You’re a high school science teacher and your class is learning about dinosaurs.
It seems there’s little that you can’t create with 3D printing; we’ve recently seen lingerie , guns , rocket engines , musical instruments and even rooms .
Researchers at CSIRO, the Australian science agency, have created hot-pink horseshoes that are custom made for each of a horse’s four hooves using lightweight titanium and 3D printing technology.
Good news for our friends across the pond: the Science Museum Shop in London is now selling the MakerBot ® Replicator ® 2 Desktop 3D Printer and the MakerBot ® Digitizer ™ Desktop 3D Scanner . Located at Exhibition road, South Kensington, London, the Science Museum Shop is one of a select few retail locations in the UK where you can walk in and take home a MakerBot Replicator 2 the same day. Offering MakerBot Desktop 3D Printers at their shop isn’t the only way that Science Museum London is embracing 3D printing.
Access to rare fossils is limited, potentially putting a go-slow on their study, while sharing them around increases the risk of damaging them. Researchers at Berlin’s Charité Campus Mitte have combined data from computed tomography (CT) scans with 3D printing technology to make it possible to print any number of accurate 3D reproductions of fossilized bones, without any adverse effect on the originals.
Using a 3D printer, people can already determine the length, width and depth of an object that they create. Thanks to research being conducted at the University of Colorado, Boulder, however, a fourth dimension can now be included – time. And no, we’re not talking about how long it takes to 3D-print an item.
If you’re in Paris this weekend and you’re looking for an opportunity to see Sculpteo’s team , then the French national event, La Fête de la Science at La Cité des Sciences will be a good match. La Fête de la Science is a nationwide event to promote science, knowledge and science in France.
Although 3D printing technology has progressed in leaps and bounds in recent years, most printers are still only capable of printing a solid object out of a single material. That’s fine if you want to produce a plastic object with the same density throughout, but what if you want to use multiple materials in the one object or alter its internal architecture to vary its density and therefore its flexibility? A team at MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab (CSAIL) has developed a new software pipeline that makes both these things possible…
Coming fresh on the heels of the news that scientists are successfully 3D printing live, working, mini human kidneys, a new report in Nature is giving another burst of hope to the future of organ transplants. For the very first time, a research team has been able to grow human heart tissue that beats totally autonomously in its petri dish home.