Posts Tagged '3D printer'

Father Prints Son’s Prosthetic Hand On 3D Printer [video]

Part Of Patient’s Skull Replaced With Plastic From 3D Printer

3dskullAccording to SingularityHub –

At the beginning of March of this year, a radical surgery was performed on an American patient: 75 percent of his skull was replaced with a 3D printed implant. The company that produced the implant, Oxford Performance Materials, made the announcement though offered little detail about the patient or the procedure. The surgery was given the green light by the Food and Drug Administration in February.

The implant is called the OsteoFab Patient Specific Cranial Device (OPSCD) or OsteoFab for short and is made from polyetherketoneketone (PEKK) thermoplastic through an additive manufacturing process. This material is not only biocompatible but is bone-like and will not interfere with x-ray scanning. After the patient’s skull was 3D scanned, the custom-made implant was printed using an EOS P800 laser sintering 3D printer. By generating the implant layer by layer, details can be added that promote the attachment of bone and surrounding cell growth.

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Someday You May Dine On Meat From A 3D Printer

According to Geekosystem –

Modern Meadow, a biotech startup, is working on 3D-printing meat for the masses, and with a big grant incoming, they seem to be well on their way. But will people want this? Our science fiction-conditioned brains are okay with synthetic meat, and our digestive systems can probably handle artificial substances, so nothing’s stopping this, right? All that’s left is the actual research and then ????, followed by profit. The grant comes from from Thiel Foundation’s Breakout Labs, who will be giving $250,000 to $350,000 to Modern Meadow to develop an “edible cultured meat prototype that can provide a humane and sustainable source of animal protein.

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HP Shipping 3D printer – Only In Europe

Engadget reports –

Just three months after HP bought itself into the 3D printer market by making a partnership with established player Stratasys, the company’s first Designjet 3D models are now shipping in Europe, set to start churning out bits and bobs soon. HP is offering two models, the plain Designjet 3D and the Designjet Color 3D which, wait for it, prints in color. We don’t know what the multi-hue model will set you back, but the base model clocks in at €13,000 — about $17,500.

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