Weekly Newsletter 02.03.17

Weekly Newsletter 02.03.17

The idiom “the devil’s in the details”¬†is actually¬†derived, confusingly, from “God is in the detail”. A higher level of detail is usually associated with increased quality, as more time is usually taken to produce a product with more detail over one with less detail.
One thing I find interesting with 3D printing is that often you can print two parts – one could be a block, the other a sculpture, and in most circumstances the two could cost the same (size would be the main determining factor here).
Complexity doesn’t necessarily mean a higher cost any more.

CSIRO Implant

CSIRO Produce Custom Sternum Implant, Will This Herald The Future Of All Implants?

Australia has been pushing boundaries with medical printing and is among one of the world leaders. This latest story highlights the drive that helps push innovation forward.
The implant was for a British man but was designed by Melbourne based Anatomics, an implant company, and produced by CSIRO at their new Lab 22 facility.

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Ghost Shell

NZ Special Effects Studio 3D Prints Intricate Masks

Many people have heard of Weta Workshop, and their skill is present in many blockbuster movies over the years. They’ve been very innovative with their use of 3D printing and use it extensively. For example, the Robot Geisha masks in the new film, Ghost In The Shell, have all been made with 3D printing.

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Jacob Darowski