Miguel Fernandez-Vicente, National Centre for Additive Manufacturing (The MTC) will hold his presentation at 3D Printing Design & Engineering Conference on April 16, during the 3D Printing Event at Brightlands Chemelot Campus in The Netherlands.
Continue reading “Changing the design mindset with 3D Printing. Examples from the UK National Centre for AM – Presented by Miguel Fernandez-Vicente, National Centre for Additive Manufacturing (The MTC)”
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 the consumer electronics industry. And Materialise’s 3D-printed grippers are giving YuMi a hand. (For a deeper look into how we designed the grippers, check out our case study!) Continue reading “Gripping Developments by ABB and Materialise: 3D printed robotic grippers ‘YuMi’ (Video)”
The quaint, cobblestoned city of Amsterdam is about to get a modern addition: a 3D-printed footbridge. Continue reading “3D-Printed Metal Bridge in Amsterdam, Built by Robots”
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 Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Science (SEAS), Columbia Engineering, Disney Research, and MIT have demonstrated that they can control the sound of an object by altering its shape through computational design. Continue reading “Researchers Develop Algorithm to 3D Print Vibrational Sounds (Video)”
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. Continue reading “3D Printed Hair: Fused Deposition Modeling of Soft Strands, Fibers, and Bristles (Video)”
“A bridge to the future in the ancient capital of innovation”
With their robots that 3D “draw” in steel, MX3D will print a bridge over the water in the center of Amsterdam. The Dutch company researches and develops groundbreaking, cost-effective robotic 3D printing technology. MX3D can 3D print beautiful, functional objects in almost any form. Much larger and more efficiently than possible until now, using sustainable materials. Continue reading “Dutch startup MX3D to 3D print steel bridge in Amsterdam”
On Hackaday three years ago, architect Ekaggrat Singh Kalsi–a designer who also 3D prints with light–shared a robotic writing clock, also referred to as the Doodle Clock, that he has now updated and posted for all interested parties. The biggest improvement is with how time is marked by the clock. Continue reading “Doodle Clock: Make Your Own 3D Printed Robotic Writing Clock (Video)”
Robots have many strong suits, but delicacy traditionally hasn’t been one of them. Rigid limbs and digits make it difficult for them to grasp, hold, and manipulate a range of everyday objects without dropping or crushing them.
Recently, CSAIL researchers have discovered that the solution may be to turn to a substance more commonly associated with new buildings and Silly Putty: silicone. Continue reading “3D-Printed Silicone Rubber Robotic Hand Can Grip and Identify Wide Range of Objects (Video)”
NASA’s big announcement this week that it had confirmed the existence of flowing water on the surface of Mars isn’t just hugely significant for the prospects of finding life elsewhere in our Solar System – it also tells us more about the nature of water on the red planet. Continue reading “3D-Printed Ice Habitat Concept for Mars Wins NASA 3D-Printed Habitat Design Contest”
Creating a printable design is the crucial first step in the 3D printing process – and everyone seems to have a different opinion on which software is the most suitable for getting this job done. So what’s the most popular 3D modeling software for 3D printing? Read on to discover the top 25! Continue reading “Top 25 Most Popular 3D Printing Software for 3D Modeling & Design”