This turtle will have a normal life thanks to a 3D printed jaw

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When we talk about implants first thing that comes to mind are those that carry people. However, we are not the only ones we artificial parts to replace another damaged. Animals have these needs and that sometimes technology plays a key role. There is no better example of this than what happened a few days ago in Turkey.

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3D Printing Technology SLA: Stereolithography

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This technique was invented by Charles Hull in 1984 and consists of using an ultraviolet laser beam to cure a photo polymer, that is, stiff a polymer light-sensitive. A platform submerged in a reservoir is capable of moving vertically and the UV ray is drawn on a thin layer, the build section. The tour hardens into solid materials. Below the lower platform, leaving another layer to the next section.

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Flexible filament, What should I choose?

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A group of researchers from 3D Matters raised a study in which people provide a guide in which to choose a flexible filament from those available on the market.

Each brand of flexible filament has certain behaviors during printing and not all serve the same application. That is why this group of researchers studied how changing certain printing parameters, different results were obtained.

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Mobile and 3D printing – What you can print for your phone?

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3D printing technology is going strong. Although some of the techniques were developed in the 80s and are used industrially for a long time, the first domestic 3D printers are relatively new, so we have even just leaning out of a universe that sets before us a virtually infinite possibilities. So anyone who decides to get one of them you can make in your own home a huge range of parts in materials such as ABS plastic or PLA, a biodegradable polymer hard enough.

Precisely, this is what really makes this technology attractive the possibility of making virtually any object we imagine ourselves, or use as a model parts we find on the Internet. The possibilities are endless decorative figurines, home accessories, toys, shoes, cases for your mobile phone … Yes, even can design and manufacture a sleeve that fits like a glove to our smartphone, among many other applications. Let’s look at this technology.

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Medicines on demand thanks to 3D printing, a development with multiple benefits

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The use of 3D printers in the medical field is usually associated with prostheses and even organs intended for tests or simulations of operations. But from the School of Pharmacy at the University College London proposed a simple and practical direct use print on demand medication.

As researchers of this center in The Pharmaceutical Journal, 3D printing has significant potential to turn the drug industry to a more individualized and less global model include: a patient comes to the pharmacy and there will be printed according to prescribed drugs your needs.

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A new 3D printing technology wants to propose an alternative to industrial production

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The evolution of 3D printers still trying to propose alternatives to manufacturing processes, and now comes an alternative that could be useful in the transition. Neil Hopkinson, a professor of mechanical engineering at the University of Sheffield, has already been working in high-speed sintering, and the technology is already in an advanced stage of development.

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How will be your face or your breasts after surgery! 3D printing has the answer

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When a patient decides to become a reconstruction or simply want to undergo a surgical procedure, the most common is that they show you the options and potential outcomes on paper, in a photo album, in order to inform and decide what it wants do. What if it could be taught much more real than that? In MirrorMe3D they believe that 3D printing has the answer.

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3D printing of metallic components with Amaze ESA

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The European Space Agency is preparing the way to build complex elements in metal at a reduced cost thanks to the technology of 3D printing.

ESA in cooperation with the European Union has started a project to improve the printing of high-quality metal components. “AMAZE” (Additional Manufacturing Aiming toward Zero waste & Efficient production) involving 28 industrial partners across Europe …

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