Food for the Army

The Department of Defense has just approved research funding for 3D printing meals. This is going to take a lot of research because while the 3D printer can take liquids and powders and transform them into intricate shapes, it’s not clear if can mold solids like carrots and beets. What happens to the nutritional value…

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TED Talk: What’s Next in 3D Printing

Just like his beloved grandfather, Avi Reichental is a maker of things. The difference is, now he can use 3D printers to make almost anything, out of almost any material. Reichental tours us through the possibilities of 3D printing, for everything from printed candy to highly custom sneakers.

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Casts and Ultrasounds

Deniz Karasahin designed a 3D printed cast that uses an ultrasound device to make the bones heal quicker. Karasahin won the A-Design Award in the 3-D Printed Forms and Products Design category with his design. Benefits of this design are: reduced itchiness, bulk, and smell. Read the full article to learn more about the benefits…

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Husband saves wife’s sight with 3D Printing and Modeling

When Pamela Shavaun Scott started to get headaches her husband, Michael Balzer, convinced her to get an MRI. The MRI revealed a 3 inch tumor behind her left eye. The neurologists explained that such masses were common among women, and suggested Scott have it checked again in a year. Blazar and Scott were concerned and asked for the…

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3D Printing for Brain Surgery

Doctors at Boston’s Children’s Hospital created a 3D printed brain replica of an infant having epileptic seizures. It’s purpose was to successfully perform a hemispherectomy on the child. According to Inside3dp.com, “a hemispherectomy is an extremely complex and rare procedure that involves removing or disabling one cerebral hemisphere of the brain from the other in cases where serious…

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