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  • Highly anticipated all-metal Trinus 3D printer/laser engraver ready for shipping

    10/16/2016 5:39:22 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    3Ders ^ | October 14, 2016
    Remember the Trinus 3D printer? While 3D printing startups have previously been responsible for some huge crowdfunding successes on Kickstarter, Kodama and their Trinus 3D printer showed the world how it’s done by raising more than $1.64 million USD during their extremely successful campaign. That achievement grew out of the appeal of the all-metal Trinus 3D printer, the first all-metal 3D printer to dip below the $500 price point. In fact, early bird pledgers picked one up for just $199. While huge Kickstarter successes sometimes create equally huge logistic challenges, Kodama seems to have thought of everything and the first...
  • Markforged Changes 3D Printing Once Again with the Mark X 3D Printer

    10/05/2016 8:08:22 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies ^ | October 4, 2016 | Michael Molitch-Hou
    In 2014, a small start-up shook SOLIDWORKS World with a game-changing technology capable of reinforcing nylon 3D-printed parts with continuous carbon fiber. Markforged, out of Cambridge, Mass., demonstrated that for about $5,000, any machine shop, manufacturing facility or lab could produce carbon fiber–reinforced parts on-demand. The company has since upgraded its system with the Mark Two 3D printer and released a number of new materials, including Kevlar reinforcement and a chopped carbon fiber-nylon composite. Now, however, Markforged aims to change the 3D printing game once again with a new printer dubbed the Mark X. spoke to Markforged CEO and...
  • This Startup Wants to Make Cow's Milk—Without Cows

    09/04/2016 7:24:48 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    Fortune ^ | August 31, 2016 | Beth Kowitt
    For Perumal Gandhi and Ryan Pandya, the impetus to start their company in 2014 really came down to cheese. Gandhi, now 25, was trying to cut back on meat and dairy for sustainability and animal welfare reasons, but he desperately missed pizza. Pandya, 24, was experimenting with veganism but one incident in particular gave him pause: He bought a bagel slathered with dairy-free cream cheese that was so sad and soppy that it dripped all over his leg. “It’s asking a lot of someone to become vegan,” says Pandya. Cheese is only the beginning. As he puts it, “you have...
  • One big question: Why can't we 3D print functioning organs today?

    09/02/2016 1:12:27 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    New Atlas ^ | August 26, 2016 | Michael Franco
    We recently reported on an alliance between four companies that has 3D printed heart structures in a weightless environment. As the first installment of our regular new feature where we put one big question to one really smart person, we asked Euguene D. Boland, the chief scientist of Techshot — one of the companies involved in the research — what the single biggest impediment is to having lab-grown organs available right now. The single biggest impediment is one familiar to many other engineers in their disciplines as well, it's transport. In our case, we are not moving people or cars...
  • Lockheed Martin files patent for a synthetic diamond 3D printer

    08/19/2016 11:02:03 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    3D Printing Industry ^ | August 19, 2016 | Katie Armstrong
    Lockheed Martin, the aerospace company, have filed a patent for a new kind of 3D printer. The patent, filed on April 4 by inventor David G. Findley, describes a new way of 3D printing which would use a pre-ceramic polymer and nanoparticle filler to create synthetic diamond objects of pretty much any shape you can dream up. “[The] method includes depositing alternating layers of a ceramic powder and a pre-ceramic polymer dissolved in a solvent. Each layer of the pre-ceramic polymer is deposited in a shape corresponding to a cross section of an object. The alternating layers of the ceramic...
  • Carbon Nanotube 3D printer filament supports 1,000 times its own weight during amazing strength test

    08/12/2016 5:00:33 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    3Ders ^ | August 9, 2016
    Just how strong is strong? When browsing the web for new and exciting material solutions, you are often bombarded with terms like ‘very high toughness’ and ‘excellent material properties’, but that means little until you see a filament in action. US developer of engineering-grade filaments Avante Technology must have been all too aware of that, because they just exposed their recently released FilaOne Gray Carbon Nanotube filled 3D printer filament to a grueling strength test during which it supported 1,000 times its own weight and easily withstood 90 degree bends. Now that’s strong. This remarkable FilaOne Gray filament was released...

