3D PRINTING

  • New 4D printing can create shape-changing objects based on environment 17 hours 9 minutes ago

    Melbourne: Ever heard of a 4D printed automatic valve that can change shape according to surrounding needs? Well, scientists have already developed one. As 3D printing gets increasingly popular, scientists have moved on to 4D printing that takes 3D printing to an entirely new level! Researchers have started to develop 3D printed...
  • Soon, you will be able to produce high-resolution 3D objects by just taking a snapshot from your smartphone April 5, 2015

    Washington: Imagine pulling smartphone out of your pocket, taking a snapshot of an object with its integrated 3D imager, sending it to the 3D printer and within minutes you have reproduced an accurate replica of the original object. This feat may soon be possible because of a new tiny high-resolution 3D...
  • Israel's TowerJazz to produce sensors for Intel's 3D cameras March 4, 2015

    Tel Aviv: TowerJazz has won a contract from Intel Corp to produce infrared sensors for Intel's 3D cameras, the Israeli chip manufacturer said on Tuesday. Terms of the deal were not disclosed, but a market source who asked not to be named estimates that the agreement could be worth hundreds of...
  • The world's first 3D-printed jet engine unveiled February 26, 2015

    Sydney: Australian researchers unveiled the world's first 3D-printed jet engine on Thursday, a manufacturing breakthrough that could lead to cheaper, lighter and more fuel-efficient jets. Engineers at Monash University and its commercial arm are making top-secret prototypes for Boeing Co, Airbus Group NV, Raytheon Co and Safran SA in a development...
  • How about a 3D-printed pancake for breakfast? February 23, 2015

    London: Are we one step closer to the dream of 3D-printed selfie eatables? That is what Britain-based research, design and development house Kinneir Dufort's recent experiment with pancakes suggests. The company has detailed a process that used digital imaging, face tracking and recognition software, a 3D printer filled with pancake batter...
  • You can now get a 3D-printed selfie statue for Rs 6,000 February 17, 2015

    Berlin: Want to up your selfie game? You can now get a 3D printed replica of yourself! A German company is allowing people to get a 3D selfie - a detailed, four-inch figurine of their body - for a sum of $95. Making one of these figurines requires a massive pile of...
  • It takes about 44 hours to make this 3D-printed electric car; coming later this year January 13, 2015

    Detroit: A 3D-printed car could be in your driveway sooner than you think. Phoenix-based Local Motors plans to sell a 3D-printed car called the Strati later this year. It's a two-seat neighbourhood car that can go up to 25 miles per hour. Local Motors prints the car's frame and panels out of...
  • 3D-printed model to help treat complex heart disorders November 20, 2014

    Washington: A 3-dimensional printed model of the heart, combined with standard medical images, may help surgeons treat patients born with complicated heart disorders, scientists say. Most heart surgeons use 2D images taken by X-ray, ultrasound and MRI for surgical planning. However, these images may not reveal complex structural complications in...
  • Startup produces custom urns for deceased courtesy of company's 3-D printer October 26, 2014

    Eden Prairie, Minn.: A Minnesota startup is using a 3-D printer to create custom urns shaped like objects that were important to the person whose remains they hold. The Eden Prairie-based Foreverence offers urns that are made with a ceramic material that looks different than the plastic material typically produced by...
  • Desire a little action figure of yourself? Get a 3D-printed statue selfie October 10, 2014

    New York: Walk into Eddie DaRoza's office and you'll find two of him there: the actual 32-year-old video producer, and a 5-inch statuette of him. "There are a lot of double takes. It's like a little action figure of myself," the Los Angeles native said. He had the statue made on a...
  • Students make a $350 prosthetic arm for a 6yearold boy using 3D printing after doctors said surgery could cost up to $40,000! July 29, 2014

    Orlando: A Florida boy born without most of his right arm took home a new forearm and functioning hand on Friday made by a team of scientists using a 3D printer a method they hope will transform the way prosthetics are made, particularly for children. The prosthetic made for...
  • Amazon launches an online store for 3D printed goods; lets consumers customise items July 29, 2014

    San Francisco: Amazon announced Monday the launch of an online store for 3D printed items to allow consumers to customise and personalize items like earrings, pendants, dolls and other objects. The store offers more than 200 items including nylon wallets, wax seals, cookie cutters and bobbleheads. "The introduction of our 3D printed...
  • Scientists can now 3D print human blood vessels July 6, 2014

