Top 5 videos: 3D printed steak and more

Published on July 5, 2020 by Aysha M.
3D printed steak

This week we found the top 5 videos about 3D printing and the way additive manufacturing is changing production. The technology has infiltrated many sectors, from medical to automotive – check our selection of the week to keep up with the innovations! If you enjoy these, you can view even more 3D printing videos on our Youtube channel. Hope you’ll enjoy and have a great Sunday!

Top 1: 3D printed steak

Livestock farming is one to the main contributors to global warming, generating more emissions than the global transportation sector. That’s one of the reasons why startups like NOVAMEAT and others try to develop a “meatless” meat by using plant-based 3D printing. This week Redefine Meat presented Alt-Steak, the first  3D printed steak created from plants! The company announced that it will distribute its Alt-Steaks to several restaurants later this year. Are you ready to try the 3D printed steak?

Top 2: Pam 3D printing technology

A French manufacturer Pollen AM presents its Pam technology, which is an additive manufacturing process that 3D prints directly with industrial pellet shape thermoplastics. The new printer features up to 4 different material cartridges that are adaptable to material specificities (standard, enhance cooling, etc). The Pam 3D printer also has up to 4 independent and retractable extrudes with interchangeable nozzles. Find out more details in the video!

Top 3: 3D printing inspection fixtures with Markforged

Stephanie Ku, a content engineer at Markforged, tells us about 3D printing inspection fixtures. What is an inspection fixture? It is a tool that holds a part that is being inspected in specific orientations, making measurements to evaluate tolerances. Traditional low-volume production comes with a long lead time and high cost. Additive manufacturing, on the other hand,  allows to 3D print fixtures that accurately cradle each product’s unique geometry.

Top 4: 3DPrinterOS

What is 3DPrinterOS? It’s a platform that provides full control over additive manufacturing production processes. The software uses blockchain to secure part information and military-grade encryption to secure communications. Google, Ford, Microsoft – all use 3DPrinterOS. Find out more in the video.

Top 5: Response to COVID-19

Since March, teams consisting of dozens of medical engineers, scientists and technicians were mobilized to use 3D printing technology to help save lives. This final video is from Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, where they use Artificial Intelligence to evaluate the mechanical and functional performances of 3D printed medical kits, such as nasal swabs.

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