This year’s 2017 TCT Show located Birmingham, UK promises to bring out the best and the brightest in Printing, Additive Manufacturing, and Product Development. Whether it’s visionary manufacturers, disruptive designers, early adopters, or motivated investors, the goal is universally the same: to accelerate 3D technologies.
Chris Cahill spent two months in a coma. The 35-year-old from New Brunswick, New Jersey woke up confused. He didn’t know where he was. Or what happened to him. Cahill was found unconscious from physical trauma. Severe injuries to his frontal lobe left his brain swelling in a life-threatening situation. Dr. Gaurav Gupta brought down the […]
3D printing in space is complicated. Between the lack of gravity, lack of air, and other obstacles, getting a 3D printer to work in space is nothing short of miraculous. A startup named Made in Space is helping astronauts do just that. The company developed a method to 3D print outside of the International Space […]
The advent of 3D printing has created an entire world of possibilities for our future. It has transformed medicine, transportation, education, and even kids’ toys. For independent enthusiasts, the limitless creativity is shared through marketplaces for 3D printer blueprints. These days, local libraries across the world stock at least one 3D printer for their community […]
On the heels of an already-impressive evolution in 3D printing technology, a Georgia Tech research team is using the Tensegrity method to shape-shift 3D objects from their flattened version to their real-world size. Designed to maximize space on NASA shuttle missions, the team uses hot water at 149-degrees to initiate the transformation from collapsed structure […]
Kodama, the San Francisco-based start-up and creator of the Trinus 3D printer, has designed its next-generation model and it’s attracting some much-deserved attention. Introducing Obsidian – the first 3D printer under $100 that produces high-quality professional-grade prints.
Researchers at the University of California – San Diego have tapped into the powers of 3D printing to create a soft four-legged robot that can walk over difficult terrain. Whether it’s climbing over small rocks or crawling through confined spaces, the tethered robot is “designed to capture sensor readings in dangerous environments.”
From 3D characters in video games to detailed scans of the human ear, Infrared or “Structured Light” 3D scanning has numerous applications. Using projected light and a camera system to “shoot light on the surface of any object,” Infrared scanners can recreate an object’s surface geometry. The most successful commercial 3D scanners are the one’s […]