Medical applications are taking the spotlight:   Stent construction from Northwestern

https://3dprintingindustry.com/news/northwestern-healing-hearts-3d-printing-97248/

 

3D Printing to be used for printing new habitats - - on Mars!!

http://gadgets.ndtv.com/science/news/nasa-3d-printing-competition-to-help-design-habitats-for-deep-space-missions-693876

 

A Harvard Business Review look at the future of additive manufacturing.

https://hbr.org/2015/05/the-3-d-printing-revolution?cm_sp=Magazine%20Archi

 

3D Printing educational opportunities.  Kids learning to 3D print.

http://thejournal.com/articles/2015/03/23/i3d-creatives-launches-3d-printing-curriculum-for-ages-8-15.aspx

 

Brain surgery practiced on 3D printed model of Chinese woman's brain 

http://3dprint.com/92445/3d-printed-brain-surgery/

 

You’ll be flying on 3D printed parts.  Boeing making 3D printed airplane parts.

http://www.fool.com/investing/general/2015/03/22/could-boeings-next-big-jet-come-from-a-3d-printer.aspx

 

Graphene makes conductive 3D printing possible.  Not yet ready for printed circuit boards, but that’s coming.

http://www.engineering.com/3DPrinting/3DPrintingArticles/ArticleID/9797/Conductive-Graphene-Filament-for-3D-Printing.aspx

 

A “feel good” story about 3D printing.  Amputees in Africa get prostheses quickly and inexpensively.

http://www.forbes.com/sites/leoking/2015/03/16/3d-printing-and-the-momentous-change-for-africas-amputees/

 

Another interesting innovation.  Printing using dry cement and adding water in place. 

http://www.gizmag.com/berkeley-researchers-pioneer-powder-based-concrete-3d-printing/36515/

  

3D printed graphene promises to revolutionize battery technology in a battery-intensive world. 

http://3dprint.com/86702/3d-printed-graphene-battery/

 

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