Vancouver Company LifeTec Builds Home Using 3D Printed Metals
A company in Vancouver, Canada, LifeTec Construction Group Inc. is planning to build homes faster using 3D printed metal frames.
It will be more cost-efficient plus it will be built in a shorter amount of time because the frame and the foundation of the house will be 3D printed. They will be using a system named Framecad. Framecad was from New Zealand originally. It was developed there and was imported to Australia, some parts of Europe, India, China, South America, Africa, and South East Asia.
Fractal-Like Solar Power Receivers
Sandia National Laboratories has developed a fractal-like solar power receiver that absorbs energy better than any of the solar power panels in the market or in use today.
The company, which is one of three National Nuclear Security Administration research and development laboratories, said it was only possible thanks to 3D printing. A powder-bed fusion 3D printing process and an Inconel 718, was used to make the solar power receiver.
Cliff Ho, the manager of the company, said that additive manufacturing has enabled people and scientists and engineers alike to use more different and difficult geometrics ideas to make more complex things like prototypes. “Fabricating these complex geometries using traditional methods such as extrusion, casting or welding would have been difficult,” he also added.
3D Printed Stainless Steel, Strongest Steel To Be Made
Researchers at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), together with the scientists from Ames National Laboratory, Georgia Tech University, and Oregon State University, have developed a super strong marine grade stainless steel.
According to them, they have accomplished a “breakthrough” in printing this kind of steel. When they 3D printed a 316L, a type of “marine grade” stainless steel with a low-carbon composition, it was not like any other. It was three times stronger than any of the same steel in the market.
$10 Chip Turns Ultrasound To 3D Images
Clinics and hospitals will not need the big amount of money to have high-grade machines and materials to see ultrasounds in a 3D image. Thanks to this $10 chip, it will all become less expensive.
The engineers, scientists, and doctors from Duke and Stanford Universities introduced the chip at a Halloween celebration at the American College of Emergency Physicians Research Forum in Washington, D.C. it was developed by Joshua Broder, MD, an emergency physician and associate professor of surgery at Duke Health. It works like a Wii Nintendo game console.
3D Printed Food, Possibility In Israel?
It is so easy to order fast-food with all the technology around us. However, Israel’s researchers want s it to be easier. Yissum Research Development Company at Hebrew University of Jerusalem and two of its researchers are making it be possible in the future. They are planning to use nano-cellulose, which is a natural and edible calorie-free fiber, so the food can be healthier. They are also planning for it to be a full course meal not just anything.
The professors, Oded Shoseyov and Ido Braslavsky from the Robert H. Smith, Faculty of Agriculture, want this technology to be available in schools, companies, homes, and restaurants. They want the people to lessen its waste on food. They also want the people to be in charge of what they eat.
“We want to enable customers to prepare food that will be personalized to their own needs,” Shoseyov explains. “Whether its dietary — for example, patients with diabetes — these people can be more aware of the sugar that they consume. Others who suffer from high blood pressure, too much sodium, they can also create something that fits their diet.”
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