Jordan Reeves was offered a chance to create her own prosthetic arm through KIDmob's and 3D software company Autodesk's Superhero Cyborgs program in San Francisco, and she designed something that just might make the other kids so jealous they'll be disappointed with their own two standard-issue arms.
We've seen any number of 3D printed body parts for both animals and humans, but a team from St Vincent's Hospital, Melbourne, is taking us into the future with the Biopen, which can customize 3D printed cartilage as it's needed.
Prosthesis devices have been around for decades, and the technology improves each year to the point where they are lifelike and can function almost as well as a natural limb. But what about those who still have all their parts, but need help using them?
Stumbled on this 3D video compiled for what looks like a number of different ocean aquariums. The quality is excellent, but make sue you select 1080p for resolution if your player doesn't default to that. Oh - and you need your red/blue glasses.
If you have or know a kid, you know they spend a lot of time drawing. And some of what they draw is a truly unique window into their brains, isn't it? Mattel's ThingMaker 3D Printer promises to turn your child's drawings into actual toys they can play with!
It seems the world is obsessed with the selfie. It was even named the word of the year in 2013! Now you can have a 3D printed model of your head added to one of three body types, in case you'd like to memorialize yourself in a more permanent manner than just a digital file.
Create the highest quality 3D text and graphics, such as headings, logos, titles. Now nodes can rotate by degree, you can move nodes into a group from the hierarchy list, and there is support for the Dutch language.
Hardware.info takes an extensive look at 6 models of 3D Printers based on performance and price. With 3D printing becoming more mainstream, they wanted to show what may fit your needs and budget.
Quote:"FDB 3D printers are actually quite simple machines. A roll of plastic thread, usually PLA or ABS plastic, is heated up to around 200 degrees Celsius, This causes the plastic to melt, and then the nozzle on the printer moves back and forth above a flat surface, and the melted plastic is ejected. It cools down and solidifies, and by adding more layers of plastic, the printer slowly builds up a 3 dimensional object.[/nq]
The printers they look at are: Inno3D M1, Makerbot Replicator 5th Gen, Ultimaker 2, XYZPrinting da Vinci 1.0 AiO, XYZPrinting da Vinci Junior 1.0 and Zortrax M200
Throughout the course of your life, you're going to end up getting any number of injections, and no matter how stoic you are they always hurt at least a little. Comfortably Numb is a new 3D printed gadget that aims to change that.
New makeup formulas require testing to ensure they won't cause rashes or worse, but testing on animals is not a good option for a wide variety of reasons. L'Oreal is now using 3D printing technology to have their makeup and test it, too.
3D printing is increasingly popular for many items, but what they all have in common is being made of non-biological materials. The folks at BioBots are looking to change that, and have begun experimental printing of living human tissue. Science is equal parts fascinating and frightening sometimes, isn't it?