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Tiny 3D Printed Lens is Smaller Than a Grain of Salt

July 20, 2016

3D printing keeps on making history over and over. This time the technology has led to the debut of the world’s smallest lens. And yes – I’m talking about a grain of salt kind of small. German scientists have just recently created what is now considered the world’s tiniest lens using 3D printing. The lens […]

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Slash 3D Printer is 50 Times Faster Than Your FFF Printer

June 12, 2016

The new 3D printers introduced into the market today can almost make you regret ever having spent a dime on any of the standard desktop 3D printers. Take the Slash 3D printer for example. This printer can print 3D models 50 times faster than the typical FFF 3D printer! Produced by UNIZ, a 3D startup […]

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iBox Nano: The World’s Smallest and Cheapest 3D Printer

November 24, 2014

Imagine you own a 3D printer measuring only 4 × 3 × 8 inches, weighing just about 3Ibs and bearing the lowest price tag you can currently find in the market! Well, no need to trouble yourself with wishful thinking anymore. The iBox Nano is already a reality. Although ever since 3D technology got popular […]

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3D Printing Today and What to Expect in 2014

December 18, 2013

This has certainly been an exciting year in the world of 3D printing. It has seen some impressive growth. You just need to look at 3D printing shares like those from Organovo, on the NYSE to see this. In October we wrote a blog post titled Impressive Growth of 3D Additive Printer Sales and back in March we […]

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3D Printed Optics Make Curvy Touchscreens a Reality

November 8, 2013

Up until now, curvy touchscreens have been just a dream for most people. But thanks to the Disney Research which was carried out in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; the invention of 3D printed optical fibers have now made it possible for devices to contain curved imagery. With this new technique, famously known as Papillon, it will no […]

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Body on a Chip: 3D Printed Miniature Organs

September 30, 2013

The drug BMS986094, a candidate for the treatment of hepatitis C, cost more than a billion dollars in its research and development! Imagine the loss when it was announced in August 2012 that this drug had Failed its Clinical Trials. This is just one of the many examples when a drug fails in human trial, […]

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