    07/30/2016 8:12:03 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    Community Magazine ^ | July 30, 2016
    3D printing, also known as additive manufacturing, is a method of creating almost anything you can think of by using a computer-controlled printer. 3D printing takes digital files and transforms them into real, three-dimensional, solid products. With a 3D printer, you are able to design and manufacture everyday items such as shoes, jewelry, auto parts, medical equipment, homes, and even artificial organs right in your own home or office! The process begins with creating a virtual design of the object you want to make. This design is made in a CAD (Computer-Aided Design) file, using a 3D modeling program which...
  • 3D printed liver transplants one step closer

    07/28/2016 2:31:21 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    3D Printing Industry ^ | July 28, 2016 | Nick Hall
    3D printed organ transplants have been in the cards for a while, but deep tissue printing has proved problematic. Now a team of scientists in Korea think they have cracked the code for producing functional liver tissue by printing functional mouse liver cells. Simply put, we need more livers than we currently have as hepatitis, cirrhosis and liver cancer are increasingly prevalent. The donor system, meanwhile, is inherently flawed. Patients face agonising treatment while they wait for a suitable liver. There is simply no guarantee they will get a matching organ in time and even if they do, there can...
  • Criminals Using 3D Printers To Cover Up Shipping Heists

    07/22/2016 4:36:51 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    Benzinga ^ | July 22, 2016 | Wayne Duggan
    3D printing technology allows users to easily replicate small items like paper clips, coat hangers and broken refrigerator door handles. Unfortunately, some creative criminals have taken advantage of the declining price of 3D printers to make the lives of law enforcement officers extremely difficult. Security company G4S has discovered criminals are using 3D printers to aid in stealing shipments of goods. In as little as 10 minutes, criminals can print replacement cargo seals, decoy security devices and replica locks and keys. After breaking into cargo containers, the criminals use the 3D-printed items to help cover their tracks. For law enforcement...
  • 80-year-old yeast + 3D printer = instant pizza satisfaction

    07/10/2016 1:01:19 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    Fast Casual Magazine ^ | July 8, 2016
    Hold on to your rolling pins, pizza restaurateurs — things are about to get a little weird. That's because today the world's first 3D pizza printing company, BeeHex, Inc. announced it has teamed up with Ribalta Neopolitan Restaurant Executive Chef Pasquale Cozzolino to make a 3D printed pie. Cozzolino, who also owns the New York City and Atlanta restaurants, is the pizza pro behind the venture, in charge of devising the right dough, sauce and cheese to work in the printer. He is working with a team of people at BeeHex, including Anjan Contractor, to create the best recipes for...
  • How big is their printer? Chinese co. unveils a two-storey house printed by 3-D machine in one go

    07/03/2016 7:29:10 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 35 replies
    The London Daily Mail ^ | June 27, 2016 | Sophie Williams
    A company in China has unveiled a house created entirely though a 3D-printer. Experts took part in the creation of the building which was printed in one go at a construction site in the Tongzhou district of Beijing. It took just 45 days for the project to be completed. The entire large villa was printed in one go without being cut and then put together using a number of different pieces. Construction firm Beijing Huashang Tengda worked to build the 4,305 square foot home which stands at two storeys tall. The company claims that the walls are as thick as...
  • TRUMPF steals show with TruPrint 1000 metal 3D printer in Amsterdam

    07/02/2016 1:30:00 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    3Ders ^ | July 1, 2016
    There were countless of 3D printers of all shapes and sizes on display at Additive Manufacturing Europe 2016 in Amsterdam this week, but one clearly stood out from all the others: the TRUMPF TruePrint 1000 metal 3D printer. The only industrial-grade metal 3D printer on display, it’s the kind of machine that aerospace and automobile companies are using to fundamentally change engineering as we know it. The TruePrint 1000 was first announced in late 2015 and has already been shipped to a number of clients, though the model visible above is the first to arrive in the Netherlands. What’s more,...
  • Virtual Foundry’s Filamet Enables 3D Printers to Print Pure Metal on Desktop

