Articles tagged with: 3D printer
Obvious to any Star Trek fan would be the three iconic words used by Captain Jean Luc Picard of the USS Enterprise to summon his hot beverage of choice: “Tea, Earl Grey, Hot”.
In my mind, 3D printing has always been a technology that, similar to the warp drive and transporter technology, remained well beyond what could even be achieved in my lifetime. Over the past few years however, there have been great leaps forward not in the technology of replication, but in its cousin, 3D printing.
While there are fundamental differences …
We can all a agree that 3D printers are awesome, the fact that the technology is now available for the average person to “print” actual real world objects is mind blowing. Advances in the field and a decrease in the cost of production has resulted in more wide spread use of these machines. The Kobe University Hospital has displayed some groundbreaking medical applications.
Models of 3D printed human organs are being used to in the preparation for surgery. These replicated organs are printed using two materials, the substance on the outer …