Print anything you want with a 3D printer

It may be the most eye-catching development and printing since Gutenberg invented the printing press 600 years ago a machine that can make copies of almost anything but this time in 3-D.It seems like science fiction but 3-D printing is already in use, building, hearing aids, jewelry even parts for NASA, now the technology is becoming available to anyone meaning you can turn your garage into a small factory.So what you build, if you could create anything, have a look.

And what you are watching is an ear being printed layer upon layer.Tiny droplets are deposited, building up the . So this is someone’s ear.This would be printed to be someone’s ear.Oh my goodness.The project is a type of 3-D printing called bio printing led by Dr. Anthony Attala at the Wake Forest Institute for regenerative medicine in North Carolina. The same technology you have at your very own home instead of printing sheets of paper with ink you’re actually printing tissues with cells.

The premise is simple, send a scanned image of a body part to the printer and the machine starts building, ears, noses, fingers.Dr. Attala’s goal is to transplant the parts directly into patients. So we’re actually testing a lot of these structures right now experimentally.

The way it works is the cells are able to anchor to the scaffold, they start making new tissue, and as that starts to happen, this scaffold goes away.

An ear takes between 4 to 6 hours to make printed with what’s called bio link, a mixture of biodegradable gel and actual human cells.One of the biggest advantages of these technologies is you are using the patient’s own cells and by doing so really you avoid the major problem of rejection.

Dr. Attala has specialized in regenerative medicine since 1990, but it wasn’t until this TED talk two years ago that the promise of building body parts caught fire.

90% of the patients in the transplant list are actually waiting for a kidney, you can actually see the printer back here has been printing this the kidney structure you see here.Here it is you can actually see the kidney as it was printed earlier today.

While implanting kidneys like this is still at least a decade away, it holds the potential to revolutionize organ transplants.

Until just recently the way that we made these tissues was to actually create them by hand one by one. When you start thinking about getting these technologies to many patients and creating thousands of these organs at the same time, you need to automate the process and that’s where bio printing comes in.

Meaning you can make thousands of kidneys. You could make thousands of organs you could pick the organ you want to make then you allow the printer to do them over and over again. Is this a finger? This is actually a finger. Right now after Attala’s bio printing is in the preclinical phase, simpler organs will be the 1st to reach patients starting with skin.

If this were in fact a wound it would be dropping real skin cells over the wounded area. The skin printing project is being funded by the US military with the hope of treating injured soldiers in as little as 5 years. But while Dr. Attala’s work is cutting-edge, 3-D printing isn’t a new.

The technology has been around since the mid-80s mainly used for prototyping in industrial settings. Prof. Hart Lipson from Cornell University says that’s changing. It’s has reached a level of technological maturity that is used beyond prototyping to actually make functional parts to be using the reality in the aerospace industry is a good example. Some commercial planes are not your fitted with air ducts that are 3-D printed, made smoother lighter and cheaper than the traditional method.

Hollywood is using 3-D printing to make costumes like parts of a suit in Iron Man 2. And a professor in California plans to 3-D print a house.

In every case a digital blueprint is either sketched or scanned, and then sent to a 3-D printer. The printing itself can be done by extruding a liquid usually plastic drop by drop, or by using a laser to fuse resins and metals.

What you have here is a sample of a titanium nose implant. Hart who calls himself I 3-D printing addict has just co-authored a book on the subject that will be released next week. The one thing he’s betting will spur demand for technology may surprise you.

I think food printing is to 3-D printing what gaming was for computers. Already students at his lab have printed chocolate, peanut butter even cakes. Beyond food there are few disciplines 3-D printing won’t touch, printing an iPod he says isn’t that far off.

If you think about the evolution of humans would like to distinguish ourselves from other animals by the ability to make tools, and 3-D printers are perhaps the ultimate tool.

But what happens to laws and regulations when you have a tool to print anything?