    06/30/2016 3:26:49 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    Azo Materials ^ | June 29, 2016
    Filamet™, the new product from The Virtual Foundry, llc in Madison, Wisconsin, lets any standard 3d printer, print pure metal right on the desktop. This Crowdfunded development will likely change the way metal is 3D Printed. "I'd like to introduce you to the people that have found the Holy Grail of 3D Printing." -Engineer introducing Bradley Woods before a presentation given in the Hubble Auditorium at Lockheed-Martin. The Virtual Foundry has combined traditional plastics, Powdered Metallurgy, Metal Injection Molding and 3D Printing in a completely new way. Filamet™ has a composition of over 88% metal, which becomes pure metal after...
  • 3D printed ion exchange membranes could improve energy, water purification, and more

    06/30/2016 2:05:31 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    3Ders ^ | June 2, 2016
    Penn State researchers have used a custom 3D photolithographic process similar to stereolithography to 3D print micro-patterned anion exchange membranes. The membranes, patterned for improved performance, could be used in energy, water purification, desalination, and other applications. Although they might resemble small pieces of run-of-the-mill kitchen plastic wrap, ion exchange membranes play a vital role several different practical processes. The thin, flat polymer sheets can be used in fuel cells and batteries, while food processing, heavy metals removal, and water purification can also benefit from the membranes. While these polymer membranes have traditionally been made flat and smooth, scientists have...
  • Living tissue 3D printing: Breakthrough could lead to creation of new organs

    Researchers at the University of Bristol have developed the bio-ink, created by scientists at the University of Bristol, from stem cells. It is expected to pave the way for the production of complex tissues to replace diseased or damaged areas of the body such as knees and hips and eventually the creation of vital organs. Lead researcher Dr Adam Perriman, an expert in cellular medicine at the University of Bristol, said: “This is a very exciting development which we believe could lead to a revolution in the treatment of diseases like osteoarthritis and other causes of tissue damage. “This approach...
  • This autonomous, 3D-printed bus starts giving rides in Washington, DC today

    06/21/2016 10:08:40 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    The Verge ^ | June 16, 2016 | Tamara Warren
    Local Motors, the Arizona-based automaker that crowdsources vehicle design, has introduced a 3D-printed, autonomous, electric shuttle bus that is partially recyclable called Olli. Local Motors says that it's the first vehicle to use IBM Watson’s car-focused cognitive learning platform, Watson Internet of Things (IoT) for Automotive. It’s a boxy, far-out concept that may be the first of its kind, but that’s the point for a company that isn’t focused only on making vehicles — it’s about remaking the car manufacturing business. If all goes according to plan, Olli will be giving autonomous rides at the company’s introductory event on the...
  • How Do We Move from Metal Rapid Prototyping to Metal Additive Manufacturing?

    05/31/2016 5:49:24 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    Engineering ^ | May 31, 2016 | Michael Molitch-Hou
    There are many factors that will play into the ultimate shift of 3D printing as a technology for rapid prototyping to one of end-part manufacturing, but the one area of additive manufacturing (AM) that may stand in the way of mass adoption of 3D printing within the larger manufacturing supply chain is that of metal AM. Metal AM has the ability to produce intricate, streamlined components with physical properties that can sometimes exceed those of parts manufactured by traditional means. Consequently, the technology has the potential to completely shift the way that we fabricate critical components. With it, we can...
  • Dubai Gets World’s First 3D-Printed Office Building

    05/29/2016 4:27:58 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    PSFK ^ | May 27, 2016 | Anna Johansson
    Dubai shows us that it's possible to build an entire office building with 3D printing technology 3D printing technology has been used to print everything from figurines to braces to medical tissue. It’s also been hotly considered for building temporary shelter houses following a natural disaster. This possibility alone has shown that 3D printing tech has the power to revolutionize the future of architecture, with Dubai serving as the first city build an entire office building using a 3D printer. They’re calling the project the Office of the Future, and it began in 2015. The building is approximately 2,690 square...
  • UTSA researchers close to using 3D printer to print organs

    05/26/2016 6:43:32 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
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  • 21st Century Cave 3D Printed with WASP 3D Printer

    05/22/2016 7:16:29 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    Engineering ^ | May 18, 2016 | Michael Molitch-Hou
    Italian 3D printing firm WASP is no ordinary company, claiming as its mission to save the world with digital fabrication technology and a new maker economy. To do its part in the World Advanced Saving Project (WASP), the firm has built its Big Delta 3D printer, a large-scale system capable of printing structures made from concrete and meant to produce homes for people in developing nations. It has yet to fulfill this latter goal, but a bit of news announced today indicates that WASP is making moves in the right direction. Together with Siam Cement Group (SCG) and architect Pitupong...
  • 101Hero, world's cheapest 3D printer on Kickstarter for $49

