Startup Pixsweet will 3D print a popsicle in any shape you can imagine
What do you get when you cross candy with cutting edge technology? Probably something a bit like Pixsweet, an innovative tech-savvy foodie startup that lets users design their own 3D-printed frozen popsicles. The post Startup Pixsweet will 3D print a popsicle in any shape you can imagine appeared first on Digital Trends.
Awesome tech you can’t buy yet: Cheap AR goggles, 3D printing on a conveyor belt
Check out our roundup of the coolest crowdfunding projects and product announcements that hit the web this week. You can't buy this stuff yet, but it sure is fun to gawk! The post Awesome tech you can’t buy yet: Cheap AR goggles, 3D printing on a conveyor belt appeared first on Digital Trends.
Desktop CNC machine maker Other Machine Co. changes hands
 Desktop milling machines aren’t nearly as popular was FDM 3D printers but, it must be noted, they are far more versatile. The pieces that come out of a CNC – essentially a plotter that drags a fast-moving spindle over a material to cut out flat and raised shapes – are nearly finished and ready to use in many projects. Other Machine Co. founder Danielle Applestone PhD has… Read More ...
3D printing soft legs can help a robot walk across rough and rocky terrain
 A team of engineers at the University of California San Diego have applied the biologically-inspired principles of soft robotics in order to develop a robot capable of navigating uneven terrain like rocks and sand. The soft and pliable materials mean the robot’s four legs are capable of conforming to their surrounds, so its on-board sensors don’t need a precise picture of the… Read More ...
The Blackbelt lets you 3D print really long items
 The conveyor belt has long been the center of wacky adventures. From Charlie Chaplin to Lucy, things whizzing by on a flat belt has made for comedy gold. Now you can watch your 3D printed objects whiz past on the Blackbelt, a conveyor system for FDM printing that lets you build huge objects. The Blackbelt Kickstarter will launch in 3 days and you can expect the system to cost about 9,500 for… Read More ...
MIT spinout NVBots makes automated 3D printers for multi user environments
Conventional 3D printers are time consuming. The designs have to be manually programmed in to the printer, and each 3D printed object has to be taken out of the 3D printer manually before the printer can start printing another object. Usually, a trained technician handles the unloading of 3D prints, and programming in a new one which can be expensive for organisations and institutions. An MIT spinout company called New Valence Robotics (NVBots) wants to make 3D printing as easy as pape...
The OverLord ProPlus is a 3D printer for making really tall objects
 Most 3D printers have a fairly small build envelope. The Makerbot, which is one of the biggest for home use, offers 29.5 L X 19.5 W X 16.5 H CM and others hover around that range. The $499 OverLord ProPlus, on the other hand, has a cylindrical build volume of 17 by 26 cm which means you can print surprisingly long and surprisingly tall objects with his wacky delta arm printer. A delta arm… Read More ...
MIT built a robot that can 3D print an entire building in about 14 hours
Researchers at MIT developed a new robotic system capable of 3D printing the basic structure of an entire building. It could make construction faster, cheaper, and far more adaptable. The post MIT built a robot that can 3D print an entire building in about 14 hours appeared first on Digital Trends.
MIT’s giant mobile 3D printer can build a building in 14 hours, and some day it may be headed to Mars
 At first glance, the Digital Construction Platform looks as awkward as its name. The system is actually a giant, mobile 3D printer, and the MIT team behind it believes it could help revolutionize home construction both here on Earth and other planets in the distant future. Read More ...
A new 3D-printing technique from MIT can print custom furniture in minutes
A collaboration between MIT's Self-Assembly Lab, Steelcase, and designer Christophe Guberan has resulted in a 3D-printing breakthrough. The process uses a rapid liquid printing technique that improves speed, scale, and quality. The post A new 3D-printing technique from MIT can print custom furniture in minutes appeared first on Digital Trends....
Shoetopia is a 3D-printed, biodegradable shoe design prototype
For shoes, 3D-printing is the next step, as 3D-printed shoes could be an affordable way to manufacture customized shoes quickly. Two design students have already designed a prototype, 3D-printed shoe made of eco-friendly materials. The post Shoetopia is a 3D-printed, biodegradable shoe design prototype appeared first on Digital Trends....
German engineers develop novel process for 3D printing glass
A team of engineers has developed a process by which it is now possible to 3D print complex forms of glass. The scientists at the Germany-based Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) mixed nanoparticles of high-purity quartz glass and a small quantity of liquid polymer and allow this mixture to be cured by light at specific points by means of stereolithography. The material, which has remained liquid, is washed out in a solvent bath, leaving only the desired cured structure. The polymer still m...
MakerBot’s technology of the future grapples with its rocky past
 Goshen has a small stack of papers sitting on a table beside him, should he need to consult any notes. He never actually looks over, however. After months of behind the scenes meetings, he’s got the company’s new line down, pat. His voice rarely raises above a whisper during our conversation, but he speaks thoughtfully and pragmatically. He speaks of a company that’s humbled.… Read More ...
3D-printing technology is making custom prosthetics a reality
A pioneering research team at Carnegie Mellon's School of Computer Science is working to create life-changing prosthetics for people in need -- and all thanks to the wonders of 3D printing. The post 3D-printing technology is making custom prosthetics a reality appeared first on Digital Trends.
NASA’s versatile new 3D-printed space fabric looks like futuristic chainmail
NASA has developed a smart, high-tech 3D-printed metallic "space fabric," capable of being used for a variety of functions in space -- from astronaut space suits to spaceship insulation. The post NASA’s versatile new 3D-printed space fabric looks like futuristic chainmail appeared first on Digital Trends.
Cambodian startup is 3D-printing prosthetic hands for land mine victims
Cambodia’s only 3D-printing company teamed up with a Canadian prosthetics non-governmental organization to create 3D-printed artificial hands for Cambodian victims of land mine explosions. The post Cambodian startup is 3D-printing prosthetic hands for land mine victims appeared first on Digital Trends.
Georgia Tech researchers develop 4D printing technique to create shape shifting objects
A team of researchers from the Georgia Institute of Technology in the US, the Singapore University of Technology and Design and the  in China have collaborated to develop a 3D printing technique that allows objects to permanently change shape as a response to the application of heat. The technique uses layers of shape memory polymers, with the layers designed to respond differently to heat. Martin L. Dunn a professor at Singapore University of Technology and Design said &ldqu...
Boeing has hired Norsk Titanium AS to 3D print titanium parts; to save $2-3 million off each plane
Boeing Co hired Norsk Titanium AS to print the first structural titanium parts for its 787 Dreamliner, a shift that the Norwegian 3-D printing company said would eventually shave $2 million to $3 million off the cost of each plane. The contract announced on Monday is a major step in Boeing’s effort to boost the profitability of the 787 and a sign of growing industrial acceptance of the durability of 3-D printed metal parts, allowing them to replace pieces made with more expensive tradition...
Adidas unveils Futurecraft 4D, its latest take on 3D-printed shoes
Adidas has been experimenting with different ways of manufacturing sneakers for a few years now, from using recycled ocean plastic to a single piece of leather to 3D printing, all under the Futurecraft name. The company hopes to one day use the latter method for mass-production, and has just unveiled their attempt, the Futurecraft 4D, which it plans to sell … Continue reading...
McLaren will 3D print spare parts for F1 race car
We already know 3D printing is poised to revolutionized the manufacturing industry, and the technology has already been used to produce mechanical parts for everything from watches to bikes to motorcycles. But McLaren‘s Formula 1 racing team has come up with the idea to use it to make spare parts where they’re most needed: trackside in the pit. McLaren Racing … Continue reading...