A Wounded Turtle Got a 3-D Printed Upgrade and a New Lease on Life

 wTAfter a boat propeller sliced off a sea turtle’s lower jaw and most of its snout, animal rescuers found the creature drifting nearly lifeless in the water in Turkey. The turtle was sent to a rehabilitation center where it recovered, but needed to be fed by hand to stay alive. Now, thanks to a Turkish 3-D printing firm, the turtle can eat independently again: It’s the proud new owner of a titanium beakWounded

the story is here on Mic.com
Turtle gets a new lease on life.

Adding the fourth dimension to 3D printing

As 3D printing continues to revolutionize manufacturing, researchers have decided that three dimensions are not enough, and so the concept of 4D printing has begun to emerge. These four-dimensional objects are still built layer by layer in a 3D printer. But given time – the fourth dimension – these devices can automatically morph into a different shape, and thereby even change their function
In ExtremeTech

heres a link to the story…
.Adding the forth dimension to #d Printing

Fully-customized, modular solar house is 3D printed prefab

Another trend that could be huge ..
Consider that these house are built with the geographical location in mind… a house made in say Charlotte NC would be vastly different than one built for Vancouver BC and very different than one built for Madrid despite having the same plan. . Because they are built to suit the environment the homeowner can realize enormous efficiencies in energy use in terms of use of light, environmental control and even water usage.