Fresh off the 3D printer: metal parts for Mercedes-Benz Trucks

Mercedes-Benz Trucks, a division of multinational automotive corporation Daimler (ETR: DAI), has announced the production of its first metal 3D printed spare parts. The components, made directly from a digital data inventory, were produced for classic truck and Unimog models, now 15 years of out p...

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Posted on Aug 3, 2017

Children benefit from exoskeleton made on Sinterit desktop SLS 3D printer

In partnership with 3D printer manufacturer Sinterit, designer Bartłomiej Gaczorek has designed a custom fitting exoskeleton for children with SMA (Spinal Muscular Atrophy). The genetic condition, which can severely impede the lives of young children, causes a loss of movement in limbs due to dysfu...

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Posted on Aug 1, 2017

QUT’s tunable 3D printer ink presents the future of pharmaceuticals

Researchers at Queensland University of Technology (QUT), Australia, argue that 3D bioprinters could lead “the next pharmaceutical revolution”. Eradicating the need for animal testing, and providing humans more reliable and effective drug treatments. The statement is supported by the tea...

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Posted on Aug 1, 2017

$100 3D printer SparkMaker SLA reaches Kickstarter goal in 20 minutes

After launching on Kickstarter 27 July 2017 the SparkMaker desktop SLA 3D printer exceeded its $ 20,000 goal. As of the time of writing this article, the project has a total of 749 backers, a pledge fund of $ 145,732, and still 44 days to go. So what’s with all the fuss? A sub $ […]...

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Posted on Jul 28, 2017

Disney makes nature’s machines using a 3D printer

Prototyped on a 3D printer, new toys from Disney Research demonstrate the use of a digital design tool to generate compliant mechanisms. The mechanisms take inspiration from natural tendon and cartilage structure. Considered to be “the nuts and bolts of organic machines” the joints can ...

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Posted on Jul 26, 2017

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