3D printing News: What Happened this Week? (1-7 Nov 2014)

This Week in 3D Printing ( 1 -7 Nov )

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This past week was a big one in the 3D printing world, here’s a quick recap on some of the best stories that caught our attention…

A printer that prints quantum dot LEDs from scratch: good job Princeton

3D Printed LED

It’s the dream of many scientists: creating small electronic components from scratch, using 3D Printing. A group of researchers from Princeton University did it. They invented a 3D printer able to print quantum dot LEDs using 5 different types of materials. Even though other researchers claimed they printed LEDs in the past, it was 100% 3D Printed parts. If you want to get further informations on that great project, take a look here.

Download and 3D Print The British Museum’s artifacts

3D printed artifacts

After New York’s Metropolitan Museum, it’s The British Museum’s turn to make most of his artifacts and antiques accessible for 3D Printing. It then opens an entire new perspective for gift shop experience to visitors…. Anyone can simply download the 3D file, 3D Print it at home, or upload it on sculpteo and receive the object within the week.

 

3D Prints Being used In the Courtroom

 

3D Printed evidence

Large demos of objects have been used for years in the courtroom, from life sized footprints to dental recreations for bite marks. Those technologies have faced various issues in their consistency, however, not to mention they’re particularly expensive. 3D printing has opened new doors in the world of forensics, allowing for cheap and consistent evidence to take down the bad guys of the world.

Sources:
– Princeton creates a custom 3D printer that prints quantum dot LEDs from scratch
– The British Museum Will Now Let You 3D Print Copies Of Its Artifacts
– Criminals Beware: 3DE is Bringing New Evidence Before the Jury with 3D Printed Replicas

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