Mermaid photo courtesy of Weeki Wachee Springs State Park. While on an archeological dig in the Everglades of North America we discovered there are living mermaids here! We also learned they have inhabited this region since 1947. Who Knew?
3D Design and 3D Printing Process
3D printers are a robotic machine technology which make it possible to “print” (or build) real 3D solid objects of essentially any shape from a 3D CAD-rendered digital file. 3D printing is achieved using an additive process, where successive layers of material are laid down in different geometric fill patterns known as meshes; and written in the robotic language of G-code, which converts the CAD languages of ordinary stereo lithography into printable “point-clouds" known generally as *.obj files.
Real objects are manufactured from virtual files by layering precisely extruded bits of molten metal, plastic, resin, human tissue, cells, and now even organs. This is fused deposition modeling (FDM). 3D printing is considered distinct from traditional machining techniques, which mostly rely on the removal of material by methods such as cutting, milling or drilling (the subtractive processes).
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A Desktop 3D Biological Tissue Printer -- Arteries on Demand
This 3D Bioprinter can actually "print" - in real time - human blood vessels
San Diego-based innovators Organovo have engineered several custom, commercial NovoGen MMX Bioprinters, capable of printing tissue structures.
The machines feature dual extruders: one that prints a water-soluble gel that acts as the scaffolding and another that fills the armature with a bio-ink of living cells (each drop containing 10K to 30K cells) that naturally flow together and fuse. The fundamental nature of biological materials is to self-organize, and after an incubation period, the cells continue to develop and grow without the gel component.
Over two year ago this team was able to print a 1mm-diameter, and 5cm-long blood vessel in less than 30 minutes.
The 3D Future is Now.
3D Fine Jewelry Printers
Precious metals are vaporized with lasers and then constructed into 3D forms with laser sintering micro-layering Fused Deposition Modeling.