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Change is Additive 3D Printing Week of 5/6/16

Change is Additive—Week of 5/6/16

CHANGE IS ADDITIVE—A 3D Printing News Series by Fathom

3D Printing Concrete Structures, Thick Tissue Bioprinting, 5-Axis 3D Printer/Mill, Converting Trash to 3D Printing Material, 3D Printed Skimmer Cleans Oil Spills, 3D Printing Bone, 3D Printed Mini-Greenhouse

With so many weekly developments in a fast-changing industry like additive manufacturing, the headlines can really stack up. To cut through the clutter of 3D printing news, check out these staff picks of the week. What do you think is the most impactful development of the week?

WRD

 

Thick

 

Thick Tissue Bioprinting One Step Closer to Reality

A team at Harvard University has revealed a new bio 3D printing technique that seems to overcome major obstacles to the practice, using stem cells that essentially grow into the structure.

The team created tissue more than 1cm in thickness that they kept alive and well for more than six weeks  // Read More // Watch Video

Concrete

 

3D Printing Structures with Recycled Materials and Cement 

Eric Schmidt, CEO of Google parent company Alphabet, claimed at a recent conference that homes built through advanced manufacturing techniques have the potential to be cheaper, more efficient and built on 100% recyclable material. A construction company in China has already built 10 proof-of -concept homes with 3D printing, using cement and construction waste to keep cost to under $5,000 per unit / / Watch Video

Japanese

 

5-Axis 3D Printer and Milling Machine Developed by Researchers

The ability to combine both additive and subtractive manufacturing to the same device allows for a greater range of complex geometries.  A team of researchers has created Japan’s first 5-axis hybrid 3D printer, capable of continuously performing 3D printing actions as well as milling using existing industrial 5-axis control technology // Read More // Watch Video

WRD

 

3D

 

Blending Natural and Man-Made Materials to 3D Print Bone

Johns Hopkins researchers have shown that pulverized bone can be combined with polycaprolactone (PCL) to create viable 3D printed cell scaffolds for bone replacment procedures // Read More

Reclaiming

 

Converting Trash Into 3D Printing Material

Reflow, a waste reclamation company headquartered in the Netherlands, is looking to revolutionize the way 3D printing material is created. By creating a new filament that is generated from plastic bottles, Reflow has set its sites on a May launch and is hoping to sell 50,000 kg of filament in their first three years // Read More

3D

 

Researchers Develop 3D Printed Skimmer to Clean Up Oil Spills

Researchers in China have developed a 3D-printable oil skimmer that was designed to be inexpensive, versatile and resistant to rough waters. The simple skimming devices can be 3D printed in the field and customized based on need, the type of oil that needs to be skimmed and the amount of oil that needs to be collected / / Read More

WRD

 

3D

 

Download and Create Your Own Mini Greenhouse

Designed by the UAW workshop in Warsaw, GROWW has created a mini-greenhouse built almost entirely of 3D printed parts / / Read More

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Imagery and News Sources: 3Ders.org, 3Dprint.com, 3DPrintingIndustry, BBC, GROWW, Robots.iaac.net, Diginfo, Johns Hopkins, Harvard

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