This village for the homeless just got a new addition: 3D-printed houses

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Icon is printing full houses to give Austin’s homeless a real home to live in. For the last few years, Tim Shea has lived in an RV in a small community outside Austin that was designed for people who were once chronically homeless. In early May, he’ll move from the RV into one of the community’s first 3D-printed homes—a small house with walls made from a concrete-like material that were automatically extruded from a giant, 33-foot-long machine. Read Full Story

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One day, you might live in a 3D-printed house

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Icon—a winner of Fast Company’s 2020 World Changing Ideas Awards—has built a 3D printer so large it can print the walls of a house in 24 hours. Later this year, in a remote part of Southern Mexico, 50 families will move into the world’s first 3D-printed community . And on the outskirts of Austin, Texas, six people who were formerly homeless will move into small 3D-printed homes this May. The two projects are the first large-scale proof that 3D printing technology could be a viable way to quickly build affordable housing. Read Full Story

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How Your Local Business Can Be a Helper

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Posted by MiriamEllis “When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, ‘Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.’ To this day, especially in times of disaster, I remember my mother's words, and I am always comforted by realizing that there are still so many helpers — so many caring people in this world.” — Fred Rogers This quote is one I find myself turning to frequently these days as a local SEO. It calls to mind my irreplaceable neighborhood grocer. On my last essential run to their store, they not only shared a stashed 4-pack of bath tissue with me, but also stocked their market with local distillery-produced hand sanitizer which I was warned will reek of bourbon, but will get the job done. When times are hard, finding helpers comes as such …

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Makers are rushing to fight coronavirus with 3D printed face shields and test swabs

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3D printing is having a moment as a vital source of emergency medical supply creation. When Madiha Choksi, a research and learning technologies librarian at Columbia University, received a call for help from a doctor last week, she didn’t hesitate. Part of her job entails managing the school library’s 3D printing program, so she often gets requests from researchers and faculty members to print out different prototypes. On March 19, Peirre Elias, a Columbia University cardiology fellow, had an urgent ask: With the severe absence of PPE at hospitals, would she be able to 3D-print face shields? Read Full Story

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How 3D printing could help save lives in war-torn Syria

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A 3D printed “bone brick” could help save thousands of refugees injured by bomb blasts from amputation or worse. For thousands of Syrian refugees who have suffered horrific blast injuries after being hit by barrel bombs and other devices of death in their war-torn homeland, the only option is amputation. When you see the damage a blast injury can do, it’s a shock to the system and is so very sad and upsetting. Read Full Story

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Coronavirus fundraiser: Help support photographers with these incredible prints

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The photography community is fighting back with print sales to raise money for struggling artists during the COVID-19 recession. As the coronavirus pandemic forces us to embrace living remotely, often limiting our connection to the outside world to digital platforms and images, professional photographers are taking the initiative to raise funds for COVID-19 relief through the sale of prints. Below is a list of sites where you can bring home a physical version of a photographer’s vision while raising money for COVID-19 relief—or help working photographers offset lost income. Read Full Story

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3D print your own hands-free door handles

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In order to limit how often people touch surfaces, designers are creating 3D printed add-ons to place around the house. Right now, you’re probably doing everything in your power not to touch shared surfaces. But some, like door handles, are virtually impossible to avoid. Here to make your life easier (and more sanitary) is “ hands-free architecture ,” an open platform for downloading and 3D printing designs that can help protect against COVID-19. Read Full Story

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4 industries that can make the most of interactive 3D configurators

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30-second summary: The internet is beyond saturated, which means challenges for marketers who want to attract and engage customers. Interactive 3D configurators can help companies can create smooth, interactive experiences that will keep customers engaged for longer periods and have them coming back for more. PureWeb’s Elly Uz details which industries are uniquely suited to having 3D configurators enhance the customer experience. For roughly two decades, the rapid growth of people new to the internet meant that unique traffic to websites grew steadily. This was generated in many ways: Digital ads were enough to bring in new users, and standard websites with images, something to read, and maybe even some videos were enough to keep viewers interested. Now, the web’s growth rate has more or less plateaued in developed countries. Today’s users are accustomed to the typical eye-catching tactics of online marketing, and that means it’s more difficult to make …

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A small businesses eviction crisis is coming, too

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As millions of renters seem poised to lose their homes, small businesses are also being pushed to the brink by rent checks that keep coming even as they remain shut down by the pandemic. But without them, recovery will be vastly more difficult. Since the economic fallout of the COVID-19 pandemic first became clear, housing experts have been warning of a forthcoming eviction crisis, which could skyrocket homelessness across the country. But another kind of eviction crisis is coming, too: small business evictions, which will put even more strain on apartment renters and the cities that rely on that property tax income. Read Full Story

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