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3D printed functional pieces of art

Just two days ago I posted the news of 3D printed up-scale housing in Texas and now I stumbled onto the news of another, although quite different, use of 3D printing to build houses. In this case it is Mask Architects, a young architectural design firm based in Sardinia, Italy, …

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What can I print you for dinner?

Using 3D printed to “produce” meat is not new. We have seen several companies cultivating animals and plants cells and then printing them into what looks like meat. Usually what you get is meat that can be used for hamburgers or, in more advanced cases, as steaks. Now scientists at …

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3D printed tyres coming soon?

Four years ago, back in 2017, Michelin announced a prototype of 3D printed tyre (watch the clip) that was just awesome, promising to reinvent the whole business. The 3D printing made possible to create a structure that was as strong as today’s tyres but lighter. Additionally, such a tyre would …

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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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