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Mice with 3D-printed ovaries produce healthy pups – Futurity Mice with 3D-printed ovaries ovulated and then gave birth to healthy babies. The goal of the research is to restore women’s fertility after cancer.
3D Printed Bionic Skin Will Help Humans and Machines Merge | Big Think This could lead to a small 3D printer used by soldiers to quickly make anything needed in the field.   
Transparent 3D Printing? | Hackaday

However, 3D prints are usually opaque or–at best–translucent. [Thomas Sanladerer] wanted to print something really transparent.

Watch 4D-printed object become a sturdy dome – Futurity A new construction principle has let researchers create load-bearing 4D-printed objects. They could be useful for medical devices like stents or aerospace.
Powerful, Professional Brushless Motor from 3D-Printed Parts | Hackaday
Making 3-D printing as simple as printing on paper | MIT News MIT spinout New Valence Robotics (NVBOTS) developed a fully automated commercial 3-D printer, NVPro, equipped with cloud-based queuing, NVCloud, and automatic part removal for faster, cheaper, easier printing jobs for multiple users, and founded Digital Alloys to make metal 3-D printing better.
The 3D printing of glass takes a step forward ​The 3D-printing of glass objects has been achieved before – we’ve seen it done by extruding molten glass, and even via a modern take on an ancient Egyptian technique. A new process, however, is claimed to produce complex glass items of a higher quality than has ever previously been possible.
3-D printing offers new approach to making buildings | MIT News MIT researchers have developed a system that can 3-D print the basic structure of an entire building.
Game changing 3D printers for low cost metal parts | NextBigFuture.com Game changing 3D printers for low cost metal parts
NASA prints up complex metallic “space fabric” NASA is getting into the textile business thanks to a team at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California. The team has unveiled prototype swatches of a new metallic “space fabric” created using 3D printing that incorporates advanced functions that would be beneficial for use in space.
Tens of micron precision printing of glass | NextBigFuture.com Near micron resolution printing of glass
New tool makes 3D-printed objects look less 3D-printed 3D printed objects do tend to have a low-res look to them. This is because there are grooves visible between the deposited layers of material. While there are methods of smoothing down the ridges on either side of those grooves, scientists have developed a technique that they say is superior.
US Army fires 3D-printed grenade launcher ​The US Army’s Armament Research, Development and Engineering Center (ARDEC) has successfully fired the first 3D-printed grenade from a 3D-printed grenade launcher called RAMBO (Rapid Additively Manufactured Ballistics Ordnance).
Portable 3D printer builds a tiny house for a tiny price 3D-printing firm Apis Cor recently showed off its own portable 3D printer by using it to build a basic tiny home. The total cost for the project came in at just US$10,134, not including furniture or appliances.
3D Printing with plants is cheaper, stronger and more environmentally friendly Engineers at MIT have developed a way to use plant cellulose as a feedstock for 3D printers, providing another renewable, biodegradable alternative to popular petroleum-based polymers like ABS currently being used. It could also be cheaper, stronger, and offer antimicrobial properties.
Three Hot Trends in Printed and Flexible Electronics | Printed Electronics World In this article IDTechEx lists some of the hottest sectors in printed electronics.
3D printing puts prosthetics and orthotics on the fast track Prosthetic and orthotic devices can help patients regain mobility and limb function, but the process takes time and labor. U-M researchers are developing a system that uses 3D printing to create assistive devices that are better tailored to each individual in less than a day.
Multi-material 3D printer squirts out homemade electronic circuits German startup Next Dynamics has 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.
Bioprinting shows us some more skin If a new bioprinter lives up to the hype, skin grafts taken from a person’s own body may become a thing of the past. The machine is reportedly capable of 3D-printing sheets of functional human skin for use in research … or for transplants.
Future Skyscrapers Will Be 3 Miles High With the Ability to Clean the Air Around It : News : Nature World News Miles high and good for the environment, the self-cleaning skyscraper design is thought to be the building of the future.
These 3D-Printed Braces Give Us a Better Way to Treat Scoliosis 3D printing has an answer to scoliosis.
