Zimpure 2, is a compact and discrete air purifier for 3D Printing without toxic emissions works with FDM printers. Few days later they will conduct more test on DLP and SLA printers. Zimpure is filtering 99% of the nanoparticles and more than 90% of the gases released.
Zimple3D co-founders Antoine Franz and Nicolas Roux promise to make 3D printing safer with an innovative adaptable air filter called Zimpure.
When we use 3D printer’s plastic can make irritating smell. It’s actually a mix of harmful gases and nanoparticles. This is due to thermoplastic fusion. Professionals in the thermoplastic industry and folks with an average sense of smell, We have already smelled this odor of melted plastic and we know it can’t be good for your health.
The emergence of “4D printing”
Imagine things can replicate by itself an appropriate design. In my opinion, we need 4D printing to make water pipes for snowing region.:)
MIT researcher Skylar Tibbits works on self-assembly — the idea that instead of building something (a chair, a skyscraper).
He is an artist and computational architect. Skylar Tibbits is working on “smart” components that can assemble themselves.
3D printing has grown in sophistication since the late 1970s; TED Fellow Skylar Tibbits is shaping the next development, which he calls 4D printing, where the fourth dimension is time.
This emerging technology will allow us to print objects that then reshape themselves or self-assemble over time.
Think a printed cube that folds before your eyes, or a printed pipe able to sense the need to expand or contract.
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Magnetic 3D Bioprinting from Nano3D Biosciences
Magnetic 3D bioprinting uses magnetic nanoparticles to 3D print cell structures. The magnetic nanoparticles are biocompatible, i.e., they can be in contact with living cells without causing adverse effects. The process makes cells magnetic by tagging them with magnetic particles. Once the cells become magnetic, external magnetic forces are used to 3D printed the cells into specific cell structures. A technique called magnetic levitation is used to levitate cells in a container using a magnet above the container. Levitation of the cells causes the cells to aggregate rapidly.
The first 3D bioprinting system was commercially made available by Nano3D Biosciences. This technology is targeted for use in pharmaceutical industry. This technology can be used for building simple cellular structures such a spheroids and rings as well as complex structures such as aortic valves.