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Repair your 3D printed shoes

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At the Wearable Futures conference, London designer and researcher Shamees Adendebuted a running shoe concept that will put your worn out kicks to shame. The shoes, which he’s developing with University of Southern Denmark professor Martin Hanczyc, are 3D printed from a synthetic biological material that can repair itself overnight. The running shoes are the product of Aden‘s study of…

3D printed duck foot lends hope to hobbled fowl | Wyly Wade

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Buttercup was born with a backward foot, and physical therapy only got the wayward webbing to turn back around half way. Plucky as can be, Buttercup soldiered on, hobbling along as best as could be expected. Then came along 3D printed medicine, something which sparked a bit of inspiration in the mind of Buttercup’s “dad,” Mike…

Imprison Bacteria in 3-D Printed Tiny Cages

 Bacteria in the human body thrive in 3D structured communities, so studying pathogens in this type of environment could better show how they interact. Now, scientists are doing just that – with microscopic 3D printed cages. Scientists from the University of Texas at Austin have used a new 3D printing technology, which allowed them to construct homes for…

3D printing the “umbilical cord” for disaster relief

3D printing might not be in the mainstream limelight quite yet, but it’s clear that it has a definite future. To date, we’ve seen people design complex objects such as a music record and an exoskeleton, and simple things like a cup, a gear, or practice abstract art. Even in poor countries, provided with important…

3D printing regardless of scale — New from MIT Alums

Rising designers and MIT alums Marcelo Coelho and Skyler Tibbits introduce hyper form, a way to print objects regardless of scale. 3-D printing has become the rallying cause for a rising generation of designers, engineers, and architects. There seems to be few limits to what the technology can do or what range of products it can spawn,…

3D printing scales up and integrating

The Economist has a good article on the current state of 3D printing at 3D printing scales up. Having been privileged to have watched several technologies evolve from early stage clunkiness to significant economic and cultural impact this seems like something to watch. It’s still very early days for 3D printing. Looking at 3D printing in…

3D printed architecture is here. 260 million surfaces in 1 month

3.2 meters tall 6.8 meters long by 3.2 meters wide room printed completely by a 3D printer. It has 260 million surfaces. Weights in at 11 tons of sandstone but amazingly it only took 1 month to print and a single day to assemble. Hansmeyer and Dillenburger, both computational architects at the Swiss Federal Institute…

2014 3D printing patents expire; Boom for new devices

The key patents covering a 3D printing technique called “laser sintering” are set to expire in the next year or two — there are a bunch of them, so they’ll trickle out — and this will radically reduce the price of printing and printers. Laser sintering involves melting a fine powder (usually plastic) in order…

3D scan with a Kinect for 3D printing

Volumental on target to make 3D scanning mainstream. Scanning and 3D printing an object could become much simpler if 3D printing company Volumental is successful in crowdfunding the development of a web app which would allow users to scan and print 3D objects using nothing more than a Microsoft XBox Kinect sensor and a web browser.…

3D printing: House printing competition

Arcology Now! Inc. is opening it’s revolutionary structure printing technology to the public, and hosting adesign competition so that anyone can experience and contribute to the future of building. The company is looking for submissions in the form of 3D models that will be compiled into structures.  The winning model will be built full scale in the front…

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