What’s happening in 3D Printing? April 2017

In this quick round up here are a few articles to sum up the world of 3D Printing at the moment, we’ve scanned the pages of 3ders.org, a useful website that provides interesting news about 3D printing technology and products.

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Formula 1 car manufacturer McLaren will use 3D printed components on race car

McLaren RacingAfter partnering with 3D Printing giant Stratasys in January, Formula 1 car manufacturer McLaren Racing has announced that its 2017 MCL32 race car features 3D printed components, including a hydraulic line bracket, brake cooling ducts, and a rear wing flap made with a 3D printed mold.

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Researchers in Sydney have 3D printed coral that could help the Great Barrier Reef

Researchers at the University of Sydney are using 3D printing to create “coral prosthetics,” artificial structures that can support unhealthy sections of the Great Barrier Reef. Overheated and acidic seawater has damaged and bleached large sections of the huge coral reef system.

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A “vending machine” skyscraper could become a reality with the help of 3D printing…

Malaysian architecture student Haseef Rafiei has come up with a radical idea for futuristic housing: a “vending machine” skyscraper that 3D prints its own dwellings. Rafiei’s Pod Skyscraper design received an honorable mention at the 2017 eVolo Skyscraper Competition.

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