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10 August

5 Ways 3D Printing is Changing Medicine

2016-12-21T05:35:19+00:00By |3D Printing, Applications for 3D Printing|Comments Off on 5 Ways 3D Printing is Changing Medicine

5 Ways 3D Printing is Changing Medicine 3D printing is helping change the face of medicine forever. Accessories such as prosthetic limbs are being developed faster and cheaper than before, and bio-printing is gaining huge research into 3D printing functioning human organs The range of structures and materials that can be used in 3D printing, [...]

25 June

Make a 3D Print from Your MRI or CT Scan

2016-12-21T05:35:20+00:00By |3D Printing, Applications for 3D Printing, Tutorials, Tips, & Tricks|Comments Off on Make a 3D Print from Your MRI or CT Scan

You've been to the doctor and just gotten a CT or MRI. How cool would it be if you could actually hold a 3D model of your scan? One of the amazing things that 3D printers can do is print models from MRI, CT-scans, and Ultrasound medical imaging. In the future we can expect that [...]

9 April

3D Printing and Neurology

2016-12-21T05:35:20+00:00By |3D Printing, Applications for 3D Printing|Comments Off on 3D Printing and Neurology

Bioprinting is a major trend in medicine, promising a plethora of advances and new ways of dealing with medical issues. For organ or tissue replacement, there are never enough doners and rejection is a potential nightmare. Bioprinting has the potential to provide solutions to challenging medical problems by producing a viable replacement of complex organs. Scientists at Wake Forest IRM [...]

17 March

Printing Electronics: Part 2 – Adding Components

2016-12-21T05:35:20+00:00By |3D Printing, Applications for 3D Printing, Tutorials, Tips, & Tricks|Comments Off on Printing Electronics: Part 2 – Adding Components

In our last article, we covered some of the techniques that are being used to create printed circuit boards using a 3D printer. Following those, you should have the copper traces you need for your board layout. It may look neat, but the board won't do a whole lot without any components on it. Now we [...]

4 March

Printing Electronics: Part 1 – Board Preparation

2016-12-21T05:35:20+00:00By |3D Printing, Applications for 3D Printing, Materials, Tutorials, Tips, & Tricks|Comments Off on Printing Electronics: Part 1 – Board Preparation

3D printing and hobbyist electronics have a close relationship for makers. Where printing provides the physical frame and construction of a device, the logic and drive systems are normally bought. However, some people have been working on being able to print circuit boards using similar processes to 3D printing. As these get refined, it opens [...]

18 February

3D Printed Robotics

2016-12-21T05:35:20+00:00By |3D Printing, Applications for 3D Printing|Comments Off on 3D Printed Robotics

3D Printed Robotics 3D printing itself is a practical application in robotics. Using a microcontroller, an extruder is directed over a surface, creating a print. Along with itself being an electro-mechanical system, in many ways a 3D printer is uniquely designed for constructing the mechanical parts for other electro-mechanical devices. Delta printers, like Altair, are [...]

29 December

The British Museum and 3D Printing

2016-12-21T05:35:21+00:00By |3D Printing, 3D Printing Resources, Applications for 3D Printing|Comments Off on The British Museum and 3D Printing

The trend in museums taking advantage of 3D printing continues! Like the Metropolitan Museum, the British Museum and 3D printing seem to be a great combination for patrons and printers alike. Earlier this month the British Museum worked in conjunction with Sketchfab to provide a variety of models of their artifacts. This opens up a number [...]

17 December

Things That Make Melodies: Printed Instruments

2016-12-21T05:35:22+00:00By |3D Printing, Applications for 3D Printing, Fun Things to Print, Rapid Prototyping|2 Comments

Although it's impossible to tell how long ago the first musical instrument was created, the fact that music and culture have been intertwined for millennia is indisputable. Making instruments has been done since prehistory. The modern-day maker's tools are different, but creating instruments of beauty still has the same draw. It's logical that one of the newer, [...]

8 December

Exploring 3D Printing in Space

2016-12-21T05:35:22+00:00By |3D Printing, Applications for 3D Printing, Rapid Prototyping|Comments Off on Exploring 3D Printing in Space

On November 20th, a small step was taken by an organization known for it's giant leaps. NASA, working in conjunction with Made in Space, deployed it's first 3D printer in space. This technology is interesting because of the special constraints a zero-g, enclosed environment poses for earthbound printers. Gravity has been an essential force in [...]

27 October

It’s Delicious: The Art of 3D Printing Food

2016-12-21T05:35:22+00:00By |3D Printing, Applications for 3D Printing|Comments Off on It’s Delicious: The Art of 3D Printing Food

3D printing food? Yup, that's right. Like the replicators in Star Trek, machines that make you pizza or chocolate will soon become a reality. Food safe printers have their own set of technical hurdles that have needed to be passed to be consumer ready. Despite these constraints, food printing is already coming to market as a [...]