Surgeons from China take help of 3D Printed Models for Separating Conjoined Twins
For the first time, surgeons in China used 3D printing technology to help with surgery for separating conjoined twins. Surgeons at Fudan University Children Hospital in Shanghai used 3D printing models to help understand the anatomical structure of the body of three-month-old conjoined twin girls. The doctors sent data gathered using CT and MRI scans of the conjoined twins to a 3D printing company. The 3D printing company built 3D models of the body parts of the conjoined twins. The 3D model gave the surgeons a better idea of the anatomical structure of the body of the conjoined twins and helped the surgeons plan the surgery. Doctors performed successful surgery and separated the conjoined twins.
According to 3D & Virtual Reality Expo (IVR),” this is an exhibition of the latest 3D technology and super high definition image technology. The exhibition is held in Tokyo, Japan. In 2015, the 23rd IVR exhibition was held from June 24th to 26th. The exhibition attracts people from various industries such as manufacturing, amusement, broadcasting, image production, content production, telecommunication, and so on. The exhibition also attracts people from public offices, universities and research centers”.:)
According to the Airbus,” 3D printing allows airlines to increase fuel efficiency by decreasing weights of parts at low cost. Airbus has selected Stratasys technology to use 3D printing build parts for their aircraft. This technology was demonstrated at the Paris Air Show which was held in Paris, France from June 15th to June 21, 2015. 3D printing allows the creation of parts with complex geometries used in aircraft. The technology is used for manufacturing interior components of aircraft”.:)
According to the Inside 3D Printing Conference and Expo,” this is a worldwide 3D printing show held in Seoul, South Korea. The 3D printing show is from 24th June to 26th June 2015. The Conference and Expo include sessions led by industry experts and latest 3D printers and services. The sessions include 3D printing in product development for medicine, technology, software, rapid prototyping, automotive, new technology and so on. The sponsors and exhibitors include Rokit In., Stratasys, 3D Box, Bio3D Technologies, Carima, COSMOS9, Play 3D, Veltz3D, VisionTech, and several others”.:)
According to ABC news,”Fashion designers are using 3D printers to make clothes, jewelry, shoes and other fashionable articles. Fashion designers have 3D printed articles for wearing alone or with other clothing. For examples, designers are 3D printing fashionable shoes. Victoria’s Secret has 3D printed costume inspired by snowflakes. 3D printing opens new frontiers for fashion”.:)
According to the Pitsco Education,” they provide science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) classroom solutions. Afinia a 3D printer supplier has teamed with Pitsco to enable 3D printing in classrooms. Pitsco provides 3-week courses that can be incorporated in any STEM curriculum. They offer a vehicle engineering kit that allows students to 3D print vehicle parts. Another project comes with a free software called 123D Creat. Students use the software to make objects such as medallions and game pieces. Pitsco is further exploring ways to incorporate 3D printing into English and language arts, for example, by 3D printing characters and letting students write stories about the characters”.:)
According to Architect Adam KUSHNER of KUSHNER Studios,” he is from New York City is undertaking a project to build a 3D Printed estate in Gardiner, New York. The estate features facilities including a pool, pool house, and a 2,300 square feet house. This project is undertaken along with D Shape firm of Enrico Dini. Building blocks for the project will be made from sand, dust, gravel mixed with the magnesium-based binding agent. The project is held up because a giant 3D printer being imported is waiting for military clearance”.:)
According to the Solidoodle,”It was founded in 2011 by Sam Cervantes. The goal of Solidoodle is to sell affordable and easy to use 3D printer. Their mission is to make 3D printing accessible to everyone and to put a 3D printer in every house. This company is based in Brooklyn, NY. This company was started in a kitchen. So far they have sold 10,000(2015) 3D printers in over 60 different countries. Their 3D printers are priced from $499 to $999″.:)
According to the Lance Abernethy, ” he is an Engineer from New Zealand built a small drill which is complete for tiny works. This drill is around half a millimeter wide and half an inch long. He used hearing aid batteries for this drill. The following youtube video shows the drill in action”.:)
According to Yingchuang,” This is the company in China. They are building houses with 3D printers. They use the environmentally friendly material for 3D printing houses such as recycled construction waste and industrial waste. Also, they use a large 3D printer which is 20 feet tall, 33 feet wide, and 132 feet long. The house making process takes 24 hours. They make pieces one by one and assemble the house. This process is good for construction workers since they are not exposed to hazardous material. This process is also environmentally friendly”.:)
Carbon3D has announced a new approach to polymer-based 3D printing. Their approach is based on CLIP (Continuous Liquid Interface Production) technology which continuously grows objects from resin instead of the conventional approach of the layer by layer printing. Joseph DeSimone, co-founder of Carbon3D and Chancellor’s Eminent Professor of Chemistry, UNC, mentioned in his Ted talk in Canada, that this technique was inspired by the film Terminator 2, in which the T-1000 robot rises from a pool of metallic liquid. According to DeSimone, objects created by conventional 3D printing are weak because they are made up of multiple layers obtained by 2D printing over and over again. In contrast, CLIP based 3D printing is 25-100 times faster and generates much stronger objects.:)
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