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3D-printed nerve stem cells could help patch up spinal cord injuries

August 14th, 2018 at 9:16 am » Comments Off

A 3D-printed device, loaded with neuronal stem cells, that can be implanted into an injured spinal cord to help “bridge” the damage, Spinal injuries can be like downed power lines – even if everything on either side of the injury is perfectly functional, the break can effectively shut down the whole system. Now, researchers at […]



Here’s what NASA thinks Mars houses could look like

August 3rd, 2018 at 11:57 am » Comments Off

They’ve awarded cash prizes as part of an ongoing competition. NASA has selected five winners in an ongoing contest it has been running to get smart ideas about how to build a 3d-printed habitat on Mars. The winners have passed level one of the 3D-Printed Habitat Centennial Challenge, which required developing about 60 percent of […]



Adidas’ vision for the future: Personalization, fast

July 23rd, 2018 at 10:23 am » Comments Off

Adidas unveils new 3D printed sneaker. For all but the most elite athletes, buying athletic shoes can be hit or miss: Go to the store, find something you like, and try it on. If it doesn’t feel quite right, too bad. Try another shoe. Adidas sees a future where motion capture tech, data analysis software, […]



3D printed guns are now legal… What’s next?

July 19th, 2018 at 8:55 am » Comments Off

On Tuesday, July 10, the DOJ announced a landmark settlement with Austin-based Defense Distributed, a controversial startup led by a young, charismatic anarchist whom Wired once named one of the 15 most dangerous people in the world. Hyper-loquacious and media-savvy, Cody Wilson is fond of telling any reporter who’ll listen that Defense Distributed’s main product, […]



Scientists can 3D print human heart tissue now. The future is here

July 10th, 2018 at 10:41 am » Comments Off

Long term, the goal of 3D bioprinting is to be able to 3D print fully functioning organs which can be used to replace the failing biological organs of humans in need of a transplant. That may still be years off, but Chicago-based biotech startup Biolife4D this week announced a major new milestone: Its ability to […]



Can 3D printed homes solve the urban housing crisis?

July 4th, 2018 at 8:49 am » Comments Off

Building houses is massively wasteful. During the construction process, building projects accumulate giant piles of garbage from off-cuts of lumber and drywall to pallets that carry materials and the packaging they come in. And once operating, homes consume huge amounts of energy. “It turns out if you triage the world and you ask where are […]



Researchers create the first 3D-printed corneas

June 2nd, 2018 at 3:42 pm » Comments Off

Researchers at Newcastle University have been able to 3D-print a biocompatible corneal framework using a new gel formulations that “keeps the stem cells alive whilst producing a material which is stiff enough to hold its shape but soft enough to be squeezed out the nozzle of a 3D printer.” There is a significant shortage of […]



3D-printed, driverless boats developed

May 28th, 2018 at 9:28 am » Comments Off

The autonomous boats offer high maneuverability and precise control. They can be built using low-cost printer, making mass manufacturing more feasible. MIT scientists have designed a fleet of 3D-printed, driverless boats that could ferry goods and people, helping clear up road congestion in waterway-rich cities such as Amsterdam, Bangkok and Venice – where canals run […]



3D concrete printing market – the biggest trends to watch in the near future

May 20th, 2018 at 11:03 am » Comments Off

3D Concrete Printing Market – The Biggest Trends to Watch out for in Near Future 2024 3D concrete printing is a technologically advanced and innovative method used for constructing predesigned building components with the help of 3D concrete printers. The technology holds the promise of substantially optimizing the construction industry in terms of construction cost, […]



This new 3D-printed house was built by a portable robot in just 48 hours

April 23rd, 2018 at 10:33 am » Comments Off

There are a lot of 3D-printed houses popping up these days, but this is the first time an architect with the renown of Massimiliano Locatelli of CLS Architetti and Arup has tackled one. Built out of a special quick-drying mortar, the 1,076-square-foot house was constructed in just 48 hours. Locatelli envisions 3D printing as the […]



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