3D Printing Helping to Solve Housing in Africa

The Africa. Big Change Big Chance exhibit, at Milan’s Triennale Design Museum from October 15th through December 28th,  is showcasing potential solutions to the housing dilemma in Africa. The exhibit explores numerous architectural concepts for a variety of African cities that, by 2030, will collectively host a projected population of 748 million people, according to 3D Print Industry….

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Print a Drivable Car

During the International Manufacturing Technology Show in September, Local Motors printed and assembled a working vehicle during the six day conference. The car is called the Strati. Creating this car was possible because of the Big Area Additive Manufacturing (BAAM) machine, which can lay down a maximum of 40 pounds of carbon infused ABS plastic…

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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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Build a $16,300 Telescope for $163

Do you want to build a high quality telescope for approximately $163? The researchers at the University of Sheffield were ecstatic when it only took one try to get pictures if the moon. The telescope has a 160 magnification. It is being compared to telescopes 10 times it’s build cost. According to 3Dprint.com, Physicist Mark…

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Custom 3D Printed Cart Helps Dog Scoot Around

A Chihuahua named TurboRoo in Indianapolis  was born without any front legs. The breeder gave him to a local vet clinic. The clinic began a successful fundraising campaign which drew the attention of Mark Deadrick. Deadrick, a mechanical engineer and president of 3dyn, designed a solution for TurboRoo. Read the full story of TurboRoo and see how…

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