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Tag: 3D Printing

MIT: System can 3-D print an entire building

The list of materials that can be produced by 3-D printing has grown to include not just plastics but also metal, glass, and even food. Now, MIT researchers are expanding the list further, with the design of a system that can 3-D print the basic structure of an entire building.    

Nature Video: Printing glass

3D printers normally print using polymers, but glass has all sorts of advantages. Now researchers have found a way to 3D print with glass, with the detail of the objects only limited by the accuracy of the printer.  

Harvard University: 3D-printed heart-on-a-chip with integrated sensors

Harvard University researchers have made the first entirely 3D-printed organ-on-a-chip with integrated sensing. Built by a fully automated, digital manufacturing procedure, the 3D-printed heart-on-a-chip can be quickly fabricated and customized, allowing researchers to easily collect reliable data for short-term and long-term studies.  

Science Magazine: Print-on-demand bone could quickly mend major injuries

Material is flexible, cheap, and easy to produce. If you shatter a bone in the future, a 3D printer and some special ink could be your best medicine. Researchers have created what they call “hyperelastic bone” that can be manufactured on demand and works almost as well as the real thing, at least in monkeys …

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Formlabs: The Shirley Technique: A Cancer Survivor Receives a New Jaw

After Shirley Anderson lost his jaw to cancer, Dr. Travis Bellicchi took on the challenge of creating a prosthesis — with groundbreaking results. Both Shirley Anderson’s life and the medical field have been changed forever.

World Economic Forum: Davos 2016 – Life in 2030: Humankind and the Machine

The world is on the brink of a new revolution driven by the convergence of a number of new technologies, including genome editing, artificial intelligence and 3D printing. How will these technologies change the lives of the next generation? – What are the game-changing technologies? – What are the moral, ethical and social concerns which …

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Harvard University: Printing Vascular Tissue

Printing vessel vasculature is essential for sustaining functional living tissues. Until now, bioengineers have had difficulty building thick tissues, lacking a method to embed vascular networks. A 3D bioprinting method invented at the Wyss Institute and Harvard SEAS embeds a grid of vasculature into thick tissue laden with human stem cells and connective matrix. Printed …

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Harvard University: 4D Printing: Shapeshifting Architecture

A team at the Wyss Institute and Harvard SEAS has developed a new microscale printing method to create transformable objects. These “4D-printed” objects go a step beyond 3D printing to incorporate a fourth dimension–time. The method was inspired by the way plants change shape over time in response to environmental stimuli. This orchid-shaped structure is …

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NASA: 3-D Printed Rocket Engine Roars To Life

A team at NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama tested 3-D printed rocket engine parts connected together in the same fashion that they would work in a rocket engine. The parts performance rivaled that of traditionally manufactured engine parts. During six separate tests, the engine generated up to 20,000 pounds of thrust.  

CSIRO: Cancer patient receives 3D printed ribs manufactured by Anatomics

A Spanish cancer patient has received a titanium sternum and rib cage designed and manufactured by Melbourne-based medical device company Anatomics and printed utilising our 3D printing facility, Lab 22. Suffering from a chest wall sarcoma (a type of cancerous tumour that grows, in this instance, around the rib cage), the 54 year old man …

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Divergent Microfactories: The World’s first 3D-printed Supercar

The Divergent Blade is built on a carbon fiber tubular chassis and is the world’s first 3D-printed supercar, check it out below.  

ESA: Hot firing of world’s first 3D-printed platinum thruster chamber

This is the world’s first spacecraft thruster made using a 3D printer and it passed its baptism of fire brilliantly as seen in this clip from the European Space Agency.  

3D Systems: Derby the dog | Running on 3D Printed Prosthetics

See how unique, custom-3D printed prosthetics allow derby the dog to run for the first time. 3D Systems is a 3D printing company specializing in 3D printers, print materials, professional and consumer custom-parts services and 3D imaging and customization software.  

Avi Reichental: What’s next in 3D printing

Just like his beloved grandfather, Avi Reichental is a maker of things. The difference is, now he can use 3D printers to make almost anything, out of almost any material. Reichental tours us through the possibilities of 3D printing, for everything from printed candy to highly custom sneakers.  

NASA: NIAC Contour Crafting

NIAC Contour Crafting, Robotic construction of Lunar and Martian infrastructure. A NASA Innovative Advanced Concept (NIAC) project. USC Center for Rapid Automated Fabrication Technologies (CRAFT).  

The Glaucus – A quadrupedal soft robot with no hard moving parts

Published on Mar 24, 2014 The Glaucus, named after the Blue Sea Slug (Glaucus Atlanticus), is an open source soft robotic quadruped from Super-Releaser. It is a proof of concept for a method developed at Super-Releaser that can reproduce nearly any geometry modeled on the computer as a seamless silicone skin. The company hopes to …

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Anthony Atala: Printing a human kidney

Published on Mar 15, 2013 Surgeon Anthony Atala demonstrates an early-stage experiment that could someday solve the organ-donor problem: a 3D printer that uses living cells to output a transplantable kidney. Using similar technology, Dr. Atala’s young patient Luke Massella received an engineered bladder 10 years ago; we meet him onstage.  

Eric Drexler: A Future of Radical Abundance – Transforming the Material Basis of Civilization

The researcher, author and futurist Eric Drexler coined the concept of molecular nanotechnology 26 years ago. The future that he outlined in his book “Engines of creations” was then questioned by many. Now Drexler returns with a somewhat developing vision, where the concept of nanotechnology is replaced with APM (Atomically Precise Manufacturing). He clarify s …

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Skylar Tibbits: The emergence of “4D printing”

FILMED FEB 2013 • POSTED APR 2013 • TED2013 TED presents fellow Skylar Tibbits who s shaping the next development, which he calls 4D printing, where the fourth dimension is time. This emerging technology will allow us to print objects that then reshape themselves or self-assemble over time. [KGVID width=”720″ height=”400″]http://www.ourprg.com/Video/SkylarTibbits_2013U-480p.mp4[/KGVID]