Dr. 4D printer (4D printing Programmable Wood)

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Dr. 4D printer is informing us what is good and what is not good, 4D printing’s Programmable wood.

Meri asked about 4D printing wood, “is this 100% wood? concerns: are 3d and 4d printing materials biodegradable, earth-friendly, environmentally friendly and safe for people during use and production of items made by the 3d and 4d printing? I read at the University California Irvine facebook that student(s) are having to build something extra to help with the fume created during 3d printing. The fumes can be very bad for health as we inhale and surround ourselves in the fume during production and into the environment…air and so on…which then rains into the land, wildlife, river, and ocean contributing to global warming and destruction of the planet just to have accumulation of stuff…for joy and happiness of people. it could be like second hand smoking…what about other people in the planet and other animals and fish and the entire earth?? why should we all suffer needlessly for the joy of those who print excessively just to have stuff”.

For this comment. We still don’t have sufficient answer. 4D printing still in research stage.

I am sure in future we will use 4D printing more often.:)



3D Printed Custom Insoles from SOLS

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3D Printed Custom Insoles from SOLS


SOLS is a New York based startup that provides 3D printed custom insoles.  To purchase SOLS’ custom insoles, a customer uses their app available from Itunes to take photos of their feet.  The customer also provides information such as height, weight, length of each foot and so on.  SOLS recommends taking help from a buddy to take photos and measurements.  SOLS takes this information and generates a 3D model of the custom insoles for the customer.  The 3D model is used to 3D print the custom soles for the customer. The insoles generated are thin and can be work in any kind of shoes.  One can also include the width of shoe to make sure the custom insoles work well with the shoe.

SOLS provides SOLS Flex and SOLS Rx.  SOLS Flex are custom insoles for daily use. SOLS Rx are prescription insoles for hing with aches and pain of feet.

Soles was co-founded by Kegan Schouwenburg in 2013.  SOLS has raised almost $20 Million from investors.



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PRNewswire article on SOLS

CBS Article on SOLS