Adrian Gögl Steps Into the World of 3D Printed Eyewear

3D printing has definitely entered the eyewear market; we've seen the technique hitting the spectacles market before when it was used by companies such as CAS Design and Soda Concept to create better sunglasses. The benefits of this way of producing spectacles is that it enables users to buy personalized glasses. New in the game is Adrian Gögl, a Swiss industrial designer who recently started his Oak and Dust 3D printed eyewear. He noticed some problems in the way most glasses are … [Read more...]

This 3D Printed Column Can Withstand an Earthquake

A California-based company claims it created a column that can withstand an earthquake without being damaged. The company, called Emerging Objects used 3D printing technology to create this pillar, and the structure is the essence of its strength. The pillar was 3D printed in different parts, and each part is hollow, therefore creating a high strength-to-weight ratio. Creating an object that was earthquare-resistant was not the initial plan of the team, but they found out that the column … [Read more...]

3D Printed Airplane Food: Tomorrow’s Airline Meals?

Airplane food is not considered the tastiest food in the world. Quite obviously, airplanes don't have enough space for a kitchen. Because of that, cooks prepare the meals in their kitchens on the ground, before they are being brought to the plane. The consequence of that is that these meals are never 'really' fresh. A group of design students at the Indian Institute of technology, Guwahati, wants to change that with the use of 3D food printing technology. This group, which goes under the … [Read more...]

First Russian Bioprinter to be Unveiled in mid-October

British and American researchers are currently doing marvelous jobs in the field of bioprinting research. Nevertheless, this technique is not one that is solely being used by Western companies and organizations. We just received the news from a Russian company called 3D Bioprinting Solutions that they will present the first bioprinter from Russia next month, during the Open Innovations 2014 forum in Moscow, which will be held on October 14 until 16 2014. This bioprinter - the company does … [Read more...]

Man 3D Prints Sculptures Using Potato Skin

Filament as a material is highly important for 3D printing technology, as it is being used for most 3D prints that are being made today. However, since filament most of the time is solely made from plastics, it really has some negative effects on the environment. Therefore, people are searching for news ways of creating properly working filament without having to use so much plastic. A recent project by Dutch sculptor Jos Hamann is highly interesting: he uses potato skin to create … [Read more...]

A New Candy Printer to Enter the Market

Earlier this year, we announced the release of 3D Systems's ChefJet and ChefJet Pro, two 3D printers able to print actual sweets to be released in late 2014. They were introduced during CES 2014 in January and what was most striking about their candy was the fact it was shaped in a very futuristic way. As we learned this week, the printers of the American brand will be competed by ones from a different - British - company: 3D Ventures from London. Their Candy Printer, to be launched this … [Read more...]

Scientists Managed to Improve Ice Printing Technique

A couple of weeks ago, we wrote a piece about three students at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), who managed to 3D print an actual ice cream printer. Their printer, however, was just a first version and needed improvement. Luis E. Fraguada from Barcelona-based research group Robots in Gastronomy (yes, that group really exists) thinks his 3D printer is able to bring the ice cream technique to a whole other level. They've created a printer called FoodForm, which is not … [Read more...]

US Army Might Use Food Printers in the Future

Food printers could be used on several occasions. They could for instance improve your kitchen, help astronauts to provide for better meals, and they might as well be useful for soldiers. So thinks the US Army. Their department Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center (NSRDEC) is currently investigating how food printing could help the military world. Researchers think the technique could help to eliminate food waste and reduce costs, to make it easier to create personalized … [Read more...]

U.S. Army Wants to Use Bioprinting to Recover Wounds

When it comes to news about wars, stories are often focussed on the mortality rate. Obviously, this is a very important part of wars and something which needs to be reported of. However, the world sometimes forgets about the wounded soldiers. The number of U.S. soldiers with serious injuries has increased, according to Michael Romanko, an official at the Armed Forces Institute of Regenerative Medicine (AFIRM) by the Department of Defence. The U.S. army therefore wants to try its luck with … [Read more...]

Star Trek Inspires Nestle to Work on Personalized Nutrition Project

Nestle uses a Star Trek concept in order to produce healthy meals. Well, that is not the first thing you expected to read this day, but yes - it's true. Nestle, a brand we all know from their candy bars, Nespresso and hot chocolate now wants to take a stroll down health lane. The company got influenced by the Replicator, which was a machine featured in Star Trek, able to synthesize meals on demand. Nestle now wants to create something similar: a Nespresso-ish machine that can create meals with … [Read more...]