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Win $ 500 cash: 3D Printer Design Contest by EnvisionTec

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Win $ 500 cash: 3D Printer Design Contest by EnvisionTec
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Las Vegas JCK show floor has a Ring Design Contest sponsored by EnvisionTEC on May 29, 2015 between 10 am to 2 pm Friday.  Participants can bring an STL file with a 3D printer design on flash drive.  EnvisionTEC will be 3D printing the designs.  EnvisionTEC will introduce a new 3D printing material QView that allows fast 3D printing.

They will announce the result  June 1, 2015, at 1 pm in booth B6648.  The winner will win Win $500 Cash or $2000 off EnvisionTec Micro 3d printer.

http://envisiontec.com/2015-ring-design-contest/

 

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The Green 3d Print

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The Green 3d Print

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Dr. Joshua Pearce, a professor at Michigan Technological University, has worked to develop Eco-friendly techniques for 3D printing.  His technique reduces carbon footprint.  Professor Pearce has developed a “Recyclebot” to create plastic filament using recycled milk jugs.  3D printers use this material for creating structures.   His study found that using recycled materials at home to create filament uses one fortieth the amount of energy it would take to create it commercially.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joshua_Pearce

http://www.mtu.edu/ece/department/faculty/full-time/pearce/

http://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/national-international/3-D-Printing-Green-Plastic-Carbon-Footprint-298626001.html

3D Printing Jewelry

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3D Printing Jewelry

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Aaron Issac’s Singapore based company, Polychemy is using 3D printers to make jewelry.   Polychemy uses 3D printers to produce a wax mold that is cast into metal.  They analyze traffic on Google to find out what type of jewelry people are searching for.  Then  they develop that type of jewelry.

http://money.cnn.com/2015/02/12/technology/3d-printer-custom-jewelry/

http://www.polychemy.com/

Drugs printed by 3d printer

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Drugs printed by 3d printer

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Scientists believe they can print a prescription drug using a 3D printer.  Lee Cronin, a chemistry professor from the University of Glasgow mentioned in his Ted Talk that a 3D printer can assemble chemical compounds at a molecular level. Cronin said, “What Apple did for music, I’d like to do for the discovery and distribution of prescription drugs.”  According to Cronin, users would go to an online drugstore with their digital prescription, buy a “blueprint” and the chemical “ink” they need, and then print the drug at home with software and a 3D molecular printer.

http://rt.com/usa/182120-3d-printer-drugs-science/

http://theweek.com/articles/462825/3d-print-drugs