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3D printed guide helps regrow complex nerves after injury

A team of researchers has developed a first-of-its-kind, 3D-printed guide that helps regrow both the sensory and motor functions of complex nerves after injury. The groundbreaking research has the potential to help more than 200,000 people annually who experience nerve injuries or disease.

Posted: Sep 18th, 2015

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3-D glass printing (w/video)

Additive Manufacturing of Optically Transparent Glass developed by the Mediated Matter Group at the MIT Media Lab in collaboration with the Glass Lab at MIT.

Posted: Aug 25th, 2015

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Brain teaser: 3-D printed 'tissue' to help combat disease

A bench-top brain that accurately reflects actual brain tissue would be significant for researching not only the effect of drugs, but brain disorders like schizophrenia, and degenerative brain disease. Researchers have made progress in this area, 3-D printing a six-layered structure like brain tissue, in which cells are accurately placed and remain in their designated layer.

Posted: Aug 3rd, 2015

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3D-printed 'smart cap' uses electronics to sense spoiled food

Engineers are expanding the already impressive portfolio of 3D printing technology to include electrical components, such as resistors, inductors, capacitors and integrated wireless electrical sensing systems. They have put the new technology to the test by printing a wireless 'smart cap' for a milk carton that detected signs of spoilage using embedded sensors.

Posted: Jul 20th, 2015

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Sweden starts a project of 3D printing houses

In a collaborative project, researchers and external partners are together developing a technology to make full-scale 3D prints of cellulose based material. It is not a matter of small prints - the objective is to make houses.

Posted: Jun 26th, 2015

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First 3D-printed supercar goes from 0-60 mph in 2 seconds

Divergent Microfactories unveiled a disruptive new approach to auto manufacturing that incorporates 3D printing to dramatically reduce the pollution, materials and capital costs associated with building automobiles and other large complex structures.

Posted: Jun 25th, 2015

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3D-printing of metal with microscale droplets

Researchers have found a way to 3D print structures of copper and gold, by stacking microscopically small metal droplets. These droplets are made by melting a thin metal film using a pulsed laser.

Posted: Jun 10th, 2015

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3D-printing ould reduce an airplane's weight by 4 to 7 percent

Researchers have confirmed a new way to help the airline industry save dollars while also saving the environment. And the solution comes in three dimensions. By manufacturing aircrafts' metal parts with 3-D printing, airlines could save a significant amount of fuel, materials, and other resources.

Posted: Jun 2nd, 2015

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3D printing: a technology that could revolutionise our lives

3D printing, or additive manufacturing, is the process of turning a 2D digital image into a 3D object through printing successive layers of materials until an entire item is created. Initial images are created in design software programmes before being realised through 3D printing. The advent of consumer 3D printing has the potential to revolutionise its use as a technology, but also opens up a whole host of intellectual property debates.

Posted: Jun 2nd, 2015

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