DIY 3D printed RopeBot can climb trees and cut down ropes

DIY 3D printed RopeBot can climb trees and cut down ropes

While 3D printing technology is contributing greatly to industrial manufacturing, healthcare, and many other important sectors, it’s also perfect for creating ingenious DIY solutions to relatively minor problems. A hobbyist called Everett Bradford recently published a Youtube video showing the process by which he made a small 3D printed robot, to help him with the […]

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Carnegie Mellon research project combines 3D printing with embedded textiles

Carnegie Mellon research project combines 3D printing with embedded textiles

Researchers from Carnegie Mellon University and the Rochester Institute of Technology have developed a set of techniques for combining 3D printing with embedded textiles. The techniques can create “rigid objects with embedded flexibility” and “soft materials imbued with additional functionality.” Researchers have attempted to combine 3D printing with embedded textiles It looks like a match […]

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Royal Caribbean and Snapchat take 3D printing to new depths

Royal Caribbean and Snapchat take 3D printing to new depths

The use of 3D printing for tooling and fixtures in the industrial world is well documented. Recently we reported on how by using desktop 3D printers Volkswagen were able to save $160k . For those travelling in the sky, enterprises such as Boeing are using additive manufacturing to save up to 70% in costs. As […]

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AONIQ will offer 3D printer to work with PVC

AONIQ will offer 3D printer to work with PVC

3D printing with PVC is not widespread, for what might seem like obvious reasons. While a two-year study looking at the safety of – mainly – FDM desktop 3D printers concluded that, with a few caveats, the technology is safe – working with materials like PVC was not considered. 3D printing with PVC As one […]

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Researchers improve 3D printed superalloys using nanomaterials

Researchers improve 3D printed superalloys using nanomaterials

Overcoming the challenges associated with 3D printing as a manufacturing technology is a complex task. Working with the technology requires a grasp of the machines, materials and software involved. For this reason national initiatives such as the America Makes and ANSI roadmap are important. In 2013, we reported on the launch of a $15 million […]

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