What are 3D Printing and 4D Printing information, and what are the safety precautions for manufacturing?
The University of Maine’s largest 3D Printer in for Bio-based homes
The University of Maine’s Advanced Structures and Composites Center (ASCC) and their 3D-printed “bio-based” home. Using innovative technology and bio-based materials, Polymer-based 3D printers can create large-scale structures, and utilizing recyclable materials aligns with the sustainability goals of many contemporary construction projects. It can revolutionize the construction industry by providing sustainable, cost-effective, customizable housing solutions.
See the world’s largest polymer 3D printer that was used to make a fully recyclable 600-square-foot tiny home in Maine.
Sea Turtle thrives with 3D-Printed shell piece Years after procedure
In collaboration with the University of California, San Diego’s Digital Media Lab, the Birch Aquarium created a 3D-printed brace shell for the turtle. The brace was designed to support and stabilize the turtle’s damaged shell, which had a hole causing curvature in its spine. By providing structural support to the turtle’s shell, the brace aimed to aid in healing and improve its overall health.
Over several years, with the assistance of the 3D-printed brace, the turtle’s health gradually improved. The brace helped to repair and strengthen its damaged shell, allowing the turtle to move more freely and reducing the strain on its spine. The ongoing care and support provided by the Birch Aquarium, along with the innovative use of 3D printing technology, contributed to the sea turtle’s successful recovery.
Sea Turtle with 3D-Printed Shell Piece Continues to Thrive Years After Innovative Procedure.