3D printing has made a real impact in the world of medicine, particularly when it comes to aiding amputees in the third world. But this technology has plenty to offer the animal kingdom too, as a disabled African penguin came to learn after slipping into a custom-made 3D-printed orthotic boot and regaining the ability to walk unimpeded.
Artist Julien Maire has combined an age-old film technique with modern technology to create something beautiful and new. See the article here: 3D printing creates film without film
As some of the world’s top golfers prepare to descend upon Scotland for the 2014 Ryder Cup, researchers from the University of Dundee are celebrating the game’s history with the use of the latest technology. They have produced the world’s first metal 3D-printed clubhead using irons loaned by the British Golf Museum in St Andrews. The University’s division of Mechanical & Electrical Engineering teamed up with St Andrews Golf Co.
The Boxtrolls takes you into a beautiful bright Dickensian world where cheese means status and box-clad trolls are at the bottom of society. It’s the biggest stop motion production ever, and it would’ve been impossible a few years ago
The largest collection of Frank Lloyd Wright buildings in the world is at Florida Southern University. Depending on how you count, there are 7 to 12 buildings, the most distinctive of which is Annie Pfeiffer Chapel
Are you in the Bay Area and looking to get inspired? Stop by TEDxMarin, where you can meet the Sculpteo team! This year’s theme is Adapt , and 3D printing falls perfectly into the theme.
For the story of digital fabrication in 2013, it hasn’t just been the rise of the machines ; we’ve also seen developments in materials, processes and business. Materialise’s TPU-92A-1 For starters, Belgian digital fabrication company Materialise released TPU 92A-1 , a new material for laser sintering. Durable yet elastic, the new stuff is a counterintuitive blend of flexible, durable, abrasion- and tear-resistant, and when sintered into a matrix-like form, has impressive shape memory
Jonny Anthony loves chess. And what’s cooler than customizing and 3D printing your own chess set?
3D printers are all about layers. Extruders pour plastic layer after layer until an object is complete
Think about the meat on your plate and where it comes from. Consider the process from slaughter to table. Science at Modern Meadow has potentially devised a way to print a 3D model of meat that may be gracing your table in lieu of cow.