Category: 3D Printing

3D printed Pokedex phone case for the Pokemon Go addicts

Pokedex phone case

If you own a Samsung Galaxy S4, and you have already become a Pokemon Go addict, you surely know the power of this augmented reality game to drain your phone’s battery. The game requires you to have the phone data, its screen and GPS running at full force with processor constantly trying to keep live maps running, and camera doing all the image processing in the background. The power draining game has got people to carry their power banks along while playing, which is not at all cool with the cable dangling – as an alternative, a DIY-er has created a custom 3D printed Pokedex-shaped phone case for his a Samsung Galaxy S4. Read More…

Is it possible to 3D print human organs now?

3D Printed Human Organs

Few people know this but industrial 3D printing actually existed since 1980s. It was utilized to mainly create manufacturing prototypes. Nowadays, technology has advanced to a level that is highly promising. Although the 3D printing of actual organs is not fully possible, additive manufacturing is likely to change that in the future.

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Siena students develop 3D-printed prosthetic arm for 9-years-old NY girl

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A group of physics major students at Siena College gave a big surprise to a little girl that brought back smile on her face. These students built a 3D printed prosthetic arm modeled off the movie Frozen. Karissa Mitchell, 9, was born in New York without right hand. In fact, most of her wrist was missing. We can only imagine what it feels like to be unfortunate enough to have born without a limb, so getting it back would be no less than a miracle. You should definitely see the video to see that cute, chirpy smile on Karissa’s face. Read More…

German researchers develop salt grain-sized 3D printed camera

salt grain-sized 3D printed camera

Team of PhD students led by Timo Gissibl and Simon Thiele at the University of Stuttgart, Germany, have developed a salt grain-sized camera, which could one day change the future of imaging in health and security. The camera is 3D printed, and it is small enough to fit into a standard syringe needle. Interestingly, the camera is fitted with a LED and three lenses and is attached to a 5.6 foot optical fiber that is just equal to the width of two hair strands. Read More…

Cancer survivor Shirley Anderson gets a 3D printed jaw prosthesis

Shirley Anderson gets a 3D printed jaw

Evansville, Indiana resident Shirley Anderson was diagnosed with a cancerous lump on his tongue in 1998. Since, he had endured a series of radiation therapies and surgeries including an implant in the jaw, which left him with destroyed facial tissues. Surgeons even went as far as removing a patch of his chest muscles to recreate the jaw but failed miserably, leaving Shirley without a jaw and Adam’s apple. The condition meant, he was unable to eat solid food or even speak (he uses a small whiteboard to write what he wants to say). Reminded of the events, Della Anderson, Shirley’s wife (who he is married for last fifty years), “It’s kind of been one bad thing after another.” Read More…

‘Olli’ 3D printed self-driving bus debuts in Maryland, interacts with people on-board

Olli 3D printed self driving bus

Local Motors, the creator if world’s first 3D printed car has again surprised us with their new presentation. ‘Olli’ is a 3D printed electric vehicle which also happens to be autonomous. Well, it looks like every hot technology has been out together into one cool bus for urban commuting. This self-driving bus equipped with IBM Watson IoT (Internet of Things) for automotive industry is capable of transporting up to 12 people in one go. The vehicle is designed to give a personal touch to the passengers with ability to chat with them in a very natural manner.
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3D printed ‘Awelectric’ jacket stimulates goosbumps to induce positive mood

3d printed goosebump jacket

Sensoree has already rolled out many tech-saturated fashion accessories, and now it has come up with one more, dubbed as Awelectric- a 3D printed jacket that creates tingly sensation we call goosebumps. Inspired by UC Berkely study that suggests goosebumps induce positive moods in people and funded by MU Artspace in the Netherlands, designer Kristin Neidlinger surrounded herself with technology, 3D Print, sound and design experts for assistance to make it real. Read More…

Vasu – Innovative 3D printed smartphone case can diagnose malaria

Innovative Application Student Award, organized by Dutch optics 3D printing specialist Luxexcel, featured Vasu, a 3D printed smartphone case that can diagnose malaria using microfludic principles and an accompanying mobile app. Vasu, which means ‘bright’ in Hindi is designed by industrial design student Leroy Huikeshoven specifically for Indian population. Currently, this innovative smartphone cover is fitted on a Huawei Ascend P6 smartphone . According to Huikeshoven, this cover features a clever system that can quickly quantify the amount of malaria parasites in a patient and immediately facilitate accurate treatment. Read More…

3D printed prosthetic leg brings amputated penguin’s mobility back


For the first time, New Zealand has fitted an amputated animal with 3D-printed prosthetic foot. Meet Bagpipes – a penguin that lost its normal mobility after it got stuck in a fishing line in 2007 and its foot had to be removed in order to save its life. We have already met Tumbles – a puppy born with only two legs, who was given back his mobility with a 3D-printed wheelchair.

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Airbus develops a functional 3D printed UAV and its called Thor

airbus-unveils-3d-printed UAV Thor

The aerospace manufacturing giant Airbus has been involved with 3D printing and manufacturing since 2014. Over the period, Airbus aircrafts have been fitted with various 3D printed parts, but now the company is visualizing a future where 3D printed aircrafts will lift off straight from the runway. Airbus has recently filed a patent application from a 3D printing process to print a fully-functional airplane. While the patent takes time to materialize, Airbus has gone ahead and 3D printed a unmanned aerial vehicle named Thor at their manufacturing plant in Hamburg, Germany. Read More…