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3D printing technology is advancing at a rapid pace, but it is difficult to find or create 3D-printable models that are scientifically accurate or medically applicable. The NIH 3D Print Exchange provides models in formats that are readily compatible with 3D printers, and offers a unique set of tools create and share 3D-printable models related to biomedical science.

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VA Innovation and Creation Series

Prosthetics and Assistive Technology Challenge

The Department of Veterans Affairs invites you to support America's Veterans by participating in the VA Innovation Creation Series for Prosthetics and Assistive Technologies, powered by the VA Center for Innovation. The goal of the challenge is to accelerate the development of personalized technologies to better care for Veterans by bringing together engineers, designers, and problem solvers. At the close of the challenge, the designs will be available as part of the NIH 3D Print Exchange special collection for prosthetics.

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New Features to Improve...

by James Tyrwhitt Drake, Thu, May 28, 2015

There have been some recent changes at the 3D Print Exchange! We've integrated two new services into the site to make it easier for you to print your models: AstroPrint and Netfabb. Slice Models with AstroPrint AstroPrint is a neat way to slice, store, and manage your print files in the cloud. The service works by taking your uploaded 3D model, adding supports, slicing it, and saving the gcode in your account online. You can then access, download, and print your models. It's like a combination of 3D printing software, such as Cura or Repetier Host, with cloud storage. To use...

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