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3D Printed Brain is Not for Transplants, Nor Zombies

| MakerBot, Medical Technology, Model Making | June 28, 2013

3D printers are doing some amazing things for medical science and have already shown promise for producing ears and other transplant organs, creating a baby’s airway and making prosthetic limbs. Unfortunately, this isn’t a working brain that can be used for transplants, it’s only a plastic model. If you have access to an MRI scan…more »

Terry Gou Foxconn President

Terry Gou, the president of Foxconn Technology Group, has poured cold water on the notion that 3D printing is the third industrial revolution. Calling it “a gimmick” to Taiwan media earlier this week, Gou referenced a 2012 Economist article that described 3D printing as the next great thing. “3D printing is a gimmick,” Gou said….more »

Made in Space 3D Printer Zero Gravity Test

The first 3D printer that is to be shot into space has passed a series of microgravity flight tests. NASA and Made in Space have developed the machine so that it can print in zero-gravity aboard the International Space Station. Three prototype versions of the 3D printer we put through their paces aboard parabolic airplane…more »

Hyrel 3D Printer Sugru Rubber Material

The Hyrel 3D is a fully funded Kickstarter 3D printer project that sets itself apart from the crowd by being able to print in modeling materials including Sugru, a new self-setting rubber. The Hyrel range of 3D printers are fitted with a special extruder nozzle, called the HYREL Emulsifiable Extruder (EMO-25), which is capable of…more »

3D Printed Tardis Transformer

If you’re a fan of British TV science fiction then you’ll immediately be familiar the TARDIS from the Dr. Who show. The Dr. can travel anywhere in time or space using this craft and in the TV show the TARDIS is supposed to be chameleon like, but is stuck in the shape of a 1960′s…more »

Houses of Parliament

UK Business Secretary Vince Cable has announced that the government will invest £8.4m in 3D printing research and development projects. The funding comes jointly from The Technology Strategy Board, the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), along with the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), and the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC). Vince…more »

Tesco 3D Printing

UK supermarket giant Tesco are looking at 3D printing as a potential service to offer their customer’s in-store. Tesco are examining various ways to offer 3D printing, according to the company’s innovation ambassador Paul Wilkinson. Outlined in a blog post Paul and his team are trying to find out how it can make life better…more »

James May Lego House

Several architecture firms are vying to become the first to build a fully 3D printed house, using large scale printers that use concrete. But what if you attempted to build a full-size house using a desktop 3D printer that you can buy for less than $2,000 over the internet. How long would it take and…more »


Google are at the forefront of technology development, and have pumped millions of dollars into their Google Glass, self-driving cars and cutting-edge internet services. They also are enthusiastic about 3D printers, even giving their chefs 3D printers to create pasta. As part of Google’s Tech Talk video series they has a visit from Vladimir Bulakov…more »

South Africa $100 Dollar RepRap 3D Printer

This could be the cheapest 3D printer available in the world and could kickstart adoption of the technology, particularly in developing countries. This machine was developed in South Africa by Quentin Harley, an engineer for Siemens, who describes himself as a “self-taught hacker”. Named the “RepRap Morgan”, Quentin has redesigned the open-source RepRap 3D printer…more »

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