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  • Researchers Turn to Multi-Material 3D Printing to Develop Responsive, Versatile Smart Composites

    10/24/2017 2:53:42 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 2 replies
    3D Print ^ | October 23, 2017 | Sarah Saunders
    3D printing technology has been used multiple times to help create drug delivery and release systems, from programmable release capsules and cancer drug-emitting implants to micro-rockets that deliver drugs inside the body and even a biomaterial sleeve that can reduce the risk of infection after a body piercing. Some researchers are working to develop 3D printed pills and vaccines that will combine multiple medications into one, and an Israeli drug delivery company will soon seek FDA approval for its 3D printed medical marijuana inhaler, which can control the doses a person inhales. But I would bet you $20 that none...
  • 3D printing could make Sen. Dianne Feinstein's proposed 'bump stock' ban obsolete

    10/07/2017 1:06:10 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | October 4, 2017 | Philip Wegmann
    On Wednesday morning, Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., introduced legislation banning bump fire stocks — accessories that transform semi-automatic rifles into machine guns. Already 20 Senate Democrats have co-sponsored the bill and even some wayward Republicans have promised to consider it. If successful, the bill could land on President Trump's desk, and it could become the first new gun control law in decades. And, more than likely, it could be obsolete. Bump fire stocks are made from relatively cheap polymers that can be 3-D printed. Hobbyists have posted videos of their homemade stocks in action, at least one manufacturer has actually...
  • Markforged announces two 3D printers that produce items as strong as steel

    08/21/2017 4:41:09 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    Tech Crunch ^ | August 21, 2017 | John Biggs
    Markforged, a 3D printer manufacturer based in Boston, has just announced two new models — the X3 and the X5. Both of these printers are designed to create carbon fiber-infused objects using a standard filament printing system and both can produce items that can replace or are stronger than steel objects. Both printers have auto-leveling and scanning systems to ensure each printed object is exactly like every other. Further, the printers use Markforged’s special thermoplastic fiber filament, while the X5 can add a “strand of continuous fiberglass” to create objects “19X stronger and 10X stiffer than traditional plastics.” This means...
  • 100x faster, 10x cheaper: 3D metal printing is about to go mainstream

    07/27/2017 2:48:17 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    New Atlas ^ | July 26, 2017 | Loz Blain
    Desktop Metal – remember the name. This Massachussetts company is preparing to turn manufacturing on its head, with a 3D metal printing system that's so much faster, safer and cheaper than existing systems that it's going to compete with traditional mass manufacturing processes. We've been hearing for years now about 3D printing and how it's going to revolutionize manufacturing. As yet, though, it's still on the periphery. Plenty of design studios and even home users run desktop printers, but the only affordable printing materials are cheap ABS plastics. And at the other end of the market, while organizations like NASA...
  • Hampton Creek announces plan to offer lab-grown meat by 2018, 3D printing under consideration

    07/07/2017 10:04:53 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    3Ders ^ | July 6, 2017
    Hampton Creek, a plant-based food startup headquartered in San Francisco, recently announced that it will be moving into the lab-grown meat industry, and plans to have its clean meat products on shelves as soon as 2018. According to Spanish tech site ABC.es, Hampton Creek is considering using 3D printing to realize this goal. Since its founding in 2011 by Josh Balk and Joshua Tetrick (the company’s current CEO), Hampton Creek has gained a lot of attention for its plant-based food products—both good and bad. On the good side, the company has been recognized as a unicorn startup and has done...
  • A peek inside Norsk Titanium's high-tech, 3-D printing shop (400 jobs in New York)

    07/04/2017 5:47:44 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    North Country Public Radio ^ | July 4, 2017 | Zach Hirsch
    Norsk Titanium has become a huge source of pride for people in Plattsburgh. It's a Norwegian aerospace company that makes airplane parts using high-tech, industrial, 3-D printing machines. The plant opened last year, and recently Norsk delivered its first federally approved parts for Boeing commercial airplanes. The 3-D printing technology is at the cutting edge in the aerospace industry. Business leaders have called this the next industrial revolution. We visited the company's research and testing facility to see how it works. The 3-D printers looked like long, supersized computer towers. A mechanical arm with little torches on the end shot...
  • The future of 3D printing by medical consultant Dr. Thirumurugan S V Mahadhevan

