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Researchers have developed a #3Dprinted device that allows smartphones to detect HIV, West Nile, and other viruses using enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) plates http://bit.ly/1h3KgJk #medtech #meddevice #3Dprinting
When it comes to diagnosing viruses and bacteria such as hepatitis, West Nile, HIV, herpes, measles and mumps, the developed world is quite efficient at doing s
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View our recap of RAPID 2015, our best year yet: https://youtu.be/PE6yhJW4rpo #RAPIDevent #3Dprinting #additivemanufacturing
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5 Incredible Trends That Will Shape Our 3D Printed Future http://onforb.es/1eNb7I5 #3Dprinting
Self-repairing pipes. Printed organs. Bulletproof t-shirts. Seriously? In April I was asked to speak at the annual TED conference in Vancouver (following Bill Gates…gulp) on the topic of 3D printing production and its implications. I have detailed my thoughts on why the shift to 3D printing production is not only likely [...]
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RAPID's #3Dprinted Contemporary Art Gallery is a show floor favorite every year. View photos from 2015: http://bit.ly/1fARPX3
Images from RAPID’s 2015 art gallery
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Proto Labs announces plans to build a $25 million additive manufacturing facility; will create 170 new jobs in the next five years http://bit.ly/1fthj8J
Proto Labs Inc. is investing $25 million to open a new production facility for additive manufacturing services in Cary, N.C., that will create 170 new jobs in the next five years, according to a news release from Gov. Pat McCrory. The Maple Plain, Minn.-based injection molder, which specializes ...
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Engineering meets biology as the complexity of medical additive manufacturing increases http://bit.ly/1FHdGCk #medtech #bioprinting #additivemanufacturing
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DARPA to develop best practices for 3D printing via an Open Manufacturing program http://engt.co/1Jxe4YZ
Just as steel's physical properties change depending on how it's produced, so too do 3D printed materials. However, unlike steel, we don't yet fully unde
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World's First Full Skull Reconstruction via 3D Printing http://bit.ly/1JvKwHA #medtech #3Dprinting
A 3-year-old in China became the world’s first to receive entire skull reconstruction surgery via 3D printing technology.
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This traveling 3D printing & recycling lab hopes to turn plastic waste on our beaches into useful products #3Dprinting #ProjectSeafood
Desktop 3D printers are capable of fabricating objects out of simple plastics -- usually PLA or ABS -- providing designers with the ability to take a concept, i
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Local Motors unveils 3D printed car for consumers http://bit.ly/1eFEXhJ
Local Motors of Chandler revealed an electric car it hopes to offer for sale next year that will be made on demand in a 3D printer.
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Ford is using startup Carbon 3D to help create 3D printed car parts http://for.tn/1fAMUpc

“In the future, there’s a lot to be said about having something customized"
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3D Systems Releases iSense 3D Scanner for iPhone 6 & 6 Plus http://bit.ly/1JXSQn2
3D Systems has announced today the release of the iSense 3D scanner for iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, that allows for 3D scanning for 3D printing.
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The Authority on 3D: Printing, Scanning and Additive Manufacturing
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About RAPID:

RAPID Conference and Exposition is the authority in 3D printing, 3D scanning and additive manufacturing. For nearly 25 years, RAPID has been recognized internationally among industry experts and analysts for its unrivaled display of software, systems, materials and machinery, RAPID attracts buyers, sellers and end-users of design, prototyping, tooling and direct digital technologies to a world class additive manufacturing event for discovery, innovation and networking. 

RAPID is produced by SME. For more information, please visit www.rapid3Devent.com.

About SME:
SME connects all those who are passionate about making things that improve our world. As a nonprofit organization, SME has served practitioners, companies, educators, government and communities across the manufacturing spectrum for more than 80 years. Through its strategic areas of events, media, membership, training and development, and the SME Education Foundation, SME is uniquely dedicated to advancing manufacturing by addressing both knowledge and skill needs for industry. At SME, we are making the future. Together. Learn more at www.sme.org