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2013
Example of a 3D printed photograph (via Amanda Ghassaei)   With all of the bad press that has darkened the spotlight on 3D printing (weapon manufacturing), it is a refreshing change of pace to see that the emerging technology can be adapted yet again for something less controversial: photography. Actually, photography is just about as controversial as guns are depending on what picture was taken but in this case, it is an update on a relatively old art form. While there are indeed 3D photog ...
The Buccaneer, getting poised for kickstarter soon... (via pirate3d)   As engineers, we have all had a moment when we wish we could make just the right tool for the task-- no matter how small the task may be. Our wishes may soon be turning to physical objects in our living rooms as 3D printers are being commercialized at more affordable prices, and with consumer-friendly designs. A printer that will undoubtedly help the 3D printing revolution unfold will be the Buccaneer by Pirate 3D. The ...
  The self-manufactured potential of 3D printing in the medical industry is making more news now that scientists have successfully created biological replicas with the technology. By using “live ink,” Cornell University recently created artificial human ears seeded with cells derived from cows. Though the research is early in its development, Professor Larry Bonassar points out that the shape of the ear justifies 3D printing for creating complex replacement implants in the near ...
Inchworm bot in hand... (via IEEE)   A collaboration between Harvard’s School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory and the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering have developed a flat 3D-printable robot that folds into shape using shape memory polymers. The team, being lead by Samuel Felton, Michael Thomas, Robert Wood, Cagdas Onal and Daniela Rus, demonstrated the robot at the International Conference ...
Are you a fan of music that is accompanied by a captivating light show? Then you’re in luck - 3D printing does it again! This time, a pair of engineers from AutoDesk teamed up with the LED technology expert start-up LumiGeek to create a pair of LED geared audio reactive speakers. Check out the video below for a glimpse of the speakers in action.     The project began with Arthur Harsuvanakit and Evan Atherton teaming up to research digital design and fabrication methods using 3D ...
(via staples.com & imakr.com)   The 3D printing phenomena has unquestionably had an impact toward technological and art centric innovation since the time of its inception. Primarily prevalent in the online maker and designer community, the question about the mainstream and retail availability of 3D printing technology comes about as its incredible potential to foster in-home manufacturing becomes more widely known. Well it seems like those questions are now being addressed as iMakr and ...

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