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This bundle includes: The world's first and best 3D printing pen. Bioengineers Describe Potential Applications of 3D Printing Trending. 3D printing technology has incredible potential and there seems to be very few limits to its application as scientists refine and improve the technique.

Bioengineers Describe Potential Applications of 3D Printing Trending

While it can currently be used to make custom prosthetic devices, bioengineers want to take it a step further and create cellular materials. Possible uses include specialized cartilage, bone or skin or possibly simple, whole organs like bladders.A new special issue of Trends in Biotechnology is dedicated to biofabrication – the use of biological materials to construct biological therapeutics, products or systems. Scientists take a moment to consider the state of the science as well as where it could lead in the future, and in the video above, you can take a look inside a biofabrication lab. Smart Dust Is Coming: New Camera Is the Size of a Grain of Salt. Miniaturization is one of the most world-shaking trends of the last several decades.

Smart Dust Is Coming: New Camera Is the Size of a Grain of Salt

Computer chips now have features measured in billionths of a meter. Sensors that once weighed kilograms fit inside your smartphone. But it doesn't end there. Researchers are aiming to take sensors smaller—much smaller. This $99 Gadget Turns Your Smartphone Into A 3D Printer. 3D printers have been set for big things for a long time.

This $99 Gadget Turns Your Smartphone Into A 3D Printer

But as rapid as their recent boost in popularity has been, they’re pretty clunky machines and generally not on the cheap side. Scientists 3D Print Human-Scale, Living Tissues. Need some new muscle?

Scientists 3D Print Human-Scale, Living Tissues

We’ll print that for you. In a tremendous stride forwards for the field of regenerative medicine, researchers in the U.S. have managed to invent a 3D printer capable of churning out human-scale, living tissues that survived and integrated when implanted into an animal. Fully 3D Printed Working Engine Runs Completely on Hot and Cold Water — and You Can Print Your Own For Free. 3D printing is fascinating, especially to those individuals who have not ever seen the technology in action previously.

Fully 3D Printed Working Engine Runs Completely on Hot and Cold Water — and You Can Print Your Own For Free

However, like with all new technology, this fascination subsides as time goes on and the technology becomes more commonplace. Perhaps we aren’t quite at this point yet with 3D printing, but the intrigue generated through the seeing, touching, and feeling of 3D printed objects will surely wither with time. 3D printing promises to revolutionize just about every facet of our lives and in 2015 that promise came even closer to reality. Researchers Can Now 3D Print Stem Cell "Building Blocks" 3D printing is one of a number of technologies that have bloomed and spread across the world incredibly rapidly in the last decade.

Researchers Can Now 3D Print Stem Cell "Building Blocks"

Prosthetics for amputees, rocket parts, and bridges have all been built using 3D printers, and recently, researchers demonstrated how to print out the structures for human organs using biological material. This month, a new study in the journal Biofabrication has described the process of 3D printing stem cells' “building blocks” for the first time. Researchers Can Now 3D Print A Human Heart Using Biological Material. 3D printing technology can construct actual, working bridges on Earth, build elaborate decorative accessories for your home, produce prosthetics for amputees, and (unfortunately) manufacture working firearms.

Researchers Can Now 3D Print A Human Heart Using Biological Material

Although impressive, all these innovations have something in common: they are only producing inorganic, plastic-based material. What about organic materials, say, perhaps, human organs? These Robots Will 3D Print a Steel Bridge Over a Canal in Amsterdam. 3D printing is stuck in a box.

These Robots Will 3D Print a Steel Bridge Over a Canal in Amsterdam

Most of the printers on the market are relatively small, and the scale of objects is limited by the print area. This is acceptable for parts, tools, or toys. But let’s say you want to print something bigger—like a building. You could scale the box up and print it piece by piece, assembling the pieces on site. Newly Developed 3D Printer Can Print With Ten Different Materials. Up until now, most uses of 3D printers have been to create plastic objects, although technology is advancing at such a pace that scientists have managed to print metal, concrete and even glass.

Newly Developed 3D Printer Can Print With Ten Different Materials

But one persistent problem has been printing multiple materials from the same machine. Now researchers at MIT have announced they’ve managed to build a printer that can print an unprecedented 10 different materials. Not only that, but the “MultiFab” 3D printer will make the process better, cheaper, and more user-friendly, claim its creators. Working at an impressive resolution of just 40 microns, it is also able to quite amazingly self-calibrate and self-correct.

