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Change is Additive Week of 3/4/16 3D Printing News Augmented Reality

Change Is Additive—Week of 3/4/16

CHANGE IS ADDITIVE—A Blog Series by Fathom

Augmented Reality, 3D Printing Titanium Implants, Energy Independent 3DP Homes, Nefertiti

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 of the week?



Immersive Augmented Reality Glasses Developed with 3D Printing

Meta2, the newest augmented reality (AR) headset from Meta, was launched, accompanied with great fanfare at CEO Meron Gribetzs unveiling during his talk at Tedx 2016 . The physical headset was developed using 3D printing and represents a large step forward in the standards of AR, with its massive nearly 90 degree field-of-view and 2560×1440 resolution / / Watch Video



3D Printed Building is Powered by 3D Printed Vehicle in Off the Grid Heaven

The Additive Manufacturing Integrated Energy Structure (AMIE 1.0) is a fully 3D printed building that looks something like the convergence of an Airsteam and a fish…like a Conestoga wagon from the future. One of the largest 3D printed carbon fiber structures ever created, AMIE 1.0 is the result of collaboration between the department of energy and experts in urban planning, architecture and additive manufacturing / / Read More



Fully 3D Printed Titanium Hip Implant Now Available For Surgery

A large global medical tech manufacturer has developed a fully 3D printed titanium hip implant. The implants texture makes it uniquely able to embed with naturally occurring bone / / Read More



Bust of Egyptian Queen Nefertiti Liberated from Berlin Museum, 3D Scan Data Released

Two German artists have controversially released 3D scanned data of Queen Nefertitis bust, a 3,000-year-old sculpture that resides in Berlins Neues Museum. A heated public discussion on the source of the data, the busts cultural history and national ownership in the 3D printing era has developed around the incident. The files are available for download from anywhere in the world.

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