<span class=“caps”>ABS</span> vs <span class=“caps”>PLA</span>: Are plastic fumes from <span class=“caps”>3D</span> printers harmful?

3D print­ers pro­duce plas­tic fumes by melt­ing the mate­r­i­al (fil­a­ment) for the print­ing process. The smell is very dis­tinc­tive and spreads across entire rooms and floors. How­ev­er, the fumes are not vis­i­ble, since the fil­a­ment is burned but rather heat­ed. At least this is how it should be 😉 So the ques­tion is whether these […]

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Top 5 <span class=“caps”>3D</span> printing technologies in the future

The addi­tive man­u­fac­tur­ing process already offers a futur­is­tic pro­duc­tion today. Espe­cial­ly indus­tri­al machines are already suit­able for ser­i­al pro­duc­tion or mul­ti-col­or print­ing of objects. In this blog post we would like to dis­cuss 5 3D print­ing tech­nolo­gies in the future that will dri­ve and rev­o­lu­tion­ize the use of addi­tive man­u­fac­tur­ing. Top 5 3D printing technologies […]

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How dangerous are <span class=“caps”>3D</span> Printers?

The best example of the dangerous 3D printing applications In 2010 some­one uploaded the first weapon with 3D print­ed com­po­nents to the plat­form Thin­gi­verse. The com­mu­ni­ty con­demned the file and has been tak­en down again by the oper­a­tor Maker­bot. The exam­ple shows how dan­ger­ous this tech­nol­o­gy can be, whether by pri­vate per­sons or the mil­i­tary. The […]

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Bioprinting — human organs from <span class=“caps”>3D</span> Printing

Bioprinting as a solution for rising organ demand? Pro­duc­ing per­son­al­ized kid­neys, tis­sues, blad­ders, pros­the­ses or bones for patients form the top of mod­ern med­i­cine. In a TED Talk, Antho­ny Ata­la address­es the grow­ing demand for organs with a pos­si­ble solu­tion in near future. As the sup­ply is min­i­mal, 3D bio­print­ing can pro­vide the solu­tion to […]

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