In the last few years, the use of 3D printing has exploded in medicine. Engineers and medical professionals now routinely 3D print prosthetic hands and surgical tools. But 3D printing has only just begun to transform the field.
Chinese scientists, using a 3-D printer equipped with a coaxial needle, print patterns that can harvest and store electricity onto fabrics, giving it the ability to transform movement into energy.
U.S. Scientists have created a mobile skin 3D bioprinting system that allows bi-layered skin to be printed directly into a wound. This treatment could help in the healing of large wounds or burns.
UK startup Orbex has showed off its Prime Rocket's second stage. Inside the engineering prototype's shell is the "world's largest" 3D printed rocket engine, which is also designed to run on bio-propane, a renewable fuel source.
Rather than building up plastic filaments layer by layer, a new approach to 3D printing lifts complex shapes from a vat of liquid at up to 100 times faster than conventional 3D printing processes, researchers have shown.
Australian metal additive manufacturing company Titomic today announces the launch of the world’s 'largest' metal 3D metal printer at its state of the art facility in Melbourne, Australia.
A team of UK researchers has developed a special fluid gel that can be used as a medium for suspension of biological material. This will solve a problem faced by scientists attempting to replicate soft human tissue.
Two companies recently announced the release of a small electric car whose every visible component is 3D printed except the chassis, seats, and glass.