Synthetic Future: Revolutionary Center Will 3D-Print Human Tissues and Organs A new ‘biofabrication institute’ is being made that will scan, model, and 3d-print patient-specific tissues in one building. The ultimate goal is to 3D-print entire organs, which could save the lives of thousands of people on organ transplant lists.
Divergent 3D slices forward with automotive 3D printing When we first took a look at the Divergent 3D Blade, world’s first 3D-printed supercar, we really weren’t all that sure we’d hear about it again. We have. Divergent 3D is back at the LA Auto Show, detailing the latest version of its car and 3D printing technology.
Printable Organs Will Put an End to Transplant Lists
This Intelligent 3D Printer Is Building Big, Beautiful Structures
GE Aviation fires up engine made from 35 percent printed parts 3D printing has come a long way since it was big news when a single printed part was certified for use in an aircraft … but there’s much more to come.
Digital Life aims to make a 3D scan of every animal species on Earth A recent study suggested that the number of unique species on Earth is 1 trillion. Granted, the vast majority of those are microbes, but still, Digital Life’s goal to make 3D scans of every kind of living animal is very ambitious.
Wiivv Wearables is Paving the Way to Custom 3D-Printed Apparel Want to get fitted for custom, 3D printed insoles at home? With Wiivv, all you need is a smartphone.
3D printers can even make magnets now Magnets are typically made via a costly injection molding process. Scientists, however, often just need a few of them in specific shapes. Thankfully for them, an Austrian team has developed a method of 3D printing magnets in any form desired.
New metamaterial shrinks when the heat is on It’s one of the basic facts of science: Heat something and it expands. But a team of scientists from LLNL have gone counterintuitive and invented a 3D-printed material that shrinks when heated.
So Long, Animal Testing? Researchers 3D Print the First Heart-On-A-Chip Harvard researchers have 3D printed the first-ever “organ-on-a-chip” with integrated sensors. The easily repeatable process can be customized to create other types of organs. This innovation has potential to impact in vitro tissue engineering, drug screening research, and animal testing.
Lego-like wall creates holograms of sound – Futurity A new way to create 3D acoustic holograms could revolutionize home stereos and ultrasound devices. “It’s like an acoustic virtual reality display.”
Honda 3D prints compact delivery EV Where 3D printing vehicles is concerned, Local Motors takes much of the headline chatter, but that’s not to say others aren’t dabbling with the technology. Last week, Honda and Kabuku unveiled a custom-designed electric vehicle for making deliveries, the body panels of which have been 3D-printed.
Constructing the Future: Homes Can Now Be Made In A Day With 3D Printing Companies around the globe are using 3D printing to create structures that are both safe and cost effective. It’s revolutionizing how we live, and it could allow us to provide housing for our poorest citizens.
Desktop waterjet cuts almost any material – and expenses Waterjet cutting is a proven method for creating precise cuts with nearly any kind of material, but the machines are expensive. Wazer is out to change that with the first desktop waterjet that can cut nearly any material with a precision similar to more expensive systems, but at less cost.
Print your own 3D Lucy parts to work out how the famous hominid died Now you can have your very own 3D printout of some of the bones of Lucy, the Beyoncé of fossils. Open-source scans of the 3.18 million-year-old hominid’s arm, shoulder and knee bones are now available to support a hypothesis that Lucy died falling from a tree.
One-off bike showcases the wonders of 3D printing Belgium is like many other parts of the world, in that it’s full of companies and institutions that utilize 3D printing tech on a regular basis. Recently a consortium of these groups got together to demonstrate just what can be accomplished using the technology. The result is a 3D-printed bike.
Nissan Qashqai drawn into existence with 3D-printing pens Nissan has created what it claims to be the world’s biggest 3D-printing pen sculpture. The Qashqai Black Edition model was created to celebrate the car’s launch and contains 13.8 km (8.6 mi) of plastic strands.
Oak Ridge tool takes world record for largest 3D-printed object A new trim-and-drill tool, developed and 3D printed by Oak Ridge National Laboratory has been certified by Guinness World Records as the largest solid 3D printed item.
Your Next Cast Could Be 3D Printed In Just One Hour NovaCast is a 3D printed cast customized for patients.
