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Electrically Assisted 3D Printing

Researchers have developed an incredibly ingenious new method of 3D printing very strong structures using techniques analogous to nature.

biology

In the Face of Climate Change: Saving Coral Reefs with 3D Printing

A combination of human activities has put a number of species of coral on both the endangered and threatened species lists, but as humanity as a whole eradicates these crucial creatures, some people are doing their part to try and restore coral populations around the world.

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Nanoscribe’s Bioinspiration

Nanoscribe’s customers are leveraging the company’s powerful 3D printer to duplicate features found previously only in nature. 

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Biomimetics 3D Printing Challenge Now Open

Crowdsourced innovation service Innonatives has posted a challenge seeking “radical ideas” on how to combine biomimetics and 3D printing for sustainability. 

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3D Bioprinted Rhino Horns: Good or Evil?

A report on New Scientist describes how one company is bioprinting rhinoceros horns to save the troubled beast from extinction. Or are they?  Rhino horns

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3D Printed Hydroponics – For Free!

The folks at 3DPrintler Labs have provided a gift to urban dwellers worldwide: free 3D printed hydroponics components. 

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The Biomimicry Approach

A graduation project illustrates the future of 3D printed structures. 

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Shark Material Produced by 3D Printing

Shark skin is quite rough yet allows rapid swimming, for those of you who haven’t been up close with the notorious fish, but now the nature of the skin has been duplicated with 3D printing. 

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3D Printed Coral Reefs

Forbes published more information on the 3D printed reef produced by concrete 3D printer D-Shape, whom we met with earlier this year.    Why 3D

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3D Printing a Living Object: Furniture

Designer Eric Klarenbeek has used 3D printing in a revolutionary way we’ve not seen before: printing a living piece of furniture.    The Dutch designer

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HOG Scrubber Saved by 3D Printing

You probably don’t know what a HOG Scrubber is. We didn’t either. It turns out it stands for “Hang On Glass” aquarium filter.    

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3D Printed Hermit Crab Cities

It’s not a city “of” hermit crabs, it’s a city that a hermit crab can carry around. Japanese artist Aki Inomata developed a 3D printed

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GIANT 3D PRINTED BUGS!

The Australian National Insect Collection could be a creepy place if you’re adverse to meeting bugs. But now it’s enormously MORE creepy because they’ve used

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Human Faces 3D Printed From Stray DNA

In another truly science fiction moment, PhD student Heather Dewey-Hagborg has developed a technique for transforming found DNA into a 3D model of the DNA

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3D Printed Fish Tags

Perhaps you might not need tags for your fish, but the folks at Australia’s Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) do. They’ve developed a

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3D Printed Fish Breeding Gear

We’ve seen many applications of 3D printing to a wide variety of situations, but this one is pretty interesting: Indiana-based research scientist Shane Graber has

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3D Printed Dino Robots

We know folks have 3D printed dinosaur bones before. What could possibly be better than that? We know one thing: 3D Printed Dinosaur Robots!   

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Capture That Dinosaur!

Or at least capture their footprints. Most dinosaur species are now extinct, save for those that fly, but the large extinct versions occasionally left behind

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Microscopic 3D Models

We’re always looking for new sources of 3D models to print, and we found another potential source: microscopic imaging. Scientists at the Howard Hughes Medical

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Printing Carcasses

Continuing with the biology-meets-3d-printers theme today, we’ve run across a dark hobby: printing 3D models of animal carcasses! Designer Harry Allen has scanned and modelled

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