In a rather heart-warming story, an injured penguin has been helped to walk again with a custom 3D printed boot.Read More
Can you improve the human body beyond the rate of evolution? Open Bionics have an interesting answer to this question.Read More
Liam is a 5-year-old South African boy who was born without fingers on his right hand. When his mother stumbled upon the work of two prosthetic hobbyists and shared this story, they went on to create a new hand for the boy, using a 3D printer, bits of cable, bungee cord and rubber thimbles.Read More
Setting up a lunar base could be made much simpler by using a 3D printer to build it with materials taken from the Moon itself. Industrial partners including renowned architects Foster + Partners have joined with European Space Agency (ESA) to test the feasibility of 3D printing on this scale.Read More
Having raved about 3D printing technologies and marvelled at the practical uses of using the technology in everyday life, we’ve done our best to cover the most interesting and fascinating applications of three-dimensional printing. We’ve seen everything from the strange (3D printed models of foetus’s), to the inspiring (the story of Emma and her “magic arms”). But what if 3D printing could be used for something more? What if the technology could be applied to build entire homes?
At the age of 2, Emma wanted to play with blocks. But this wasn't possible due to a condition called arthrogryposis, meaning she couldn't lift her arms with her own strength. Traditional hospital treatment for this was superseded by a 3D printed exoskeleton (she calls them her "magic arms"), which aids her with all her movements.
Best known to the tech world for its 3D printers, MakerBot is now dead-set to revive an 80s and 90s icon in the shape of the humble cassette tape. In a time before iPods and the iPhone, the Sony Walkman was the portable music player of choice. Now, the company behind the Replicator 3D printer is letting us relive the days of old with a 3D-printable Mixtape MP3 player.