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3D Printed Ceramics for Jet Engines, Manufactured on a $3000 Printer

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Aerospace researchers unveil new additive manufacturing techniques for super strong ceramic outputs.

Researchers at HRL Laboratories (Malibu, California), a physical science and engineering research firm, have announced the discovery of a method for 3D printing high-tech ceramics that can be used in high-stress environments, such as rockets, jet engines, space shuttles, insulation for computer chips, and ball bearings.

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Dye Sublimation Outfits Olympic Hopefuls

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Epson sponsors team with swimsuits printed on SureColor F-Series.

The US national synchronized swimming team performed this September in Times Square in a multicolored see-through swimming pool to promote their efforts to reach the 2016 Olympics. The athletes sported custom suits designed by Triflare and printed on the Epson SureColor F-Series of dye-sublimation printers.

Check out more great print projects from our November/December issue:

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Ricoh Scoops up DTG with AnaJet Acquisition

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Looks to industrial inkjet market.

Ricoh has acquired direct-to-garment printer manufacturer AnaJet. Keep reading on our sister site.

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Wood Prints Refresh Signage Offerings

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Owner of Davis Sign Co. discusses projects and print potential.

Printing direct to substrate has been a diversifying push for San Rafael, California-based Davis Sign Co., says owner Milton Davis. Among materials from plastic and foamboard to aluminum and acrylic, the company’s prints on wood have been especially popular. Here, Davis talks about four recent projects, adding his top tips for printing on this unique substrate.

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10 Percent Growth Forecast for Wide-Format Inkjet Printing

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Lightwords Imaging predicts uptick in latex, textile, aqueous, and solvent graphics through 2018.

Lightwords Imaging, a digital imaging market research, analysis, and consulting agency specializing in wide-format inkjet printing, has released its latest industry market forecasts.

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3 Fine Art Media from Red River Paper

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Photographic printing up to 44 in. wide.

Red River Paper’s offerings for fine-art printing are acid-, lignin-, and chlorine-free; buffered; and coated. The company’s three wide-format papers include:

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Two New 3D Printers from Ultimaker

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Ultimaker 2+, Ultimaker 2 Extended+ feature interchangeable nozzles.

Ultimaker has released two new 3D printers: The Ultimaker 2+ and the Ultimaker 2 Extended+. Based on predecessors Ultimaker 2 and Ultimaker 2 Extended, respectively, the newest models feature a more powerful geared feeder to reduce the likelihood of materials skipping and improved cooling for better surface quality. Also, the addition of interchangeable nozzles is designed to simplify material changes and maintenance, and to give users the option between high speed and a high level of detail.

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Steelers Star Gets Digital Prints for Christmas

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Life-size cutouts of football stunts impress Antonio Brown.

What might record-holding, Pro Bowl-caliber NFL wide receiver Antonio Brown want for Christmas? Pittsburgh Steelers reporter and radio host of “The Antonio Brown Show” Dale Lolley was at a loss for gift ideas for his football-playing pal. Luckily, Lolley has an “in” in the print industry.

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