World’s first ultrasound 3D printer prints and assembles electronics in situ

World’s first ultrasound 3D printer prints and assembles electronics in situ

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Today’s 3D printers can print increasingly complex components but they still need to be sent elsewhere to be assembled into finished products, this new ultrasonic manipulation technique means products can be printed and assembled all within the same printer.   3D Printing is an exciting...

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3D printing breakthrough lets hospitals and doctors print drugs on demand

3D printing breakthrough lets hospitals and doctors print drugs on demand

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Medical supply chains are incredibly complex and highly regulated but now we’re on the cusp of 3D printing human organs and prosthetics on demand, and medicines are following suit.   Medicine gets a lot of attention, but normally it’s to do with drug development rather...

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Dubai’s first Martian Colony will be on Earth, in Dubai

Dubai’s first Martian Colony will be on Earth, in Dubai

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Dubai wants to operate a Martian colony on Mars before 2117, and now they’re planning a dress rehearsal on Earth   Just a few months on from announcing they were going to, one day, build their own colony on Mars by 2117, the United Arab...

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Modern Meadow gets ready to bring 3D printed meat and leather to New York

Modern Meadow gets ready to bring 3D printed meat and leather to New York

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Meat and animal products without the animals used to be nothing more than science fiction, but new products are already finding their ways onto supermarket shelves and this is just the beginning of a manufacturing revolution   It’s sounds like it’s straight out of a...

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Inside Amazons secret plan to crush retailers with AI fashion designers, stylists and on demand manufacturing

Inside Amazons secret plan to crush retailers with AI fashion designers, stylists and on demand manufacturing

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Over the past year Amazon has assembled the technology it needs to crush retailers in a new way using AI fashion designers and stylists, new immersive reality platforms, and on demand manufacturing, and, in a move that could bring new pain to today’s retail communities,...

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ThyssenKrupp unveil their new cable free, go anywhere elevators

ThyssenKrupp unveil their new cable free, go anywhere elevators

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Tomorrows skyscrapers will be 3D printed into a whole host of different, strange shapes, but in order to make them a reality we need a new type of cable free elevator and ThyssenKrupp look like they’re about to deliver   In the 160 or so...

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Researchers use 3D printing to create a soft electronic wearable

Researchers use 3D printing to create a soft electronic wearable

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Electronics are normally hard and that makes them difficult to integrate into wearable devices or clothing, but now new soft electronics could pave the way for a whole host of new applications   The human skin, even 3D Printed artificial skin, is amazing, but in...

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Infographic: 3D Printing in schools, and preparing children for the future

Infographic: 3D Printing in schools, and preparing children for the future

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Technology is changing our world at an unprecedented rate, and it’s only going to get faster, as a consequence today’s children will face a radically different future and they need to be prepared for it   Thanks to the team at Quill.com for reaching out...

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Lockheed’s new camera puts a space telescope in your pocket

Lockheed’s new camera puts a space telescope in your pocket

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Increasingly we’re using new, and advanced, optical systems to monitor everything that goes on around us, both on Earth and in space, and the more the sensors improve the more we can watch   Today’s space telescopes, like the Hubble or the newest kid on the...

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Samsung to unveil new 11k TV’s with natural 3D effect in 2018

Samsung to unveil new 11k TV’s with natural 3D effect in 2018

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Future screen resolutions will pack so many “invisible” pixels into the screens that they will have a natural 3D effect   Samsung has announced that it is developing a display crammed so full of pixels that it produces a 3D effect, without the need for...

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A quarter of Dubai’s new buildings will be 3D printed by 2030

A quarter of Dubai’s new buildings will be 3D printed by 2030

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Dubai is determined to take the lead and become a hub for the development of futuristic technologies, and now they’re pushing the boundaries again   The ruler of Dubai is laser focused on turning Dubai in to a hub for the development of future technologies,...

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NASA 4D prints new materials and mulls printing self-assembling space stations

NASA 4D prints new materials and mulls printing self-assembling space stations

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Transporting equipment into space is very, very expensive so NASA has turned to 4D printing to help it create new materials and types of space craft   Space is a harsh unforgiving environment and just getting into orbit is still, despite Elon Musk and SpaceX’s...

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Breakthrough in 3D printing with bacteria could revolutionise global manufacturing

Breakthrough in 3D printing with bacteria could revolutionise global manufacturing

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF In many ways bacteria are nature’s factories, and with a bit of genetic tweaking they can be seconded to help print revolutionary new drugs, materials and products   A team of researchers at Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands have pioneered an inexpensive method for...

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World first, Dubai announces it will 3D print an 80 storey skyscraper in 2020

World first, Dubai announces it will 3D print an 80 storey skyscraper in 2020

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Company’s have begun 3D printing houses and small buildings, but noone, until now, has laid out plans to 3D print an entire skyscraper   UAE’s ruler, His Highness Sheikh’s Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, has a grand vision for Dubai. He wants to turn Dubai into the city...

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Printed transistor breakthrough opens door for printed electronics and smart goods

Printed transistor breakthrough opens door for printed electronics and smart goods

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF The ability to simply, and cost effectively, print transistors en masse will create millions of new use cases and help turn even the most mundane, dumb objects into smart ones   Researchers at the Advanced Materials and BioEngineering Research (AMBER) Center in Ireland have, for the...

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PassivDom can 3D print you a $32,000 house in eight hours

PassivDom can 3D print you a $32,000 house in eight hours

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF As 3D printing techniques improve we’ll see more house builders embrace the technology to build bigger and better homes faster and cheaper than they do today   Building a house by hand can be both time consuming and expensive, which is why more and more...

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Adidas unveils their first 3D printed mass market sneaker

Adidas unveils their first 3D printed mass market sneaker

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF 3D printing will usher in a new era of on demand, personalised clothing that will revolutionise products, supply chains, and companies   Adidas, who recently made a sneaker from recycled ocean plastic, and other clothing manufacturers have been experimenting with new ways to manufacture their...

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A miniature CERN, scientists create a ‘Particle Accelerator on a Chip’

A miniature CERN, scientists create a ‘Particle Accelerator on a Chip’

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Particle accelerators are enormous beasts but being able to miniaturise them and put them onto chips will democratise the technology and open doors for new discoveries in energy, healthcare, materials and many more fields of science   Sixteen months ago The Gordon and Betty Moore...

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Adidas shows off it’s new ‘on demand’ clothing store

Adidas shows off it’s new ‘on demand’ clothing store

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF It’s inevitable that one day we will be able to personalise and manufacture bespoke clothing on demand, in store and at home, and Adidas’s first stab is a good start but there’s still a way to go   It normally takes most clothing companies anywhere...

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Meat without the animals, Memphis Meats shows off new lab produced beef, chicken and duck dishes

Meat without the animals, Memphis Meats shows off new lab produced beef, chicken and duck dishes

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Setting side huge areas of the earth to raise animals is wasteful and environmentally costly, but all of that might soon move into a lab   If you thought that your children will enjoy the same family roast that you’ve always enjoyed then it might...

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