Category 3D printing

3D printer makes burritos

It does what all 3D printers do: It adds layer upon layer of material onto a base (the tortilla). Instead of liquid plastic, the Burritob0t squirts out melted cheese, beans, salsa, guacamole and sour cream, in amounts set by the…

3D printing blood vessel networks

Bioengineers have been steadily advancing toward the goal of building lab-grown organs out of a patient’s own cells, but a few major challenges remain. One of them is making vasculature, the blood vessel plumbing system that delivers nutrients and remove…

3D printing a wrench

We’ll travel to NASA’s tool lab and see the equipment we need to build in this challenging environment, from high tech wrenches and hammers An existing wrench is scanned then printed on a 3D printer in one piece. Yes,…

3D printing for drugs

3D printing could hold the key for easy and cheap drug distribution. If drugs could be manufactured easily, they could be distributed anywhere — even printed at a specific point of need, such as an outbreak area. Speaking to The…

NASA tests 3D printing in space

NASA is currently testing a new breed of 3D printers that can create pieces of equipment in low parabolic flights on Earth – and they hope to one day send the technology to Mars. 3D printers change everything. Need a…