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Volvo and Reef Design Lab develop 3D printed ocean reef!

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Nov 2018

Volvo and Reef Design Lab develop 3D printed ocean reef!

Volvo’s 3D Printed Living Sea Wall – By Daniel Lawrence This year for World Environment Day, Swedish car maker, Volvo, have teamed up with eco institutions whiteGREY, the Sydney institute of Maritime Sciences and Australian eco-engineering studio, Reef Design Lab, to create a 3D printed ocean reef. Each year the United Nations’ host World Environment Day, an initiative calling for innovative products that address current,...

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3D Printing to Help Monitor Breast Cancer Treatment

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Nov 2018

3D Printing to Help Monitor Breast Cancer Treatment

By Daniel Lawrence – 07/11/2018 Breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer among New Zealand women. It is estimated over 18,000 women and almost 150 men will be diagnosed with the disease in 2018 and from that, over 3000 people die every year in 2018. Although too many New Zealander’s die from the disease, breast cancer is a treatable form of cancer if detected...

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3D Scan, 3D print, all with affordable off the shelf products

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Sep 2018

3D Scan, 3D print, all with affordable off the shelf products

Cammpro had a very interesting project this week. A Customer in Loftus NSW wanted to 3D scan an action figure to re-manufacture it using additive manufacturing. The action figure was 30mm wide and only 45mm tall: To scan the object, the EinScan Pro+ 3D scanner, and industrial pack were used, giving a highly accurate 3D scan of 50 microns: For up to date prices, click...

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3D PRINTING FINS TRANSFORMING SURFING

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Aug 2018

3D PRINTING FINS TRANSFORMING SURFING

When you think of crinkle-cut you normally think of potato chips, but not anymore, Wollongong university have designed new 3D printed crinkle-cut surfboard fins. 6 lucky surfers flew out to Mentawai Islands on the western coast of Sumatra in Indonesia to test out the new fins, the surfers were all different heights/weight/styles. Initial data collected suggests the 3D printed crinkle-cut fins were the preferred fin with the majority...

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3D Printing allows New Zealand Doctors to Practice Complex Life Saving Surgery

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May 2018

3D Printing allows New Zealand Doctors to Practice Complex Life Saving Surgery

Professor Beasley demonstrates the complex procedure on the 3D printed apparatus Doctors from Christchurch are in the process of developing a 3D printed simulator to teach New Zealand doctors how to perform a lifesaving, rare operation on premature infants. The odds of being born with “oesophageal atresia” is one in 4000 births, effecting 10 to 15 patients a year in New Zealand. The rarity of...

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ASB New Zealand “Heart of Gold” Case Study

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May 2018

ASB New Zealand “Heart of Gold” Case Study

The Auckland ASB Sponsorship Team out and about with their 3D Printed Paywave Enclosure Ready to Go! Design to Print with ASB Heart of Gold We recently finished up a 3D print project with ASB Auckland for their ‘Heart of Gold’ charity event benefiting St. John Ambulance emergency services in New Zealand. The project was to 3d model using CAD, design and 3D print an...

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3D Print Blog – 4/12/2018

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Apr 2018

3D Print Blog – 4/12/2018

 Ex-Police Officer creates working BB-8 Star Wars replica for Charity Wellington resident Matthew Reading, has recreated the fun, lovable driod “BB-8” from the latest 2 Star Wars films with the help of 3D Printing. With no formal electronics education, the robot came from about a year of tinkering and a DIY spirit. Complete with sound effects and swivelling head, the robot was created using a 3D...

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3D Print Blog – 2/22/2018

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Mar 2018

3D Print Blog – 2/22/2018

Canterbury students lock in another world first  – with 3D printed Titanium engine. An engineering world-first has been claimed by a group of students from New Zealand. The group of engineering students from the University of Canterbury in Christchurch, have designed and built a 3D Printed titanium engine for the 2018 Shell Asia Eco-marathon in Singapore. The team also won the Design Award at last...

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Nov 2017

Weekly Newsletter 1.11.2017

Hey There, Designers and engineers are always taking inspiration from nature. It’s no surprise aerodynamics engineers are looking at Owl wings for developing stealth propellers that make much less noise than traditional propellers. Shifting scales a bit, a new 3D printed concrete bridge has opened up to 2 wheel commuters in the Netherlands. Check those stories out and more in this weeks newsletter. Cheers, Jacob 3D...

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Weekly Newsletter 12.10.2017

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Oct 2017

Weekly Newsletter 12.10.2017

The Realms of Architecture and Design are beginning to experiment more and more with 3D Printing Technologies. Design company OTHR’s complete business model relies fully on the technologies of additive manufacturing. We rarely talk about 3D printing in the scale of architecture, however architects at the University of Munich have developed a series of blocks for creating building envelopes that have soundproofing, shade, and ventilation...

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