Will.i.am calls for ethical stance on 3D-printing human bodies

3D Printing Review

has called for “new morals, new laws and new codes” for 3D printing, a technology he says is evolving so rapidly that we will soon be able to print humans (+ interview). ” “Unfortunately that is the reality, but at the same time it pushes humanity to have to adhere to new responsibilities,” he said. Humans – as great as we are – are pretty irresponsible. Experts predict that the ability to print complete human tissues is less than 10 years away.

Guide to Unusual 3D Printing Materials

Sculpteo

Human Body Experience. It is a mixture of plastic and 40-50% recycled wood chips. Usually used directly in the printing process, wax is a very fragile material that, in principle, has no place as a 3D rendering material because of its extreme fragility. Human Body Experience. The 3D printer NOVOGEN MMX Bioprinter of Organovo is now able to print human tissue.

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The 3D Printers Are Coming: Dig More Coal?

RPM Tools

They work a lot like the 2D printers that render a PCs words and pictures as images on paper. Thus the original and still common alternative name of additive manufacturing. The machines print head squirts and melts plastic or metal powders not only to specific dimensions and shapes but increasingly specific material compositions. Some of these plastic-printing machines sell for as little as $500, cheaper by far than first generation 2D paper printers.