See 3D Holograms In Real Time By Using This Device Nettlebox is a 3D plasma display that conjures virtual holograms before your eyes.
Your Dinner Is Ready To Be 3D Printed
Police Just 3D-Printed A Murder Victim’s Finger To Unlock His Phone Police in Michigan just turned to a 3D-printed finger in order to unlock the phone of a murder victim in an ongoing case.
3D-printing pen turns bottles and bags into statues and spaceships A new company thinks that the plastic used by 3D-printing pens is expensive and wasteful, and is aiming to create a new kind of pen that does its thing using old plastic bottles, bags and even folders. It’s called the Renegade and it’s seeking backers on Kickstarter now.
Mercedes-Benz harnesses 3D printing for on-demand spare parts While companies like Local Motors are dabbling with the idea of a fully 3D-printed car, Mercedes-Benz Trucks is harnessing the on-demand benefits of producing spare parts in this way, using an environmentally friendly 3D printing process.
This 3D Printer Can Produce Living Tissue Structures The printer uses hydrogels which contain human cells.
Meet The World’s Cheapest 3D Printer 101Hero prints G-code files from an inserted memory card.
A Tiny House Was Built in 24 Hours, Thanks to A 3D Concrete Printer A tiny house was built using Vesta, the 3D concrete printer. It took 24 hours to build the structure. The developer aims to shorten the construction time with the third version of the device.
Thanks To This Ice House, We Are One Step Closer To Living On Mars It’s shell would protect against radiation without compromising life above ground.
Siemens is Building a Swarm of 3D Printing Spider Robots With a Hive Mind Siemens is building an army of robot spiders called SiSpis that are equipped with artificial intelligence and 3D printing nozzles. This allows them to autonomously and collaboratively build wherever they are, a new system the inventors are referring to as “mobile manufacturing.”
Meet THOR—a Lightweight Mini-Plane Fresh out of the 3D Printer Airbus introduces the aviation world to a mini-plane called THOR—the first aircraft to be produced using 3D printing technology.
To Kill Cancer, Scientists Are 3D Printing Brain Tumors Scottish scientists from the Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh have successfully 3D printed a brain tumor for the first time ever, which could lead to new and better treatments.
Adorable tortoise receives a 3D-printed shell after being burnt in a fire – ScienceAlert This is the best.
Dubai 3D Printed This “Office of the Future” in Less Than 3 Weeks Dubai has installed the world’s first 3D-printed office space—a sleek, futuristic-looking building with energy-efficient features that took only 17 days to print and two days to install.
MIT Tech Make It Possible To 3D Print Ultra-fine Programmable Hair New technology lets us 3D print artificial programmable hair, called Cillia, at about 50 microns in width. MIT has already presented several applications for the hair such as jewelry, customized paint brushes, gearless motors, movable surfaces, and adhesive surfaces.
Grab That Vacuum Out Of Your Closet And Start…3D Modeling? Powered by any standard vacuum cleaner, FormBox allows you to create 3D models right from the comfort of your home.
New 3D Printer Uses Lasers to Print Metal Objects in Mid-Air A team led by researchers at Harvard’s Wyss Institute have created a 3D metal printer that uses laser-assisted direct ink technology, allowing users to create metallic structures made out of silver mid-air.
This 3D Printer Creates Real Bones Using Synthetic Material A new 3D printer created by a University of Waterloo Engineer allows 3D-printed joints and implants that are made of the same minerals as human bone, and they interlock with the patient’s cells to create longer-lasting replacements.
The Personal Factory Is Here—and It Will Bring a Wild New Era of Invention
Dentists Use 3D Printing To Reconstruct A Cancer Survivor’s Jaw John Stephenson lost most of his face to a rare type of cancer, but thanks to several doctors and 3D printing technologies, he got his jaw back.
3D Printers Can Now Produce Superconductive Metals A team at the University of Melbourne in Australia has successfully 3D printed a superconducting aluminum cavity, broadening the range of 3D printing for use in applications in particle physics.
Infertile Mice Give Birth—Thanks to 3D Printed Ovaries Northwestern University researchers have managed to 3D print ovaries for infertile mice, allowing them to resume their cycles and give birth.
This BioInk Can Be Used To 3D Print Cartilage Technology like this could be used to repair damaged noses, knees and ears.
This 3D Bioprinter Could Revolutionize Tissue Engineering by Printing Skin Doctors may soon be able to create a custom-made skin from your own stem cells. This could help tremendously with recuperating from injuries.
