This is the MakePrintable 3D Printing Roundup for the 18th of August. This is our attempt to separate the wheat from the chaff in 3D printing news, with one blog post to rule them all.
Printables of the week
MixedDimensions hosted the 3DArtists meet up in Amman. 3D artists were invited over for Knafeh and discussion about the confluence of 3D printing and 3D design.
On the 25th Mixed Dimensions will host 3D Print Amman to engage and stimulate the 3D printing community of Jordan and beyond, if you’re in the area see if you can make it.
Powder Diode Based Additive Manufacturing
Laurence Livermore National Security a lab set up to aid the US Nuclear Security Administration part for Laurence Livermore National Lab has developed a new 3D printing technology. The technology is High Powder Diode Based Additive Manufacturing. It works by
Neri Oxman and co at MIT showed how to make a 3D printed microfluidic valve using multimaterial 3D printing. If this can be done reliably then there would be a myriad of applications in processing and robotics.
A team at the University of Glasgow School of Chemistry, made “3D milli-fluidic structures for programmable liquid handling and control of biological samples.” They are exploring 3D printing and programable fluidics which could alter how things are made.
AI Biosciences collaborated with researchers to show how desktop 3D printers could be used for low cost sample preparation.
A Cardiff University team shows us how to use desktop 3D printers to make simple microfluidic devices.
Meanwhile Josh Pearce and co. at Michigan Tech made an open source 3D printed syringe pump library.
All in all a great time to be alive and love pumps, microfluidics and 3D printing. It is an increasing and substantial trend in 3D printing to see scientific teams in many fields use desktop systems to create low cost versatile scientific tools. This trend has become much more prevalent lately and I really hope that 3D printing will make science more accessible and cost effective.
Images & Videos of the Week
This reviewer on YouTube claims that this 3D printing pen is the worst thing he’s ever reviewed.
Titan Robotics shows us how to help athletes using 3D printing.
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory shows us a super rare tour of their 3D printing facility. It includes never before scenes of projection microstereolithography machines and also electrophoretic deposition machines and bioprinting human blood vessels. Only 221 views and by far the most important 3D printing video you can see this year!
What the Muggles are talking about.
Eurobuild reports on the first 3D printed office building being opened in Dubai.