We’re very excited that Mixed Dimensions (Makeprintable’s parent company) has won the EY Jordan Emerging Entrepreneur of the Year Award. Baha Abu Nojaim, Mohannad Taslaq, and Michael Makdah accepted the award on behalf of the Mixed Dimensions team. We think that this is great recognition for 3D printing in Jordan as well and hope it inspires many more people to start 3D printing businesses in Jordan.
3D Printables of the Week
This is a great little project for teacher’s to do with their third graders. The kids construct a Oregon Trail kit with common materials and 3D printing and learn about American history. A model of an Airbus A320 for your printing pleasure. A Savonius wind turbine is a vertical turbine that will work no matter which way the wind is blowing in. If you’re a medical student or a medic in training one of the things you will do will be to try to access someone’s airway. This Cricothyrotomy Unlimited Trainer 3D printed training kit makes it easy and cost effective for people to learn how to do that. There could be a vast number of applications for 3D printed medical training kits. This key organizer seems like a good little tool to have.
Do you have a mustache? This 3D printed mustache guard will stop it from getting wet.
We’ve released a new printable for you, especially for Movember we’ve made a very handy mustache comb for all the people growing their mustaches.
3D Printing Patents
Bridgestone has a patent for an airless tire with multiple layers, this uses a webbing which may be 3D printed in order for it to work.
This patent details 3D printing artificial cornea.
3D Printing Research
Research is being done into making polyurethane tracheas.
4D printing used for bioscaffolds? The researcher, “studied the feasibility of printing a bilayer scaffold made from a biocompatible ink, suitable for the cell culture, and a smart material for the folding of the printed structure.” The research was done with a Biobots, one of a new generation of bioprinters available for $10,000.
This review article is a good overview of 3D printing patient specific orthopedic implants. This is a burgeoning field and many orthopedics companies are interested in trying to 3D print unique implants.
3D Printing Images and video
Autodesk explains in this video how to use Varislice, the company’s slicing software for SLA and DLP 3D printing. Variable Layer Slicing is an interesting approach to optimizing STLs for 3D printing.
Thomas Sanladerer is doing a series of videos where he tests 3D printing materials. Below is the one on T-Glaze from Taulman.
Adafruit has a project showing you how to make a 3D printed glowing LED stool.
Coraline and other movies have used 3D printing for stop motion for a few years now, this video shows you how they made a Bear stop motion film.
What the muggles are talking about...
Fortune says that 3D printing and AI could replace doctors.