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World's First 3D-Printed Community Is Up and Running
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World's First 3D-Printed Community Is Up and Running

The neighborhood was built by a gigantic 33-foot-long 3D printer.December 13, 2019Far away on the outskirts of a town in Southern Mexico lies the world’s first 3D-printed neighborhood. It is an area of 500-square-foot houses built by a gigantic 33-foot-long3D printer.RELATED: A FAMILY IN FRANCE BECOMES THE WORLD’S FIRST TO LIVE IN A 3D PRINTED HOUSEThe project is the brainchild of not-for-profit New Story.

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The Important Role Virtual Reality Plays in the Life of Engineers

Virtual reality has long been at the forefront of overhyped technologies. Sure, it& 39;s a cool party trick to play a video game in VR, but no one can actually utilize the technology in their daily life... right?Virtual reality, or VR, along with augmented reality, AR, and mixed reality, MR, are growing more prominent in their use within a variety of industries.
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The Teapot that Became the Standard in Computer Graphics

You might not know it, but there& 39;s an incredibly famous teapot that has been in hundreds of films and TV in the past decades. Toy Story, The Simpsons, your old computer screensaver – all these things and more contained the same teapot hidden away.This unassuming teapot dates back to 1974 and it is arguably the most influential object in computer graphics.
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How Manufacturers Make Face Shields and Ventilator Parts

In collaboration with3D HubsComponent makers are teaming up with designers and engineers to provide much-needed PPE for medical professionals fighting COVID-19.May 15, 2020Making medical equipment for COVID-19As the race to save lives continues, CAD designers and engineers are coming forward with solutions to the shortage of parts for ventilators, PPE, and medical equipment.
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19 Exciting 3D Printing Projects That You Can Easily Print at Home

So, you want to kill some time at home, testing out your brand new 3D printer, but are not sure where to start? Today you are in luck. As we have mentioned countless times before, the 3D printing revolution is here, impacting everything from the medical world to the food industry. In fact, during the current COVID-19 crisis, people around the world have seen the practical power and usefulness of additive manufacturing.
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3D Printing Flexible Materials Now Possible With Droplet-Based System

Engineers pioneered a 3D printing technique using microfluidics.June 22, 2020Engineers are upping the 3D printing game by pushing the boundaries in new ways, and now, a team of researchers from the University of California, Davis, have something new up their sleeve.They have developed a new way of 3D printing that allows for finely tuned flexible materials to be printed thanks to a droplet-based, multiphase microfluidic system.
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3D Printing Sensors Directly Onto Expanding Organs Is Now Possible

Engineers are pushing the boundaries of 3D printing.June 18, 2020A new 3D printing technique that uses Hollywood-esque motion capture technology to print electronic sensors directly onto expanding and contracting organs might diagnose and monitor the lungs of patients with COVID-19 in near-future.Conducted by mechanical engineers and computer scientists at the University of Minnesota, this new technology was built on the technique that was discovered two years ago that made printing of electronics and cells directly on the skin of a hand in motion possible.
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Eco-Friendly 3D Printed House Is Ready in 48 Hours and Lasts Up to 100 Years

The revolutionary house is the first of its kind in the Czech Republic.June 24, 20203D printed housePrvok3D printing is gathering speed across a number of industries, from construction to biology, there are a number of objects, big and small, that can now be 3D printed.Now, a team in the Czech Republic has designed and developed a 3D printed house that not only reduces carbon emissions by 20 but is also ready in just 48 hours.
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World’s First 3D-Printed Juicy Vegan Steak to Hit Restaurants This Year

This startup is out to help save the world with one 3D-printed steak at a time.July 03, 2020With the speed 3D printing technologies are advancing, it looks like the question that will baffle couples and lead to indecisive fights will be & 34;What shall we print for dinner?& 34; in a few years. Redefine Meat, an Israeli company that was founded in 2018, has unveiled an & 34;Alt-Steak& 34; which looks and tastes like the real thing and it is to hit Israeli restaurants this year.
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NASA-Backed Project on 3D Printing in Space Takes Off

It would enable 3D printing to automatically fix itself in real time.July 13, 2020Future space settlements don& 39;t want to rely on shuttling supplies to and from Earth as much as is currently needed.So, a NASA-backed project will be carried out by Relativity Space to create a 3D printing machine that could detect and fix 3D printing in real time, as per Parabolic Arc.
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YouTuber Builds an Electric Skateboard With Tank Tracks

This could possibly become an off-terrain skateboard.July 27, 2020If you live in a big city, you should be seeing rideable electric vehicles fairly often by now, electric scooters, uniwheels, skateboards, bicycles, and whatnot.SEE ALSO: 19 EXCITING 3D PRINTING PROJECTS THAT YOU CAN EASILY PRINT AT HOMEWhat about a DIY electric skate?
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Scientists Engineer 3D-Printed Bricks That Aid in Bone and Soft Tissue Repair

The Lego-inspired cubes could one day lead to lab-made organs for human transplant.July 25, 2020Scientists have engineered tiny, 3D-printed bricks that can heal broken bones and damaged soft tissue. The novel invention could one day lead to lab-made organs for human transplant.RELATED: MATERIAL THAT REPLICATES HUMAN BONE TISSUE DEVELOPED BY OREGON RESEARCHERSThe cubes are roughly the size of a small flea (0.
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Eco-Friendly 3D-Printed Reefs to Rescue Hong Kong's Corals

The new coral reef parts were made of generic terracotta clay.August 06, 2020Our coral reefs are in trouble with some studies saying they may be nearly extinct by 2100. As such, some scientists are looking for creative ways to replenish them.RELATED: GENETICALLY ENGINEERED CORALS COULD HELP SAVE THE CORAL REEFSNow, architects and marine scientists at the University of Hong Kong (HKU) have joined forces to develop a novel method for coral restoration.
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Star Trek Revived By This Borg Cosplay With 3D-Printed Parts

A physicist& 39;s Star Trek admiration led the way to the project.August 12, 2020If you& 39;re one of those hardcore Borg fans in Star Trek and never getting enough of the technology consumption as the Borgs did, you will love the IRL version of them. In fact, the costume itself is the real deal.Physicist Marcin Poblocki, from Heywood Manchester, designed and created this kind of colorful but bold Borg costume as a tribute to the series.
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