Eindhoven will get its first habitable 3D printed concrete house next year, the municipality of Eindhoven, Eindhoven University of Technology and the four companies involved announced on Wednesday. According to TU Eindhoven, this is the first 3D printed house in the world that people will actually live in.
The world's first 3D printed bicycle bridge opened in Gemert, Noord-Brabant on Tuesday. It was built by the Eindhoven University of Technology and BAM Infra, NOS reports. "The bridge is not very big, but it all came out of a printer. That makes it unique", Theo Salet of TU Eindhoven said to the broadcaster.
The OLVG hospital in Amsterdam recently implanted a 3D printed titanium plate on the hip of a 13-year-old girl, to correct a fault in her hip. The girl is the first person in the Netherlands whose walking will improve due to a 3D printed implant, the hospital announced on its site.
Orthopedic surgeon Melinda Witbreuk was the one to perform the surgery. In preparation for the surgery, a 3D printed model of the girl's hip was made so that a titanium plate could be printed that fits exactly.
The Technical University in Eindhoven, working with construction company BAM, started 3D printing a bicycle bridge this weekend. The bridge is the first of its kind in the world and is printed with pre-stressed and reinforced concrete, according to NOS.
A team of five TU Delft students are working on 3D-printing a bicycle. Advantages of a 3D printed bicycle is that the bike can be made exactly every individual's specifications and it is cheaper than a traditional bike.
Last month the Technical University Eindhoven started running test with a massive 3D concrete printer. The university will be working with the construction industry to develop and print concrete products, such as complete walls printed with all the necessary features from the start.
Education Minister Jet Bussemaker attended the Prinsjesdag ceremonies in an outfit made especially for her by students of TU Eindhoven. The entire outfit, comprising of a dress, hat and shoes, was made using 3D body scan technology an 3D printing.
An international team of researchers, led by the University Medical Center Utrecht, has designed a material to restore cartilage in joints by using 3D printing techniques, UMC Utrecht announced on their website today.
A study done by UWV into employment in the IT sector shows that the demand for IT staff increased significantly this year.
The miniature city park Madurodam in Den Haag has used a 3D printer to make a very realistic mini Royal Family. King Willem-Alexander, Queen Máxima and daughters are standing, in miniature, in front of the Huis ten Bosch Palace.
The Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam got hold of the first 3D printed chair in the world constructed by Patrick Jouin in 2004 to account the fast growing 3D printing.
The Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam and Fujifilm are collaborating to replicate Van Gogh 's masterworks in 3D .