Woman Receives a 3D Printed Skull Implant [video]

[Note: The video shows a part of the surgery. If you don’t have the stomach for it, do not watch beyond the 50 second mark.]

3D Printing is well on its way to changing the way we live. From making toys, art, food, cars, and medicine, the technology is making its impact felt in nearly every aspect of modern life. For a 22 year old Dutch woman, the technology has been especially helpful in helping her battle a medical condition.

Printer Gets Photographs Done in 3D

3D is all the rage these days, and since the technology is in a way only starting, there are a hell lot of applications waiting its use. This particular case for example, prints digital photographs in three dimensions. Objet500 Connex printer by Amanda Ghassaei uses ModelBuilder library and the Processing open-source programming language to convert an image into a three dimensional print.

Draw Sculptures With the World’s First 3D Printing Pen

It so happens that 3D printing technology is getting more awesome with every passing day. A few days ago, we saw 3D printers gearing up for a proper home and commercial use, and now we see things getting way better with a pen that can print 3D sculptures out of thin air. 3Doodler is raising funds on Kickstarter, and it’s selling hotter than hot cakes. Checkout the video after the jump to see the magic and maybe get in on the rush to get a doodler for yourself as well.

3D printer loves to play with chocolate

Scientists and researchers at the University of Exeter have been doing what researchers really should do; coming up with new, delicious ways of making chocolate. The new chocolate 3D printer can come up with delicious novelties, creating gorgeous designs, patterns and perhaps even chocolates for consumers. With the growth in 3D printing technology, we could very well expect them to be commercially available in a few years.

Via Geeky-Gadgets