Portable 3D skin printer can form skin tissue to heal deep wounds in minutes

May 3, 2018 by  
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Need medical assistance after a blaster fight on a spaceship? This new handheld, portable 3D printer could help. Scientists at the University of Toronto created the 3D skin printer that feels like it came straight from a science fiction movie. The device, according to the university , “forms tissue in situ, depositing and setting in place, within two minutes or less.” This new portable 3D skin printer looks like a white-out tape dispenser, in the description of the university, but instead of a tape roll, the printer includes “a microdevice that forms tissue sheets.” Bio ink comprised of protein-based biomaterials like collagen and fibrin runs along the tissue sheets in vertical stripes. Collagen is the most abundant protein found in the dermis, and fibrin, another protein, is part of wound healing. Navid Hakimi, study lead author and PhD student, said in the statement, “Our skin printer promises to tailor tissues to specific patients and wound characteristics.” Related: New 3D-printed algae could revolutionize the way we make things Many current 3D bioprinters are “bulky, work at low speeds, are expensive, and are incompatible with clinical application,” according to associate professor Axel Guenther. In contrast, this handheld printer is about as big as a small shoe box and weighs under one kilogram. The university said the device “also requires minimal operator training and eliminates the washing and incubation stages required by many conventional bioprinters.” The journal Lab on a Chip published the research last month; researchers from the Ross Tilley Burn Center at the Sunnybrook Health Sciences Center contributed. The team’s work isn’t finished — they aim to add multiple capabilities to the skin printer such as “expanding the size of the coverable wound areas.” They’re also planning further in vivo studies with the Sunnybrook team, and are shooting for clinical trials in humans in the future. + University of Toronto + Lab on a Chip Images via Liz Do and courtesy of Navid Hakimi via GIPHY

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Peek inside the zero-waste kitchen of the future

May 24, 2017 by  
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The kitchen of the future will be healthier for our planet and improve our family ties through food. That’s the vision behind The Future Kitchen, a proposal by New York-based architect Marc Thorpe and students of the industrial design department at Pratt Institute. Installed for WantedDesign Manhattan at the Caeserstone booth, the innovative kitchen prototype emphasizes sustainability with zero-waste systems and in-home gardening, while strengthening social ties with its community-oriented design. ? Environmentally friendly principles were at the heart of the kitchen design process. With Thorpe’s guidance, Pratt students researched sustainable strategies for water use, composting , farming, smart technology, and food storage. The Future Kitchen is self-sufficient, a feature Thorpe says will be a necessity in 2050 when 80 percent of the world’s population is estimated to reside in urban centers. ? Related: Friends give their kitchen a green makeover filled with fun upcycled touches The innovative design is centered on a circular hearth that reinforces the idea of the kitchen as a social meeting place. The circular hearth opening also doubles as a food waste disposal chute that feeds the biogas generator and 3D printer, repurposing waste as energy and material. The washing area uses stream automation to minimize water usage, and water drains into a filter system that repurposes wastewater into hydroponic and aquaponic systems. A food prep area with Caesarstone quartz, induction cooktop with smart technology, and separate dining area are also integrated into the compact Future Kitchen. + Marc Thorpe + Pratt Institute + Caesarstone

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World’s largest delta-style 3D printer can print nearly zero-cost housing out of mud

September 18, 2015 by  
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World’s first 3D-printed hotel suite pops up in less than 5 days

September 10, 2015 by  
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Newly discovered ancient human species in South Africa had a tiny brain

September 10, 2015 by  
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The recent discovery of a previously unknown humanoid species has researchers scratching their heads. Although every new piece of evidence of ancient human history helps to redraw the picture of our past, the discovery of this species in South Africa, named Homo naledi , is perplexing in new ways, as it possesses a curious mix of features. It was also found alongside evidence of more modern burial practices. What will this new evidence tell us about where we come from? Read the rest of Newly discovered ancient human species in South Africa had a tiny brain

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MIT’s groundbreaking MultiFab 3D printer uses a record 10 materials at once

August 25, 2015 by  
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3D-printing took a giant leap forward this week when an MIT research team announced they have developed a low-cost 3D printer that can use up to 10 different materials for one project. The innovation comes out of MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab (CSAIL) and they are calling it “MultiFab” for its ability to handle so many different types of material at the same time. This approach, which also includes vision assistance, can potentially save users time, energy and money. Some users of 3D-printing technology can pick one of two of those, but all three in the same machine is unprecedented at this level. Read the rest of MIT’s groundbreaking MultiFab 3D printer uses a record 10 materials at once

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Brilliant 3D grass printer produces a garden in any shape you can imagine

July 19, 2015 by  
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Gardening has entered the 21st century. A team of students at the University of Maribor in Slovenia developed an innovative 3D printer that can create objects out of living grass! In 2013, Maja Petek, Tina Zidanšek, Urška Skaza, Danica Rženi?nik and Simon Tržan worked with assistant professor Dušan Zidar to develop “Tiskaj ZELENO” (Print GREEN), which links art, nature and technology. The device prints with a mixture of soil, water and grass seeds, so the printed designs sprout and turn green over time. + Print GREEN The article above was submitted to us by an Inhabitat reader. Want to see your story on Inhabitat ? Send us a tip by following this link . Remember to follow our  instructions carefully to boost your chances of being chosen for publishing!

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Pop-Tarts transforms vintage Airstream into an oversized toaster

July 19, 2015 by  
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Breakfast pastry Pop-Tarts  transformed a vintage Airstream  into an oversized toaster, with giant Pop-Tarts ready for the taking. The silver Airstream toaster rolled up to Park City, Utah, surprising athletes who are enduring Olympic Trials during the 2014 winter Olympics. The vintage trailer was given the full toaster treatment, complete with push down lever on the camper’s door. Read the rest of Pop-Tarts transforms vintage Airstream into an oversized toaster

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Ekaggrat Singh Kalsi 3D-prints masterpieces with light

July 7, 2015 by  
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3D printing has already found a wide range of uses, but printing with light? 3D printers have been used to create prosthetic limbs , meat , and entire two story homes . They are even capable of producing new 3D printers! But 3D printing does not conform to the limits of the physical world. Architect Ekaggrat Singh Kalsi is pioneering a new technique to replace filament traditionally used in 3D printing with LED lights. Through the use of video or long exposure photography, Kalsi captures his 3D-printed illumination masterpieces. Read the rest of Ekaggrat Singh Kalsi 3D-prints masterpieces with light Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: 3d printer , 3D printing , artwork , futuristic art , hologram , hologram art , holographic art , LED art , led artwork , light art , light artwork

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Beautiful Star Lounge is one of the world’s biggest 3D-printed PLA structures

June 1, 2015 by  
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