    05/19/2016 3:18:04 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    3Ders ^ | May 18, 2016
    It’s been an exciting week for the 3D printing industry, with HP Inc. unveiling its very first 3D printer, the Jet Fusion, and 3D model website Sketchfab integrating VR viewing into its platform. In another exciting development for the additive manufacturing industry, what could be the world’s cheapest 3D printer, the 101Hero, has just launched on Kickstarter. The 101Hero 3D printer, which has been in development for the past two years, is an easy-to-use plug and play machine that is ideal for beginners and more experienced makers alike. What is most notable about the printer is that it can be...
  • Israeli Air Force Keeps Their Old Planes Active With 3D Printing Technology

    04/20/2016 6:23:14 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    3D Print ^ | April 20, 2016 | Tyler Koslow
    Although 3D printing is a relatively new technology within the military-industrial complex, it has impacted Israel’s aerospace developments in a great number of ways. Last year, the Israeli military had 3D printed their own drone components, and even started a consortium with the government to focus on 3D printing with titanium. Now, the Israeli Air Force’s Aerial Maintenance Unit (AMU) is utilizing 3D printing technology to help repair their aged and worn down fleet of F-15 fighter jets, which were acquired by the IAF in 1980, and have been used in various missions ever since. The F-15 aircraft has provided...
  • Carbon3D Unveils Breakthrough CLIP 3D Printing Technology, 25-100X Faster

    04/17/2016 9:27:21 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    3D Print ^ | March 16, 2016 | Brian Krassenstein
    In what may be one of the biggest stories we have covered this year, a new company, Carbon3D has just emerged out of stealth mode, unveiling an entirely new breakthrough 3D printing process, which is anywhere between 25 and 100 times faster than what’s available on the market today.The privately-held Redwood City, California-based company, Carbon3D, was founded in 2013, and since then has been secretly perfecting a new 3D printing technology which promises to change the industry forever. The technology that the company calls Continuous Liquid Interface Productiongo technology (CLIP) works by harnessing the power of light and oxygen to...
  • 3D Printing Houses from Concrete

    04/15/2016 4:39:22 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    Hackaday ^ | April 15, 2016 | James Hobson
    We’ve seen 3D-printed houses before, but most make use of prefabricated chunks. This hurricane and tornado resistant hotel suite in the Philippines was printed in one shot. Sound familiar? This is the work of [Andrey Rudenko], who started by building a concrete 3D printer in his garage 2 years ago, moved on to 3D printing his kids a concrete castle in his backyard later that year and now appears to have a full-blown company offering commercial 3D printed houses. Way to go [Andrey]! The building was designed in Sketchup no less, and the printer makes use of Pronterface for the...
  • New 3D Printed Ovaries Allow Infertile Mice to Give Birth

    04/10/2016 9:22:01 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    Singularity Hub ^ | April 10, 2016It might be time to rethink fertility treatment. | Shelly Fan
    It might be time to rethink fertility treatment. Here’s the scoop: scientists at Northwestern University 3D printed a functional ovary out of Jello-like material and living cells. When implanted into mice that had their ovaries removed, the moms regained their monthly cycle and gave birth to healthy pups. The scientists presented their results last week at the Endocrine Society’s annual meeting in Boston. Although the study was done in mice, “we developed this implant with downstream human applications in mind,” says lead author Dr. Monica Laronda in a press release. If successful in humans, the prosthetic would be able to...
  • Funeral parlor embraces 3D printing

    03/30/2016 3:52:14 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    The Shanghai Daily ^ | March 31, 2016 | Hu Min
    A 3D-printing studio was set up at the Longhua Funeral Parlor in Xuhui District yesterday to repair bodies damaged in accidents, fires and natural disasters. “It is difficult for relatives to see incomplete faces or bodies of their loved ones when they attend memorial services, and makeup cannot always sufficiently repair them,” said Liu Fengming, an official with the Shanghai Funeral and Interment Service Center, which is affiliated with the Shanghai Civil Affairs Bureau. The 3D-printing technology can be used to restore the appearance of bodies with about a 95 percent success rate in about a week, Liu said. After...
  • The Second Amendment Isn’t Prepared for a 3D-Printed Drone Army

