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Despite Industrial Tech’s Growing Sophistication, US Adoption Lags

This week, Detroit is hosting SME’s RAPID + TCT event, a conference and trade show dedicated to additive manufacturing, with a focus on 3D printing. It’s the first time the conference, which draws attendees from across the world, has been held in Detroit since 2014.Maria Conrado, SME’s senior event manager, says the conference has grown by leaps and bounds as additive manufacturing has been on the upswing. “Automotive companies are increasingly looking at 3D printing as part of the [manufacturi...
Tags: Startups, Internet Of Things, Hardware, Big Data, Cloud Computing, Trends, Tech, Cybersecurity, Software, 3d Printing, Automation, Innovation, Manufacturing, Robotics, Detroit, STEM education


Meet 'Blade', the world's first 3D-printed hypercar

At first glance, any motorhead would be head over heels for Blade — a sleek sportscar with shimmery deep magenta facade. The aerodynamicity of the car is obvious from its low, curved volume. Yet, this isn’t just any supercar that has just hit the market. Created by San Francisco-based startup Divergent Microfactories, Blade’s chassis was entirely 3-D printed. 3D printing is already revolutionizing the manufacturing process around the world. Printing in 3D makes products such as furniture, jewe...
Tags: Design, San Francisco, Architecture, Automotive, Gallery, 3d Printing, Innovation, Electric Cars, Sustainable Design, 3d Printed Car, Car Design, Kevin Czinger, Blade, Divergent 3D, Cars Of The Future, 3d Printed Designs


SmileDirectClub plans to 3D print 50,000 teeth-straightening molds a day

The medical industry has long been considered one of the most promising sources of growth for industrial 3D printing. It makes sense — getting a good fit requires the sort of exact measurements that can be accommodating by scanning and printing. Dental in particular has been a key driver, perhaps most notably in the case of Invisalign, which houses a warehouse full of printers. Today at the Rapid 2019 conference in Detroit, SmileDirectClub announced that it’s making a major investment in HP’...
Tags: Tech, Hp, 3d Printing, Logistics, SmileDirectClub, Detroit SmileDirectClub


This one single desktop device can 3D Print, laser engrave, and CNC machine.

Practically every prototyping tool you’d ever need exists within the realm of the Snapmaker 2.0. In its second, more expansive, open, and fine-tuned iteration, the guys at Snapmaker have put together an absolute prototyping powerhouse that literally takes up not more than a square that measures 3×3 feet. The modular device can be built to run as a 3D Printer, a Laser Engraver/Cutter, and even a 3 or even 4 Axis CNC Machine. The Snapmaker 2.0 isn’t a product as much as it’s an eco-system… a set...
Tags: Deals, Design, Technology, 3d Printing, 3d Printer, Popular, Product Design, Random, Wi Fi, MDF, CNC, Collet, Laser Engraving, CNC carving, Snapmaker 2.0, Snapmaker


NASA Mars Habitat Challenge winner is a 3D-printed pod made of biodegradable materials

Multi-planetary architectural firm AI Space Factory has been awarded first place in the NASA Centennial Challenge with its innovative 3D-printed design, MARSHA. The 15-foot-tall, pod-like design was digitally printed using a base of biodegradable and recyclable basalt composite derived from natural materials found on Mars. Not only does the concept envision a sustainable and resilient design that could meet all the demands of a Mars mission, but the interior living space would be modern and bri...
Tags: Space, New York, Design, Nasa, Gallery, 3d Printing, Innovation, Biodegradable, Mars, Sustainable Design, Recyclable, Marsha, Malott, AI Space Factory, NASA Centennial Challenge, Mars MARSHA


Whiskey Coffee, Immigration, AI: MassChallenge Austin 2019 Startups

Austin—MassChallenge has picked the 74 early-stage companies that will eventually compete for a portion of $500,000 in cash as a part of its Austin accelerator program. They’re startups that are developing products in a wide range of sectors, including life sciences, agriculture, and artificial intelligence.A majority of the startups are from Texas, although some come from elsewhere in the US and world, including California, Virginia, Mexico, and Israel. Many of the founders are women: 56 perce...
Tags: Startups, Accelerator, Texas, Technology, Magnets, Cloud Computing, Cancer, Israel, Immigration, US, Employment, Trends, Startup, Tech, Diversity, Crops


Whiskey Coffee, Immigration, AI: MassChallenge’s New Austin Cohort

Austin—MassChallenge has picked the 74 early-stage companies that will eventually compete for a portion of $500,000 in cash as a part of its Austin accelerator program. They’re startups that are developing products in a wide range of sectors, including life sciences, agriculture, and artificial intelligence.A majority of the startups are from Texas, although some come from elsewhere in the US and world, including California, Virginia, Mexico, and Israel. Many of the founders are women: 56 perce...
Tags: Startups, Accelerator, Texas, Technology, Magnets, Cloud Computing, Cancer, Israel, Immigration, US, Employment, Trends, Startup, Tech, Diversity, Crops


