Researchers can now create 3D-printed structures made entirely of liquid. 3D printing technology seems perpetually changing countless fields, from manufacturing to fast food. The potential applications are still fascinating.
Well acoustic cloaking anyway. Duke University has created a pyramid of layered plastic intricately layered and cut with precise holes so when any sound wave such as sonar hits the device, the waves appear as if they are coming from the surrounding. Basically the device and anything beneath it are hidden. I am sure the […]
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, […]
Kids should have fun with evolution! These scientist-approved 3D-printable models of prehistoric life and info cards make learning fun.
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.
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.” […]
NASA recently hired a Silicon Valley company called Made In Space to create a “toaster-sized” 3D Printer custom-made for use by astronauts in the International Space Station (ISS). This 3D printer made for space will vastly reduce waste, stress, and probably boredom for astronauts in the ISS. From now on, any life-saving thing an astronaut […]
For the first time, Rice University and the people from RepRap established a summer fellowship program that took place this August. The program, initiated by RepRap developer Jordan Miller, is called the Advanced Manufacturing Research Institute (AMRI), enabling a select few students the opportunity to get their hands on RepRap’s 3D printing technology, as a […]
3D Printed Toy Fossil. This was printed in different parts. Watch it move!
Here is another great use for 3D Printing
Low-cost 3D Printing for Science, Education and Sustainable Development…
“Made in Space” tags aren’t too far off – NASA is planning to send a zero-gravity 3D printer to the International Space Station in 2014. Here comes “a future where space missions can be virtually self-sufficient.” That life-or-death missing washer can be printed at any astronaut’s whim. “Consumables” are also in store – astronauts can […]