A Netherland city aims to finish the world’s first 3D printed housing complex next year — a revolutionary technology in the building industry that could speed up and customize construction processes.
The city council of Eindhoven, Eindhoven Technical University, and several construction companies collaborated on the project which they aim to unveil by June 2019.
Read more: https://www.businesstimes.com.sg/real-estate/dutch-city-to-unveil-worlds-first-3d-printed-housing-complex
United Kingdom researchers 3D printed the first human corneas using seaweed-based bio-ink which can help people get back their sight.
While the research is still years away from being used in actual patient surgery and care, it shows the immense possibilities that 3D printing could contribute to the medical industry.
“We’re seeing 3D printing in many avenues of our life. In healthcare, it’s not just how quickly you can have something made, but also how you can make something bespoke,” Che Connon, professor of tissue engineering at Newcastle University in the UK said.
Read more: https://www.designnews.com/materials-assembly/researchers-achieve-first-3d-printing-human-corneas/101442555659073
A Loughborough University design student has applied 3D printing to create an underwater jetpack which can possibly replace heavy and expensive gadgets.
Archie O’Brien named his project CUDA, which he calls as “the world’s fastest underwater scooter” to date.
O’Brien is optimistic that his patent-pending technology will become commercially available in the second quarter of 2019 and will become a market leader in recreational water sports.
Read more: https://3dprintingindustry.com/news/introducing-cuda-the-3d-printed-underwater-jetpack-136180/
A Silicon Valley startup starts producing samples of its first generation of 3D printed bikes that can help reduce the carbon footprint of shipping bike components across the ocean.
A custom robot prints the company’s carbon fiber-embedded material using a process that can print in all dimensions, rather than just building layers like a standard 3D-printer which assures the durability of large objects.
The startup designed two bikes — a road bike and an intelligent bike — that can connect to a smartphone to track data like battery life, speed, and distance.
The company will start its mass production next year.
Read more: https://www.fastcompany.com/90199960/now-you-can-3d-print-an-entire-bike-frame
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