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Essential Science: When will we get 3D organs on demand?

Given various biomedical advances, what is the likelihood of 3D printed organs? What has been achieved so far? And where is future research heading? Digital Journal takes the litmus test.

3D printing is leading to novel, personalized medicines

3D printing is making strides across healthcare and pharmaceuticals, where once labor-intensive procedures are being accelerated, and with greater accuracy. One area of development is with personalized medicines.

Taller wind turbine bases using concrete 3-D printing technology

GE Renewable Energy, COBOD, and LafargeHolcim have announced a three-way partnership to co-develop 3D printed, “record-tall” wind turbine towers. The partnership should boost global renewable energy production and lower the cost of energy.

3D printing technology utlized to make protective face shields

Researchers have successfully developed high technology 3D printing and polymer injection molding to produce thousands of pieces of protective face shield components per day. These products are for health workers, in light of the coronavirus pandemic.

Q&A: How 3D printing is transforming manufacturing Special

Canada’s Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry, Hon. Navdeep Bains, has announced an $8-million investment to 3D printing leader Equispheres through funding from Sustainable Development Technology Canada. Equispheres' Kevin Nicholds explains more

Massive AI-powered robots are 3D-printing entire rockets

Los Angeles - Roll up the loading bay doors at Relativity Space in Los Angeles and you’ll find four of the largest metal 3D printers in the world, churning out rocket parts day and night.

Major advance with bioprinting brings 3D-printed hearts closer

A new 3D bioprinting method has been developed by scientists. The technique pushes the field of tissue engineering closer to being able to 3D print a full-sized, functioning adult human heart.

3D-printed pills sample the gut microbiome to aid treatment

To explore the inner complexities of the human gut microbiome, researchers have developed a 3D-printed pill that can sample bacteria found in the gut. This is designed to improve the diagnosis and treatment of diseases related to a shifting microbiome.

Get up and go! 3D printed bots are getting closer

Technologists are edging close to constructing 3D printing sensors which can be embedded inside robots, so that a fully 3D printed functioning and moving robot can be produced.

Neil Armstrong's spacesuit saved using 3D scanning

Neil Armstrong's historic spacesuit has been saved from decay using the latest 3D scanning technology. The protective garment worn by the astronaut has been restored using light scanning and 3D mapping.

Scientists deploy 3D printer to print glass

Scientists have developed a 3D printing technique to to print glass, for the first time. The printer represents another step forwards with additive manufacturing. The fabrication of chalcogenide glass will enable the manufacturing of optical components.

Tiny 3D-printed heart fabricated complete with blood vessels

Tel Aviv - Given the shortage of organs for transplantation worldwide, medical researchers have been investigating the fabrication of artificial organs. One step towards this is a 3D printed heart.

NASA announces three winners of 3D-Printed Mars Habitat Challenge

Teams competing in NASA’s 3D-Printed Habitat Challenge completed the latest level of the competition – complete virtual construction – and the top three were awarded a share of the $100,000 prize purse.

3D printing is helping transform the lighting sector

3D printing has impacted on many sectors of manufacturing. One area which has been slow, although inroads are being taken is with lighting, for both businesses and residential buildings. A new consortium sets out how.

4D-printed materials created as stiff as wood or soft as sponge

Scientists from Rutgers University have engineered new smart materials that can change shape as temperatures change. The potential for materials that can alter shape and texture is considerable.

Researchers eye 3D printed tires and shoes that can self-repair

U.S. researchers have developed 3D printed tires and shoes that can capable of self-repairing. This means instead of throwing away used rubber products, they could have the capacity to correct themselves.

Rocket startup Relativity Space piles up talent and resources

Los Angeles - Today, three-year-old rocket startup, Relativity Space has not only added real estate but employees — and is putting the finishing touches on three additional 3D printers, each larger and more advanced than the company's first printer.

Op-Ed: New University of Michigan 3D light printing 100x faster

Ann Arbor - 3D printing is about to go from “ooze and fuse” to “splash and flash”, using a new photo printing method which can make complex shapes much faster. This could be the first practical step in a new class of design and manufacturing tools.

Review: Paladin 3D, an affordable, all-metal SLA 3D printer Special

Set to launch in April 2019, the Paladin 3D printer provides an affordable and durable SLA 3D desktop printer designed for small businesses or for the home. Digital Journal was given the opportunity to review an advanced release of the device.

