3D technology

In this Tuesday, April 28, 2020, photo, Alexander Faigen, of Augusta University's Dental College of Georgia, shows how far a nasal swab must be inserted in Augusta, Ga. Volunteers at a Georgia dental college who started using a 3D printer to make nasal swabs used in test kits for the coronavirus are now a major part of the state's effort to expand testing. (AP Photo/Ron Harris)
May 04, 2020 - 1:10 am
AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — Seeing a chance to help amid a shortage of kits to test people for the coronavirus, Dr. Jeffrey James dedicated a 3D printer at the dental college where he teaches to churning out nasal swabs at a rate of 300 per day. Then Georgia officials working with Gov. Brian Kemp heard...
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High school junior, Will Olsen, 17, of Kensington, Md., picks up bags holding pieces for medical face shields that were printed using personal 3D printers, in Kensington, Md., Sunday, April 19, 2020. He then delivered the bags to the Eaton Hotel in downtown Washington for assembly. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
April 23, 2020 - 12:10 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — It started in late March with a self-professed high school “news junkie” and a lone 3D printer. Georgetown Day School senior Jonah Docter-Loeb was transfixed by television footage of the “suffering on such a large scale” caused by the coronavirus pandemic. After learning that...
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In this Friday, March 27, 2020, photo provided by NASCAR, safety splash shields are made at the NASCAR Research and Development Center in Concord, N.C. NASCAR has joined the effort, using their idled equipment and technology to produce face shields and other needed PPE items for health care workers battling the new coronavirus. (Eric Jacuzzi/NASCAR via AP)
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March 31, 2020 - 3:46 pm
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The five 3D printers at NASCAR's Research & Technology center – two delivered in February and installed less than two weeks ago -- are typically focused on composite parts and working on an updated stock car. But when racing came to a stop March 13 amid the coronavirus...
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FILE- This Aug. 1, 2018 file photo, shows a 3D printed gun called the Liberator, in Austin, Texas. Attorneys general in 20 states and the District of Columbia have filed a lawsuit challenging a federal regulation that could allow blueprints for making guns on 3D printers to be posted on the internet.  New York Attorney General Tish James is helping to lead the coalition, which filed the lawsuit Thursday. (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)
January 23, 2020 - 7:48 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorneys general in 20 states and the District of Columbia filed a lawsuit Thursday challenging a federal regulation that could allow blueprints for making guns on 3D printers to be posted on the internet. New York Attorney General Tish James, who helped lead the coalition of...
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January 23, 2020 - 11:18 am
BERLIN (AP) — Researchers say they've mimicked the voice of a 3,000-year-old Egyptian mummy by recreating much of its vocal tract using medical scanners, 3D printing and an electronic larynx. In a paper published Thursday by the journal Scientific Reports, the authors say the technique allowed them...
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In this Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2019 photo provided by the University of Maine, a 25-foot, 5,000-pound patrol boat, center, that was produced using a large polymer 3D printer, behind left, rests on a trailer on the school's campus, in Orono, Maine. The boat was printed at the school's Composites Center on the world's largest polymer 3D printer. (Ron Lisnet/University of Maine via AP)
October 10, 2019 - 1:30 pm
The world's largest 3D printer has created the world's largest 3D-printed boat. And the University of Maine demonstrated Thursday that it's seaworthy. The university unveiled the 25-foot, 5,000-pound boat that was printed at the university's Advanced Structures & Composite Center. It's one...
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September 12, 2019 - 12:11 pm
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The founder of a Texas company that sells plans for making untraceable 3D printed guns has been sentenced to seven years of probation for having sex with an underage girl. Cody Wilson was sentenced Thursday. He pleaded guilty in August to injury to a child after initially...
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August 25, 2019 - 7:22 am
LONDON (AP) — Putting small containers of liquids in plastic bags could soon be a thing of the past for airline passengers in Britain after the government announced plans Sunday to introduce 3D screening equipment for carry-on luggage at all major airports. Transport Secretary Grant Shapps said in...
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FILE - In this Aug. 1, 2018, file photo, Cody Wilson, with Defense Distributed, holds a 3D-printed gun called the Liberator at his shop, in Austin, Texas. On Friday, Aug. 9, 2019, Wilson, who sparked a nationwide legal fight over the constitutionality of firearms made with a 3D printer, pleaded guilty to having sex with an underage girl. (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)
August 09, 2019 - 3:02 pm
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The founder of a Texas company that sells plans for making untraceable 3D printed guns pleaded guilty Friday to having sex with an underage girl. Travis County Assistant District Attorney Joe Frederick said Cody Wilson pleaded guilty to a lesser charge of injury to a child...
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A Falcon 9 SpaceX rocket with a resupply mission to the International Space Station lifts off from pad 40 at the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Cape Canaveral, Fla., Thursday, July 25, 2019. (AP Photo/John Raoux)
July 25, 2019 - 6:40 pm
CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida (AP) — A space capsule carrying a 3D printer to make human tissue and about 5,000 pounds of other experiments and supplies is on its way to the International Space Station after a thunderous SpaceX launch. The private company's Falcon 9 rocket dodged threatening clouds in...
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