This Device Lets You 3-D Print From Your Smartphone All you need is the light from your phone.
11-Year Old Gets an Affordable 3D Printed Prosthetic Hand Daniel Hobbs is pretty much like any other 11-year-old, except that he is missing a limb. Now, two companies have come together to help make his life easier.
3ders.org – 9-month-old baby born with 5 holes in heart, 3D printed heart models help surgeons save his life | 3D Printer News & 3D Printing News The nine-month-old boy Chen Chen who was born with 5 holes in heart has just undergone successful and crucial heart surgery that had been prepared with the help of 3D printed heart models.
Harvard Scientists Just Figured Out How to 3D Print Complex Living Human Tissue Harvard researchers have developed a method for bioprinting stronger structures in the form of thick tissue. The method also embeds vascular systems within the tissue to allow it to survive longer and integrate within the body.
This is the World’s First 3D Printed Car The Local Motors Strati roadster is the world’s first 3D printed car. It was made in just 44 hours, and it’s recyclable!
3D printing pirates: When eBay thieves profit from your work | ZDNet Who owns the rights to digital objects? 3D printing has reached into the mainstream far enough that mainstream problems are beginning to manifest.
Is 3D Printing The Next Industrial Revolution? | TechCrunch It was in 1909 when Henry Ford, master of efficiency and standardization, famously said that a “customer can have a car painted any color…so long as it is..
Giant Leap in Bioprinting: Scientists Develop Functioning, 3D-Printed Liver Tissue New 3D-printed liver tissue can help scientists and researchers develop life-saving drugs faster and more efficiently.
The First 3D Bioprinter That Can Print Body Parts for Large Scale Human Implantation This new printer can grow muscle, cartilage, and even bone. When implanted into animals, these crafted tissues have been shown to survive and even thrive.
This Semi-Automatic Gun Is “95 Percent” 3D Printed and 100 Percent Legal A West Virginia carpenter unveils his homemade, 9mm firearm 3D printed with PLA plastic.
It’s a 3D printer, but not as we know it 3D printing techniques have quickly become some of the most widely used tools to rapidly design and build new components. A team of engineers at the University of Bristol has developed a new type of 3D printing that can print …” name=”Description
 Low-cost 3-D printer-based organ model production technique reveals complicated interior organ structure
Controlling IoT Devices with Mobile Platforms — Creating Hierarchical Menus | EE Times “In which we discover how to create a hierarchical GUI to be displayed on a mobile platform, where this GUI can be used to control a Simblee-enabled device.
TOP 10 3D printing stories of 2015 continuing our annual review of the year’s BIG stories, we round up the numerous 3D printing projects that caught our eye in 2015.
Five Good 3D Printers You Can Buy Before The Holiday | TechCrunch If you’re looking to build your own Christmas tree out of plastic this year, you’ve come to the right place. I’ve collected my five favorite 3D printers that..
3D printing hands on: Getting started with my desktop MakerBot | ZDNet In 3D printing, the world’s not a stage — it’s a build tray. David Gewirtz walks you through the setup and first use of a desktop 3D printer, and dispels three myths that often hold people back from 3D printing.
Prometheus lets you make circuit boards in minutes | Atmel | Bits & Pieces
Augmented reality for the office: Atheer’s 3D smart glasses target doctors, engineers | SiliconANGLE
The Winners from Make:’s Digital Fabrication Shootout | Make: This year’s best performing desktop digital fabrication machines from Make:’s annual shootout.
 Student led a team that built a prosthesis for little girl’s hand
LulzBot Named Top 3D Printer by Make Magazine
BIO-3D PRINTING OF A HUMAN HEART
3D printing will be huge, in the most boring and fascinating ways imaginable | ZDNet The future of 3D printing will be as dull and prosaic as office equipment and as incredible and amazing as the human mind can imagine. This is a burgeoning area of technology well worth your exploration.
3-D printed ‘building blocks’ of life: Scientists have developed a 3-D printing method capable of producing highly uniform ‘blocks’ of embryonic stem cells — ScienceDaily
3D Printing Buildings – Think Defence
Makerarm Is The All-In-One Desktop Fabrication Workhorse – Science & Technology World Website Makerarm, a highly-ambitious all-in-one desktop fabrication system, is a single robotic arm that can take interchangeable heads, allowing it to be used for everything, from 3D printing to laser engraving to electronics assembly.
TotalCad: 3D Printing Takes Off
 4-D technology allows self-folding of complex objects