    03/25/2016 9:44:23 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    Motherboard ^ | March 25, 2016 | Zoltan Istvan
    Imagine this: A disgruntled citizen borrows $30,000 from his credit cards. With the money he buys a sophisticated 3D printer off eBay and begins secretly printing and building a hundred drones in his garage. Then he downloads internet blueprints of 3D gun printing tech that can be adapted to arm his drones. The terrorist decides he wants some of his drones outfitted to carry droppable Molotov cocktails and glass containers of hydrochloric acid. He pre-programs some of the drones to shoot or crash into specific targets using over-the-counter navigation software. Other drones the terrorist plans to fly himself. He decides...
  • Brazilian startup Urban3D sees 3D printed housing as solution for growing slum problems

    03/23/2016 11:49:39 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    3Ders ^ | March 23, 2016
    Various companies and startups around the world are already exploring 3D printing construction solutions, usually involving a concrete 3D printer. The idea is that this can not only greatly speed up customized production, but will also significantly reduce construction costs. But the founder of Brazilian startup Urban3D Anielle Guedes looks far beyond costs or customized, artistic housing. She has been dreaming about a completely different purpose: to use efficient 3D printing construction to combat the world's growing slum problems. For whatever way you're looking at the situation, there's certainly a growing slum problem. Thanks to economic realities and a population...
  • Markforged launches 2X stronger high-temperature 3D printing fiberglass

    03/19/2016 5:09:38 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    3D Print ^ | March 18, 2016 | Kira
    Markforged, maker of the world's first carbon fiber 3D printer and champion of industrial-strength desktop 3D printing, has just unveiled its newest 3D printing material, a high-strength high-temperature (HSHT) fiberglass that is twice as strong as Markforged's standard fiberglass material and designed specifically for high-heat environments such as aerospace and automotive manufacturing. The Mark One and recently unveiled, 40% faster Mark Two 3D printer are the only 3D printing systems in the world capable of automatically reinforcing engineering plastics to aluminum levels of performance and beyond, right on your desktop. According to the company, Markforged empowers engineers by combining "the...
  • Three Wheels & Two Seats: Will the 3D Printed Urbee 2 Be Your Car of the Future?

    03/15/2016 1:50:56 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    3D Print ^ | March 14, 2016 | Bridget Butler Millsaps
    We've come a long, long way from the Model T. And if you think about it, our cars play a huge part in the journeys of our lives. I can still remember how my grandparents' dark gray Lincoln smelled back in the '70s, and almost feel those deliciously warm seats, heated from warm Florida days with the windows rolled down (with cigarette smoke wafting out, no doubt). I loved being dropped off for a weekend at their house, with my dad flying through their neighborhood (no worries about seat belts, kids!) to deliver me in our family station wagon, seemingly...
  • 3D Printing of 'Complex' Human Tissue Moves Forward

    03/08/2016 2:11:08 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    US News & World Report's Health Day ^ | March 7, 2016 | Randy Dotinga
    Researchers report that they've made progress toward using 3D printing technology to produce human tissue. The Harvard scientists say they've managed to create tissue in the laboratory that has vessels -- potentially allowing the tissue to be fed by blood -- and can survive for weeks. Despite accomplishing that feat, scientists still aren't close to producing human tissue that could be transplanted into the body and replace organs such as hearts and lungs, experts noted. But Dr. Anthony Atala, a specialist who's familiar with the study, said the new research is promising. "It shows what can happen in the laboratory...
  • HP hopes its 3D printers will drive the 'next industrial revolution'

    03/05/2016 9:01:40 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    PC World ^ | March 3, 2016 | Agam Shah
    HP wants to drive the "next industrial revolution" and spark a change in the way products are manufactured with its new 3D printers. The company's first 3D printers will ship later this year, said Cathie Lesjak, chief financial officer for HP, speaking at the Morgan Stanley Technology, Media and Telecom Conference this week. HP first announced 3D printers in 2014, and is now preparing for the big launch. HP is looking to hire materials experts, mechanical engineers, managers and sales people for its push into 3D printing. HP has a rich history in printing and is entering a 3D printing...
  • The strongest players in carbon fiber 3D printing today

