China's Secret Weapon: Giant 3D Printers?

3D printing has been touted as one of the emerging technologies that could help the US economy by breathing new life into its floundering manufacturing sector. In the process, the reasoning goes, many jobs that have migrated to Asian countries could be brought back to American soil thanks ...

 

3D-Printed Chair Uses Sugar Paste As Its Building Block [Pics] - PSFK

Furthering the usages of 3D printing in functional art, London-based architect and designer Daniel Widrig impressed all with his Degenerate Chair, a creation printed from a mixture of sugar, plaster and Japanese rice wine. Behind the simple design of the project lies a very complex process. Techniques typically ...

 

Gartner Says Uses of 3D Printing Will Ignite Major Debate on Ethics and ...

Rapid Development of 3D Bioprinters Will Spark Calls to Ban the Technology for Human and Nonhuman Use by 2016The technology of 3D "bioprinting" (the medical application of 3D printing to produce living tissue and organs) is advancing so quickly that it will spark a major ethical debate on ...

 

3ders.org - Navy helps 3D printed buildings become 'concrete'

Navy helps 3D printed buildings become 'concrete' The idea of a giant robot which is able to 'print' out buildings using 3D printing technology has been around for some time. Now, the Navy, along with the National Science Foundation, is funding research which will make this idea more ...

 

Functional 3D Printed Organs by 2014 > ENGINEERING.com

A breakthrough in vascular 3D printing has led bio-printing firm Organovo to predict printed livers will be available within the next year.While the announcement has sparked even more interest in the burgeoning field of 3D bio-printing, Organovo has stated that its printed liver won’t be suitable for human ...

 

Apple May Be Looking to Bite into 3D Printing

Regardless of how much the experts dither over whether the price of additive manufacturing (AM) stocks are rising above actual value, interest remains strong in companies such as Stratasys and 3D Systems. This, along with adoption of the technology by companies like GE and Ford, continues to show ...

 

CREDIT SUISSE: The 3-D Printing Market Is Going To Be 357% Bigger Than We ...

The reason: overlooked opportunities among consumers and "pro-sumers," which Shaffer defines as engineers, architects and educators.3-D printing and additive manufacturing are basically used interchangeably to describe printing readymade objects and components from your own office or home, short-circuiting the normal, capital-intensive industrial production process. We think eventually there ...

 

Leonar3Do launch 3D creative playground at CES

Pioneer of breakthrough 3D interactive tools, Leonar3Do have debuted their online playground for 3D creation here at CES.Leopoly is an easy way to enter and enjoy the world of 3D creation. It is deliberately designed to meet the needs of masses entering 3D modeling and printing. Leopoly provides ...

 

How 3D Printing Supercharged Nike's New Super Bowl Cleat

Almost a full year ago, Nike introduced its first shoe ever built with the help of 3D printing technology. The thing was, that cleat, the Vapor Laser Talon (seen below), was built for an absurdly specific purpose and market—just the 40 yard dash, just for NFL players. Now,

 

Blood Vessel Bio-Printing to Enter Clinical Trials > ENGINEERING.com

A joint effort between researchers at Saga University in Japan and startup Cyfuse Biomedical has yielded a breakthrough in bio-printing that could make it to market in the near future.Taking cells from a patient’s skin, researchers have been able to print arteries that can be used in dialysis ...

 

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