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  • 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,...
  • World's first 3-D printed car takes test drive [Eventual Doom of UAW?]

    09/16/2014 6:56:45 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 70 replies
    WYFF-TV ^ | 9/16/14 | Sean Lewis
    In a matter of two days, history was made at Chicago's McCormick Place, as the world's first 3-D printed electric car -- named Strati, Italian for "layers"-- took its first test drive. "Less than 50 parts are in this car," said Jay Rogers from Local Motors.
  • 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...
  • NSW [New South Wales] bans possession of blueprints for 3D printing firearms

    11/28/2015 7:27:33 AM PST · by JoeProBono · 12 replies
    computerworld ^ | 23 November 2015 | Rohan Pearce
    Possessing files that can be used to 3D print firearms will soon be illegal in New South Wales after new legislation, passed last week by state parliament, comes into effect. Among the provisions of the Firearms and Weapons Prohibition Legislation Amendment Bill 2015 is an amendment to the Weapons Prohibition Act 1998 stating that a person "must not possess a digital blueprint for the manufacture of a firearm on a 3D printer or on an electronic milling machine." The maximum penalty is 14 years' jail. The provision does not apply to any person with a licence to manufacture firearms or...
  • Damaged Tissues, Organs Could Soon Be Replaced By 3D-Printed Substitutes

    10/27/2015 4:56:21 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    Tech Times ^ | October 27, 2015 | Rina Marie Doctor
    Shortage of organs for transplantation has been one of the most challenging endeavor that patients, families and health care providers face today. But now, a possible novel answer to organ shortage has arrived: 3D printing of substitute organs. Numerous measures have been implemented to widen the pool of organ donors all across the U.S. Interventions to address the problem of organ shortage include national programs to heighten deceased donor donation, paired donor exchanges and split organ donation, among many others. Actions to hasten public awareness, enhance efficiency of donation mechanism and standardize donation policies have resulted in remarkable rates of...
  • 3D printing Make Plasma Railgun

    10/26/2015 7:49:57 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 7 replies
    AShooting Journal ^ | 10/26/2015 | D Breteau
    A Real Railgun Made By 3D Printing Fires 560 MPH Plasma ProjectilesIf you think the image above looks frightening, youre right. The crazy contraption pictured in the image is the first portable railgun, a futuristic projectile launcher associated most commonly with the military or NASA. The man in the image above isnt in the military, and hes not a NASA engineer. Instead, hes a civilian who used some engineering smarts, some widely available parts and a 3D printer to create a functioning weapon that can fire graphite, aluminum, tungsten and even plasma projectiles at speeds of more than 560...
  • Homemade Portable Railgun Approaches Air Rifle Energies

    10/19/2015 5:47:25 PM PDT · by marktwain · 22 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 19 October, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    A homebuilt, portable railgun is claimed to have achieved projectile energies comparable to commonly available air rifles.In the picture above, the capacitors, which store the railgun electrical energy, have been painted white. They are the large cylindrical objects at the front and bottom of the gun.. Here is a video of a test of the railgun. The rail gun can be carried, contains its own power supply for a single shot, and expels a projectile fast enough to make a half inch dent in plywood. It probably would have penetrated the plywood, if the plywood had not had a...
  • 3D Printing Used to Make First Real Handheld Railgun, which Fires Plasma Projectiles at 560 mph

    10/19/2015 10:56:22 AM PDT · by anymouse · 67 replies
    BGR News ^ | October 19, 2015 | Zach Epstein
    If you think the image above looks frightening, youre right. The crazy contraption pictured in the image is the first portable railgun, a futuristic projectile launcher associated most commonly with the military or NASA. The man in the image above isnt in the military, and hes not a NASA engineer. Instead, hes a civilian who used some engineering smarts, some widely available parts and a 3D printer to create a functioning weapon that can fire graphite, aluminum, tungsten and even plasma projectiles at speeds of more than 560 mph. And then theres the best part: There are videos of this...
  • 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...
  • 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
    3Ders.org ^ | 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...
  • MITs 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 CSAILs 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 cant 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 hasnt 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-Mfgs +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
    It’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...
  • Eco-friendly 3D printed supercar

