May.13, 2013 Augmented reality and 3D printing are the hottest emerging technologies and two most impactful and radical innovations of our time. "Thanks to these techniques, we now to live in a true DIY world. Want something? Make it! Be it not 'for real', then virtual."
May.13, 2013 The Elefant Racing team of the University of Bayreuth proves that sand moulds from a 3D printer are not just used as metal casts but are also ideally suited for laminate templates. Students at the university are building the new seat for their race car on the basis of a sand mould printed by .
May.11, 2013 3D printing is meant to let people create things that previously impossible to make themselves. Besides creating a gun, 3D printing can also be used to make nice stuff, such as items from your favorite video games. A die-hard Legend of Zelda fan has used 3D printing to produce all items from the original Zelda in full color.
The news that a few jokers in Texas sailing under the flag of "Defense Distributed" have succeeded in creating a working handgun using 3D printing technology has thrown the cat into the pigeon coop. There's been the traditional reaction from hyperactive US legislators.
The Metamáquina 2 features several improvements in quality, functionality and speed, such as a robust laser-cut structure, more accurate printing quality, and especially a higher print volume, more than twice of the previous model, allowing for the creation parts up to 15cm tall.
April 3, 2013 With the cost of 3D printers more affordable than ever, more creative and useful products can be made at home. Last year Paris-based industrial designer JC Karich impressed us with his 3D printed ear adapter that allows you to plug the buds into the slots and wear the device over your head.
April 3, 2013 We've all seen these coolest 3D printed speakers before: designed by a team at and 3D printed on an Objet Connex 500, these speakers were then endowed with an audioreactive LED system by new LED startup LumiGeek.
April 2, 2013 Gradual improvements in 3D printing technology allows researchers to print high-resolution objects with enough detail from images. Now surgeons and students could use the technology to rapidly produce detailed skeletal and soft tissue structures from X-ray CT data.
April 2, 2013 We all love dunking cookies, but when there's not enough milk left in the glass you just have to drop it in the milk and fish it out with a fork (in most of the case). Sam Feller from Awkward Engineer Creations wants to solve this problem.
Mar.28, 2013 RobotShop , a leading robot store providing personal and professional robots, development platforms, kits announced today the launch of a new 3D printing service. The process is pretty simple: customers upload their file, RobotShop prints the part and then ships it to their home or business.
Mar.25, 2013 Singapore Government will invest $500 million over five years to boost country's skills in advanced manufacturing, including in the rapidly emerging 3D printing industry. Announced in Budget 2013, this funding is part of government's Future of Manufacturing (FoM) programme aiming to get Singapore's manufacturing firms to embrace disruptive technologies such as 3D printing and Robotics, and new business models such as mass customisation.
3D printing has become one of the most exciting and talked about technologies of 2013. Last year, a group of researchers at the Vienna University of Technology in Austria refined a 3D printing technique that allowed the construction of sophisticated structures (a F1 racecar and a cathedral) smaller than dust mites in about 4 minutes.
Par Kathleen Comte Des chercheurs de l'université du Michigan ont trouvé un moyen de fabriquer des filaments en plastique pour imprimantes 3D, tout ça, à partir de bouteilles de lait. L'idée qu'ont eue Joshua Pearce et son groupe de recherche est une idée simple mais très utile : recycler les bouteilles de lait afin d'en faire des filaments en plastique pour les imprimantes 3D.
Feb.26, 2013 This autumn, when everything is ready, a life-sized five million-year-old whale fossils printed with 3D technology will go on show at the Smithsonian Institution, in Washington, DC. (1/8-scale rendering of 3D printed whale fossils) It was in 2011, Smithsonian paleobiologist Nick Pyenson took a trip to Chile.
Feb.27, 2013 Photo courtesy Ryan Lash/TED Conference Skylar Tibbits, an architect, designer and computer scientist recently presented a new concept at TED 2013: 4D printing. Skylar Tibbits' research focuses on developing self-assembly technologies for large-scale structures in the physical environment. In a collaboration between Stratasys' Education, R&D departments and MIT's Self-Assembly Lab, a new process is being developed.
Feb.25, 2013 As a world's first, Nike introduces its next wave of football cleat innovation at the 2013 NFL Combine: new Nike Vapor Laser Talon , the first football cleat to use 3D printing technology.
Feb.25, 2013 Earlier this year Nokia's 3D printing community project released the 3D printing files for its Lumia 820 to offer more people the possibility to create their own cases. Just one day later folks at Makerbot created their first Nokia Lumia 820 shell using a 3D printer.
When it comes to writing a resume, being creative is said to work - most of the time, anyways. The more creative, the better, and in this day and age, there are so many ways to make full use of technology in order to increase the chances of your resume being spotted.
Feb.23, 2013 Bats are spectacular fliers. Their wings span most of the length of a bat's body, from shoulder to foot and supported and moved by two arm bones and five finger-like digits. Over those bones is a super-elastic skin that can stretch up to 400 percent without tearing.
Feb.20, 2013 While 3D printing is widely used in all industries, the originality of 3D designs is becoming more and more important. Customers want original branded 3D designs, but illegal design blueprints are being distributed online and a number of cease-and-desist orders have been issued to websites allowing this new form of piracy.
Feb.20, 2013 There is a new RepRap in town! Kiel-based Kühling&Kühling from Germany published first details on their new RepRap design after a full year of development. Founded by mechatronics engineering students Jonas Kühling and Simon Kühling in 2012, Kühling&Kühling has a goal: to build high productivity open-source 3D printer that requires minimal maintenance.
Researchers said Wednesday they had engineered artificial human ears that look and act like the real thing thanks to 3D printing, giving hope to patients missing all or part of their ears.
Feb.18, 2013 University of Virginia engineering student Steven Easter and his brother and lab partner, Jonathan Turman built an unmanned aerial vehicle , using 3D printing technology. Their work got full support from Professor David Sheffler, a 20-year veteran in aerospace engineering.
Feb.18, 2013 Besides DreamMaker 3D printer , open source 3D printer Ultimaker has got another "Chinese version" - Ultimaker 3D Joy. This Ultimaker 3D Joy version is listed on the biggest Chinese marketplace Taobao.com. The company 3djoy.cn announced it in January and sold the first printer on Jan.21.
If you think you've seen everything that 3D printing has to offer, well, you're just downright foolish. There is virtually no end to the number of industries and markets that this emerging technology can impact. If you don't believe that, just look at companies like Apex Dental Milling.
Feb.11, 2013 (Photos courtesy of KOR EcoLogic) Jim Kor is printing a car. That was the Urbee , the world's first '3D printed' car, a two-passenger hybrid car designed to be incredibly fuel efficient and inexpensive to own. The 'Urbee ' was created in Sep 2011.
Feb.7, 2013 Many Smartphones are equipped with NFC. NFC stands for Near Field Communication and is the term given to the transfer of data over very short distances. It's a short-ranged wireless technology that allows certain devices to communicate with each other, and is also used for syncing, transferring data and doing transactions.
Feb.10, 2013 MYBF (my best friend) is a 3D printed line of fashion jewelry designed by Orlando Fernandez Flores and his wife Lucia De Conti, owners of Italian design store, . MYBF line of jewelry interprets traditional shapes of jewelry: diamond ring becomes an elegant giant-size accessory, while necklace and bracelets are very flashy three-dimensional ornaments.
The 3-D printing startup 3DLT offers a marketplace for 3-D authors to exhibit and sell their designs. Unfortunately, some of those designs are not theirs to sell. Based in Cincinnati, 3DLT bills itself as a kind of iStockphoto for 3-D design files.
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