Bioprinting

Posted by Editor On April - 18 - 2016Comments Off on Bioprinting

3D printing is increasingly permitting the direct digital manufacture (DDM) of a wide variety of plastic and metal items. While this in itself may trigger a manufacturing revolution, far more startling is the recent development of bioprinters. These artificially construct living tissue by outputting layer-upon-layer of living cells. Currently all bioprinters are experimental. However, in the future, bioprinters could revolutionize medical practice as yet another element of the New Industrial Convergence.

Bioprinters may be constructed in various configurations. However, all bioprinters output cells from a bioprint head that moves left and right, back and forth, and up and down, in order to place the cells exactly where required. Over a period of several hours, this permits an organic object to be built up in a great many very thin layers.

For more on this story, visit: http://www.explainingthefuture.com/bioprinting.html

The Future of Food

Posted by Editor On April - 18 - 2016Comments Off on The Future of Food

Think about the replicators on Star Trek and the many other machines that litter science fiction movies, which prep, cook, and serve meals on command. This could actually be our future. 3D food printing has the potential to revolutionize food production by boosting culinary creativity, food sustainability, and nutritional customizability, but technical and market barriers still face it in the years to come.

For more on this story visit Digital Trends magazine at: http://www.digitaltrends.com/cool-tech/3d-food-printers-how-they-could-change-what-you-eat/

TinkerCad

Posted by Editor On April - 18 - 2016Comments Off on TinkerCad

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Tinkercad is a simple, online 3D design and 3D printing app for everyone.

Tinkercad is used by designers, hobbyists, teachers, and kids, to make toys, prototypes, home decor, Minecraft models, jewelry – the list is truly endless!

https://www.tinkercad.com/

Filament Supplies

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Orb Polymer is devoted to improving 3D printing through development of unique polymers that can produce finished parts of outstanding quality and strength. 3D Filament that will accept colors easily and process through a wide variety of desktop 3D printers. Exciting new filament technology that allows faster print speeds while producing excellent surface finish.

http://www.orbpolymer.com/