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3D printing saves lives in coronavirus supply line breakdown

3D printing saves lives in coronavirus supply line breakdown

As supply lines break and effects of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) become real, non-traditional fixes for problems have begun to appear. One Northern Italy hospital needed valves for a "reanimation device" on Friday of last week due to an extreme up-tick in cases thanks to COVID-19. The supplier of these parts had no way of getting fast replacements. A local 3D printing group stepped up and made the possibility of quick resupply a reality.

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3D-Printed 3D Scanner made to work with your phone

3D-Printed 3D Scanner made to work with your phone

An Arduino-based 3D scanner was created by an industrious 3D printing enthusiast and released open source this week for all to enjoy. This open source project was made to take out the most time-consuming component of the 3D scan process, giving said process instead to an Android phone combined with 3D-printed parts, a cheap motor, and an Arduino. This is not the first time such a system has been attempted, but it does appear to be the most complete and ready-to-roll system to date.

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Google Cloud Print will join the graveyard by end of 2020

Google Cloud Print will join the graveyard by end of 2020

Another one bites the dust but at least Google is giving users a little over a year to brace themselves. Google has just "announced" that its Google Cloud Print facility will no longer be in operation come January 1, 2021 and it encourages users and developers to use other means to print stuff, referring to each platform's native printing features. Given what Cloud Print enabled users to do, however, it almost feels like a step back to 2010.

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Polaroid PlaySmart 3D Printer released in USA at JOANN

Polaroid PlaySmart 3D Printer released in USA at JOANN

The United States' "leading craft and fabric retailer" JOANN has a new 3D printer on store shelves called the Polaroid PlaySmart. Before you go buying this just-released 3D printer for your friends, associates, or family members this holiday season, take a peek at a few of the details here and get to know the device a bit better. This device might be a bargain - or it might just be a bust - we shall see!

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Epson WorkForce WF-110 mobile color printer fits in a briefcase

Epson WorkForce WF-110 mobile color printer fits in a briefcase

Epson has unveiled its WorkForce WF-110, a wireless color printer designed for use while away from the office. This printer is claimed to be the smallest wireless color printer available -- it can fit within an ordinary backpack or briefcase, making it uniquely suitable for travel. Despite its small size, the model can print at a high resolution using a rechargeable battery.

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Fujifilm INSTAX Mini Link has a few odd features for smartphone users

Fujifilm INSTAX Mini Link has a few odd features for smartphone users

While camera makers have more or less embraced digital, some still try to appeal to nostalgia with printouts. Smartphone photo printers are all the fad with the younger crowd and Fujifilm's INSTAX is one of the brands that got there first. It hasn't stopped churning such portable printers almost ad nauseam but, admittedly, the newest INSTAX Mini Link does have a few tricks up its sleeves that make it more interesting, even if not that compelling.

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NASA funds Archinaut One to 3D print spacecraft components in space

NASA funds Archinaut One to 3D print spacecraft components in space

Space exploration missions and rocket launches may be exciting but they're also terribly expensive. Companies like SpaceX and Blue Origin are in a race to make launching spacecraft cheaper by reusing rockets but that's just one aspect of the whole business. Assembling spaceships themselves takes up not just time and money but also space. One possible solution would be to 3D print the parts that make up a spacecraft and not on Earth but in outer space directly.

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KiiPix smartphone instant printer doesn’t require batteries

KiiPix smartphone instant printer doesn’t require batteries

Tomy, a toy company, has launched a new instant printer designed for smartphones. Unlike existing instant mobile printers on the market, though, KiiPix doesn't require a battery, instead relying on the user hand-cranking a dial to produce the image. The printer uses ordinary Fujifilm Instax Mini film, which is cheap and easy to order.

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Pocket printer HP Sprocket 2 tries to be social

Pocket printer HP Sprocket 2 tries to be social

Back in 2016, HP decided to break into the pocket printer space by introducing the Sprocket. The miniature printer seemed to serve its purpose well, but two years on from release, HP has decided that it's time for an update. Today, HP announced the Sprocket 2nd Edition, and though its core functionality remains largely unchanged, there are a few new features that might make an upgrade worth it.

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HP Tango is the stylish, smart printer for millennials

HP Tango is the stylish, smart printer for millennials

Everything these days are being made smart but the one thing in the office that hasn't been upgraded that much is the humble printer. Sure, we're supposed to cut down on paper waste these days and most printers do connect to your home or office and that's pretty much it. In aiming to "reinvent" the printer, HP designed its new Tango printer around the one thing that everything else is these days: your smartphone.

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Faxploit turns archaic technology into a security risk

Faxploit turns archaic technology into a security risk

The combined might of email, scanners, and computers should have made the venerable fax machine obsolete right? Millennials might laugh at it and presume it went the way of the floppy disk but it might shock them to know that more 300 million fax numbers still exist. That may not mean that all of those are in use but it at suggests that some may be active and may even be connected to some network, be it local or the Internet. And that is one gaping security hole waiting for some enterprising hacker to get through.

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Canon Zoemini photo printer is smaller than your smartphone

Canon Zoemini photo printer is smaller than your smartphone

Everything old is new again. Despite the popularity of digital photos posted on social media, printed photos are still a thing. In fact, they’ve become an even bigger thing for a younger generation that didn’t grow up with traditional photos. This has caused an explosion of portable printers whose sole purpose is to print such photos, sometimes in old Polaroid style even, and the Canon Zoemini is easily the smallest of them yet.

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