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Print your “pills”

As you grow older (I am an expert in this field!) you see an exponential increase in the number of pills your doctor wants you to swallow. It doesn’t help that as your age “improves” you are likely to become more confused and forgetful. Hence, getting at the right time …

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Printing metal

The whole area of 3D printing is evolving rapidly. There are now several technologies that are being used for 3D printing, depending on the application, on the materials used and on the volume required. For sure 3D printing has moved from the prototyping into manufacturing. As an example, the fan …

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Post-Pandemic Scenarios – XI – Digital Fashion

Digital Fashion The FTI’s report presents an interesting scenario on the evolution of fashion: the emergence of digital fashion, flanking the usual one. That this scenario is rot a figment of the imagination can be seen considering that a number of companies, including the big brands, have started to invest …

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The pervasive impact of Biotech – I

The World Economic Forum has addressed several times in the last few years the area of biotech and has recently published an infographic highlighting the variety of impacts in several areas. Indeed the convergence of processing power, big data, artificial intelligence makes possible to open new doors into the “carbon” …

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“Putty” for bones …

3D printing of human body parts is not new, it goes back to the turn of the century. It started with printing skin, using cultured cells harvested from the patient and placed in a culture medium that can accelerate their multiplication. A 3D printer was then fed with an ink …

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Megatrends for this decade – XVII

c) On-demand production The efficiency of the distribution chains coupled with the flexibility of production lines have made possible an amazing change in the production processes and in the relation with the market (and with the end customer). Just two decades ago when buying a car you would have been …

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Printing connections to the brain

The dream to connect a brain with a computer has roots in the past, first part of science fiction and more recently morphing into real science and technology. There are many aspects involved in this connection from sensing to understanding (brain to computer) and from coding to reaching the right …

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Printing KFC nuggets?

KFC, Kentucky Fried Chicken for the few of you that may not recognise the brand, has announced a partnership with 3D Bioprinting Solutions, a Russian company, to create their chicken nuggets using an industrial 3D bioprinter able to produce mass quantity of chicken meat… without using a single chicken! The …

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