Top 5 Videos: 3D printed tires & Aortas!
This week’s Top 5 Videos includes videos from a variety of sectors which 3D printing helps. These vary from tires, to racing cars, to parts of a human heart! Remember, a new Top 5 Videos is published every Sunday, so don’t miss out on next week’s episode!
1 – Goodyear Oxygene 3D Printed Tire
American tire manufacturer Goodyear have developed the concept for a new partially 3D printed tire which features living moss! This moss photosynthesises, taking in carbon dioxide and releasing oxygen. Moreover, the photosynthesis creates energy which helps power the tires and the lights around the wheels.
2 – Stratasys 3D Printing
Stratasys are a giant in the 3D printing industry, and one of the first companies to enter the market back in the late 1980s. The American company are now using 3D printing to help in industries such as space travel, aeronautics, medical research, and more with the help of 3D design platforms.
3 – 10 headed 3D printer
This new 3D printer from Bombyx Prod has an incredible 10 print heads, meaning ten parts can be created simultaneously. The 3D printer therefore allows for scalable manufacturing and the ability to 3D print very large parts by making smaller parts which can then be put together.
4 – 3D Printed Aortas
This collaboration of engineers and doctors at the Ohio State University involved 3D printing an aortic valve to connect to a patient’s heart. These engineers and doctors came together to mimic the conditions of the patient’s body to test whether the 3D printed part would work prior to surgery.
5 – 3D Printing in Racecars
Team Penske are a well-known racing team who are always aiming for marginal gains to outperform the competition. Therefore, they turned to 3D printing to create faster iterations of prototypes to test for better aerodynamics and weight reduction. 3D printing allows them to create custom parts faster, test them quicker, and get them into the cars to win races in record time.
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