    03/01/2016 7:47:00 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    3Ders ^ | February 29, 2016 | Kira
    Incredible strength and stiffness, chemical and temperature resistance, electrical conductivity, and low weight on par with plastic parts: carbon fiber 3D printing has it all, and its poised to be the next major trend in industrial additive manufacturing. While metal 3D printing has been skyrocketing in terms of popularity, market share, and high-demand applications for the past year, and will certainly continue to do so, 3D printing with carbon fiber reinforced plastic (CFRP) offers unique properties that are increasingly sought out in the aerospace, military, motorsports, robotics, automobile, and energy sectors. Namely, carbon fiber composites, which are made of extremely...
  • Intrepid Scientists Turn a Laser Cutter Into a Super Cheap 3D Printer

    02/25/2016 9:30:59 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    Gizmodo ^ | February 22, 2016 | Esther Inglis-Arkell
    Laser cutters use lasers to cut shapes into existing material, but Rice University scientists have figured out how to make one build objects instead of cut them. The result is the $2,000 3D printer that you see above, constructing the blood vessel network inside a mouse liver. If we want to maximize the usefulness of 3D printers, we have to maximize the number of materials they can work with, while minimizing the cost. That was the goal of the Rice scientists, when they devised a way to make a 3D printer with a couple of days, a couple of thousand...
  • How Close We Are To A 3-D Printed Human Heart

    02/22/2016 8:39:26 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    The Huffington Post's Huffpost Politics ^ | February 22, 2016 | Kristen V. Brown, Fusion
    Scientists announced that for the first time ever, they were able to 3-D print an organ, successfully transplant it into an animal and get it to work. Last week, scientists announced that for the first time ever, they were able to 3-D print an organ, successfully transplant it into an animal and get it to work. If you're unsure of whether that's really as crazy as it sounds, it is. For years scientists have succeeded at 3-D printing "living" tissue, but that tissue has been too weak, too unstable and too small to implant into humans or animals. Getting the...
  • Exploring the possibilities of 3D printing technology in agriculture

    02/21/2016 12:19:16 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    The Williston Herald ^ | February 20, 2016 | Renee Jean
    SIDNEY -- We've seen some truly eye-popping developments with 3D printers and medicine lately -- cells from an eye that were inkjet printed, for example; prosthetic ears that look real; complex silicon pathways used to stimulate nerves to grow and repair themselves -- just to name a few of the marvels. But medicine is not the only arena where 3D printing offers eye-popping possibility for the future. With the advent of cheaper and cheaper printers and better and better materials -- some of them approaching metallic strengths -- 3D printers could one day be as common a tool on the...
  • Semi-Automatic Pistol Made on 3-D Printer

    02/07/2016 11:14:57 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    Sputnik News ^ | February 6, 2016
    A West Virginia carpenter by the name of Derwood has developed a small 3D printed semi-automatic 9mm weapon which only requires metal for the steel barrel, springs and bullets. Three years ago, the first 3D printed gun was fabricated, a simple weapon called "The Liberator," and since that time the weapons have been evolving. The United States Gun Control Act (GCA) of 1968 allows citizens to manufacture their own guns, as long as they do not sell or transfer them without first obtaining a federal license. "This gun has been a work in process for about a year now," Derwood...
  • Mysterious Wire-Feed, Powderless Metal 3D Printer to Be Unveiled Sometime This Year

    01/31/2016 8:34:15 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    3D Print ^ | January 30, 2016 | Clare Scott
    If you've been keeping up with 3D printing news at all, you're probably pretty familiar with metal 3D printing by now. It's one of the fastest-growing sectors in the industry; just about every major 3D printer manufacturer is scrambling to keep up with the rapidly developing metal technology. Not only is it becoming less expensive and more accessible, but material capabilities keep expanding, with new metals and alloys being introduced on what seems like a weekly basis by certain companies. Even if you have only a basic knowledge of metal 3D printing, you probably know that it's done with powder...
  • New book 'Inventology' shows how today's inventors can tap big data, 3D printing, crowdfunding, more