    08/04/2015 8:18:01 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    Reuters ^ | August 4, 2015 | Ben Gruber
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK) A California automotive start-up is hoping their prototype supercar will redefine car manufacturing. The sleek race car dubbed 'Blade' didn't come off an assembly line - but out of a 3D printer. Kevin Czinger of Divergent Microfactories has spent most of his career in the automotive industry. One day he realized that no matter how fuel-efficient or how few tailpipe emissions the modern car has, the business of car manufacturing is destroying the environment. "3D printing of metal radically changes that. By looking at 3D printing not for that overall structure but to create individual modular structures that can...
  • In a first, drug using 3D printing technology gets FDA nod

    08/03/2015 4:32:23 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    Reuters ^ | August 3, 2015 | Arathy S. Nair in Bengaluru
    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has, for the first time, approved a drug that uses 3D printing technology, paving the way for potential customization of drugs to suit patients' needs. The drug, made by privately held Aprecia Pharmaceuticals Co, was approved for oral use as a prescription adjunctive therapy in the treatment of epilepsy, the company said on Monday. Spritam uses Aprecia's "ZipDose" technology, a delivery system that creates premeasured doses which disintegrate in the mouth with a sip of liquid. 3D printing could help companies make products "to the specifications of an individual patient rather than (take a)...
  • The Worlds Biggest Free Form 3D Printer Is Being Used to Build Houses

    07/30/2015 6:40:28 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    Gizmodo ^ | July 30, 2015 | Adam Clark Estes
    The dream of 3D printing buildings is not a new one and, typically, its not a pretty one either. However, the visionaries at Branch Technology, a startup founded by architects in Chattanooga, Tennessee, want to change thatand theyve built the worlds largest free form 3D printer to do it. The Chattanooga Chamber of Commerce flew me down to Tennessee to check out its gigabit internet and innovative startups. They paid for my hotel and fed me candied bacon.Branchs mission is simple: Use 3D printing technology to create walls of any shape out of conventional construction materials. Building houses like this...
  • Micron3DP Unveils Breakthrough Glass 3D Printing Technique

    07/29/2015 4:50:45 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 1 replies
    3D Print ^ | June 22, 2015 | Brian Krassenstein
    Over the last couple of years we have seen 3D printing progress at an incredibly rapid rate. One of the areas which excites us the most is the 3D printing material’s space where new materials are being utilized as a print medium nearly every week. What started out as ABS and PLA, a few different types of metal powders, and ordinary photosensitive resin, has quickly grown to include hundreds of new, interesting, innovative materials. From wood and metal composites, gl8to clay, food, and everything in between, new materials are what will drive 3D printing towards mainstream adoption. When printing with...
  • Experts address promises and problems of 3D printing large structures

    07/26/2015 4:31:46 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    Vanderbilt University Research ^ | July 24, 2015 | David Salisbury
    Experts gather at Vanderbilt to discuss the future of 3D printing with concrete.Every month or so an article comes out reporting that some new object has been made using 3D printing: Everything from jewelry to prosthetic devices to electronic circuit boards to assault rifles to automobiles has now been created in this fashion. The prospect that this revolutionary manufacturing method will have a major impact on how we construct the various concrete structures that dominate the modern built environment brought almost three dozen experts to the Vanderbilt University campus July 16-17 to identify the areas of research required to realize...
  • Chinese company builds 3D-printed villa in less than 3 hours

    07/24/2015 5:05:06 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 42 replies
    Inhabit ^ | July 22, 2015 | Lucy Wang
    (SLIDE-SHOW-AT-LINK)A pioneering 3D-printed house just popped up in Xian, China - and Chinese company ZhuoDa built the two-story villa in less than three hours. Made up of six 3D-printed modules, the house was assembled like LEGO bricks before a live audience who were then invited to explore the interior. The modular fireproof home can withstand a magnitude-9 earthquake and is made from a special construction material the company is keeping secret. The company completed approximately 90 percent of the construction in an off-site factory before shipping the modular pieces to the installation site. The company completed approximately 90 percent of...
  • Mille 3D Printer Unveiled Turns Shipping Containers into Large 3D Printers, Shredders & Extruders

