Archive for Amazing 3D Breakthroughs’ Category

MIT Researchers create 3D printed underwater robot for port security
Oct

29

2014

MIT Researchers create 3D printed underwater robot for port security

On the face of it, this new security device looks remarkably like a cat toy. However, this deceptive 3D printed device is a mini robot designed to alter underwater security as we know it. The kind of gadget we might associate with a James Bond movie, also happens to be very practical.It is discrete, waterproof, easy to reproduce and affordable. MIT engineering team, which includes…

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16-Year-Old Heart Tumour Patient is helped by novel 3D-Printed HeartPrint® Model
Oct

23

2014

16-Year-Old Heart Tumour Patient is helped by novel 3D-Printed HeartPrint® Model

Using a combination of CT scan data and 3D printing, a medical team at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital, led by Dr Michael Taylor, have managed to create a replica of a human heart. A 16 year old boy, Bradley White, who was born with a tumour has an erratic heartbeat. He was first diagnosed as having a heart tumour at three years of age and although…

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3D Print Hunters and Monsters from game Evolve
Sep

4

2014

3D Print Hunters and Monsters from game Evolve

Buying video game figurines from a store is now a thing of the past. It is today possible to 3D print the hunters and monsters from Evolve’s newest monster-hunting game. Developer Turtle Rock Studios, along with publisher 2K Games recently announced the availability of designs for the 8 announced hunters, as well as 2 announced monsters. All that is required is access to a 3D…

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Scientists 3D Print Shoulder for Patient
Sep

3

2014

Scientists 3D Print Shoulder for Patient

A patient in Rijnland Hospital in Leiderdorp, the Netherlands becomes the latest beneficiary of the 3D printing revolution happening in the prosthetic industry. The patient will undergo surgery for the replacement of their shoulder in which a part or the entire glenohumeral joint will be replaced by a prosthetic implant that was made using a 3D printer. This is the very first time that such…

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Adobe Introduces new 3D Printing Features to Photoshop CC
Sep

1

2014

Adobe Introduces new 3D Printing Features to Photoshop CC

Adobe recently added some more advanced 3D printing features to Photoshop CC. The aim of these features is to aid in the creation of 3D printed designs, as well as provide users with more printing options. Back in January, Adobe announced that it was now offering 3D printing support as a way of allowing Photoshop users to create and edit their 3D printing designs. The…

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Mini Human Livers Built with 3D Printing
Aug

16

2014

Mini Human Livers Built with 3D Printing

Researchers at MIT have been looking into building human livers using 3D printing. The research team led by Sangeeta Bhatia has moved a step closer to the creation of synthetic liver. These tiny human livers contain approximately one million cells and resemble contact lenses in appearance. Real human livers contain about a hundred billion liver cells, so they would have to be a thousand times…

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First 3D Printed Metal Chair Launched
Jul

29

2014

First 3D Printed Metal Chair Launched

Joris Laarman, a Dutch designer has introduced his new art exhibition that was 3D printed using MX3D-Metal, an industrial robot that prints with metals such as steel, stainless steel, bronze, aluminum and copper without requiring support structures. Joris Laarman Lab: Bits and Crafts is the name of the designer’s exhibition currently showing at the Friedman Benda gallery in New York. The theme of the exhibition…

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3D Printed Hip Implants Enables 71 Year Old to Walk Again
Jul

24

2014

3D Printed Hip Implants Enables 71 Year Old to Walk Again

A 3D printed hip plant has been customized for Meryl Richards, a 71 year old woman to rescue her from life in a wheelchair. The hip plant has been made through the use of 3D files that were generated from detailed body scans. Following six hip operations, her pelvis became so weak that her leg punched a hole through the bone. With one leg now…

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Build Your Own 3D Printed Smart Watch
Jul

11

2014

Build Your Own 3D Printed Smart Watch

A huge fan of learning through building, Jonathan Cook has built a 3D printed smart watch from scratch. With a background in product driven development, Cook’s project OSWatch recently won the Maker Media Arduino Build Competition and will be displayed at Maker Faire Rome during the coming fall. When Cook began this project, he had a series of objectives in mind. He wanted to build…

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