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Soft tissue prostheses production using 3D colour printing

"For patients requiring the fitting of a soft tissue prosthesis, such as an ear or nose, the process of making and fitting prostheses are archaic at best" commented Professor Ric Van Noort of the University of Sheffield. 

Carlos Garcia Pando's insight:

This is the counterpart of the previous post. In this case, they produce the replacement part directly in a colour Z-corp machine. The part is then infiltrated and covered with a soft biocompatible material that can be worn to replace a missing nose, part of the face, ears, etc.

 

The development of the industrial process also took into account the data capturing technology, separating the colour information technique (any consumer photo camera will do) and the 3D scanner: there are several cheap scanners in the no-color range, but those which also capture colour are very expensive.

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http://frippdesign.co.uk/portfolio.php?show=35 describes the collaboration between the company and University.
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COLLAGENE: design and Additive Manufacturing

COLLAGENE: design and Additive Manufacturing | Additive Manufacturing News | Scoop.it

Collagen is the main component of animal connective tissues; organized in fibers. This is the inspiration to create these masks with a dedicated software after 3D scanning the face

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Aesthetical sense is always personal, and thus arguable, open to discussion.

I have to say that I both like and dislike the results. But what if we could print in light collagen, or higly resistant nanocellulose?

 

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3 Dimensional Printers Below $20,000 - Comparison Chart

Comprehensive information on rapid prototyping, rapid tooling, sterolithography and solid freeform fabrication technology products and services. Complete rapid prototyping service bureau listings.
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A very nice place to search for information about 3D printing and AM

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RAPID 2013 Conference and Exposition

RAPID 2013 Conference and Exposition | Additive Manufacturing News | Scoop.it
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Conference registration is open for RAPID Conference and Exposition, which will be held in Pittsburgh, PA from June 10–13, 2013. This additive manufacturing event, featuring 3D imaging and 3D printing technologies, attracts buyers, sellers, and end-users of design, prototyping, tooling, and direct digital technologies. This year, there will be 75 conference presentations and 30,000+ ft⊃2; of exhibits, keynote presentions, tours, technical briefings, workshops, and networking receptions. 

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SolarSinter : markus kayser

SolarSinter : markus kayser | Additive Manufacturing News | Scoop.it

In the deserts of the world two elements dominate - sun and sand. The former offers a vast energy source of huge potential, the latter an almost unlimited supply of silica in the form of quartz.

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During a LinkedIn conversation this afternoon with Phil Reeves he reminded me of the Solar Inter project by Markus Kayser. So I bring it to you all, although is not new. But it is amazingly simple!

Enjoy http://vimeo.com/25401444

 

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"Food is the next frontier of 3D printing"

"Food is the next frontier of 3D printing" | Additive Manufacturing News | Scoop.it
Food is the next frontier of 3D printing according to Freedom of Creation founder Janne Kyttanen.
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Thanks Janne for your foresight.

I wish we could already print steaks!

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South Africa to Launch Large Scale Additive Manufacturing Production

South Africa to Launch Large Scale Additive Manufacturing Production | Additive Manufacturing News | Scoop.it

With the aid of government investments, AeroSud has launched Project Aeroswift. The end goal of the project is to create an AM machine that is capable of printing out parts as large 6.5 ft. x 1.5 ft. The South African National Laser Center has pitched their aid to the project by creating a 5 kW IPG single-fiber diode laser to use in the laser sintering machine. The primary material used will be powdered titanium

Carlos Garcia Pando's insight:

This is not only great news, but "big size" news for the AM community. Just while I was shocked watching a metal laser sintering machine for the first time in my life, back in 2004 at EUROMOLD, I had a vision of the same technology building huge parts in a 200 x 50 m industrial building, with high power lasers running on overhead travelling cranes.

 

Now we see an explicitely formulated project for building Ti parts in the more than 1m range, leaving apartSciaky's moving EBM gun to produce parts in the 5.7 x 1.2 x 1.2 m  http://sco.lt/7wwgOf

 

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3-D printing is revolutionizing product development

3-D printing is revolutionizing product development | Additive Manufacturing News | Scoop.it
Companies large and small are using 3-D prototyping to push the boundaries of innovation.
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Again, in USA toaday.

 

3D printing is bringing attention to the additive manufacturing market

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Sciaky's Additive Manufacturing Solution: Electron Beam Direct Manufacturing

Save time and money on the production of large-scale, high-value parts and prototypes with Sciaky's Additive Manufacturing solution: Electron Beam Direct Man...
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Watching the video makes cleas what kind of parts this process is good for.

