Archives for posts tagged ‘3d printing’

hydrogel test prints

Carmine Gentile set up the LumenX bioprinter and did some trial prints of our shape. The LumenX uses crossbeams of light to harden a light sensitive gel. The printer starts at the bottom and does a thin layer (100 microns) then lifts up and does the next layer and so on. The non-hardened gel drops […]

looking around – immaterial data to 3D

Example of immaterial data being translated to 3D form – Artist Pierre Huyghe’s UUmwelt – cast from a 3D print of a visualisation of human thought as interpreted by neural net AI. Pierre Huyghe: UUmwelt (Deep Image Reconstruction) “… a set of elementary components, building blocks of ideas, were selected for a speculative situation. … […]

Science Week Seminar next Monday

We’ve been excitedly preparing for next Monday’s presentation for Science Week and Sydney Science Trail. Our collaborator Carmine Gentile from the UTS Cardiovascular Regeneration Lab is leading a webinar titled “Science in Focus: Mending Broken Hearts with Cells and Bioprinting Technology”; and we are presenting an introduction to our project. It’s coming right up… Monday […]

audio to 3D form

We are still trying out ways of translating audio into sequences of frames of greyscale information, which can then be interpreted (like slices of MRI & CT scans are in 3D Slicer) into 3D form that could be bioprinted. For the audio, we are staying close to the human experience of heart troubles – the […]

lockdown – slicer

Trying out the open source 3D Slicer software that Niina showed us. It’s for generating 3D models from MRI or CT scans. The software allows us to define areas from greyscale imagery to be turned into 3D forms. Today we’ve tried it out on non-medical images, experimenting with giving 3D form to other kinds of […]

looking around – biological forms

Our research has also led us to… MIT Mediated Matter Finding inspiration in the work of Neri Oxman of the Mediated Matter group at MIT who invent and fabricate material structures using biological processes – a silk pavillion spun by over 17,000 silk worms; an architectural surface with melanin that darkens in sunlight and clears […]