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Desks Made of Salvaged Airplane Parts

Really cool looking desks, I’d love on of these desks. Lovely idea!! The structure and forms are to die for.

 

California-based company MotoArt designs striking furniture pieces made from iconic aircraft. More sculpture than industrial design, MotoArt brings function, history, and a sense of eclecticism to their pieces. On top of that, their commitment and love for aviation radiates through their work.

via Aviation-Inspired Desks Made of Salvaged Airplane Parts – Design Milk.

Trend spotting: 3D printed fracture casts for the future

3D-printed casts for fractured bones could replace the usual bulky, itchy and smelly plaster or fibreglass ones in this conceptual project by Victoria University of Wellington graduate Jake Evill.

The prototype Cortex cast is lightweight, ventilated, washable and thin enough to fit under a shirt sleeve.

A patient would have the bones x-rayed and the outside of the limb 3D-scanned. Computer software would then determine the optimum bespoke shape, with denser support focussed around the fracture itself.

The polyamide pieces would be printed on-site and clip into place with fastenings that can’t be undone until the healing process is complete, when they would be taken off with tools at the hospital as normal. Unlike current casts, the materials could then be recycled
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Cortex 3D-printed cast for fractured bones by Jake Evill.

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