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Robert Gore’s Legacy Expanded 3D Printing
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Robert Gore’s Legacy Expanded 3D Printing

Charles R. Goulding and Preeti Sulibhavi pay homage to the late inventor of Gore-Tex and how his legacy continues to inspire work in 3D printing.

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ANSI COVID-19 Equipment Standards Released, But…

ANSI has released several official standards related to the production of emergency medical equipment to address the COVID-19 process, which may apply to 3D printed components.

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How To Coordinate COVID-19 Parts Production

A group in Huntsville, Alabama has developed a sophisticated system for collecting, cleaning and distributing emergency medical equipment 3D printed by individual supporters.

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The Business/Ethical Quandary Of 3D Printing Weapons

Should 3D printing companies be taking a stance regarding the production of weapons? Companies like Materialise and Carbon are well known for their no-weapons policies; others welcome defense contracts.

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Counterpoint: Nobody Owns Their Ideas

We recently published an article based on a well-known artist’s experience in seeing her work stolen and sold without permission; now we’ve heard from another well-known artist who essentially says there’s no such thing as design theft.

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It Should Be Obvious: Don’t Steal 3D Files

Designer Melissa Ng of Lumecluster recently saw her own design files for sale on a 3D design repository. The problem was she has never sold her files.

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Empowering Diversity in Digital Manufacturing

This International Women’s Day, I am excited by the promise of this technology transformation to tackle problems in new ways, powered by a more diverse and inclusive workforce.

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4 years of Women in 3D Printing

Women in 3D Printing celebrates four years of work promoting, supporting, and inspiring women using additive manufacturing technologies.

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3D Print Community: Otto DIY

This month’s selection for our community support program is the fascinating Otto DIY project: build your own robot.

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3D Print Community: PotterDraw

This month’s community support selection is PotterDraw, a software project to very easily generate vases and other cylindrical shapes. 

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3D Print Community: Reflow

This month’s community support selection is Reflow, a project to assist third world countries through 3D printing. 

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3D Print Community: Handsmith

This month’s community support selection is the Handsmith project by Lyman Connor. 

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