Scientists have created a robotic quad-copter that can extrude polyurethane foam while in flight. By targeting where that foam goes, it can build up simple structures, essentially becoming a flying 3D printer. The technology could have some very important applications. Subscribe to the 3D Printing Channel
What would you 3D Print? Find out what CU students what to 3D print. By Dane Guberud, reporting for the 3D Printing Channel What Would You 3D Print – Video Series
Made in Space’s customized 3D printer, the first off-Earth manufacturing device scheduled for arrival at the International Space Station (ISS) in 2014, successfully completed a crucial milestone towards flight certification at NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC) in Huntsville, Ala. Founded in 2010 with the goal of enabling in-space manufacturing, Made in Space set out […]
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The principle of 3D printing has been around since the late 80’s. But the astronomical prices for equipment and materials prevented the use of this technology outside factory buildings. fabbster has set out to change that. fabbster is going to be one of THE tool of modern times; a “carving knife” of modern age, so […]
Clemons Coding Company develops software that helps you translate everyday objects and ideas into 3D printing plans. Their software is simply and thoughtfully structured to meet the needs of users at every skill level. Your potential is limited only by your imagination for the types of objects you want to design for 3D printing.
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 […]
The Science Fiction book 21st Century Robot explores the fictional world of Jimmy the Robot and his human, Simon Egerton. Future release of the book will contain open source design files for you to modify your very own 3D printable Jimmy the Robot! You can be a part of designing and building 21st Century Robots. […]
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 […]
… is it ride-able? Yes… but I wouldn’t drop down many sets of stairs on it just yet!
Join Inside 3D Printing in San Jose this September 17-18. 3D printing is impacting what we eat, wear, build, drive, fly, and shoot. Inside 3D Printing Conference & Expo, “the” B2B tradeshow for the 3D printing industry, will continue its world tour in San Jose this September 17-18. The event, programmed by Hod Lipson, will […]
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nuPROTO LLC is a specialized 3D printing consulting company focused on turning your innovative dreams into a reality. View Featured Work. Fernando Sosa’s custom 3-D printing business, in which he offers to make models, prototypes and replicas of new products, has some spectacular samples for sale on his website, including a cyborg spider and a […]
3D printing technology has completely taken the world by storm. Though it is new to some ears, architects and engineers have actually been been using it for more than a decade. It’s popularity over the last couple of years has been fanned by the fact that it offers industries an inexpensive way of creating prototypes […]
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Researchers in China are taking revolutionary steps in 3D bioprinting. It’s a move that has raised some ethical questions…
Urbee is embracing Digital Manufacturing as essential to the design of an environmental car. Engineered to safely mingle with traffic, the two passenger vehicle will have its entire exterior and interior 3D printed. “A future where 3D printers build cars may not be far off after all.”
This report is aimed at healthcare companies looking to embrace this exciting new 3D printing technology area, materials & technology companies looking for future market opportunities, researchers looking to establish the market size and scale for AM/3DP products and services, and investors looking to support their portfolio decision making.
Proponents of 3D printing say it has the potential to alter radically a number of industries. Peter Marsh, FT manufacturing editor, talks to one such supporter – Abe Reichental of US-based 3D Systems – to find out how it works and if it really is a ‘disruptive technology’. Go to: http://video.ft.com/1700835179001/3D-printing-bigger-than-internet/Companies
Mataerial, a collaborative project between Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia and the Joris Laarman Studio, is pioneering a patent-pending 3D printing method it calls anti-gravity object modelling. Researchers claim ‘this new out-of-the-box printing method can help manufacture structures of almost any size and shape’. This video is three times the normal speed.
While the name “”lasto Plastic” sounds like an 80’s punk band, it is, in fact, a new material from 3D printing company Shapeways. The plastic is elastic to a certain degree yet maintains its shape after stretching or squeezing. It will break when pulled too hard and is still in the experimental stage on the […]
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The latest press release from Planetary Resources about its partnership with Stratasys underlines the existing media stories about NASA, Branson’s Virgin Galactic, and SpaceX’s interest and activities in adopting in additive manufacturing methods for high performance orbital – plus applications. Yet a number of hurdles remain to be tackled before a robust aerospace additive value […]