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3D food printing help people with chewing difficulties

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Mr. Kück is the owner of the German food company Biozoon.

According to Mr. Kück PERFORMANCE technology would mean a significant step forward from the mash of blended foods typically served. “We found that because the meals are more appealing in terms of appearance and taste, people look forward to eating again”.

Favourite food for special needs.:)

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Solar powered 3D printers and clean water

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Dr Mazher Mohammed, research fellow at Deakin’s School of Engineering, heads up the team developing the 3D printer prototype.

“This kind of 3D technology can be used to rapidly replace broken plastic seals, pipes and other devices essential for water supply or sanitation. This is critical as many disaster zones and developing areas do not have reliable access to power,” Dr Mohammed said.

“The important part of this project is its sustainability. Not only will the printer be able to use plastic rubbish found nearby, but it will also run off a solar powered battery.”

“This technology really lends itself to developing countries, where plastic waste has exceeded the capacity of governments to manage it,” Mr Rankin said. He’s the plan Australia’s Manager for Water, Sanitation and Hygiene.

“If we can prove the concept and get the technology working well, it can be used across a raft of different fields, not just water and sanitation. Really, you’re only limited by your imagination about what you can print. The potential for this is amazing.” 🙂

 

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3D Print Any Color Makeup From Your Home Computer

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3D Printing is emerging in every field these days. A recent Harvard Business School grad has come up with an idea to make the DIY for cosmetics.

“The makeup industry makes a whole lot of money on a whole lot —,” Grace Choi told an eager crowd at Tech Crunch Disrupt. “They do this by charging a huge premium on one thing that technology provides for free, and that one thing is color.”  Choi also noticed that makeup consumers aren’t always loyal to certain brands, but rather focused on convenience.

The Mink costs less than $300, with plans to launch later in the year. Watching something? See a color you like? Grab it off the screen and print it out in the form of makeup — lipstick, eyeshadow, foundation, etc — with the Mink printer.

They are use using FDA approve ink. We don’t need extra new software.:)

http://time.com/90873/mink-grace-choi-3d-print-makeup/

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3D Printing Blood Vessel Networks

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3-D printers can assemble raw materials into very complex products. Researchers had previously fabricated a single blood vessel, which amounted to no more than a long and slender tube. The next hurdle is to create complex, branching networks of blood vessels.

A team of engineers led by Dr. Shaochen Chen of the University of California, San Diego, aimed to improve on current 3-D printers to better engineer complex tissues like blood vessel networks. Their research was supported by NIH’s National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB). Results were published online in advance of the April 2017 issue of Biomaterials.

“Almost all tissues and organs need blood vessels to survive and work properly. This is a big bottleneck in making organ transplants, which are in high demand but in short supply,” says Chen. “3-D bioprinting organs can help bridge this gap, and our lab has taken a big step toward that goal.”

The results show that a complex tissue resembling blood vessels can be formed using a 3-D printer. The ultimate challenge for this research team is to engineer heart tissue with a complex network of blood vessels. Such tissues might be used to replace damaged heart muscle or for drug testing. 🙂

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MIT Is Building a Better 3D Printer

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Traditional desktop 3D printing technology has effectively hit a wall. The line between a $200 and a $1000 printer is blurrier now than ever before, and there’s a fairly prevalent argument in the community that you’d be better off upgrading two cheap printers and pocketing the change than buying a single high-end printer if the…

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LIVING TATTOOS!

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3D Printed tattoos can be helpful to recognize stress and health.:)

MIT engineers have devised a 3-D printing technique that uses a new kind of ink made from genetically programmed living cells. The cells are engineered to light up in response to a variety of stimuli. When mixed with a slurry of hydrogel and nutrients, the cells can be printed, layer by layer, to form […]

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