3D Systems and Motorola Mobility LLC, a Google company, have entered into a multi-year development agreement to create a continuous high-speed 3D printing production platform and fulfillment system. Users will have the ability to customize their smartphone with functional and design choices. Read more here: Google Enters 3D Printing Arena
Apple has filed 5 new patent applications on the process of using Liquidmetal to build the next generation of smartphones, tablets and digital displays. Apple’s patent applications also relate to 3D printing and how 3D printing technology would be used to build certain devices with Liquidmetal.
TV and film special effects company, Legacy Effects, utilizes 3D printers in the development of movie props and costumes.
Wired magazine talks about Desktop Manufacturing (another term for 3D Printing.) His focus is schools and getting the breed of makers into the mix. Desktop, Personal and easy to use makes it a vector for ideas.
Coral reefs are disappearing at a rapid rate around the world as pollution, overfishing, coastal development, and global warming are all playing a significant part in this alarmingly fast decline. In the Persian Gulf, coastal and off shore developments have left the coral reef ecosystems severely damaged in the waters off of Abu Dhabi, Bahrain, […]
In this report, the global 3D printing is segmented on the basis of technology, material, application, and geography. The technology segment comprises of Stereo lithography (SLA), Laser Sintering, Electron Beam Melting (EBM), Fused Disposition Modeling (FDM), Laminated Object manufacturing (LOM), Three Dimensional Inkjet printing (3DP), and other proprietary technologies.
Here is a video from the Shapeways store in NYC. The CEO mentions that his firm prints 100,000 items each month. The 3D Printing Trade Associations confirm this.
Below, watch a little boy get a custom-fitted 3D-printed mask for his Halloween costume! First, his head is scanned from several different angles, then an engineer uses CAD (computer aided design) to build a duck bill that custom fits the boy’s head! Say goodbye to waiting in line at the Halloween store or crowding in […]
As the 2013 golf season is coming to a close for some of us, we look back at the 2013 season and think about the amount of time, money, and effort spent this season out on the course. One might look back on those beautiful, mid summer afternoons and reminisce on the good rounds, the […]
Natural Machines can 3D print food – pasta, ravioli, even chocolate! One of their goals is to keep the food natural, appetizing, and free from additives that tend to scare customers even without the science fiction feel of 3D printing.
We already know this, but with a 3D printer we can print all kinds of fun toys! In the video below, we’re shown just how strong a 3D-printed object can be! A man stands on a 3D-printed object ‘infiltrated,’ or soaked in powerful oil, to make it withstand his weight!
Will we print what we need on the moon? The European space agency yes….3.5 meters in 60 minutes and a building built in a single week!
The people at Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC) are “global leaders in providing technology-enabled business solutions and services” in order to aid clients with solutions to their biggest challenges. They held a discussion with experts in the 3D printing industry touching upon the effects the technology could have on manufacturing and their supply chains moving forward. […]
This quick video shows 3d Printing coming home to everyone with a 3D Printer
According to researchers at Michigan Technology University, 3D printing is greener than the alternative. 3D printing an object (from the very beginning of extracting raw materials to the very end in depositing the material layer by layer to produce a 3D result) takes “41 to 64 percent less energy than making it in a factory.” […]
3D printing technology is taking a science fiction type turn taking on possibilities that would have seemed unfeasible only a few years ago. View the 3d printed parts list.
Large full scale prototypes for when you need precision. Prints in 120 different materials. Different properties can be printing at the same time
3D Print Buildings? Is this futuristic or are people doing it now? The Book, How to 3D Print Money talks about 3D Printed buildings
Located in the San Francisco Bay Area, Fathom’s creative team of engineers and designers work with some of the most innovative companies in the world today, helping to produce their next generation of products. If you are looking to deliver products to the market faster and more efficiently while reducing new product introduction costs, FATHOM […]
So we all know that it takes incredible engineering and medical prowess to bioprint an organ or any human part – but why is it hard, even for the folks who do it? There are four levels of complexity in bioprinting. The director of the Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine in North Carolina identified […]
Bertrand Sicot, the CEO of Dassault Systemes SolidWorks Corp (a company that produces 3D CAD software), recently said that “there is always a balance between cost, speed and machinery shapes” in manufacturing today. He believes that traditional manufacturing won’t go away anytime soon. Maybe it won’t go away soon, but traditional manufacturing is certainly going […]
This 3D Printing Video looks seemingly impossible, but it was able to save time, money and effort and allowed the manufacturer to compete.
A new way to get ahead for youngsters – Gears 2 Robots Tech Academy offers children, teenagers, and college students a place to learn about and use cutting-edge 3D printing technology, build mechanical robots, and create a culture of progress and innovation as its cornerstones. In this video, Andy Ross, founder of the Tech Academy, […]
Skylar Tibbits is shaping the next development, which he calls 4D printing, where the fourth dimension is time. This emerging technology will allow us to print objects that then reshape themselves or self-assemble over time. Think: a printed cube that folds before your eyes, or a printed pipe able to sense the need to expand […]