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Modified laser cutter prints 3-D objects from powder (w/video)

Researchers have designed and tested an open-source system that uses a laser to melt powdered plastics and biomaterials into intricate 3-D designs. The OpenSLS selective laser sintering system costs about 40 times less than its commercial counterparts and allows researchers to work with their own specialized powdered materials.

Feb 22nd, 2016

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3D printed guide helps regrow complex nerves after injury

A team of researchers has developed a first-of-its-kind, 3D-printed guide that helps regrow both the sensory and motor functions of complex nerves after injury. The groundbreaking research has the potential to help more than 200,000 people annually who experience nerve injuries or disease.

Sep 18th, 2015

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3-D glass printing (w/video)

Additive Manufacturing of Optically Transparent Glass developed by the Mediated Matter Group at the MIT Media Lab in collaboration with the Glass Lab at MIT.

Aug 25th, 2015

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