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Discover how 3D printing impact the medical industry

Discover how 3D printing impact the medical industry | COOL 3DPRINTING | Scoop.it
The singularity of the Healthcare industry is that it has to adapt with a very accurate specificity to every patient. The resources used for surgeries or to treat the patient are often customized, expensive and limited. Those constraints are very adapted to the use of 3D printing technology which prints a unique piece, fully customized and at an affordable cost. In this way, 3D printing use was quickly on the rise in this industry. How does 3D printing currently impact the Healthcare industry and what to expect in the future?
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The future is bright for 3D Printing Industry

The future is bright for 3D Printing Industry | COOL 3DPRINTING | Scoop.it

Printing Industry has a new look, and some new features. Since we began reporting in 2012 our site has gone through a number of changes, but one thing has always stayed the same – a focus on bringing you the latest news.

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3D Printer workshop


Slide deck from my workshop @bitraffineriet 24th September 2014. Images are CC 4.0


(http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/4.0/) unless otherwise noted. …

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3D Print With Copper! colorFabb Unveils new copperFill Filament - 3DPrint.com

3D Print With Copper! colorFabb Unveils new copperFill Filament - 3DPrint.com | COOL 3DPRINTING | Scoop.it


3D Print With Copper! colorFabb Unveils new copperFill Filament

cop4 These last few weeks have been very exciting from a materials standpoint within the 3D printing industry.


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3D Printing: New Innovations in Interior Design

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3D Printing: New Innovations in Interior Design

If you've been keeping up with the latest news about 3D printing, you might have heard it's been having a boom where construction is concerned.


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Robohand Takes Big 3D Printed Step Forward

Robohand Takes Big 3D Printed Step Forward | COOL 3DPRINTING | Scoop.it


By Michael Molitch-Hou More than a year ago, Richard Van As and Ivan Owen embarked on a journey that would evolve to help the lives of a growing number of people.   Robohand has provided people with an affordable, customizable, 3D-printed.



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3D Printing - What It Really Means for Manufacturers

3D Printing - What It Really Means for Manufacturers | COOL 3DPRINTING | Scoop.it

To say that additive manufacturing has boomed in recent years would be an understatement.

Over the last three decades 3D printing has progressed from expensive prototyping technology used by an elite few, to a blossoming industry producing both smaller-scale commodities and fully functional parts and components for jets, autos, and more.

But will this evolving technology really be the cornerstone of our next industrial revolution?

Given all the hype around 3D printing, many were shocked when 3D Systems Corp., the leading maker of 3D printers and accessories, recently lowered its profit estimates for 2013 and its outlook for 2014. The resulting sharp drop in shares led some to speculate that the promising industry could be heading into decline


- See more at: http://blogs.ptc.com/2014/02/26/3d-printing-what-it-really-means-for-manufacturers/#sthash.yzDQMBfl.d
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World's first real 3D-printed gun fires more than 50 rounds

World's first real 3D-printed gun fires more than 50 rounds | COOL 3DPRINTING | Scoop.it
In a breakthrough for 3D-printing technology, the world's first working metal gun has been created (http://t.co/SBUz089fcv)

Via TechinBiz, Margarida Sá Costa
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JAMIEWHITTLE's curator insight, November 8, 2013 9:20 AM

bad for peoples health if  they get shot by one

 

optionsciencepo's curator insight, November 8, 2013 9:34 AM

Pierre Raphael technologie

 

Everett Dalton's curator insight, November 8, 2013 10:05 AM

wow that looks like something off men in black..lol

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DIY 3D Printing: 3d printed enclosure for prototype oscilloscope watch

DIY 3D Printing: 3d printed enclosure for prototype oscilloscope watch | COOL 3DPRINTING | Scoop.it

The enclosure is 3d printed, you can see an Afinia in background of the video. Gabriel (the creator) planes to have plastic case similar to modern watchers, but I like this rough 3d printed style. It is more geek kind of cool.


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http://diy3dprinting.blogspot.fr/2013/10/3d-printed-enclosure-for-prototype.html


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Filabot: Plastic Filament Maker | éco-matériaux

Filabot: Plastic Filament Maker | éco-matériaux | COOL 3DPRINTING | Scoop.it


Make your own 3D printing filament from recycled bottles and other plastic products. Never run out of 3D printing filament.



Via Arnaud Bousquet
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Search results become 3D-printed objects for blind users

Search results become 3D-printed objects for blind users | COOL 3DPRINTING | Scoop.it
Want a giraffe? At a school for the blind in Japan, kids' online search results become real-world objects. Read this article by Tim Hornyak on CNET.
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How It Works: A 3-D Printer For Liver Tissue

How It Works: A 3-D Printer For Liver Tissue | COOL 3DPRINTING | Scoop.it


The first commercial 3-D bioprinter, Organovo's NovoGen MMX Bioprinter, is manufacturing functional liver tissues that will soon help biochemists test new drugs. Here's a look at the printing process.


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Disney makes nature’s machines using a 3D printer

Disney makes nature’s machines using a 3D printer | COOL 3DPRINTING | Scoop.it

Prototyped on a 3D printer, new toys from Disney Research demonstrate the use of a digital design tool to generate compliant mechanisms.

The mechanisms take inspiration from natural tendon and cartilage structure.

Considered to be “the nuts and bolts of organic machines” the joints can be applied to add another degree of flexibility to mechanical toys and walking robots.

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What can 3D printing do for solar energy?

What can 3D printing do for solar energy? | COOL 3DPRINTING | Scoop.it
Discover what 3D printing can do when it comes to solar energy. We share Simusolar's story on how they make a difference with this technology in Tanzania.
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How can a 3D printer create edible fruit?, In Short - BBC Radio 5 live

How can a 3D printer create edible fruit?, In Short - BBC Radio 5 live | COOL 3DPRINTING | Scoop.it


Inventor Vaiva Kalnikaite on how her 3D printing company is creating edible fruit. (How can a 3D printer create edible fruit?


