#TOP5 videos: Bird was saved by 3D printing and much more!
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Top 1: Bird was saved by 3D printing
Additive manufacturing can be helpful in a lot of ways one such way is when animals get hurt or sick. Recently a Bird was saved by 3D printing. Jary is a hornbill, this tropical bird is easily noticed by its big and beautiful beak. After Jary got cancer his beautiful beak had to be hacked as a result of the treatment. The veterinarians who treated him made a 3D printed prosthesis to cover the cut. The bird, aged 22, supports the piece very well and can continue to live as before, adopting the new pieces as if it was its original beak. As this bird was saved by 3D printing it is a good example on how 3D technologies can help animals.
Top 2: 3D printed bridge
The Dutch 3D printed bridge is taking shape. The company MX3D has been the subject of a lot of ink in recent months with its project of creating a 3D printed bridge in steel. After 6 months of printing and 4,500 kg of stainless steel, it finally sees the day! It was officially introduced to the general public during Design Week in the Netherlands. The 3D printed bridge is now getting prepared to be installed on the oldest canal in Amsterdam. One thing is certain, the result is at the rendezvous!
Top 3: World’s first 3D printed titanium wheels
HRE3D + the titanium wheel printed in 3D: GE Additive worked with HRE to create the world’s first titanium wheel for automobiles completely 3D printed; the HRE3D+. They have created their prototype wheel through the use of Electron Beam Melting (EBM) technology printed with an advanced titanium powder. The companies has managed to show its potential when 3D printing with metal for the automotive sector.
Top 4: On demand 3D printing
The American manufacturer 3D Systems presents its 3D printing service; 3D Systems On Demand. The focus of the company’s new service is to offer a variety of users a solution that will allow them to model and manufacture their parts, according to their needs. This includes rapid prototyping to small series production. The American giant now has all the machines needed to handle these demands, from the 3D printer to the CNC machine to create on demand 3D printing.
Top 5: 3D printing used for golf
3D printing used for golf has created great design. Callaway Golf has been using additive manufacturing for some time now to design its golf clubs. The technology has offered more freedom in terms of design and geometric complexity while remaining profitable. The company recently collaborated with GE Additive to produce a unique putter. They explain that additive manufacturing allows her to improve the performance of their clubs and thus provide their clients with high-end solutions.
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