It’s been a big week for 3D-printed weaponry. On Monday, a Wisconsin man announced that he had built a largely plastic gun for just $25. Now, a Tennessee man has designed and printed bullets using the same technology
As the world’s first 3D-printed handgun starts to be replicated , authorities are scrambling to react to a technological advancement that only a few weeks ago sounded more like science fiction than fact.. But according to a leaked bulletin by the Department of Homeland Security, any effort to stop the printing of these guns might be in vain.
A team of researchers at Princeton University have reportedly create a fully functioning cyborg ear, that can “hear” radio frequencies beyond the range of normal human capability. The bionic ear was created by merging human tissue with electronics using 3D printing tools including an off-the-shelf 3D printer
The recent development of 3D printed weapons has caused others to strive for more peaceful uses of the technology.Michigan Technological University, a.k.a, Michigan Tech, has launched a new competition: 3D Printers for Peace.
Every day, their baby stopped breathing, his collapsed bronchus blocking the crucial flow of air to his lungs. April and Bryan Gionfriddo watched helplessly, just praying that somehow the dire… Read more: Bioresorbable Splint Made Using 3D Printing Process Saves Baby’s Life
They say necessity is the mother of invention, and nowhere was it more necessary than in the case of Kaiba Gionfriddo’s life. The infant was born with a condition called tracheobronchomalacia that results in weakened support for the trachea, and his fate seemed all but decided until researchers at the University of Michigan proffered an unlikely solution: a 3D-printed tracheal splint. The splint was custom-made just for the child and designed to hold the trachea in place as the bronchus builds around it, giving it strength
Don’t let the excitement around 3D printed guns obscure the reality about 3D printing which can be a great force for good. Read more: Peter Cochrane’s Blog: Beyond 3D Printed Guns law of attraction money
NASA is reportedly giving a 3D printing company a six month, $125,000 grant to work on the project. Continued here: 3D Printed Food Development Funded By NASA | Video