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Man Creates Flying Hexacopter Drone With 3Doodler 3D Printing Pen - 3DPrint.com

Man Creates Flying Hexacopter Drone With 3Doodler 3D Printing Pen - 3DPrint.com | COOL 3DPRINTING | Scoop.it



One artist named Justin Mattarocchia, 3D printed a life size plastic man.

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▶ Introducing the DreamVendor 2 - YouTube


In the Spring of 2012, the Virginia Tech DREAMS Lab unveiled the DreamVendor, the world's first 3D printing vending machine.

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3D Printed Multicopter Drone

3D Printed Multicopter Drone | COOL 3DPRINTING | Scoop.it
I believe I may have posted another 3d printed multicopter in the past, but this thing is the real deal. A 17 year old college kid printed this out. He designed it in Solidworks. It is printed with ABS on a Stratasys Dimension 3D Printer. Yes that's a real deal professional printer.


The Multicopter can fly for up to 30 minutes at a time, up to 3 miles away and is fully autonomous. It also feature a video camera which can transfer back a live feed during flight It took him 4 months to
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3ders.org - InnoCentive wants to weave cotton into 3D printing

3ders.org - InnoCentive wants to weave cotton into 3D printing | COOL 3DPRINTING | Scoop.it


A new campaign may take us one stitch closer to 3D printed clothing. The open innovation and crowdsourcing organization InnoCentive is looking for ideas that would weave more cotton fibers into 3D printing technology.


InnoCentive connects "Seekers" – like commercial enterprises, public sector agencies, and non-profits – with "Solvers" from all walks of life to come up with fast, creative solutions for all sorts of problems. They host prized-based competitions which often carry financial incentives. For this challenge $7,000, is being offered for the best solution to the current gap in 3D printing technology surrounding cotton fiber material.


They are looking for new ways to use cotton in 3D printing – either by incorporating cotton fibers or materials into existing technology or by developing new 3D printing technology especially for cotton, with the long-term goal of using cotton in 3D printing to make apparel or other products.


3D printing is an exciting new trend in technology that could have a huge impact on the future of manufacturing. Right now most attention in materials development is going to plastics or metal alloys. The idea behind the cotton fiber challenge is that using cotton in 3D printing will create materials with a larger range of properties. These material properties would open new doors in 3D printing applications – particularly in the area of wearable 3D prints.


So if you're a materials Solver – or just interested more details on the challenge – head over to the InnoCentive and to check it out.

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All 60 3D printed objects in my house

I catalogued every item in my house that is 3D printed. This is sort of research into 3D printing in the home. More items are decorative; some are useful, while others have never been used.


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3D printer partnership targets schools

3D printer partnership targets schools | COOL 3DPRINTING | Scoop.it
3D Systems and Midwich hoping to capitalise on a revised national curriculum for 2014 and beyond< > 'High Street retailers will end up being ... Meet the Channel Dragons3D printer partnership targets schoolsMatthew Jarvisby Matthew Jarvisabout 20 hours ago1 Print this page Email 0inShare3D printer partnership targets schools3D Systems, a company specialising in 3D printing products and services, says that it is “aggressively pursuing” the education market.The 3D printing provider has partnered with distributor Midwich, and the collaboration hopes to capitalise on David Cameron’s recent announcement that 3D printing would join the national curriculum in 2014.“Schools in Warwickshire have already brought more than ten of our Cube 3D printers,” Paul Gately, European sales manager for 3D printers at 3D Systems, told PCR.“The Cube, which we launched in late 2012 and which costs just under £1,000, is designed for consumers and the education sector."“We also have the CubeX, which we launched this January for £3,500. It’s got a larger build area and can hold three cartridges in three different colours. It’s a bit bigger, so it’s ideal for design firms.”The Cube can also be purchased online from Currys and PC World at a cost of £1,195, and is said by 3D Systems to be the only 3D printer certified for home use – making it suitable for children aged eight and up.
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Roundtable's Steampunk-Inspired 3D Printed Dice - 3D Printing Industry

Roundtable's Steampunk-Inspired 3D Printed Dice - 3D Printing Industry | COOL 3DPRINTING | Scoop.it


Roundtable Productions, a Florida-based concept and design agency specializing in applications for the entertainment industry, has started offering a unique Steampunk-themed 3D printed die for sale on their site.


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NASA to launch 3D printer into space, enable parts manufacturing on the fly | NDTV Gadgets

NASA to launch 3D printer into space, enable parts manufacturing on the fly | NDTV Gadgets | COOL 3DPRINTING | Scoop.it
NASA is preparing to launch a 3D printer into space next year, a toaster-sized game changer that greatly reduces the need for astronauts to load up with every tool, spare part or supply they might ever need.

The printers would serve as a flying factory of infinite designs, creating objects by extruding layer upon layer of plastic from long strands coiled around large spools. Doctors use them to make replacement joints and artists use them to build exquisite jewellery.

In NASA labs, engineers are 3D printing small satellites that could shoot out of the Space Station and transmit data to earth, as well as replacement parts and rocket pieces that can survive extreme temperatures.

"Any time we realize we can 3D print something in space, it's like Christmas," said inventor Andrew Filo, who is consulting with NASA on the project. "You can get rid of concepts like rationing, scarce or irreplaceable."

The spools of plastic could eventually replace racks of extra instruments and hardware, although the upcoming mission is just a demonstration printing job.
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Michael's 3D Printer


Michael from the Melbourne Connected Community Hackerspace talks about his large build area modular dual independent extruder 3D printer design project.



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