08/02/2011, The folks over at BBC recently went to a rapid prototyping lab somewhere in London and tried out the 3D scanning and printing technologies available at the lab. Using the host’s as the test subject, they managed to come up with a miniature version of his face. While 3D printers can used to print many things, this is the first time I’ve seen it being used to create a realistic […]
03/11/2011, The Open3DP team at the University of Washington has managed to accomplish something extraordinary recently: they’ve successfully printed artificial bones with the use of a 3D printer. The main challenge the team faced was coming up with the material to use for the bone. The experimented for about 5 weeks with different mixtures of bone powder before settling on one. After that, it was just about feeding it into the printer […]
02/21/2011, The researchers at the Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine have come up with a way to do replace skin grafting as a method for helping patients get skin back from serious injuries. They’ve developed a special method that uses an inkjet printer to print skin. Well it’s not to say that they can now print out skin that you can just place over a wound to heal it – […]
11/28/2010, This Document Extractor concept monitor is something that many folks would love to have, regardless of whether they’re in a home or office environment. This monitor supports multi-touch input and allows the user to easily select a portion of the display for printing – prints that will be churned out at the bottom of the monitor itself, since it features an integrated printer. So you can ditch those fancy screen […]
09/14/2010, If using Parallels Mobile to get your iOS printing done isn’t up your street, perhaps Epson’s newly-announced PrintJinni app for iOS devices might be up your street. The app allows iOS devices to easily print Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, PDF, and JPEG files from an email account to any Wi-Fi-enabled Epson all-in-one printer. The app also claims to maintain accurate formatting while printing your documents, which obviously is an important […]
05/10/2010, Looks like the Apple iPad is onto something here – it could very well benefit from the ability to send information directly to a printer to get stuff printed out, without the need to transfer files over to an actual computer. Of course, this is all but a rumor at the moment since it is based on a supposed email reply from Steve Jobs to a consumer who asked about […]
05/04/2009, Easter might be over, but that doesn’t mean you can’t continue making art using egg shells – as with what Roywanglu has done with his automated egg writer known as the EggDrawer. Very little is known about the machine, but the intricate artwork performed by the EggDrawer could spawn a whole new genre of modern art under the geeky category, who knows?
05/04/2009, You can now print documents on an Epson printer from your iPhone or iPod touch courtesy of the new EuroSmartz, Ltd. Print & Share app, which means photos, business documents, PDF files, Web pages, e-mail, and more are now able to make the transition to the paper world in a snap. After all, with mobile printing being essential for those who are always on-the-go, Epson has stumbled upon a potential […]