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3D printing to preserve dinosaur fossils; bringing back GoldenEye 007; metal powder production in China; 3D athlete tracking – all this and more inside today’s edition of Sliced, our 3D printing news digest.
Conservationists from the Birmingham Museums Trust have used 3D printing to replace some of the missing bones of a 250 million year old ichthyosaur skeleton. Similar techniques were used to recreate the right flipper of Hope the Whale, who now graces the entrance to London’s Natural History Museum.
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Fans of the classic GoldenEye 007 Nintendo 64 game (and maybe also the Ian Fleming books, and later film franchise) rejoice as the infamous Golden Gun (capable of slaying opponents with a single shot) can now be 3D printed. The replica files were designed by Brian Moman (aka VariablePenguin) and are available to download from Thingiverse.
BCN3D Technologies and Danish custom footwear company Zoles have worked together to develop 3D printed insoles.
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Corrective medical device manufacturer Crispin Orthotics has purchased an a HP 4200 Multi Jet Fusion 3D printing UK based reseller Europac 3D. According to Mark Thaxter, Managing Director at Crispin, “Using 3D scanning and printing […] provides greater freedom on the design of products particularly those with complex geometry,”
“HAVING THE ABILITY TO VARY THE THICKNESS OF THE DEVICE IN CERTAIN PARTS ALSO ALLOWS US TO PRODUCE DEVICES NOT POSSIBLE WITH CURRENT METHODS OF MANUFACTURING.”
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And UK based engineering company Renishaw is now using its additive manufacturing technology to make custom Styli touch probes for its customers.
In business, drone developer Apollo Robotics has become the latest addition to the Techniplas Open Innovation Program. Other companies on this roster include Nano Dimension, DWS, Sharebot, Nexa3D and ParaMatters, which joined at CES 2018.
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