Ideally, with age comes wisdom, and with wisdom comes the realization that our bodies are no longer as durable and capable as they were in youth. Given enough time, the body can begin to experience difficulty accomplishing simple tasks like typing, writing or opening containers.
When considering that nearly everybody carries a smartphone these days – in addition to their keys and wallet – it makes perfect sense why so many designers and manufacturers have been actively designing accessories ranging from speakers and cases to stands and sleeves for the mobile devices. However, the one problem that everybody runs into… [read more]
Nathan Matthews, by day a web developer in California, has designed and built Delta Tower, Core XY, and Cartesian style 3D printers. While he says he’s currently working on a 2.8W, 245nm laser cutter and etcher, it’s his 3D printed brushless pulse motor that caught our attention.
Carbon3D Inc., a Silicon Valley based 3D printing company working at the intersection of hardware, software and molecular science, today announced it has secured a $100 million funding round led by Google Ventures. The financing will support Carbon3D as it continues to develop technology and materials that will enable customers to address the fundamental limitations… [read more]
Active members of the 3D printing community will doubtlessly recall the uproar caused a few months ago, when the Australian-made Gizmo 3D DLP printer was unveiled – the machine that could become the world’s fastest high quality 3D printer. It hit the web with force with a video illustrating its ‘Continous 3D printing’ DLP technique,… [read more]
Renishaw and Materialise have launched what they call “the de facto standard for simplifying the 3D printing process”, the Renishaw Build Processor.
We’ve previously seen designers use the presence of swimming pools or take advantage of prevailing winds to help passively cool homes. But what if every brick used to build a house could cool it down? Design studio Emerging Objects has come out with 3D-printed porous bricks called Cool Bricks that can be filled with water… [read more]
OctaWorm-Pneumatic robot is constructed using pneumatic linear actuators in combination with 3D printed parts. Control is embedded in a host Arduino board.
Matthew Rogge began work on the RETR3D project documentation for Wevolver. The RETR3D is an e-waste 3D printer designed to make digital fabrication accessible to entrepreneurial people from third world countries.
With the help of musical artist and violinist Laurent Bernadac, French company 3Dvarius designed a fully playable electric violin using the most advanced 3D printing technology and based on the traditional Stradivarius. Printed as a single piece, the process combines the precision of computer renderings and the time honored skills of violin making.