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3D-Printed Heart-on-a-Chip Could End Animal Testing

The first entirely 3D-printed organ-on-a-chip with integrated sensing has been built by researchers from Harvard University. The 3D-printed heart-on-a-chip can be customized to a patient's disease or heart structure to help scientists collect reliable data for short-term and long-term studies.
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10 Most Funded Robots Ever on Indiegogo
By RT Staff · 11 August, 2015 • More robots are launching on crowdfunding websites such as Indiegogo. We compiled the 10 most successfully funded robots on Indiegogo, including drones, 3D printers, and more.
World’s First 3D-Printed Pill Controls Seizures
By RT Staff · 5 August, 2015 • Aprecia Pharmaceuticals has created Spritam levetiracetam, a new drug to control seizures brought on by epilepsy, using its "ZipDose" 3D printing technology to create a porous pill that quickly dissolves when taken with a small amount of liquid.
Bocusini Wants to 3D Print Your Food via Pre-filled Cartridges
By Steve Crowe · 19 May, 2015 • Bocusini will come as a plug-and-play 3D printer or an open-source kit that retrofits existing 3D printers into food printers. Bocusini works like a pastry bag, depositing food onto your plate layer by layer via a heated 3D food printing head.
Wounded US Soldier Receives 3D Printed Robot Hand
By Steve Crowe · 24 April, 2015 • Taylor Morris, a quadruple amputee who lost his limbs in an IED blast while serving in Afghanistan, receives an affordable 3D printed robotic hand.
Watch: Boy Surprised with Blue Man Group Robot Arm
By Steve Crowe · 21 April, 2015 • Twelve-year-old Wyatt Farlardeau received the surprise of a lifetime when his favorite music group, Blue Man Group, presented him with a custom 3D printed robotic arm.
Model Dazzles with Crystal-Studded Robot Hand
By Open Bionics · 20 March, 2015 • Open Bionics 3D printed a custom robot hand studded with Swarovski crystals for Grace Mandeville, who donned the prosthetic at London’s Wearable Tech Show.
Selfies are so 2014. App Creates Creepy 3D Printed Selfies
By Steve Crowe · 3 March, 2015 • A new mobile app allows you to create a 3D printed selfie by moving your smartphone or tablet from left to right in front of your face. The 3D rendering can then be sent to a 3D printer.
CES: 8 Robots to Simplify Everyday Life
By RT Staff · 5 January, 2015 • The 2015 International CES features practical robots for home, fun and getting things done.
MakerBot Replicator Desktop 3D Printer
By RT Staff · 2 January, 2015 • The Fifth Generation Replicator Desktop 3D Printer from MakerBot features a 3.5" full-color LCD display, which provides an on-board user interface with an intuitive dial. You can also access your object library and see previews of your 3D model files
MakerBot Replicator Mini Compact 3D Printer
By RT Staff · 2 January, 2015 • The MakerBot Replicator Mini 3D Printer is powered by the MakerBot 3D Printing Platform. It has an onboard camera to monitor its 3D printing via the MakerBot Mobile app, and it features the MakerBot Replicator Smart Extruder that reduces downtime by enabling you to quickly replace a worn extruder in minutes.
Cubify Cube 3 3D Printer
By RT Staff · 2 January, 2015 • A fairly small 3D printer, the Cube 3 has a big build volume for its size, able to print objects 6 inches by 6 inches by 6 inches in size. With its silver casing and rounded corners, the Cube 3 is also very stylish and is easy to imagine it on a desk or counter in the home.
Printrbot Assembled Simple Metal 3D Printer
By RT Staff · 2 January, 2015 • The Printrbot Metal Simple fully assembled 3D fused-filament-fabrication printer has a black powder-coated all-metal construction with open platform for fabricating parts up to 6 x 6 x 6 inches (H x W x D) using 1.75-mm PLA thermoplastic filament.
Printrbot Simple Maker’s Kit 3D Printer
By RT Staff · 31 December, 2014 • The Printrbot Simple comes in a variety of versions, starting at $349 for the build-it-yourself kit or $449 pre-assembled. This is a no-frills printer that uses PLA material to create small prints quickly and with decent quality.
3-Year-Old Receives 3D Printed, ‘Iron Man’ Hand for Free
By RT Staff · 2 October, 2014 • A three-year-old Hawaiian boy was born with fingers missing on one of his hands. But thanks to a non-profit company and 3D printing, he received an Iron Man-like robotic hand for free.
MIT Developing Paper Robots People Can Print at Home
By Dylan Love, Business Insider · 10 April, 2014 • MIT's Ankur Mehta is lead researcher on a project that quite literally enables people to print robots on a standard piece of paper at home

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