3D printing news review: a convenient bioprinter, 3D printed rockets and forms for tires

17/01/2017
3D printing news review: a convenient bioprinter, 3D printed rockets and forms for tires

3D industry is evolving rapidly. In particular, Swedish specialists have announced that they are manufacturing an affordable bioprinter while Dutch students are printing a rocket and are getting ready for its launch. To know more, read our review.

A Cellink 3D bioprinter for $39 thousand has come on the market

Swedish developers from Cellink Company have produced a 3D bioprinter BIO X which costs only $39 thousand. The price includes all consumable supplies and unique software. Manufacturers noted that due to replaceable smart printing heads the product could be used for reproduction of bone, cartilaginous and other tissues as well as for functional internal organs.

By the way, last year the company created a universal biomaterial which could be used for printing viable structures. Cellink experts are working hard in order to make bioprinting an affordable commercial technology. Currently, their bioprinters are used in 28 countries.

Dutch students are getting ready for a launch of 3D printed rockets

Students from Inholland University of Applied Sciences decided to carry out an ambitious project. They designed two 8m rockets partially printed with the help of a 3D printer. After their successful launch and landing, young developers got to create rockets fully printed on a 3D printer.

It is interesting that the university program includes a set of lectures dedicated to methods of designing and creating rockets with the use of additive technologies. The course is available on the Internet, so everyone interested can get involved and even download files for rocket printing.

Michelin will print forms for tires

A famous tires manufacturer – Michelin Company – is going to use 3D printer while creating forms for tires with a significantly longer working lifespan.

3D printing news review: a convenient bioprinter, 3D printed rockets and forms for tires

The project related to additive manufacturing will be realized jointly with Fives Company which specializes in production of processing machinery for automobile, energy and aerospace spheres.

According to Michelin representatives, the use of 3D printed forms will allow creating detailed tires with regenerative protectors. Such models will have enormous resource.

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