The First 3D-Printed Neighborhood Will Be Built This Summer

In partnership with Austin–based construction technologies company ICON, and nonprofit New Story, Yves Béhar has revealed plans to build the world's first 3D-printed community this summer in a yet-to-be-disclosed, semi-rural location in Latin America. The ambitious project plans to provide homes for over 50 families. Images of ICON's proof of concept home in Austin (courtesy of ICON)The project adapted ICON's $4,000 3D-printed home—which debuted during SXSW in 2018—through a variety of community...
Tags: Design, Austin, Architecture, 3d Printing, Latin America, Sxsw, Behar, New Story Yves Béhar


What are Elastomers, and How Can They Improve Your Manufacturing Process?

Elastomers: what you need to know With 3D printing came a revolution in manufacturing and industrial design, underpinned by dramatic developments in printing materials. One material that has provided proved material innovation is the elastomer, which gives users the ability to 3D print flexible parts to meet their prototyping needs. What is elastomer? The name elastomer comes from the term 'elastic polymer'. An elastomer is a rubbery material composed of long chainlike molecules—polymers. Elast...
Tags: Design, Tech, Materials, 3d Printing, Manufacturing, Stratasys, Elastomers


New Story and 3D Printed Homes

In July 2015, I wrote about New Story asking readers to crowdfund one $6k house for a family in Haiti. At the time, Brett was only a few months into building New Story and had built less than twenty total homes. They were young and inexperienced but had a strong conviction to do things differently as a nonprofit which appealed to me. In the past four years, New Story has funded over 2,200 homes, building 17 communities for over 11,000 people across Mexico, Haiti, El Salvador, and Bolivia...
Tags: Trends, 3d Printing, Philanthropy, Haiti, Latin America, Bolivia, Amy, Brett, Feld, Seth Levine, Brett Hagler, New Story, Mexico Haiti El Salvador, Greeley Sachs


Link About It: This Week’s Picks

Designing an Italian icon, a mirrored hot air ballon, 3D-printed organs and plenty more inspiration and oddities The Impending Death of the Password Thanks to companies like MobileIron, device passwords (believed to date back to the 1960s, thanks to an MIT time-shared computer) may be on their way out once and for all. Since most people use weak passwords for the majority of their logins …
Tags: Psychology, Coffee, Art, Music, Science, Design, Technology, Internet, Cars, Tech, Computers, Architecture, 3d Printing, Italy, Public Art, Linkaboutit


Reader Submitted: Dancing into Design: Vancouver Product Designers Release 3D Printed Light Inspired by Ballet

Figure turns heads and shifts narratives with its ingenious modular design. When placed upright, Figure’s light is elegantly focused downward, toward your work surface. Unscrew the weighted cap and attach it to the other side, and light soars upward to dramatize ambient or spacial moods—all with no moving parts. Figure was inspired by William Forsythe’s “Enemy In The Figure,” a ballet that explores the boundaries of dance via the simple relationship between a single light and shadow. Through it...
Tags: Design, 3d Printing, Lighting, Furniture Design, Reader Projects


Like a lens for audio, these metamaterial bricks bend, focus, and amplify sound

Want to beam an audio message to just one member of a crowd? An intriguing new metamaterials project from researchers in the U.K. could deliver exactly that. Here's how it works. The post Like a lens for audio, these metamaterial bricks bend, focus, and amplify sound appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: News, Trends, 3d Printing, Emerging Tech


Lithophanes – How to 3D print your photographs

When I was first told “Hey, you should 3D print some of your photos” a couple of years, I thought they were mad. 3D print a photo? Then I did a little digging and found out that you can actually 3D print photographs. Sort of. They’re called lithophanes, a pretty old technique that’s been around […] The post Lithophanes – How to 3D print your photographs appeared first on DIY Photography.
Tags: Photography, Diy, 3d Printing, Photographs, 3D printed, Lithophane


3D-Printed Organ Capable of “Breathing”

Bioengineers at Rice University and the University of Washington crafted a first-ever 3D-printed “breathing” organ. Developing an organ that can maintain (aka breathe and transmit oxygen) has proven to be the most difficult part of the research: growing living cells is simple, researchers argue, but keeping them alive is much more difficult. This lung is 3D-printed from soft gels which allow it to expand and …
Tags: Science, Design, Medicine, Tech, Medical Research, 3d Printing, Linkaboutit, University of Washington, Rice University, Organs, Organ Transplants


