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3D printed filters bring more drinking water to Mexico

shares<p>As The Rime of the Ancient Mariner goes: <i>‘Water, water, everywhere, / Nor any drop to drink’.</i> When written in 1797, Coleridge couldn’t have …

3D Printing

German engineers develop 3D printed bionic hand with muscles made from 'smart' wires

July 23, 2015 | By Alec<p>While 3D printing has already proved itself in the field of mechanical hand prostheses with very basic or no functions, the …

First-of-its-Kind Nerve Regeneration Pulled Off with 3D Printed Nerve Guides

shares<p>According to market research firm Gartner, 3D printing in the medical sector is climbing towards a peak of hypeability and nothing could be …

exiii Japan releases Open Source files for amazing 3D printed HACKberry Bionic Hand

May 28, 2015 | By Simon<p>Although we’ve seen how much of an impact 3D printed prosthetic devices can have from both a design customization standpoint …

The World's First Multi-Layer 3D Circuit Board Printer

Shares 178<p>Israeli 3D Printing tech startup Nano Dimensions raised US$11 million in an undisclosed funding round to develop a 3D circuit board printer …

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Swedish start-up CELLINK develops the first universal 3D printable bioink for 3D bioprinters

Jun 1, 2015 | By Alec<p>While lives are already being saved by high-level 3D printing in academic hospitals all over the world, most of these cases …

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Designer uses 3D printing to optimize the sound absorption qualities of geometric structures

Jun 4, 2015 | By Alec<p>As 3D printing technology is great for easily producing objects of all shapes and sizes hitherto impossible or very difficult to …

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Materialise to Launch Laser Sintered Wood 3D Printing

Most of us have come to know – and in most cases appreciate – wood as a 3D printing material using it with PLA based filament for FFF desktop 3D …

Wired writer builds an untraceable AR-15 'Ghost Gun' in his office using a 3D printer and CNC mill

Jun 5, 2015 | By Simon<p>Ever since they launched in July of 2012, open source firearm - or “wiki-weapon” - organization Defense Distributed have been …

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Researchers Develop Temperature Sensitive Prosthetic Hand That Shocks Wearer When Objects are Hot

The world of prostheses has been progressing at a very rapid pace within the past few years. With the combination of advanced computer systems, …

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American Standard announces innovative new metal 3D printed faucet designs

Jun 6, 2015 | By Simon<p>Although we’ve heard about a number of developments being made towards creating a future of 3D printed houses that will …

PLEN2: Your 3D Printable Friend to the End

PLEN2 is the adorable brain-child of Natsuo Akazawa. In order to foster his dream of creating better relationships between humans and machines, he …

2-year-old girl can now smile for the first time after her face was rebuilt with the help of a 3D printer

Apr. 9, 2015 | By Alec<p>It’s no secret that 3D printing has a lot of potential in the medical field. In recent weeks we’ve reported on a number studies …

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3D Printed Silencer Showcases Potential of Personalized Gun Accessories

Writing about guns and 3D printing is difficult because, if you criticize them, you pass off as a hoplophobe. If you don’t, you seem like a …

Skin cancer survivor is given new 3D printed face prosthetic modelled after his son

Apr. 20, 2015 | By Alec<p>While 3D printing technology has proven capable of manufacturing fantastic and affordably prosthetics already, most of these …

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Russian scientists create 3D printed 'bio-cement' that regenerates human bone tissue

Apr. 5, 2015 | By Kira<p>Russian scientists have developed a biological material known as ‘bone cement’ that is derived from animal bones can be 3D …

Fast Bioprinting of Human Cartilage Implants

Shares 137<p>At ETH Zürich’s Cartilage Engineering and Regeneration laboratory they have made some notable speed advancements in 3D printing of human …

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Chinese scientists successfully tested biodegradable 3D printed artificial bone on rabbits

Mar. 25, 2015 | By Alec<p>Medical applications of 3D printing technology have been widely successful in recent months. While most bioprinting …

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Great, now 3D-printed rifles can fire larger, deadlier rounds

In 2013, Defense Distributed created the world's first 3D-printed handgun, the .38-caliber Liberator. The following year, they unveiled an AR-15 receiver capable of firing hundreds of 5.56mm rounds without fail. This year, designers from FOSSCAD has raised the bar yet again. They've successfully …

Nervous System Envisions a Future of 4D Printed Structures Which Adapt to the Environment

You may have read the title of this story and thought to yourself, “4D Printing? I’m only just starting to understand what 3D printing is all about.” …

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3D Printed Algae Provides Oxygen Source for Growing Bioprinted Human Cells

Bioprinting promises to change the way we look at the field of medicine forever. As several companies are already printing living human tissue, it’s …

Create aged metal objects by cold casting your 3D prints

Mar. 14, 2015 | By Simon<p>Unsurprisingly, one of the best applications for 3D printing has been in creating custom one-off toy designs. Between being …

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Researchers can now 3D-print nose cartilage in 16 minutes

Doctors have been employing 3D-printed tissue for years now. But even though the hype around 3D bioprinting has raised expectations that it will save lives and shorten donor wait lists, fully functional printed organs are not feasible yet. While we won't be seeing blood pumping printed hearts any …

MHOX expects 3D printed and enhanced human eyes with WiFi connection to be available by 2027

Mar. 20, 2015 | By Simon<p>While we’ve seen numerous applications for 3D printing in the medical sector - particularly in the bioprinting industry - …

Desktop 3D 'BioBot' printer builds functional human tissue

Mar. 8, 2015 | By Kira<p>Millenials, also known as Generation Y, or those born between the 1980s-2000s, are generally seen as a lazy and entitled, too …

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MONAD Studio mixes 3D printing and sci-fi to create 2-string violin and futuristic sonic experiences

Mar. 3, 2015 | By Simon<p>Although additive manufacturing has dramatically changed the landscape of creating customized products ranging from …

Houston surgeons separate 10-month-old conjoined twin girls with aid of 3D printed model

Feb. 24, 2015 | By Rich<p>It took a team of about 30 surgical specialists at <b>Texas Children's Hospital</b> to successfully complete a 26-hour surgery that …

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Scientist Says Metamaterials and 3D Printing Will Lead To Invisibility Cloaks In His Lifetime

The world will get considerably more ‘transparent’ if work being done in a lab in Arizona comes to fruition.<p>Hao Xin, a professor of electrical and …

3D Printing Brings "Curved" Legos into Existence

When I was a little girl, I always had the ambition to construct things. I’m not talking about building forts, or helping my father modify his …

UK engineers successfully 3D print graphene structures

Feb. 12, 2015 | By Alec<p>While most commercial 3D printers are limited to filament, many manufacturing experts believe that the technology’s creative …