    01/26/2016 8:59:32 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 2 replies
    Tech Republic ^ | January 26, 2016 | Hope Reese
    With the internet age and its endless possibilities in the realms of publishing, communication, and collaboration, opportunities have never been so widely accessible for creators. But how has our new digital world affected the pathways to invention? In Inventology: How We Dream Up Things That Change the World, out today, journalist Pagan Kennedy offers a fresh take on how the digital era has upended the traditional pathways for creation. When Kennedy began writing about inventors for The New York Times, she soon "would marvel at how few of the people were professional inventors, designers, in corporate innovation labs." It led...
  • Bengaluru scientists develop artificial liver tissue

    12/22/2015 11:03:08 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    The Times of India ^ | December 23, 2015
    Bengaluru: At a time when scientists all over the world are struggling to develop artificial liver tissue, three Bengaluru scientists have actually developed such tissues that perform functions of the human liver. This breakthrough has not just brightened hopes for patients seeking liver tissues from live donors, but has also brought a potential alternative to artificial extracorporeal liver support (or liver dialysis) used in detoxification treatment for liver failure - a process similar to hemodialysis. The trio that achieved the breakthrough comprises Arun Chandru, Dr Abdullah Chand and Dr Sivarajan T - all senior scientists at Pandorum Technologies Pvt Ltd,...
  • Samsung Just Granted Patent for Holographic 3D Printer & Driver

    12/15/2015 1:44:22 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet
    3D Print ^ | December 15, 2015 | Bridget Butler Millsaps
    For a company that has emphasized they are not entering the 3D printing arena, Samsung sure does like applying for patents. We’ve covered similar stories on Apple and their patent applications as well, with mum being the general and concise word on their particular end. Often, while we can see what these mega-companies have going on conceptually, all that’s left to do is speculate. But boy, everyone sure is giving us some good stuff to chew on lately. Last we checked, Samsung had been awarded a patent regarding multicolor ink for 3D printing, That 3D printer concept operates with several...
  • This new 3D printer creates structures with gel, could help build living organs

    10/02/2015 10:28:19 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    Digital Trends ^ | October 1, 2015 | A.J. Dellinger
    3D printing is proving to be a potential game changer for a wide variety of fields. One group in particular that could benefit is the medical community, thanks to a recent development by scientists that could make it easier to print organs from living tissue. How? By printing structures inside of special gel that provides support during the build process. New Scientist reports that researchers from the University of Florida in Gainesville came to the breakthrough method while searching for a way to enable the printing of items that cannot support their own weight. The technique prints objects inside a...
  • This Is The First 3D-Printed Hotel Suite In The World: Yes, It Has A 3D-Printed Jacuzzi

    09/22/2015 10:49:58 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 2 replies
    Tech Times ^ | September 10, 2015 | Nicole Arce
    Forget 3D-printed food and 3D-printed cars. A hotel owner in the Philippines is 3D-printing an entire hotel suite, and unlike other 3D-printed buildings done before, this one will be completely and entirely operational, which means, if you're thinking of vacationing in the country soon, you'll be able to book a night at the 3D-printed suite. The Lewis Grand Hotel in Angeles City, Pampanga in the Philippines will soon have the very first 3D-printed hotel suite in the world. The idea to 3D print an entire room was proposed to hotel owner Lewis Yakich, materials science engineer and home builder from...
  • 14-year-old clockmaker Ahmed Mohamed, arrested for 'hoax bomb', receives 3D printer from Microsoft

    09/21/2015 5:06:42 PM PDT · by aimhigh · 87 replies ^ | 09/21/2015 | Benedict
    14-year-old Ahmed Mohamed, who made headlines last week after he was arrested for bringing a homemade clock into school, has already received praise from a number of familiar names such as Barack Obama and Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg. Now, to Mohamed’s further delight, tech giants Microsoft have pledged their allegiance to the whizz-kid in generous fashion. The multinational technology firm expressed their support for Ahmed, not through kind words, but by sending the young engineer a huge hamper of tech goodies, including a Cube 3D printer.
  • First-of-its-kind, 3D printed guide helps regrow complex nerves after injury