3D printed glass achieved on scale

Technologists have developed a platform for printing molten glass which combines digitally integrated three-zone thermal control system with four-axis motion control system for industrial-scale production.

Q&A: Merging 3D printing and printed electronics innovations Special

Imagine a world where printed smart objects are part of our everyday lives? This type of technological innovation is getting closer, according to Dr. Paul Smith of the Xerox Research Centre of Canada. He discusses how with Digital Journal.

3D printed objects track and store how they are used

Washington - 3D printed objects have been developed which can track and store how they are used without using batteries or electronics. Instead a process called backscatter is deployed.

Veterinary medicine making great strides with 3D printing

Dr. Michelle Oblak, a veterinary surgical oncologist at the University of Guelph’s Ontario Veterinary College replaced 70 percent of a dog's skull using a 3D printed titanium skull cap.

Q&A: Digital dentistry becomes the new standard Special

As digital dentistry becomes the new standard, dental practitioners are rushing to adopt 3D printing technologies and transition away from traditional dentistry. Gideon Balloch, Dental Product Lead at Formlabs explains more.

HP accelerating antibiotics by printing medicines

Global technology company HP is to work with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to help to speed up the testing of new antibiotics, as part of the race to combat antimicrobial resistance.

Researchers 3D print of prototype for 'bionic eye'

Scientists have successfully 3D printed an array of light receptors on a hemispherical surface. This is the structural basis for developing a bionic eye, with the aim of improving the sight of the visually impaired.

Carmaker XEV's new EV has many parts created by 3D printing

The LSEV as it is called took only 3 days to make and was produced by Italian car maker XEV and Polymaker a developer of 3D printing.

Interview: 3D printing promises transplantable hearts Special

The company BIOLIFE4D wants to create transplantable hearts based on patients’ own cells, eliminating organ rejection, through 3D bio-printing. The company's Steven Morris explains more.

3D printing advantages for dentistry

3D printing has the potential to give dentists and laboratory technicians the ability to make high-precision restorations cheaper, easier and faster. A new innovation from DWS Systems allows dentists to make prosthetics rapidly.

New alloy leads to printing of safe steel products

3D printing has advanced in relation to plastics. With metals, progress has been slower due to technical complexities. A new advancement with the effective and safe 3D printing of steel has been announced.
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RAF Tornado from RAF Marham, flys over the Shard skyscraper in London during Her Majesty the Queen's 2013 Birthday Flypast.
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Series of 3D printed objects  at the Design Museum London.
Series of 3D printed objects, at the Design Museum London.
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3D-printed parts for exclusive small series production. Artificial intelligence screens components for additive manufacturability
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Cad Crowd 3D viewer
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An Ancient Arrow, of "The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild" fame, printed on a Formlabs 3D printer.
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As the printer traces the tower’s perimeter, the structure rises like icing on an invisible cake being, layer upon layer.
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Photo of a 3D printer.
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Screen grab from accompanying video  How 3-D printed skull plates are revolutionizing surgery.
Screen grab from accompanying video "How 3-D printed skull plates are revolutionizing surgery."
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The 3D printed music speaker
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University of Bradford is developing face shields using 3D printing technology. Image provided by Un...
University of Bradford is developing face shields using 3D printing technology. Image provided by University of Bradford, with permission.
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GE Renewable Energy factory in Cherbourg  France.
GE Renewable Energy factory in Cherbourg, France.
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The end product - an example of what the Paladin SLA 3D printer can produce - a 3D resin model.
The end product - an example of what the Paladin SLA 3D printer can produce - a 3D resin model.
Relativity Space’s Stargate 3-D printer is at work at the company’s Los Angeles factory  with a ...
Relativity Space’s Stargate 3-D printer is at work at the company’s Los Angeles factory, with a 3-D printed fuel tank sitting at left.
Relatvity Space
Formlabs  flagship Form 2 3D printer.
Formlabs' flagship Form 2 3D printer.
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Portrait of Cody Wilson in Austin, Texas in 2012
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Liberator
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Close up of the Paladin SLA 3D printer LCD screen.
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The SLA printer also integrates an industrial-grade 1080p LCD and a patented light source design which enable high resolution prints.
Industrial scale 3D printer  on show at the Design Museum  London.
Industrial scale 3D printer, on show at the Design Museum, London.

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