 

If you find postprocessing is an issue with Electron Beam Melting from ARCAM, and even from Laser Sintrering from EOS, then this is not for you.

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Wrong again! This is misleading information

Wrong again! This is misleading information | Additive Manufacturing News | Scoop.it

Snowboards have traditionally been made of wood, resin, laminates, and P-Tex—until now! The Signal Snowboard’s factory crew print out a brand new snowboard! Using new 3D printer technology, Dave Lee and Signal Engineer Jeb Ferria input a basic CAD drawing along with a carbon-based powder into a state of the art Connex 500 printer—the end result is a radical snowboard ready for riding in the steep and deep of Colorado.

Carlos Garcia Pando's insight:

The idea is great.

 

But anyone watching the video after reading the post will be confused. Objet machines (the referred Connex 500 from 0:53 to 0:58) do not work with powder, be it carbon or other; they work with UV light photo curing resins. They are actually using a laser sintering process.

 

Besides this, you see that someone "designs" a part, builds it, assembles and then it is not what they expected. They have to do a little DIY, a couple of bolts, bars and anything else to make it resistant. It makes clear that there has been only a DRAWING process, not a proper design.

 

It's a pity.

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Amazon.de: PLA / ABS filament

Amazon.de: PLA / ABS filament | Additive Manufacturing News | Scoop.it

Amazon.de: abs filament - Jet / Jet jet 2004: Bürobedarf & Schreibwaren.

 

EUR 38,00 Nur noch 3 Stück auf Lager - jetzt bestellen.

Kostenlose Lieferung möglich.

Produktmerkmale Extrusionstemperatur:

210C-250C (ABS Filament)

175 - 200C (PLA Filament).

Carlos Garcia Pando's insight:

I can't help laughing out loud. Amazon is already selling materials for 3D printers. It's in German but it's still pretty clear.

 

Is this good news or bad news?

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3D Printing and the Future of Naval Logistics

3D Printing and the Future of Naval Logistics | Additive Manufacturing News | Scoop.it

LCDR Mike Llenza is a Federal Executive Fellow at the Atlantic Council.  He gave this speech at a recent DC-based conference on the future of Additive Manufacturing as it applies to the Naval Service

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Nice resume about application fields forAM.

I still resist the temptation of calling everything "3D printing". 

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ASTM F42 and ISO TC 261 agree in terms and definitions for AM

 Each standards body signed a Partner Standards Developing Organization (PSDO) for Additive Manufacturing as an effort “to eliminate duplication of effort while maximizing resource allocation within the additive manufacturing industry”

Carlos Garcia Pando's insight:

In fact the agreement has been in place for a year now, but up to now the most notable is in agreement of additive terminology.

 

I have assisted a couple of sessions and participated in workgroups and in fact the task is titanical, it takes one month to agree if we will call it a "vat" or a "bed" or a whatever elese. Let's hpoe something interesting will come out to help this industry go mainstream in difficult sectors as aerospace, medical, etc.

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Another misleading headline: "How doctors printed my new face"

Another misleading headline: "How doctors printed my new face" | Additive Manufacturing News | Scoop.it
A man has had a new face printed for him after he lost the entire left side of his face in surgery to remove a tumour.
Carlos Garcia Pando's insight:

Once again, a "not-true" story makes a fool of all of us using the 3D printing hook to engage the story.

This is disappointing. The actual procedure was:

*   Scanning his head to a 3D file

*   Mirroring the good side to complete the missing bone and face

*   Milling the necessary bones and screws out of  a Ti billet

*   PRINTING a model of the skull to help make a plastic seal for the mouth

*   PRINTING a polyamide shell to cast silicon into the actual facial mask

 

So despite the interesting applications the headline is absolutely misleading.

Another similar story is http://sco.lt/5iwIKX and this other overrated headline http://sco.lt/95N5jV

On the opposite side we can find these true stories or genuine results: http://sco.lt/7cWogT and http://sco.lt/8qgLkf

 

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3D printer can build synthetic tissues

3D printer can build synthetic tissues | Additive Manufacturing News | Scoop.it

A custom-built programmable 3D printer can create materials with several of the properties of living tissues, Oxford University scientists have demonstrated.

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Water, some salt, lipids, some chemicals, and a 3D printer to create artificial structures that resemble or carry out the functions of tissues.

Nice approach from Oxford University.

