Made in Space to make out of this world fiber optics

Made in Space to make out of this world fiber optics

View Larger Image Most things you can think of are better when they’re in space, a space shuttle for example is a damn sight more exciting than those buses that take you from one airport terminal to another. And William Shatner certainly isn’t going to be remembered for humbler roles as some guy’s dad. Made […]

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Fraunhofer ILT, GoetheLab to showcase $36k SLM 3D printer aimed at SMEs

Fraunhofer ILT, GoetheLab to showcase $36k SLM 3D printer aimed at SMEs

The Fraunhofer Institute for Laser Technology and Fachhochschule Aachen’s GoetheLab will showcase a new 3D printer at next month’s formnext 2016 trade show in Frankfurt, Germany. The collaboratively made selective laser melting (SLM) machine will cost around €30,000 ($36,000). In an effort to appeal to small and medium-size businesses that could benefit from metal 3D […]

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Tiny object manipulation gets assist from ultrasound and 3D-printed lens

Tiny object manipulation gets assist from ultrasound and 3D-printed lens

Nanyang Technological University’s proof-of-concept model of the transducer lens Do you know what a laser-generated focused ultrasound transducer is? Basically, it’s a device that converts laser light into focused acoustic waves, which can in turn be used to move cell-sized tiny objects. It’s a fascinating technology, and it’s recently been improved upon. Led by Prof. […]

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Idaho’s first Satellite, 3D printed and ready for launch.

Idaho’s first Satellite, 3D printed and ready for launch.

View Larger Image MakerSat, Idaho’s first satellite will be launched by NASA and uses 3D printing to advance scientific discovery. The satellite was made by a team of two professors and four students from Northwest Nazarene University (NNU) who developed the device over two years. The research project will investigate how 3D printed materials behave […]

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