TOP 5 VIDEOS: 3D printing for athletes…
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 for the sports industry, ceramic additive manufacturing 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: Ceramics 3D printing
The Delta WASP 40100 Clay is a 3D printer that can extrude ceramic materials such as clay. In the following video, you will be able to see the whole process behind printing a piece using one of WASP’s 3D printers. In fact, the ceramics segment of additive manufacturing is predicted to grow tremendously in the next years. SmartTech Publishing predicted that in 2028 this industry would generate up to $3.6 billion worldwide. Companies such as WASP are part of this expansion.
Top 2: 3D Printing in Sports
In the world of sports, additive manufacturing is also having a profound impact. One of the benefits of 3D printing is that it offers the possibility to manufacture unique pieces, personalised for each individual. Of course, for the sports industry this is a very valuable aspect of the technology. From 3D printed helmet linings released by Riddell to 3D printed shoes by Adidas, companies are working on providing an increasing number of tailor-made solutions for athletes!
Top 3: MakerBot, desktop 3D printing
MakerBot is an established market leader in desktop 3D Printing. Their award winning 3D printers and scanners offer superior performance, reliability and ease of use. Bundled MakerWare software makes it easy for everyone, from novices to experienced users to be 3D printing and scanning in next to no time.
Top 4: Why use additive manufacturing in the aerospace industry?
Additive manufacturing is a popular medium in a number of industries, but it is especially effective in the aerospace market. Superior Joining Technologies is a company that uses cutting-edge machinery to create precise parts that can only be made with 3D printing. As they explain in the following video, they have invested in a concept laser additive manufacturing unit to keep their customers moving at the pace of the industry.
Top 5: 3D printed finger bone
3D printing technologies are changing the way healthcare is being delivered to many patients. More and more, we are seeing doctors capable of offering personalised solutions to their patients, something impossible with traditional manufacturing techniques. Given the person’s anatomy, a 3D model can be created that perfectly fits their needs. This is the case of this man, who was able to have a 3D printed finger bone implanted instead of going through with amputation – a much happier outcome!
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