Reality: 3D Printing 150 Prosthetic Eyes in Just One Hour

Today, creating a prosthetic eye is a time-consuming activity. Only one eye at a time can be made and it often takes weeks before patients can receive them. With the possibilities of 3D printing, this will all be over. All eyes are at Frip Design Research from London and Manchester Metropolitan University, because they claim to be able to create as many as 150 prosthetic eyes in one hour.Their prosthetic eyes appear to be barely distinguishable from real eyes.

Turning Escher Drawings into Real 3D Models

This video has now gone viral with over 200,000 hits on YouTube since it’s release this August. And I can see why! The researchers at the Technion – Israel’s famous Institute of Technology, have used their own Objet 3D printer to re-create the impossible Escher Drawings as real, tangible 3D models.

3D designs to blow your mind on a Friday

Happy Friday everyone! We’ve seen some amazing designs again, so let’s check out the latest shop items. If you’re still looking for a present, don’t forget to check out our Holiday Gift Guide.Scott Camazine has always been fascinated by the beauty of nature: “Now with 3D printing technology I began to transform nature in beautiful sculptures. I developed a method to turn CT scans into 3D models for printing.”A little while ago he launched his Kickstarter campagne to show and share his work to people throughout the world.

Education needs 3d printers in the classroom

Just how beneficial is 3d printing and 3d scanning in our education and how does it improve on the standards already in place? This technology has grown in popularity and is now all that anyone is talking about. The buzz concerning 3d scanning and printing is quite extraordinary.

Resurrecting dinosaurs with medical scanners and 3D printers

Accurate copies of fossilised bones can now be made from the combined use of computed tomography (CT) scans and 3D printers, according to a paper published today in the journal Radiology.

3d scanning taking over retail

For those who don't know about the technology of 3d printing, it has been around for a while. Earlier models of 3d scanners and printers were far too costly and would have been expensive for anyone other than engineers, scientists, and major manufacturing firms, which could afford to have this technology in-house.Today services are far less costly with the average printer and scanner sitting in a more reasonable price range for smaller business entities. In fact, it is easy to pick up a 3d scanner or printer for around the same price as a top of the range flat screen 3D TV.

Artec 3D Scanners Used for Big Bang Theory Cast and the Royal Family

MakerBot launched its MakerBot Digitizer desktop 3D scanner earlier this year, selling for $1,400. Radiant Fabrication has an all-in-one 3D scanner and 3D printer. Fuel3D raised $300,000 on Kickstarter for its hand-held 3D scanner. And just this past week, 3D Systems launched a $399 hand-held 3D scanner called ...

This Man Thinks He Can 3-D Print An Entire House

While enthusiasts believe that there will eventually be a 3-D printer in every home, University of Southern California professor Berokh Khoshnevis has spent the last decade working on a far bigger vision: a gigantic 3-D printer that can print an entire home--concrete, electrical wiring, plumbing, and all.The idea ...

Meet the Mini Metal Maker: A basic, sub-$1,000 3D printer that prints metal

3D printers can make fantastic shapes, whether someone wants to create an interlocking shape with no seams or even a bacon-textured mobius strip.As a result, jewelry makers have found it to be a valuable way to manufacture goods. But unless they go through a service like Shapeways, any ...

Texas company prints breast tissue with 3D printer | wtsp.com

Austin, Texas (KEYE) -- Valerie Schwarzwaelder will never forget that day when her battle with cancer would take an intimate piece of her.\\'I just remember sitting in my bed with my cap on at that moment saying I don\\'t want to do this because I was scared,\\' she ...

3D-printed undergarments are sprayed on, made in three seconds

Rejoice, laundry hating humans: the days of washing your underwear may soon be over. Thanks to the power and versatility of 3D textile printing, the Tamicare company has created a biodegradable and completely customizable fabric that comes in any desired shape, with no fabric waste.By using a spray ...

From 3D Printing to 3D Painting: GE Experimenting with ‘Cold Spray’ Technology

A potential “fountain of youth” for metal, GE researchers have announced the use of a process called “cold spray,” in which metal powders are sprayed at high velocities to build a part or add material to repair an existing part. Cold spray is part of GE’s expanded additive ...

Inside the Incredible World of 3-D Printing

Despite its tremendous advances, 3-D printing has yet to make its way into the average person’s everyday life. “It’s too early to understand how we’re going to engage with this on a daily level,” says curator Alex Newson of London’s Design Museum, whose current exhibition, “The Future Is ...

3D-Printed Chains Of Ice And The Robot-Assisted Igloos Of The Future

While we’re on the subject of ice and architecture, it’s worth taking a quick look back at the incredible body of architectural research produced at McGill University exploring how designers and engineers can build full-scale, elaborate structures using nothing but frozen water. They call this “computer assisted ice ...

Dudley the duck is getting a 3D printed foot | ...

As of today, Terence and the team at Proto3000 (who graciously offered to print the prosthetic foot free of charge) are in phase 1 of the print where they will test the design, sizing and functionality of the piece before fitting it to Dudley’s leg. If this works,

Professors save life using object from 3D printer

Two University professors are honored in this month’s issue of Popular Mechanics magazine as one of the 10 most world-changing groups of innovators in 2013.The honor follows the professors’ unprecedented treatment of a rare type of tracheal collapse: using a 3D printer to produce a customized, tailored splint ...

Film Dipping: The New Age 3D Printing Technique...

Water transfer printing or as it is most popularly known as Camo dipping is the new age form of plastic printing. It is fun to do and lasts much...Medical technology has come a long way within the last decade, and every new advancement provides mankind with the

Ho ho ho….Christmas Ornaments and Gifts Challenge

The days are getting shorter and colder (at least at HQ), so it’s time to start thinking about Christmas with our Christmas Challenge!We loved the results and the entries of our Christmas Ornaments Challenge last year, so we’re organizing it again! Think reindeers, christmas trees, christmas balls or ...

3D-printed gun seized in Manchester is actually spare printer parts

Greater Manchester Police claim that their raid on a gang hideout early this morning led to the seizure of the first 3D-printed gun in the UK. Except, they probably haven’t.For those who aren’t familiar with this, it’s now possible to 3D-print a working gun. Cody Wilson founded Defense ...

3D Printing Your House - Really!

There\\'s an Instructable from AMMONITEa that describes how you can actually 3D print your home. There\\'s just one catch: it\\'s only a miniature model. But it could be your home. The model includes a fantastic amount of detail as you can see in this closeup view. There are ...