Shape-shifting navigation device points you in the right direction

Shape-shifting navigation device points you in the right direction

The Animotus changes shape to point you in the right direction (Credit: Yale University) Image Gallery (2 images) Even in today’s GPS-enabled world, asking someone to point you in the right direction can often be easier than wrestling with your smartphone. Enter the Animotus, a wirelessly-connected, 3D printed cube that acts like a sort of […]

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NASA tests 3D-printed turbopump

NASA tests 3D-printed turbopump

This rocket engine fuel pump has hundreds of parts including a turbine that spins at over 90,000 rpm (Credit: NASA/MSFC) Image Gallery (3 images) NASA has previously tested simple 3D-printed rocket components, such as combustion chambers and fuel injectors , but if the technique is to be practical, it has to cope with more complex […]

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3D Printing Brings Closure to Deep Brain Stimulation Microdevices

3D Printing Brings Closure to Deep Brain Stimulation Microdevices

Coming straight from Deakin University’s School of Engineering, a group of innovative students have released a new report detailing their experimentation with 3D printed, biocompatible enclosures for microdevices. The project, headed by Scott Adams, Abbas Kouzani, Mazher Mohammed, Clara Usma, and Susannah Tye ( from the Minnesota-based Mayo Clinic ), is aimed at creating 3D […]

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