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Hi all,

I've posted in our website the Open Access version of our latest 3D-Printing paper, a thorough overview of 3D-Printing for microfluidics. To download it, you can just click on the name of the journal ("Lab on a Chip") in our list of publications:

N. Bhattacharjee, A. Urrios, Shawn Kang, and A. Folch, “The upcoming 3D-printing revolution in microfluidics”, Lab on a Chip (2016).

http://albertfolch.wix.com/folchlabhome#!publications/cxlf

Or you can click directly on the link:
http://media.wix.com/ugd/aec75c_5185928d1f364351a1b4b5dd3bde30d6.pdf

Thanks for your interest,

Albert Folch.
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Airbus subsidiary APWorks is using its 3D printing expertise to build what it calls "probably the world's lightest motorcycle," a lithe, bicycle-like all-electric machine weighing 35 kilograms (77...
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+Brook Drumm thanks so much! I wanna check it out.
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HP launches lead filled balloon, thinks lead based balloons are the next big thing
That's for the entry-level model. Going up the food chain will cost ya
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+Jeff DeMaagd I think one of the key benefits of Reprap (besides education) is that it greatly expanded the use case and user base for AM machines. I built one of my contractors a Mendelmax 2 a few years back, now they lease a large format Projet (it's not the most expensive machine in their shop). They were able to see enough of a market to invest to go to a larger commercial machine to offer a different process.

The sub $5k machines are in a good place in that you can get pretty good quality for prototyping and rapid turnaround. It still doesn't scale well for production but with a TAZ or a Form ideas and prototypes can be cranked out like never before.
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Open-Source machines still have a place in today's proprietary world!
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+Thomas Sanladerer It looks like acceleration is 500mm/s^2 by default, is that the case on your unit? Did you notice any impacts to print time, and/or try higher acceleration values? I'm guessing the printhead mass is limiting in this regard.
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Prusa i3 MK2 is out :-)
Hi guys, I wrote about our growth couple of months ago and it has been almost 9 months since we switched to 1.75mm. It’s about time for a new release, right?! I am very happy that we proved people want to use quality parts. What is the point of buying the cheapest kit when you …
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This has some nice upgrades compared to the package I'm using. I'm not sure if I want to keep improving my machine, or call it quits and start on a new platform!
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E3D Edge - It's like PETG but with added sciencey type stuff. Even if you're not in the market for some new materials at the moment I think this might make an interesting read on how different materials, bond, flow and how the properties of the material you're printing affect the process and output.

Plastic is a deceptively complex thing, the more I learn the less I realise I know.

http://e3d-online.com/blog/Edge
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What printer kit is the best under $300?
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An Australian Company Has Achieved A World-First In 3D Printing
http://www.gizmodo.com.au/2016/05/an-australian-company-has-achieved-a-world-first-in-3d-printing/

An Australian chemical company has developed the world’s first PVC filament that’s able to be used with FDM 3D printers, opening up yet mo...
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Great material...when is the material going to be available in Africa?and howw much a standard piece?
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Hey Guys! Check out my latest video if you want to see who won the 5k subscriber contest. I also show off some killer PETG from Form Futura https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RVdSm4554Ks
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Japanese 3D-printing vagina artist found guilty of obscenity
http://www.cnet.com/news/japanese-3d-printed-vagina-artist-found-guilty-of-obscenity/

Megumi Igarashi has been fined for circulating 3D-printable files of her genitals, but a judge has decided that her vagina-shaped kayak is all good.
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+william foster Yep. It's a story from a few years back.

This is just the verdict from the trial, which took ages and ages to arrive. And since she is appealing the judges decision, we haven't heard the last of this either.

I have been to Japan many, many times, but I have never been to Kawasaki in April for the penis festival. Maybe one day I will go and see the festival for myself...
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Guessssssss Whaaaaaaaaaaat?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tjM31WtkW-8
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The newly launched #Discov3ryComplete  is a fully integrated +Ultimaker printer + Discov3ry paste extruder. Switching between plastic and paste is seamless. Learn more at http://structur3d.io/
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They now have a long product demo video
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wow. great
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HP today began taking orders for its new Jet Fusion 3D printer, which it said will revolutionize manufacturing by increasing the speed of parts manufacturing 10-fold while halving costs compared to other 3D printing technologies.
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+venkatesh jos not really. Compared to other commercial/industrial offerings, it's in the same range and with purported advantages
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Upon user request on #reprap   forums I have re-designed the XCarriage of my WIP #corexy - #SCOUTcorexy - so that the belt-catchers are interchangeable for different YCarriage bearings' ODs thus making it easy to change the YCarriages design or even the bearings alone without re-printing the whole XCarriage.

This design is compatible with #Smartrapcore alu (belt-catchers for 30mm diam that the #smartrapcore alu uses (608+sleeve)) and is more compact, has internal belt teeth making it less prone to breaking.

Check it out at: http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:1566017
This is the evolution of the 3xLM8UU Minimal X-Carriage with balanced belt-tensioner (http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:1505842) that I have previously developed. It is not replacing it as that one servers the purpose very well but this is an effort to have 4 bearings for those who want them. I made this one modular so I or anybody else can just replace the belt-grippers at will, printing them alone if the bearings on their Y axis changes for some...
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A good read... I particularly like the "ice pick Printer"
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Exclusive introduction of Prusa i3 MK2 from #3Dexpo Prague
As promised, here is the short preview of enhanced i3 printer made by the author and designer +Josef Prusa.

And sorry for a shaky cam, it was not so easy to find a time during interesting exhibition and conference for both of us. ;) And as we have done a Combat of 3D printers during the exhibition this week (with the event organisers) I can say that printed models from #Prusai3 MK2 look very detailed and promising.

#3Dtisk #3Dprinting #3Dprinter +Prusa Research s.r.o. - 3D tiskárny
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RVdSm4554Ks Please subscribe to stay up to date :) Helps me a BUNCH
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What is next? Prusa i3 MK2
Josef Prusa, developer of well known Prusa i3 RepRap printer, has revealed new and very promising iteration called MK2 during Czech #3Dexpo fair and conference in Prague. As I have personally seen, many things were improved – from heated bed with bigger building volume to very precise Z axis. More info (and I hope also exclusive video with the author) to come. ;)

#3Dprinting #3Dtisk #Prusai3 #i3mk2 +Josef Prusa​​​ +Prusa Research s.r.o. - 3D tiskárny​​​
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What was behind my comment (maybe not as focused as a point to my comment) was that RepRap as a movement has become desktop 3D printing, with very few people pursuing replication. I don't know if I would say that RepRap is dead, but it has largely morphed into something else. So it seems a little anachronistic to refer to Prusa i3 MK2 as a RepRap, regardless of the presence of printed parts. I don't think Prusa is attempting self-replication or even working toward it.
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