#TOP5 videos: Treating breast cancer!
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Top 1: Treating breast cancer
Women in Australia, might soon find a new way to be treating breast cancer. Through 3D technology make the treatment more effective. In fact, a professor from the University of Queensland 3D printed several scaffolds of the breast shape of the patient. Once implanted, it is filled with stem cells that will rebuild the patient’s breast. This new solution has so far been successfully tested on animals and could see the light of day within the next four years. It joins other initiatives taken for treating breast cancer as well.
Top 2: 3D printed helmets
A group of students from the University College of London have developed a new 3D printed helmet. The new design is specifically designed for cyclists created with a honey comb structure, and each helmet is customised to the individual. the new 3D printed helmet is revolutionising the original design created in the 60s. This first of a kind helmet is a breakthrough for a cyclists out there.
Top 3: Robotic Additive Manufacturing
Viridis3D and EnvisionTec have developed the Robotic Additive Manufacturing system, consisting of an ABB robot to which is attached a print head. The printhead then projects a mixture of sand and powdered binder in order to create, layer by layer, parts for the foundry industry. A process that allows them to be faster and more efficient in the production of finished parts than traditional methods. Check out how it works in the video below.
Top 4: Flexible Orthotics
The American company OT4 started the development of flexible orthoses to ensure the recovery of patients in a faster and easier manner. The difference of its development, to that of other companies, is in their use of 3D scanning and 3D printing. By printing in the material PA 11 they are able to make their items more flexible and lighter along with many other benefits to customise the products to the individual’s needs. OT4 uses HP’s technology to provide the clients with more freedom to recover.
Top 5: Makerbot teaser!
The Amercan manufacturer, Makerbot are coming out with a new FDM 3D printer, that seems to be taking focus. The new teaser of the product puts them back in the stage light. It will officially be revealed December 11th. Nothing more is mentioned in the teaser, making the details unknown so far. But it looks like this new machine will work with Fused Deposit Modeling with two extruders. We will get the latest information out to you as soon as we have it!
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