 

 Printing lightweight, flexible, and functional materials
Multimaterial 3-D printing via active mixing and switching printheads

Ember’s Electronics and Firmware are now Open Source

 

DIY 3D Printing: MIT High Temperature Glass 3D Printing
3D Print 10 Materials at Once with MIT’s New MultiFab | Make: Researchers at MIT recently introduced MultiFab, a multi-material printer technology capable of print in ten different materials at once.
3D-Printing Microscopic Fish Nanoengineers at the University of California, San Diego used an innovative 3D printing technology they developed to manufacture multipurpose fish-shaped microrobots—called microfish—that swim around efficiently in liquids…
MIT unveils 3D printing with glass breakthrough
Italy’s Robot Factory Team Uses CopperFace Kit to Galvanize 3D Prints With Great Results – 3DPrint.com The Italian companies are always some of the most interesting when it comes to 3D printing. Hailing from a country steeped in a history of fine art, fine wines, and fine things, and known for producing multiple geniuses whose inventions we still hold dear today, innovative and creative companies hav…
This ultraviolet printer is 100x faster than ordinary 3D printers (Wired UK) Californian chemist Jason Rolland’s company Carbon3D has created a UV 3D printer that continually “grows” objects out of a pool of resin — and is 100 times faster than its rivals
How Far Can A 3D Printed Car Travel On A Liter of Fuel? How about 640 km? – 3DPrint.com The Shell Eco-marathon challenges students to design, fabricate and then drive the most energy-efficient car they can create. The three annual events – Asia, Americas and Europe – are all about seeing how far student teams can go on the least amount of fuel.
3D-printed plane flies from Royal Navy ship – BBC News A 3D-printed aircraft is launched from a Royal Navy ship and landed safely on a Dorset beach.
Spotlight on Desktop Engineering: Helping architects embrace the full, collaborative nature of today’s modeling tools
World’s First 3D Printed Titanium Sternum Implanted Successfully in Patient With Giant Tumor | 3D Printer
Science Daily Exponential Technologies 3D printers poised to have major implications for food manufacturing
3D Printable Hydroponics Kit for Weed – 3D Printing Industry Canadian startup 3Dponics has released a 3D printable kit for growing marijuana in urban environments using hyrdroponics.
Science Daily Exponential Technologies Bonelike 3-D silicon synthesized for potential use with medical devices
Semiconducting silicon spicules engage tissue like a bee stinger
The Race To The Bottom Is Now Hitting Professional 3D Printers | TechCrunch The eagle-eyed among you will notice something interesting about the Riverside Photocuring 3D Printer pictured above. Almost all of the design – from the..
Making desktop 3D printing more user-friendly The aim of user-friendly desktop 3DP is to move away from the hobbyist mentality and focus on fail-safe features, productivity, and ease of use.
Start-up Robox brings ‘affordable’ 3D printing to households for £1k | Daily Mail Online 3D printing is taking the world by storm. Once securely in the realm of science fiction, printing in three dimensions is well on its way to being a standard household product.
Couple Creates 3D Printed Miniature “Army” of Tucson-Area Residents – 3DPrint.com Teresa and Rudy Flores of Mosca Roja Studio in Tucson, Arizona wondered what would happen if they assembled an “army” of creative people–musicians, writers, magicians, artists, fire spinners, poets and more–and their mission was to create rather than destroy, to promote community and creative…
The world’s first 3D printed supercar – Album on Imgur Images uploaded by Sciencegeek100
Science Daily Exponential Technologies Project to 3-D print houses begun
Russian Company Prints a Thyroid Gland to Transplant on Living Rats – 3D Printing