    07/13/2015 9:01:31 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    3DPrint ^ | July 8, 2015 | Eddie Krassenstein
    A few months ago, I had an opportunity to take the one hour drive from my home in Cape Coral, Florida, down I-75 to Naples, where I met a man named Andy Tran. Tran, who is the founder of Southwest FL 3D, peaked my interest with some of his 3D printing related posts on social media sites such as Instagram. Upon meeting Tran, I got a feel for his extraordinary passion when it comes to 3D printing, and left Naples knowing that it wouldnt be the last I heard from him. Trans innovative mind has led him to come up...
  • 5 Incredible Trends That Will Shape Our 3D Printed Future

    07/08/2015 12:04:55 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 2 replies
    Forbes ^ | July 7, 2015 | Rick Smith
    Self-repairing pipes. Printed organs. Bulletproof t-shirts. Seriously?In April I was asked to speak at the annual TED conference in Vancouver (following Bill Gatesgulp) on the topic of 3D printing production and its implications. I have detailed my thoughts on why the shift to 3D printing production is not only likely but inevitable in articles one, two and three in this series for Forbes. Now, lets take a step into a fascinating future, where daily life will be shaped by several powerful forces directly related to 3D printing production. What it will be like to live in a 3D-printed world? Imagine...
  • Organovo CEO: 3D bioprinting organs will help us get people off transplant waiting lists

    07/03/2015 8:53:38 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    US-based 3D bioprinting firm Organovo has set itself a challenge that could transform the future of medicine, and although the technology is still in its infancy and the challenges complex, the company's founder and CEO Keith Murphy says his firm is in it for the long haul. "Biotechnology is a very compelling space as you have the ability to impact people's lives," Murphy tells IBTimes UK. "I want to see patients benefiting. We want to help drugs get to patients faster, to get liver tissues [to prolong liver function] and to help people with chronic liver problems." While 3D printing...
  • 3D Printing And The New Economics Of Manufacturing

    06/28/2015 4:26:34 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    Forbes Leadership ^ | June 22, 2015 | Rick Smith
    3D printing production is just scratching the surface of the multi-trillion dollar global manufacturing industry. But its dominance is already inevitable. This is because modern manufacturing, despite numerous technological and process advances over the last century, is still a very inefficient global system. Today’s world of mass production is based on one simple rule: the more things you make, the lower the cost of each of those things. We have literally pushed this equation to its extreme limits. This approach was dramatically accelerated by Henry Ford, arguably the most impactful character in the industrial revolution. For starters, Ford proved out...
  • Worlds 1st 3D-Printed Supercar Unveiled 0-60 in 2.2 Seconds, 700 HP, Built from Unique Node System

    06/28/2015 4:11:37 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    3D Print ^ | June 24, 2015 | Eddie Krassenstein
    The automobile industry has been relatively stagnant for the past several decades. While new car designs are released annually, and computer technology has advanced by leaps and bounds, the manufacturing processes and the effects that these processes have on our environment have remain relatively unchanged. Over the past decade or so, 3D printing has shown some promise in the manufacturing of automobiles, yet it has not quite lived up to its potential, at least according to Kevin Czinger, founder and CEO of a company called Divergent Microfactories (DM). Today, at the O’Reilly Solid Conference in San Francisco, Kevin Czinger...
  • Finnish startup Fimatec unveils concept for ready-built 3D printed walls for modular apartments

    06/26/2015 11:32:58 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet
    3Ders.org ^ | June 24, 2015 | "Simon"
    While there are currently many developments being made across the entire additive manufacturing industry, among others that have been standing out as of late have consisted of 3D printing applications that are of either very large scale or very small scale applications. So far, the smaller applications have mainly consisted of research into nanoscale 3D printing for purposes such as biomedical engineering applications including cell scaffolding while the larger applications have been focused on creating architectural structures such as those that can be created in any geographical area using found materials. Needless to say, the developments surrounding these scaled applications...
  • Opinion: 3D printing could fundamentally change our relationship with food

