Researchers from the Southeast Asian country have created a new method that could control the pigmentation in a 3D printed skin. This is good news for future research and use of 3D printed skin for grafting, toxicology, and chemical testing.
Researchers from A*STAR’s Singapore Institute of Manufacturing Technology (SIMTech) and the Singapore Centre for 3D Printing (SC3DP) at Nanyang Technological University created the lifelike fabricated skin through the use of 3D bioprinting. They controlled the distribution of melanin-producing skin cells (melanocytes) on a biomimetic tissue substrate.
Lead author Wei Long Ng stated that “3D bioprinting is an excellent platform for the precise deposition of biomaterials and living cells to make biomimetic skin in large volumes with great repeatability.”
Fashion is really going to technology for something new. Just this week, Adidas has released their latest collection, the Y-3 futurecraft 4E sneaker.
This is not their first ever 3D printed collection but this one was revealed during the Couture Fashion Week in Paris. One pair of the 3D printed shoes cost $20,000 online.
European Space Agency has tested the 3D printed engine on their newest rocket program, Ariane 6.
The Vulcan 2.1 engine has a 3D printed gas generator. It has allowed the agency to have lower expenses as 3D printing technology is much cheaper. Though cheaper, it has the same efficiency and it was seen in their tests.
“Micro-factories” is the answer of Australia to the increasing electronic waste in the world today.
One professor from the University of New South Wales, Veena Sahajwalla, a materials scientist, said these can be lessened with the help of 3D printing. The “micro-factories” are small and only a size of a container truck. They will produce and recycle the valuable materials from the e-waste.
After the challenge of building a 1,000 sq ft house was issued by Branch Technology, 1,300 challengers from 97 countries took it.
Now, WATG Urban has won the $10,000 and will build their “Curve Appeal” design of the house. They will use the C-FAB system that will let them re-imagine and conceptualize the house better.