If you want to visualize the supermarket of the future, you need the tools of the future. At the EXPO MILANO 2015, the Future Food District featured all kinds of new technologies working on different areas of the food chain. Among them, we saw ABB’s exhibit YuMi, originally designed to automate small parts assembly in… [read more]
Teeth, hips and bone replacements from a 3D printer: The production of implants has already made great strides in routine clinical practice. However, there are still many unanswered questions when it comes to vital organs. Present reality: 3D printing in orthopaedic and plastic surgery
To realize the joint goal to design and develop an advanced 3D printed demonstration aircraft, the final UAV – which has a 3m (9ft.) wingspan and weighs only 15kg (33lb.) – leveraged 3D printing for 80 percent of its design and manufacture and is built on the expertise of Aurora Flight Sciences’ aerospace and Stratasys’… [read more]
The quaint, cobblestoned city of Amsterdam is about to get a modern addition: a 3D-printed footbridge.
What if we could ease the design of musical instruments while also making their shapes wildly different, and use these underlying techniques to reduce unwanted sounds and vibrations in everyday objects? In creating what looks to be a simple musical instrument — a glockenspiel with keys shaped like zoo animals — computer scientists at the… [read more]
Gierad Laput, Xiang ‘Anthony’ Chen, Chris Harrison (UIST 2015) We introduce a technique for furbricating 3D printed hair, fibers and bristles, by exploiting the stringing phenomena inherent in fused deposition modeling 3D printers. Our approach offers a range of design parameters for controlling the properties of single strands and also of hair bundles.
Steel is ubiquitous in our daily lives. We cook in stainless steel skillets, ride steel subway cars over steel rails to our offices in steel-framed building. Steel screws hold together broken bones, steel braces straighten crooked teeth, steel scalpels remove tumors. Most of the goods we consume are delivered by ships and trucks mostly built… [read more]
Between Saturday 17th and Sunday 25th October, Eindhoven welcomed visitors from all over the world for Dutch Design Week 2015. Being Netherlands-based ourselves, we could hardly wait to check out the convention, and set off for the North Brabant city to find the country’s best 3D printed design offerings. The following is a list, in… [read more]
Anglian Water has become the first UK water company to explore the future of 3D printing technology. This was achieved through collaboration with The Sheffield Water Centre, an interdisciplinary research centre at the University of Sheffield, dedicated to solving major challenges in the water sector. This project saw engineers in the University’s Departments of Mechanical… [read more]
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