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Old April 21st, 2013, 02:11 PM   #41
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However, you can print skins for your iphone or robot, box, shelf, toys for your children, your statue and a sextoy now. I have ever seen a bicycle which is made by 3d printer.





Actually, I can make more money by taking and printing their 3d body.
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Old April 21st, 2013, 02:23 PM   #42
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Old April 21st, 2013, 05:23 PM   #43
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Old April 21st, 2013, 05:36 PM   #44
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A-Footprint: Curing Europe's foot problems with 3D printing



We’ve heard about the ways 3D printing can reduce carbon footprint but how about improve your actual footprint? 200 million Europeans suffer from disabling foot and ankle problems and over €300 million is spent every year treating those. Splints and orthotic insoles are normally made using the traditional manufacturing processes; impression casts, hand crafting etc. These are time consuming, expensive and make repeat prescriptions very difficult to reproduce.



A-Footprint want to change all that with the help of 3D printing. The European study group, headed up by Glasgow Caledonian University’s Professor Jim Woodburn, received EC backing to the tune of €3.7million to develop a process to speed up and improve the customisation of orthoses.



Because every patient’s disability in this field is different achieving one set process for pain relief is impossible, it is all down to tailoring every splint or inner sole to the individual. Owing to the fact that 3D printers can develop complex shapes, with no assembly in a relatively short amount of time it is expected that with the A-Footprint model the process can be sped up and enhanced in a colossal amount.

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Old April 22nd, 2013, 06:33 AM   #45
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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.

If you know how to work a Lathe you can build a gun from scratch right now so I don't think this is going to be an issue. In the USA it is actually very common. And there are even two shows on Discovery channel of some rednecks in Louisiana who own small mom and pop gun shops and build custom guns that are illegal in most states. Here's one, Red Jacket Firearms.
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Old April 27th, 2013, 05:04 AM   #46
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Artificial blood vessels and tissues using a 3D printer



Aalto University School of Chemical Technology and BIT Research Centre are collaborating on a project called ArtiVasc 3D, funded under the European Community´s 7th Framework Programme. This ambitious venture aims to manufacture artificial vascularised skin using 3D printing technology.

Artificial skin is intended primarily as a model for pharmaceutical and cosmetic industries partly allowing reduction of tests on animals. Furthermore, it has potential to be used to develop skin grafts in the treatment of burn injuries and associated trauma.

Artificial tissue consists of polymers

The new polymer-based materials that artificial tissues consist of play a crucial role. Academy Professor Jukka Seppälä from Aalto University heads the work package for materials.



’Our goal is to develop biopolymers in which skin-like tissues can be produced,’ he says.

An enormous challenge facing the development of materials is to manage to acquire the right properties for them. For the materials to be able to be printed out using 3D technology, they need to be both liquid and quick to harden. In addition, the resulting tissue must be elastic and appropriate for use with the human body.

’The materials being developed divide into three main groups,’ says Minna Malin from the Department of Biotechnology and Chemical Technology, who is involved in the project. ’These are light-hardening polymers, thermoplastics, and hydrogels. Each has its own part to play in the designed tissue model.’

Blood vessels printed out using inkjet technology



Jouni Partanen, head of Aalto University BIT Research Centre, is one of the world’s leading developers of 3D technology. The technology helps make it possible to manufacture a tissue model that resembles original human tissues or blood vessels.

It is a challenging process to design and produce viable vascularisation. Vessels with a diameter of hundreds of micrometres are manufactured using inkjet technology, whereas smaller capillaries are produced using high resolution two-photon laser technology.

After that, the vessel structure is enclosed in a surrounding network consisting of a hydrogel combined with a fleece of nano sized e-spun fibres, which function as growing media for different types of cells. The vessel structure allows for an optimal metabolism of the artificial skin and a ready supply of nutrients.

The project started in 2011 and is due to end in October 2015. In all, 16 partners from around Europe are involved in this multidisciplinary undertaking. Aalto University is contributing to a total of five work packages in the project. Its biggest role is in the development and characterisation of new materials and in the creation of model files for the 3D printing technology.

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Old April 27th, 2013, 10:04 PM   #47
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Synthetic 3D printed tissue (In the beginning.)

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Old April 28th, 2013, 01:05 AM   #48
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Just had to say, this is a pretty cool thread...not sure the impact it will have on manufacturing, especially for countries that depend it but as an avid supporter of 3D can't wait for the next generation revolution of printers.
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Old April 29th, 2013, 09:04 PM   #49
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Kühling & Kühling 3D Printer Accepting Pre-Orders

The Kühling & Kühling RepRap 3D printer is nearly ready to ship, and the company has announced that they’re taking pre-orders.



