TAKT Project wins design award for 3D printed Swarovski crystal vases

TAKT Project wins design award for 3D printed Swarovski crystal vases

While most of us may associate Swarovski crystals with classic jewelry and fancy chachkis, the crystal producer is surprisingly forward-thinking. With its recent Swarovski Designers of the Future awards, the company celebrated a number of innovative uses for its crystals, including 3D printed crystal vases, crystal terrazzo tiles, and even solar panels. The Designers of […]

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Printed sensor made to warn of worn tires

Printed sensor made to warn of worn tires

The sensor incorporates two adjacent electrodes, seen here between the logos of Duke University and the Fetch Automotive Design Group While there are already systems that estimate tire wear, electrical engineers at Duke University have developed a sensor that actually measures it in real time. Designed in collaboration with the Fetch Automotive Design Group, the […]

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“A new house in only 2 days,” Contour Crafting begins manufacture of 3D printer for construction

“A new house in only 2 days,” Contour Crafting begins manufacture of 3D printer for construction

3D printed buildings made by California’s Contour Crafting have gained a firmer foundation with new investment from concrete formwork specialists, the Doka Group’s investment arm. “ Very soon, we’ll have the first series-ready deployable robotic 3D construction printer, ” says Behrokh Khoshnevis, President and CEO of Contour Crafting Corporation. Austria’s Doka Group are one of […]

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