6 Year Old gets a 3D Printed RoboHand

Six-year-old Joseph Gilbert of urban center, N.Y., was born with no fingers on his left hand, however due to a replacement “robohand,” designed and realized with a 3D printer at SUNY New Paltz’s Hudson natural depression advanced producing Center, Joseph can hopefully experience the benefits and flavor to having a completely useful hand.

Gilbert was born with Symbrachydactyly, AN abnormality that happens between the ninth and tenth week of physiological state, says his mother, Dori Gilbert. The reason for the condition is unknown, and is reportable to have an effect on one in each ten thousand births, she says.

Hudson natural depression advanced producing Center Assistant Director Katherine Wilson worked with applied science student Adam Carlock to style and construct the hand. By flexing his radio carpal joint, Joseph will management the fingers of the robohand to grip objects.

On July 16, Joseph came to the SUNY New Paltz field with Dori, his sister, Brandi, and a family friend to do on his new hand for the primary time.

“The employees of the Hudson natural depression Advanced producing Center is incredibly excited to be able to offer Joseph with a robohand,” aforesaid freeman. “Creating useful medical specialty for kids is one in all the most effective samples of however 3D style and printing is accustomed build outstanding objects at a little fraction of the value of ordinary fabrication strategies.”

According to freeman, the robohand costs around $15 in materials to create.

Organovo and Janssen to develop 3D printed living tissues for drug testing

The cost of analysis and development within the drug business — the price of clinical trials particularly — is rising considerably. Still over ninety fifth of the experimental medicines that are studied in humans fail to be each effective and safe.

The good news is, shortly it’ll be attainable to check medication directly on 3D printed practical living tissues. Bio 3D printing business Organovo proclaimed that it’s entered into an associate degree agreement with Janssen Research and Development (JRD), a company of Johnson & Johnson, to gauge the utilization of 3D bio-printed tissue in a drug discovery setting, consistent with a document filed with the government agencies.

Further money terms don’t seem to be disclosed. Janssen can work with Organovo to develop printable tissue for drug analysis. 3D printer may produce living human tissues that additional closely reproduce in vivo human tissues. These tissue models can offer researchers a correct read of how medication can behave in human beings.

This agreement is outside of the Company’s added 3D liver tissue for toxicity testing. In January this year, Organovo additionally proclaimed they’re connection along with 2 institutes from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to assist scientists print additional reliable eye tissue for safer, more practical treatments to patients on a quicker timeline.

TYTAN 3D – Goliat Extruder

TYTAN 3D, a polish 3D printing start-up by Janusz Wojcik and Pawel Rokita, launched their web site and their initial product – Goliat Extruder, a full metal extruder for FDM 3D printers. The Goliat Extruder is about to launch on Indiegogo this week, trying to boost funding for the total production of Goliat Extruder.

The Goliat extruder is driven by NEMA seventeen stepper motor and it supports linear unit filaments. It’s totally assembled and features J-Head hot finish that is machined from a solid piece of metal, creating it extremely reliable. The extruder has additional area for mounting a forty x forty unit fan. The Goliat extruder is priced at 49 $, which`s a competitive value compared to typical extruders on the market.

Janusz Wojcik and Pawel Rokita are extraordinarily busy men. Besides working on their extruder, they additionally work on 2 3D printers: FDM Fiber 3D and Delta printer that prints in ceramics. They’re additionally accepted in Republic of Poland for organizing the most important 3D printing show in Poland – Day of 3D printing in Kielce in spring, which gathered over 2000 guests. The team believes that the printers are going to be prepared throughout the 3D Printing event in Kielce in the end July month and it’ll print ahead of the audience.

BODOCK – Mythical creature created with 3D printing

3D printer manufaucturer Stratasys has collaborated with the Stan Winston college of Character Arts, Legacy, Condé Nast recreation and WIRED to form a 14-foot tall big creature which is to be showcased at the Comic-Con International Conference-2014. The conference is to take place in July 24-27 in metropolis, California.

The giant creature called Bodock was designed by artists at the Stan Winston college. The creature was engineered over six weeks and 7,500 hours at the Legacy Effects facility – the studio that dropped a life into Iron Man, Avatar, Pacific Rim and RoboCop characters – worked closely with Stratasys to create dozens of 3D-printed components to form the character.

“Everything regarding the large creature project was formidable, as well as size, weight, delivery schedule and performance needs,” same Matt Winston, co-founder of the Stan Winston college. “Without the involvement of our partners at Stratasys, whose 3D printing technologies are, in our read, revolutionizing not solely the producing trade but also the show business further, none of it might have been attainable.”

