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The 3D printed nails have been designed by The Laser Girls

3D Printed Nail Art for Funky Females

| Fashion, Shapeways | January 28, 2014

Two digital artists from New York City,Sarah C. Awad and Dhemerae Ford, have created a new style of nail art using a 3D printer. They operate as The Laser Girls and they have elevated the hum-drum acrylic artificial nail into something a lot more special. Their nails are designed on a computer and printed on…more »

Dudley, a Canadian duck, using his 3D printed leg

Dudley the duck lost part of his leg and one foot in a fight with two chickens, that cost his brother his life. After his recovery he could still swim but couldn’t walk too well. Dudley was spotted at the K9-1-1 Animal and Rescue Services in Sicamous Canada by mechanical engineer Terence Loring’s martial arts…more »

3D Printed Protocell Shoe

A british designer has envisioned the running shoe of the future which is 3D printed using a synthetic material made from primitive cells. The shoe will fit like a second skin and will regenerate overnight so it will never wear out. Shamees Aden, a Masters degree student at Central Saint Martin’s University of London, has…more »

Eye Diagram

Researchers from the UK’s University of Cambridge have successfully 3D printed eye cells that have grown normally and can be kept healthy. It is hoped that this research will lead to a treatment for blindness in humans. The research team have shown a proof of concept, published in the journal Biofabrication, using an inkjet printer…more »

Smartphone App 3D Scanner

The Computer Vision and Geometry Lab of the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH Zurich, Switzerland) have developed a smartphone app that is able to create accurate 3D models in real time using a smartphone. Current 3D scanners require complicated hardware to capture a 3D model of a real object which is a prohibitive cost…more »

Solidoodle 4 3D Printer

Solidoodle have launched their latest 3D printer, the Solidoodle 4, and are making moves into retail stores with the redesigned machine. Solidoodle, based in Brooklyn New York, have sold over 7,000 3D printer across the world and their new machine offers their easiest to use machine to date. The Solidoodle 4 is a pre-assembled machine…more »

3D Printed Fossil

Scientists have 3D printed a dinosaur fossil which was hidden in a plaster cast jacket by using a CT scanner to generate the 3D model data. Delicate fossils are often stored in plaster casts to protect them but this makes examining the fossil impossible, until now. Before this technique was developed researchers would damage or…more »

3D Printed Prosthetic Eyes

3D printing is already helping those with disabilities live better lives with 3D printed fingers and even prosthetic arms. Now British engineers from Manchester Metropolitan University and Fripp Design and Research have collaborated to 3D print realistic prosthetic eyes. “The technicality in customising an iris is very demanding and although we haven’t perfected it yet,…more »

3D Printed Human Heart

Scientists expect to to able to 3D print a human heart that could be used for transplants in the next ten years. A team led by Dr Stuart Williams form the University of Louisville have already created a coronary artery and have 3D printed some of the tiny blood vessels in the heart. One of…more »

VRZ 2 3D Printed Track Bike

European product designer Ralf Holleis has completed a new version of his 3D printed track bike made using titanium lugs. The new version is even lighter than the first and features a belt drive system rather than a traditional steel chain. The original version weighed in at 5.68kg (12,49lbs) but the VRZ 2 is down…more »

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