Since the moment I first heard about the Kühling & Kühling 3D printer, I’ve been excited about its eventual release. Unlike most RepRap 3D printers, the Kühling & Kühling solved many problems that hinder the performance of DIY 3D printers by introducing a host of features that you only find in expensive commercial printers. Principle among these features were the heated chamber, heated print bed and dual extruder nozzles.



Over at their website, Jonas and Simon Kühling, creators of the printer, have set up a pre-order page where you have the opportunity to buy this 3D printer for a special introductory price. For the seemingly steep sum of € 4,153 ($5,410), you can own your own Kühling & Kühling 3D printer, but you had better hurry, after May 26th, the special introductory price will vanish, and you’ll have to shell out €4,748 ($6,185) for the machine.

SOURCE: http://www.engineering.com/3DPrintin...re-Orders.aspx
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My dream is to take 3D printers to the Asteroids and build entire worlds out of asteroidal material, including solar panels to power the project itself. Habitats can be printed and sent to Mars and elsewhere for human habitation.

Gigantic propellant tanks with asteroidal water can be sent to LEO, so that ships dont have to carry everything from earth surface.
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Old April 30th, 2013, 08:25 PM   #51
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My dream is to take 3D printers to the Asteroids and build entire worlds out of asteroidal material, including solar panels to power the project itself. Habitats can be printed and sent to Mars and elsewhere for human habitation.

Gigantic propellant tanks with asteroidal water can be sent to LEO, so that ships dont have to carry everything from earth surface.
That's already happening with DSI. They want to build whole machines in space for such purposes.

http://deepspaceindustries.com/
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Old May 1st, 2013, 08:58 PM   #52
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Good, but they should consider learning how to build a webpage before industrializing the Solar System hehe
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Good, but they should consider learning how to build a webpage before industrializing the Solar System hehe
I agree, their website isn't that great at all.
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The first ever fully 3D printable gun:

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A demonic crusade by the USA government to not allow 3D printed guns.



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The first ever fully 3D printable gun:

why use this technology for something that destroys humanity. Why not use it for something USEFUL.
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why use this technology for something that destroys humanity. Why not use it for something USEFUL.
Weapons are useful for our own protection against home invasions and crime. Instead of calling the police with guns, have your own. Its freedom, and humanity needs it. Why want slavery?

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...In fact your right. Let's give up all our freedom because that's just so outdated, and so old. We don't need that, we have Obama now. Lets give up all our guns and family, obama always knows what to do, right? We don't need to think for ourselves and be independent, we have Obama and the government to love us all.
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Mataerial 3D printer builds gravity-defying structures directly onto walls



Unlike most 3D printers that place thin layers along a horizontal plane, the prototype Mataerial extrudes thick columns outward from any angle. The device also uses thermosetting polymers in place of the usual heated plastics, causing the structures to stiffen almost immediately after the material leaves the nozzle. The designers call their patent-pending fabrication method "anti-gravity object modeling."



Users can design different shapes in CAD software and then feed them into the device to create a movement path for the arm. The color of the material can also be changed throughout the printing process by injecting color dye into the device in CMYK mode.



It may not be as precise and is limited to rod-based designs, but the Mataerial does have a few advantages over typical 3D printers. Aside from the ability to build onto vertical surfaces, the robotic arm can move in any direction during the construction process to create more natural curves. It also isn't confined to building objects within a set printing area, so it can produce a structure as large as the arm's reach.



Designers Petr Novikov and Saša Jokić from the Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia (IAAC) collaborated with Joris Laarman Studio on the project. Novikov was previously part of the team that developed the Stone Spray, which fabricated 3D structures using natural soil and sand.



So far, the Mataerial's creators have only made some wavy designs using the device, but they hope to eventually manufacture some usable architecture or furniture with it in the future. For now, though, you can watch the video below of the Mataerial's zen-like "anti-gravity object modeling" process to see it in action. But note that the video is running at three-times the actual speed.

SOURCE: http://www.gizmag.com/mataerial-3d-printer/27642/
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Сталин: Seriously? I never understood people lobbying for weapons.

Wherever there's more guns, there's more gun crimes. Your children won't suffer from not having a gun, but from others having a gun.

Several shootouts in the US last year should make anyone lobbying for more guns seriously rethink their stance on the issue...


Killing people frankly is not a value of liberty.
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