a new four-year partnership with 3D printing company Stratasys to provide additive manufacturing solutions for the international racing club. The British Formula One team will be installing the Stratasys machines at their McLaren Technology Centre on the outskirts of London / / Read More


Auto Manufacturer Divergent 3D Closes Funding Round to Propel its 3D Printed Chassis Design

Divergent 3D, maker of the 3D printed Blade Supercar and developer of the innovative “Node” platform for automotive manufacturing, has just closed Series A funding to the tune of $23 million. Led by large tech venture capital firm Horizon Ventures, Divergent is looking to bring its automotive 3D printing techniques to mainstream manufacturing / / Read More


GE Projects Further Industrialization for Additive

GE has reported that it expects 3D printing to make up an increasing percentage of its more than $120 billion yearly revenue. Having signed the largest 3D printing agreement in history earlier this year, some industry experts are claiming that GE is looking to further expand in the space in 2017  / / Read More


Swedish Company Attains FDA Clearance for 3D Printed Cranial Implants

OssDsign, the Swedish manufacturer of next-gen 3D printed cranial and facial implants, recently announced that it has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. FDA for its OSSDSIGN Cranial PSI, which means that the Uppsala-based company’s 3D printed cranial implants can now be marketed and sold within the United States / / Read More


3D Printed Submarine Bot Maps Unknown Ocean Floor

ArcheoROV is a 3D printed remote-controlled submarine that was created to help explore and map some of the most challenging underwater environments. Created through the collaborative effort of open-source archaeologists at Arc-Team and the WitLab makerspace, both situated in Northern Italy / / Read More



Lever Latch

This useful lever latch is fully 3D printable and available from Thingiverse / / Download


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Imagery and News Sources: 3Ders.org, 3Dprint.com, 3D Printingindustry.com, Harvard, Wyss Institute, John A. Paulson School of Engineering and  Applied Sciences, The History Channel, The Observer, McLaren F1, Stratasys, Divergent 3D, GE, OssDsign, ArcheROV, Jameserroo, Thingiverse

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