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3D printers creating car factories of the future

The future for many industries is the 3D printer and the future factory will be composed of several industrial-sized printers. The car and automotive sector is one area likely to be affected. We survey the technologies.

Read how 3D printing can save your life

Developments with 3D printing technology continue to advance and the technology is making strong inroads into the medical and biotechnology sectors. We take a look at three recent innovations.

First shape-changing 3D printed objects

Atlanta - 3D printing creates objects that compress and expand according to programmed heat changes. Tensional integrity forms bridges and domes on Earth and may form 3D compressible "tensegrity" structures in space or in soft robots.

First transistors made of nanocrystal ‘inks’ produced

To design transistors to be built into flexible or wearable applications, researchers from the University of Pennsylvania have developed a process using nanocrystal “inks.”

3D printed ovaries produce mice pups

Many biologists see 3D printing as a suitable technology for producing human tissues and organs, creating life-saving and health-enhancing biological constructs. In a breakthrough, a science groups have produced fully-working mice ovaries.

Erasable ink developed for 3D printing

Researchers have developed the first ever erasable ink for use with 3D printing. The aim was to come up with an ink suitable for 3D fabrication in biology or materials sciences.

New generation of implants from additive printing

A new 3D printing process from Duke University has allowed for the creation of a new range of medical devices. These biomedical devices have been manufactured using a titanium 3D metal printer.

McLaren to 3D-print parts at trackside

Car manufacturer McLaren plans to start 3D-printing parts for its Formula 1 cars at the trackside. This is set to begin with the Bahrain F1 Grand Prix .

3D printed camera mimics sharp vision of predators

An advanced camera has been created through the use of a 3D printer. The camera has been designed to mimic the 'eagle-eyes' of many predatory birds, and a key application is with advancing drone imaging technology.

Edging towards printable solar cells

Toronto - Imagine being able to print out your own solar cells? Or popping to a store and having solar panels fashioned to your specification within minutes? These processes are becoming close to reality.

3D printing’s most stretchable elastomer fashioned

Elastomers are used for a variety of common goods, and they are the basis of flexible electronics. Increasing flexibility while maintaining elasticity is a key requirement; with this, a new super-stretchable elastomer has been developed.

3D printer set to print human skin

An innovative 3D bioprinter is being prepared to produce human skin, designed for medical research purposes (such as the testing out of new drugs). This skin may also be adequate for transplanting to patients.

3D printing finds that spiders can hear

Scientists have discovered that jumping spiders, believed to have no hearing faculties, can sense sounds through the hairs on their legs, called trichobothria.

Does 3D printing present a global security risk?

3D printing (or ‘additive printing’) has brought many benefits and its future promises more innovations. Could 3D printing be used for crime? Such as printing a copy of a hand to fool finger-print security systems?

3D printed biomaterial promises better bones

A newly formulated biological material, that can be produced via a 3D printer, promises an advancement in medicine by helping to support and to build stronger bones.

Will there be an emerging black market in 3D printed organs?

3D printing technology continues to advance and progress is being made with producing a fully functioning organ, like a heart or a kidney. What would happen if this became a root in for illegal trade in printed organs?

Technology leads the way forward at Toronto Fan Expo 2016

Technology continues to drive pop culture and fandom, allowing enthusiasts and hobbyists to engage with their idols and obsessions — and that was clearly on display at this year's Toronto Fan Expo.

Lost statue recreated through 3D printing

Atlanta - The increasing sophistication of 3D printing technology has allowed for the recreation of a lost statue of Zeus, the sky and thunder god in ancient Greek religion.

3D printed turtle eggs to be used to detect poaching

A conservation group has created 3D printed sea turtle eggs containing GPS trackers. The eggs are set to be deployed this fall in Central America during an arribada, or mass nesting event when 90 percent of eggs will be poached from certain beaches.

World's first 3D-printing restaurant to open in London July 25

London - A new kind of pop-up restaurant is opening in London on July 25, and its future tech, 3D-printed selection of food items, is sure to turn some heads. Called "Food Ink," it will be the only place in town where you can have your cake and print it, too.

Op-Ed: Chemputer — BAE's new tech can grow drones

London - Grow Your Own drones are new; grown at the molecular level “close to the battlefield,” they’re potentially very interesting indeed. Add to this the fact that BAE Systems are the proponents, and a new race is on.

3D Printed wheelchairs and other advances announced

3-D printing (additive printing) continues to advance, with the latest round of innovations including a 3-D printed wheelchair. Digital Journal takes a look at the latest 3-D printing news.

3D pen successfully prints stem cells

A further advancement with three-dimensional printing has been made in the biology field. This is with a pen-like device that could be used to make cartilage implants during live operations.

3D printed cartilage shows success

A successful use of the 3D printing in the medical field has been reported. This is with the generation of cartilage, used in surgery to assist those suffering with arthritis.

3D printed vertebrae used in pioneering surgery

Sydney - In a pioneering medical study, a patient has been fitted with 3-D printed artificial vertebrae. This is the first time replacement bones for the spine have been created and used in this way.

Op-Ed: The big breakthrough — 3D printed living tissues have arrived

If your jaw just dropped when you saw that, it’s OK; they can replace it with a 3D printed jaw. Printing functional living structures is now possible.

New tech gives stop-motion animation its Oscar moment

Stop-motion animation moved into the fast(er) lane when LAIKA studio decided to employ 3D technologies to create its characters’ thousands of faces.

You can now use a 3-D printer to create artificial hair

As prices for 3D printers drop, there have been a number of interesting DIY projects that have come about. And now there’s one more thing you can print at home: hair.

How your smartphone will play a key role in your healthcare Special

Despite forecasts that 2015 would see a slowing of tech sector investment, this fiscal year is poised to be the most successful year for startup businesses and tech since 2000.

How 3D printing is influencing B2B firms

The possibilities are seemingly endless, as small and large businesses’ usage of 3D printing has now spiked, for an array of uses.
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Mobius design concept Landscape House bu Universe Architecture
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MacKenzie Brown, Director CAD Crowd & Maker6
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Formlabs  flagship Form 2 3D printer.
Formlabs' flagship Form 2 3D printer.
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Glaucio Paulino  a professor in Georgia Tech’s School of Civil and Environmental Engineering  and...
Glaucio Paulino, a professor in Georgia Tech’s School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, and Jerry Qi, a professor in the George W. Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering at Georgia Tech, hold objects 3-D printed that use tensegrity, a structural system of floating rods in compression and cables in continuous tension.
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The 3D printed music speaker
The 3D printed music speaker
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The most futuristic gourmet experience in the known universe will debut in London on July  25.
The most futuristic gourmet experience in the known universe will debut in London on July 25.
Food Ink
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Design concept of the Landscape House intended to be built using 3D print technology
Design concept of the Landscape House intended to be built using 3D print technology
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Liberator
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Talk about authentic; this ear seems to be growing a hair  too.
Talk about authentic; this ear seems to be growing a hair, too.
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Two treats  made in a 3D printer simply by using sugar and a pattern.
Two treats made in a 3D printer simply by using sugar and a pattern.
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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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Landscape House design concept of a Mobius house from Universe Arhitecture
Landscape House design concept of a Mobius house from Universe Arhitecture
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Revolution in the making: 3D printing for everyone.
Revolution in the making: 3D printing for everyone.
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Photo of a 3D printer.
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Georgia Tech researchers 3-D printed an object made with tensegrity  a structural system of floating...
Georgia Tech researchers 3-D printed an object made with tensegrity, a structural system of floating rods in compression and cables in continuous tension.
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An example of 3D-printed hair
An example of 3D-printed hair
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