"Scientist at Cornell University have been showing the potential for 3D printers by creating a replacement ear using a 3D printer and an injection of living cells... Once refined, the technique will allow biomedical engineers to print customised ears for children born with malformed ones, or people who have lost theirs and have not found them down the back of the sofa. While prosthetic reconstructions are suboptimal; they don't look realistic and they lack the qualities of real tissue, the 3D printer versions are pretty good..."
"3D Systems, one of the big fish in 3D printer manufacturing, filed a suit against Formlabs's hugely popular Form1 printer put forth on Kickstarter. The crowdfunding effort has amassed close to 3M US Dollars, of an initial 100K requested.
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Sculpteo can transform 3D files or images into 3D objects and it can be done online within minutes. Simply upload the file(s), pay and they send it to you with 10 days, it's that easy. They offer a number of different material and size options as well as creating your own online store.
"European-based Sculpteo is now offering its popular online 3D printing services to United States’ customers. With the ability to transform digital files into real-life, physical objects, Sculpteo.com allows digital dreamers to turn 3D files into 3-dimensional creations, as well as create easily 3D objects based on 2D drawings or simple text. Sculpteo customers can order a number of different objects designed by themselves or others, including static or articulated figures, miniatures, prototypes, robots, models and more.
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