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  • SkinCast, a new kind of 3D cast
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    SkinCast, a new kind of 3D cast

    French start-up SkinCasts is offering a new generation of 3D-printed wrist, elbow and ankle casts. Called SkinCasts, they are made of PLA and are presented as an alternative to standard resin casts, w...

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    Circular football jerseys

    Not quite 10 years ago, we wrote about the first recycled plastic football jerseys made from used plastic bottles....

  • AeroSHARK, a "shark skin" to cover aircraft
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    AeroSHARK, a "shark skin" to cover aircraft

    Swiss International Air Lines (SWISS) has decided to coat the 12 Boeing 777s in its fleet with a polymer adhesive film. This new surface technology will reduce the fuel consumption of the sub-fleet by...

  • Building differently with WallE+
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    Building differently with WallE+

    Although the name of Wall-E might initially conjure up the image of the little cleaning robot from the eponymous animated film, it is also the name of a prefabricated module made of composites with a ...

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