Public Relations ...
Follow
Find tag "3-D printing"
179.3K views | +204 today
Public Relations & Social Media Insight
Social media, PR insight & thought leadership - from The PR Coach <a href="<a href="http://www.theprcoach.com" rel="nofollow">http://www.theprcoach.com</a>" rel="nofollow"><a href="http://www.theprcoach.com" rel="nofollow">http://www.theprcoach.com</a></a>
Curated by Jeff Domansky
Your new post is loading...
Your new post is loading...
Scooped by Jeff Domansky
Scoop.it!

Doctor turns to 3D printers in a race to save a toddler's mind | The Verge

Doctor turns to 3D printers in a race to save a toddler's mind | The Verge | Public Relations & Social Media Insight | Scoop.it

On a Tuesday last summer, Erin Mandeville was at a CVS buying medicine for her five-month-old baby, Gabriel. Close to 4PM, she noticed her infant’s eyes roll back in quick succession. It was the first of Gabriel’s many episodes of infantile spasms that would follow.


Spasms or epileptic seizures can be catastrophic for young children. Doctors at Boston Children’s Hospital tried every route and medicine to help Gabriel as his seizures progressed aggressively....


A hemispherectomy is "one of the most challenging operations in pediatric epilepsy surgery," says Dr. Joseph Madsen, director of the epilepsy program at Boston Children’s. A dress rehearsal is beneficial even for the most highly experienced surgeons. "This is a printed version that the surgeon can hold, cut, manipulate, and look for things," he says, holding Gabriel’s printed brain in his hand. For surgeons-in-training, the simulation is a blessing. "No one wants to be the first person to get a hemispherectomy from a surgeon, ever," he adds.


The 3D print of Gabriel’s brain was developed by the Simulator Program at the hospital. The model is printed in soft plastic with a precision of 16 microns per layer; blood vessels are set in contrast color for easier navigation. Gabriel’s parents were privy to the process and anticipated complications. Gabriel’s subsequent surgery earlier this year took close to 10 hours, and went according to plan....

Jeff Domansky's insight:

Heartwarming story and tech innovation.

more...
Jeff Domansky's curator insight, September 3, 6:46 PM

Heartwarming story and tech innovation.

Pauline Kershaw's curator insight, September 4, 4:01 AM

Read this story and research other uses for 3D printers to evaluate whether they are really worth bothering with. Bring Ideas to your next computing class.

Scooped by Jeff Domansky
Scoop.it!

Custom 3D-printed kayak is a homemade work of art

Custom 3D-printed kayak is a homemade work of art | Public Relations & Social Media Insight | Scoop.it

A specially modified home-built 3D printer cranks out an entire colorful kayak over the course of over 1,000 hours of printing time.


It took a lot of patience to print this kayak.


Jim Smith is an ambitious man. He not only built himself a large 3D printer, he also decided to have it make him a kayak. It appears to be the world's first 3D-printed kayak, and it's a stunner.


The kayak's multi-colored patchwork design looks like it would appeal to Colin Baker's version of "Doctor Who." The boat consists of 28 parts printed using ABS plastic. The materials to produce the nearly 17-foot-long kayak with a 6mm-thick hull cost around $500, according to Smith. The whole contraption weighs nearly 65 pounds, which is pretty much in line with the weight of a regular kayak....

Jeff Domansky's insight:

Creativity with your coffee... recommended reading for early adopters :-)

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Jeff Domansky
Scoop.it!

This 3D printer makes cookies, icing, and everything your sweet tooth desires

This 3D printer makes cookies, icing, and everything your sweet tooth desires | Public Relations & Social Media Insight | Scoop.it

We generally associate 3D printers with things made out of plastic (even though they can make everything from houses to cars), but this 3D printer, called Candy, makes sweets. Not just sweets either, but pretty much anything your sweet tooth desires, including cookies, icing for the top of cakes, and custom designed chocolates, too.


Candy takes 3D printing out of the workshop, and puts it in your kitchen right alongside your Nespresso machine. The latest in a string of 3D printers to hit crowd funding website Kickstarter, it’s described as the first affordable, food-specific model to hit the market. How affordable? It’s $500 if you get in on the limited early bird offer, or $600 if you miss out.


Designed in a non-threatening way, so it won’t look too out of place on your kitchen worktop, Candy has also been engineered to be very easy to live with and use. The body is made from fiberglass, making it light, and all the important components can be removed and cleaned as needed.


To use it, pour your choice of sugary goodness into the dispenser, load a recipe, and let the printer get to work. A regular 3D design of relative complexity, such as the Digital Trends image you see here, takes between five and 10 minutes to produce, but some can take even less....

Jeff Domansky's insight:

It prints what? How about eatable delights from chocolate, icing sugar, and more naughty-but-nice treats along with your jewelry, parts, more. I'm in!

more...
Jeff Domansky's curator insight, August 26, 10:55 AM

3d food printing? I'm there!

Scooped by Jeff Domansky
Scoop.it!

Looking Forward: How Will 3D Printing Affect Business and Marketing?

Looking Forward: How Will 3D Printing Affect Business and Marketing? | Public Relations & Social Media Insight | Scoop.it

Technology could be entering a brave new world with the advent and adoption of 3D printers. The machines are highly versatile and their uses are only limited by our creativity. 3D printing is wowing entrepreneurs and enthusiasts because of its extreme flexibility.

 

It has applications for almost any industry or field. Matt Petronzio on Mashable has a wonderful write-up explaining just exactly what 3D printing is, as well as mentioning that by 2015 the market is expected to reach $3.7 billion, up from $1.7 million right now. Looks like there’s obviously a market here to take advantage of.

 

But how exactly could 3D printing help businesses and agencies reach consumers? I’ve got a few ideas. Printing to Reach Customers For businesses and agencies looking into the future, adopting 3D printing for marketing could very well be viable. If 3D printing becomes widespread and cheap enough for consumers to have their own printers, it will create an entirely new way to reach customers and fans of your products, brand, or business....

Jeff Domansky's insight:

Take a peek at what's on the marketing horizon. For many businesses 3-D printing could be a game changer.

more...
No comment yet.