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New video shows 3D printed lung “breathing”

May 16th, 2019 at 11:14 am » Comments Off

  First Breaths Scientists just took a major step forward towards 3D printed organs — with a new lung-like system full of air sacs can expand and contract, filling the same biological role as our lungs do by pumping oxygen into blood. Bioprinted organs could someday help people who are waiting and sometimes dying on […]



Watch a 3D printed neighborhood spring up from nothing

May 15th, 2019 at 3:42 am » Comments Off

  We’ve already seen a 3D printer construct a house. Now we can watch one build a whole neighborhood. On Thursday, housing nonprofit New Story shared a video that shows how it plans to build what it calls the “world’s first 3D-printed community” — a futuristic application of 3D-printing technology that could bring affordable housing […]



Bioengineers 3D print complex vascular networks

May 10th, 2019 at 1:46 am » Comments Off

They’ll be essential to 3D-printed organs and replacement tissues. Bioengineers are one step closer to 3D printing organs and tissues. A team led by Rice University and the University of Washington have developed a tool to 3D print complex and “exquisitely entangled” vascular networks. These mimic the body’s natural passageways for blood, air, lymph and […]



ETH Zurich makes lightweight concrete ceiling using 3D sand-printing

April 19th, 2019 at 10:12 am » Comments Off

A lightweight concrete ceiling with formwork 3D-printed from sand is among the innovations to feature in an experimental robot-made house built by university ETH Zurich. The DFAB House, currently under construction in Dübendorf, Switzerland, showcases five digital building methods that have never before been seen in architecture, and the concrete Smart Slab is the latest […]



ICON unveils a new large scale 3D printer to build affordable homes

March 20th, 2019 at 11:13 am » Comments Off

  Mayor Steve Adler with ICON Cofounder Evan Loomis at ICON’s headquarters for an event to unveil its newest large-scale 3D printer, Vulcan II which can be used to create affordable homes Austin-based ICON on Monday unveiled its new “Vulcan II” 3D printer that can print up to a 2,000 square foot house quickly at […]



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