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3D Printing has come a long way!

 We all know what creators can do with animation and 3d characters in movies and such but have you heard how far along the 3D Printing aspect has come. It has ventured from just 3d modelling to making a 3d item that can be used.

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London Designer’s Bone-Inspired 3D Printed Pumps

(ShowtimeArts/ChaeminHong) London based footwear designer Chaemin Hong used 3D printing in the design of her A/W 2013-14 collection inspired from animal’s bone. The collection consists of 10 different styles.

Humankind is at the top of the food chain. The moment that human beings climb up to the top of that pyramid, they act as if they are completed unrelated to the food chain pyramid. Human beings observe the animals in the natural state on TV, and watch the animals’ survival instinct as if they are surprised. Bones of the animals, sources of protein, that were thrown away leave behind animal form. It is not like the animals disappeared: Instead, they were merely dismantled. When the bones re-combine to formulate a new form to create yet another creation, I wonder whether they could instill life into something new instead of merely serving as the remnant of the food chain.


Comic-Con’s 3D Printed Predator Toy with Fan’s Head


(LA TIMES) The alien monster Predator is on the hunt for San Diego Comic-Con attendees.

To mark the 3-D Blu-ray release of the 1987 Arnold Schwarzenegger-starring “Predator,” Fox is dedicating a jungle-themed booth to the film and its iconic extra-terrestrial. A 3-D printing application will allow "Predator" fans to customize figurines with their own likeness at the film's Comic-Con booth. (20th Century Fox)

“Predator” fans will be able to purchase custom-designed mini-figurines featuring their likeness. Because what fan wouldn’t want to see his or her own decapitated head, spine still attached, being held up by a Predator?

The action figures will be created using photographs of participants (taken at the booth) and 3-D printing. The figurines will be mailed to buyers after the convention. Click through the gallery above for a sneak peek.

Like the Tail of a Seahorse, 3D Printing Artificial Armor


The tail’s exceptional flexibility is due to its structure, made up of bony, armored plates, which slide past each other. Researchers are hoping to use a similar structure to create a flexible robotic arm equipped with muscles made out of polymer, which could be used in medical devices, underwater exploration and unmanned bomb detection and detonation. UC San Diego engineers, led by materials science professors Joanna McKittrick and Marc Meyers, detailed their findings in the March 2013 issue of the journal Acta Biomaterialia.

“The study of natural materials can lead to the creation of new and unique materials and structures inspired by nature that are stronger, tougher, lighter and more flexible,” said McKittrick, a professor of materials science at the Jacobs School of Engineering at UC San Diego.











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