Published on November 10, 2014
The latest Top 10 from the Rassed research program explore different ways in which 3D printing is currently being used across the world.
Anticipated to become a mainstream technology in the near future, these slides show that 3D printing is already having an impact - with more to innovations and benefits envisaged in the coming years.
1. 10 innovations in… 3D Printing Issue 15 November, 2014
2. 1. 3D printed houses Wikihouse, is an open source site where 3D printer - friendly files of house designs can be downloaded for free. After files are printed on CNC printers, the result is a set of numbered wood panels that can be assembled by anyone to make a house. No skills or special tools are needed. Source: http://www.wikihouse.cc/
3. 2. Bio-Printing: 3D organs and more Using living cells, bio-printers will soon be able to “print” human organs, revolutionizing the medical industry. Already there has been some successful experiments of printed capillaries and blood vessels as well as a human liver. Click play to see how bio-printing is used for pharmaceutical testing Sources: http://bit.ly/1lF4bsn and http://bit.ly/1FUo649
4. 3. Print your own makeup Mink is designed for printing makeup at home. Select a color, and the printer will create lipsticks, blushers, eye shadows or any makeup item you have chosen. Sources: http://onforb.e Images: http://gracemink.com/ and http://bit.ly/1DZRRP2 s/1nXcEsn and http://gracemink.com/
5. 4. Hybrid car Except for the engine, almost all of the other 50 parts in the Urbee2 will be 3D printed from plastic. The 3 wheeled car is very light, so it can only fit 2 passengers. Sources: http://on.mash.to/1oZ9oDO and http://bit.ly/1wBz2hZ
6. 5. Printed football boots 3D printing, using SLS technology, meant Nike could prototype and produce these boots in a shorter time period. Design changes can be implemented in hours, instead of days. Source: http://on.mash.to/ZYGnMG
7. 6. 3D printed prosthetics 3D printing has already made huge improvements in some prosthetics production. Many human parts have been successfully replaced with 3D printed substitutes, like: 3D printed jaw Bionic Ear Vertebra (spine column) Sources: http://cbsn.ws/1wiXvvg http://onforb.es/1pX40fo http://bit.ly/1xD2dAk Image: http://bit.ly/1wF85uI
8. 7. Printed food for older people Made for elderly people who may face problems chewing, Smoothfood uses 3D printing technology to turn fresh ingredients into meals. Source: http://bit.ly/1kb6bw2 http://dailym.ai/1rmRVAl
9. 8. Create your own fashion CONSTRVCT is a user generated fashion line, allowing users to design their own clothing. Photos can be used to create required fabric styles, with textiles printed digitally. Source: http://bit.ly/1zf2OMR http://kck.st/1ve7agz
10. 9. Fighter jet flown with 3D printed parts Designs and products made using 3D tech could reduce the British Royal Air Force's maintenance and service bill by over £1.2m over the next four years. Source: http://bit.ly/1a9NO61
11. 10. 16-year-old Sudanese boy gets prosthetic arm Costing under $100, these 3D printed arms are a potentially scalable, viable solution for amputees all over the world who can’t afford expensive medical care. Source: http://ti.me/1koCKsh
12. 3D printing will be mainstream in 5 years… … according to Gartner, the tech research analysts. Mainstream printing is still a few years down the line. But applications in medicine and business are already visible. Source: http://gtnr.it/1pbfoas
13. Industry Impact Sources: http://bit.ly/1g6jIkV http://tek.io/1h2hch0 Industry Implications • Goods manufactured directly by consumers • Increased customization Environmental Impact • Less wasted materials • Reduced costs for transportation/shipping Ethical Implications • 3D printing makes it more challenging to protect copyright and intellectual property Health Revolution • Bio printing will create new possibilities for treating disease and replacing damaged organs.
14. Policy Implications A UK report highlighted positives from this tech, such as “new manufacturing jobs” and “enormous environmental benefits.” But it also identified areas policy makers need to address, including: 1. “A far more flexible intellectual property framework 2. A rethink on how or whether the Internet is regulated 3. New types of infrastructure that merge digital and physical worlds.” These considerations are not necessarily unique to the UK. Source: “Three Dimensional Policy: Why Britain needs a policy framework for 3D printing” http://bit.ly/1ttYsfW
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