BigRep rising with new appointment in USA

BigRep rising with new appointment in USA

BigRep has appointed Frank Marangell as President of BigRep America Inc. and EVP of Global Sales. Marangell has a long history in the 3D printing industry, having previously held the role as President of Objet USA. More recently Marangell was CEO of Rize, a position he held for almost three and half years. In an […]

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Machine learning speeds up forensic fingerprint matching

Machine learning speeds up forensic fingerprint matching

The new algorithm helps read smudged or incomplete fingerprints Fingerprinting is one of the mainstays of forensic science, but despite what we see on TV and in movies, analyzing and matching latent prints is a difficult business and still the province of experts. But now scientists from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) […]

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Made In Space wraps up testing on BEAM’s 3D printed radiation shields

Made In Space wraps up testing on BEAM's 3D printed radiation shields

Made In Space, the company behind the International Space Station’s Additive Manufacturing Facility (AMF), recently announced that it has completed the third and final stage of its 3D printed Radiation Enclosure Monitor (REM) shield testing for radiation aboard the Bigelow Expandable Activity Module (BEAM). 3D printed casing for REM sensor The company has been working […]

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Free event combines 3D printing and drones

Free event combines 3D printing and drones

3D printing and drones are on display this week at a central London event. The free event is organised by 3D file-sharing platform MyMiniFactory and Extreme Flyers, leaders in micro-scale consumer drone technology and production. 3D printed drones on custom designed launch pads. At Regent’s Place Plaza visitors can experience professional drone racing, simulators and […]

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Build your own coilgun with 3D printed winding rig

Build your own coilgun with 3D printed winding rig

Miros, a maker from Slovakia, has built a 3D printed coilgun “without massive capacitors.” The weapon uses battery-powered coils, and is powerful enough to (slightly) dent a piece of wood using metal ammunition. While some countries have taken an aggressively defensive stance over 3D printed guns, most people agree that maker experiments like this 3D […]

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3D printed Strandbeest robot impresses with ultra-smooth gait

3D printed Strandbeest robot impresses with ultra-smooth gait

A maker named Nicolas Raynaud has made a 3D printed robot inspired by Theo Jansen’s incredible wind-powered Strandbeest mechanisms. The robot has wowed the internet with its ultra-smooth leg movements . When you first see videos of Dutch artist Theo Jansen’s Strandbeest mechanisms, it’s hard to believe they’re real. A network of plastic yellow tubes, […]

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3D-printable robot arm is a sign language interpreter

3D-printable robot arm is a sign language interpreter

Project Aslan is a robot hand that can translate text into sign language A team from the University of Antwerp is developing a robotic sign language interpreter. The first version of the robot hand, named Project Aslan, is mostly 3D-printed and can translate text into fingerspelling gestures, but the team’s ultimate goal is to build […]

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