Christopher enters a shady patio outside the doctor’s office. The 8-year-old is sporting his school uniform – red top, blue shorts – and a face full of focus. Time for a test walk.
Nearby, his mom and a doctor watch him slowly move forward. They like what they see. His right foot and ankle are wrapped in a new, lightweight brace made just for him four days earlier on an HP 3D printer. They peer particularly hard at Christopher’s right side – weakened by a stroke months before his birth.
His steps turn into a confident stroll. “That’s good!” his mom says.
Royal HaskoningDHV, CEAD and DSM Additive Manufacturing have designed first lightweight 3D printed bridge using fiber-reinforced plastic.
By including sensors in the design, we can build a digital twin of the bridge. These sensors can predict and optimize maintenance, ensure safety and extend the life span of bridges. It can also incorporate new functionalities such as monitoring vital environmental aspects and improve the decision-making process for maintenance and inspection via dynamic real-time reports on the condition of the bridge.
VR, AR, robotics and 3D printing are revolutionizing how surgeons train and work, making procedures faster and more accurate and creating a better experience for patients.
By Michael Keller
It’s a decade from now, and you’re stable in the ICU after a recent heart attack.
Your doctor harvests some of your stem cells while a 3D printer outputs a drug-impregnated stent that has been designed specifically for the dimensions of your heart valves. Meanwhile, nurses prepare an injection of your cultivated stem cells and factors that trigger tissue regeneration.
Accelerating transformation of industries with world-class R&D, engineering, co-development, and sustainable innovation for the Fourth Industrial Revolution
BARCELONA, Spain, August 22, 2019 /3BL Media/ - Today, HP Inc. opened the doors to its new 3D Printing and Digital Manufacturing Center of Excellence in Barcelona, Spain, one of the world’s largest and most advanced research and development facilities for the next-generation technologies powering the Fourth Industrial Revolution. The new Center brings together hundreds of the world’s leading additive manufacturing experts in more than 150,000 square feet of cutting-edge innovation space – about the size of three football fields – to transform the way the world designs and manufactures.
The president of 3D Printing and Digital Manufacturing anticipates a sustainable future and how consumers — and the planet — will benefit from the fourth industrial revolution.
By Roland Jones
Any parent whose child needs orthodontia knows that there are two kinds of pain that come with the traditional teeth straightening process. There’s the unavoidable pain of moving canines and cuspids, and then there’s the financial pain of paying for it.
At Easterseals, our mission has always been to provide exceptional services to ensure that all people with disabilities or special needs and their families have equal opportunities to live, learn, work, and play in their communities. As we celebrate our 100th anniversary of service this year, we are focused on changing the way the world defines and views disability by making profound, positive differences in people’s lives every day.
ORLANDO, Fla., April 4, 2019 /3BL Media/ – Lockheed Martin and Discovery Education, the leading provider of digital curriculum resources, digital content and professional development for K-12 classrooms, surprised students today at Lake Nona High School with a top-secret STEM mission creating a prototype aircraft that could serve in a humanitarian aid mission.
Lockheed Martin engineers were on hand to help students complete the challenge. Orange County Schools Superintendent Barbara Jenkins also attended the event.
BETHESDA, Md., March 27, 2019 /3BL Media/ – Four Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) teams advance as finalists in the 22nd Applied Ergonomics Conference Ergo Cup® Competition, which showcases innovation aimed at reducing risk of injury in the workplace. Lockheed Martin will be one of over 20 companies discussing their ergonomic innovations in the Ergo Cup Competition.