The Morning Briefing: 3D printing in 2013
"The Morning Briefing' is SmartPlanet's daily roundup of must-reads from the web. This morning we're reading about where 3D printing fit in the modern world.
1.) 3D printing is more than just a gimmick. 3D printing is becoming a more widely recognised technology by the day and has gained a much more prominent position in industry, especially in recent years.
2.) Edinburgh scientists use 3D printing to produce stem cells. A 3D printing technique that produces clusters of stem cells could speed up progress towards creating artificial organs, Edinburgh scientists have claimed.
3.) 3D Printers: The key to sustainability and end of poverty? Now that recycled and recyclable 3D printing materials are available, perhaps we can begin to limit our attitudes of disposability and instead use products with a view of long-term consequences.
4.) Two makers come together to make a robotic hand for a boy In South Africa. Two makers on opposite ends of the globe, Ivan Owen in Bellingham, Washington and Richard Van As in South Africa, teamed up to build a custom robotic hand and publish it on Thingiverse.
5.) Filabot makes 3D printing "ink" out of your plastic recyclables.
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