Could 3D printing be used to provide wireless power in space?

Could 3D printing be used to provide wireless power in space?

Researchers from the Clemson Nanomaterials Institute (CNI) in South Carolina have used 3D printing to create a wireless triboelectric nanogenerator that generates electricity from motion and vibrations. (L-R) Ramakrishna Podila, Apparao Rao, Sai Sunil Mallineni, and Yongchang Dong Triboelectricity, an electric charge generated by nothing more than friction, is a green energy source that researchers […]

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FDM 3D printer bed leveling with cheap piezoelectric elements

FDM 3D printer bed leveling with cheap piezoelectric elements

RepRap 3D printing engineers Michael Simpson and Simon Khoury have carried out a scientific study into the use of cheap piezoelectric elements for bed leveling and nozzle contact detection in FDM/FFF 3D printers. The study found the elements effective even at high temperatures. RepRap 3D printers and other low-cost FDM 3D printers are the heart […]

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SpaceX Falcon Heavy launch inspires 3D printed carbon fiber lamp

SpaceX Falcon Heavy launch inspires 3D printed carbon fiber lamp

Even if you’re not a space aficionado you’ll likely have heard about SpaceX’s upcoming Falcon Heavy rocket launch. The rocket, which is actually scheduled to take off later today, is set to become the most powerful craft of its kind. SpaceX, headed by the ever-ambitious business magnate Elon Musk, is hoping the launch will break […]

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SNGLRTY watch indicates hour and minute with one hand

SNGLRTY watch indicates hour and minute with one hand

2 pictures SNGLRTY uses a single had to display both the hour and minute They say that less is more, and Hong Kong-based watch firm Swiss Reimagined has taken the adage to heart with its SNGLRTY wristwatch, which uses a single hand to display both hours and minutes. The Swiss-made chronometer uses a combination of […]

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