It’s only a matter of time before we begin seeing just about every man-made object on this planet 3D printed in some form or another. Researchers at Monash University, in Melbourne, Australia have teamed with individuals from Deakin University and CSIRO to 3D print two proof of concept jet engines.
Emerging design firm BplusU used 3D technology to display the digital fabrication process in real-time for an exhibition at the Architecture + Design Museum in Los Angeles. Known for exhibiting progressive architecture and design, the Architecture + Design Museum became a perfect venue …
Offered as expansion module for Eplan Pro Panel Professional, available with Eplan Platform 2.4, and compatible with Autodesk Inventor 2014 and 2015, Eplan Design Space Exchange (DSE) supports data exchange between mechanical construction and control system technology in control cabinet and switchgear construction.
Manuel Michiels, Application Engineer at Materialise, presents during the 3D Design & Engineering Conference: “Capture the full freeform design potential of AM by forward engineering”.
Raph Alink, Account Manager Industrial and High-Tech Division at LayerWise – 3D Systems, presents during the 3D Design & Engineering Conference: “Let Additive Manufacturing inspire you: Improve your added value using the advantages of Additive Manufacturing of Metal Parts”.
We are finally beginning to see trends emerge within the desktop 3D printing space, and these trends are pointing in a direction of convergence between 3D printing and robotics. Thanks in a big way to a credit card-sized computer known as the Raspberry Pi, virtually anyone can create their own robotic devices.
For designers, hobbyists, and those at the desktop level, 3D printing centers around a previously unheard of sense of independence for those who want to produce their own 3D models and prototypes on the spot, without the expense and hassle of a manufacturing middleman — or a wait.
Last august, 3D printing designer and engineer Joris van Tubergen thought up a clever method for drawing attention to the plight of endangered elephants for World Elephant Day. Using five ingeniously-modified Ultimaker 3D printers, van Tubergen was able to 3D print a life-size elephant live at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol.
It is well known that paper is not the only printer-friendly material and that, thanks to modern computer technology, there is no need to stay in the rather limiting world offered by the first two dimensions. And what about 3D printed cars?
It’s an enormous 3D printer which can create an object the size of a phone booth. With a build volume of 1800 x 1000 x 700 mm, the ExOne S-Max printer can, within 24 hours, produce parts of complex shapes and large volumes.