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Old April 5th, 2013, 11:32 AM   #21
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3D printing is more attractive and clearness and like the true color of visibility
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Old April 6th, 2013, 03:26 AM   #22
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Unique droplet network 3D printer produces synthetic tissues



While the prospect of 3D printers pumping out biological tissues and replacement organs has many justifiably excited, researchers at Oxford University have gone in a slightly different direction with the creation of a custom 3D printer capable of producing synthetic materials that have some of the properties of living tissues. Rather than being intended for supplying spare parts for damaged replicants, the new materials could be used for drug delivery or replacing or interfacing with damaged tissues inside the human body.

The new 3D-printed materials take the form of “droplet networks,” which are made up of thousands of connected water droplets that are encapsulated within lipid films. Lipids are naturally occurring molecules whose main biological function is energy storage, signaling and as structural components of cell membranes. The researchers say that, because the droplet networks don’t contain a genome and don’t replicate, they don’t have some of the problems found in other artificial tissue creation methods, such as those that use stem cells.



“We aren't trying to make materials that faithfully resemble tissues but rather structures that can carry out the functions of tissues," said Professor Hagan Bayley of Oxford University's Department of Chemistry, who led the research. 'We’ve shown that it is possible to create networks of tens of thousands connected droplets. The droplets can be printed with protein pores to form pathways through the network that mimic nerves and are able to transmit electrical signals from one side of a network to the other.”

At about 50 microns in diameter, each droplet is around five times larger than living cells, but the researchers believe it should be no problem to make them smaller. The droplet networks also remain stable for weeks.

“At the moment we've created networks of up to 35,000 droplets but the size of network we can make is really only limited by time and money,” added Professor Bayley. “For our experiments we used two different types of droplet, but there's no reason why you couldn't use 50 or more different kinds.”

As you’d expect, conventional consumer 3D printers aren’t up to the task of creating the droplet networks, so Gabriel Villar, a DPhil student in Professor Bayley’s group and lead author of the paper reporting the team’s findings, built a custom device.

The unique droplet network printer is even able to produce droplet networks designed to fold themselves into different shapes after printing. This folding relies on the differences in osmotic concentration that generate water transfer between droplets and enables the creation of shapes, such as a hollow ball, that can’t be obtained by direct printing.

“'We have created a scalable way of producing a new type of soft material,” said Villar. “The printed structures could in principle employ much of the biological machinery that enables the sophisticated behavior of living cells and tissues.”

SOURCE: http://www.gizmag.com/droplet-network-3d-printer/26943/
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Old April 7th, 2013, 08:26 PM   #23
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Old April 14th, 2013, 09:21 PM   #25
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Ive been following this exciting industry for a while and actually thinking in a 3D printing related business, so I appreciate you open this thread and share all the info Сталин.

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Old April 17th, 2013, 05:32 AM   #26
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As much as I love the technology, I'm really worried about the possibilities it allows in gun production.


Any solution for this issue?
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Old April 17th, 2013, 01:35 PM   #27
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As much as I love the technology, I'm really worried about the possibilities it allows in gun production.


Any solution for this issue?
You'll still need bullets,
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Old April 17th, 2013, 03:09 PM   #28
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So... you'll print/manufacture them yourself.

If you got the resources (i.e. lead), you'll be most probably be able to create most of the stuff you can imagine with it in the future.
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Old April 17th, 2013, 10:25 PM   #29
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its easier to buy gun illegally than to print one you just don't know it
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Old April 17th, 2013, 11:26 PM   #30
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I doubt this is an issue, this is freedom.
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Old April 18th, 2013, 10:35 AM   #31
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its easier to buy gun illegally than to print one you just don't know it
Don't assume something out of the blue.


The real issue is: The moral barrier for printing you own weapon "just for fun" would be way lower than buying it. I'd assume there are several people printing those who'd never dare to buy a gun otherwise (in Europe at least, where it's rather hard to do so)...
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The real issue is: The moral barrier for printing you own weapon "just for fun" would be way lower than buying it. I'd assume there are several people printing those who'd never dare to buy a gun otherwise (in Europe at least, where it's rather hard to do so)...
printing metal would be unavailable for many years a so you still need to buy some parts

so its easier to buy whole gun don't you think?

printing is good way to go over LAW ONLY in USA where lower reciver is something what legally makes a gun and you can easllliy buy the rest , in poland and geremany and rest of europe i think it's more parts that are controlled

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printing metal would be unavailable for many years a so you still need to buy some parts
You can already 3d print metal. You just have to buy a more expensive machine.
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Old April 20th, 2013, 05:48 PM   #34
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How much is one 10cmx10cm product of 3D printer?
I think it's so expensive to print one product.
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Old April 20th, 2013, 06:37 PM   #35
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You can already 3d print metal. You just have to buy a more expensive machine.


not really ,it's not printer
just upgreaded version of a furnace

you stiill have to melt metal ad so...

and it is much simpler to buy a gun just like i said
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How much is one 10cmx10cm product of 3D printer?
I think it's so expensive to print one product.
1kg of ABS costs about 30-50$

so depending on a shape it will cost from 1$ up to 50$
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Old April 21st, 2013, 07:59 AM   #38
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It's interesting to build a house by one big 3 D printer. 3D printer can even build one high building if they want.

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It's interesting to build a house by one big 3 D printer. 3D printer can even build one high building if they want.

3D print skyscrapers and homes... Now that's the future! No more unhealthy work and worker injuries and etc. I hope it can become reality as soon as possible. Do you have any info on the companies that plan on making these?
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It's interesting if they can find meterials that can't be burn for that house. 3D printer will print house and many objects for you. After printing, you will have everything (latrine, bathtub, chair, table...) I'll make a lot money if I have that printer.
Now, maybe they just print plastic objects, can not print metal or glass objects.
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