#3D

Model life-size human heart 3D-printed out of cardiac tissue-like material

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Imagine you are a doctor about to perform open-heart surgery on someone. Would it help if you could do a test-run before the operation with a perfect replica of their heart? A team of engineers specialising in 3D printing have pioneered a new technique to allow for surgeons...

3D printed tissues could keep athletes on track

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Bio-engineers from Rice University and the University of Maryland have shown off their first success at engineering scaffolds which can act like osteochondral tissue. Problems with osteochondral tissue - the hard bone beneath a compressible layer of cartilage - can lead to painful injuries and disabling arthritis. Their...

Meet the world first 3D-Printed Soft Mesh Robots

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Engineers from North Carolina State University have created the tech that could one day to lead to robots that can contract, reshape and grab small objects. Researchers at NC State have revealed how they have created 3D-printed flexible mesh structures which can be controlled with applied magnetic...

New 3-D imaging technique reveals stunning images of the brain at work

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Engineers at MIT have revealed a stunning new 3-D imaging technique which reveals how neurons connect throughout the brain. The researchers released this image of the entire fruit fly brain. The new method allows researches to perform large-scale, 3D imaging of brain tissue with unprecedented resolution and speed....

Cosmetic company turns to 3D printing for the perfect face mask

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Skincare giant Neutrogena is turning to 3D printing to solidify its position in the tech world for its latest skincare product. The cosmetic company announced at CES 2019 that it will start selling custom printed 3D face masks based on a customer’s faces. Masks will be created from...

MIT Engineers are now 3D printing glass

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Engineers at MIT have perfected a process that means 3D printers can now squirt out endless streams of molten glass. While the thought of a machine firing molten glass endlessly is a bit frightening the process could prove revolutionary to a number of industries. The system - called...