TOP 5 VIDEOS: 3D printing at Formnext, 3D printed food…
This week we found the top 5 videos about 3D printing and the way additive manufacturing is shaping our society. The technology has infiltrated many sectors, from medical to automotive! Check out our selection of the week to keep up with the innovations! This week we touch on 3D printing at Formnext, 3D printed human heart, food and much more! 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 Printing Challenge
At Alberta’s Children’s Hospital in Canada, the 3D Printing Challenge was a 30- day campaign occurring throughout October with the sole focus of leveraging 3D printing to improve a young person’s patient experience. The idea was to bring to life the ideas of those who experience the problem firsthand. That is why they asked patients, families and staff to let them know about their creative ideas! One of the main benefits of 3D printing technologies is hoe quickly you can jump from a concept to a finished piece. Something nearly impossible using traditional manufacturing methods.
Top 2: 3D printing at Formnext
Formnext is the world’s leading trade fair for additive manufacturing and this year it is taking place in Frankfurt, Germany. At Formnext, it will be possible to explore the whole supply chain of additive manufacturing. From 3D modeling, materials, software, manufacturers or post-processing, everything should be covered! In the following video, you will get a taster of what awaits at Formnext 2019!
Top 3: 3D printing the human heart
At Carnegie Mellon, these engineering researchers have published in Science a breakthrough bioprinting method that brings the field of tissue engineering one step closer to being able to 3D print a full-sized, adult human heart. Recently, we told you about the tiny 3D printed heart created by a team of researchers in Tel-Aviv. This project is a little different but also seeks to find a solution for people suffering from heart problems and heart failure!
Top 4: 3D printed snacks
3D printed food is coming your way! Food 3D printers have been around for a little while now (for example the Foodini 3D printer from Natural Machines), however once the food has been 3D printed, you still need to cook it. Scientists are therefore working on a 3D printer that not only prints the food but cooks it as well by using lasers. Could this be the real revolution in the kitchen?
Top 5: Topology Optimisation, what is it?
Topology optimisation starts with the creation of a coarse 3D model during the design part to which one will apply different loads and forces supported by the part. The software is then responsible for calculating all the constraints applied. At this level, a cutting of the piece can be done to remove the parts not subject to efforts: optimising material layout with the goal of maximising the performance of the final piece. In the following video, you will learn more about topology optimisation in the case of making strong shelves.
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