Category: 3D Printing

Zortrax creates lightweight and powerful 3D printed motorcycle

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Europe-based 3D printing solutions company Zortrax has come up with their first attempt to create a 3D printed motorcycle which is currently in prototype stage and very close to hitting the roads. Their inspiration for making a bike came from their staff members, most of whom are motorcycle enthusiasts. The team choose 600cc as their ideal power unit as most of the lightweight and powerful bikes fall in this middleweight category.
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US students 3D printed prosthetic hand for a Scottish teenager

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When a viable prosthetic hand cost approximately £30,000, a fully-functional 3D printed prosthetic hand for only £40 is simply unimaginable. A team of science students from West Brook High School in Beaumont, Texas, USA have really made the impossible possible. The team has 3D printed a prosthetic hand that costs less than £40 for Caleb Morrison, a 16-year-old from East Kilbride in Scotland. Caleb was born without right wrist and hand. Earlier, Caleb was using a basic prosthetic arm but he is really excited to use the new 3D printed hand that reached him a week before Christmas. Read More…

3D printed Youbionic prosthetic hand can now be pre-ordered for $1,355

Youbionic prosthetic hand

The electronically controlled Youbionic hand has been in development for quite some time now, and now it is ready for commercial use. This 3D printed robotic hand is actuated with muscle movement and works quite well for people having a missing hand. Not only that, the prosthetic hand is ideal for people having some loss in motor function, and also for people who want an increased physical capability. However, I fail to understand why a person having no limb disability would go for this bionic hand.
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3D printed Chevrolet Camaro V8 LS3 engine

3D printed Chevrolet Camaro V8 LS3 engine

3D printing has given new life to additive manufacturing possibilities, making possible what earlier was unthinkable. Take for example creating miniature replicas of car engines, just like the one by Keith. Now, Eric Harrell has made a fully working engine modeled on Chevrolet Camaro V8 LS3 engine. The replica engine is 3D printed taking visual clues from images, repair manuals and diagrams. In fact Eric himself admitted that he didn’t have the real engine to make his task easier.

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3D printed Bastion computer case is every Overwatch fans fantasy

3D printed Bastion  PC case mod

Multiplayer video game Overwatch has found its way into almost every screen. The game is a center of attraction for abundance of gamers, who can live stream their game on social media. After ZaziNombies created famous Reaper’s Hellfire Shotguns from the game in LEGOs, a PC case modder Jan Erik Vangen has 3D printed a desktop computer after Bastion – the most loved character in Overwatch. If you didn’t know it was a computer, you could simply mistake it for a robot. Read More…

3D printed AirPods charging dock will keep the headphones charged all the time

3D printed AirPods charging dock

The exciting new AirPods  have been the most talked about accessory since the iPhone 7 launch. There are people who have ripped the little Bluetooth earpods apart to see their innards, and then there is Reddit user jimbojsb, who has 3D printed a Charging Cradle for the AirPods . The desktop AirPods  charging dock is created with a Wanhao Duplicator i3 V2 3D printer, and is made to rest the AirPods  case supplied by Apple for charging the headphones. Read More…

Indian engineers build low cost 3D-Printed robotic hand that is lighter, more efficient

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As 3D-printing technology is achieving more perfection, the day isn’t far when amputees would be able to regain their mobility as well as functionality through brain-controlled complex prosthetic exactly like real limbs. A team of Indian engineers claims to have invented a 3D-Printed prosthetic hand that is way far efficient and affordable than currently available prosthetic in the market. The team from the Amrita University in India showcased its innovation at the tree-day International Robotics and Automation for Humanitarian Application (RAHA 2016) at Amrita University in Kollam, Kerala in India.

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Researchers create 3D-printed heart-valve that mimics and works like real one

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Using a multi-material 3D-printer, researchers at the Georgia Tech manufacturing Institute claims to have gained a breakthrough in creating exact, functional replica of human-heart valves. The 3D-printed valve accurately mimics physiological properties of the tissue. It behaves like the original valve and can prove to be a milestone in treatment of aortic stenosis – a condition in which the valves in the left side of the hear narrow, restricting blood flow and trigger a heart failure. Elderly people are more vulnerable to development of this condition. Read More…

3D Runner – Adidas offering limited edition 3D-printed sneakers for $333

adidas3d printed sneakersAdidas has announced its first-ever 3D-printed sneakers for commercial market for a price of $333.  Only limited editions will be produced. The reservations are open from Dec 13 and the sneakers can be picked up from the Adidas NYC store.  The company claims that these sneakers are the beginning of the revolution in customized shoe manufacturing.  Although, current version is little expensive, the future looks brighter for customized 3D-printed sneakers. The shoe we are talking about is being called 3D Runner, which is an engineered 3D web structure.  The high force areas are denser as compared to low force areas.  It helps in enhancing performance of the wearer, claims the company. Read More…

Manchester University’s researcher develops low cost smart cane

mySmartCane

Life for the visually impaired is very tough, and at times it can get relentless. Even for the family of the blind person, life is not the same. That is what Vasileios Tsormpatzoudis, a PhD student from the Manchester University’s School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering. His mother has retinis pigmentosa (Hereditary eye disorder affecting the retina) and that affects her daily routine in more ways than not. This inspired the researcher to make a low-cost smart cane as a reliable mobility tool in daily life. And he like to call it mySmartCane.
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