3D Scanning 10,000 Women to Make a Better Swimsuit with Summersalt

Adidas used 3D scanning to help make better fitting suits for elite athletes years ago.  Now Summersalt is using it to help make better fitting suits for everyone.  This is described and demonstrated in a great article in Business Insider:

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3D Bioprinting Slaughter-Free Meat in Space with @AlephFarms

Have you tried the Impossible Whopper at Burger King yet? In my opinion it’s pretty impressive and these products are popping up everywhere.  You don’t see slaughter-free ribeye on the market though.  This is because the texture of ground meat products are relatively easy to mimic as compared to fully-textured meat such as a steak. The company Aleph Farms is trying to change this and if that wasn’t hard enough they’re doing it in space! Continue reading

The Anything Factory: A quick overview of @GEAdditive

So there you have three of the aspects of a great commercial: wit, misdirection and kids.  However, in many ways it is truly descriptive of what GE Additive is setting out to do.  According to their website:

As a leading user of the additive technologies, we offer years of experience and a commitment to accelerating additive’s adoption around the globe. That’s why we now supply innovative machines, materials and engineering consulting services to industries ranging from power and medical to aerospace and automotive.

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The Doctor Will Scan You Now. Will 3D Medical Scanning Become as Common as Blood Pressure?

 

It becoming apparent scientifically that in terms of long term health it’s not always just about weight, but percentage of body fat and it’s location.  Recent movies like Fed Up talk of the fact that people can have normal weight, but have it distributed in all the wrong places due to poor diet.  This has some organizations talking about using 3D scanning to switch from BMI (Body Mass Index) to BVI (Body Volume Index).  We’ve talked before about 3D scanning for clothes sizing as all size 6’s or “mediums” aren’t created equal and this is the same for people who may have identical weight and height, but radically different bodies. Continue reading

3D Printed Religion?

So today is Fat Tuesday that is followed by Ash Wednesday tomorrow, so I figured we’d talk religion and 3D printing…yes, there does appear to be some connections and not just a 3D printed Jesus!  Jahovah’s Witnesses do not believe in receiving blood transfusions and this often limits their ability to undergo lifesaving surgery.  Here’s a great example of a blood recycling device made with 3D printed parts where new technology can save lives while still respecting religious beliefs. Continue reading