Archive for the ‘3D printing’ category: Page 121

Nov 26, 2015

Russian 3D-bioprinted thyroid gland implant proves functional in mice

Posted by in categories: 3D printing, biotech/medical

A Moscow laboratory has conducted the first successful organ translation using a unique Russian 3D-printing technology. The breakthrough could potentially help millions suffering from thyroid disorders – and paves the way for printing other human organs.

The thyroid, a butterfly-shaped gland in the neck, can have a dramatic impact on a huge variety of human bodily functions. The groundbreaking operation, thus far only in rodents, was performed by a team from the 3D Bioprinting Solutions Laboratory in the Russian capital some three months ago.

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Nov 25, 2015

Toshiba Machine Announces a Metal 3D Printer Ten Times Faster Than Others on the Market

Posted by in categories: 3D printing, innovation

It’s rare to see technology sectors advance as quickly as metal 3D printing has. Until very recently, the technology was lagging a bit behind other forms of 3D printing. Its cost, plus the size of the printers required, limited it mostly to large industrial companies, but just in the last few months there’s been a burst of innovations making metal printers smaller, cheaper and more accessible. From startups like Desktop Metal to major corporations like Additive Industries, this year’s major focus seems to be on advancing metal 3D printing.

The latest company to announce a new metal printer is Toshiba Corporation, which has, in conjunction with its machine tools unit Toshiba Machine, developed a prototype for a metal printer that promises to be ten times faster than most powder bed fusion sintering printers.

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Nov 22, 2015

Five Cool Desktop 3D Printers

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Five Desktop 3D Printers

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Nov 17, 2015

This drivable car was just 3D printed in 44 hours

Posted by in categories: 3D printing, transportation

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Nov 17, 2015

‘The Next Big Thing: From 3D Printing to Mining the Moon’ — interview with Futurist Christopher Barnatt

Posted by in categories: 3D printing, space

Futurist Christopher Barnatt is the author of two 3D printing books, and is well known in the 3D printing community. His latest book — “The Next Big Thing: From 3D Printing to Mining the Moon” — covers far more than additive manufacturing. But as “3D Printing” is in the sub-title, we thought we’d ask him what it is all about.

3Ders: “The Next Big Thing” is a very broad title, so can you tell us what the book covers?

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Nov 16, 2015

An Italian company built a 40-foot tall 3D printer to help solve the global housing crisis

Posted by in categories: 3D printing, habitats

They want to use the printer to build homes for those in need.

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Nov 16, 2015

#24 AVATAR TECHNOLOGY DIGEST / Get a Virtual-Reality Punch

Posted by in categories: 3D printing, biotech/medical, mobile phones, robotics/AI, virtual reality

Welcome to #24 Avatar Technology Digest! We provide you with the latest news on Technology, Medical Cybernetics and Artificial Intelligence the best way we can. Here are the top stories of the last week!

1) Did you know that Disney does more than shoot box office hits and sell toys to your kids? They also have a very active Research Department that specializes in a variety of applications that can be used throughout the Disney empire. And now another interesting innovation has come out of the Research Department, as they have developed a method for generating those 3D printable robots without the need for time and energy-consuming work at all.

2) Being able to identify problems with a person’s body without subjecting them to invasive procedures is the fantasy of all Star Trek doctors. There’s even a prize offering a fortune to anyone who can effectively recreate the tricorder technology out in the real world. Now, Stanford scientists think that they’ve developed a system that, in time, could be used to spot cancerous tumors from a foot away.

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Nov 15, 2015

Vivek Wadhwa: Get Ready for The Next Wave of Tech Disruptions

Posted by in categories: 3D printing, robotics/AI

Futurist Vivek Wadhwa predicts change “at a scale which is unimaginable before,” thanks to advances in technologies like robotics and 3D printing. “New trillion dollar industries will wipe out out existing trillion dollar industries,” he says. “This is the future we’re headed into, for better or for worse.”

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Nov 14, 2015

Disney Research-CMU design tool helps novices design 3D-printable robotic creatures

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Digital designs for robotic creatures are shown on the left and the physical prototypes produced via 3-D printing are on the right (credit: Disney Research, Carnegie Melon University)

Now you can design and build your own customized walking robot using a 3-D printer and off-the-shelf servo motors, with the help of a new DYI design tool developed by Disney Research and Carnegie Mellon University.

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Nov 12, 2015

First ever 3D printer to print organic living things

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Photo Credit: Printgreen Tiskajzeleno/Facebook

This 3D printer is the dream of every garden lover. Created at the University of Maribor in Slovenia by students Maja Petek, Tina Zidanšek, Urška Skaza, Danica Rženičnik and Simon Tržan, the printer unites art, technology and nature into one.

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