Plastic bottles represent an important part of the millions and millions of tonnes of trash that we generate every day. Households are constantly discarding these empty containers, in enormous quantities. The Ekocycle project, promoted by the US singer Will.i.am and...Seguir leyendo »
Last year, while toy industry sales dropped due to competition with video games on mobiles and other supports, Lego increased its operating profits by 10%. Far from being scared of new technologies, Lego has embraced them. It produces video games...Seguir leyendo »
3D printing offers extensive possibilities in medicine. The latest revolution proposed by researchers in the United States and China could forever change how we study and fight cancer, a terrible disease that affects 200,000 new patients in Spain each year.
The study focused...Seguir leyendo »
Everyday we’re hearing about new applications and uses for 3D printing. Its use in medicine for example, has saved the lives of several patients. The most recent case was at the University of Utrecht, where doctors implanted a printed skull into...Seguir leyendo »
The operation was done at the University Medical Center (UMC) in Utrecht, the Netherlands, and was actually performed almost three months ago, but the results were announced publicly only after it was clear that the operation had been successful. The...Seguir leyendo »
It may sound like science fiction, but 3D printers are finding their way into the field of healthcare, and more specifically, transplants. In this case, there is a firm proposal to create a 3D printable heart within ten years or...Seguir leyendo »
At the Kosair Children’s Hospital in Louisville, Kentucky, the surgical team of doctor Erie Austin recently carried out a complex operation that was prepared with a significant amount of help by a 3D MakerBot printer. The images from the medical...Seguir leyendo »
For more than three decades, 3D printers have been used in the industrial production of prototypes. But their importance has grown over the last few months with the emergence of cheaper and more effective 3D printing machines.
For this reason, the...Seguir leyendo »
The productive capacity of 3D printers represents a way to break free from the industrial process that has been under development since the 19th century. The technology is still in its very early stages, especially in regard to adoption, but...Seguir leyendo »
3D printing has undoubtedly shaken up the design sector, and little by little it has spread to other markets, such as the auto and aerospace industries, medicine, and now construction and architecture. With the existing technology, it’s possible to print anything...Seguir leyendo »
The world of 3D printing is absolutely fascinating, and it’s especially interesting now that you can buy a low-cost 3D printer to use at home to start producing all types of objects without spending a lot of money. The most...Seguir leyendo »
3D printing was one of the hottest topics of this past year. And of course it has occupied a privileged position in the articles of Think Big. As Patricia Balaguer explained in her summary of the most popular posts of...Seguir leyendo »