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3D Printing Optimized Shapes

3D Printing Optimized Shapes | 3-D Printing Stories | Scoop.it

In physics, the concept of “jamming” is defined as a process where granular materials, glasses, foams and other materials become stiff when their density is increased. Now that may sound complicated, but really all it is is the idea that the more stuff you put into a confined space the denser it will become.


Via ManufacturingStories
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Here 3-d printing is being used to dramatically speed up research that will for a foundation of knowledge for designing materials that will have exactly the properties an engineer wants.

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ManufacturingStories's curator insight, March 24, 2013 11:10 AM

This is a really cool application of 3D Printing in Research

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Why 3-D Printing Won't Turn Your Home Into a Factory | Wired Business | Wired.com

Why 3-D Printing Won't Turn Your Home Into a Factory | Wired Business | Wired.com | 3-D Printing Stories | Scoop.it

"More and more 3-D printed items will enter our lives, says Wohlers, but they will be made by professionals who have the tools and the know-how, not by your average person."


Via Peter Azzopardi
Beth Robinson's insight:

I agree with the near term trends that this article is discussing, as in the quote I selected. But the other point, not featured here, is that anyone can become such a professional with a much lower barrier to entry.

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Peter Azzopardi's curator insight, March 21, 2013 12:50 PM

Some good points here.