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The Marine Corps is relying on 3D printing for new parts as it scrambles to prepare for winter warfare
The Marine Corps has, in recent months, started to shift its focus away from operations in the Middle East and begun to emphasize preparing to operate in extreme cold— like that found in northern Europe and northeast Asia
http://www.businessinsider.com/marine-corps-3d-printing-winter-warfare-2018-4
 
Swedish researchers develop bone glue
Researchers at Sweden's KTH Royal Institute of Technology have developed a bone adhesive that uses a dental bonding technique to repair bone fractures and could help people with osteoporosis. Results of a study involving rat models were published in the journal Advanced Functional Materials.
BioSpectrum Asia (5/7)  https://www.biospectrumasia.com/news/30/10821/researchers-develops-a-glue-to-fix-broken-bones-in-just-5-mins.html
 
3D-Printed Tire Never Goes Flat
In possibly creating the world’s first 3D-printed airless bicycle tire, the design shows how custom-made thermoplastic elastomers can bring added flexibility to 3D-printed objects.
https://news.thomasnet.com/featured/3d-printed-tire-never-goes-flat?channel=newsletter&campaign_type=PNA&campaign_name=0518&utm_campaign=0518&utm_medium=newsletter&utm_source=PNA&tinid=214222483

Project will recycle ocean waste into prosthetic limbs
The Million Waves Project, a charitable nonprofit, plans to use plastic waste found in the ocean to 3D print prosthetic limbs for children around the world who may not have access to them. "I realized that one of the world's most shameful problems could be reclaimed and turned into something to be proud of," founder Chris Moriarity said.
https://all3dp.com/million-waves-project-3d-prints-prosthetic-limbs-recycled-ocean-plastics/
 
 
 
Posted by Carol Tower on May 30, 2018 2:24 PM America/New_York