A generation ago, getting a prosthetic limb fitted usually amounted to a having a heavy, nearly useless hunk of plastic and metal tacked onto your body. But bionic hands such as this one illustrate just how quickly that’s all changing.
Almost every new innovation that involves 3D printing has a moment of “wtf am I looking at” wonder. Take for example, this “computational hydrographic printing” process, which uses PVA film, linear motors, and a 3D vision system (read: Xbox Kinect) to accurately paint patterns onto objects. Mental. See more >>
Curious about just how far they could take the company’s additive manufacturing technology, engineers at GE Aviation’s Additive Development Center successfully created a simple jet engine, made entirely from 3D printed parts, that was able to rev up to 33,000 RPM. Read more >>