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The most inspiring Ted Talks about 3D printing

Posted By Lucie Gaget on Apr 1, 2020 | 0 comments

Need something to help pass the time during this quarantine? We decided to select for you the most inspiring Ted Talks about additive manufacturing! All of these inspiring AM leaders share their experiments with 3D printing and show us the great opportunities offered by this cutting-edge technology. From medical 3D printing to electronic possibilities, you will see that the potential of 3D printing might be way more impressive than you would think. 


Joseph Desimone: What if 3D printing was 100x faster?


Joseph Desimone is focusing on the amount of time needed to actually 3D print a part using a manufacturing technique such as FDM (Fused Deposition Modeling): For Joseph Desimone, this technique is too slow and too imperfect. But the CLIP 3D printing technology might be the answer! The materials and mechanical properties offered by this technique can clearly compete with injection molding and might be the real revolution… Discover why!



Avi Reichental: What’s next in 3D printing?

What are the different possibilities offered by additive manufacturing? This is what Avi Reichental is discussing here. From made to measure medical devices to 3D printed food, Avi Reichental is showing how 3D printing could not only create amazing objects but change a lot of people’s lives! 


Aaron Chow: Re-Framing Failure to Re-Define Success

Aaron Chow is talking about the opportunity to try and re-define our goals. By developing his impressive prosthetics projects using 3D printing, he discovered that some of his experiments kept on failing. By flexibly changing his goals, he achieved some impressive results… Are you ready to get inspired?

Lisa Harouni: A primer on 3D printing

Lisa Harouni is taking us through the basics of 3D printing. Let’s take some time to think about what additive manufacturing is to fully understand its potential. How amazing is it to go from the data of an object to the real object, just by using this manufacturing technique? Lisa Harouni explains how additive manufacturing is disrupting the landscape of manufacturing and shares about the design possibilities offered by 3D printing.


Sylar Tibbits: The emergence of 4D printing

3D printing is great, but it is maybe time to think about the next step: 4D printing. This is what Sylar Tibbits is talking about here. It is now time to develop programmable materials that build themselves. Self-assembly and adaptive infrastructures could finally be a reality thanks to the fourth dimension.



Anthony Atala: 3D printing a human kidney

The surgeon Anthony Atala is here talking about the possibility of using additive manufacturing to create organs and solve organ-donor problems. This Ted Talk is from 2011, the science has evolved since then, but it is still a great introduction to organ 3D printing, how and why 3D printing cells might be a real revolution!



Peter Weinstock: Lifelike simulations that make real-life surgery safer


To continue with medical 3D printing, here is Doctor Peter Weinstock, talking about another aspect of 3D printing to save lives. Using additive manufacturing to recreate real patients is the perfect solution to practice before risky surgeries. Discover how Dr. Weinstock’s team is making the most of this technology to save many children’s lives.




Do you have any other Ted Talks about 3D printing in mind? Don’t hesitate to share it with us!


Are you feeling inspired by these amazing Ted Talks? If you want to join the revolution with us and start your 3D printing project. You just have to upload your 3D model on our online 3D printing service. You will get an instant quote and receive your part in just a few days. 


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