Why desktop 3D printing still sucks – TechRepublic 3D printing is an amazing technology, but the usefulness of desktop printers has been incredibly overhyped. Let’s talk about why that is and how to improve it.
Crowdfunded 3D printer innovations | ZDNet 3D Printer technology continues to inspire us with its possibilities. Have a look at these innovations in 3D printing – all the result of crowdfunding campaigns.
Science Daily Exponential Technologies Robust new process forms 3-D shapes from flat sheets of graphene
3D Printed Rhino Horns May Help Stop The Poaching Of Endangered Animals Rhino horns are in demand for their decorative and curative aspects. However, one company is making 3D horns in hopes or curbing poachers.
Joris Laarman to 3D-print bridge over canal using robots Dutch designer Joris Laarman has designed a steel bridge that will be 3D-printed by robots.
e-Nable Boston “Lend a Hand to 3D Print a Hand” Project Features 3D Printer Giveaway to Fund Volunteers 3D Printing No-cost Prosthetic Hands | Benzinga Non-profit Fab Lab Hub comes together with businesses and contributors to support e-Nable volunteers with 3D printers and supplies to 3D print prosthetic …
3ders.org – XpertFab’s new Creation Workstation is an all-in-one personal desktop fabrication factory | 3D Printer News & 3D Printing News XpertFab’s Creation Workstation has the option to switch between five fabrication modes including precision CNC milling, powerful 2.8 Watt laser etching and cutting, 3D printing, drag-knife cutting and diamond tip engraving.
New 3D Printing Anatomy Kit Ready To Ship: Ignorance Flees In Terror New 3D printed human anatomy kit from Monash University in Australia is ready to ship to educational model and medical consumers around the world.
Rubber Band Powered, 3D Printed Race Boat Zippercraft is a 3D printed, rubber band powered boat. It won the open class Moat Boat Paddle Battle at Maker Faire Bay Area, 2015. It has a very simp…
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3D Computer Printed Parts: Speed Development for Ford Ford uses 3D printed parts on prototype vehicles built for durability testing, and also on the Ford race car that won the 53rd 24 Hours of Daytona in January.
Google Cardboard – Google Experience virtual reality in a simple,
fun, and affordable way.
Microsoft Spearheads 3D Printing File Format: Introducing The 3MF – Forbes At the big 3D Print Week event last month in New York City, Hewlett-Packard (HP) alluded to a big announcement related to 3D Printing file formats. A week later, at the Build 2015 event, Microsoft revealed a new consortium named after the new file format they developed: 3MF. Founding members […]
Shapeways Blog – The First 3D Printed Melodica When I first picked up a toy melodica, I was hooked. It only cost me £20, it was easy to play, and so small I could take it anywhere. I decided to devote a few years to it, and see if I could discover its full potential. At first it was great fun, and quite […]When I first picked up a toy melodica, I was hooked. It only cost me £20, it was easy to play, and so small I could take it anywhere. I decided to…
Chinese Team Flies 3D Printed Drones at the South Pole (Video) – 3DPrint.com If you want to find out if your 3D printed drone can withstand extreme conditions, you can’t do a whole lot better than a jaunt to the South Pole to expose it to high altitude and low temperatures at the same time.
Working Bionic 3D Printed Wolverine Claws are Here! – 3DPrint.com I have seen working tools 3D printed in space. I have seen 3D printed brain tissue develop neurons that fire just like a real brain. I have seen a 3D printed car be assembled and then driven off within a matter of hours.
This is the Dinosaur That Tested Life’s Size Limits With the discovery of the supermassive dinosaur Dreadnoughtus schrani, paleontologists have an unprecedented window into the biomechanics of the largest animals to walk the Earth.

