One size doesn’t fit all – customising your medicines with 3D printing could be a game changer, especially for people with complex medical needs.
Lego bricks have standardised parts and can be found across the world.
Scientists used Lego to build a bioprinter capable of printing human tissue samples.
3D printers can lay down more than just layers of melted plastic.
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Organ models that more accurately capture finer details could reduce surgical error and lead to personalized implants.
Glass is produced from sand, is easy to recycle, and can be used to make concrete without any complex processing.
Lightening aeroplanes’ loads helps to reduce their emissions.
Using recycled plastic to wire planes could reduce their emissions while cutting down on waste from the 3-D printing industry.
The world needs to protect 30% of the ocean by 2030. We won’t achieve this goal without using new technology to patrol and preserve marine protected areas.
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The rocket engines that lauched Apollo 11 towards the moon had 5,600 parts each. 3D-printed equivalents have just 40.
Container ships transport millions of tonnes of goods across the planet.
The shipping sector’s emissions are equivalent to some industrial countries: here’s some innovative ways to help reduce them.
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Most sporting equipment is designed with typical able-bodied athletes in mind, whereas custom equipment to meet a particular Paralympian’s needs can be expensive. 3D printing offers a third way.
Imagine what it could do for your cakes.
How do you turn your 3D plastic printer into a food printer? You just print the required parts.
The need for donated organs can be addressed using a novel 3D-printing technique.
Printing organs could reduce the need for human donor organs. And 3D printed organs using a patient’s own cells would increase successful organ transplants by reducing the risk of rejection.
Nigeria must take steps to include 3D printing into science and engineering education in Nigeria.
Nigeria could close the skills gap in the manufacturing sector by including 3D printing in the curriculum of engineering programmes.
Activists highlight some of the United Nations’ 17 sustainable development goals in Lima, Peru (February 20, 2017).
A new report from the GovLab and the French Development Agency (AFD) examines how development practitioners are experimenting with emerging forms of technology to advance development goals.
Neutralizing antibodies attach to the tips of the spike proteins of the SARS CoV-2 virus.
A biologist explains what proteins do in viruses, how they interact with human cells, how the vaccine delivers mRNA into the cell and how antibodies protect us.
Saved from the trash heap and ready for transformation.
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Consumers can turn plastic waste into valuable products at minimal cost using the open source technologies associated with DRAM – distributed recycling and additive manufacturing.
A cutting edge new research project is developing Lego-like bricks made from biomaterials to replace bone fragments in shattered limbs.
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New manufacturing processes will revolutionise the way we take our medicines.
President Donald Trump has been widely slammed for mishandling the COVID-19 crisis, costing the US dearly.
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Some of the worst health performers in recent weeks have been ‘First World’.
Designers, engineers, makers and doctors worldwide have used 3D printing to produce products such as face shields, face masks, ventilator components, hands-free door openers and nasal swabs.
Many items labeled “Made in China” could be made on people’s desktops instead.
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The rush to make personal protective equipment like facemasks and face shields using 3D printers shows that the technology can help circumvent global supply chain disruptions.