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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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How robots could make US manufacturing competitive again
KPCC • Ben Bergman
Smarter Prototyping — How Stratasys F123 3D Printers Make Rapid Prototyping More Accessible and Productive
TechBriefs • Stratasys, Thursday
Race For 3D Printing CapacityCould ReviveM&A
Forbes • Contributor Mergermarket
3D-printed prosthetic limbs: the next revolution in medicine
The Guardian • Ian Birrell
Bring Minecraft to Life With These Cheap 3-D Printers
Wired • Tim Moynihan
This Super-Fast 3-D Printer Is Powered by Holograms
MIT Technology Review • Jamie Condliffe
Your desktop 3D printer is really an IoT device in disguise
Smart Planet • David Gewirtz
How Fisher-Price Toy Designers Channel Their Inner 4-Year-Old
Fast Company • Mark Wilson
IDG Contributor Network: Are your 3D prints failing? Try this first
CIO • Swapnil Bhartiya
IDG Contributor Network: What makes Prusa i3 MK2 the best 3D printer?
CIO • Swapnil Bhartiya
 
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3d Printing, Manufacturing
How robots could make US manufacturing competitive again
KPCCBen Bergman
“Innovation in manufacturing can speed up creation of new products.Furthermore, cost effective manufacturing can enable making products locally closer to the customers and create new jobs,” says the center's director, SK Gupta. ; Credit: Ben Bergman/KPCC Ben BergmanAmid a national debate about...
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Smarter Prototyping — How Stratasys F123 3D Printers Make Rapid Prototyping More Accessible and Productive
TechBriefsStratasys, Thursday
3D printing’s contributions across the design, engineering and manufacturing disciplines are not new. The technology has been available for over thirty years and is often lauded as the next industrial revolution. Despite some inflated claims, there’s no denying that 3D printing has...
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3d Printing, Technology Industry
Race For 3D Printing CapacityCould ReviveM&A
ForbesContributor Mergermarket
By Harry Brumpton It’s an industrial breakthrough destined to transform manufacturing, from the production of entire space shuttle rockets right down to dental implants. It’s only a matter of time before the technology will make it to homes too, experts say, giving...
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3d Printing, Health & Medicine
3D-printed prosthetic limbs: the next revolution in medicine
The GuardianIan Birrell
John Nhial was barely a teenager when he was grabbed by a Sudanese guerrilla army and forced to become a child soldier. He spent four years fighting, blasting away on guns almost too heavy to hold, until one day the inevitable happened:...
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3d Printing, Microsoft Corp
Bring Minecraft to Life With These Cheap 3-D Printers
WiredTim Moynihan
In all likelihood, 3-D printing will forever remain a niche thing. But if you or your kid happen to reside in that niche, making your own stuff has become crazy accessible. Much of the reason is software: Microsoft’s Paint 3-D app in...
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3d Printing, Technology Industry
This Super-Fast 3-D Printer Is Powered by Holograms
MIT Technology ReviewJamie Condliffe
A bright-green laser flashes on, shining into a petri dish full of goo. From nowhere, the shape of a paper clip emerges—ghostly at first, then solid. Five seconds later the clip is fished out, cleaned up, and ready for use. The basic...
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Your desktop 3D printer is really an IoT device in disguise
Smart PlanetDavid Gewirtz
The tech revolution is spreading to every corner of the earth with the Internet of Things, and it's enabling data analytics and automation in ways never before imagined in business. Read More Depending on whose numbers turn out to be right, there...
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3d Printing, Virtual Reality
How Fisher-Price Toy Designers Channel Their Inner 4-Year-Old
Fast CompanyMark Wilson
Fisher-Price calls it the Batbot Xtreme. A towering 28 inches of crime-fighting hyperbole, the Batbot is a Batcave on legs, complete with tracheal elevator, the pop-out wingspan of an Airbus, giant jackhammer pneumatic fists, and a vocal changer to turn a four-year-old’s...
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IDG Contributor Network: Are your 3D prints failing? Try this first
CIOSwapnil Bhartiya
I took up the hobby of 3D printing last year with the purchase of the fully open source Prusa i3 MK2 printer. However, two months into printing I hit the #1 nightmare of 3D printing enthusiasts: failing prints. Seemingly randomly, the extruder...
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IDG Contributor Network: What makes Prusa i3 MK2 the best 3D printer?
CIOSwapnil Bhartiya
I have been thinking about buying a 3D printer for a long time. However, I could never justify the $2000+ cost of a good quality printer, especially knowing that there would never be any practical use for it. I have played with...
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