    09/18/2015 8:35:19 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies ^ | September 18, 2015 | Benedict
    As the vital relationship between 3D printing and medical science continues to flourish, potentially life-altering developments continue to be made. A national team of researchers has developed a first-of-its-kind, 3D-printed guide that helps regrow both the sensory and motor functions of complex nerves after injury. The groundbreaking research, undertaken in Minnesota, has the potential to help more than 200,000 people annually who experience nerve injuries or disease. Nerve regeneration is a complex process. Because of this complexity, regrowth of nerves after injury or disease is very rare, according to the Mayo Clinic. Nerve damage is often permanent. While the peripheral...
  • MIT builds a 3D printer that can use 10 materials at once

    08/29/2015 12:27:50 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    Computerworld ^ | August 25, 2015 | Lucas Mearian
    Researchers were able to build the printer with off-the-shelf commodity parts for $7K.MIT researchers, using off-the-shelf components, have built a 3D printer capable of building with 10 photopolymer materials at once. And the school's Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) said the researchers were able to build the printer for less than $7,000. That compares to systems that print with just three materials at one time and can cost $250,000. The MultiFab 3D printer works by mixing together microscopic droplets of photopolymers that are then extruded through inkjet printheads similar to those in office printers. The printing process is...
  • MIT’s MultiFab 3D Printer Is One Giant Leap Towards a Real-Life Replicator

    08/22/2015 3:29:43 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    Gizmodo ^ | August 21, 2015 | Andrew Liszewski
    One day 3D printers will be able to churn out working electronics and fully-functional machines, instead of just plastic parts. And that day is now slightly closer with MIT CSAIL’s MultiFab 3D printer that can use ten different materials to build working devices in a single print run. For 3D printers to fully realize their Star Trek ‘replicator’ potential they can’t just be one part of the manufacturing process, they need to do it all. The holy grail of 3D printing is to one day let anyone recreate any device with a simple button press. We want to be able...
  • 3D printer supplier announces launch of project on Kickstarter (CNC engraving, laser-cutting & PCB)

    08/12/2015 3:25:07 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    PR Newswire ^ | August 12, 2015 | Zhuhai CTC Electronic Co., Ltd
    ZHUHAI, China, Aug. 12, 2015 /PR Newswire/ -- Zhuhai CTC Electronic Co., Ltd, a leading 3D printer manufacturer in China, announced the debut of its latest multi-functional 3D printer, the Formaker, on the world's biggest crowdfunding platform Kickstarter, kicking off a 30-day crowdfunding campaign. The Formaker, priced at US$999 on the crowdfunding platform, deploys a modular design and integrates four powerful functionalities: high-precision 3D printing, CNC engraving, laser cutting and PCB etching, making the printer one of the most compelling and dedicated multi-functional desktop devices available in the market. Weighing in at 26 lbs., the Formaker features a robust metal...
  • WACKER Announces New Silicone 3D Printing Technology

    08/11/2015 12:44:10 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    3D Print ^ | August 11, 2015 | Scott J. Grunewald
    While several companies have developed 3D printing materials and processes with similar properties capable of simulating silicone, so far 3D printing with actual silicone materials hasn’t been possible. However, 100 year old chemical manufacturing giant WACKER CHEMIE revealed in their recently released Q2 Report that their WACKER SILICONES division has developed new technology making it possible to use silicone 3D printing materials with additive manufacturing technology. The new technology was developed alongside German product development company Ingenieure GmbH, and will have applications in markets as diverse as the medical industry, automotive parts, contact lenses and consumer products. The reason that...
  • Plus-Mfg’s +1000k Multi Material Metal 3D Printer Shows Its Power

    08/08/2015 12:55:05 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 2 replies
    3D Print ^ | August 6, 2015 | Eddie Krassenstein
    ItÂ’s been close to six months since we initially covered the Covington, Kentucky-based company Plus-Mfg and their unique take on metal 3D printing. Whereas other companies use lasers to sinter or melt metal powders one layer at a time, Plus-Mfg takes a different approach, combining old technology with new. Unveiling their +1000k 3D printer in March of this year at Automate 2015 in Chicago, Plus-Mfg impressed many within the crowd. The +1000k uses inert gas shielded arc welding technology to rapidly print using multiple metal materials, one layer at a time. When compared to other technologies such as direct metal...