    06/26/2017 11:15:06 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    3D Printing Industry ^ | June 23, 2017 | Dr. Thirumurugan S. V. Mahadhevan
    Innovations in the technology of 3D printing and scanning have been tremendous. The hype that was already being created in 3D printing is huge and the R&D is happening to fulfil the expectations in different parts of the world. Though the technology erupted in 1980’s, 3D printing for healthcare has been getting familiar in the last decade. Let us see how, across all areas, 3D printing of healthcare can have a bigger impact in coming years. Bio-printing Whenever the words “3D printing in healthcare” are uttered, most people will ask, “is it possible to 3D print an organ like heart...
  • Chemists create 3D printed graphene foam

    06/26/2017 1:38:56 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 1 replies
    Nanotechnologists from Rice University and China's Tianjin University have used 3-D laser printing to fabricate centimeter-sized objects of atomically thin graphene. The research could yield industrially useful quantities of bulk graphene and is described online in a new study in the American Chemical Society journal ACS Nano. "This study is a first of its kind," said Rice chemist James Tour, co-corresponding author of the paper. "We have shown how to make 3-D graphene foams from nongraphene starting materials, and the method lends itself to being scaled to graphene foams for additive manufacturing applications with pore-size control." Graphene, one of the...
  • Could the Future of Metal 3D Printing Be Print Farms?

    06/24/2017 2:01:32 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    Design News ^ | June 20, 2017 | Tracey Schelmetic
    One company sees 3D print technology evolving into a product lineup of affordable and scalable printers, with the “blade server” concept for volume manufacturing where printers on a rack will scale up or down to meet customers’ needs. Discussions of additive manufacturing invariably turn to prototyping for a good reason: economics. While it may make sense from a cost perspective to 3D print functional new parts with plastic or metal during the design process, additive manufacturing (AM) techniques cease where mass production begins. Few manufacturers are discussing replacing traditional production methods for parts with AM techniques, as it would simply...
  • 3D Bio-printing Approaches for Tissue Engineering Applications

    04/12/2017 1:35:58 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    AZO Materials ^ | April 12, 2017 | Liam Critchley
    Three-dimensional (3D) printing has gained traction in recent years and is now used across a wide range of industries for the quick and easy fabrication of complex materials. 3D printing is now set to revolutionise the medical industry, especially in regenerative medicine, as it enables cells, tissues and organs to be printed on demand. These biological components are traditionally cultured for long periods of time, using various gaseous and chemical environments so that they grow. Aside from the timescales, standard culturing methods can easily go awry if there is even a small, and often accidental or unavoidable change in the...
  • A robot can print this $32,000 house in as few as eight hours — take a look inside

    04/07/2017 1:08:44 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    Business Insider ^ | April 6, 2017 | Leanna Garfield
    Building a house completely by hand can be both time-consuming and expensive. A number of home-builders have chosen to automate part of the construction process (i.e. by printing the home's parts) instead. A new Ukrainian homebuilding startup called Passivdom uses a 3D-printing robot that can print parts for tiny houses. The machine can print the walls, roof, and floor of Passivdom's 380-square-foot model in about eight hours. The windows, doors, plumbing, and electrical systems are then added by a human worker. When complete, the homes are completely autonomous and mobile, meaning they don't need to connect to external electrical and...
  • Ready-to-knit meets ready-to-wear: Kniterate is the new 3D printer for knitwear

    04/03/2017 4:39:17 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    3Ders ^ | April 3, 2017 | Julia
    Kniterate, the 3D printer for Knitwear, has taken Kickstarter by storm with its new crowd-funding campaign. The digital knitting machine, which first crossed our radar back in June 2016, has recently resurfaced, catching the eye of design bloggers, knitters, and knitwear enthusiasts alike. And all the buzz may be just what Kniterate needs to hit the market: with almost $250,000 already pledged, the Kickstarter campaign has more than doubled its initial goal of $100,000. What is Kniterate exactly? It’s a computerized knitting machine that, by “bringing an affordable and compact version of industrial knitting machines to your workshop,” promises to...
  • XYZprinting Offers the Original da Vinci 1.0 Blue 3D Printer for Free With Filament Purchase

    03/16/2017 7:18:25 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    3D Print ^ | March 16, 2017 | Clare Scott
    XYZprinting is one of the most prolific 3D printer manufacturers active in the market right now. The company has released so many products just in the last year, in fact, that youÂ’d be forgiven for having to stretch your memory to recall XYZprintingÂ’s beginnings. It all started with the da Vinci 1.0 Blue, also known as the da Vinci 1.0 or the da Vinci 1.0A, XYZÂ’s debut 3D printer that was an immediate hit at CES 2014. ItÂ’s hard to believe XYZprinting has been around for just a few years, considering the success theyÂ’ve had since then; a lot can...
  • Eight Futuristic Foods You'll Be Eating in 30 Years

