ZMorph 2 SX multi-fabrication machine.
As with its SmartBird , BionicKangaroo and robotic ants , Festo’s Bionic Learning Network has once again looked to the natural world for inspiration during the development of a new 3D printing solution. Rather than gradually forming an object layer by layer like a desktop extruder, the 3D Cocooner works more like a sophisticated robotic version of a CreoPop 3D printing pen , hardening the printed material with UV light as the structure is formed
The latest enterprise-grade 3D printer from Stratasys, the J750 model, is reportedly the first that can print objects with photorealistic color accuracy. In addition, like other premium printers from the same company, it can also print in multiple materials to produce parts that are hard or soft, opaque or transparent, for some rather impressive results
Bringing the world one step closer to having real-life replicators like Star Trek promised, researchers at MIT’s CSAIL lab have developed a new 3D printing technique that allows fully-functional robots to be created in a single print run. Add a motor and battery, and they’re able to walk right out of the 3D printer. Read more… Visit link: This 3D Printer Makes Robots That Can Walk Away as Soon as They’re Done
A very sophisticated 3D printing pen is designed to accurately repair resin 3D prints.
Today, we’ve set a new record in 3D printing with more than 100,000 3D printers sold worldwide.
New research from NASA Ames and SLAC demonstrates an effective way of 3D printing nanomaterials using plasma. … Read the whole entry… » Follow this link: Could A Plasma 3D Printer Be In Your Future?
Jack Stubbs, Associate Director, Human Performance in Healthcare, University of Central Florida Guest Blog: By Jack Stubbs, Associate Director, Human Performance in Healthcare, University of Central Florida I started employing 3D printed prototyping over 20 years ago, in the mid-1990s, to introduce effective surgical device designs into a rapid development cycle. We were able to test laparoscopic prototype devices with surgeons and OR personnel in simulated and animal test settings. Using Stratasys Dimension 760 and Dimension Elite FDM-based 3D printers, we could design and produce surgical devices literally overnight and have them ready for another round of testing
When ghosts go bump in the night, will you have the right equipment to bust them? Make this replica ghost trap from the original “Ghostbusters” movie using a 3D printer. See more here: Make your own ‘Ghostbusters’ trap via 3D printing – CNET
With an experiment that’s not going to help alleviate any concerns over 3D printing and piracy, researchers at the University of California Irvine have proven that they can copy a 3D model, with surprising accuracy, by simply recording the sounds that another 3D printer makes while it’s making it. Read more… Read the original: A Smartphone Can Copy a 3D Model By Just Recording the Sounds of a 3D Printer