Tagged: 3D Printer

An example of Mars colonization, (Discovery.com) 2

Mars Colonization: NASA’s New Take

A New Take On Colonizing Mars And Other Planets A new NASA-sponsored competition hopes to unlock the secrets of space colonization through user-submitted design proposals. Called the 3D-Printed Habitat Challenge, NASA hopes that the competition will help to, “develop the fundamental technologies necessary to manufacture an off-world habitat using mission recycled materials and/or local indigenous materials.” NASA continues, “The vision is that autonomous habitat manufacturing machines will someday be deployed to the Moon or Mars to construct shelters for human habitation;” a lot of fancy speech for a simple idea: using 3D-Printers to build structures using materials which already exist on the...

Image of the actual prosthetic, (Anatomics) 0

World’s First 3D-Printed Ribcage

Say Hello To The World’s First 3D-Printed Ribcage A 54-year old Spanish man who had lost his sternum and part of his rib cage due to cancer has become the first human to successfully receive a 3D-printed chest prosthetic.  The device is made from lightweight, but incredibly strong titanium, and designed & manufactured by Melbourne-based medical device company Anatomics. Suffering from a chest wall sarcoma, or a type of cancerous tumor that grows (in this man’s case) around the rib cage, doctors were struggling to come up with the best way to treat or replace the diseased structures.  According to Australia’s national...