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Here’s another round-up of recent news from the 3D printing world, in case you missed anything. Stories this time include a new 3D bio-printing collaboration, Dassault Systemes launching a new entrepreneur scheme, and more besides.
The top prize in the first annual WeWork Creator Awards has gone to Samantha Snabes, the founder of 3D printer manufacturer re.3D. Her company is known for the Gigabot 3D printer, one of the larger machines on the market. She received prize money of $1 million from the WeWork organization, which launched these awards in the spring of 2017.
Awards - Companies - Organizations - Events - Cities
The awards also gave funding to more than 150 companies and nonprofit organizations, at regional events held in seven cities worldwide. Snabes was one of eight regional winners selected to compete in the final event in New York City.
The latest re.3D project is a 3D printer made from recycled materials, and support for the company has come primarily from WeWork and other awards as well as a crowdfunding campaign. According to Snabes, “We couldn’t be more honored to have WeWork as a partner. There have been very few people since the beginning that have really bet on this concept we had in 2012: to make a toilet-sized 3D printer powered by trash. To know now that this is going to become a commercial reality in 12 to 18 months, it’s just mind-blowing.”
Winners - Naveed - R - Parvez - Company
Other winners included Naveed R. Parvez of London-based company Andiamo, which uses 3D scanning and printing to create medical braces for patients. He received $500, 000 to go towards developing Andiamo's operations further. According to WeWork, winning organizations ''were selected for their impact on communities, how they plan to scale their business and their sustainability in-market.''
A major new collaboration has been announced that should further the cause of 3D bio-printing technology. Bio-technology expert regenHU has announced that...
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