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Google 3D Prints Legs for Their Humanoid Robot Atlas

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Google's acquisition of Boston Dynamics has taken the standards of the robot development firm to a completely new level and led to the development of a dog-like robot a few months ago. Since then, Boston Dynamics and Google have been researching 3D printing technology, in search of ways to implement the technology to optimize and to manufacture custom parts of their robots quickly and accurately. This week, Google and Boston Dynamics showcased their new humanoid robot called Atlas, which … [Read more...]

Ogle Models & Prototypes – High Quality Model Making and Prototyping

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Ogle Models & Prototypes, based in Letchworth (England) is a well established model making and prototyping company, founded in 1954! Now specialized in 3D printing and calling itself a 3D printing bureau, the company differentiates in this highly competitive market from their competition by continually investing in new processes and technologies whilst still utilizing the all important traditional bench hand skills. Deemed as its secret weapon, this core strength of skills from time served … [Read more...]

Researchers Plan to Build 3D Printed Graphene Batteries


A team of researchers at the Manchester Metropolitan University led by Associate Dean for Research and Professor of Electrochemical and Nanotechnology Craig Banks received a £500,000 grant the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council to create 3D printed structures and objects with graphene inks. Banks announced, “Energy storage systems (ESS) are critical to address climate change and, as clean energy is generated through a variety of ways, an efficient way to store this energy is … [Read more...]

A Look at Pinshape’s Community


3D printing repositories have been popping up left and right as the 3D printing space developed, but many soon faded out of existence with a lack of users and designs to sustain their platform. Even well established ones have had their issues with the community. An infamous case everyone knows about is Thingiverse, how its open-source roots came undone after MakerBot’s acquisition by Stratasys. This acquisition marked the time when they started to patent their hardware and changing their … [Read more...]

Korean Doctors Successfully Implant 3D Printed Pelvis


This week, Dr. Shen Tongya, professor of Neurosurgery at Yonsei University in South Korea, successfully completed a 3D printed pelvic implantation for a teenage girl suffering from one of the most common types of bone cancer. There is one 'simple' treatment for bone cancer, and that is to completely remove the tumor in and near the bones. Initially, Dr Tongya planned to work with radiation oncology and orthopedic bone specialists for the surgical procedure. However, because of the patient’s … [Read more...]

3D Printed Ashtray Preserves Cigars Automatically


J-CAD Inc. has created a 3D printed Ashtray which automatically extinguishes and preserves unfinished cigars. The product was developed by a cigar enthusiast named Ray, who contacted J-CAD Inc., a company that specializes in 3D CAD design and drafting to create a simple design for the automatic cigar ashtray. With the help of J-CAD, Ray completed the prototype of a unique creation, which activates a set of blades inside to cut off oxygen supply that fuels the burn, and preserve left over … [Read more...]

Dubai to Construct the World’s First 3D Printed Office Building

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Through a partnership between Dubai and Winsun Global, a Chinese 3D printing technology company, Dubai is set to build the world’s first 3D-printed office building. Winsun Global will print the office layer by layer using a 3d printer that measures 20 ft in height, the same 3d printer which they used to 3D print a 6 story apartment building in Shanghai last year. The 3D printed office building will cover over 2,000 sq feet, and will only take weeks to complete its construction. The office … [Read more...]

Mechanical Hand with Individual Finger Control for Amputees


Two researchers from the University of Cape Town have developed an award-winning and affordable 3D printed mechanical hand with individual finger control. Dr. George Vicatos, the Popular Mechanics’ South African Inventor of the year worked side by side with his MSc student, Severin Tenim to design and develop a low-cost mechanical hand, which was presented and awarded at the Popular Mechanics Future Tech event in Cape Town. Dr. George Vicatos commented, “I wanted to address amputees in the … [Read more...]

Complexity Is Free – a Novel about 3D Printing by David Hartmann

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3D printing has the opportunity to radically change the world we live in and every day we read about technological advances and how they are impacting our lives. But what is the impact for tomorrow, and what is our role in defining how 3D printing can revolutionize the world we live in? These are some of the questions that author David Hartmann asks in his novel about 3D printing ‘Complexity Is Free’. The first novel specifically focused on 3D printing, ‘Complexity Is Free’ is the story … [Read more...]

Our New Reports Section – Who Is SmarTech Markets Publishing?

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Obviously, if you're reading this, you've got some interest in 3D printing. That's not surprising - 3D printing and additive manufacturing have moved to the forefront of disruptive technology discussions worldwide through their use in a variety of key industries. In fact, 3D printers and 3D printing are creating potentially serious change in the way that nearly any business in top global markets might be operated in the near future. That's probably why you've come to the one and only … [Read more...]