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3D Printing

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Further evidence that 3D printing is coming of age in the construction and design sector can be found in an announcement made in Dubai this week of plans to assemble the world's first fully functional 3D printed building.   The building will be located close to and is the first major initiative of the “Museum of the Future,” launched earlier this year in Dubai, and will act as temporary headquarters for its staff. It will be approximately 2,000 square feet in size and will be p ...
Inside the combustion chamber, propellant burns at more than 5,000 degrees Fahrenheit. To prevent melting, hydrogen at temperatures less than 100 degrees above absolute zero circulates in more than 200 intricately carved cooling channels Cooling inlets are visible along the top rim of the chamber. Source: NASA/MSFC/Emmett Given In a rocket’s combustion chamber super-cold propellants are mixed and heated to the extreme temperatures needed to send the rocket into space. Recently, for the ...
Part of the not-so-nice experience of having orthodontic work done is chomping down on the clay-like material called alginate the dentist makes you bite and keep in your mouth for about three minutes until it hardens to make an impression of your teeth.  Sometimes you might even have to come in a few times to make these impressions, which are then be packaged and shipped to a laboratory.   Wouldn’t it be nicer if somehow your teeth could be, say, scanned and a model made for a 3D ...
Aerojet Rocketdyne, has successfully conducted a series of hot-fire tests of key additively manufactured components for its AR1 booster engine. The testing of the main injector elements at its Sacramento facility represents an important milestone in the development of the company’s AR1 engine and keeps it on track toward having a certified engine in production in 2019.   Aerojet Rocketdyne completed hot-fire testing (above) of a single-element main injector for the AR1 rocket engin ...
3D printed compressor stators and synch ring brackets for the PW1500G (above) will power the new Bombardier CS series of commercial airliners (below)   Additive manufacturing, also known as three-dimensional (3D) printing can be used to build parts and products of almost any shape or geometry, produced from a 3D model or other electronic data source. But while 3D printing now is more widely accepted as a technology than ever before, the core competencies of its users have been in p ...
If you find yourself wondering whether 3D printing has a place in the classroom, stop. It is the wrong question to ask. The better question, the one educators are asking themselves, is how do you determine which printer is best suited to learning and teaching given that: 1) the learning curve for most 3D design tools is steep and; 2) the price tag for 3D printers can be daunting.   New Valence Robotics (NVBOTS, Boston, MA) has developed an easy-to-use and easy-to-share 3D printing system b ...

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