From guitars to race cars even a model of your unborn child, people who embrace 3-D printing are finding new uses for the emerging technology. Once used at the industrial level only 3-D printing has gone mainstream. Today in Manhattan you can wander into 3-D printing Stover the only of its kind and take home your own printer for $2200.

***Is the cofounder of Maker Bot. One of the reasons we opened a retail store is because 3-D printing is still science-fiction to a lot of people, the idea that you can have a machine and send it a digital design3-D model that’s a virtual, and it will turn into something real a physical model it just blows people’s minds.

From tools and toys to models and jewelry, maker bot’s printer allows anyone to design and create. We put the design in here with an SD card be press the big red M to get it to jump to life heat it up and now it is drawing in plaster.

To some the printing is still rudimentary and nothing more than a novelty item,***sees it as a natural evolution.

Back in 2008 you could download movies, you could download books, you could download music but you couldn’t download things. Maker bots printer only works with plastic and can print item smaller than a shoebox, still more than 15,000 have been sold.

Our biggest customers are NASA GE 7 out of the top architecture firms in the US.

The digital blueprints for items are found on a website created by***and his team called thingIverse. We’ve got a kitchen cabinet door handle, this is a fan duct for an air conditioner. Over 30,000 items that can be downloaded for free. IPhone case, and this is a fun one somebody needed carpet pin locks for their Toyota Rav4. It’s been dubbed Walmart in your home.

So we’re all used to shopping and when we want something we think okay were a my going to go buy it, instead of thinking can I make that instead? But when you can make anything there are seemingly no boundaries. Which is exactly the point for Cody Wilson.

We want to build the printable gun. The 1st in the world? Yeah but the important part isn’t to be the 1st, but to actually do it just to have one. Cody a law student in Austin Texas is spearheading a group that’s trying to create the wiki weapon, a digital design for a gun that anyone can download and build using a 3-D printer.

You’ve said that what you’re setting out here to do will create a weapon at every computer. Yeah in a way of thinking a computer that can be a weapon or literally a 3-D printer right. I don’t think most people want a weapon in their home. I think that’s fine I don’t think you should be armed right but I think you should have the choice to be.

While making your own gun in the US isn’t illegal, distributing the blueprints to others falls into a very gray territory, and that’s where Cody is running into a number of roadblocks so in the meantime is printing gun parts to avoid breaking any laws.

What’s coming out is the lower receiver of on AR 15. The lower receiver is the only regulated part of an AR 15 semiautomatic rifle crucial to making the weapon work. At the shooting range the plastic part fires 11 rounds.

It’s good considering we couldn’t even get the pin in so 11 is 11. Back to the drawing board. People will know the name air 15 today because it was infamously used in the Newtown Connecticut mass shootings, and your providing people digital blueprint to replicate the regulated part of that gun. That’s right, that’s right. That will upset a whole lot of people. Sure but many people are already aware of what’s going is, this gun has a proud strong reputation coming out of Vietnam, the civilian version. Used for military purposes. That’s right. It’s a people killer. That’s right that’s what a gun is, let’s not talk about Turkey shooting and hog hunting and stuff, what is a gun and is a combat weapon. And you want to give people a file to build one. It’s right yeah.

Though Cody says is not willing to go to jail over this if American laws prevent them from moving forward email look for another country whose laws allow it. We people people who use this technology to print heart valves, ears, nose, skin I’m sure there are people out there who could say what you have to print this gun wonder so many positive use of this technology? For us we are not makers thinking what’s the best thing we can make, it’s a political project, how do you achieve universal access to the firearm.

So while 3-D printing rose in a no man’s land, a few rules or regulations professor Hart Lipson is weighing the implications. It’s also important to anticipate the consequences of this technology for better and for worse.

My goal in many ways is to say there isn’t anything you’re going to be able to do about this, welcome to your printable future.

And that is our broadcast for tonight, and Caroline Jarvis. From all of us here at 16:9 thanks for watching and have a great weekend.

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