    06/19/2015 5:38:26 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    The Montreal Gazette ^ | June 18, 2015 | Sylvain Charlebois, Special to Montreal Gazette
    A few weeks ago, Londoners were able to eat at the worlds first 3D printed, pop-up restaurant. In early June, a German-based company introduced the words first plug-and-play food printer, which may be ready for shipping as early as 2016. With the lowering cost to produce this technology, making it increasingly accessible, 3D printing could fundamentally change our relationship with food. Simply put, the process uses ingredients to generate three-dimensional meals by placing layers of compounded food on top of each other. Since 2012, the food industry has used this technology to produce ubiquitous products like candy, chocolate, pizza, noodles...
  • Robot to 3D-print steel canal bridge in Amsterdam

    06/17/2015 9:36:21 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 20 replies
    www.spacedaily.com ^ | June 16, 2015 | by Staff Writers
    The Hague (AFP) June 16, 2015 A Dutch startup has unveiled plans to build the world's first 3D-printed bridge across an Amsterdam canal, a technique that could become standard on future construction sites. Using robotic printers "that can 'draw' steel structures in 3D, we will print a (pedestrian) bridge over water in the centre of Amsterdam," engineering startup company MX3D said in a statement, hoping to kick off the project by September. The plan involves robotic arm printers 'walking' across the canal as it slides along the bridge's edges, essentially printing its own support structure out of thin air as...
  • A Different Kind of Plastic Shredder for 3D Filament Making

    06/14/2015 1:59:55 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    Hackaday ^ | June 14, 2015 | James Hobson
    Havent you heard? You can make your own 3D filament nowadays from plastic granules (10X cheaper than filament), or even by recycling old plastic! Except if youre recycling plastic you will have to shred it first [David Watkins] came up with a different way of shredding plastic. Typically weve seen shrunken versions of giant metal shredders used to dice up plastic into granules that can be melted down and then extruded back into filament. These work with a series of sharp toothed gears that kind of look like a stack of circular saw blades put together inside of a housing....
  • 3-D printing with metals achieved (kinda)

    06/10/2015 1:19:23 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 19 replies
    Phys.org ^ | 06-10-2015 | Provided by University of Twente
    A team of researchers from the University of Twente has found a way to 3D print structures of copper and gold, by stacking microscopically small metal droplets. These droplets are made by melting a thin metal film using a pulsed laser. Their work is published on Advanced Materials. 3D printing is a rapidly advancing field, that is sometimes referred to as the 'new cornerstone of the manufacturing industry'. However, at present, 3D printing is mostly limited to plastics. If metals could be used for 3D printing as well, this would open a wide new range of possibilities. Metals conduct electricity...
  • A $77 3D Printer is Unveiled! Say Hello to the Lewihe Play

    05/22/2015 8:37:01 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    3DPrint ^ | May 21, 2015 | Eddie Krassenstein
    With all technology, prices tend to come down as time goes on. This was seen within the personal computer market and the 2-dimensional printer market, and now we are starting to really see this happen within the 3D printing space as well. Whether you are a consumer and you love the fact that prices continue to drop, or if you are a manufacturer and you hate it, we can probably expect this trend to continue at least a little bit longer. Just 2 years ago, if you wanted a desktop 3D printer, you were looking at spending four figures. There...
  • GE ENGINEERS JUST MADE A FULLY-FUNCTIONAL 3D PRINTED JET ENGINE

    05/14/2015 3:35:57 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    Digital Trends ^ | 05/14/2015 | Mike Murphy
    If you needed any more proof that you can make absolutely anything with a 3D printer, check out this video from GE. To showcase the versatility of 3D printing as a manufacturing process, a team of engineers at GE recently built a fully-functional, backpack-sized jet engine made entirely from 3D-printed parts. And its not just for show either the team actually fired the engine up and took it up to 33,000 RPMs to demonstrate how robust the parts are. Now, obviously, since this is a jet turbine were talking about here, it wasnt printed in ABS with the latest...
  • The Time to Think About the 3D-Printed Future Is Now

    05/09/2015 3:16:44 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    The Harvard Business Review ^ | May 6, 2015 | Professor Richard DAveni
    3-D printing, or additive manufacturing, is likely to revolutionize business in the next several years. Often dismissed in the popular mindset as a tool for home-based makers of toys and trinkets, the technology is gaining momentum in large-scale industry. Already it has moved well beyond prototyping and, as I explain in a new HBR article, it will increasingly be used to produce high-volume parts and products in several industries. Since I prepared that article, new developments have only strengthened the case for a 3-D future and heightened the urgency for management teams to adjust their strategies. Impressive next-generation technologies...
  • 3D printers are churning out made-to-order bones and rudimentary organs

