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About the 7 transformations by which industrial companies can become factories of the future
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Stanford scientists develop new type of solar structure that cools buildings in full sunlight

Stanford scientists develop new type of solar structure that cools buildings in full sunlight | Made Different | Scoop.it

Homes and buildings chilled without air conditioners. Car interiors that don't heat up in the summer sun. Tapping the frigid expanses of outer space to cool the planet. Science fiction, you say? Well, maybe not any more.
A team of researchers at Stanford has designed an entirely new form of cooling structure that cools even when the sun is shining. Such a structure could vastly improve the daylight cooling of buildings, cars and other structures by reflecting sunlight back into the chilly vacuum of space.


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Chris Smith's comment, May 23, 2013 3:42 PM
Awesome.
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Stratasys 3D Printed Model using FDM and Inkjet Technologies!

"This card and pen holder was created to illustrate the range of possibilities using Stratasys' different 3D printing technologies. One half of the model is created using FDM technology in ABSi material - strong, light, durable and suitable for real production requirements. The second part is created using Inkjet multi-material jetting technology which deposits 2 photopolymer-based materials at the same time and mimics the precise look and feel of more complex end products. This part features extremely smooth surfaces, fine details and embedded writing in a separate material. Together, using both FDM and Inkjet technology, designers and manufacturers can cover the entire gamut of Fit, Form and Functional Prototyping and Rapid Manufacturing requirements!"


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Farid Mheir's curator insight, April 20, 2013 2:33 PM

3D printing has the potential to revolutionize numerous industries.

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3D Printing with Nylon 618 filament in Tie-Dye colours

3D Printing with Nylon 618 filament in Tie-Dye colours | Made Different | Scoop.it

"Taulman 3D recommends printing with the natural filament and then dyeing the parts afterwards for best results, but I wanted to see what happened when dyeing the filament first as that sounded a lot more fun."


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Can we grow a stronger-than-steel 'wonder material' to save the world?

Can we grow a stronger-than-steel 'wonder material' to save the world? | Made Different | Scoop.it

It’s stiffer than Kevlar, thinner than paper, and in a few years, it may be mass-produced using only sunlight and water.
Scientists in the US this week announced a new, and potentially groundbreaking method for producing nanocellulose — a so-called "wonder material" derived from tree fiber that could be used to create ultra-thin displays, lightweight body armor, and a wide range of other products.
Their key ingredient? Algae.


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