This means that if, during printing, the machine realizes that things aren’t quite level, it can go back and add material to where it has decided it's necessary. The new multi-material printer at work. Scientists are Working on Developing a Star-Trek Style Replicator. Who has never dreamt of having a machine that can materialise any object we need out of thin air at the push of a button? Such machines only exist in the minds of science fiction enthusiasts and the film industry. The most obvious example is the “replicator” that Star Trek characters routinely use to generate a diverse range of objects, helping them escape from even the most impossible of plotlines. Joseph DeSimone: What if 3D printing was 100x faster? A Bonafide Molecule 3D Printer. World’s tallest 3D-printed building showcased in China. A Chinese engineering and design firm has unveiled the world’s tallest 3D-printed building - a five-storey residential apartment block made from recycled construction materials.

The building was made by the Shanghai-based company called WinSun Decoration Design Engineering. The company's epic custom-built 3D printer cost roughly US$2.3 million and took the company 12 years to manufacture. It measures 6.6 metres tall, 10 metres wide and about 150 metres long - and something just like it may very well print your future home.

The machine works by printing, layer by layer, large sections of buildings (such as wall panels) using an “ink” made from a mixture of fibreglass, steel, cement, hardening agents and recycled construction materials. 3D Printed Electronic Devices Are Coming. 3D Printed Electronic Devices Are Coming The handheld computers we carry in our pockets represent almost unimaginable complexity. Batteries, sensors, chips, circuits, and touch displays in a space age shell, all painstakingly assembled by thousands of workers and shipped globally. Smartphones have disrupted numerous industries. Andras Forgacs: Leather and meat without killing animals. MIT: Synthetic DNA Can Be Used as Ink for Nanoscale 3D Printers. This enables medical applications and nanomaterials MIT discovers how to use DNA as a printing material.

Avi Reichental: What’s next in 3D printing. 3D Printer Builds Homes From Mud In Impoverished Areas. Nearly one billion people around the globe are homeless or live in substandard housing. In the era of 3D printing, some have addressed this crisis through quickly built concrete buildings. While this method would create a secure dwelling, delivering the raw materials and bulky printer increases the cost significantly, reducing its feasibility. The Italian 3D printing company WASP may have solved this problem by developing an easily-transportable machine that can quickly create dwellings out of mud and natural fibers—materials already available where the houses will be built. 3D Printer Delivered to Space Station Launching New Era of Space Manufacturing. If space is the final frontier, we pilgrims have a lot to learn. To date, we’ve rarely ventured far beyond the thin envelope of Earth’s atmosphere.

12-Year-Old Receives First 3D Printed Vertebra Implant. After a soccer injury revealed a malignant tumor on the spinal cord of a 12-year-old boy from China, he required extensive surgery at Peking University Third Hospital (PUTH). Doctors needed to remove second vertebra to prevent the cancer from spreading, and the bone required an implant afterward. The device used was created with a 3D printer, making the boy the first person ever to receive a vertebral implant crafted in this manner. While there are traditional, pre-fabricated devices that can be implanted into the vertebral column, one made with a 3D printer offers certain advantages. 3D Scanner Digitally Immortalizes Invaluable Masterpieces in Five Minutes Flat. Last year, the Smithsonian opened a virtual museum.

La première imprimante 3D pour la maison. Robots Could Use 3D Printing To Build Mars Bases Before Astronauts Arrive. NASA and other private corporations are committed to sending humans to Mars in the relatively near future. After traveling for about 9 months to reach the Red Planet, those pioneering astronauts will want to get right to work with establishing the colony and exploring the planet. The process of getting settled in looks like it will be expedited, as robots are being developed that will build basic buildings and roads before astronauts arrive. Behrokh Khoshnevis, a NASA engineer from the University of Southern California, has been working for years on robots that can 3D print buildings by extruding concrete, and is leading the research to bring the technology to Mars.

Khoshnevis’ method of printing buildings has been dubbed “contour crafting.” It works much the same way as traditional 3D printing, except the machines are much larger and instead of extruding plastic, it uses concrete. Image credit: NASA/B. Using 3D Printing and Design To Change the Way We Look at Disability. The technology involved in creating artificial limbs has come a long way in the last few decades.

Scientists Use 3D Printing To Produce Blood Vessels. 3D Printed Body Parts Go Mainstream. 3D printing technology has been around for two decades, but the price has come down in recent years and more people have been able to make use of it. Consequently, we've started to be able to really tap into its vast potential. 3D printed products are being spewed out left, right and center; from the building blocks of houses to replica shark skin. It almost seems as though the capabilities are endless, and the technology is not anticipated to slow down any time soon.

Intelligence™: Patentability of 3D-Printed Organs. Chakrabarty and Bioprinting Although, at first glance, bioprinted organs appear to be no more than an assembly of naturally occurring cells in a 3D structure, but under the Chakrabarty two-prong test it becomes clear that such manufactures constitute patent-eligible subject matter.

The first prong of the Chakrabarty test asks whether or not a bioprinted organ is a naturally occurring manufacture. L'impression 3D, la fabrication de demain ? Using 3D Printers To Generate Villages Of Houses.