GE’s new Center for Additive Technology Advancement (CATA) looks like a futuristic set for a Stanley Kubrick movie. Everything seems to be white: the walls, the gleaming floors, even the noise from rows of laser-powered 3D printers near the entrance, quietly making everything from jet engine blades to oil valves. Located by a new highway …
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"In collaboration with the MIT Glass Lab, the Mediated Matter group at the MIT Media Lab has produced a way to 3D print glass, creating intricate patterns from molten glass inside a kiln-like printer and giving a completely modern twist to the 4,500 year-old material."
With New York Fashion Week in full swing 3D printing seems to be the word on everyone's mouth. Now, womenswear label Ohne Titel have showcased their latest collection, which features pieces made with the help of 3D printing technology.
3D printing will prove a game changer for large swathes of industry, and its impact will be felt far sooner than many expect. The time for companies to weigh the technology's ramifications for their businesses and business models is now.
Ever wonder what people will be eating 35 years from now? Experts say the diet of 2050 will revolve less around meat and more around bugs. What’s more? NASA -inspired superfood bars, 3D printed custom-designed menus and plenty of kale. Three decades from now, will we still sit down to a table with family and... [read more]
"Ikea's Copenhagen lab Space10 has launched a visual exploration into the twenty years of food design and what it might hold for the meatball.
The lab has also taken into account innovations in technology, suggesting that 3D-printing could be used to convert proteins from algae, beet leaves or insects into meals, as well as allowing users to customise their own nutrition."
3D printing is really friggin’ cool, but promises that we’d all have one in our homes by now have turned out to be less than true. Fortunately, you don’t need one of your own to bring your imaginary creations to life.
"Just like a caterpillar, the 3D Cocooner spins delicate lightweight structures freely in space. With the help of a high-speed handling system, the spinneret is precisely controlled and glues a glass fibre into the desired bionic lattice shape with UV-curing resin."
We all know that sound travels in waves, which we can't see—but can certainly feel, given enough bass. Sound designer Ricky van Broekhoven and Eindhoven I.D. grad Olivier van Herpt have exploited this phenomena by connecting a speaker rig to a 3D printer; by playing music during the printing process,
The Chemical Brothers have released a music video for the track Wide Open, featuring Beck, in which a beautiful dancer, played by Ex Machina's Sonoya Mizuno, transforms into a mesmerizing 3D printed version of herself.
The implications of emerging technologies such as 3D printing on the industrial manufacturing market are often hotly debated. Some experts in the industry feel that it will be hugely disruptive, while others believe the technology is decades away from viability.
Market research company CONTEXT has released a new report revealing that worldwide shipments of 3D printers rose 35% through the first three quarters of 2015, and that 95% of those sales were from personal/desktop 3D printers rather than industrial/professional machines.
Candy-making is definitely an age-old, and quaint, artisan trade. But the very contemporary Babines, which is based in Paris, sees candy-making, and more specifically “pacifiers,” or “lollipops,” as an opportunity to merge the traditional confectionery trade with emerging 3D printing technology.
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