Materialise 3D prints glasses with Italian designers Safilo

Materialise 3D prints glasses with Italian designers Safilo

Belgian 3D printing specialist Materialise has revealed its latest collaboration with Italian glasses company Safilo. Safilo has enlisted Materialise to 3D print complex designs, which they have referred to as “ wearable sculptures “, for the OXYDO Capsule Collection 2017. OXYDO is a proprietary brand of Safilo’s, but the group also creates eyewear for brands […]

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Responding to disasters with 3D printed drones

Responding to disasters with 3D printed drones

Japanese team Yuki Ogasawara and Ryo Kumeda, known as Team ROK, have created a disaster response drone with 3D printing. Combining generative design software and a 3D printer to create the X VEIN device, the pair believe they have provided a customizable solution to disaster relief. Yuki Ogasawara and Ryo Kumeda with their 3D printed […]

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Japan’s floating space drone offers a window into the ISS

Japan's floating space drone offers a window into the ISS

Int-Ball is undergoing initial verification As it stands, crew aboard the Japanese module Kibo on the International Space Station spend around 10 percent of their time capturing photos and video. But they may soon find themselves with a little more spare time, thanks to a cute autonomous drone that has arrived to lighten the load. […]

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Mid-market heats up with increase in worldwide 3D printer shipments

Mid-market heats up with increase in worldwide 3D printer shipments

A report published by market research firm CONTEXT shows that 3D printer shipments and revenue in the first quarter of 2017 are up 16% on the previous year. The market share is driven by significant interest in mid-range personal/desktop machines, placing industrial grade/professional 3D printers in the shade. Defining the mid-range “Since the desktop 3D […]

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