Archive for 3D printing

You are browsing the archives of 3D printing.

Printing Habitats for a Moon Mining Base

A base on the Moon will serve primarily as a mining station that can supply construction efforts in nearby space with needed raw materials and even some finished goods. As usual, the most valuable and most needed are the volatile gases, specifically oxygen and hydrogen for breathing, drinking, and fuel. 3D-printing a lunar base – […]

Integrating Architecture With Construction

3D printing is being used for the construction of just about everything, from human organ tissues to buildings. Current building construction that uses 3D printing simply mimics older construction techniques using the new tools. We are just now beginning to create new techniques that were not possible or practical previously. The video below mentions the […]

3D Printing a House in 24 Hours

A mobile 3D printer has been used to fabricate the walls and partitions for a small (400 sq. ft.) house in 24 hours. Apis Cor: first residential house has been printed! – [youtube.com] Apis Cor company has successfully finished the residential house printing project, which was announced in December 2016.The developer of the unique equipment, […]

Spray Printing Single Crystal Electronics

Atoms like to combine in lattice-like arrays that we call crystals. Atoms and molecules often combine with each other based on how their outer electron shell is filled. When there is a good match and conditions permit, a crystal “seed” can form and then add outer layers to it, growing a crystal. Often, many crystals […]

Distributed Manufacturing AND Distribution

3D printing has tremendous potential to enable distributed manufacturing. This is where a wide variety of manufactured goods can be made by printing them. Printing as a manufacturing process has the ability to change our idea of manufacturing being limited to industrial factory environments, and distribute it to smaller locations that can engage more limited […]

3D Printing Bones With Electronics and Stem Cells Implanted

This amazing video shows 2 bones being 3D printed with a tendon connecting them, and imbedded with graphene, and conductive ink. A transistor is inserted and connected with the conductive ink. Two different types of stem cells are printed into the bone material and the tendon material. Aether 3D Bioprinter – Bioprinting Bone with Graphene […]

3D Printing Stem Cell Bio-Ink

3D printing accumulates finely articulated layers to create complex three dimensional objects by extruding the material through jets, like ink-jet printers. Stem cells have shown tremendous potential to regenerate and replace tissues in human bodies. Using a polymer extracted from seaweed, researchers have created a “bio-ink” that contains stem cells and can be used in […]

Malleable Morphing Materials

Claytronics is a conceptual cross-section between nanotechnology and programmable robotics. Add in 3D printing and we’re talking about using digital processing to create programmable materials that can change form. Create Anything You Want With Programmable Matter – [youtube.com] What if you could fax someone a real, three-dimensional object? The solution might come in the form […]

3D Printing Heart Tissue

3D printing tissue gel heart arteries in a soft gel substrate using a syringe as an extrusion nozzle shows the possibility to print living tissues in the same manner. Adam Feinberg Demonstrates 3-D Bioprinting Process – [youtube.com] Adam Feinberg, associate professor of biomedical engineering and materials science and engineering, describes and demonstrates his work in […]

The Future of Jobs is Half-full

It has become clear that automation is going to replace many old jobs. But the ramifications of that change is an old issue, going back at least to the Luddites, who destroyed machines that they thought were disrupting their working environment. As robots and automation replace old jobs, they create new technologies and new wealth […]