 

New Viscous Sheet Simulation Technique Enables Color 3D Printing Changxi Zheng, assistant professor of computer science at Columbia Engineering along with China’s Zhejiang University researchers has created a method that enabling hydrographic printing, with exact alignment. Hydrographic printing is a well-known industrial process that transfers color ink of a thin film to the surface of 3D structures to color them.
Introducing the World’s First 3D Printed Ultra High-End CD Player – 3DPrint.com Whether you like to listen to your favorite music on an old-school record player, an iPod, or a CD player, typically you would do so on a device that you purchase online or at a retail store.
3D Printer Makes Replica of Iconic Sports Car Cars with parts made by 3D printers are already on the road, but engineers are still learning about this new technology. While testing the possibility of printing an entire car, researchers at the U….
Google pledges funding for 3D-printed prosthetics, other aid technology – CNET It launches a $20 million fund for nonprofits whose emerging tech could help make people living with disabilities become more independent. The first bit goes toward low-cost prosthetics and auditory therapy.
Florida Retiree Designs 3D Printed and Fully Operable Carnival Ride Model – 3DPrint.com 66-year-old Richard Schmiedecke of Winter Garden, Florida has always loved carnival rides, and grew to appreciate them while he worked for one week out of the year at a carnival near his then-home in Pittsburgh, PA.
3ders.org – Check out this amazing 3D printed Bugatti Veyron 1:8 scale model created by Hbot 3D | 3D Printer News & 3D Printing News A newly-launched 3D printer manufacturer 3D Printers SP. z o. o. has created one of the most iconic cars of all time – a Bugatti Veyron – in a multiple-part assembly using parts that were printed using their new Hbot 3D Printer.
Skyforge 3D Printing Platform Reboots with Even Greater Networking Options & Focus on University Niche  – 3DPrint.com We live in a new world of evolved entrepreneurs where the dress code may be a little hipper and the workplace may be much less traditional, but one thing is still definitely the same: most business owners and leaders have had to learn to readjust after things didn’t go their way with an idea or a…
3D Print a Robot That Knows When to Roll – 3D Printing Industry Alex Crease, of Olin College of Engineering, comes up with co-processing – a method to 3D print out objects and integrate components, electronics, while printing.
Former MakerBot CEOs & Glowforge – 3D Printing Industry Former MakerBot CEOs Bre Pettis and Jenny Lawton have invested in Glowforge, a company manufacturing a laser cutter that will be sold for less than $2,500.
Organs may someday be printed inside people | ITworld While great strides have been made in printing organ tissue outside of the body, one scientist believes bioprinting the tissue <i>inside</i> the body will be a more effective method.
Shapeways Launches Pilots Hub & New Pilot Materials — Aluminum, Black Nylon & More – 3DPrint.com If you 3D print you know how important materials are. As I always like to say, it’s the stuff that stuff is made of. Shapeways knows this well, which is why the service has upped the ante on testing 3D printable materials by offering a materials Pilots Hub page, where designers can keep track o…
3D wallpaper launched; no 3D glasses required – Chicago Home Improvement | Examiner.com It was inevitable that someone would develop 3D wallpaper I suppose.
A $77 3D Printer is Unveiled! Say Hello to the Lewihe Play – 3DPrint.com 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.
Science Daily Exponential Technologies Shape-shifting plastic developed
Injured sea turtle gets 3D printed jaw – BBC News A 3D-printed beak has been made for a sea turtle badly injured in a collision with a boat’s propeller.
3D-printing human skin: The end of animal testing? – CSMonitor.com Beauty conglomerate L’Oreal has partnered with biotech company Organovo to facilitate printing human skin for product testing.
3D Printed ‘Lego Plastic’ Saves $36 Million Airplane – 3DPrint.com Kids know that there isn’t anything that can’t be done with Legos; however, sometimes adults can be a bit skeptical. That skepticism should be put to rest now with a project undertaken at the Fleet Readiness Center Southeast (FRCSE) at the Naval Air Station in Jacksonville, FL.
Review: Formlabs Form 1+ 3D printer offers mind-blowing precision (video) | ITworld The Formlabs Form 1+ is an incredibly accurate 3D printer, capable of reproducing mind-blowing intricate models. It’s also a costly and slow machine.

