What 3D printing can do in medicine

Teeth, hips and bone replacements from a 3D printer: The production of implants has already made great strides in routine clinical practice. However, there are still many unanswered questions when it comes to vital organs. Present reality: 3D printing in orthopaedic and plastic surgery

3D Printed Hair: Fused Deposition Modeling of Soft Strands, Fibers, and Bristles (Video)

Gierad Laput, Xiang ‘Anthony’ Chen, Chris Harrison (UIST 2015) We introduce a technique for furbricating 3D printed hair, fibers and bristles, by exploiting the stringing phenomena inherent in fused deposition modeling 3D printers. Our approach offers a range of design parameters for controlling the properties of single strands and also of hair bundles.

Anglian Water, Sheffield University launch 3D printing trial

Anglian Water has become the first UK water company to explore the future of 3D printing technology. This was achieved through collaboration with The Sheffield Water Centre, an interdisciplinary research centre at the University of Sheffield, dedicated to solving major challenges in the water sector. This project saw engineers in the University’s Departments of Mechanical… [read more]