High technologies, such as 3D scanning and 3D printing, can be effectively used by investigators in their forensics analysis. The unified system demonstrated by the companies Canon and SMARTTECH presented to the EUROPOLTECH visitors that there are techniques allowing for the creation of a much more detailed digital documentation of the trace evidence left at the crime scene.
It’s all about the head – and the face. There is nothing that we identify ourselves by more than our face. We are how we see ourselves. And what’s more: With sight, hearing, smell and taste four of our five senses are located in the head and on the face. Severe craniomaxillofacial traumas or deformities threaten not just the way our senses work. They often also have psychosocial consequences: The patients affected then not only suffer from functional disorders in that they cannot eat, taste, swallow or speak properly. They are often also shunned in their immediate environment. Craniomaxillofacial surgery is a procedure for correcting such injuries and deformities through distraction and osteosynthesis.
It was January and the streets were covered in thick layers of ice. One chilly morning, while shoveling snow in my front yard, I have managed to successfully fracture a bone in one of my fingers. I could immediately envision the struggles of being bound in plaster for the coming weeks: trying to bathe with my arm covered in plastic bags, the constant itching and the everyday nuisance of getting dressed properly. On my way to the emergency department, I was wondering if it would be possible to get rid of the annoyances of traditional plaster casts by creating a weblike 3D printed cast?
EOS, the world’s leading technology provider for industrial 3D printing of metals and polymers, presents EOSPRINT 2.0, the newest version of its comprehensive AM (Additive Manufacturing) CAM environment. Together with data preparation software like Siemens NX™, or Magics, the new EOS software provides an intuitive user interface, offers customers greater freedom for application-specific parameter optimization and allows easier part optimization – leading to increased productivity and part quality. EOSPRINT 2.0 is now available for metal systems EOS M 290 and EOS M 400. Future iterations will include support for all current EOS metal systems and future polymer systems.
This 3D printing process is also referred to as additive manufacturing. The process makes use of a digital template to create a solid, three-dimensional object. 3D printing processes are now being used in a wide range of industries. KUKA Industries has taken on the role of leading technology company in a consortium of project partners aiming to develop 3D printing capabilities for the automotive and aerospace industries. The development partner, which specializes in joining technology, has been officially involved in the generative manufacture of high-performance lightweight components since February.
Stratasys Ltd., the 3D printing and additive manufacturing solutions company, took a significant step into low-volume, continuous production using additive technology today when it unveiled a new product under development – the Stratasys Continuous Build 3D Demonstrator – at the RAPID + TCT Show in Pittsburg. Commercial product availability has not yet been announced.