3D Printing Month. Why Does 3D Printing Matter? Cubify - Express Yourself in 3D. Express Yourself in 3D. 3-D printing: Wave of the future. 3-D printing: Wave of the future If you’ve been wondering about 3-D printing, it’s probably for the same reason we are. On May 17, we learned that surgeons had placed a life-saving support — built on a 3-D printer — into the airway of Kaiba Gionfriddo. Credit: The Why Files Alejandro Roldan of the University of Wisconsin-Madison holds a printed, 3-D model of a heart against its computer design, which was based on a patient’s MRI scan. The system, still under development, could be used to guide surgery to repair defective organs. Kaiba was an emergency case: Every day, his breathing stopped when his airway collapsed. That welcome news came just three days after Forbes reported widespread interest in a handgun printed with similar technology.
A 3-D printer builds up objects layer by layer, using various methods to deposit and harden the “ink” where it is needed. On February 9, 2012, the splint was sewn around Kaiba’s airway to expand it and serve as a skeleton for proper growth. Summing up. 3D Printing Droplet Networks. Peter Rothman Oxford University scientists have demonstrated a custom-built programmable 3D printer which can create materials with several of the properties of living tissues.
The new type of material consists of thousands of connected water droplets, encapsulated within lipid films, which can perform some of the functions of the cells inside our bodies. These printed 'droplet networks' could be the building blocks of a new kind of technology for delivering drugs and potentially one day replacing or interfacing with damaged human tissues. Because these droplet networks are entirely synthetic, have no genome and do not replicate, they avoid some of the problems associated with other approaches to creating artificial tissues – such as those that use stem cells. The team report their findings in this week's Science: Each droplet is an aqueous compartment about 50 microns in diameter. The Peachy Printer - The First $100 3D Printer & Scanner! by Rinnovated Design — Kickstarter - Nightly.
Below is a detailed video explaining how the Peachy Printer works through explanation and demonstration! The peachy printer is a Photolithographic printer. That means it uses a controlled beam of light to cure light sensitive resin into hard objects. The peachy moves a laser beam along the X and Y axes to create the shape of the object, while using a drip system to control the level of the resin on the Z axis which determines the height of the object. The object you want to print must first become a 3D model in Blender. Now let's talk about the drip system that creates movement on the Z axis. Under The Hood Below are some detailed pictures showing under the hood of our current prototype. If you've seen our main video then you already know just how well these new methods work. How does the 3D Scanner work?
When combined with a camera, the Peachy Printer also functions as a 3D scanner! More About Blender Blender is 3D modelling and animation software. Manufacturing Plan #1 - Under 5000 orders. Got a Kinect and a laptop? Get ready to 3D print. Volumental's vision is to be able to 3D print more or less anything you can see Image Gallery (7 images) Scanning and 3D printing an object could become much simpler if 3D printing company Volumental is successful in crowdfunding the development of a web app which would allow users to scan and print 3D objects using nothing more than a Kinect sensor and a web browser.
View all Though the company already has a web service that allows people to upload scanned 3D models, Volumental says that it needs to refine an app which is better able to differentiate a thing (toys, pets, family members are among the suggestions) from its surroundings in order to be able to print the object in isolation. If funded, the app raises the exciting prospect of being able to scan more or less anything. Volumental is aiming to develop the app inside of three months. Though that sounds ambitious, Volumental is not a beginner in the field of 3D scanning.
You can see the team's campaign video below. About the Author. Print Your Own 3D models. PlusBooksanalysisinsightsopinionblog About BaekdalFollow Baekdal RSSAdvertiseSearch BAEKDAL PLUS Subscribe now Sign-in Reset password: Something to think about... / blog Print Your Own 3D models Written by Thomas Baekdal on November 3, 2008 3D printing has been around for a long time, but it is still far too expensive for small businesses or personal use.
Shapeways.com will print your 3D model for $2-3 per square centimeter, just upload a 3D file, wait about 10 days, and there you go. Here are a couple of examples: ...and here are the 5 materials you can choose from: (via The Future of Things, and Shapeways.com) Share on Thomas Baekdal Founder of Baekdal, author, writer, strategic consultant, and new media advocate. Follow Subscribe for $9/month Baekdal PLUS: Premium content that helps you make the right decisions, take the right actions, and focus on what really matters. There is always more... Oculus Rift and Facebook. I have launched a Blog » Robots vs Journalists? Newspapers and Engagement » SCAN 3D. Hypr3D. 3D Printing Moving Parts Fully Assembled - 28-Geared Cube. Researchers develop 3D-printed flying drones capable of self-assembly. News: a research team in Zürich has created a flock of helicopter robots that can detect each others' positions and join together to create a larger flying machine.
