First 3D Printed Jet Engine Created in Australia

Researchers at Monash University, in Melbourne, Australia have teamed with individuals from Deakin University and CSIRO to 3D print two jet engines. They used a Concept Laser X line 1000R 3D and based their design off an auxiliary powered gas turbine engine. Read the full article here.

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Fossils, 3D thinking, and Rock Types

Are you having trouble thinking about how your students could use the 3D printer? Here’s an interesting idea from a professor out at Iowa State University: printing fossils, thinking 3D, and printing rock types. Read the full article for how Franek Hasiuk, a geologist at Iowa State University and proprietor of the GeoFabLab, is transforming  his…

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Fracking Practices Could Change with Use of 3D Printing

Hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking”, is the process of drilling and injecting fluid into the ground at a high pressure in order to fracture shale rocks to release natural gas inside. Geologists are reproducing the microscopic, intricate pore networks of rocks in scaled up 3D-printed models. “3D printing lets geology have lab rats,” said Franek Hasiuk, a…

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