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Not many technologies have a truly transformative effect on individuals, communities and businesses. This makes 3D printing unique, with some people describing it as the key component of the second industrial revolution. It is an industry that is evolving and expanding fast, but with the daily Wiser 3D printing news digest, you can stay up-to-date. The printing press made the written word accessible to every person on the planet. With 3D printing, the restrictions of two dimensions are fast becoming a thing of the past. 3D printing is a broad term used to describe the process of creating - or printing - 3D solid objects from digital designs. The origins of the technology date back to the 1980s when it was limited to a small number of industrial applications. Now it is becoming accessible across a wide range of industries, including consumer products and components used for space travel. From printing chocolate to prosthetic limbs to houses to gadgets, 3D printing technology is set to change the way we live. Staying up-to-date with this fast moving technology is easy. All you have to do is get the Wiser 3D printing news email. It's free, so sign up today.

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Patient's chest rebuilt with 3D print after tumour surgery
BBC
Is Gaming Technology 'Medicine's New Frontier?'
Forbes • Contributor, Robin Seaton Jefferson
SportTechie: How 3-D printing helped the U.S. Olympic luge team get to a medal
MarketWatch
How Team USA used 3D printing to build a better luge
TechCrunch • Brian Heater
HP Inc's New 3D Color Printers Will Likely Accelerate Prototyping Industry Adoption
Forbes • Contributor, Patrick Moorhead
ORNL develops method new supertough renewable plastic method
Biofuels Digest • Meghan Sapp
3D Systems unveils 3DXpert for Solidworks to optimize designs for additive manufacturing
Smart Planet • Jake Smith
11 Tech Pros Share Their Favorite Applications Of 3D Printing Technology
Forbes • Communityvoice, Editors, Forbes Technology Council
India must tap its engineers to achieve 'smart' manufacturing: Global CEOs
The Economic Times of India • Ians
Shape-Morphing Materials Add 4th Dimension to 3D Printing
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Patient's chest rebuilt with 3D print after tumour surgery
BBC
A man has had his chest rebuilt using 3D printing technology during an operation to remove a large tumour. The prosthesis was inserted into Peter Maggs' chest after he had three ribs and half his breastbone removed. The tumour had grown to...
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3d Printing, Health Care Industry
Is Gaming Technology 'Medicine's New Frontier?'
ForbesContributor, Robin Seaton Jefferson
The Internet is rife with articles about the potentially harmful effects of gaming. Psychologists and parents have been debating the pros and cons of the issue for decades now—namely whether video games promote violence, social isolation and obesity, or on the other...
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3d Printing, Finance
SportTechie: How 3-D printing helped the U.S. Olympic luge team get to a medal
MarketWatch
With luge competition in full swing at the Olympics this week and Chris Mazdzer becoming the first U.S. athlete to medal in the men’s singles, Stratasys is hoping its work with USA Luge last summer will contribute to additional success on the...
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3d Printing, Manufacturing
How Team USA used 3D printing to build a better luge
TechCrunchBrian Heater
The quest for Olympic gold is the search for the slightest leg up — small changes that could ultimately shave fractions of a second off of one’s time. It’s an ideal platform for a technology like 3D printing, where the ability to...
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HP Inc's New 3D Color Printers Will Likely Accelerate Prototyping Industry Adoption
ForbesContributor, Patrick Moorhead
HP Inc. has been very busy so far this year, with consumer launches at CES 2018 (detailed here) and equally promising mainstream commercial notebook PC and mobile workstation launches (read more here) just last week. HP Inc. excels in these areas with...
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3d Printing, Biofuels
ORNL develops method new supertough renewable plastic method
Biofuels DigestMeghan Sapp
In Tennessee, a novel method developed at Oak Ridge National Laboratory creates supertough renewable plastic with improved manufacturability. Working with polylactic acid, a biobased plastic often used in packaging, textiles, biomedical implants and 3D printing, the research team added tiny amounts of...
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3d Printing, Industrial Design
3D Systems unveils 3DXpert for Solidworks to optimize designs for additive manufacturing
Smart PlanetJake Smith
3D Systems on Tuesday announced 3DXpert for Solidworks, a new set of tools for Solidworks users to prepare and optimize their designs for both plastic and metal additive manufacturing. In this installment of our 3D Printing Discovery Series, we welcome a new...
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11 Tech Pros Share Their Favorite Applications Of 3D Printing Technology
ForbesCommunityvoice, Editors, Forbes Technology Council
When 3D printing first became commercially available in the 1980s, it's unlikely that its early adopters could have imagined the scope and scale of what this technology can accomplish today. Markets and Markets reports that the 3D printing industry will be worth...
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3d Printing, Technology Industry
India must tap its engineers to achieve 'smart' manufacturing: Global CEOs
The Economic Times of IndiaIans
As 3D printing appears set to transform the manufacturing sector globally, including in India, top global executives have emphasised that the country should invest in its talented pool of engineers to achieve "smart" manufacturing goals. While the global 3D printing industry is...
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3d Printing, Manufacturing
Shape-Morphing Materials Add 4th Dimension to 3D Printing
TechBriefs
3D printing uses computer control to fuse layers of polymers or powders into a three-dimensional object. Rutgers University researchers found a way to add to a fourth dimension – time – to the manufacturing process. The Rutgers-made material reacts to heat, morphing...
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