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3D printing at Maker Faire Rome 2022: from materials to processes


3D printing projects at mfr 2022

Let’s review some of the projects you met at MFR 2022, which have as their protagonist this technology now available to everyone


Also this year, the tenth edition of Maker Faire Rome ended with a great success. The fair dedicated to the innovation has been a unique opportunity for small businesses and individual makers to present ideas and projects to a wide audience.

At Maker Faire Rome we will continue to tell the stories of the protagonists who participated in the event, because if important results have been achieved, a good portion of the merit goes to them.

Let’s go over some of the projects you met at MFR 2022, which have 3D printing as their protagonist. 3D printing consists of a series of processes that allow you to produce objects by adding the material one layer after another, and the amazing thing is that you can use almost any type of material, from plastic to organic fabrics.

It is a very innovative technique with many applications in everyday life, as you can see in the projects we are about to describe.


Nanosaur: the 3D printable robot

Nanosaur is the smallest NVIDIA Jetson dinosaur robot, fully 3D printable.

The project was created by Maker Raffaello Bonghi, an Italian engineer passionate about robotics, and it is totally open-source and based on ROS2 and Isaac ROS. Nanosaur also allows you to learn the fundamentals of ROS2 and NVIDIA Isaac ROS GEMs and enable you to learn how to use AI applied to robotics.

The small robot can wander independently on the desk and uses a simple camera and two OLEDs that acts as a pair of eyes. If you are wondering why this name, the explanation is quite simple: its compact size, since the robot measures 10x12x6 cm and weighs only 500g!



Electrospider: the 3D bioprinting platform

Electrospider is the first multi-scale and multi-material 3D bioprinting technology capable of generating 3D cell constructs, having the heterogeneity and the complex tipology of human tissues.

This project was conceived to combine biofabrication, microextrusion, electrospinning and ink-jet technology in a single platform, in order to process a wide range of biomaterials on both micro and nano scale, in a single printing process. Electrospider is also a 3D bioprinting platform designed to be modular and it is totally customizable with a multiplicity of accessory features. Through this technology, it will be possible to recreate human organs and tissues that can be used for a wide variety of surgical procedures.

Electrospider is a project realized by Bio3DPrinting srl, a startup founded in 2022 from the collaboration between SolidWorld GROUP and the University of Pisa.


“Between present and future”: new antibacterial materials for 3D printing

Touching a model in a museum: a simple gesture that we have always done without fear, at least until the pandemic has radically changed our lives and our habits. This is the starting point that led to the creation of an innovative antibacterial material for 3D printing, born from the virtuous collaboration between school and industry.

The Pertini Institute of Alatri, with Fablab Frosinone and Make a Shape srl – a company specialized in the production of filaments for 3D printing – developed new materials with antibacterial properties that will be used to create replicas of works of art, safe and sustainable, that will be expose in a tactile museum room in the city of Alatri.




3D Printing for Cultural Heritage

The innovative idea behind the project is the use of 3D printing for the creation of constructive or decorative elements that integrate architectural or structural gaps of an architectural heritage, respecting the reversibility, durability and distinguishability of materials.

The project involves the development of a production process that, thanks to the use of eco-sustainable materials with high mechanical and thermal performance, allows to produce architectural components modeled on the geometric irregularity of the gap, structurally performing and instrumented to carry out a permanent post intervention monitoring.

3D Printing for Cultural Heritage was created by Maura Imbimbo, Full Professor at the University of Cassino and Southern Lazio.



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