The Distributed Flight Array (DFA) has been developed by a team of researchers at the Institute for Dynamic Systems and Control (IDSC) at ETH Zürich university in Switzerland. Each robot has a 3D-printed hexagonal plastic chassis with magnets fixed to the sides of the frame and a single propeller fitted in the middle. Independently, the honeycomb-shaped robots fly in an erratic and uncontrolled way. However, the robots are able to detect each other, link to form a bigger craft and then fly in a controlled manner as a single unit. Each independent module exchanges information with the others and uses sensors to determine how much thrust it needs for the array to take off and maintain flight. Watch a video of the DFA system in action here: Here's a film showing the concept behind the flying system: Photographs are by Dr.
Poppy, le plus français des robots à la disposition de tous. Imaginez un robot à votre disposition, prêt à faire n’importe quoi pour vous, même à danser pour vous divertir. Eh bien votre souhait est exaucé, Poppy, ce petit robot humanoïde français est performant dans tous les domaines. Découvrez dès maintenant, les caractéristiques surprenantes de ce robot made in France.
Poppy est le fruit d’une collaboration entre le Flower Lab de l’INRIA à Bordeaux et la grande école de l’ENSTA ParisTech qui ont allié leurs connaissances pour créer cette innovation. Du haut de ses 84 cm, ce petit humanoïde pèse 3,5 kg et possède 25 actionneurs, ses proportions identiques à celle du corps humain lui permettent d’avoir une démarche fluide et naturelle. Le squelette du robot a entièrement été réalisé avec des éléments imprimés en 3D, il faut compter seulement deux jours pour le monter. Le coût de fabrication d’un tel robot est de 7500 € comprenant les moteurs, les pièces imprimées en 3D et les composants électroniques. 3D Printing Technology Poised for New Industrial Revolution. When the TV series Star Trek first brought the starship Enterprise into German living rooms, the concept of a replicator was pure science fiction, a fantastical utopian vision we might experience one day centuries in the future.
Replicators, something of a mixture between computer and miniature factory, were capable of creating food and replacement parts from next to nothing. They were highly practical devices, since Captain Kirk couldn't exactly take along a lot of supplies for his journeys through outer space. That futuristic vision, though, has receded far into the past -- overtaken by the present. The real-world replicator-like technology poised to revolutionize the world is known as 3-D printing, though that term is misleading, since the process has little to do with printing.
Three-dimensional printers can be as small as a suitcase or as large as a telephone booth, depending on the object they are meant to faithfully replicate from a 3-D computer blueprint. A Slow Process. The maker movement isn’t just for hackers anymore. “I’ve always done a certain amount of work with my hands, but my whole career was in software.”
Rich Pekelney (pictured above) is standing in front of one of many mammoth machines in San Francisco’s TechShop, a DIY paradise full of industrial equipment for makers of all kinds. The space is intimidating at first glance. Loud mechanisms tower and sprawl around the workshop’s several stories; people in welding masks and heavy protective gloves quietly bustle from one corner to another. But after a few minutes in the shop, its aura of mystery quickly disappears. After all, people come here to learn, to weld, to screen print, to indulge their hobbies and acquire new skills. At TechShop’s San Francisco location, a $125 monthly membership fee gets you access to more than $1 million dollars of industrial-grade machinery, industry-standard design software for 2D and 3D projects, unlimited workshop hours, and coaching from experts in given techniques and materials.
“Oops, I started a business” The Achilles’ Heel of 3D Printing. We think we know what makes things expensive to make We’ve all got a surprisingly clear idea of exactly what it is that makes something really difficult and hideously expensive to produce: serious complexity. The cost of just about everything we make goes up exponentially as the physical functionality of its innards gets more sophisticated (big things containing motors and gears, for example, are rarely ‘as cheap as chips’: even silicon chips are only cheap because, despite their enormous complexity, we can and do make them in enormous quantities).
But there’s an exception In 3D printing, our whole intuitive concept of ‘cost related to complexity’ is turned on its head. The cost of creating things using a 3D printer ‘goes down with complexity’: the more complex the item being printed, the less it costs to print it. Complexity actually reduces 3D printing costs, are you serious? The notorious 3D printing ‘complexity paradox’ greater complexity = more + bigger voids = less ink = lower cost. DIY BioPrinter, une imprimante 3D biologique à la maison « MakingSociety. Le hackerspace BioCurious vient de mettre en ligne des instructions pas-à-pas pour fabriquer son imprimante 3D biologique à la maison. Toutes les étapes sont partagées librement sur le site Instructables. Patrick D'haeseleer est un scientifique amateur américain d'origine belge et membre actif du hackerspace BioCurious, un espace collectif spécialisé en hacking biologique basé à Sunnyvale en Californie.
