#3D Printing

How 3D Printing is driving the new space race

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3D-printed rocket engines: the technology driving the private sector space race The volatile nature of space rocket engines means that many early prototypes end up embedded in dirt banks or decorating the tops of any trees that are unfortunate enough to neighbour testing sites. Unintended explosions are in fact...

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...

Edinburgh Shield Force – How A Group of Engineers in Edinburgh banded together to build a facility for producing face shields

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A group of Engineers in Edinburgh have decided to tackle the shortages of PPE for NHS staff head-on by pooling their abilities and resources to quickly create personal protective gear for front line NHS staff. The grassroots initiative have just delivered the first 200 face shields to...

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...

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...