Feburary 2013 - 3D Printing Headlines

February 4, 2013 (LocalOrg) - -Here's a roundup of the latest 3D printing headlines.

"Architect aims to 3D print an endless house" Geek.com

Summary: "...dutch architect Janjaap Ruijssenaars plans to build an entire house with a 3D printer, and an “endless” one at that. Dubbed the Landscape House, Ruijssenaars has designed the building to be “one piece,” which could be a little misleading. Rather than a 3D printer creating a building in one go, separate pieces will be printed out, which will then interlock and create the full structure."

" Building A Lunar Base With 3D Printing" ESA, Technology

Summary: "Setting up a lunar base could be made much simpler by using a 3D printer to build it from local materials. Industrial partners including renowned architects Foster + Partners have joined with ESA to test the feasibility of 3D printing using lunar soil."

"Robohand: How cheap 3D printers built a replacement hand for a five-year old boy" arstechnica.com

Summary: "Not too long ago, Liam had no fingers on his right hand. The South African five-year old was born with Amniotic Band Syndrome, which causes amputation of digits before birth. But since November, Liam has been using a series of prosthetic hands designed by two men living on opposite sides of the planet, using open source software and 3D-printing technology."