Weekly Newsletter 22.02.17

Nature has long been the inspiration for society, from arts to engineering. Nature’s led the way with compromising form and function.
Additive Manufacturing is now allowing us to economically create products with ever more organic shapes, giving us the ability to incorporate smarter designs and reduce waste, whilst decreasing material usage, lead time and often cost.
As you’ll see from one of our stories this week – medical replacements appearing far more natural.

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Facial Transplant A Success With The Help Of Printed Parts

This I found quite incredible. The skill required to transplant not only the skin, tissue and features of a face from one person to another, but also the nerves that empower it blows me away.
As described in the article it requires meticulous planning; printed replicas of the face and surgical guides to assist in the operation were all used extensively.

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3D Printing, Literally In 3 Dimensions

One of the biggest challenges with printing is how to increase production┬áspeed. Many large companies are designing and rethinking new ways to print time efficiently, but no-one’s tried printing with holograms yet…

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Jacob Darowski