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Review: da Vinci Jr. 2.0 Mix 3D printer produces good quality, multi-colored objects

The da Vinci Jr. 2.0 Mix is XZYprinting's first fused filament, fabrication 3D printer capable of using two different colored filaments at the same time. While quality is still average, this machine is surprisingly capable.

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XYZ da Vinci Jr. 2.0 Mix 3D printer timelapse

As the da Vinci Jr. 2.0 Mix prints, watch the filament reels feed one color or the other to the extruder head.

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Boeing turns to 3D-printed parts to save millions on its 787 Dreamliner

Boeing will begin using at least four, and perhaps as many as 1,000, 3D-printed titanium parts to construct its new 787 Dreamliner commercial aircraft

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3D-printed partial liver transplants targeted for 2020

A U.S. company that 3D prints liver and kidney tissue for pharmaceutical testing expects to commercialize a process for printing portions of specific livers that could extend the lives of patients waiting for a transplant.

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VA hospitals adopt 3D printers to create custom prostheses

Stratasys is donating a 3D printer to five Veterans Affairs hospitals to enable the development of custom orthotics, prostheses and anatomical models.

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toki #2: the zoetrope evolved through 3D printing and light projectors

IDG.tv's Jimmy Conrad explores two of SXSW's many art installations: TRIPH by Circus Family, and toki #2 by Akinori Goto.

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Desktop 3D printers: The latest and the greatest

Computerworld's Lucas Mearian has put several of the latest 3D printers through their paces. Here, we summarize what he found.

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Ford tests 3D printer that can manufacture car parts of any size and shape

Ford said it is testing a new 3D printer capable of making car parts of unlimited size and shape, which the automaker said will enable it to reduce the cost of manufacturing and the weight of its vehicles.

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Unboxing the da Vinci Jr. 2.0 Mix printer

XYZ's latest 3D printer supports two-color printing at an affordable price. Computerworld reporter Lucas Mearian shows us what's in the box.

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Review: Ultimaker 3 offers high-quality 3D print jobs -- s-l-o-w-l-y

The Ultimaker 3 is a dual-extruder 3D printer that offers some of the highest definition around for a fused-filament fabricator. But it can also be extraordinarily fussy.

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Flash review: Ultimaker 3 3D printer

Computerworld puts the Ultimaker 3 fused-filament 3D printer through its paces -- in 30 seconds.

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Stratasys unveils 3D printer line for office workgroups

Stratasys today announced a new line of professional 3D printers aimed at office workgroups that need to print in multiple industrial-grade materials for rapid prototyping.

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MIT creates 3D printed graphene that’s lighter than air, 10X stronger than steel

Researchers have discovered a way to 3D print structures using graphene, one of the strongest materials there is. The result is a strong, lightweight material for airplanes, cars and buildings.

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Review: MakerBot Replicator+ 3D printer fixes some issues, but quality still lags

MakerBot has improved on its flagship 3D printer -- the Replicator+ -- with the sixth generation of its product. The printer is more accurate, among other things. But there are still deficiencies in print quality that MakerBot needs...

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3D printer owners rate the best 14 machines

Online user community 3D Hubs has published its third annual 3D Printer Guide for 2017, based on reviews from 8,624 verified 3D printer owners of 513 different 3D printer models. Only 14 made it to the top.

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Harvard's 3D-printed heart on a chip could lead to personalized medicine breakthroughs

Harvard has successfully 3D-printed the organ-on-a-chip with integrated sensors that may someday be used to match the properties of a specific disease or even an individual patient’s cells.

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Review: The da Vinci Mini leads as a low-cost 3D printer

XYZprinting’s inexpensive da Vinci Mini focuses on what is most important in a 3D printer: The ability to create good quality models in a short amount of time.

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Hands-on with the da Vinci Mini 3D printer

Possibly the best low-cost consumer 3D printer, XYZprinting’s inexpensive unit delivers the ability to create good quality models in a short amount of time.

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