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  • Carbon3D created a machine that works up to 100 times faster than standard machines
  • It "grows" objects out of a pool of resin that can withstand high temperatures
  • Oxygen and UV light to liquify and solidify materials at precise points in the printing process.
  • Reify, a New York startup incubated at the New Museum of Contemporary Art's New Inc, translates music into data, and prints unique sculptural "totems."
  • "The aim of Reify's totems is to return that sense of focus and physical design to music listening."
  • "The physical object is literally generated from the sound itself."
  • Called Tactum, the prototype uses projection mapping and Kinect cameras to adjust designs directly on skin using intuitive gestures
  • When the designing is done, it's exported as a printable file and sent to a 3-D printer
  • The process could revolutionize fashion as well as the making of medical equipment like splints
  • The mini jet engine project took place at GE Aviation's Additive Development Center outside Cincinnati.
  • it is a foot-long jet engine, complete with fan blades and internal compressor. 3D printing "allowed the developers to use different kinds of alloys and totally new geometry."
  • spooled up to 33,000 rpm in a recent test cell
  • worldwide revenues from 3D printing expected to increase from $3.07B in 2013 to $12.8B by 2018; exceed $21B by 2020.
  • "3D printing of complex living tissues, commonly known as bioprinting, is opening up new avenues for regenerative medicine. "
  • estimated $230 billion to $550 billion economic impact per year by 2025 with various 3D applications
  • Customers can create something from scratch or from a scanned item
  • Items can be made from plastic to stainless steel to gold, some printed on-site and others with third-party printers
  • First store to offer it is Lowe’s-owned Orchard Supply Store in Mountain View, California
  • The company has partnered with bioprinting specialist Organavo, which can "produce living human tissues that mimics the form and function of native tissues in the body."
  • Loreal partnered with bioprinting specialist Organavo to produce living human tissues.
  • Aim and benefit of testing products on in vitro skin tissue is to reduce reliance on animal testing.
  • A 3D bioprinter at Michigan Technological University is being tested to develop printable tissue for damaged nerves
  • Bioprinting builds up one tissue at a time, and needs compatible materials to print with in order to work with nerve cells
  • Finding materials that are delicate enough for tissue but can withstand the pressure of a needle for printing is proving challenging
  • 4D printing is 3D printed materials that morph into new structures, post production, under the influence of external stimuli such as water or heat
  • these new materials are able to transform themselves from one shape into another, much like a child's Transformer toy.
  • This ground-breaking science promises advancement in myriad fields - medicine, construction, automation and robotics to name a few.
  • NASA has used a 3-D printer in space for the first time, successfully printing a 3-D object
  • The printer manufactured a functional addition to its own machinery, a faceplate featuring the NASA and Made In Space logos
  • Other 3-D printing firsts achieved in 2014 include the first concert played on 3-D printed instruments
  • New Zealand engineer Lance Abernethy used his Ultimaker 2 3D printer to make a drill powered by a hearing aid, connected with wiring stripped from headphones
  • The tiny drill measures 17mm tall, 13mm long and 7.5mm wide, with a 0.5mm twist drill that can pierce soft objects.
  • Studio Swine developed their own way to make 3D-printed furniture by collecting plastic trash washing up on shore in the UK.
  • Coming from your 3D printer soon will be full meals—and perhaps even fully customized meals on planes
  • Designer Francis Bitonti is designing a line of 3D printed shoes meant for women to be sold commercially
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