Spanish Company Develops Flexible Photovoltaic Solar Cells that Can Be Manufactured by 3D Printing

Spanish tech company Oxolutia has developed Solar Oxides, flexible photovoltaic solar cells that can be manufactured by 3D printing. Using conductive oxides, a non-toxic, stable, and low-cost material found abundantly in nature, the cells open up exciting new opportunities for generating low-cost solar energy. Continue reading “Spanish Company Develops Flexible Photovoltaic Solar Cells that Can Be Manufactured by 3D Printing”

Ultimaker Introduces 100% Recycled 3D Printer Filament

At this very moment there are huge amounts of waste plastic, vast amounts in fact, and only 10 to 12% of it is being recycled. The rest ends up in the environment all over the world, even in our food, it literally ends up everywhere. Enter Perpetual Plastic Project – a collective of engineers looking to change the world by reducing the amount of plastic. Continue reading “Ultimaker Introduces 100% Recycled 3D Printer Filament”

Scale Model of EcoHome Becomes More Affordable with 3D Printing

Until very recently, creating architectural scale models was both time consuming and expensive. Most scale models created were of larger, nonresidential projects as residential clients of architectural firms typically don’t have the budgets that would allow for “extras” like scale models. That means that clients building homes relied on blueprints, artists’ renderings in 2D and, more recently, 3D renders and 3D model walk-throughs to help them visualize their dream homes. Continue reading “Scale Model of EcoHome Becomes More Affordable with 3D Printing”

First 3D-printed hotel suite to be entirely operational (Video)

Forget 3D-printed food and 3D-printed cars. A hotel owner in the Philippines is 3D-printing an entire hotel suite, and unlike other 3D-printed buildings done before, this one will be completely and entirely operational, which means, if you’re thinking of vacationing in the country soon, you’ll be able to book a night at the 3D-printed suite. Continue reading “First 3D-printed hotel suite to be entirely operational (Video)”

Japanese Researchers Launch 3D Printable Desktop Robot (Video)

“Our aim is to open up the relationship between humans and technology through printable and open-source robot kit, ”PLEN2”. We do not believe that robots should replace people but that they should complement our abilities. We strongly believe that scientific technology can enrich everyone in society if we embrace it in a positive manner.”  Continue reading “Japanese Researchers Launch 3D Printable Desktop Robot (Video)”