Tagged: Fused deposition modelling

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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Low-cost disposable 3D printed drone takes its maiden flight

3D printed AMRC UAV

Over the last few years drones have evolved from some sci-fi flying object into an unmanned aerial vehicle that is used from restaurant food delivery assistant to mail delivery buddy. Now Engineers at University of Sheffield have designed a 1.5m-wide unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) using 3D printing technique keeping the material cost down to $10. Weighing just 2kgs and made from 9 separate parts; this prototype disposable drone is ideal for deliveries, search & rescue missions and spying. The drone took its first test flight from the Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre as a glider, and now the researchers want to add twin ducted fan propulsion system to it for better maneuvering of the craft.
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