ESA and BEEVERYCREATIVE developing 3D printing breadboard machine for ISS

ESA and BEEVERYCREATIVE developing 3D printing breadboard machine for ISS

The European Space Agency has commissioned four European tech companies to develop an Additive Layer Manufacturing (ALM) breadboard machine that will be capable of 3D printing electric circuit boards within the International Space Station. The four tech companies involved in Project MELT (Manufacturing of Experimental Layer Technology) are Active Space GMBH and OHB Systems AG […]

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Ripple Maker can put your face in your coffee

Ripple Maker can put your face in your coffee

The Ripple Maker uses coffee powder to print images on foam-topped drinks (Credit: Steam CC) Image Gallery (3 images) It’s kinda nice when baristas draw little things like hearts or leaves in the foam on your cappuccino. There’s a chance, however, that those designs may be going the way of cave paintings. That’s because Israeli […]

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3D printed micrometer can measure down to five thousandths of an inch

3D printed micrometer can measure down to five thousandths of an inch

In yet another project that undermines the stereotype that 3D printing is just for creating cheap plastic prototypes , decorations or meaningless tchotchkes, a mechanical engineering student has managed to design a functional 3D printed micrometer that has a travel distance of 2.5 inches and can measure down to five thousands of an inch or […]

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