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Child With Rare Disorder Receives ‘Bionic’ Hand Made By 3D-Printer

Posted on December 10th, 2015.

A prosthetic hand made with 3D-printing technology has provided a functional right hand for a 6-year-old boy born with a rare disorder, according to Reuters. The boy, Lucas Abraham, showed his new “bionic” hand made for him by bioengineering students at the University of Louisville in Louisville, Ky. The child noted that it’s the best...

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New Balance Used 3D-Printing Tech for Its New Shoes

Posted on November 20th, 2015.

New Balance, one of the last companies still manufacturing its shoes in the United States, has announced that after years of research, they will soon be releasing a pair of shoes with 3D soles. According to the Boston Globe, the company will be selling the shoes in Boston beginning next year.   The company has been investigating the...

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Drone News

Video: World’s First 3D Printed Jet-Powered UAV Takes Flight

Posted on November 9th, 2015.

Virginia-based Aurora Flight Services, a company specializing in advanced unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) in partnership with 3D printing solutions company StrataSys, has developed the world’s first jet-powered, 3D printed aircraft. With speeds topping 150 mph, this is no ordinary aircraft. The 33-pound lightweight craft also has a...

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Can a 3D-printed Car Beat a Porsche? Meet Blade

Posted on June 30th, 2015.

The Porsche 918 Spyder is the fastest accelerating car in the world, getting from 0 to 60 in about 2.2 seconds. However, Divergent Microfactories that has produced a 3D-printed car called the Blade says their car goes about .2 seconds faster than that, nonchalantly claiming to be faster than the fastest car in the world.

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Voxel8 – A 3D Printer For Embedded Electronics

Posted on January 14th, 2015.

A 3D printer called Voxel8, demonstrated at CES 2015, printed the plastic body and metal circuitry of a quadcopter drone, all at once, with the wires actually printed inside the plastic, Fast Company reports in an article titled “The 9 Best Ideas From CES 2015.” The Voxel8 quadcopter reliably powers four motors from 3D...

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Doctors Have Successfully 3D Printed A Knee Meniscus

Posted on December 30th, 2014.

Recently, doctors at Columbia University Medical Center have been able to merge 3D printing and the power of MRIs to create a scaffold of a knee meniscus. They can make a replica of the meniscus from 3D MRI images and print a new one.  This breakthrough, already tested successfully in sheep, could revolutionize the way joints...

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Biotech

Disruptions Changing Healthcare (And Life) As We Know It

Posted on December 26th, 2014.

In five years, the world is moving toward an average of 10 devices per household. By 2020, predictions account for 20 billion devices globally. Connectivity is becoming a way of life. The mobile healthcare market, for example, is expected to grow to $60 billion in 2015. Concepts such as “Continuous Healthcare” would use...

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Biotech

BioP3 Technology Makes 3D Tissues, Someday Whole Organs

Posted on December 23rd, 2014.

A new device for building large tissues from living components of three-dimensional microtissues borrows on ideas from electronics manufacturing. The Bio-Pick, Place, and Perfuse (BioP3) is a step toward someday making whole organs. A new grant from the National Science Foundation will allow for major improvements including automation....

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Business

3D Printing Will Be A Huge Market By 2018, Says Gartner

Posted on December 22nd, 2014.

3D printing provides manufacturers with the ability to compete by creating, and the opportunity to turn product development into a core strength. According to the prestigious technology consulting firm Gartner, the 3D printing market will grow to $13.4B by 2018, Forbes reports. Gartner is forecasting a compound annual growth rate (CAGR)...

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Believe It or Not, NASA Emailed a Wrench into Space

Posted on December 20th, 2014.

NASA proved the rule that with the advancement of technology, things become more efficient and headlines get a little weirder each and every day. Barry Wilmore, commander at the International Space Station, needed a wrench, and he needed it quicker than Amazon could deliver it. In response, NASA decided to forego Amazon’s new one-hour...