The Latest Inroads 3D-Printing Has Made

As 3D-printing never fails to amaze as it continues making inroads into almost every field of human endeavor, disrupting industries, and improving the quality of life. Here’s a look at some of the latest progress the technology has made.


Fear of losing hair? No need to worry, as 3D-printing is being groomed to prevent hair loss.

L’Oreal has partnered with a French bio-printing company called Poietis to create hair follicles through a process similar to 3D printing.These hair follicles could be used for implants L’Oreal said. Hair follicles have not been created this way before and the firms expect it will take at least three years to adapt the process. However, one hair loss charity said it was too early “to be getting excited”. – Read more at:



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3D-printing can manufacture massive earthmoving equipment.

Scientists at the US Oak Ridge National Laboratory are assembling the world’s first 3D-printed hydraulic excavator, a prototype which they say will explore the feasibility of printing with metal alloys. […] But metals are what is needed if truly useful machines like cars or tractors are to be 3D-printed. The Oak Ridge team claims that by increasing the size and speed of metal-based 3D-printing techniques, and using low-cost alloys such as steel and aluminium, it could create new industrial applications for the technology. – Read more at:


Want to own some iron age jewelry? 3D-printing technology makes it possible to recreate jewelry from the ancient past.

Ben Price, a student at the University of the Highlands and Islands Archaeology Institute, understood the value of studying the past by using the latest technology. In this case he was particularly interested in a set of molds from the 1st to 3rd century CE used to create jewelry for the islanders. – Read more at:


A new installation unveiled at the GPU Technology Conference is said to show how 3D printing technology can transform the construction industry, according to a recent article by Forbes. The installation is thought to be the largest 3D printed structure in the world by its makers – Arup, an engineering consultancy firm, and AI Build, a UK startup specialising in artificial intelligence and 3D printing applications. – Read more at:


Each day almost there’s something new to see and learn from the ever-growing 3D-printing technology. It would be hard to imagine the world running without it.


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