Andreas Bastian works at Rice University developing 3D printers for medical applications. Since last October he has been experimenting with creating hexagonal meshes for applications in low-cost 3D printed prosthetics. To create these “mesostructured materials”, as Andreas likes to call them, he has been using a MakerBot Replicator 2 3D Printer.
Head over to Andres’ blog for more details on the printing process, and to check out the stunning images of some of Andreas’ prototypes. Below you can see two videos exploring how the mesostructured materials flex, and the effects of light passing through the structures. … (Read more)