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3D Printing

How Advanced Has the 3D Technology Become, and What is Its Future?

The 3D technology was actually an old idea, as early as in the 1980s. The principle of a layer by layer surface printing was thought of by Dr. Kodama to fulfill his need for prototyping. Although he failed to get a patent for his device, the invention led to another vital element of 3D printing; a photosensitive resin that turned into polymer if exposed to light. It started the idea of photopolymerization.

Today, there are many things that a 3D printer can produce, from action figures, fashion items, to various tools. But in the future, the technology has been predicted to contribute to medics and engineering. Read below if you want to know more.

What We Can Get to Our Hands

printing trinketsIf we take human development as an analogy, 3D printing right now is as the same as a toddler. What we can get to our hands are still trinkets and decorative things. But some can still be handy. For example, below is a list of useful tools as read from all3dp.com:

  1. Plastic Wrench
  2. Book Pages Holder
  3. Shopping Bag Sealers
  4. Earphones Holder
  5. Hex Drawers
  6. Modular Mounting System

As we can see, the items on the list are still of everyday trinkets that we can find on the market. It has just become more customizable and detailed than the mass-produced items.

Although the products are still mediocre, what the 3D printer has brought to us is a quite spectacular concept. The device scales down the manufacturing process of a large factory to individual production.

However, the future is bright. It is not far fetch to think that it would be possible to print replacement part for kitchen appliances, or other gadgets like drones, cameras, or even custom design prototypes, all in the convenience of our homes.

3D Metal Printing for the Auto Industry

Mass production is the flaw of manufacturing industry that we are going to eliminate very soon. To produce a car, for example, the manufacturer needs to create each part separately and then get them assembled as the orders come in. As a result, a car manufacturer needs a large warehouse to serve as their storage room. Unassembled parts also can get dirty and wear out, hence, requiring maintenance.

car engine

 

With the 3D metal printing concept applied, a car manufacturer is even theoretically possible to build a whole car at once. It might reduce the price significantly because the process only needs few labors. The technology also allows complex metal fabrication. In the future, we might find personalized/custom cars become common on the road.

Today, 3D metal printing is being researched and improved. It is planned to be used in large industries, such as the automobile, aviation, and military vehicles.

3D Printing in Medics

heart printing using high technologyWe have successfully printed human organs, and it was Erik Gatenholm who was behind the concept of 3D bioprinting. Organ transplant is a complicated subject in medics. Not all freshly dead bodies have adequate organs to supply the transplant bank. The supply for organ transplants is scarce. And there is where Gatenholm saw his opportunity.

Gatenholm worked with Martinez, a tissue engineer, and created the first standardized biomaterial for 3D printing. It is made of seaweed, and is called as nanocellulose alginate. But, there are also other companies that work on the innovation. …

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High-Tech Kitchen Utensils That Will Improve Your Life Quality

The kitchen is very personal to us. It is the place where we prepare meals for either ourselves or people that matter to us. Only the special ones get served from our kitchen. And if you are a kitchen-person, you should know that the technology has not left us behind. There are kitchen innovations that can make cooking more enjoyable and easier than before.

Philips Airfryer

crisp resultDo we really need to deep-fry our foods just to taste the crisp sensation? It is hardly arguable that fried foods are, indeed, very tempting and alluring. Frying brings out the juicy oil from meats, which enhances the flavor by a hundred fold. Potatoes, chicken sticks, and fish fillets are the examples of ingredients that are strongly associated with the deep-frying method.

However, the technology has been on our side. We have managed to replicate the effect of deep-frying just by several spoons of oil. Philips Airfryer has made such a thing possible. It is available on Amazon for $250.

Frying our foods alters most of its nutrition into becoming waste materials. The cooking method adds a lot of calories, trans fat, and bad cholesterol.

Samsung Smart Fridge

black smart fridgeSamsung launched a smart fridge very recently this year, in January 2018. It is the next evolution of Samsung Family Hub series. The previous series, such as Samsung Family Hub 671L French Door, has already had a voice-activated feature, a built-in camera, displays 100,000 recipes, monitors the food expiration date, plays music, and of course, keeps your food fresh with the latest of cooling technology. It seems, though, that the product is not enough to represent the technology that Samsung is capable of.

The Smart Hub 2018 works beyond its use as a fridge. It integrates with the SmartThings system and controls the thermostats, home cameras, and lighting. This latest version also brings more intelligence to its artificial voice command system. Bixby has been available in Family Hub 671L, but its function is very limited. In the 2018 version, Bixby is the Siri of a refrigerator.

Ninja 3-in-1 Cooking System

food preparationThis cooking pot handles roasting, baking, and steaming. You can even sautee veggies and make pasta in the same device. It will provide you with so much help if you do not want to have many utensils in your kitchen.

Ninja pot improves slow cooking with its SEARious system. It sears and slow cooks your meals at the same time. It keeps the meat juice inside and enhances its flavor.

If you want to eat lean meat without over-cooking, Ninja pot will be handy for you. Meat is essential for maintaining a healthy diet, but cooking the meat properly is what gives us a problem.…