Category Archives: 3D Printing

How the Humble Inkjet Printer is the New Go-To in Organ Transplantation

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From the perfect Super Venti Flat White (yes, it is ‘a thing’) crafted for us at the Starbucks drive-thru to the tailored Tesla designed to indulge our most whimsical aesthetic consideration, the world is becoming increasingly customized whether we like it or not. And however we perceive this transition – good, bad, or indifferent – [Read More…]

Cadaver Bones vs. Synthetic

Radiologist checking an x-ray image

Near to an abandoned Mayan temple in the steamy jungles of Guatemala, camouflaged beneath a matrix of overgrown vine and lianas, nestles a small medical clinic catering to the needs of, at most, a handful of patients. A private facility, not marked on any known map, the clinic is an important link in the supply [Read More…]

Cleanroom News: Top 10 Articles of 2017

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Last year, we dipped our corporate toes into the pool of industry analysis, tentatively creating articles that we thought might be of interest to our customers, partners, and the broader contamination control community. We expected that only a handful of readers would return week after week to see what scientific curiosity had caught the eye [Read More…]

Honey, I Printed A Car

3d printer, Printing car

As each holiday season rolls around, the landscape of the bookstore changes. And this year, alongside the newest Lee Child or John Grisham blockbuster, a crop of titles has sprung up like weeds on a vacant lot in perhaps one of the more niche areas of the book publishing world: business intelligence. Writings on harnessing [Read More…]

How Will 3D-Printing Make Travel Faster, Cheaper, and Safer?

3d printer, Printing airplane

Today’s riddle: When is the phrase ‘cutting edge technology’ an oxymoron? Give up? Ok, we’ve got an answer: When it’s applied to additive manufacturing. Can we see a show of hands for those who got that right first time… Excellent – we have the best readers here at Cleanroom News. Additive manufacturing – also known [Read More…]

The Tentacles of Innovation – Is the Future of Robotics Going Soft?

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Octopuses are mysterious and frankly quite bizarre creatures. Invertebrates of the phylum Mollusca (molluscs) and the class Cephalopod, they are neurologically advanced aquatic animals which have existed since the Carboniferous era some 300 million years ago. And given that history, octopuses – and their close cousins the squid and the cuttlefish – have a long [Read More…]

Pizza, Hot and Fresh – Direct from the…3D printer?

Chicago Style Deep Dish Cheese Pizza

Za, Pie, Grandma, Wheel, or Sinatra…whatever you call them, we all love our pizzas! In fact, if forced to nominate just one item as our national meal obsession, pizza might well be the dish that springs most readily to mind. Originating in Italy and first mentioned in a Latin text dating back to 997CE, the [Read More…]

Out of this World – When Cleanroom Technology Enters a Whole New Orbit

Space 3d Printer

Imagine the scenario: it’s a Saturday morning, you’re flat on your back staring up grimly at the underside of your car chassis. Various components are scattered around as you wrestle to loosen with some rusted widget that’s all that stands between you and success. With an exasperated jerk on the widget, your trusty old ratchet [Read More…]

How the FDA is wrestling with bio-medical 3D-printing.

3D printing human heart

In a science-fictional universe way ahead of us in the future, there is no industrial complex as we know it today. No sprawling manufacturing campuses or security-patrolled warehouses crammed with shelved inventory. Everything we use on a day-to-day basis is created on demand, at the very moment it is required. All of our homes are [Read More…]

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