VTT Finland is developing 3D printing materials for wound care

VTT Finland is developing 3D printing materials for wound care

Cellulose nanofibrils have properties that can improve the characteristics of bio-based 3D-printing pastes. VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland is developing a 3D wound care product for monitoring wound condition in hospital care. However, the first commercial nanocellulose applications will be seen in indoor decoration elements, textiles and the production of mock-ups.

3D printing has proven to be an efficient manufacturing method for complex, customised and light structures. In addition to thermoplastics, 3D printing materials include metals, ceramics and foodstuffs. The range of biomaterials in 3D paste printing is still fairly limited, since pastes pose unique challenges: their structure must not collapse during printing and the objects manufactured must remain sufficiently strong, rigid or flexible after drying. In 3D biomaterial filaments, however, commercial products already exist. Continue reading “VTT Finland is developing 3D printing materials for wound care”

PhD Student Designs 3D Printable Wind Turbines to Bring Cheap Power to Remote Locations

When most people imagine wind turbines, they think of huge wind farms dominating the landscape with pristine, sleek, white towers, or perhaps instead think about old-fashioned windmills in an idyllic Dutch landscape. While there is a place for both these large-scale types of wind harvesting in the world, it’s well worth a look at smaller wind turbines as well, particularly those that could be used in remote locations. Continue reading “PhD Student Designs 3D Printable Wind Turbines to Bring Cheap Power to Remote Locations”

This 3D Printed Birdhouse Changes Colors When It Is Occupied

One of my favorite types of stories to cover surrounding the 3D printing space is those that show how animals are benefiting from this up-and-coming technology. We’ve covered many stories where dogs, turtles, ducks, and cats have all received prosthetic body parts. Whether it is prosthetic legs for a dog with only two legs, a beak for an eagle that was hurt by humans, or a foot for a hobbled turtle, I love hearing about these types of stories.

One man, whom we have written about in the past, named Reginald Taylor, is very talented when it comes to 3D modeling objects to be 3D printed. Taylor, a 46-year-old man living in France, works at home so that he can take care of his 18-year-old daughter who is disabled due to an accident that she was involved in.

“I purchased my first 3D printer about 18 months ago after seeing a potential opening in my area of expertise,” Taylor tells 3DPrint.com. “I travel quite a lot and do much of my design work for MyMiniFactory whilst on the move — better than watching films on the airbook whilst on the TGV.”
One of Taylor’s recent designs is for a Wildlife Birdhouse, which he designed from the ground up. It is able to be 3D printed in approximately 7 hours on most FFF-based 3D printers, and the design is rather aesthetically pleasing.

The birdhouse comes equipped with an optional seed holder that fits right on top of the house. It is the perfect size to allow small birds to enter, build a nest, and perhaps even lay some eggs inside. Where this birdhouse gets interesting, though, is that if printed using thermostatic filament like Taylor recommends, it will actually let you know when a bird is occupying the house. … (read more)

Source: 3Dprint.com

Cedar Hall students use the ‘Cube’ to bring imaginations to life (VIDEO)

It didn’t take long for Jonah Krutsinger and his classmates to get used to the new Cubify 3D printer, known simply as the “Cube,” when it arrived last week. The Cedar Hall Community School eighth grader had no experience with 3D printing before joining engineering teacher Brian Bobbitt’s Project Lead the Way class, but within a few days Krutsinger was ready to print lifelike objects. Continue reading “Cedar Hall students use the ‘Cube’ to bring imaginations to life (VIDEO)”

First Official 3D Printed Personalized Football/Soccer Player Available from TryeCo 2.0

Founded by a team of qualified architects and designers, TryeCo 2.0 is an advanced 3D modeling studio that was among the first to implement 3D printing technologies. Recently, the company set out to bring their 3D printing know-how to consumers by creating a series of 3D printed products with high artistic and/or personalization value. Continue reading “First Official 3D Printed Personalized Football/Soccer Player Available from TryeCo 2.0”