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3D Printing & Rapid Prototyping by Objet Geometries Ltd Digital Forming - Home An Open Web-based 3D Modeling Program for 3D Print… and More - SolidSmack There are only a few things that get me excited: mild shocks, alligator punching and web-based 3D. I wish I could say the following combined all three, but two outta three ain’t too shabby. Benjamin Nortier from London, UK has done the unthinkable. He’s taken it upon himself to develop a free, parametric 3D modeling program for the browser, whereby combining alligator punching mild shock and web-based 3D. Putting 3D Modeling in the Browser For a breakdown of what inspired Benjamin to take this on, and why other modeling programs are not adequate, you can read his thoughts at his blog. Benjamin’s goals is for a 3D modeler which: is cheap, free or opensourceis parametric and has variables for complex modelshas a productive UI The only thing I’d add to that is cross-platform. There are three components he’s using to make all of this possible: You’ll notice the creation of the geometry is currently all numeric entry. Onto Something Big Benjamin is onto something big here. Via Fabbaloo
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.
Will 3D Printing Reboot Manufacturing? [PICS] Dictionary.com has 17 definitions of the verb “to print,” but none of them conjure up images like the metal cross you see on your right, or other objects such as glass figurines, iPad covers or even shoes — all of which can now be printed with the help of special machines. The process of "3D printing" only loosely corresponds to our common image of printing. It may, however, revolutionize the way we define and interact with manufacturing. Chief among the proponents of this view is The Economist, speculating in a February cover story that the technology “has the potential to transform manufacturing because it lowers the costs and risks,” thus opening it to smaller players. It’s not hard to see this line of logic. Just picture a local craftsman able to make his own customized bicycle using parts created from his printer. "3D printing will for sure be a new mode of manufacturing," says Peter Weijmarshausen, the CEO of Shapeways, which creates 3D objects for consumers. The Cost
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. Pure science-fiction ou futur probable de la médecine régénérative ? 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. Les cartouches d'encre sont remplies de cellules humaines et le collagène font office de papier © Ludovic Lescieux - Alphanov / Inserm Une alternative au don d’organes
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