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. […]
The European Space Agency has unveiled plans to “take 3D printing into the metal age” by building parts for jets, spacecraft and fusion projects. Read the full article. Are 3d printed cars and car parts the next metal objects be 3D printed?
Not everyone who knows about 3D-printed guns is worried – the more you know about them, the less they scare you. The narrator in the following clip discusses after 0:40 how the makeshift shotgun bullets (including a piece of bubble gum) that the makers used were much more effective than the 3D-printed kind. He says […]
By using a precise form of additive manufacturing (layering material), as opposed to subtractive (removing material), a new technology called 3D printing prints a complex three-dimensional object from raw materials. These raw materials can range from PVC plastic to titanium metal to bio-ink, and through the precision of inkjet-like printing heads, can be formed into […]
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.” […]
Kickstarter’s amazing toy pen that can ‘draw’ or 3D print physical objects in thin air is finally being shipped out to pre-orderers. Costing only 99$ per pen, this could be a gift for someone of any age. High school students can doodle in 3D, parents can draw their youngsters small action figures, and teachers can […]
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 […]
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 […]
The Artec Group announced the release of Artec Studio 9.2. This release constitutes a major leap forward for their 3d printing software and includes features such as the auto-align tool, photogrammetry support, new editing tools and other options.
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 […]
3D printing is getting hyped right now, with a front page story in The Economist and a long article in the Times, but we actually think it is underhyped. Even if it fails to meet some of the expectations of its boosters (and that’s not a foregone conclusion), 3D printing will still probably become an […]
Imagine how much easier it would be to manufacture a car if you could prototype small-scale, physical car parts? The video below shows how Bentley uses Stratasys 3D Printing to model small versions of designs for hubcaps, tires and their treads, auto bodies, interiors, and more. Bentley can efficiently prototype and design top-of-the-line automobiles for […]
Ivan Owen and Richard Van As have been steadily producing more and more Robohands, now at over 170 people helped, since they created its design in 2011. At first, the hand was a conglomeration of cables, screws, and metal. Now, much of its production has been replaced with more efficient and more contemporary 3D printing […]
We can soon expect a “working prototype with limited efficiency” of 3D-printed pizza from the N.C. State College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and an engineering company from Texas. Having a 3D printer able to 3D print hot food in zero-gravity will reduce waste and optimize storage. The challenge engineers are facing now is making […]
How Bioprinting Can Help Wounded Veterans Returning Home Researchers at the Wake Forest Institute of Regenerative Medicine (WFIRM) have been working to implement bioprinting to aid soldiers returning home with significant injuries. They helped form the Armed Forces Institute of Regenerative Medicine (AFIRM), an $85 million dollar project focusing primarily on those wounded defending our […]
Imagine a world where any product you buy (as an end-consumer or as a business) can be 3D-printed on the spot and in your hands or your warehouse in hours, 3D-printed before your eyes. Oh, wait, that is our world! Does that mean consumers and orderers of things can say goodbye to shipping? Well, in […]
It’s no surprise that the 3D printing market is growing – to people who have never heard of it before, it sounds like magic! But where is it growing? It turns out that the cheaper, made-for-consumer end of the spectrum only accounts for 5% of this growing market. The rest is a mix of business-to-business […]
Although far from reaching it’s full potential, the 3D printing industry has evolved by leaps and bounds in its young existence, quickly turning doubters into believers as chalkboard material is now turning into a reality. 3D printing has risen from a technology of interest for hobbyists and forward-thinking businessmen, to a technology that has garnered […]
LUXeXceL recently 3D printed two pairs of eyeglasses for the Dutch king and queen. They were printed out in one go, including the frame and lenses and wholely skipping the dusting and cleaning process afterwards, thanks to Dutch LUXeXceL’s innovations in laser sintering. The lenses can be colored and textured or left blank and smooth. […]
This device from AIO Robotics will be one big 3D printer, 3D scanner, 3D copier, and 3D fax-machine. It will begin the crowdfunding process through KickStarter next week on September 4th. The machine will even have a color touch screen! Now, what kind of money are we going to have to spend on this thing? […]