    05/04/2015 4:15:07 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    Next Big Future ^ | April 20, 2015 | Brian Wang
    The advent of three-dimensional (3D) printing has generated a swell of interest in artificial organs meant to replace, or even enhance, human machinery. Printed organs, such as a prototype outer ear developed by researchers at Princeton University in New Jersey and Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland, was on the agenda at the Inside 3D Printing conference in New York on 1517 April. The ear is printed from a range of materials: a hydrogel to form an ear-shaped scaffold, cells that will grow to form cartilage, and silver nanoparticles to form an antenna. Printed body parts brought in US$537 million...
  • New 3D Printable Hydrogel Composites Created Possible Breakthrough in Human Body Part Replacement

    05/01/2015 11:22:09 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    3DPrint ^ | April 29, 2015 | Brian Krassenstein
    There is tremendous progress being made within the area of 3D bioprinting. In fact, there are companies working to print human organs as we speak, and within the next decade such organs may, if we are lucky, be available for human transplantation. With that said we still are a ways away from such an accomplishment. There are multiple obstacles researchers must first overcome. When considering the organ printing space in general, the printing of complicated vascular networks is the main obstacle currently preventing progress. On the other hand, when printing cellular musculoskeletal tissues the main obstacle in this space is...
  • Graphene 3D Lab Announces Water-Soluble 3D Printer Filament

    05/01/2015 3:06:18 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    TenLinks ^ | April 29, 2015
    NEW YORK, NY, Apr 29, 2015 Graphene 3D Lab Inc. will announce details of a newly-developed water-soluble 3D filament at the Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters (CME) Canada Makes: Additive Manufacturing Forum at Mohawk College in Hamilton, Ontario on April 30, 2015. The water-soluble filament is the latest in a line of specialty-functional filaments that Graphene 3D is introducing to the 3D printing industry. Elena Polyakova, chief operating officer of Graphene 3D, will present details on the new water-soluble filament and discuss the effect of graphene-enhanced materials for the 3D printing industry. Water-soluble filaments are primarily used to occupy negative...
  • How will 3D printing alter the building industry?

    04/08/2015 1:29:39 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    Construction DIVE ^ | April 6, 2015 | Sharon O'Malley
    A Chinese engineering firm that claims it built 10 houses in less than 24 hours last year using a 3D printer has unveiled the worlds tallest printed building. The five-story apartment building is on display next to a 1,100-square-foot mansionalso created on a 3D printerin Suzhou Industrial Park in Jiangsu province. The mansions furniture and decorations also were made on a 6.6- by-10-meter tall printer, which uses an "ink" composed of glass fibers, steel, cement, hardening agents, and recycled construction waste to build one layer at a time for builders to assemble. The apartment building took a day to print...
  • This next-gen 3D printer spits out fully assembled products

    04/07/2015 8:02:46 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    inhabit ^ | April 7, 2015 | Charley Cameron
    The not-especially-modestly titled Industrial Revolution III (IR3) is a next-gen 3D printer that will not only print out your designs, but will assemble them with your non-printable components to create fully functional, sophisticated products in one streamlined process. Creator Buzz Technology claims that this will encourage the reuse of neglected household items and electronics into new, useful items while advancing the development of 3D printing in professional and at-home maker scenes. According to the IR3′s creators, UK-based Buzz Technology, the 3D printer features a pick and place head that “enables it to produce fully assembled, working products incorporating electronics, motors,...
  • New York Congressman Steve Israel to Propose New Bill to Ban 3D Printed Firearms

    04/06/2015 8:11:19 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 45 replies
    3D Print ^ | April 6, 2015 | T.E. Edwards
    New York Congressman Steve Israel and a photo of an AR-15 which includes 3D printed parts.Gun rights groups from Defense Distributed to the NRA to Come and Take It Texas will not be pleased with the latest piece of proposed legislation from Congressman Steve Israel. Israel, a representative from New York state, first called for legislation to ban 3D printed guns. Israels bill has gotten little traction at this point, but he says hes not about to give up the fight.In fact, Israel says hell be reintroducing legislation aimed at banning 3D printed, or for that matter, all fully-plastic firearms....
  • 3D printing will have a bigger economic impact than the internet, technology specialist says

