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An Iowa businessman says 3D-printed human organs can help doctors practice surgeries before actually opening up a real body.
3D printing is doing some amazing things in the world of prosthetics. A little boy born without a hand was recently given one through an open-source 3D printer project , and now a duck born with a foot deformity is back on his feet. Buttercup the duck, who has more than 10,000 likes on Facebook , is the first duck to get a new foot thanks to 3D printing.
Google Glass is a set of glasses that include processing, networking and sensory elements. It’s an experimental platform upon which developers many now invent new kinds of applications. One such experiment is Todd Blatt’s 3D scanning project.
As quickly as 3D printers have taken off, they haven’t had true OS-level support.
The company Create It Real has created software that enables a printer to disallow printing guns. According to their press release they say: 3D printing has recently hit the news as a young American was able to create a working firearm by using a 3D printer to build the lower receiver, the only part of a gun which cannot easily be purchased. Only a few months later, 3D models of an entirely printable gun appeared on the Internet.