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One professor’s quest to 3D scan every fish in the sea

If you were wondering what a mottled sculpin looks like, there are plenty of pictures available online. But while they may satisfy a curious tidepooler, the discerning icthyologist demands more. That’s why a professor at the University of Washington is getting full 3D scans of every fish in the sea …

College & University

These 3D-Printed Cameras Are So Tiny They Can Be Injected Into Your Brain

The medical and surveillance applications are enormous.<p>This teeny little camera lens from the University of Stuttgart is so small it can be slipped over the tip of a strand of fiber optic. The three-lens camera, which can focus as close as 3 millimeters, is so tiny that it can be injected—complete …

The Brain

This Artist Is Biohacking The Body To 3D-Print Fantastical Human Bones

The Regenerative Reliquary project aims to find new ways to grow missing bones—or let people reshape their own.<p>Synthetic bone grafts—made of calcium phosphate ceramics, or from bone harvested from patients or cadavers—are nothing new. But that's just the most simple vision of what artificial bone …

Human anatomy

The 3D Printing Era is Here

Rapid prototyping services over the years has proven itself in the product development environment. It has allowed companies, irrespective of their …

Manufacturing

How 3D printed coral structures could help save our coral reef ecosystems

For those who still doubt the effects of global warming and climate change, a quick look at the state of the world’s coral reefs should convince …

Environmentalism

Multi-material 3D printer aimed squarely at professionals

3D printers capable of churning out multi-material, multi-colored objects in a single print run can take up quite a bit of office space, and can also …

3D Printing

Björk performs first ever VR live stream show wearing 3D printed mask by Neri Oxman

Jun 30, 2016 | By Tess<p>Icelandic singer-songwriter Björk is no stranger to forward thinking fashions and provocative performances, having been a …

3D Printing

The slow, sad, and ultimately predictable decline of 3-D printing

It all started with a Saab cup holder.<p>I happen to own a 2004 model, a family car with a turbo (don't ask). Way back in December, before everyone started wondering if 3-D printing was on the deadpool, I tested out a MakerBot Replicator Mini for a few weeks. It was a heady time printing out Darth …

3D Printing

Living tissue 3D printing: Breakthrough could lead to creation of new organs

UNIVERSITY OF BRISTOLResearchers at the University of Bristol have developed the bio-ink from stem cells<p>Researchers at the University of Bristol have …

UK News

Researchers create 3D printed robotic muscles using electroactive polymer

Jun 18, 2016 | By Benedict<p>In a National Science Foundation-backed project, researchers from American, Japanese, and Korean universities are …

3D Printing

Ceramic art meets 3D printing

A couple of weeks ago, I had the chance to interview Diego Gomez Garcia-Carpintero. Diego graduated in Fine Arts from Complutense University of …

3D Printing

Researchers in Abu Dhabi files patent for 3D printing lightweight ‘architectured foam’ structures

Jun 13, 2016 | By Alec<p>Researchers from the Masdar Institute of Science and Technology in Abu Dhabi have just filed a remarkable 3D printing patent …

Patents

Introducing Mercury: world's first universal camera made with 3D printing

Jun 8, 2016 | By Tess<p>For those who have not given up their high quality SLR cameras or their vintage camera lenses for more compact smartphone …

3D Printing

NASA funded project RAMA could transform asteroids into mining spaceships with 3D printing by 2030

Jun 8, 2016 | By Alec<p>Made In Space, the developer of zero-gravity 3D printing, is not exactly resting on its laurels. Back in March, the company sent …

NASA

Airbus Officially Unveils Thor, the Fully 3D Printed Plane that Flies Beautifully

The first 3D printed plane is making its debut, and nope, it’s not another one that’s been made in miniature by a hobbyist. And while it’s not …

Airbus

3D printed house wins design challenge

Right now, Curve Appeal and its competing designs are just concepts, however part of the prize of winning is the construction of the design. WATG’s …

Urban design

Successfully lab-tested 3D Bioprinter for stem cells.

NESS ZIONA, Israel, May 25, 2016 – Nano Dimension Ltd. (NASDAQ, TASE: NNDM), a leader in the area of 3D Printed Electronics, today announced it <b>has</b> …

Hexcel invests in OPM to advance carbon-fiber reinforced 3D printed parts

May 31, 2016 | By Tess<p>Stamford, Connecticut-based materials company <b>Hexcel</b> has just announced that it has made a significant and strategic investment …

Manufacturing

MIT brushes up on 3D-printing hair

Researchers at MIT's Media Lab have developed a method for 3D printing hair structures with a diameter as small as 50 micrometers each. With the …

3D Printing

World's first 3D-printed office opens in Dubai

And it was built in under three weeks.<p>The world's first 3D-printed office building opened this week in Dubai, <i>Reuters</i> reports. The 2,700-square-foot, single-story building was built in just 17 days using a gigantic, 20-foot tall 3D printer and a special mix of concrete, fiber reinforced plastic and …

Dubai

Lasers and nanoparticles combine to allow metalic 3D printing in midair

Traditional 3D printing has limits that have negatively impacted its usefulness. For one, almost all 3D printers use plastic as the medium, and that …

3D Printing

Could we print our medicine at home?

Can you imagine a world where you print your own pharmaceutical drugs at home? It’s a long way off, but a paper published in the International …

Rapid Prototyping and the Food Industry

Rapid Prototyping Food With ever decreasing prices for 3d printers, more and more sophisticated CAD software and the endless increase of hardware …

Food

Material science and 3D printing methods explained

In the world of 3D printing, materials are everything and the science is getting more advanced by the day.The days where we just tried to replicate …

Manufacturing

Arcam unveils two new industrial 3D printers, plans to build powder plant in Montreal

May 20, 2016 | By Alec<p>It must be busy time over at the HQ of Arcam. The Swedish pioneers of Electron Beam Melting (EBM) 3D printing already offer a …

Quebec

GCODE.Clay explores digital design and art through 3D printed ceramics

A number of artists from around the world have, in recent years, begun to work with 3D printing, using the technological medium as a way to explore …

Design

Infertile Mice Give Birth, Thanks To 3D-Printed Ovaries

A similar technique might help restore human fertility<p>Whether it’s because of a treatment like chemotherapy, a result of age, or for other reasons, women's bodies can stop producing the eggs that, when fertilized, can become babies. Now researchers have developed a 3D-printed scaffolding that could …

3D

Carbon releases the M1, first commercial CLIP based 3D printer

Industrial 3D printing company Carbon (formerly Carbon3D) has just today unveiled its first commercial 3D printer, the M1, along with seven new …

Manufacturing

Polymagnets: Showing Us the Possibility of 3D Printing Magnetic Fields

When we look at the world through the lens of 3D printing, it’s easy to imagine a future full of mass customization and IoT within a wide range of …

3D Printing

This Impossibly Intricate Dress Was 3-D Printed In A Single Go

Even more impressive? The 3-D printer was smaller than the dress itself.<p>Nervous Systems is a generative design studio founded by MIT alums known for merging the natural world with 3-D printed fashion. For its latest project, the studio teamed up with Boston's Museum of Fine Arts to create a …

Dresses