He is absolutely practical, stands at 13’6″ tall, 9’9″ wide, 13’6″ deep, weighs 2K pounds. Over one third of the large creature was 3D printed, as well as the chest armor, shoulders, arms and fingers. A spread of Stratasys 3D Printers were utilized within the build method, as well as the Fortus 900mc that uses FDM 3D printing technology to create sturdy components as giant as thirty six x twenty four by thirty six inches.

The components were created with ABS-M30 thermoplastic material, that has glorious mechanical properties appropriate for practical prototypes, jigs and fixtures and production components. In addition to 3D printed components, the creature integrates a spread of video and detector technologies to supply attendees at the event, or fans on-line, a singular interactive experience with the character.

Bio-synthetic Liver transplants, coming soon with the advance of 3D printing.

Dr. Sangeeta Bhatia should really be proud of being a biomedical engineer. Dr. Bhatia is recognized as a pioneer in bioMEMS and directs the Laboratory for Multiscale Regenerative Technologies at MIT – the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Although her work explores a large variety of topics, she is most well-known for her development of bio-synthetic livers 3D printed and fabricated from human blood cells.

Scientists have long been experimenting with the 3D printing of organic cells; however Bhatia’s team has reached a step nearer to making an artificial liver. The small human livers created at Bhatia’s science laboratory contain some one thousand odd individual cells and look like contact lenses.

Dr. Bhatia commented on a radio show a week earlier, that her goal is to rescale the size of the micro-liver , and thus in some unspecified time in the future, it could be used just like a normal to human-to-human liver transplant, only this time it will be synthetic in origin.

Bhatia’s team has been experimenting with building layers with photosensitive materials but the biggest challenge is to rescale the size of the bio-synthetic liver, so as to print a liver that contains a billion or ten billion such bio-synthetic liver cells.

Expected Arrival?

This technology is still in the initial phase of trial and error rectification, commercial uses are not to be expected soon. Clinical trials have begun on live lab animals to determine the consequences of a bio-synthetic liver transplant.

Organovo, a San Diego based bio-medical research company, is also working on creating artificial human organs, they seem to have achieved quite a fortune and expect to launch the world’s first 3D printed human liver, by the end of 2014 or by early 2015.

US Army and NASA come together, to use 3D printing for missile development

The U.S. Army wants to expand the usability of 3D printing by partnering with NASA and the University of Alabama in Huntsville to harness this rising technology.

May 2014: Leaders from the U.S. Army “Aviation and Missile Research Development and Engineering Center “(AMRDEC) and NASA’s “Marshall Space Flight Center” (MSFC) formally established a 3D printing and Additive Manufacturing ” Integrated Product Team” (IPT) to interact in analysis and development of additive producing.

AMRDEC is presently reviewing uses of Additive Manufacturing, to attenuate value and optimized performance of missile structures, mistreatment topology improvement routines to reinforce style and analysis of additively designed structures, and characterizing materials and processes for specific missile applications.

“Teaming with NASA MSFC and different partners, AMRDEC can investigate procurements of 3D printing machines to support our analysis wants, build a cadre of engineers and scientists savvy on this technology, fabricate and optimize performance of quality parts for ground and flight usage,” said acting AMRDEC Director James Lackey.

Additive producing, or 3D printing, had a high level of interest for AMRDEC and NASA. The U.S. Army’s Rapid Equipping Force (REF) deployed several mobile laboratories in the combat areas of Afghanistan back in 2012/2013. The science lab’s , each costing around $2.8 million includes a 3D Printer and a CNC machine for manufacturing elements and parts from steel and aluminum. The science lab permits troopers at the combat area to style, modify and manufacture elements themselves. Researchers at Picatinny Arsenal in NJ, USA, a military analysis and producing facility, are utilizing additive producing and 3D printing to print electronic gadgets, weapon parts, and coach models.

Meanwhile, NASA is getting ready to launch the first 3D printer to an International space laboratory in 2014. If in, the “3D printing in Zero G Experiment” will the primary device to manufacture elements in space. Moreover, researchers at NASA and the University of Alabama are trying to 3D print cellular clusters of non-living structural biomaterials like bone minerals, solid body substances and wood.

SLM Solutions@NAMC: Beginning of next generation 3D printing

Doctors in Singapore shall soon be able to produce custom knee and bone implants, to suit individual patients, with the help of 3D printers. Nanyang Technological University (NTU) has undraped its new S$30 million 3D printing Centre on Monday. The new 3D printing Centre will feature the latest 3D printing machines, like laser-aided machines for building metal elements and objects for business, and bioprinters that are ready to print human tissues. At the launch, NTU conjointly signed a $5 million joint laboratory agreement with German 3D printer maker SLM Solutions, one of the world’s leading makers of 3D printers.

