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These tiny houses for the homeless perch on building walls

Clusters of individual pods attached to exposed building walls may offer an affordable alternative to traditional homeless shelters. With land at a premium, Norwegian architect Andreas Tjeldflaat, founder of the New York and Oslo-based innovation studio Framlab, proposes using vertical space to create individual shelters for those living on the streets of New York City. His solution creates an efficient and cost-effective alternative to traditional buildings while offering greater comfort, ...
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A 3D-printed rib cage has been implanted in a patient

The latest advances in 3D printing are highlighted again this week with news of a 3D printed titanium and polymer sternum and rib cage implant for a patient with a rare form of bone cancer. Using Australian 3D printing technology, this is the world's second transplant of a 3D-printed composite sternum and ribcage and the first time the technique has been used in the US. The implant was created in partnership between CSIRO, Australia's federal government agency for scientific research, and A...
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World's first 3D-printed bridge opens to cyclists in Netherlands

Advances in 3D printing are revolutionizing the construction industry as the Netherlands demonstrated this week with the opening of the world's first 3D-printed, reinforced concrete bridge. The eight-metre bridge, created by the Eindhoven University of Technology (EUT) and built by the BAM Infra construction company, is primarily intended for cyclists although it has been safety tested to bear loads of up to two tons. Compared with traditional construction methods, 3D printing is quicker, a...
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How 3D printing is empowering SMBs in manufacturing's digital transformation

3D printing technology is already delivering greater efficiency and cost saving in manufacturing, with the potential to transform entire industries. As the technology continues to evolve, it's becoming more affordable, incorporating a wider range of applications, and opening up greater opportunities for small businesses to be more creative, more flexible, speed up production, and save money at the same time. Jon Wayne explores here how 3D printing is eliminating some of the b...
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A teenage girl has created a 3D-printed lens and app that can detect eye disease

 Sixteen-year-old high school student Kavya Kopparapu has created a diagnostic system to detect an eye disease that can cause blindness if left untreated. Diabetic retinopathy affects a third of the 415 million diabetics worldwide and around half of these cases aren't diagnosed because of difficulties accessing medical care. Eyeagnosis aims to improve the rate of diagnosis by making the initial screening process quicker, cheaper and more widely available. It uses a 3D-printed mount and lens...
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10 amazing 3D printing startups

3D printing, the process that creates a physical object from a digital design using successive layers of material, has moved beyond its role in rapid prototyping and can now be applied to various plastics, resins, metals, ceramics and more. Here’s how startups are revolutionizing manufacturing with 3D printed food, made to measure shoes, customized toys, unique jewelry, metal parts, and even synthetic human tissue. [Read the full article on businessnewsdaily.com]
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