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Desktop Metal launches a health-focused business line

Mass manufacturing may be the future of 3D printing (one hopes), but health products are very much its present. From orthodontics to prosthesis, medical needs are right in the sweet spot for additive manufacturing. Prototyping is a category with a specific ceiling, while true mass manufacturing is still at an impossible scale for most of ...

The six-generation history of Creepy Crawlers and the Thingmaker

When I was a kid growing up in the 60s and 70s, I lived for the Vac-u-Form, the Thingmaker, and Creepy Crawlers. This video looks at the long, circuitous history of Creepy Crawlers, from its roots as a Vac-u-Form accessory to several generations ... ...

Enjoy a 3D-printed “steak analog” that “chews like sirloin” and “pulls like pork”

Barcelona-based Novameat used a 3D printer to extrude a mix of lab-grown animal and plant cells into the largest ever cut of "meat analog." Founder and CEO Giuseppe Scionti is no stranger to in vitro proteins: He was previously a Polytechnic Universit... ...

Scientists have found a potential new method for 3D printing bones directly inside of human bodies

From MIT Spectrum's Human OS Blog: 3D printing living tissue—including corneas, blood vessels and skin—is no easy task. But at least it's all living tissue. Bone, by contrast, is a mixture of living and inorganic compo... ...

ExOne gets $1.6M DoD contract to build a 3D printing ‘factory’ in shipping container

ExOne this week announced that the U.S. Department of Defense has granted it $1.6 million. It’s one of the Pennsylvania-based metal 3D printing company’s largest government contracts, in service of building a portable 3D printing factory for the front line – essentially a method for troops to fabricate broken and missing parts where the need ...