Another fun week in 3D printing and this week we bring you….the 3D printing explosion, a pass the butter robot, robot arm 3D printing, 3D printed microfluidics and more.
3D Printables of the Week
A 3D printable ballon boat? This folding Chinese checkers game could be your portable game for your next holiday. This seems like quite a challenge to print and make but looks like a fun electric longboard. Hanging On is a jewel that has been made to help people who continually forget things. Will hanging on catch on? This man is making a 3D printed exosuit. Like cats and 3D Printing? Print a cat toy ball.
3D Printing Patents
Korean giant LG Electronics has a new 3D printing patent for its own light based 3D printing technology.
3D Printing Research
This paper seems somewhat trippy at first, “The ability to innovate is often hampered by
traditional prejudices, such as age2. This project challenges the boundaries of what people with
memory difficulties can accomplish if they get the opportunity to physically portray memories with
3D printing technologies, and the extent to which they can act as innovators in the product development process.” Dementia patients portraying memories by using 3D printing, wow.
3D Printing for lab-on-a-chip? And even more 3D printed microfluidics?
3D Printing Images & Video
Barnacules takes on the 3D printing explosion problem. Thanks for this!
Your life will never be the same with this Pass the Butter robot.
Ever since Dirk van der Kooij first came up with it people have been mounting 3D printing heads on robot arms. This is an elegant implementation.
This is a great weekend project. Use 3D printing to cast Fight Club soaps.
This video is talking about how 3D printing at Penn State are using the technology to make military parts.
What the Muggles are talking about…
DigitalTrends is talking about the teeny tiny PocketMaker 3D printer thats on Indiegogo.