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KFC is working with a Russian 3D bioprinting firm to try to make lab-produced chicken nuggets

July 30th, 2020 at 8:26 am » Comments Off

The restaurant chain says it’s the meat of the future KFC is trying to create the world’s first laboratory-produced chicken nuggets, part of its “restaurant of the future” concept, the company announced. The chicken restaurant chain will work with Russian company 3D Bioprinting Solutions to develop bioprinting technology that will “print” chicken meat, using chicken […]



Europe’s biggest 3D printer helps create an entire two-story house

July 27th, 2020 at 10:09 am » Comments Off

While 3D printing might be most commonly used to print smaller-sized models or prototypes, that doesn’t mean it can’t also be used to print larger objects. Much, much larger. In Belgium, Europe’s largest 3D printer was recently used to print an entire house. Unlike other 3D-printed houses we’ve covered (of which there are a handful), […]



This 3D printed house reduces carbon emissions and takes 48 hours to build!

June 21st, 2020 at 12:09 pm » Comments Off

The construction industry contributes to 39% of global carbon emissions while aviation contributes to only 2% which means we need to look for alternative building materials if we are to make a big impact on the climate crisis soon. We’ve seen buildings being made using mushrooms, bricks made from recycled plastic and sand waste, organic […]



3D-Printed Homes: The concept is now turning into something solid

March 14th, 2020 at 3:48 am » Comments Off

Homes of the future, made through 3-D printing In a Northeast Austin neighborhood, new 3-D-printed homes are taking their distinctive shape on the grounds of the Community First Village, where about 180 formerly homeless people have found shelter and camaraderie in the most expensive city in Texas. (Regan Morton Photography) AUSTIN — Tim Shea is […]



3D-printed footwear makes growing popularity and emerging trends

March 2nd, 2020 at 12:17 pm » Comments Off

      Edison, NJ — (SBWire) — 02/19/2020 –The 3D-Printed Footwear Market has witnessed continuous growth in the last few years and is projected to grow even further during the forecast period of 2020-2026.



3D Printing humans: A quick review of 3D Bioprinters

February 13th, 2020 at 12:58 pm » Comments Off

It was only a matter of time before the iconic scene from 1997’s The Fifth Element became a reality. In the film Milla Jovovich’s character, Leeloo, is entirely rebuilt using her dead hand as a template. The resurrection is performed by a surgical robot that collects slices of heterogeneous tissue, generated from a yellow bio-ink, […]



3D printing gets bigger, faster and stronger

February 11th, 2020 at 12:42 pm » Comments Off

HARP in action as it vertically and continuously prints a large 3D object. Research advances are changing the image of a once-niche technology. A resin printer from Chad Mirkin’s lab at Northwestern University in Illinois can create structures as large as a person in hours (image sequence sped up). Credit: Northwestern University As a metal […]



A Modular, 3D printed dog house made of 1000+ tennis balls

February 1st, 2020 at 1:49 pm » Comments Off

CallisonRTKL + an idea + two 3D printers + 1,019 tennis balls = a clever dog house auctioned off to benefit the SPCA of Texas. The Dallas-based architecture and design office designed Fetch House with a continuous facade made up of over 1000 tennis balls held by a 3D printed modular support structure. The balls […]



Construction completed on largest 3D-printed building in the world

January 29th, 2020 at 12:22 pm » Comments Off

Largest 3D-printed municipality building in Dubai At 31 feet tall and 6,900 square feet, a new building in Dubai is the largest 3D-printed building in the world — and the first two-story structure of its kind. The most impressive part of the project? U.S. company Apis Cor built the structure using only three workers and […]



This is the world’s largest 3D-printed house

January 18th, 2020 at 5:54 pm » Comments Off

Largest ‘permitted 3D-printed home’ was built at an incredible pace SQ4D has just 3D-printed an impressively large home, and indeed is claiming that the 1,900 square foot abode is the ‘largest permitted 3D-printed home in the world’, no less. While larger buildings have been constructed with 3D printing – including this two-storey affair in Dubai, […]



3D Printing and the murky ethics of replicating bones

January 15th, 2020 at 12:50 pm » Comments Off

Bone scan databases offer scientists new ways to study human remains. But some worry they could be misused. Ten years ago, it wasn’t possible for most people to use 3D technology to print authentic copies of human bones. Today, using a 3D printer and digital scans of actual bones, it is possible to create unlimited […]



Micro-angelo? This 3D-printed ‘David’ is just one millimeter tall

December 28th, 2019 at 12:06 am » Comments Off

3D printing has proven itself useful in so many industries that it’s no longer necessary to show off, but some people just can’t help themselves. Case in point: this millimeter-tall rendition of Michelangelo’s famous “David” printed with copper using a newly developed technique. The aptly named “Tiny David” was created by Exaddon, a spin-off company […]



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