3D Printing and healthcare

3D Chocolate printer, Choc Creator from Choc Edge Ltd.

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3D Chocolate printer, Choc Creator from Choc Edge Ltd.

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Choc Edge is a  UK based company founded by Dr. Liang Hao and Christina Zheng.  According to the Choc Edge,” they launched the world’s first  3D chocolate printer called Choc Creator V1. They launched Choc Creator V2 in September 2014.  They recommend the use of high-quality Belgian chocolate for 3D printing chocolate arts but other kinds of chocolate such as white chocolate and milk chocolate can be used as well.  Choc Creator can be used for printing on flat surfaces that are not higher than 3 centimeters.  Examples of chocolate creations available from Choc Edge’s website include face portraits, 2D designs, logos, among others.  The sophistication of the chocolate art creations printed using their 3D Chocolate Printer can be seen in the following example”.:)

chocedge face

http://www.chocedge.com/

http://www.chocedge.com/creations.php.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MDEdGhE2dUk

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Investing in 3D Printing: 3D Printing Robotics and Technology Fund

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Investing in 3D Printing: 3D Printing Robotics and Technology Fund

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The first ever mutual fund focused on 3D printing and additive manufacturing was started in January 2014 and called 3D printing and Technology Fund.  In June 2015, the fund was renamed to 3D Printing Robotics and Technology Fund.  The fund is managed by 3D Printing Fund Advisers, LLC, with Alan M. Meckler as the Lead Portfolio Manager and John M. Meckler as Co-Portfolio Manager.  The fund can be bought online from  Schwab, Scottrade, Vanguard, or from the fund’s website http://www.3dpfund.com/.

The fund has Institutional Class shares (TDPIX) and Investor Class shares (TDPNX).  The top holdings of the fund include Stratasys, Autodesk, Dassault Systemes, Hewlett-Packard Co., General Electric Co., and so on.  Some of the larger companies such as General Electric Co. are included since they have been acquiring companies focused on 3D printing technology.

This is not an investment advice.  Before investing, please consult the prospectus of the fund.  Please visit the fund’s website (www.3dpfund.com) for further details.

http://www.3dpfund.com

http://finance.yahoo.com/news/3d-printing-technology-fund-changes-111500281.html

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/videos/b/b5dec11f-d64d-4d2e-bb5e-fe956eeeed50

 

3D & Virtual Reality Expo in Tokyo

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3D & Virtual Reality Expo in Tokyo


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”.:)

http://www.ivr.jp/en/

 

New material for 3D Printing from Polymakr

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New material for 3D Printing from Polymakr

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According to Polymakr,” This is an international team that builds new material for 3D printing.  Their new 3D printing materials include PolyMax PLA, PolyFlex, and PolyWood”.:)

http://www.polymakr.com/web/about.html

http://www.3ders.org/articles/20140315-polymakr-launches-three-new-3d-printing-materials-on-kickstarter.html

 

3D Printing in all over in the world

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3D Printing in all over in the world

3D  printing will be all over in the world in few years, that’s what i think.

Recently, a company in China built 10 one-story, more than 2,000-square-foot homes in a day.  Shapeways, a 3D printing service, makes more than 140,000 unique products each month. Every day we learn new thing about 3D printing. 🙂

3D Printed Paws for Dog

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3D Printed Paws for Dog

According to the,”NC State University College of Veterinary Medicine and College of Engineering Prosthetic limb made for a dog.

Zeus, a five-year-old Siberian husky with a missing foot, will get his first chance to run in the snow.  Zeus now becomes the fifth pet to receive a custom-made osseointegrated implant and attached prosthetic limb at NC State thanks to a collaboration between the NC State University College of Veterinary Medicine and College of Engineering”.

1) YouTube video on Zeus and the surgery.

2)     NC State University College of Veterinary Medicine and College of Engineering.

3)   http://www.cvm.ncsu.edu/news/2011-04-03-Pioneering-Implant-Surgery-Aids-Zeus-and-Prosthetic-Limb-Design.html