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3D Printed Protocell Shoe

3D Printed Shoes Made from Protocells Could Repair Themselves

| 3D Printer Material, Fashion, Sports Technology | December 18, 2013

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 »

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 »

World' s First Metal 3D Printed Gun

U.S 3D printing company Solid Concepts has produced the world’s first 3D printed metal gun, made using a laser sintering process. After initial testing the gun has successfully fired over 500 bullets without failure and according to the manufacturers proves that 3D printing is suitable for manufacturing critical parts. The 33 parts of the gun,…more »

Colin MacFuff 3D Printed Prosthetic Finger

War veteran Colin MacDuff, 41, lost most of the middle finger on his right hand in a hunting accident in 2010 and has been working towards creating a usable 3D printed prosthetic finger. Colin, who lives in Olympia, Washington, started creating a replacement finger out of old bicycle parts in his garage, including a rear…more »

Bloodhound SSC

The Bloodhound SSC will attempt to claim a new world land speed record in 2015 by being the first car to break the 1000mph barrier. The first part of the car which will break the record will be the titanium 3D printed nose tip. The Bloodhound SSC is a UK project led by Richard Noble,…more »

Titanium 3D Printed Spinal Implant

Doctors at Peking University are using custom 3D printed titanium implants to help improve spinal surgery outcomes for patients. Over the last four years Dr. Liu Zhonggjun has been using spinal implants that are printed using an Electron Beam Melting (EBM) 3D printer which are custom designed to fit the patients body. Traditional orthopedic surgery…more »

Schlage 3D Printed Key

Two MIT students, David Lawrence and Eric Van Albert, showed at the Def Con hacker conference last week how to create a 3D printed copy of any Schlage Primus key, and plan to release the software that helped them do it. After scanning a key using a flatbed scanner their software tool creates the 3D…more »

3D Printing in Paper

Doctors in Belgium are using Mcor’s Selective Deposition Lamination (SDL) paper-based 3D printing technology to produce accurate physical models of patients’ bone structures. These models serve as surgical guides for metal implants which results in surgery times being reduced by as much as an hour or more. Saving time during surgery is critical, so surgeons…more »

3DR RepRap Delta 3D Printer

British electronics engineer “RichRap” has recently demonstrated his 3DR Delta 3D printer, which is an evolution of the RepRap design. The RepRap is an open-source 3D printer design that has been around for a few years and anyone can build and improve upon it’s design. RichRap took inspiration from the Rostock, Kossell and Tantillus 3D…more »

Enrico Dini 3D Printer Documentary

Enrico Dini built the world’s largest 3D printer, the D-Shape, which he is using to build houses and other buildings to show how this new construction technique can be successfully utilized. A new documentary film, called The Man Who Prints Houses, by film makers Marc Webb and Jack Wake-Walker charts the ups and downs as…more »

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