Breakthrough in bioprinting could enable 3D printing of replacement organs

A technique for bioprinting tissues allows scientists to create vascular networks like those used in the body to transport blood, air, and other fluids, in an important step towards the 3D-printing of replacement organs. The post Breakthrough in bioprinting could enable 3D printing of replacement organs appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: News, Trends, 3d Printing, Open Source Data, Emerging Tech, Bioprinting, Replacement Organs, Vascular Network


Second Nature transforms abandoned fishing nets into 3D-printed seashells and bowls

Did you know that ghost nets are considered among the deadliest ocean debris in the world? The term refers not to haunting specters in the water, but discarded synthetic fishing nets that pollute the seabed and trap fish, mammals and other sea creatures. To raise awareness about these abandoned fishing nets and marine plastic pollution, Rotterdam-based research and design studio The New Raw has launched a new initiative called Second Nature that’s transforming the deadly ghost nets into 3D-prin...
Tags: Design, 3d Printing, Circular Economy, Mediterranean, Recycled Materials, Plastic Waste, Ocean Pollution, Waste Disposal, Water Issues, Rotterdam, Seashells, Fishing Net, Galaxidi, Second Nature, Daphne Matziaraki, Marine Plastic Pollution


Link About It: This Week’s Picks

The future according to Stanley Kubrick, rock musical podcasts, the landscape at our Earth's core and more from around the internet 24 Covers for the Washington Post’s Climate Change Issue For 21 April’s issue of the Washington Post Magazine, their staff took a look back at the past year’s most important climate change-related stories and republished them with well-designed, poignant covers. Counting 24 in total, …
Tags: Science, Design, Musicals, Internet, Future, Tech, History, Earth, Nature, Magazines, 3d Printing, Stanley Kubrick, Notre Dame, Publications, Linkaboutit, Link About It


The RAPID + TCT, North America’s most influential and respected technical conference on additive manufacturing

ALL OF THE LATEST 3D TECHNOLOGIES. ALL OF THE EXPERTS. ONE PLACE. RAPID + TCT is where the entire additive manufacturing community convenes, and where industry-accelerating products are launched. The expansive show floor and conference are unparalleled in the industry. Read more… The post The RAPID + TCT, North America’s most influential and respected technical conference on additive manufacturing appeared first on Guest Post, Telecom Media & Technology News, Trends, PR | TechRecur.com.
Tags: Events, Seo, 3d Printing, 3D, Event, North America, 3d Scanning, 3d Technology, Guest Post Telecom Media Technology News


Digital Trends Live: Drone delivery OK’d, Aerosmith’s immersive concert, and more

Join DT Live as we discuss the FAA's approval of delivery drones, 3D-printing advances in prosthetics and bike helmets, geoengineering against climate change, identity management, Aerosmith's immersive THX concert, and more. The post Digital Trends Live: Drone delivery OK’d, Aerosmith’s immersive concert, and more appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Music, News, Climate Change, Trends, 3d Printing, Faa, Drone Delivery, Aerosmith, Dt Live, Digital Trends Live


3D-Printing Could Rebuild Notre-Dame Cathedral

Dutch-based Concr3de has proposed an innovative plan to rebuild Notre-Dame Cathedral: combine 3D-printing and the ashes and rubble from the site. Essentially the debris resulting from the fire would be used to create new materials to rebuild the landmark. The concept would certainly be the among the most high-profile applications of 3D-printing tech and Concr3de has already built a gargoyle as proof of concept, using …
Tags: Design, France, Materials, Architecture, 3d Printing, Paris, Notre Dame, Linkaboutit, Concr3de


How 3D printing has changed the world of prosthetic limbs forever

When he was 13 years old, Christophe Debard had his leg amputated. Here in 2019, Debard's Print My Leg startup helps others to create 3D-printed prostheses. Welcome to a growing revolution! The post How 3D printing has changed the world of prosthetic limbs forever appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Wearables, Trends, 3d Printing, Bionics, Emerging Tech, Prostheses, Tech For Change, Christophe Debard, Debard


One-of-a-kind Wilhelm Lamp is 3D-printed from recycled polycarbonate

Challenged by Milanese design gallerist Rossana Orlandi to “give plastic a second life,” Italian architect Tiziano Vudafieri has created the Wilhelm Lamp, a unique light fixture and tribute to the renowned German industrial designer Wilhelm Wagenfeld. Presented at Rossana Orlandi’s exhibition Guitlessplastic – Master’s Pieces during Milan Design Week, the Wilhelm Lamp reinterprets the Wagenfeld’s modernist glass vase as an enlarged pendant lamp that is 3D-printed from recycled polycarbonate. F...
Tags: Art, Design, Milan, Lamp, 3d Printing, Recycling, Recycled Materials, Green Interiors, Milan Design Week, Recycled Plastic, Modernist, Rossana Orlandi, Wilhelm Wagenfeld, Recyclable Plastic, Tiziano Vudafieri, Guiltless Plastic


