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  • 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 · 25 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...
  • Snapmaker will combine 3D printing, laser engraving and carving of objects in a modular way

    03/12/2017 6:41:35 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    Hi-Tech Gazette ^ | March 12, 2017 | Liam Davis
    Snapmaker is a new proposal that will soon begin its campaign through the Kickstarter collective funding platform. It is a modular 3D printer that also allows for laser engraving and object carving capabilities. The idea is that users can have three devices in one, combining their capabilities through the use of different modules. But it will not be surprising just to enable the combination of three devices in one since it will also launch in the campaign at competitive prices. In this regard, Snapmaker with 3D printing functionality will be available for $299, while the laser engraving module and the...
  • 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....
  • Meet Ardu McDuino: The Bagpipe-Playing Robot

    02/12/2017 9:55:58 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 11 replies
    roboticstrends.com ^ | January 17, 2017
    The 3D-printed hands have individual solenoids that allow each finger to cover and uncover the holes on a real bagpipe... The main limitation of the robot is that it requires a human to blow into the instrument. That’s certainly not ideal if you want to listen to the sweet sounds of Scotland 24/7/365, but XenonJohn says he’s working on a new version that includes an air pump to automatically blow air into the bagpipes.
  • 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,...
  • Multi-material 3D printer squirts out homemade electronic circuits

    12/14/2016 7:57:30 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    New Atlas ^ | December 13, 2016 | Michael Irving
    As 3D printers shrink in size and price and make their way into more homes, they're starting to bring more of the higher-end functions, like the ability to print objects with multiple materials, down to the consumer level. German startup Next Dynamics has now unveiled the NexD1, a multi-color, multi-material 3D printer for the home that can use a conductive resin to create custom electronic circuit boards. Everything from paper sculptures to candies can be printed from devices small enough to fit on the counter at home, but the NexD1 (which the team pronounces like "next-one") does things a little...
  • Micron3DP & MIT 3D printing in molten glass

    12/09/2016 11:12:15 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    3D Printing Industry ^ | December 9, 2016 | Beau Jackson
    Competition to produce the most effective method of 3D glass printing is running high as Israeli Micron3DP announce plans to deliver its 3D printer for alpha testing at the end of 2017. Technique old as time With over 5,000 years of history, glassmaking has been refined into countless styles all across the inhabited world. The process, however, even when it comes to naturally occurring obsidian glass, still remains much the same: sand and minerals are combined at high temperatures up to 1500°C, and, in manufacturing at least, it is either blown, e.g. for vases, or floated on top of metal,...
  • Meat products from 3D printer could be the new food for aged care homes and restaurants

    12/02/2016 11:10:13 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    The Australian Broadcasting Company ^ | December 1, 2016 | Sarina Locke
    Meat could be used in 3D printing to produce a soft food with specific nutrients and suitable for people who have problems with chewing or swallowing. By using a meat extract as ink, layer-by-layer, a food could be created that is as soft as butter and like meat, packed with nutrients. Meat and Livestock Australia was alerted to the possibility of red meat three-dimensional printing after seeing it done with chicken meat in Germany. The research, development and marketing body has investigated a way to turn every last bit of meat from the bone into a high value product and...
  • Meet the 19-year-old high school dropout who wants to 3D print cities

    11/25/2016 6:06:08 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    Tech in Asia ^ | November 24, 2016 | Eva Xiao
    Chris Kelsey is a high school dropout. He’s also a millionaire and a serial entrepreneur. “Growing up as a teenager, I didn’t have any money,” he tells Tech in Asia. “And when I started Appsitude, I finally did, and I was thinking, what is something that we can do to change the world?” Chris is the co-founder and CEO of Cazza, a construction automation company. Before that, he was the CEO of Appsitude, a mobile app development and marketing startup that he founded when he was 17. In October, Appsitude was acquired by Indian entrepreneur and investor Deepansh Jain, giving...
  • Coming Soon: Print Your Own Organs

    11/13/2016 1:40:34 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    Wall Street Pit ^ | November 12, 2016
    The demand for body organs to be used for transplantation is undoubtedly very high. In fact, US Department of Health and Human Services statistics show that in the U.S., there are currently 119,966 people that need an organ transplant to live. However, there only have been 11,777 organ donors as of October 2016. Another morbid fact that society faces today is that more and more evidence of organ trafficking is being exposed, with reports that some of these body organs like kidneys and livers sell for hundreds of thousands of dollars in the black market. There is a need obviously...
  • Scientists produce first 3D-printed magnets

    10/25/2016 11:20:52 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    United Press International ^ | October 25, 2016 | Brooks Hays
    "[Three-dimensional] printing brings something to magnet design which we could previously only dream of," said researcher Dieter Süss. VIENNA, Oct. 25 (UPI) -- From a technological perspective, making a powerful magnet is no problem. Precisely controlling the shape of magnet's magnetic field, however, has proven difficult -- until now. Engineers at TU Wien have for the first time designed and produced magnets using a 3D printer. The method offers scientists newfound control over the size and shape of the magnetic field, allowing them to produce magnets that better meet the needs of a range of technologies. "The strength of a...
  • 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...