Additive technologies have been developing for years, but it is in 2017 that they made a breakthrough. MIT Technology Review made a list of 5 most amazing thing produced on 3D- printer.
1. Runnings Shoes
In April, Adidas launched mass-production of 3D-printed running shoes Futurecraft 4D, which would start selling in 2018. To apcoplish this, the company collaborated with Carbon, a startup from Silicone Valley. The implemented technologies make it possible to produce shoes 90 times faster. After the lauch of the second factory, Adidas will be able to produce about 1 million shoes a year.
Lots of people are happy owners of a printer, but few of them ever get to think of an idea that a simple black-and-white printer may be a source of small income. The creators of ZeccerBox give you an opportunity to earn some extra cash on your printer, if you wish so.
We all have that one friend who is always snapping pictures with his/her phone. If you need a good gift idea for this preson this year, why not give them a way to literally hold on to their memories?
The Polaroid ZIP Mobile Printer is a cool new way to instantly print and is very versatile. It is small and light enough to take anywhere, and also wirelessly connects to any Android or iOS device. So you can easily print out a photo you just took whether you’re sitting at home or you’re out on an adventure.
When it comes to monochrome laser printers, the Brother HL-L2350DW ($119.99) is about as entry-level as you can get.
If your print volume doesn’t exceed a few hundred pages each month, the Brother HL-L2350DW should serve your low-volume home-based or small office or workgroup quite well. It should also make a good personal monochrome laser printer.
Chinese researchers have developed a 3D bio-printer that makes it possible to mass produce human tissue, including skin, cartilage and liver.
Measuring 1.6 meters long, 1 meter wide and 1.9 meters tall, the printer was developed by a research team led by Hangzhou Regenovo Biotechnology Co., Ltd.
“Mass production of medical materials as well as quality and safe printed products are two requirements for the clinical use of 3D printing,” said the company’s chairman, Xu Ming’en.
About 500 million printer cartridges end up in landfills each year worldwide, says European Toner and Inkjet Remanufacturers Association. These “empty” cartridges can contain up to 8 percent of unused residual powder by weight and could leach compounds into the soil and underground water sources. In an attempt to reuse this electronic waste, researchers have transformed this substance into oils, gases and even an ingredient in asphalt. Now, Vaibhav Gaikwad and colleagues wanted to develop a brand-new way to re-use residual toner.
Scientists in Israel say they have created a ‘revolutionary concept’ for the 3D printing of food based on a new raw material, Crystalline Nano Cellulose (CNC).
They claim the technology will lead to the production of ready-to-eat foods for people with special dietary needs, while also helping to tackle food security problems.
The system was created by Yissum Research Development Company, the technology-transfer company of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
According to Professor Ido Braslavsky, one of the developers, CNC is low in calories and has versatile properties that enable the binding of oil and proteins.
He said it can also “form stiff materials at low water content, and a gel-like material at higher water content”.
These properties make CNC a good base material for food printing.
Braslavsky added, “The platform includes in situ thermal processing, thus offering a single-stop food preparation with high flexibility.”
The researchers said 3D food printing could serve a variety of needs and markets, including gluten-free, meat substitute, vegetarian and vegan, low-calorie, and medical nutrition segments.
The Fujifilm company nas introduced the Instax Share SP-3 SQ printer designed to make print from smartphones, tablets, and from social media.
The device produces square images with 1:1 aspect ratio uaing photopaper Instax Square. The resolution of the prints is 800 × 800 ?????, pixel density is 318 dpi. Dimensions of such pictures is 62 × 62 mm given the paper size of 72 × 86 mm.
The mini-printer comes with wireless network adapter Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n. You can download the application for Android and iOS operation systems and have fun making collages and using filters.
The device measures to 116 × 130,5 × 44,4 mm and weights 312 g. The printer comes in two colors: black and white.
The power source is a buit-it recharging battery enough to make up 160 prints, according to the manufacturer. By the way, producing one picture takes about 13 seconds.
The Fujifilm Instax Share SP-3 SQ printer will be availeble in November at estimated retail price of $200.
To enhance productivity and manage tough workflows of the large workgroups Xerox has launched two new series of multifunction printers—the AltaLink C8000 and B8000 series equipped with the magic ConnectKey technology turning traditional printing devices into smart, connected workplace assistants. The AltaLink product family provides large-sized offices with easy and secure mobile and cloud printing, copying, scanning and faxing capabilities that allow employees to complete their work quickly and efficiently from anywhere.
Recently this year, Fujifilm has released its new Instax SQ 10 camera with a new square version of the Instax film (Square film) and now it represents the first square-format mobile printer that uses this kind of film. The Instax Share SP-3 is the improved 3rd version of the brand’s photo printers and is specially designed to print photos from a smartphone and Instagram (and other social media) accounts. The gadget also works with the Fujifilm digital cameras and provides excellent quality of the output together with advanced capabilities of editing photos (e.g. different templates and filters including Fujifilm intelligence filter—an optimum processing technology).