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Category: 3D-Printing

This 26-Year-Old Engineer Prints 3D Prosthetic Arms for Free for People Living in the Poorest Countries

At just 26 years old, industrial engineer Guillermo Martinez has impacted many lives by making 3D-printed prosthetics free-of-charge for people living in the poorest countries. His compassionate initiative began in 2017 when he purchased a 3D printer for $172. As a pastime, he watched YouTube tutorials on building robots and other devices – and then one day it clicked.

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This Record-Breaking 3D Printer Is Bigger, Faster and May Transform Manufacturing as We Know It

A research team at Northwestern University has developed a record-breaking 3D printer that is bigger, faster, and more precise and it can print an object the size of an adult human in just a few hours. Using HARP (high-area rapid printing), the new technology allows for an unprecedented quantity of high-resolution manufacture products on-demand.

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This Self-Sustaining, 3D-Printed House Generates Its Own Electricity and Water

This is haus.me, a self-sustainable, off-grid 3-printed house designed by a start-up called PassivDom. A genuine mobile house, haus.me can be placed or relocated easily and quickly. It doesn’t require a foundation – just simply a flat ground surface. It also comes equipped with water tanks, solar energy battery storage, and autonomous sewage.

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3D-Printed Homes Made of Rice, Clay and Recyclable Materials Are Energy-Efficient, Architectural Stunners

WASP and MC A – Mario Cucinella Architects teamed up to construct eco-sustainable 3D printed houses using a 3D printer called a Crane WASP. This includes a Gaia that uses natural waste materials, including raw earth, straw, and rice husk and a Tecla, a new circular housing model, created using entirely reusable, recyclable materials taken from the local terrain.

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This 3D-Printed Bionic ‘Hero Arm’ Gives Kids ‘Superpowers’ with Swappable Marvel and Disney Covers

Meet the Hero Arm, the world’s first medically certified 3D-printed bionic arm, with multi-grip functionality and cool aesthetics that’s inspiring both kids and adults with its superpower-like qualities. With swappable covers – from Star Wars BB-8, Marvel Iron Man, Disney Frozen, and Deus Ex, the Hero Arm is versatile and ignites the imagination.

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Watch 3D-Printed Adapter Turn Snorkeling Mask Into Emergency Mask For Ventilators

3D-printing technology is becoming even more creative in the age of coronavirus. The Italian company behind the 3D-printed replacement valves for ventilators have come up with another useful invention that could turn snorkeling masks into C-PAP masks for oxygen therapy, a crucial and life-saving part of recovery for severe COVID-19 cases.

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