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  1. Makers can now design, 3D print & sell Valve merchandise through new Shapeways agreem

    Video game developer Valve Corporation has teamed up with 3D printing service Shapeways to offer makers the chance to customize, 3D print, and even sell 3D models based on its merchandise. The announcement is sure to excite fans of Half-Life, Portal, Dota 2, and Counter-Strike.

    Essentially, the new agreement gives makers a license to create 3D models of props or characters from Valve’s various gaming franchises and hardware platforms, such as Steam Controller and Steam Link. The best ...
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  2. Your Smartphone Could Soon Project 3D Holograms

    Tony Stark, aka Ironman, constantly seen manipulating 3D holographic images and floating displays projected in mid-air from his phone or tablet. Unfortunately, the rest of us are not as fortunate because the current computer-generated holograms are too bulky to be integrated into our personal devices. However, if a team of researchers from Australia's RMIT University and the Beijing Institute of Technology (BIT) is right, we may all soon be able to mimic Ironman, at least, when it comes to playing ...
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  3. The Future of 3D Printing

    Imagine printing a new valve for a broken water faucet or a new plate when your five-year-old drops the good dishes. Imagine not being limited by commercial pipe sizes or designs requiring individual pieces that can be fit together by current commercial equipment. Imagine custom creating every gift giThe Future of 3D Printing

    ven to each friend or family member to incorporate favorite song lyrics, literary quotations, inside jokes, or photographs. This world isn’t yet a reality, but ...
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  4. A short video that illustrates the amazing things you can do with a 3D printer

  5. Lifelike Models with 'Working Organs' Help Doctors Hone Surgical Skills.

    New, lifelike models of newborns that are as squishy as real babies and even include mimics of working organs could help surgeons and nurses train to perform life-saving procedures, researchers say.


    The baby mimics were created using 3D printing and were designed to better replicate the anatomical complexity and feel of real newborns. This is important because doctors usually hone their surgical skills on life-size manikins.


    And the more realistic the model, ...
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