Swedish scientists successfully implant 3D printed human cartilage cells in baby mice
 In what could potentially serve as a important moment in the quest to 3D print body parts, a team of scientists from Sweden’s Sahlgrenska Academy and Chalmers University of Technology have managed to successfully implant human cartilage cells in six-week-old baby mice. The researchers created a gel composed of human cartilage cells, printed it through a Cellink 3D bioprinter and… Read More ...
Scientists figure out a way to 3D print materials like graphene using bacteria
Scientists at Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands have developed a new process that enables them to 3D print a range of materials -- such as a form of graphene -- using bacteria. The post Scientists figure out a way to 3D print materials like graphene using bacteria appeared first on Digital Trends.
Formlabs retires the Form 1+ printer
 Formlabs’ Form 1 Kickstarter project was the first stereo lithography printer that ended up on peoples’ radars. Its successor, the Form 1+, looked identical but had upgraded internals for increased speed and reliability. Following Formlabs’ $35 million raise last year, the company has focused its attention on its more professional-grade Form 2 printer instead. Read More ...
Environment-friendly startup is turning old fishing nets into 3D-printer fibers
Whether you’re looking to save the planet or just need new 3D-printing materials, you'll find something to like about this U.K. startup, which is turning old fishing nets into 3D-printer filaments. The post Environment-friendly startup is turning old fishing nets into 3D-printer fibers appeared first on Digital Trends.
MIT demonstrates 3D printing with cellulose, as an alternative to petroleum based plastics
Plants could be a renewable and biodegradable alternative to the polymers currently used in 3-D printing materials, researchers have found. A new paper, published in the journal Advanced Materials Technologies, found that cellulose might become an abundant material to print with. “Cellulose is the most important component in giving wood its mechanical properties. And because it is so inexpensive, it is biorenewable, biodegradable and also very chemically versatile, it is used in a lot of p...
Ford race cars could soon sport more 3D-printed parts
Ford is scaling up its 3D-printing experiments. The automaker is testing a Stsratasys Infinite Build 3D printer that can make larger parts. It hopes to use 3D printing for prototype and low-volume production parts. The post Ford race cars could soon sport more 3D-printed parts appeared first on Digital Trends.
Crunch Report | Judge Rules CRISPR-Cas9 Belongs to Broad Institute
Verizon is reportedly getting a $250 million discount on its Yahoo deal, judge rules CRISPR-Cas9 belongs to the Broad Institute and not UC Berkeley, Pixar teaches the art of storytelling on Khan Academy and MakerBot cuts 30% of its workforce. All this on Crunch Report. Read More ...
Stratasys Ltd announces new 3D printing solutions at the Solidworks World 2017 conference
In a bid to empower all users — regardless of 3D printing experience — build durable and accurate prototypes, global 3D printing and additive manufacturing solutions company Stratasys Ltd on Monday unveiled its new FDM (Fused Deposition Modeling)-based F123 Series. The series with three models — F170, F270 and F370 — is designed to make professional rapid prototyping more productive for design workgroups, the company announced on the first day of the annual SOLIDWORKS Wor...
Stratasys Ltd announces new 3D printing solutions at the Solidworks World 2017 conference
In a bid to empower all users — regardless of 3D printing experience — build durable and accurate prototypes, global 3D printing and additive manufacturing solutions company Stratasys Ltd on Monday unveiled its new FDM (Fused Deposition Modeling)-based F123 Series. The series with three models — F170, F270 and F370 — is designed to make professional rapid prototyping more productive for design workgroups, the company announced on the first day of the annual SOLIDWORKS Wor...
Cotton candy and jello could be secret ingredient for growing new organs
Researchers from Vanderbilt University are using cotton candy spinners and jello to grow artificial blood vessels 10 times thinner than a human hair. Just check the ingredients next time you're at the fair! The post Cotton candy and jello could be secret ingredient for growing new organs appeared first on Digital Trends.
Applied (rocket) science: University 3D prints its own ready-to-fly machine
Students at Inholland University of Applied Science in the Netherlands are 3D printing and launching their own rocket. And you can too, thanks to these free downloadable instructions. The post Applied (rocket) science: University 3D prints its own ready-to-fly machine appeared first on Digital Trends.
3D-printed camera rig helps terminally ill photographer to take pictures
A motorized, 3D-printed camera rig allows a terminally-ill, 23-year-old photographer to control the zoom and focus of his DSLR camera to continue taking pictures. Here's how it works. The post 3D-printed camera rig helps terminally ill photographer to take pictures appeared first on Digital Trends.
The Markforged Metal X prints real metal parts
 The new Markforged Metal X is pretty great. It is a full metal 3D printer that generates real metal parts out of powdered metal which is then hardened under massive heat and allows for amazingly strong and light materials. The printer uses tubes of powered metal bound with plastic. The “extruder” first creates the shapes on a regular build plate and then you bond the material in… Read More ...
The Markforged Metal X prints real metal parts
 The new Markforged Metal X is pretty great. It is a full metal 3D printer that generates real metal parts out of powdered metal which is then hardened under massive heat and allows for amazingly strong and light materials. The printer uses tubes of powered metal bound with plastic. The “extruder” first creates the shapes on a regular build plate and then you bond the material in… Read More ...
Hardware Battlefield wildcard ZMorph shows off its new multi-headed, iMac-like 3D printer
 While the ZMorph 2.0 SX looks like an alien seed pod but it’s actually a powerful, multi-tool printer for the prosumer market. The company has been around for a bit but this is their latest entrant in the 3D printing world and features multiple tool heads including a standard plastic extruder, a laser, a CNC router, and dual-head extruder for multiple colors. The founder, Przemek… Read More ...
3D-print your very own portable tractor beam to snare your enemies
Do you want to try building your very own functioning tractor beam using no more than a 3D printer, Arduino and some other easily obtainable components? Well, look no further -- your lucky day has arrived! The post 3D-print your very own portable tractor beam to snare your enemies appeared first on Digital Trends.
Polaroid looking to make 3D printing and modeling more affordable at CES 2017
Polaroid, the company that many of you still associate with instant photography, has announced several new products at CES 2017 with a very different focus -- 3D printing and modeling. The post Polaroid looking to make 3D printing and modeling more affordable at CES 2017 appeared first on Digital Trends.
Polaroid looking to make 3D printing and modeling more affordable at CES 2017
Polaroid, the company that many of you still associate with instant photography, has announced several new products at CES 2017 with a very different focus -- 3D printing and modeling. The post Polaroid looking to make 3D printing and modeling more affordable at CES 2017 appeared first on Digital Trends.
The da Vinci Nano is a full-fledged 3D Printer for $230
 Being a technology enthusiast and early adopter means being intimately familiar with the rate it takes for new technology to drop in price to a level where it’s sustainable as a true consumer product. Right now we’re seeing this happen with VR – in just a few years the barrier to entry has decreased to a point where you can get full-fledged VR (an Oculus and a computer to… Read More ...
3D-printed bionic hand is phase one of a modular humanoid project
Created by Italian engineer Federico Ciccarese, Youbionic is a 3D-printed bionic hand controlled by muscle movement, making it a potentially useful tool for people with missing or partially functioning hands. The post 3D-printed bionic hand is phase one of a modular humanoid project appeared first on Digital Trends.