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3D-printed cities: is this the future? | Cities | The Guardian

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http://www.theguardian.com - Hailed as a housing solution for slums and a rapid response to disaster-stricken communities, 3D-printed architecture holds a lot of promise. But what problems lie behind its production, and can we realistically expect our cities to be printed?

Researchers make a 3D-printed jet engine | Computerworld

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http://www.computerworld.com - A group of researchers at an Australian university, along with its spinoff company, have used 3D printing to make two metal jet engines that, while only proof-of-concept designs, have all the working parts of a functioning gas turbine engine.

The two engines, created by Monash University and its spinoff Amaero Engineering, are garnering a lot of attention from leading aeronautics companies, including Airbus, Boeing and defense contractor Raytheon, which are lining up at the Monash Centre for Additive Manufacturing in Melbourne to develop new components with 3D printing.

How 3D Printing Could End The Deadly Shortage Of Donor Organs

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http://www.huffingtonpost.com - Three-dimensional printing has been used to make everything from pizza to prostheses, and now researchers are working on using the emerging technology to fabricate hearts, kidneys, and other vital human organs.

That would be very big news, as the...

21 Useful household items you can make with a 3D printer | Digital Trends

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http://www.digitaltrends.com - 3D printers might not be in every household quite yet, but the Internet is already filled with millions of ready-to-print object designs. We rounded up a few of our favorites in this slideshow. Enjoy!

CITVoice: How 3D Printing Is Taking Healthcare To A Whole New Dimensions

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http://www.forbes.com - No matter how much precision and care the prosthetics experts at Loma Linda University Medical Center (LLUMC) put into crafting an accurate prosthetic leg for one healthy, young female patient, she never felt quite right in it. It wasn't until recently, with the aid of a 3D printer, the experts were able to scan her healthy leg, reverse the image, and print an exact model from which to craft the prosthetic. Suddenly, she felt like herself again.

Activists ‘3D Print’ a Gun In Front of the Texas State Capitol as a Form of Protest - 3DPrint.com

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http://3dprint.com - It’s a controversial issue, and activists are using a tool which sprung from the 3D printed gun movement to draw attention to their stance on gun rights.

A group of gun rights activists gathered outside the Texas State Capitol in Austin yesterday intent on pushing lawmakers to relax open-carry gun laws, and the “featured attraction” was a CNC device which uses 3D printed parts, the Ghost Gunner. With this device the activists proceeded to ‘3D print’ a gun right in front of the Capitol building.

Australian police seize 3D-printed gun parts and knuckle dusters in raid - CNET

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http://www.cnet.com - Police have arrested an Australian man for alleged possession of a number of 3D-printed weapons and enough parts to make four separate handguns, in addition to other charges.