3D Printed Prosthetic Arms You Can Control with Your Brain

“LaChappelle made his first robotic hand out of LEGOs, fishing wire, and electrical tubing when he was all of 14 years old, and it’s now, after considerable effort on his part, a 3D printed marvel capable of operating in conjunction with the user’s mind.”

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“It’s considerably more functional than a traditional prosthesis – and stronger than a human hand. LaChappelle says the next generation of the arm was capable of sustaining 50 pounds of pressure on each individual finger. ‘The strength of the hand is so great that it’s almost dangerous,’ LaChappelle says of the device.” [More…]

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The above quotes are from a 3DPrint.com article, “Teen Launches GoFundMe Campaign to 3D Print Prosthetic Arms You Can Control with Your Brain.” (20 Jan 2015)

3D Systems ushers in the Home of the Now at CES 2015

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From clothes to wearables to desserts and even virtual gaming, 3DS invites you to experience how 3D printing has the power to impact everyday life. First published to YouTube by 3D Systems on Jan 7, 2015.

Neri Oxman: Revolution in Art & Design using 3D Printing with the Stratasys Objet Connex500 multi-material 3D printer

Originally published to YouTube on May 4, 2012

For more information: http://ow.ly/oT2Lm
As seen on the Stratasys blog: http://ow.ly/qFUY8

A special thanks to MIT Media Lab’s Neri Oxman, Peter Schmitt (3D printed clock) & Amit Zoran (3D printed flute) for kindly allowing footage of their 3D printed models to be used in the making of this film. (Some of these parts were created using a variety of 3D printing technologies including Stratasys Objet 3D printers.)

In this insightful interview, Neri Oxman,architect, designer and professor of Media Arts and Sciences and Director of the Mediated Matter group at the MIT Media Lab, explains the differences between ‘additive’ and ‘subtractive’ manufacturing. Inspired by things that ‘grow’ in nature, Oxman uses the world’s most advanced 3D printing technology – the Stratasys Objet Connex500 multi-material 3D printer to produce some incredible models which were on display at the Pompidou Center until August 6th 2012 at the ‘Multiversites Creatives’ exhibit. Neri also explains 3D printing within the wider paradigm shift in technology and manufacturing – comparing it to the Gutenberg 2D print revolution of the 1440’s.

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Stratasys Triple Jetting Technology for 3D Multimaterial Printing

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IO2A0SCWhT0]

This video was originally published to YouTube on 4 November 2014. (source)

Stratasys triple-jetting technology is unique, allowing users to build products with up to three base materials in a single run, forming new Digital Materials such as Digital ABS or producing parts in vibrant colors. This technology 3D prints parts in a single, automated build with up to 80 material properties per part, ranging from rigid to rubber-like in a range of vibrant colors and a range of Shore-A values producing exceptional final-product realism.

Bringing triple-jetting workflow benefits into an office setting for the first time, the Objet260 Connex1 3D Printer achieves multi-material 3D printing with three-material parts and mixed trays in a compact system. Fewer material changeovers and hot swapping – or reloading material and support cartridges while the 3D printer is operating – allows for continuous part production.

For more information on the
Objet260 Connex1: http://ow.ly/DMvkv

The Objet260 Connex2 multi-material 3D Printer combines all of the benefits of Connex1 with the power of two-component Digital Materials. The Objet260 Connex2 multi-material 3D Printer delivers advanced multi-material prototyping and manufacturing capabilities with mixed trays of more than 100 Digital Material options; including Digital ABS, a variety of Shore A values, and a range of opacities and shades. Suitable for several applications, the Connex2 can build products with rigid, flexible and clear materials in one part. Manufacturers using Digital ABS can create mold cores and cavities for short-run injection molding or produce custom manufacturing tools like jigs and fixtures.

For more information on the
Objet260 Connex2: http://ow.ly/DMvMw

The Objet260 Connex3 is a color, multi-material 3D printer compact enough for office use. From industries such as consumer electronics requiring toughness, color and soft-touch parts, to manufactured parts in automotive combining Digital ABS with rubber-like material, Connex3 technology offers the complete range of PolyJet materials for color and maximum versatility in material properties for ultimate final-product aesthetics. Additionally, the Objet260 Connex3 will now support files exported from CAD as VRMLs, as well as STLs. This retains color designations from the designer, eliminating the need for the Connex3 operator to re-designate all shells in Objet Studio.

