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Change Is Additive—Week of 4/15/16

CHANGE IS ADDITIVE—A 3D Printing News Series by FATHOM

Carbon M1 3D Printer, New Balance’s 3D Printed Running Shoe Molds to the Foot, 3D Printed Fertility, Google’s Wave of 3D Printing for Good, Toyota Announces Customizable 3D Printed Dashboard

With so many weekly developments in a fast-changing industry like additive manufacturing, the headlines can really stack-up. To cut through the clutter of 3D printing news, check out these staff picks of the week. What do you think is the most impactful development of the week?

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Carbon 3D Releases M1, Prints at 200mm to 350mm Per Hour

Similar to existing stereolithography (SLA) rapid prototyping processes, the Carbon M1 3D printer uses an ultraviolet (UV) light projector under a light-sensitive resin pool. The difference between Continuous Liquid Interface Production (CLIP) and traditional SLA is that instead of a UV light or laser drawing the design on each layer of the liquid polymer pool, CLIP projects an entire cross section of the object across the pool // Read More // Watch Video

New Balance Releases 3D Printed Running Shoe, Zante Generate

The first 3D-printed running sneaker to be made commercially available, the New Balance Zante Generate is a tribute to the company’s owner Jim Davis and his forty-fourth year owning the Boston-based shoe company // Read More // Watch Video

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Biologists Create Working 3D Printed Ovaries for Infertile Mice

Scientists at Northwestern University have successfully implanted functional, 3D printed ovaries into lab mice that had their own ovaries removed. Once the female mice received the 3D printed ovaries, they redeveloped a monthly cycle and were able to give birth to healthy pups // Read More

Google Announces $20 Million to Create 3D Printing Solutions for People with Disabilities

Google.org, the philanthropic arm of the global tech giant, announced the awardees of the Google Impact Challenge: Disabilities, an open call to nonprofit organizations that are developing 3D printed, crowdsourced, data-driven, and other technological solutions for the one billion people worldwide living with disabilities. Included in the recipients are e-NABLE, Motivation, My Human Kit, and many more // Read More

Toyota Incorporates 3D Printed Dashboard in Customizable “uBox” Model

Toyota is looking to the future of car ownership with its latest concept, the uBox, which it created in collaboration with graduate students at Clemson University’s International Center for Automotive Research. Owners would be able to customize the vents, dashboard display fixtures and door trim with 3D printing, plus there would be an online hub for people to share their designs // Read More

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Image to Lithopane Tool Transforms 2D Images into 3D Models

A lithophane is an etched piece of artwork or a photograph that shows a grayscale relief when you shine a light behind it.  The creation of the grayscale representation of the image is dependent on the original color of the image before it is calculated into a particular height.  Darker colors will feature taller layer heights that allow for a minimal amount of light to shine through, lighter colors have less material that allows for more light to shine through // Instructables // Image to Lithopane Tool


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Imagery and News Sources: 3ders.org, Engadget, PC Magazine, Instructables, Lifeboat, MotorTrend, 3Dprint.com