    Washington: Scientists have figured out how to create blood vessels in 3D printed organs, a breakthrough that may eventually lead to artificial organs. Scientists have been steadily advancing towards the goal of building labgrown organs out of a patient's own cells, but a few major challenges remain. One of them is making...
  • Wondering what all you could use 3D printing for? Watch how someone just created a 'Wall of Penises' using this technology! June 12, 2014

    We have recently been exposed to a whole new world of technology called 3D printing. You may have come up with some bizarre ideas about how you could use 3D printing, but this student from NYU's Tisch School of the Arts just beat all your crazy ideas. Peiqi Su, a...
  • 3Dprinted blood vessels coming soon June 2, 2014

    New York: One of the major challenges in building labgrown organs out of a patient's own cells has been making blood vessels that deliver essential nutrients and dispose of hazardous waste from the system to keep our organs working properly. This obstacle may soon wither away as researchers have made significant...
  • Intel making 3Dprinted robots; to hit the market later this year May 29, 2014

    Rancho Palos Verde: Intel Corp introduced a walking, talking robot on Wednesday made from 3Dprinted parts that will be available to consumers later this year, if they are willing to assemble it with a kit that costs around $1,600. The company's Chief Executive Brian Krzanich was accompanied by "Jimmy" on stage...
  • This is the future: 3D printing an ecofriendly house that could be built in a few hours and cost less than Rs 3 lakh April 26, 2014

    Beijing: In what could make the dream of owning a house a reality for a large section of people in developing countries, a Chinese company has devised a method of 3D printing a house. If the Shanghaibased WinSun has its way, the ecofriendly house that could be built in a matter...
  • Doctors use 3D printing to reshape accident victim's face March 17, 2014

    London: In a path-breaking surgery, a team of doctors have reshaped an accident victim's face using 3D technology to print custom implants for him in Wales. The surgery was performed on Stephen Power at Morriston Hospital in Swansea. Power met with an accident in 2012 and the emergency surgery that followed could...
  • Watch: Models walk the ramp in 3D printed clothes February 24, 2014

    It could actually be a revolutionary turning point the way clothes are not only envisioned but also worn and made. The clothes were not sewn but were 3D-printed. 3D printing is a technology that lets one digitally scan a design and then print a physical object, layer by layer. The...
  • Deltaprintr: College student builds lowcost 3D printer December 26, 2013

    Washington: A college student in the US has developed a simple, affordable 3D printer which costs only a third of the price of a conventional 3D printer. Shai Schechter, from Purchase College, State University of New York, developed the lowcost device called Deltaprintr. "We have a laser and powderbased 3D printer...
  • This $299 3Dprinted toothbrush will clean your teeth in 6 seconds October 3, 2013

    New Delhi: Dentists advise us to brush our teeth for at least 2 minutes, twice a day, but a new 3Dprinted Blizzident tailored toothbrush claims to clean your teeth in 6 seconds. You can even floss and clean your tongue at the same time. To save 108 seconds daily (more if...
  • A 3D printer that can create organs at the touch of a button September 7, 2013

    London: Scientists have created a 3D printing device that could soon be used to make tailor-made transplant organs at the click of a button. The breakthrough by British experts involves a special print head nozzle that can dispense a wide range of different materials highly accurately. The nozzle, called the Vista 3D,...
  • US orders removal of controversial online 3Dgun designs May 10, 2013

    Washington: The US has ordered the removal of controversial online files which allowed users to 3Dprint their own unregistered plastic handgun at home. The order from the State Department to Defense Distributed to remove the blueprints for the plastic gun comes after they were downloaded more than 100,000 times. The department sent...
  • US: World's first 3Dprinted gun fires real bullets May 7, 2013

    New York: A nonprofit group from Texas claims to have successfully fired a plastic gun that was made using a 3D printer. The group posted a video on YouTube over the weekend that purportedly shows the company's founder, Cody Wilson, firing the plastic gun. The video shows the gun's various parts...
  • 3Doodler: World's first 3D printing pen that can draw in the air February 20, 2013

    New Delhi: Have you ever wished to create 3D objects just by waving your finger in the air? Here is a new device for you that can help you do that. 3Doodler is claimed to be the world's first and only 3D Printing Pen. Using ABS plastic (the material used...
  • Possible to download, print and then fire a gun December 21, 2012

    San Francisco: Downloading a gun's design plans to your computer, building it on a threedimensional printer and firing it minutes later. No background checks, no questions asked. Sound farfetched? It's not. And that is disquieting for gun control advocates. US Representative Steven Israel, said the prospect of such guns becoming reality is...