Tagged: 3D Printing

World’s first 3D printed tablet approved by US Food and Drug Administration

Aprecia Spritam 3D printed tablet

3D is the next major technological revolution that will affect not only manufacturing but other unrelated fields like medical science too. Already there are examples of 3D printing being successfully used for prosthetics to give new lease of life to the unfortunate disabled and people who have met some accident. Now a major breakthrough has been made in the field of pharmaceutical industry as the US Food and Drug Administration has approved the world’s first drug created through 3D printing.
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3D printed exoskeleton lets stroke patients regain hand movement

3d-printed-exoskeleton-stroke-victims

Finger movement is the last thing that stroke patient manages to regain in their recover. There are endless cases where patients don’t even mange to regain movement in the fingers. 3D printing is the new buzz word in the manufacturing industry, and everyone from students to professionals have been 3D printing prosthetics (amid other things) to help stroke patients who have limited mobility in the hands. Latest to join the fray is Daniel Levy and his team from Lehigh University, who has developed 3D printed open-source exoskeleton called Spiderhand, which helps stroke patients with limited finger movement to regain mobility in the hands. Levy has uploaded necessary STL files on Thingiverse, in case you want to build one of these exoskeleton’s yourself. Read More…

This 3D printed Batmobile makes RC cars look average

3D printed Batmobile replica

3D printed Batmobile replica

Accept it or not; Batman is our favorite superhero, simply because he is so cool and has an impressive ride of his own. Yes, the Batmobile which everyone wants to own, but only a few can make and flaunt. Hector N Gama (Youtube user) is no different and his love for 3D printing and Batmobile has resulted in this 30” replica of the iconic 1989 Batmobile. He had to take visual reference from images and the model kits purchased from local store, and in the end this car replica turned out to be quite impressive.
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Researchers develop world’s first 3D printed missile ready for launch

3D printed missile by Raytheon Missile Systems

Researchers at Raytheon Missile Systems have created a 3D printed guided missile with complete set of components including rocket engines, fins, control systems and more. They chose 3D printing because of its ability to construct conductive materials for making the electrical circuits and also create shell for the gallium nitride transmitters. Plus it also helps in creating the fins for guided artillery shells. According to the developers of this project, 3D printing gives them the freedom to make design alterations without much hassle.
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First ever 3D printed jumping soft robot (w/ Video)

3D printed soft jumping robot

3D printing and robots are two things eager to change the future of human race. So, when researchers combine robotics and 3D printing to arrive at a 3D printed robot with rigid core and a very soft exterior, we can believe the future is not distant. Engineers at the Harvard and California University in San Diego have teamed up to create, what is, the first 3D printed soft robot that can jump with power gathered from a mix of butane and oxygen. Read More…

Divergent Microfactories Blade: 3D printed supercar that shoots from 0-60 mph in just 2 seconds!

Divergent Microfactories Blade 3D printed supercar

A car that can go from 0-60 mph in just 2 seconds flat. Boy! that is impressive. And if it is made from 3D printing technology, then there is even more reason for the amazement. Blade is a 3D printed supercar made by San Fransisco-based startup Divergent Microfactories. Although calling it a completely 3D printed car may not be fair since it has carbon fiber bodywork too, so that the overall weight is kept down to 1,400 lb. That is about 90 percent lighter than your average road legal car.
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Father’s Day gift ideas that’ll make your big man’s day special!

Father’s Day gift ideas that’ll make your big man’s day special

Father’s Day is just around the corner and it won’t be a bad idea to gift your best man a gadget that he would rejoice forever. Of all the different gadgets that we have featured here on DamnGeeky, most of them have been pitched to the younger lot. But as a dedication to the spirit of fatherhood, we present to you the best gadgets that your father will love to have. So take a bow, and choose from the given below list of gadgets that will make his day extra special.

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Independent robots will build 3D printed steel bridge in Amsterdam

3D printed steel bridge

MX3D in collaboration with Autodesk and Heijmans is scheduled to build a 3D printed steel bridge in Amsterdam, Netherlands using autonomous robots created especially for the task. The robots developed through cost-effective robotic technology can draw beautiful and functional objects in almost any form including, steel structures in 3D. The robots have been tested to create a small foot bridge (that managed weight of a human being), but their ultimate test will be the proposed eye-catching 3D printed steel bridge at a special location in Amsterdam. Read More…

It doesn’t get any stylish than these 3D printed V-Moda headphones

3D printed V Moda headphones

3D printed V Moda headphones look funky and cool

A die hard music fan and you would settle for any ordinary headphones? I don’t think so. This pals is a collection of 3D printed sleeves for the popular V-Moda headphones that can be totally customized for its look, take that for a funky looking pair of earpieces. The user has the option to remove the shields anytime he/she wants from these headphones that are a big hit with famous DJs around the world like Avicii, Tiesto and Claude. Perhaps, adding a bit of your own style lends these music machines a needed smart look that can rival any gadget for looks.
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L’Oreal developing 3D printed skin tissues to revolutionize skincare industry

Loreal 3D printed skin

L’Oreal has been deeply researching ways to beautify human skin, and that is why it invests a huge chunk of money into developing human skin samples in its Lyon Labs. But L’Oreal believes it still has a long way to go considering skincare, so it has teamed up with bioprinting experts Organovo to make human skin using 3D printing technology. Apparently, Organovo has already made in-roads in medical science by 3D printing a human liver tissues, and this new venture will also test their prowess to the limit.
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