Artist designs a machine-learning assisted sculpture, then casts it in the powdered remains of the computer used to design it

Ben Snell's sculpture Dio was created by training a machine learning system on a corpus of 1,000+ sculptures, tweaked in some unspecified way by Snell, who then 3D printed a mold based on the final shape: he filled the mold with a resin impregnated with the computer that ran the algorithm, which Snell had ground to powder. “I consider myself, not the computer, to be the artist,” he says. But he also talks enthusiastically about the agency of his algorithms, saying that “Dio began by tryin...
Tags: Art, Post, News, 3d Printing, Sculpture, Machine Learning, Ai, Dio, Snell, ML, James Vincent The Verge, Ben Snell


Even a true rock god can’t smash this unbreakable 3D-printed metal guitar

Rock stars love to smash guitars. Geeky engineers love to build things using the latest high-tech tools. What happens when both parties meet? This "unbreakable" 3D-printed metal guitar. The post Even a true rock god can’t smash this unbreakable 3D-printed metal guitar appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Music, News, Trends, 3d Printing, Guitar, Emerging Tech


3D-printed jewelry company uses plants, not fossil fuels, to make its beautiful designs

Traditionally, most jewelry has always been made out of some type of metal: silver, gold, bronze or copper. Mining for precious metals and gemstones often causes environmental damage, ranging from water pollution to greenhouse gas emissions to soil erosion. Today, however, those looking to decorate themselves with shiny baubles have a new option —  eco-friendly, 3D-printed jewelry. Based in Somerville, Massachusetts, Winter Hill Jewelry is an innovative, family-run company that makes beautiful ...
Tags: Design, Gallery, 3d Printing, Innovation, Elle, PLA, Green Design, Accessories And Fashion, Templeman, Sustainable Jewelry, Bioplastic, Eco Jewelry, 3d Printed Accessories, Eco Friendly Accessories, Eco Friendly Plastic, 3d Printed Jewelry


SEArch+ Imagines the Future of Life on Mars

Just as NASA announced plans to send astronauts to Mars by 2033, they released the Phase 3 winners of NASA's 3D-Printed Habitat Challenge, a multi-part challenge imagining what architecture might look like on the Red Planet that launched back in 2015. SEArch+ was awarded first place for their proposed Mars X House, created in collaboration with robotics company Apis Cor, the first company to develop specialized equipment for 3D-printing entire buildings directly on site. Led by SEArch+ co-fou...
Tags: Design, Future, Nasa, Earth, Architecture, Arkansas, 3d Printing, House, Connecticut, Mars, Yashar, Melodie Yashar Mars X House, Mars Ice House Team Zopherus


A look at the finalists for the NASA ‘3D-Printed Habitat Challenge’

We’re just years away from colonizing our first extraterrestrial planet, and NASA’s plans aren’t limited to humans shifting to Mars. Their 3D-Printed Habitat Challenge aims to look at how to develop a printable, easy to set-up home for space-travelers on the Moon, Mars, or even further into the universe. The multi-million dollar competition was designed to challenge teams to build complex habitat setups that could be assembled easily on site, giving astronauts/voyagers a place more permanent t...
Tags: Design, Nasa, Challenge, Competition, 3d Printing, Team, Mars, Illinois, Product Design, Habitat, HDPE, Moon Mars


Finalists from NASA’s 3D-printed Mars home challenge are out of this world

NASA selected three finalists in its 3D-Printed Habitat Challenge, an ongoing competition to design sustainable shelters suitable for the first colonists to live on the moon or Mars. The post Finalists from NASA’s 3D-printed Mars home challenge are out of this world appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: News, Trends, Nasa, 3d Printing, Moon, Mars, Emerging Tech, Habitats


Formlabs offers more accuracy and larger print sizes with latest 3D printers

MIT Media Lab spinoff Formlabs is one of the few 3D desktop 3D printing companies that has managed to buck the trends of a shrinking field. The startup found success by embracing stereolithography (SLA) printing, a technology that was previously the realm of hulking, industrial printers. Previously far too expensive an unwieldy for many prototypers and hobbyists, the technology was much sought after for precision and detail you can’t get with standard FDM printing. With its latest devices, u...
Tags: Hardware, Tech, 3d Printing, 3d Printer, Formlabs, Sla, MIT Media Lab, LFS, Hannover Germany, Max Lobovsky, Low Force Stereolithography