3D-Printed Products Show Latest 3D Printing Tech Innovation

3D-printing seems to be churning, by the minute, the latest innovations in the industry, one can hardly keep abreast with all of them. Here are some of the interesting, incredible, 3D-printed products these days.

How would you like to play an absorbing chess game using a 3d-printed chess set, depicting not the traditional figures, but the skyline featuring the new and historical buildings that make up the city of milan? [Observing how Milan] has evolved in the past five years, from a very low skyline to one that now has skyscrapers that silhouette in the central part of the city, designer david chiesa has created a 3D-printed chess set that instead of using the normal figurines, uses the new and historical buildings that make up the city of milan. the idea that these modern structures can live side by side, not only in the physical reality but also in a miniature world motivated the designer to create this set. – Read more at:

Nothing is impossible with 3D-printing. “…Dutch researchers at the University of Groningen are working on the creation of a 3D-printed tooth made of an antimicrobial plastic that kills the bacteria responsible for tooth decay on contact. [...]For the Dutch researchers, the key step in developing the bacteria-fighting tooth was being able to find the right material to put inside the 3D printer. In this case, the researchers embedded antimicrobial quaternary ammonium salts inside existing dental resin polymers. Once this mix is put into a 3D printer, it can be hardened with ultraviolet light and used to print out 3D replacement teeth. – Read more at:

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Yet, the possibility that 3D-printing can be abused is also present. According to a Yahoo article, a man neither connected with the military nor with NASA was able to build the first portable railgun, a futuristic projectile launcher associated most commonly with the military or NASA, through 3D-printing.

Little is known about Imgur user “NSA_Listbot” beyond the fact that he’s just short of being a wizard with AutoCAD and a 3D printer. The man took to Imgur over the weekend to share what may very well be one of the most amazing and terrifying DIY projects that has even been attempted. And he didn’t just attempt it, he built it. – Read more here:

The latest industry that is just starting to discover how helpful 3D printers and rapid prototyping can be to their businesses are companies that design food, beverage and retail packaging. Although a 3D printing expert and vice president of Printing 3D Parts, Inc. Paul Pavolich says that while it’s catching on, the packaging industry is still not catching on as quickly as they could be. – Read more at:

However, despite all these innovations, Andreas Bastians, a 3D printing scientist at Autodesk, says in his article that the potential of 3D-printing is not being fully utilized due to “old-fashioned ways of thought.” He says 3D-printing ought to be viewed as an ecosystem,  a system of constituent parts, so that its capabilities can be understood well.  By changing how we think about 3D printing to embrace the systems nature of the family of technologies, we can begin to actually leverage it against real problems. – Read more at:

 

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