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Researchers getting closer to creation of 3D printed blood vessels

By Damir Beciri
19 September 2011

fraunhofer-biorapResearchers at Fraunhofer are combining two different techniques – 3D printing technology established in rapid prototyping and multiphoton polymerization developed in polymer science – in order to create artificial blood vessels. Aside creating artificial blood vessels that could be used to could supply artificial tissue, the technology could be a starting point for creation of… »

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TU Vienna researchers develop precise, small and affordable 3D printer

By Damir Beciri
One Comment18 May 2011

tu-vienna-micro-3d-printer-1We already wrote about several 3D printers, capable to help in rapid prototyping, however, researchers at the Vienna University of Technology have developed a much smaller, lighter and cheaper 3D printer. With this kind of printer, everyone could produce small, custom-made 3D-objects at home, using building plans from the internet – and this could save… »


Festo iFab gets 3D-printing a step closer to your home

By Damir Beciri
5 October 2009

festo-ifab-3d-printer0In the fictional Star Trek universe, a replicator is a machine capable of creating (and recycling) objects. 3D-printers today serve for creating rapid prototypes but their usage is becoming more and more diverse because of the growing variety of the materials used for production. Hence, there is a vast variety of objects you could “print”…. »