What is 3D Printing and How Does it Work?

February 15, 2017

In simple terms 3D printing is the process of creating 3D objects from digital files. Another less commonly used name for 3D printing is additive manufacturing and for good reason. Additive manufacturing differs from traditional subtractive manufacturing in that only the material required to create an object is actually used during the manufacturing process. Traditional […]

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Book Review: 3D Printing 3rd Edition – Christopher Barnatt

January 16, 2017

In April 2014 I reviewed the First Edition of Christopher Barnatts 3D Printing book and in October of the same year I reviewed the Second Edition. The second edition was a major update and now, in early 2017, I’ve just read the third edition which is another major update. This latest edition was released in late […]

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Tiny 3D Printed Lens is Smaller Than a Grain of Salt

July 20, 2016

3D printing keeps on making history over and over. This time the technology has led to the debut of the world’s smallest lens. And yes – I’m talking about a grain of salt kind of small. German scientists have just recently created what is now considered the world’s tiniest lens using 3D printing. The lens […]

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Melbourne Researchers 3D Print Brain Tissue

December 20, 2015

One of the most remarkable applications of 3D printing is tissue bioprinting. The ability to 3D print living human tissues from stem cells not only opens doors for direct experimentation on human tissue but also provides hope to transplant patients. We’ve already told you how several large companies like Organovo and Advanced Solutions are working hard to […]

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NecropSynth: Anatomical Models for Science & Education

April 15, 2015

We all remember that frog in our biology classroom that we dissected so eagerly to learn about the inner workings of living organisms. However, while the procedure increased our knowledge, it left us with a feeling of guilt for sacrificing the ill-fated frog in the name of education. Dissection of animals (termed necropsy) has been […]

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Book Review: 3D Printing 2nd Edition – Christopher Barnatt

December 14, 2014

Back in April 2014 I read and reviewed the First Edition of 3D Printing by Christopher Barnatt. I was so impressed by the depth and relevance of it’s content that I added it to my top 3D Printing Resources Page, which I’ve just updated to reference this new edition. Like many others who are interested in 3D […]

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