Real and 3-D printed shells ability to withstand pressure

Review: Formlabs Form 1+ 3D printer offers mind-blowing precision (video) | ITworld The Formlabs Form 1+ is an incredibly accurate 3D printer, capable of reproducing mind-blowing intricate models. It’s also a costly and slow machine.
3D printing’s ‘incomprehensible’ beauty on display in Toronto – Arts & Entertainment – CBC News A 3D printing exhibition in Toronto is showcasing the beautiful and innovative work created by the world’s top 3D designers.
World’s first photosynthetic living matter-infused 3D-printed wearable The world’s first 3D-printed wearable containing living bacteria, designed to support the human wearer as a type of “living spacesuit” on trips to outer space, has been displayed at TED 2015.
Researchers 3D Print an Amazing Compact Broadband Antenna – 3DPrint.com The advent of 3D printing techniques in the modern era has created a surging wave of interest within many manufacturing industries across the country and the world. And the rate at which the technology is advancing is staggering, to say the least.
L’Oreal’s Plan to Start 3D Printing Human Skin
3D Printing Allows Researchers to Control a Smartphone with Sound Waves – 3DPrint.com
3D-printed statues to replace traditional photos? | Yle Uutiset | yle.fi One Finnish entrepreneur believes he has hit the sweet spot where the modern penchant to immortalise oneself meets the desire to collect keepsakes. It’s the 3D statue and it allows individuals to create lasting tributes to their nearest and dearest – including themselves.
The printed house, coming soon: Futurists see 3-D technology radically changing the way houses are built – The Globe and Mail Futurists see the rapid advance of 3-D technology radically changing the way houses are built
This Incredible 3D Printed Robotic Lamp Follows Objects As They Move – 3DPrint.com The future of 3D printing will undoubtedly play a major role in the development of robotic devices. The custom aspects that the technology provides make it a perfect fit for creating one-off robots that do exactly what a person needs.
Scientists created ‘Dino-chickens’ in lab | Science&Technology | Worldbulletin News Biologists have created chicken embryos with dinosaur-like faces by tinkering with the molecules that build the birds’ beaks.

 

Plastics On a Roll | Jerry Jasinowski Today plastics comprise about 50 percent of the volume of a new passenger vehicle, but only 10 percent of the weight. That of course is a major reason for the shift to plastics — reducing weight and hence increasing mileage.

 

Microsoft, HP & Others About to Upend the 3D Printing Space Via New File Format – 3DPrint.com It was only a matter of time before some of the larger software and tech companies entered the 3D printing space. That time seems to be now. Last week, during 3D Print Week in NYC, we reported on a presentation given by J Scott Schiller, Worldwide Business Director, Hewlett-Packard 3D Printing.

 

Dream it, build it at ‘IDIYA,’ a new makerspace for artists and entrepreneurs | WGNO Thank the movers and shakers! The maker movement has a home in New Orleans, it’s called IDIYA, a ‘DIY’ workspace where imagination can run rampant. “It’s taking your idea, but do it yourself to take it from concept to reality,” says owner Domenic Giunta.

 

Expiring patents were supposed to boost the 3D printing market. They haven’t | PandoDaily At the end of January, a series of patents filed by Carl Deckard in the 1990s for selective laser sintering (SLS) — a high-quality 3D-printing technology — expired. With this technology back in play, people started to see big things for 3D printing coming up fast on the horizon.