Anthony Atala growing a kidney at his TED talk in March 2011 3D printing is revolutionising manufacturing, putting us in the designer’s chair. But where it could be used for the greatest good is in the healthcare sector. The technology has been around for the best part of 25 years, but now 3D printing could change organ donation and prosthetic limb production forever.
iPhone dock created in Shapesmith and printed on Thing-O-Matic How can I model the thing I want to print?
© Markus Kayser The future potential to build and realize the concepts of the human mind lie just there, within the potential of the human mind. For years the architectural world has been struggling to keep up with the ability of pen-to-paper and the recent advents in NURB surface computer modeling, algorithmic and parametric architecture.
With the ever expanding and affordable array of 3D printers (also known as rapid prototyping machines) new opportunities abound. I first covered 3D printing back in 2007 . Since that time The New York Times has run a number of articles on 3D printing (Don’t believe me?
Our rant regarding STL the other day provoked some interest from the not-yet-well-known company Uformia of Norway.
If you’re serious about your 3D scanning then chances are good that you are already using the Geomagic suite of software to help clean up and translate scanned data into usable data needed for downstream applications. If not, welcome to one of the more robust point cloud, data crunching, file translation software packages on the market
The other day I had a family do, and as happens a lot these days, I forced everyone present to witness a 3D Printing demonstration. All in all about 20 odd people saw my print small shot glasses as examples of the 3D Printer in action
Click here to view the embedded video. Venezuelan artist Pedro Morales relies on his MakerBot Cupcake extensively for his new installation, De Redes and Cadenas , using it to transform brief poems by Rafael Cadenas into sculptures made up of machine-readable cyphers such as QR codes and Microsoft Tag. The above video demonstrates how a viewer might experience the installation, using a cellphone to read the sculptures made up of transformed poems
Recently, Jordan Berger, a New Paltz High School student and past winner of our Extreme Redesign 3D Printing Challenge, contacted us at Dimension. The 2009 victor is now applying at colleges, and requested that we print some of her winning designs for her visits to potential schools.
A log cabin built from printed parts. Photograph: David Neff/Makerbot Industries There’s a tiny knob missing from my hands-free car kit, which I keep meaning to replace. The thing is, I don’t think I can buy parts for it, so I probably need to fork out for a whole new system, which, frankly, I’m reluctant to do