While we’ve seen how 3D printing has been used to create a range of product designs for everything from consumer electronic prototypes to even bionic arms, some of the more unique applications have remained among the most memorable.
Many of those who are passionate about 3D printing sometimes underestimate the importance of 3D visualization environments; however, before 3D printing a prototype to test it in real world conditions, it can be very useful to “play” with the CAD design in simulated virtual environments.
Autodesk, whose 3D design software is used within thousands of schools and maker communities nationwide, has taken a keen interest in 3D printing as of late, as they, along with many others, see the technology not only as a transformative one for manufacturing, but also an essential tool for learning.
Picture this: Robotic arms craft an ornate steel bridge, strong enough to stand for decades, almost out of thin air. It’s not a scene from a sci-fi flick. In the first enterprise of its kind, a Dutch startup is set to build a very real pedestrian bridge over a canal in Amsterdam using its own 3D-printing… [read more]
It is believed that 3D printing – or AM – will bring a new industrial revolution on a global scale, with a great number of applications for manufacturing, healthcare, transport, defense, education or entertainment. An integral part of the process is the use of materials…
While the wide range of 3D print-based DIY projects could keep anybody busy for the rest of their life, some of these projects aim to solve some of the more pressing problems that we’re dealing with as of late – such as climate change and energy usage.