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Open Bionics Creates 3D-Printed Superhero Prosthetic Arms with Disney

Open Bionics,a robotics company based in U.K. and Disney have jointly developed the 3D-printed prosthetic arms, which would make both kids and even adult excited. At present, three designs have been produced by the company, including a shining arm inspired by Elsa from Frozen, a robotic arm that appears to […]

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Researchers at UNC-Chapel Hill Develop Terminator-Inspired 3D Printer that Can Materialize Objects from Pools of Liquid

While some scientists regard movies as their muse for further creation, other resort to nature for encouragement of new invention. Inspired by “Back to the Future,” researchers have invented a hoverboard already. Furthermore, at present, they have designed a Terminator 2-style 3D printer, which could be able to produce impressive objects […]

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3D Printer Constructs Houses with Mud for People in Impoverished Areas

It is reported that more than one billion people all over the world are homeless or live in shabby houses. With the development of 3D printing, people are considering to apply this new technique to quickly building houses with concrete so as to solve such crisis. However the feasibility of this method has […]

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A 3D-Printed Gun Can Fold and Fire Paper Airplanes

When you were a kid, you should have played with paper airplane, which would be folded by your hands. Now the situation has been amazingly changed. By just pulling the trigger, the machine gun is capable of shooting a paper airplane into the air. As a popular DIY project, the […]

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Depict Famous Landmarks on 3D Printed Hermit Crab Shells

3D printing technology becomes popular recently and it is completely amazing. This technology can be applied in creating prosthetic limbs for people and ducks, tools for the International Space Station, potential concrete infrastructure on Mars, replacement skulls, replacement blood vessels, bones for facial reconstruction, and much, much more. The abovementioned […]

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Intel's Jimmy the Robot is shown in this publicity photo released to Reuters May 28, 2014.Image credit: REUTERS/INTEL/HANDOUT VIA REUTERS.

Intel 3D-Printed Bots Are Ready for Handy Consumers

Intel Corp announced the instruction of its walking and talking robot made from 3D-printed parts recently. The robot could be assembled by the consumers with a kit and it costs about $1,600. The robot named as “Jimmy” came to the stage at the Code Conference in Rancho Palos Verdes, California […]

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The left image shows a template for a humanoid robot, while the right image shows the completed self-folded humanoid shape.Image credit: Daniela Rus/MIT.

3D-Printed Robots Can Self-Assemble When Heated

3D-printed robots could fold into shape and be assembled after being heated. In order to allow a two-dimensional sheet of material to be assembled into a 3D machine, the scientists utilized heated sheets of a kind of polymer known as PVC (polyvinyl chloride). In the following step, such sheets of material […]

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3D Printed Device Can Detoxify Blood in the Way Liver Does

Although this new 3D printed device does not look like a liver, it is actually able to detoxify the blood just as the liver does. Even if it is still the concept to be proved in practice, the nanoengineers strongly hopes that such device could act as a dialysis sometime […]

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Constructing Villages of Houses by 3D Printers

Constructing Villages of Houses by 3D Printers

There is an old saying goes that Rome was not built in a day. However, the miracle does happen now in our times. Built with 3D printed concrete parts, a village consisting of 10 houses has been established only in one day in China’s Shanghai. As some parts of the house is […]

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3D Printed Organs for Future Implantation

3D Printed Organs for Future Implantation

A recent study was published in the New England Journal of Medicine, and reported a successful implantation of a three-dimensional printed tracheal splint into an infant. David A. Zopf, M.D., and colleagues from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, describe the case of implantation. The infant, who had localized […]

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