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3D bioprinting

Vader Systems create 3-D Printer For Printing with Liquid Metal

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3-D printing liquid metal with Vader Systems



University of Buffalo student Zack Vader has created a machine that prints three-dimensional objects using liquid metal.

According to Professor Edward P. Furlani  of Chemical and Biological Engineering and Electrical Engineering departments of University at Buffalo, Vader’s process uses a magnetic field to manipulate conductive fluids.  The magnetic field is used to create pressure for squeezing the liquid out of an ejector nozzle.

According to Furlani “It’s a transformative technology.  It’s very exciting interdisciplinary engineering. I think its application base will continue to broaden and expand for the foreseeable future.”

According to Chi Zhou, Assistant Professor at University of Buffalo, “I can see at this stage that it can complement traditional metal printing, but later, maybe 10 years later, it can dominate the metal printing market because it can print better quality, cheaper and faster.”

Vader’s 3-D printer can be used in future for making custom knee and hip replacements.

BUFFALO, N.Y. — A father and son team in the START-UP NY program have invented a liquid metal printing machine that could represent a significant transformation in manufacturing. A breakthrough idea five years ago by former University at Buffalo student Zack Vader, then 19, has created a machine that prints three-dimensional objects using liquid metal.

 

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3D printing & medical applications

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3D printing & medical applications


3D printing reduce the work time and it has solution and advancement for the medical field. Carsten Engel is  biomedical engineer from the University of Brussels (ULB).currently he is working as a researcher at SIRRIS (Collective Centre of the Belgian Technology Industry) which has the biggest European Additive Manufacturing machine parc. His main work involves R&D projects in the field of biomedical and aerospace applications.

Researchers unveil new 3D printable implant material that facilitates bone regeneration

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Researchers unveil new 3D printable implant material that facilitates bone regeneration
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3D printing is quickly becoming an integral part of the implant industry, where it is taking over business with custom-made and unique 3D printed implants. However, even these are not magical solutions. Though they provide a much better fit, they are still followed by months or even years of painful rehabilitation. To make matters worse, […]

via Researchers unveil new 3D printable implant material that facilitates bone regeneration — OrthoFeed

A prescription for preventing 3D printing piracy

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A prescription for preventing 3D printing piracy

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In the year 2000, the music business was still strong. Record companies produced albums and shipped these physical objects to the stores that sold them. The internet was slowly becoming a system of mass consumption and distribution, but most consumers still purchased physical media. And while … http://www.lastoneminute.com/a-prescription-for-preventing-3d-printing-piracy/

via A prescription for preventing 3D printing piracy — Last One Minute News

The 11th SME SV Conference in Santa Clara, Silicon Valley

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The 11th SME SV Conference in Santa Clara, Silicon Valley


The 11th SME SV Conference has the theme Transforming the Future – IoT, 3D Printing, and Robotics.  This conference is going to address the rapidly developing topics of 3D Printing, Robotics, Artificial intelligence among others.  Participants will be able to interact with 3D Printing, robotics, and laser equipment as well as attend a career fair to explore career opportunities.  Topics covered include medical robotics, new innovations, 3D bio printing, 3D printing .  The conference is on June 9, 2016, at Santa Clara Convention Center, Santa Clara, CA.

http://connect.sme.org/smesiliconvalley/conference

 

Envision TEC’s 3D Bioplotter Technology

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Envision TEC’s  3D Bioplotter Technology

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Envision TEC is a 3D printing company with wide range high speed production.  They works with jewelry, hearing aids, dental, consumer, auto manufacturing and design companies.  Envision submitted their first patent in 1999.  Process and Material Development Specialist for EnvisionTEC  Mr. Carlos Carvalho said “We’re excited about the new addition to the 3D-Bioplotter line-up, the enhanced user management flow and the new inner structure patterns,and for more than 15 years, our 3D-Bioplotter technology has been in the pre-clinical setting, yielding over 150 publications and gaining the trust of customers worldwide as an excellent research and production tool.” They are using this technology since 2000 for CT or MRI scans.  They use STL files to print 3d models.

Mr. Carvalho said “With the release of this software, the 3D-Bioplotter is no longer limited to printing straight, parallel strands; instead zig-zag, wave hexagon and space-filling pattern can be assigned to individual 3D shapes to create more complex and organic inner structures,” Mr. Carvalho also said “We developed the Starter Series to provide a new generation of Tissue Engineering researchers the same stellar performance both Manufacturer and Developer Series 3D-Bioplotter  with a maximum of 2 materials, or cell types, per object, our Starter Series is designed for customers with few requirements in parallel material processing and automation.”

Mr. Carvalho mentioned “This is one of our most exciting milestones within the 3D-Bioplotter technology and we’ll continue to expand our research developments to continuously assist educational institutions, researchers, scientist and medical practitioners with 3D printing advancements,”

http://envisiontec.com/3d-bioplotter-research-papers/

 

Disabled Wisconsin Duck walks with 3D Printed Feet

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Disabled Wisconsin Duck walks with 3D Printed Feet

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A duck named Phillip lost his feet to frostbite in Wisconsin.  He was found by a teacher Vicki Rabe-Harrison who first considered euthanizing him considering his condition.  Instead, she contacted Jason Jischke, a middle school teacher who had a 3D printer in his class.  Jason asked her not to put Phillip down.  Jason worked with his students to develop feet for Phillip.  After multiple attempts, finally they managed to 3D print feet that fit Phillip.  Phillip struggled initially with the prosthetic feet but figured out fast how to use them.  He got a second life thanks to his 3D printed feet.  Phillip now lives in Wisconsin’s Autumn Farm Sanctuary, near Lake Michigan with other duck friends.

 

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/phillip-duck-3d-printed-feet-disabled-wisconsin-autumn-farm-animal-sanctuary-a6992656.html

 

http://www.al.com/news/index.ssf/2016/04/wisconsin_duck_named_phillip_g.html

 

 

BioBot: a Desktop 3D Printer for Living Tissue

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BioBot: a Desktop 3D Printer for Living Tissue

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Biobots, a Philadelphia based startup has developed a desktop 3D printer for printing biomaterials.  The 3D printer called BioBot 1 was demoed at TechCrunch Disrupt NY in May 2015.  Biobots was found the most innovative startup out of 48 startups at the SXSW Accelerator in Austin.

Biobot 1 uses a compressed air pneumatic system that allows it to precisely control the printing operation .  Biobots has developed biomaterial that is placed in the syringe along with cells for printing.  The biomaterial  hardens as it is extruded.  Biobot 1 uses visible blue light to cure the biomaterial.  Unlike UV light, visible blue light is not harmful to living tissue.  The technology can be used to 3D print living tissue such as cartilage, bone, or liver.  The technology can find valuable applications in clinical development of drug.

Biobots aims at bringing down the cost of bioprinting significantly.  Typical bioprinters cost in the range of hundred thousand dollars. Biobots managed to bring down the cost by an order of magnitude.  Biobot 1 is also designed for ease of use.  According to Danny Cabrera, cofounder of Biobots, “As soon as you get a BioBot, you can print something. What we’re doing is we’re saying anybody can do this. [It’s] this MakerBot of biology idea.”

 

http://www.biobots.io/

http://fortune.com/2015/07/13/biobot-the-makerbot-of-biology/

 

 

 

 

http://techcrunch.com/video/biobots-is-a-3d-printer-for-living-cells/518812512/

http://technical.ly/philly/2015/03/16/biobots-most-innovative-sxsw/

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