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Top 5 Videos of the Week: 3D printing replacement tissues for humans

Published on October 20, 2019 by Carlota V.

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 replacement tissues for humans 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 Printed Play Structures

The Rice University School of Architecture’s 3D printer room is home to the 3D printer, Gigabot. The Gigabot is used for printing architectural models, student work, and personal projects. Former Technology Fellow David Costanza takes us through some of the designs he’s used 3D printing on, including a play structure, with 3D prints in the final construction that lives on the Rice campus.

Top 2: Women in 3D Printing

Women in 3D Printing is an international organization that reaches across many industries and across many countries. It focuses on the work of women in the 3D printing sector. As explained in the following video, having a collection of thoughts and opinions on the challenges women face in the sector is extremely important in order to find the appropriate solutions. It is also an opportunity for people to come together and share.

Top 3: All-in-one machine for multimaterial AM

For three years now, several European researchers have been working on the KRAKEN project, a hybrid manufacturing system combining 3D printing and subtractive production methods. Equipped with three interchangeable additive manufacturing technologies and a 4th subtractive manufacturing head, the KRAKEN should be able to create objects 20 meters long. The development of the machine was completed at the end of September and is now available on the market, find out more in the following video:

Top 4: 3D printing replacement tissues for humans

Creating human organs from a 3D printer may sound like science fiction, but researchers are working on making it a reality. It’s true that in the last few months many groundbreaking advancements in bioprinting have been achieved. Maybe one of the most groundbreaking was the tiny human heart, bioprinted in Tel-Aviv University by a team of researchers. In the following video, you will see that engineers in one lab at Rice University are 3D printing complex vascular networks found in human tissue!

Top 5: First 3D printed boat

A team of researchers from the University of Maine revealed the largest 3D printed part in the world. It is a boat, the 3Dirigo, designed on a large-format polymer 3D printer developed by the UMaine Advanced Structures and Composites Center. The piece is 7.62 meters long and weighs 2.2 tons! The project teams were awarded 3 World Records: the largest 3D printed solid part, the largest 3D printed boat and finally the largest 3D printer. This is a promising initiative for the maritime sector, which take advantage of the benefits of additive manufacturing.

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