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3D Industries offers 3D Search: search by shape

3D Industries offers 3D Search: search by shape | Additive Manufacturing News | Scoop.it
Imagine being able to search for components, supplies, designs, industrial parts... using shape and geometry alone. Imagine the ease of no longer having to use vague keywords that differ between companies and countries. Imagine the end of language barriers, misunderstandings and inaccuracies.
Carlos Garcia Pando's insight:
Try it and you won't believe it. While having all that variety and potential floating around out there isn’t a bad thing, it can make finding a supplier that happens to have (and can produce) the same kind of model as the one you need something of a challenge. Naming is part of the problem. What I call a square, you might call a block. If I try Googling service bureaus that can print squares, I’m not as likely to find exactly what I need. 3D Industries (3DI) intends to solve this issue with its new part search service. "What Google did for words and text on the web, we aim to do for shapes and 3D models,” said Dr. Seena Rejal, the founder and CEO of 3DI. “We are ordering the 3D world.”
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DeltaMaker: An Elegant and Affordable 3D Printer

DeltaMaker: An Elegant and Affordable 3D Printer | Additive Manufacturing News | Scoop.it
The DeltaMaker is an elegant, personal 3D printer built on the delta robot platform. Recently successful on Kickstarter, DeltaMaker is now available for pre-order at deltamaker.com.
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Yes, it is a well-known kinematic approach, very fast and stable if the structure is stable and accurately made.

Price is also very nice, under US$ 2000 as market price

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ASM Educational Symposium 2013

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The Oak Ridge Chapter of ASM International, in partnership with Oak Ridge National Laboratory is proud to organize ASM Educational Symposium: "Developments and Trends in Additive Manufacturing," April 18, 2013, National Transportation Research Center, 2360 Cherahala Boulevard, Knoxville, TN.

The educational symposium is directed to the university, industry and government communities involved in materials science and engineering.


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Singapore to Invest Heavily in 3D Printing

Singapore to Invest Heavily in 3D Printing | Additive Manufacturing News | Scoop.it
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Great! They did not forget training and education of engineers and workers.

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Another "First" 3d printed house

Another "First" 3d printed house | Additive Manufacturing News | Scoop.it
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Extruded PLA intented to built rooms, which is the actual meaning of Kamer Maker

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Rapid Prototyping Continues To Explode While The Stocks Take A Breather

Rapid Prototyping Continues To Explode While The Stocks Take A Breather | Additive Manufacturing News | Scoop.it
The 3D printing and rapid prototyping sector entered 2013 as one of the hottest sectors.
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While ExOne (XONE) had a splashy IPO during February (see Does The ExOne IPO Offer Any Value?) and private Mcor Technologies made an attention grabbing announcement with Staples (SPLS) (see Staples Fires Warning Flare To 3D Printing Market), the public markets are still dominated by 3D Systems (DDD) and Stratasys (SSYS) with market caps approaching $4B. 3D Systems remains the serial acquirer that has the largest revenue and the most questioned organic growth rates. Stratasys merged with Objet to create an industry leader of scale to compete with 3D Systems.

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Arcam launches Q10, designed specifically for industrial production of orthopedic implants

Arcam launches Q10,  designed specifically for industrial production of orthopedic implants | Additive Manufacturing News | Scoop.it
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Max. build size            200x200x180 mm (W x D x H)
Max. Beam power       3000 W

Min. Beam diameter 100 μm
EBM MultiBeamTM technology Multiple melt pool process

Active cooling Water-cooled heat sink

He consumption, build process 1 liter / hour
He consumption, build cool down 50-75 liters / build


Process control Layer verification camera system

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Potomac Photonics Supports Stem Cell Research with 3D Printed Parts

Potomac Photonics Supports Stem Cell Research with 3D Printed Parts | Additive Manufacturing News | Scoop.it
The Educational Manufacturing Initiative at Potomac Photonics makes advanced digital manufacturing and rapid prototyping available to researchers in a variety of disciplines.
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New app: Let's Create! Pottery and 3d print it!

New app: Let's Create! Pottery and 3d print it! | Additive Manufacturing News | Scoop.it
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You can design,, create from scratch, share, and 3d print your own pottery with this new app.

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More custom shoes: New Balance 3D Prints a Customized Spike Plate

More custom shoes: New Balance 3D Prints a Customized Spike Plate | Additive Manufacturing News | Scoop.it

The plate is created via Selective Laser Sintering (SLS) and uses biomechanical data for an individually designed plate.

Although the technology is currently only available to select athletes, the combination of 3D printing and SLS can eventually be used in all sports where a hyper-customized shoe is necessary for that edge.

Carlos Garcia Pando's insight:

You will not find it in their web store yet.

Thanks to John Barnes for posting

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