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How to 3D Print a Working Ghostbusters Ghost Trap
By Steve Crowe · 15 March, 2016 • Have you always wanted a Ghostbusters ghost trap of your own? Here's how you can build a working ghost trap with doors, sounds, lights and smoke using a 3D printer.
3D Printed Vascular Tissue Lives Up to 6 Weeks
By RT Staff · 10 March, 2016 • The Wyss Institute's new bioprinting technique creates thick 3D tissues composed of human stem cells and embedded vasculature, with potential applications in drug testing and regenerative medicine.
MakerGirl 3D Printing Workshops Inspire Future Female STEM Leaders
By Steve Crowe · 4 March, 2016 • MakerGirl introduces young girls to STEM through interactive 3D printing workshops where the girls brainstorm, design and print their own projects.
Scientists 3D Print Transplantable Human Bone
By Steve Crowe · 17 February, 2016 • The Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine has built a 3D printer that makes human-sized muscle, cartilage, and bone that all grew and developed blood vessels after being implanted into mice.
3D Printing Plays Major Role in Super Bowl 50
By Steve Crowe · 5 February, 2016 • Carolina Panthers linebacker Thomas Davis will wear a 3D-printed brace during Super Bowl 50 to protect his broken right forearm.
Some 3D Printed Materials Are Toxic, Study Finds
By Steve Crowe · 6 November, 2015 • Researchers at the University of California, Riverside found zebrafish embryos die at alarming rates when exposed to certain 3D printed materials.
This 3D Printed Robot Hand Responds to Human Grips
By Steve Crowe · 27 October, 2015 • A soft robotic hand that is 3D printed uses integrated air chambers that work like bellows, responding to the pressure applied when held by a human hand. The hand was created as part of a project to improve robot-human interactions.
These 3D Printed Teeth Clean Themselves
By RT Staff · 23 October, 2015 • The 3D printed teeth are made of an antimicrobial resin that kills 99% of harmful bacteria in the mouth. Researchers say the innovation could be transferred to non-medical applications such as water purification, food packaging and children’s’ toys.
How 3D Printed Stem Cells Could Reduce Animal Testing
By RT Staff · 23 October, 2015 • Researchers at Heriot-Watt University have developed a method to 3D print stem cells to test pharmaceutical drugs, tailor treatments for people, and reduce the dependence on live animal testing.
3D Printed Hand Exoskeleton Simplifies Rehab
By RT Staff · 19 October, 2015 • The Assisted Finger Orthosis hand exoskeleton can be customized for an individual using 48 parameters. The battery-powered device uses small linear motors that can be programmed to move fingers as part of the rehab process.
Podcast: Talking 3D Printed Robotic Hands with Joel Gibbard
By Steve Crowe · 15 October, 2015 • Joel Gibbard, founder of Open Bionics, joins us to discuss the development of the company's low-cost, advanced robotic hands that are created using 3D printing. We also talk about Open Bionics' superhero-themed robot hands and what the future holds.
How 3D Printing Helped Save This Newborn
By Steve Crowe · 13 October, 2015 • Conan Thompson became first baby to have a 3D printed model made of his face while still in the womb to help doctors determine whether he would need a lifesaving procedure at birth.
Frozen, Iron Man, Star Wars 3D-Printed Hands Coming from Open Bionics
By Steve Crowe · 8 October, 2015 • Open Bionics has unveiled three LED-studded robotic hands designed after Star Wars, Marvel, and Frozen characters. These robotic hands are intended to stand out and allow the children to proudly wear their prosthesis.
Makerarm Robot Arm a One-stop Shop for Your Making Needs
By Steve Crowe · 6 October, 2015 • Makerarm is a digital fabrication system fits on your desktop and can 3D print, laser, carve, plot, assemble, pick/place by using changeable tool-heads.
Is This America’s Tallest 3D-Printed Object?
By Steve Crowe · 5 October, 2015 • Branch Technology has built an 18-foot-tall structure that was 3D printed in segments. The startup is claiming this is the tallest 3D-printed object in America.

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