Named SLM Solutions@NAMC, the workplace aims to develop next-generation 3D printers which shall print abundantly larger dimensions than today’s 3D printers and also new kinds of materials. It’ll conjointly develop platforms that may print multiple materials in one single build.

“Our new additive manufacturing Centre not only aims to collaborate with industry to develop innovative, practical solutions but also brings together the best talents in the field.” said NTU President and Professor Bertil Andersson. NTU’s new additive producing Centre aims to put Singapore at the forefront of 3D printing technologies and is supported by the Singapore Economic Development Board.

In conjunction with NAMC’s official launch, NTU conjointly opened Singapore’s first International Conference on Progress in Additive producing, which is able to see almost 100 scientific papers from over twenty countries being shared and bestowed among lecturers and business players.

Scientists 3D printed Shark Skin Denticles to achieve faster swimming speeds

Scientists have used a 3D-printed model of shark skin to indicate however tooth-like scales facilitate the predators to cruise expeditiously. Engineers have tried to mimic the roughness of shark skin once planning swim suits and even sport cars. Viewed close, a shark’s skin bristles with small teeth or “denticles” that aid swimming, however those denticles haven’t been reproduced before, says a report within the Journal of Experimental Biology. Maybe counter-intuitively, making turbulence close to the sting of a moving object will scale back drag. During this approach, the denticles act just like the dimples on a golf equipment. Now, researchers have conjointly seen them alter specific currents that facilitate propel the shark through water.

George Lauder and his colleagues took a close scan of a little sq. inch of skin from a Mako – Shark, and designed a 3D model of one tooth simply .15mm long. The challenge was then to manufacture an artificial skin, with thousands of those denticles embedded during a sleek, versatile membrane. “It took us a couple of years,” said Professor Lauder, of Harvard.

3D printing builds up new objects layer-by-layer, following a computer-generated style. To print the shark skin, the scientists had to use 2 totally different materials for the exhausting, tooth-like structures and for the versatile base – very similar to the various colored inks needed to print an image.

The particular form of the denticles, conjointly posed difficulties: “Because they are overhung, the 3D printers ought to print a supporting material, that you then ought to take away,” Professor Lauder told the BBC. “It took a jiffy to figure out all the tricks.” Because the resolution of even the most recent 3D printers is proscribed, the factitious denticles area unit regarding ten times larger than the important ones seen on the skin of a Mako – Shark.

Nonetheless, once the team stuck the new covering onto a little, versatile paddle and studied it by rowing in a storage tank, they were ready to see the profit sharks collect from their uncommon scales. A paddle with the new, toothed skin delivered a lift of up to Six % in swimming speed, compared to a single coated normal material, due to the graceful membrane alone. The factitious denticles conjointly allowed the paddle to travel identical simulated distance whereas utilizing Five – Six % less energy.

You can read more about this innovative new approach and credits here.

Francis Bitonti – 3D Printed Bristle Dress

Francis Bitonti a fashion designer cum architect, from New York City has created a 3D printed bristle dress, to be released in, fall 2014.

Previously, Francis Bitonti ‘s work has been published internationally in many prestigious institutions including the Smithsonian Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum and most recently has garnered media coverage for the 3D printed gown created for fashion icon – “Dita von Teese”, which received numerous accolades and a great deal of public attention when it was debuted at Ace Hotel in New York City in 2013.

The Bristle Dress is his second work of couture developed in his New Skins computational design workshop and made on a MakerBot Replicator 2 Desktop 3D Printer. Like his previous effort, the Verlan Dress, the Bristle Dress uses MakerBot Flexible Filament and MakerBot Natural PLA Filament, only this time, Francis Bitonti lined the tessellated skirt with fake rabbit fur.

About the translucent top of the dress, Francis Bitonti commented, “I wanted to bleed the body into the atmosphere“.

Ica Paru, an accessories designer and model, is the first person to wear the Bristle Dress from Francis Bitonti Studio. Paru put it on a couple of weeks ago, at a photo shoot in Brooklyn. The dress is cloudlike, in two pieces, and as much an armature that poses the body as a garment to pose in.

The Friday evening photo session, which yielded the striking images above, was the first time designer Francis Bitonti saw anyone wearing the dress. “The computer is able to visualize everything accurately, I don’t really feel the need to do fittings.” he says. “I wasn’t surprised about how it fit; I wasn’t really surprised about anything.

Natural looking 3D printed skin to be introduced soon

Scientists in UK (London) are developing, what they call is an artificial 3D printed skin. These can be matched to a person, basis his/her age, gender and ethnicity. Continue reading “Natural looking 3D printed skin to be introduced soon”