3D Printing & Rapid Prototyping by Objet Geometries Ltd Print To 3D Home Digital Forming - Home 3D Printing Umbilical Cord Clamps in Haiti At first glance, Haiti might seem an odd destination for a 3D printer. 3D printers are cutting edge. They’re in the news. They’re printing amazing things, from custom prosthetics, to fully functional engines, to buildings. They print forms that would be impossible to manufacturable otherwise. Haiti is a beautiful country fighting to improve itself and its global standing. Our organization, iLab // Haiti has brought the first two 3D printers to the country of Haiti. We are using two of MakerBot’s dual extrusion Replicator 1′s, and we will add two more at the end of this month. Our goal is to empower local Haitians to think differently about their surroundings and potential. Some of their first projects are simple medical devices, such as umbilical cord clamps, which they are currently prototyping (on their fourth iteration). 3D printers in Haiti! iLab // Haiti is supported 100% through grassroots efforts and in-kind donations. Ashley Dara Related
DIY Filament Extruder Step #1: Check or make your parts If you bought a kit, check the Bill of Materials to make sure all the necessary parts are provided, and contact Filabot if anything’s missing. Scratch builders, you’ve got some wood- and metalworking in your future. To get started, click on the above parts drawings.Using a laser cutter or a fine woodworking saw, cut the enclosure’s top control panel and back wall from the 6mm plywood. Step #2: Attach the motor shaft coupler With the parts in hand, you can move on to assembly. Step #3: Bolt the motor to the motor mount Attach the U-shaped motor mount to the gearmotor using four 1/4-20×1/2" bolts with washers. Step #4: Weld the extruder chassis (optional) If you’re building from scratch or from the unwelded kit, follow the Extruder Welding Diagram to weld the chassis together from the chamber, the chamber supports, the thrust bearing plate, the side brackets, and the hopper. Step #5: Mount the feed screw and thrust bearing Step #7: Install the heater
Building your own CNC router/milling machine Already at the age of 12 I was dreaming of making a machine which could make things! A machine which would give me the opportunity to create products for in and around the house. Two years later I stumbled ont the words 'Computer Numerical Control' or more specifically the CNC milling machine. In August 2013 the idea to build a CNC milling machine captivated me again. This Instructable will show you how I built my CNC milling machine.
Tech Biz Chinese Scientists Are 3D Printing Ears and Livers – With Living Tissue Specially modified 3D printers use live cells that could theoretically be transplanted. Researchers in China have been able to successfully print human organs using specialized 3D printers that use living cells instead of plastic. Researchers at Hangzhou Dianzi University actually went as far as inventing their own 3D printer for the complex task, dubbed the “Regenovo.” “Xu Mingen, Regenovo's developer, said that it takes the printer under an hour to produce either a mini liver sample or a four to five inch ear cartilage sample. According to Xu, the Regenovo can print in a sterilized environment with temperatures ranging between 23 and 500 degrees Fahrenheit. Xu admits that the science fiction-inspired body part printer is still in its infancy, with much fine-tuning needed to realize the Regenovo’s full potential. “Before printing you can preview the print path of each layer and determine suitable speed and temperature. Here is a video of Dr.
Imprime-moi un organe | Monde Académie Sciences 60 secondes : c’est le temps qu’il faut aux chercheurs du Nucleolab de New York (Etats-Unis) pour reconstituer par bio-impression en 3D le corps entier d’une jeune patiente de 22 ans, Leeloo Dallas. L’opération est réalisée grâce aux cellules retrouvées dans un fragment de son bras, après le crash du vaisseau Mondo-shawan. Nous sommes en l’an 2263, dans le film culte de Luc Besson, le Cinquième Elément. L'imprimante 3D du laboratoire de l'Inserm de Bordeaux © Ludovic Lescieux - Alphanov / Inserm Depuis l’invention dans les années 1980 de l’imprimante 3D, une technologie de fabrication qui consiste à reproduire couche après couche un objet conçu par ordinateur, les scientifiques ont réalisé des progrès notoires dans son application au domaine médical. Au-delà même de l’impression d’implants inertes qui, réalisés sur mesure, s’adaptent parfaitement à l'anatomie du patient, les chercheurs s’attaquent depuis une dizaine d’années à l’impression du vivant. Une alternative au don d’organes
Wohlers Associates - Terry Wohlers Terry WohlersShort Biography Industry consultant, analyst, author, and speaker Terry Wohlers is president of Wohlers Associates, Inc., an independent consulting firm he founded 27 years ago. The company provides technical and strategic consulting on the new developments and trends in rapid product development, additive manufacturing, and 3D printing. Through this company, Wohlers has provided consulting assistance to more than 240 organizations in 24 countries. Also, he has provided advice to 150+ companies in the investment community, most being institutional investors that represent mutual funds, hedge funds, and private equity valued at billions of dollars. For 30 years, Wohlers has focused his education, research, and practice on design and manufacturing. Wohlers has been cited by Bloomberg Businessweek, CNBC, CNNMoney, Computerworld, Discovery News from the Discovery Channel, The Economist, Financial Times, Fortune, and Inc. magazine. Achievements in the Industry