Avec un petit groupe de passionnés, ils ont mis au point le DIY BioPrinter. Le DIY BioPrinter de BioCurious. Photo : Patrick D'haeseleer. Cette machine permet d'imprimer des organismes vivants. Le matériau de base utilisé est une culture de cellules, pour l'instant exclusivement d'origine végétale. Le fonctionnement du BioPrinter DIY est somme toute très simple. Cette technique est déjà utilisée dans le champ médical.
Il a notamment expliqué sa démarche lors de deux conférences TED spectaculaires. Crédit : Organovo© Engineering 3D-printed stem cells. Inside the stem cell printer. While much has been said on the topic of 3D printing within the context of the maker movement, it is in the medical world where arguably the most important advances are being made. Scientists at the Heriot-Watt University in Scotland have recently proven they can print human embryonic stem cells, a breakthrough which has the potential to revolutionise organ replacement in the coming years. The printer is able to print clusters of the embryonic stem cells delicately enough that they don’t get harmed in the process – this is done by using a series of microvalves. Valve based printing Dr. The cells maintained their important biological function of pluripotency Maintaining the pluripotency of each cell is key because this will allow for stem cells to make any type of organ or tissue and while 3D printing cells has been achieved previously, Dr.
Dr. Ending drug testing on animals For a lot of human diseases it is best to use human tissue to test drugs Dr. The Most Incredible 3-D Printed Things We’ve Ever Seen ⚙ Co. The levees have broken for 3-D printing, and the resulting deluge of printing-concepts-on-the-cheap is flowing faster than we can gather. The best of these rise to the surface for their innovating predictions of a faster/safer/healthier future. A Robotic Hand That Doesn’t Cost An Arm And A Leg Teen engineer Easton LaChappelle created his first robotic hand out of Legos, fishing wire, and surgical tubing--a feat that earned him 3rd place at the Colorado Science Fair. More importantly, it introduced him to a young girl who was born without an arm and needs new prostheses as she grows, which cost a hefty $80,000 per arm. Sensing an opportunity, LaChappelle taught himself 3-D printing and created a dextrous arm controlled by an Arduino chip. Speaking at TEDxMileHigh last month, LaChappelle presented the arm, which features as much motion and almost as much strength as a human arm and costs just $400.
[Image credit: TEDxMileHigh] Kowabunga, Customized [Image credit: MADE, LLC] Drone Everything. Apres l'imprimante 3D, l'imprimante biologique.. Une machine à téléporter la vie ? Il a déchiffré le génome humain, crée le premier être de synthèse – une bactérie – il se prépare désormais à « téléporter la vie ». S’il y a bien un homme qui joue à se prendre pour Dieu, c’est Craig Venter. Ce chercheur controversé planche aujourd’hui sur un « convertisseur biologique digital » qui devrait permettre de télécharger des séquences d’ADN numérisées pour synthétiser artificiellement virus, protéines, et même cellules vivantes. Plutôt que d’aller en pharmacie chercher ses antibiotiques, pourrons-nous un jour « imprimer » directement nosantibiotiques depuis chez nous ? L’homme l’affirme avec assurance : « il ne s’agit pas d’extrapolation fantaisistes sur l’avenir. Nous sommes en train rendre tout cela réel. » En cas de grippe, son invention pourrait produire localement les vaccins nécessaires pour endiguer l’épidémie.
[Vidéo] Conférence TED : Craig Venter explique comment la synthèse artificielle de la vie va révolutionner la recherche en biologie Source : wedemain. Could This Be the 3D-Printed Cast of the Future? Jul 7, 2013 Jake Evill wants to use 3D printing to revolutionize the way we treat fractured bones. Instead of the typical bulky, itchy and smelly plaster or fiberglass casts we use today; Evill is proposing a custom, 3D-printed, lightweight, ventilated, thin, recyclable and washable design.
Jake is a recent graduate from the Architecture and design faculty at the Victoria University of Wellington. He majored in media design with a minor in industrial design. In a recent interview with Dezeen, Jake explains: “At the moment, 3D printing of the cast takes around three hours whereas a plaster cast is three to nine minutes, but requires 24-72 hours to be fully set. The project was done in collaboration with the University’s orthopedic department. [via Dezeen] Firefighting Robot Paints 3D Thermal Imaging Picture for Rescuers.
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