    03/10/2017 4:19:25 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 61 replies
    Gizmodo ^ | January 2, 2017 | Ryan F. Mandelbaum
    We ate some weird s**t in 2016. A person born in the year 1000 AD definitely wouldn’t comprehend a Dorito. He certainly wouldn’t understand why kids love the taste of Cinnamon Toast Crunch, and if you showed him a Twinkie, he’d probably burn you at the stake. But the way things are headed, our food is bound to get a lot weirder. Scientific research doesn’t just bring us more convenient and cheaper food options, but the hope of overcoming sustainability issues, too. The meat industry plays a huge role in climate change—around 10 percent of America’s total greenhouse gas emissions...
  • The first on-site house has been printed in Russia (3D Printing)

    03/05/2017 5:56:10 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    3D Printing Progress ^ | March 6, 2017
    The first house printed using mobile 3D printing technology has been built in Stupino town, Moscow region. The Apis Cor and PIK companies have successfully completed the project. How it was builtIn December 2016, the Apis Cor company in cooperation with PIK proceeded to print the building using a mobile 3D printer. Construction took place at the Apis Cor company's test facility in the town of Stupino, on the territory of the Stupino aerated concrete factory. Printing of self-bearing walls, partitions and building envelope were done in less than a day: pure machine time of printing amounted to 24 hours....
  • Printed human body parts could soon be available for transplant

    02/09/2017 12:43:50 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    The Economist ^ | January 28, 2017
    EVERY year about 120,000 organs, mostly kidneys, are transplanted from one human being to another. Sometimes the donor is a living volunteer. Usually, though, he or she is the victim of an accident, stroke, heart attack or similar sudden event that has terminated the life of an otherwise healthy individual. But a lack of suitable donors, particularly as cars get safer and first-aid becomes more effective, means the supply of such organs is limited. Many people therefore die waiting for a transplant. That has led researchers to study the question of how to build organs from scratch. One promising approach...
  • Scientists Can Now 3D Print Transplantable Skin

    01/29/2017 6:51:11 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    Wall Street Pit ^ | January 29, 2017
    Today we can print human skin. Soon we may be able to print human organs. A new item has just been added to the list of things that can be 3D printed: human skin. This is what researchers from the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (UC3M) in Spain have recently demonstrated. With a 3D printer that uses special ink composed of human cells, they were able to create human skin that looks and behaves like real skin — with a dermis and an epidermis, able to produce collagen and react like real skin does to tests done. This artificially created...
  • Making the strongest material ever: 3D printing graphene at MIT

    01/09/2017 6:01:59 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    3D Printing Industry ^ | January 9, 2017 | Beau Jackson
    Through studying the geometry of strong structures, MIT researchers are now one step closer to 3D printing graphene. By comparison, 2D graphene is better at conducting electricity than copper wires, ten times stronger than steel, and lighter and certainly more transparent than both of them. The problem is that these properties as are all theoretical and scaling the nanomaterial has proved challenging. Furthermore, in order to compete with copper and steel, graphene has to be 3D. 3D graphene – here’s the deal The challenges of making a 3D structure out of a 2D material is that the material’s atomic structure,...
  • Researchers Endeavor to Develop a 3D Printer That Can Print Onto Anything

    12/30/2016 7:30:07 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    3D Print ^ | December 29, 2016 | Clare Scott
    As 3D printing continues to develop and evolve, we’ve begun to see it branch off quite a bit from the typical image of a machine depositing layers onto a flat build platform. 3D printing has been adapted to print onto preexisting objects, onto fabric, and in multiple directions. Machines capable of doing these fancy tricks are still rare and expensive, though, and not quite accessible to the average maker, but that may not be the case forever. A group of UK researchers recently published a paper about their efforts to develop an affordable system that can 3D print onto uneven,...
  • The year ahead in automotive trends

    12/27/2016 4:38:07 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 52 replies
    Plastics Today ^ | December 27, 2016 | Stephen Moore
    The four mega-trends shaping the global auto industry over the next 15-odd years are undoubtedly vehicles with lower emissions, new powertrain technologies, autonomous automobiles and vehicle digitalization. Reflecting these mega-trends, one can anticipate more developments in lightweighting, drivetrain optimization, car computerization, infotainment and driverless transportation in 2017. Here PlasticsToday gives its take on some of the key developments expected in 2017. Staying connected, and entertained Rather than being interested in the size of the engine and the shape of the car, consumers are now more interested in “infotainment” systems, being connected, autonomous driving and diverse mobility, notes consultant McKinsey. Traditionally,...