Posts by 3D Quick Print

This 3D printer can produce a house in just 19 hours

Whilst you won’t find it in your local 3D printer bureau quite yet, a 3DP machine has been developed by MIT, that can build an entire house. Its robotic arm sits on a tracked vehicle, sprays a moulding of insulation foam onto the ground and then fills it with concrete or rammed earth. MIT isn’t…

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How 3D printers can help businesses to save money

It doesn’t seem that long ago when the concept of printing in 3D was something you’d only expect to see in a science fiction movie. The technology is still in its infancy and has yet to reach its full potential, but as it improves and the costs come down, a 3D printer is increasingly becoming…

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Could 3D printing spell the end of animal testing

A breakthrough in 3D printing could herald the end for the need to conduct clinical trials on animals. The prospect was first muted after researchers at Harvard University developed micro-physiological systems, called “organs on chips”, which are able to replicate the functions of human organs such as bone marrow, lungs, intestines and kidneys. The first…

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Mattel confirms delay to its first 3D printer for kids

Budding inventors, artists, designers and indeed children worldwide have been waiting with bated breath for the arrival of ThingMaker, Mattel’s 3D printer. The printer is aimed at kids and will allow youngsters to print their own toys in the comfort of their own homes. The device, which was unveiled at the New York Toy Fair…

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How 3D printing could revolutionise our future roads

There is a strong possibility that one day we will all look back at these relatively early days of 3D print technology and wonder how we ever lived without a 3D printing service. Although we might smile at some of the less than useful objects and gimmicks produced merely as proof that it could be…

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Dutch architects build first entirely 3D printed micro home

There appears to be no limit to what can be produced with a 3D printing service. From decorative objects to intricate and life-saving medical equipment, the invention of the 3D printer has made possible so many things that were previously the stuff of fantasy. And now an Amsterdam-based company, DUS Architects, which specialises in designs…

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