Top 5 Videos: The First Patient in Louisiana Receives a 3D Printed, Custom-Fit Cast

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Sunday is here, so it is time for the week’s top 5 3D printing videos! First up, don’t miss this video about seventeen-year-old Serenity, who broke her arm riding an ATV; luckily for her, a custom 3D-printed cast potentially saved her from amputation! Next we will look at a video about manufacturing in 2050. It predicts how automation, technology, and 3D printing will change the future. Then, we take a closer look at Relativity Space’s recent Terran 1 rocket launch from a different angle and seek to understand how a children’s hospital in Barcelona is using 3D printing to help tackle Pediatric disease. We also share a guide for exporting high-quality STL files. Happy Sunday! And, as always: happy watching!

Top 1:  First Louisiana Patient Receives 3D Printed, Custom-Fit Cast

Innovative medical technologies can accelerate your recovery if you have broken a bone. You will find a 3D-printed, lightweight cast made just for you. Serenity Cheramie, a wild character, loves to laugh and have fun with her friends. But, a year ago, things started to go wrong. Cheramie, a seventeen-year-old girl, explains. “I was on an ATV and traveling too fast. Me and my buddies spotted like a hole in the ground and she turned the wheel this way and I turned the wheel that way and we flipped.” In the aftermath of the accident, she sustained traumatizing injuries to her arm including two broken bones as well as a large-open lesion in her tissue. She was taken to New Orleans’ Children’s Hospital, where she was the first patient in Louisiana to receive a custom 3D-printed cast tailored perfectly to fit her arm. Watch the video to see the full story.

Top 2:  How Technology and Automation Will Transform the Industry in 2050.

This video will examine the potential manufacturing landscape for 2050.  A large sector such as the manufacturing industry will continue to be at risk due to technological advancements. Below is a detailed look at new developments that are changing the manufacturing industry like additive manufacturing, artificial Intelligence, robotics and the Internet.  It is important to discuss how these changes will impact the environment and the worker. Automation is increasing the risk of job displacement. Retraining and education is required. You can see how many industrial companies are using renewable energy to reduce their carbon footprints and make them more sustainable.

Top 3: Terran 1 ASMR First Launch

From a 3D printing lab facility on earth into the dark cosmic atmosphere, the Terran 1 launch demonstrated Relativity’s 3D-printed rocket capabilities, which will be used in Terran R, the company’s next project. The demonstration wasn’t only visually stunning; it was productive and substantial. This is evidenced by the fully-3D printed rocket’s ability to surpass the Max-Q stress state milestone. This is a strong argument for their innovative additive manufacturing strategy. It was a great victory and watch, with many firsts in history. As Terran 1 launches into space, listen to the sounds. The video below shows the launch.

Top 4: Barcelona Children’s Hospital Embraces 3D Printing to Tackle Pediatric Disease

Sant Joan De Déu Barcelona Children’s Hospital utilizes innovative 3D printing technology to promote scientific research and therapies for pediatric disorders, placing it at the forefront of European pediatric cancer research. The hospital has streamlined their internal processes, reduced the risk for complex surgeries and improved its overall performance. It uses the Stratasys MediJet3D Printer to produce accurate anatomical models that can be used in pre-surgery preparation. In this touching video, you can see how a hospital saved the life of a 9 year old patient who had a complex cancer.

Top 5: How to Export High Quality STL Files

The video outlines the tale of two 3D-printed components, one of which has a flawlessly smooth finish while the other simply doesn’t. Why do they look so different if both were made from the same model? It appears to be entirely CAD-related. How well parts turn out can be affected by the export settings that you select for your STL files. Austin Vojta is a print systems engineer and can be consulted for guidance. Austin shows Fusion 360 a high-quality STL export. He provides all the information needed to transfer a project into Eiger, and then print!

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