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MIT Professor Pushes the Envelope of 3D Art and Manufacturing 58

kkleiner writes "Professor at MIT Neri Oxman's creations are demonstrating the powerful combination of 3D printing and new design algorithms inspired from nature. Just as a computer printer makes copies of 2D images, 3D printers have copied an impressive variety of objects, such as robots, chairs, prosthetics, kidneys, and jaw bones, to mention a few. But Oxman and her colleagues are discovering new design and engineering principles that will help to mature 3D printing into a technology capable of producing complex and beautiful structures impossible by other manufacturing techniques."
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MIT Professor Pushes the Envelope of 3D Art and Manufacturing

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  • by Anonymous Coward on Monday June 04, 2012 @06:19PM (#40214243)

    Gee! This women is HOT! This is the first professor that I have seen being hot, sexy and charismatic. When she talks about what she can do with 3D printing then her eyes are shining like there is no sun. Looks like she really is enjoying what she is doing. And she has such a nice language. Very clear voice and perfect speed while talking. This women has impressed me. I wish her luck for the opening exhibition!

  • Re:Oh enough already (Score:5, Interesting)

    by Genda ( 560240 ) < minus cat> on Monday June 04, 2012 @06:31PM (#40214353) Journal

    Apparently you haven't read about the difference between subtractive and additive printing. One as you say make a mold for injection. The other uses one OR MORE substances additively to create a structure. In the case of printing kidneys, hearts, or jaw bones. A solution containing cells is printed into a 3D mass to create tissues. By adding layer entire organic structures can be printed and in the near future entire organs will be printed from your own stem cells. The bones are even easier, because you only have to use organic cements that spur true bone growth as the primary structure while printing channels for blood vessels and open spaces for bone marrow. The day may come, that they can print you a whole new body.

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