For more information on the
Objet260 Connex3: http://ow.ly/DMyPE

For more information on PolyJet Technology: http://ow.ly/DMyXT
For more information on Connex Systems: http://ow.ly/DMz6B

 

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CNET: DeeGreen 3D Printer Review

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Synopsis. CNET editor Dong Ngo creates an object with the DeeGreen 3D printer from be3D. Measuring 19.4 by 15.5 by 15.3 inches (495x395x390mm), the DeeGreen is about the same physical size as the Monoprice. However, it takes just a fraction of the time to get set up and running. In fact, it was easier to use than some regular printers in my trial. Out of the box, the printer is fully assembled with all of its important parts tied in place. There are just two parts you need to install. [More…] This video was first published to YouTube on 7 October 2014.

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MakerBot Replicator Desktop 3D Printer (Fifth Generation Model)

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Synopsis. MakerBot CEO Bre Pettis introduces the fifth generation MakerBot Replicator Desktop 3D Printer, now available at http://www.makerbot.com/replicator. This video was first published to YouTube on 6 January 2014. (source)

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3D Printing in Animatronics: Easton LaChappelle at TEDxMileHigh

This video was first published to YouTube on Jul 15, 2013. (source)

Synopsis. “How is 3D printing changing the future of prosthetic and animatronic limbs? Tinkering with this new technology 17-year old inventor Easton LaChappelle is creating robotic limbs with strength and dexterity beyond human, and will create new models for custom prosthetics in the not-so-distant future.”

Further Reading

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4D Printing: Self Assembling and Self Adaptive Materials

Skylar Tibbits: The emergence of “4D printing” – 3D printing has grown in sophistication since the late 1970s; TED Fellow Skylar Tibbits is shaping the next development, which he calls 4D printing, where the fourth dimension is time. This emerging technology will allow us to print objects that then reshape themselves or self-assemble over time. Think: a printed cube that folds before your eyes, or a printed pipe able to sense the need to expand or contract. Originally published to YouTube on Apr 4, 2013.

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Shapeways 3D Printing & the Culture of Creativity

This video was originally published to YouTube by Shapeways on Sep 5, 2012.

What is the future of creativity, manufacturing, and design? How is the Shapeways community and 3D printing enabling everyone to make their ideas real?

This film portrays how the Shapeways 3D printing community and marketplace is enabling everyone to be a creator. All you need is an idea and an Internet connection.

Shapeways* Made in the Future
http://www.shapeways.com/
CREDITS

Directed by Stephan Malik
Produced by Carine Carmy, Shapeways
Featuring…
From Shapeways: Josh Levine, Peter Weijmarshausen, Carine Carmy, Brad Dickason, Gary Kenney, Duann Scott
From the Shapeways Community: Stijn van der Linden of Virtox, Jessica Rosenkrantz and Jesse Louis-Rosenberg of Nervous System, Michiel Cornelissen, Bernat Cuni of Cunicode, Carl Collins and Peter Knocke of GothamSmith

Featuring Designs by:
Bathsheba Grossman, Bits to Atoms, Columbia Aerodrome, Craig Kaplan, Cunicode, Gilbert13, GothamSmith, Joshua Harker, Meggo, Michiel Cornelissen, Museum of Small Things, Nervous System, Schreer Design, Shapeways, Spaho Design, Theo Jansen, Tristan Bethe, Vertigo Polka, Virtox, Wearable Planter.

Music by Tai Vare & Bill Wandel
Including: Principal Violin – Sonia Lee, Principal Cello – Tom Sullivan, Live strings recorded at Pearl Sound Studios by Chuck Alkazian

Special thanks to the Shapeways Community, the weather gods for enabling us to hit 5 cities in less than a week, and the future.

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ElectricTV: UP! Plus 3D Printer Review and Demo

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1gzkCuLGzn0]

Synopsis. “See the magic of 3d printing in action in this fascinating video demonstration of the amazing UP! Plus Personal Portable 3d Printer.” This video was first published to YouTube on 21 May 2012. (source)

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