With a "Spotify for objects" being set up and the potential for everything to be pirated, is it an opportunity for developers to realise their dreams or is there a risk that their ideas will be taken for nothing?
"Watch this amazing live demonstration of the value of using 3D printed tools for injection molding. It takes place at the Stratasys booth at EuroMold 2013 and is presented by Michael Anton, Senior Pre-Sales and Application Engineer, EMEA."
This past weekend's STEMulate Learning workshop used a 3D Printed DremelFuge to explore centrifuges and safety in preparation for later workshops on DNA and other material explorations using open hardware!
The advancement of 3D printing technologies is giving hope to scientists that entire organs will soon be able to be made on 3D printers. The technology has already been used to create an ear from real cells, and experts predict it could soon be used to help create limbs and internal organs. What is even more impressive about the ear, which is on display at the 3D Printshow 2013, is that with the aid of an antenna it can actually hear sounds. Producing 3D body parts would reduce the need for organ donation, although it will likely be at least five years before the man-made organs will be ready to fit to a person. Watch the video for the report by ITV's Lewis Vaughan Jones.RelatedNew hope for breast cancer survivors'Damaging' identity theft on the riseGovt review into Chorus price claimsTwitter shares leap after market listingTagsorgan donationtechnology3D printing Read more: http://www.3news.co.nz/Scientists-develop-3D-organ-printing/tabid/417/articleID/320708/Default.aspx#ixzz2kEUhqFUr
In 2008, a tourist on Easter Island was charged with damaging a Moai statue – tearing off an ear lobe from one of the towering and scowling volcanic rock statues – an offence that can result in 7 years in prison and some hefty fines.
A research team at the University of Texas, led by chemists Jodi Connell, Marvin Whiteley, and Jason Shear, has 3D-printed this microscopic chimpanzee skull as an unsettling proof-of-concept for trapping bacteria in "microscopic houses," described...
Imagine what you might do if you could print your own solar panels. That's kind of the dream behind Shawn Frayne and Alex Hornstein's Solar Pocket Factory -- although they see it more as the "microbrewery" of panel production rather than a tool for everyone's garage. With over $70,000 of backing from a successful Kickstarter campaign, the inventors are now working on refining the prototype. If all goes well, by April they'll have a machine that can spit out a micro solar panel every few seconds. In the meantime, Frayne stopped by Flora Lichtman's backyard with a few pieces of the prototype to explain how the mini-factory will work.