Monthly Archives: October 2014

Human 3d Printed Replacement Parts Become The Norm?

The 3d Printing Revolution Will Affect Nearly Every Aspect Of Human Life

I saw this story by Reporter Greg Hoy on the ABC 7.30 Report Hosted by Leigh Sales on the 22nd of October and wanted to share it with all of you that missed it.  It really hit the ball out of the park, showing how the 3d Printing Revolution is changing just about every aspect of our human society.

It’s a great round up of where we are at with 3d Printing.  It does cover a lot more than the medical case that it says on the stories label.

Perhaps we could put this video away as a time capsule and dig it out again in a decade or so.  I am pretty sure we will see a big contrast.  The speed of development is amazing.

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3d Printing With 3DHubs, Go Global Print Local

3d Printing Global Capacity Management

If you are not familiar with 3dHubs, let me explain. 3dHubs is an online trading platform that allows for sourcing 3d Printers to produced 3d objects globally. Yes,that’s it in a nutshell. With “3d Printing With 3DHubs”, you are able to book the production of your product/s with a 3d Printer just about anywhere in the world.  Check out some of the stats from 3dHubs below showing listing growth.  (That is nearly a 30-40 degree growth trend.)

3d Printing With 3DHubs Growth In 3d Printer Listings
3d Printing With 3DHubs Growth In 3d Printer Listings

Th current state of play is seeing 3DHubs with around 8,489. The goal is to have 10,000 3d Printers available online by the end of the year. It does look that they are on track.

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3d Printed Cars? Henry Ford Eat Your Heart Out

3d Printed Cars Could Be A Reality Soon!

Did Henry Ford the visionary, see this one coming? Something that could side step the dominance of assembly or production line… Something that could change the way we conceive of manufacturing?

3d Printed Car - The Strati
3d Printed Car – The Strati

3d Printing Cars, One Of The Most Revolutionary Changes To Auto Manufacture Since The Assembly Line?

Yes, this could change the way we produce something which arguably has defined our modern lifestyles; ‘the car’.

The advent of the mass manufactured automobile could be one of the most fundamental changes modern mankind has encountered. It gave us freedom to roam so much further than we ever had before. To pack the family up and move it and just about whatever else we wanted. Yes, we were soon able to  jaunt off hundreds if not thousands of miles away in a short space of time. This all became possible because of the automobile produced out of the modern manufacturing assembly line.

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PrintAlive BioPrints Living 3d Skin - Cell Layering On Substrate

Yes It’s Real PrintAlive BioPrints Living 3d Skin

Living 3d Skin Tissues Could Change Skin Grafting Forever?

We are seeing a profusion of breakthroughs in the bio printing space. This one shows so much promise. The PrintAlive BioPrints Living 3d Skin! That means that it has the potential to lead the way in replacing the normally very invasive and damaging skin grafting process.

I found the video a little hard to listen to, but if you advance to about 1 minute in you can see the magic happening! The video that shows the microfluidic cartridge-based technology outputting to what seems to me to be the roll of hydrogel. This is truly giving us a glimpse of the future now. This is a little factory. It fits into my proposition that we will soon be seeing Desktop Factories! Being a printer from way back this is a really familiar process!

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3D VRClay With Oculus Rift DK2

MUST SEE 3D VRClay With Oculus Rift DK2

3D VRClay With Oculus Rift DK2-Is This How We Will Create The Next Virtual World?

Want to see the future right now? Check out the video below and then let’s talk! Yes, I don’t want to stop you too much longer before you watch VRClay (Virtual Clay)  in action. This is an Oculus Rift Developer showing what can be done with 3D VRClay With Oculus Rift DK2.


Ok, now that we have that out of the way. What did you think? If it was like me, you were completely blown away by 3D VRClay With Oculus Rift DK2.

3D VRClay With Oculus Rift DK2
3D VRClay With Oculus Rift DK2

I sometimes wish I was younger with more time in my life to play and hack on this stuff…  I keep contrasting being excited about creating a program that added 2 numbers on my Commodore Vic-20 computer in it’s massive 5k of ram, somewhere around 1980 and being so darn excited. Not long after I also remember thinking; “ok, is that it?” Now we are looking at 3D VRClay With Oculus Rift DK2.

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3d Printing Nissan Motor Sport - Evok3d - 3d Systems

Nissan Motor Sport – 3d Printing Their Way To Bathurst 1000 Win?

Nissan Motor Sport – 3d Systems – Evok3d 3d Printing Event

I attended a “3d Printing” technology sessions called Updates & Insights – 3d Printing 2.0 organised by Evok3d on behalf of 3d Systems covering what Nissan Motor Sport racing team is doing with 3d Printing.

The next big race that Nissan Motor Sport teams will compete in is the Bathurst 1000 as of the writing of this post. They have been using 3d Printing as one of the ways to be race ready and competitive.

3d Printing Nissan Motor Sport - Evok3d - 3d Systems
3d Printing Nissan Motor Sport – Evok3d – 3d Systems

Bathurst 1000 The Ideal Test For 3d Printing

For people that are not familiar with car racing or are not from Australia the following is a short overview of the Bathurst 1000.  The Bathurst 1000 is one of Australia’s biggest motor racing events. It is a 1000 kilometre touring car race. It is now an official round of the Australian V8 Touring Car series. The Bathurst 1000 has tons of history and can be traced back to 1960, it has been know to attract over 200,000 avid fans for a weekend.

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