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We’ve been printing a lot of fidget spinners at Do Space lately and I haven’t created one for me yet. However, this one might be the one I’ve been looking for.
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Yesterday folks from AdvanceTek brought the Stratasys Road Show to Do Space. Getting to see a live polyjet 3D printer was a thrill and it was mad all the better by the fact that we were able to share it to members of the general public.
More details can be found @ Hovalin.com.
THE TSA IS learning a basic lesson of physical security in the age of 3-D printing: If you have sensitive keys—say, a set of master keys that can open locks you’ve asked millions of Americans to use—don’t post pictures of them on the Internet.
A group of lock-picking and security enthusiasts drove that lesson home Wednesday by publishing a set of CAD files to Github that anyone can use to 3-D print a precisely measured set of the TSA’s master keys for its “approved” locks—the ones the agency can open with its own keys during airport inspections. Within hours, at least one 3-D printer owner had already downloaded the files, printed one of the master keys, and published a video proving that it opened his TSA-approved luggage lock…
It sounds like something straight out of a comic book, but after losing his sternum and part of his rib cage to cancer, a 54-year-old Spanish man received the world’s first 3D-printed chest prosthetic made from lightweight, but incredibly strong, titanium.
Titanium implants aren’t new, but replacing large sections of the rib cage is tricky. Titanium prosthetics are usually built from various plate components, and over time they can come loose creating future complications.
Surgeons at the Salamanca University Hospital in Spain decided that a custom-designed titanium prosthetic would better replicate the portions of the patient’s chest that had been removed, and in the long term would be a safer option…
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An introduction to 3D bioprinting for regenerative medicine and consumer applications from the Economist Ideas Conference at Berkeley on March 28, 2012.