Change Is Additive—Week of 3/3/2017
CHANGE IS ADDITIVE—A 3D Printing News Series by FATHOM
High-Performance Carbon Fiber 3D Printing from LLNL, Single-Day Home Construction, Bio-Scaffolds for Faster Recovery, Oscar Statues 3D Printed, DMLS Video
With so many weekly developments in a fast-changing industry like additive manufacturing, the headlines can really stack up. To cut through the clutter of 3D printing news, check out these staff picks of the week. What do you think is the most impactful development?
Researchers from the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) claim to have successfully 3D printed aerospace-grade carbon fiber composites, becoming the first research lab to do so. Described as the “ultimate material,” carbon fiber composites open up possibilities for the creation of lightweight, stronger-than-steel parts // Read More // Watch Video
Researchers at the Mayo Clinic's tissue engineering and biomaterials laboratory in Rochester, MN claim to have created a porous 3D printed scaffold implant for patients undergoing ACL (anterior cruciate ligament) reconstruction. The 3D printed scaffold can facilitate bone regeneration to reduce overall recovery time // Read More
This year's Academy Awards featured Oscar statuettes that were recreated from 1929 originals. Using a technique that FATHOM used previously to recreate some works of Michelangelo, artists 3D printed a master pattern then casted it with wax, before casting the finished trophies in gold // Read More
Produced through a combination of 3D modelling techniques, complex geometric desserts from the kitchen of Ukrainian patisserie chef Dinara Kasko draw on her experiences with architecture. By using silicone molds and Autodesk software, Kasko's eye-catching desserts feature unconventional clean lines and flat surfaces // Read More
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Imagery and News Sources: 3ders.org, 3Dprint.com, 3Dprintingindustry.com, Dezeen, Lawrence Livermore National Lab, Mayo Clinic, Dinara Kasko, Apis Cor, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, PIK