Tag: 3d printing

Mar 6, 2014

This Revolutionary Membrane Can Keep a Heart Beating Outside of the Body

This Revolutionary Membrane Can Keep a Heart Beating Outside of the Body

Photograph by University of Illinois and Washington University via St. Louis Public Radio You are looking at a thin, elastic membrane imprinted with an array of sensors and electrodes and designed to stretch over a heart. The cardiac device could one day help prevent heart attacks and replace the bulkier pacemakers and implantable defibrillators…

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Feb 24, 2014

This 3D Printed Clock Writes the Time with a Marker

This 3D Printed Clock Writes the Time with a Marker

Plotclock is a clock that uses a marker to write the time on a small whiteboard. When the time changes, the clock erases the previous time and writes the current one. The open-source design was made by joo, a user on Makerbot’s Thingiverse, the world’s largest online design community for discovering, making and sharing…

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Dec 10, 2013

These People May Have Lost a Limb, but Not Their Sense of Style

These People May Have Lost a Limb, but Not Their Sense of Style

Bespoke Innovations was founded in 2009 by Industrial Designer Scott Summit and Orthopedic Surgeon Kenneth Trauner. Their mission is to ‘bring more humanity to people who have congenital or traumatic limb loss’ [source]. Bespoke Innovations build and design fairings, specialized coverings that surround an existing prosthetic leg, accurately recreating the body form through a…

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Dec 9, 2013

Artist Designs 12 Special Shoes for 12 Former Lovers

Artist Designs 12 Special Shoes for 12 Former Lovers

In a series entitled 12 shoes for 12 lovers; Chilean born, London raised and New York-based artist and designer Sebastian Errazuriz created 3D printed shoes for an exhibit currently on display until January 6th, 2014 at the Melissa pop-up shop in Miami. Each shoe design is accompanied by an anecdote about the relationship that…

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Aug 20, 2013

When 3D Printing Goes Wrong

When 3D Printing Goes Wrong

Inspired by a 2011 blog post from RichRap, The Art of 3D Print Failure is a Flickr group where 3D printing enthusiasts share the results of projects gone awry. With over 160 photos, the fascinating pictures not only help creators learn from their mistakes, but they let the rest of us observe the trial…

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Jul 24, 2013

Nature’s 3D Printers: Using Honeybees to Create Art

Nature’s 3D Printers: Using Honeybees to Create Art

The importance of bees cannot be understated. In the US alone, the Department of Agriculture estimated that bees pollinate about 80% of flowering crops, constituting about 1/3 of everything Americans eat. Their ability to pollinate has a tremendous environmental and economic impact on the entire globe. And now their influence is spreading to the…

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Jul 19, 2013

You Can Now Print 3D Mini Replicas of Yourself

You Can Now Print 3D Mini Replicas of Yourself

Photograph by TWINKIND Based in Hamburg, Germany, Twinkind is a technology company that offers miniature 3D printed versions of yourself. Using a custom-engineered photogrammetry 3D scanner, a replica of yourself is made from a high performance composite powder. You can even choose the size of your ‘mini-me’ in seven different scales from around 15cm…

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Jul 7, 2013

Could This Be the 3D-Printed Cast of the Future?

Could This Be the 3D-Printed Cast of the Future?

Design by Jake Evill Jake Evill wants to use 3D printing to revolutionize the way we treat fractured bones. Instead of the typical bulky, itchy and smelly plaster or fiberglass casts we use today; Evill is proposing a custom, 3D-printed, lightweight, ventilated, thin, recyclable and washable design. Jake is a recent graduate from the…

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May 27, 2013

3D Faces Printed from DNA in Discarded Objects

3D Faces Printed from DNA in Discarded Objects

Photograph by Dan Phiffer Heather Dewey-Hagborg is an information artist who is interested in exploring art as research and public inquiry. Traversing media ranging from algorithms to DNA, her work seeks to question fundamental assumptions underpinning perceptions of human nature, technology and the environment. In her fascinating series entitled Stranger Visions, Heather collects DNA…

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Feb 20, 2013

World’s First Real-Time 3D Printing Pen

World’s First Real-Time 3D Printing Pen

3Doodler is a $75 3D Printing Pen, hailed as the world’s first by co-founders Peter Dilworth and Max Bogue. The two launched a Kickstarter fundraising campaign yesterday (Feb. 19, 2013) and in less than 24-hours the campaign has gone viral with 5,800 backers pledging over $518,000; well ahead of their initial $30,000 goal. Oh…

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