    04/01/2015 3:11:38 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 49 replies
    The Australian Broadcating Company's The World Today ^ | April 1, 2015 | Sarah Sedghi and Eleanor Hall
    Manufacturing industries need to embrace 3D printing, which will have an even bigger impact on economies and society than the internet, an Australian technology specialist says. Steve Sammartino is a digital entrepreneur and venture capitalist who advises business on how to adjust to disruptive technologies and the digital revolution. While most of us have heard about 3D printing and its potential to improve medical treatments and manufacturing processes, Mr Sammartino says 3D printing will be far more than a niche tool. He says it will transform everything about the way we live within a matter of years. Speaking to The...
  • A Very, Very Good Day': Lakewood Girl Gets New Hand From 3-D Printer

    03/31/2015 4:36:36 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 11 replies
    ktla.com ^ | Melissa Pamer and Nerissa Knight,
    Faiths left forearm and hand were amputated when she was 9 months old, according to Build It Workspace, where her new limb was printed in 24 hours. It took less than a month to design and plan for the hand, and the final pieces were printed Tuesday morning. The family was put in touch with Build It Workspace President Mark Lengsfeld through the Lucky Fin Project, a nonprofit devoted to children with different abilities related to their limbs. Lengsfeld authorized full use of the facility to make Faiths hand. Its just an amazing opportunity to be here just to help...
  • Designer Creates a DIY SLA 3D Printer for Under $30 (Minus the Projector)

    03/27/2015 9:59:12 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    3D Print ^ | March 25, 2015 | Bridget Butler Millsaps
    Most of us are aware of the KISS principle: Keep it simple, stupid! And while simplicity is certainly a theme in many 3D printers, they are anything but stupid—and created by those who are the polar opposite—with ingenuity in abundance—which they use to share new innovations with the world. One quite simply has to give up with wondering what the collective ‘they’ will come up with next and just roll with the idea that the possibilities in 3D printing are infinite. And as progress in the industry and the community of makers marches on daily and hourly, it’s hard not...
  • Some Guys Just Made a Heavier-Caliber 3D-Printed Gun

    03/27/2015 12:34:36 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    War Is Boring ^ | March 26, 2015 | Kyle Mizokami
    In March, a Website dedicated to 3D-printing firearms announced one of its members had developed a lower receiver for a Colt CM901 rifle. It’s a small — but evolutionary — step toward the development of firearms that pretty much anyone can download off the Internet. The CM901 is the bigger, badder brother of the ubiquitous AR-15. The CM901 has a similar design, but fires the heavier and more powerful 7.62-millimeter bullet, resulting in greater range and killing power. A group of gunsmiths associated with PrintedFirearm.com developed the CM901 lower receiver and uploaded an animated gif of a live-fire test. The clip is five seconds...
  • Italian Researchers Expect 3D Printed Eyes by 2027, Providing Enhanced Vision & WiFi Connection

    03/21/2015 8:34:15 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    3D Print ^ | March 20, 2015 | Bridget Butler Millsaps
    There’s one thing you may have begun to notice about digital design and 3D printing: whatever you think might happen in the future is probably going to advance far beyond whatever you envisioned or thought might be a cool idea. And literally, one day you may be envisioning your entire world, and recording it as well, through completely artificially constructed, 3D printed eyeballs. You may be able to say goodbye to prescription glasses and contact lenses — and even your camera, as your original retina is replaced by a new and digital network contained inside your head, and even able...
  • How Will 3D Printing Affect Trucking?

    03/19/2015 12:35:02 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    HDT's TruckingInfo ^ | March 18, 2015 | Deborah Lockridge, Editor in Chief
    Business is booming, fuel prices are down. So its time to start thinking about the next threat to the industry: 3D printing. Advocates of 3D printing have said it can transform manufacturing. This week, a new startup company announced a new 3D printing technique it says may actually deliver on that promise. In traditional 3D printing, the machine "prints" layers of material to create a 3D object. This takes time and leaves ripples showing where those layers were laid down. But what if you could "grow" an object out of a pool of liquid, much like the T-1000 rising from...