Feb 17, 2018 | By Tess

3D printed shoes, sports cars, and Olympic gear… Find some of this week’s top stories here.

Team USA aims to win gold with 3D printed sleds at Olympic luge competition

With the XXIII Winter Olympic Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea well under way, it was only a matter of time before 3D printing was revealed to be involved. According to 3D printing giant Stratasys, it worked with the US Olympic Luge Team to 3D print specialized components for its sleds with the hope of snatching up a gold medal. (They didn't, but still made the country proud.) []

3D printing helps Porsche produce extremely rare car parts for its classic models

German sports car manufacturer Porsche has turned to 3D printing for the production of limited spare parts for its Porsche Classic range. Additive manufacturing will enable the auto manufacturer to create spare parts on demand for owners of classic Porsche models, for which spare parts can be difficult to come by. []

Nano Dimension launches 3D Printed Electronics Service Bureau, first online service for on-demand printed electronics

Nano Dimension, an Israel-based company specializing in 3D printed electronics, has just launched a new service dedicated to 3D printed electronics. The online service is said to be the first of its kind, and will provide companies and individuals with access to resources for developing and ordering smart and electronic 3D printed devices. []

Adidas' 3D printed AlphaEDGE 4D LTD sneakers coming sooner than expected

Exciting news for those patiently awaiting the release of Adidas’ new AlphaEDGE 4D LTD sneaker. The 3D printed shoes, made using the sportswear giant’s FUTURECRAFT manufacturing technology, will be released today, February 17, instead of their expected May release date. []

Mbadika: Black Panther and 3D printing are helping teach kids about STEM

When Netia McCray, founder of non-profit Mbadika, saw that Black Panther was being released by Marvel Studios, she and her team were inspired to use the momentum and excitement of the film to get kids, and especially black kids, engaged in some STEM projects. []



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