This 16 year old has probably changed the future for millions!

Kavya's 3D printed technology for diagnosing diabetic retinopathy

I’m always fascinated by what one – just one – motivated person can do. Sure, results usually require teams, but there is always that one standout personality that drives that result. As you’re about to see and read, Kavya Kopparapu is one of those remarkable people. At just 16 years of age, Kavya has developed […]

This 3D Pen Printer May Be the Answer to Osteoarthritis

It looks like it won’t be long before we can finally say goodbye to osteoarthritis, thanks to 3D bioprinting technology. You’ve probably read about 3D printed bionic hands. Or that medical miracle a couple of years ago when surgeons implanted a 3D printed rib cage and sternum on a lung cancer patient. Today, the spotlight […]

This WASP is making 3D printed houses from mud!

If you live in rural Australia, you know all about mud-dauber wasps. Incredibly industrious, they spend the summer months finding wet soil, clay or mud and then using it to make their egg sacs… all over your walls! The sacs are tough and protect the eggs from predators until they hatch. The WASP in this […]

The Robot That Sweats!

Kengoro - the robot that sweats!

Humans aren’t the only ones who can break into a cold sweat – this robot does too! Meet Kengoro, a humanoid with over a hundred motors. Kengoro can do push ups for 11 minutes straight. That generates heat so, just like humans, Kengoro sweats! Click on any image to start lightbox display. Use your Esc key to […]

Blind Mum-to-be gets to ‘See’ Unborn Son

Tatiana listens to her unborn son’s heartbeat during her ultrasound procedure. Love is blind. This is especially true for blind mum-to-be, Tatiana Guerra. Arriving for her ultrasound procedure, Tatiana expected only to hear the heartbeat of her unborn son, Murilo. Despite not being able to see an image of him in her womb as sighted mothers would, […]

The future of PC’s

PC sales, both desktop and laptop, are in decline. There’s good reason… that tablet you’re using and your smartphone are already more powerful than the PC you bought just three or four years ago. And they’re a fraction of the size, cheaper, more robust yet offer resolutions that make many desktops and laptops look very […]

3D printed prosthetics have arrived… and they’re affordable!

Close to three years ago I wrote a post about one man’s quest to print a working 3D prosthetic hand. It was basic but it worked and definitely fell into the category of a miracle (in my humble opinion). It looked like this: Basic perhaps, but life changing for the recipient! In the three years since, 3D […]

3D printed rib cage and sternum implant

Spain – September 14th, 2015 In a world first, ground-breaking operation, surgeons have implanted a 3D printed rib cage and sternum. Designed and printed by an Australian company, Anatomics, the recipient is a 54 year old cancer sufferer. Similar procedures done in the past have relied on the use of metal plates but these have […]

We Can Rebuild Them

A cheap, 3D printed, open source articulated prosthetic hand

A project that started out as a special effect prosthetic has transformed into a potentially life changing technology that could help tens, even hundreds, of thousands of people live higher quality lives! After seeing this YouTube video by Ivan Owen, a Washington based prop maker, a South African carpenter by the name of Richard Van As […]

Print Your Own Future

Last week I wrote a post about how 3D printing was being used to make cheap and practical prosthetic limbs. Whilst that is undoubtedly the best application of the technology I’ve seen so far when it comes to a practical and inspirational use for the relatively new technology, 3D printing is really shaping up to […]