by Zack Whittaker, TechCrunch
There’s a lot you can make with a 3D printer: prosthetics, corneas, firearms — even an Olympic-standard luge.
You can even 3D-print a life-size replica of a human head — and not just for Hollywood. Forbes reporter Thomas Brewster commissioned a 3D-printed model of his own head to test the face unlocking systemson a range of phones — four Android models and an iPhone X.
Continue reading 3D-printed heads let hackers – and cops – unlock your phone
by John Biggs, TechCrunch
3D printed plastics tend to remain pretty stable over time. For example, your 3D-printed Yoda won’t turn into a Chewbacca head without some severe plastic trauma… until now. Scientists at MIT have created a 3D printing technique that allows you to change the polymers in an object after printing. This means you can grow or shrink and object, change its color, and even change its shape completely. Continue reading Scientists create 3D-printed objects that can change shape after they’re printed
by Gadget Junkie, Gadgetify
Meet the Youbionic Hand: a 3D printed prosthetic hand that was printed in one piece and can be controlled using muscle sensors. According to Federico Youbionic, the hand is driven by Arduino and a bunch of servos and sensors. The goal here is to replace or support a limb.
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by Tess, 3ders.org
German auto manufacturer Audi has partnered with Berlin-based engineering group Part-Time Scientists to launch a 3D printed moon rover into space. The rover, a squat WALL-E-esque machine, is called the Lunar Quattro and was developed as part of the Google Lunar XPRIZE competition. Continue reading Audi to send 3D printed Lunar Quattro rover to the moon in 2017
Building a base on the Moon could theoretically be made much simpler by using a 3D printer to construct it from local materials.
The concept was recently endorsed by the European Space Agency (ESA) which is now collaborating with architects to gauge the feasibility of 3D printing using lunar soil. Continue reading Building a Lunar Base with 3D Printing