Archive for the ‘3D printing’ category: Page 122

Aug 11, 2015

3D Printing in the Vacuum of Space Now Possible from Made In Space

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At the end of last year, Made In Space made what was a huge achievement for 3D printing in space by sending their Zero G 3D printer, capable of 3D printing without gravity, to the International Space Station. There, it has 3D printed numerous components, including a now famous wrench and twenty-three other prints that have since returned to Earth for lab analysis. The ability to 3D print without gravity restraints will allow those aboard the ISS to 3D print tools and parts using raw material, preventing the need for direct shipments of such objects from Earth. This ability is an exciting one, but the true goal of NASA and Made In Space has been to 3D print in vacuum of space itself. Today, Made In Space has announced that such a feat has now been proven possible through a series of tests performed here on Earth.

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Aug 11, 2015

3-D Printing: Could Downloadable Medicine Be The Future?

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As 3-D printing gains steam and moves beyond plastics, it could be applied to many other industries, revolutionising medicine on the way.

An Ohio based pharmaceutical company Aprecia has now developed a 3-D printing technology which creates a more porous pill structure — allowing higher dose pills to dissolve quicker and making them easier to swallow for some patients. The same technology also allows precise doses to be layered in the same structure. A UCL team have also developed a technique for printing different shapes, which affects drug release.

“For the last 50 years, we have manufactured tablets in factories and shipped them to hospitals, for the first time, this process means we can produce tablets much closer to the patient.”

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Aug 7, 2015

Chemistry 3D Printer Synthesizes Rare Molecules

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Need an obscure medicinal compound found only in a jungle plant? Just print it.

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Aug 2, 2015

This pen can 3D-print cells onto injured body parts

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Researchers are working on a 3D printing pen that will allow surgeons draw regenerative cells onto injured body parts — the Biopen.

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Jul 28, 2015

3D Printed Organs Are a Heartbeat Closer to Reality

Posted by in categories: 3D printing, biotech/medical, robotics/AI

Learn about the advancements of a robot that will save lives. The plan? It’s going to produce 3D printed organs and even a fully functional human heart.

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Jul 24, 2015

3D-printing basic electronic components | KurzweilAI

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UC Berkeley engineers, in collaboration with colleagues at Taiwan’s National Chiao Tung University, have developed a 3D printing process for creating basic electronic components, such as resistors, inductors, capacitors, and integrated wireless electrical sensing systems.

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Jul 15, 2015

Organovo CEO: 3D bioprinting organs will help us get people off transplant waiting lists

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Keith Murphy discusses the challenge in going from 3D printing tissue to entire organs.

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Jul 14, 2015

The World’s First 3D Printed Building To Be Built In Dubai — Ana Alves WTVOX

Posted by in categories: 3D printing, architecture, engineering, materials


Fast-growing Dubai, where something new is always being added to the skyline, may have found a way to make construction move even faster.

In a bid to become a global hub of innovation, Dubai announced plans to build an office that will be “the most advanced 3-D printed structure ever built at this scale” and the first to be put into actual use.

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Jul 10, 2015

3-D-printed robot is hard inside, soft outside, and capable of jumping without hurting itself

Posted by in categories: 3D printing, futurism, robotics/AI

Left: the rigid top fractures on landing, while the top made of nine layers going from rigid to flexible remains intact (credit: Jacobs School of Engineering/UC San Diego, Harvard University)

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Jul 7, 2015

Mic — How Lusie and her 3-D printed arm could change the world for…

Posted by in categories: 3D printing, futurism

This revolutionary new technology is changing the world for kids born without limbs.

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