If you’re looking to build your own Christmas tree out of plastic this year, you’ve come to the right place.
As of 9:26 am EST, the Orbital ATK Cygnus supply vessel has finally succeeded in docking with the International Space Station following a series of weather-related delays. The Cygnus launched to the ISS last week boasted a 53 percent increase in cargo capacity over previous versions, allowing the spacecraft to replenish the station with roughly 7,000 lb (3,175 kg) worth of consumables, scientific experiments and station hardware
In our 3D printing factory, we try to make production as fast as possible. However, many people are surprised to hear that getting their 3D printed parts can take several days or even weeks. What’s the main time driver in a 3D printing factory
Thingiverse, the world’s largest 3D design community, just reached a landmark one million uploads and 200 million downloads! What began in 2008 as a website exclusively for the burgeoning maker community has grown into a robust gateway to 3D printing and 3D design for hundreds of thousands of people worldwide. Educators, professional engineers, designers, and 3D printing enthusiasts are all taking part.
The big buzz this week was the discovery that Apple applied for a patent for 3D printing. But when the details are… Read the whole entry… » View original post here: Apple Applies For 3D Printer Patent
The advent of 3D printing completely revolutionized the prototyping stage of designing a new product. But while turnaround times for revisions or changes are now much faster with a 3D printer, they can be even faster if the printer fixes flawed prototypes instead of reprinting them from scratch. Read more… Read more here: A Clever 3D Printer Fixes Printing Mistakes Instead of Starting Again From Scratch
Headquarters of Haier Molds at Qingdao With a population of over 1.3 billion, the homegrown consumer market in China is one of the largest in the world. Increasing purchasing power within China during past two decades has created a huge market for consumer products. Qingdao Haier Mold Co.
Headquarters of Haier Molds at Qingdao With a population of over 1.3 billion, the homegrown consumer market in China is one of the largest in the world. Increasing purchasing power within China during past two decades has created a huge market for consumer products. Qingdao Haier Mold Co
You know how when you’re using a hot glue gun, and you get all those little strands of glue forming when you pull the gun back from the surface being glued? Well, researchers at Carnegie Mellon University have used that same principle to create 3D-printed “hair.” The discovery could allow for the creation of 3D-printed devices containing brushes or bristles … or even for making troll dolls.
Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University have devised an ingenious method for creating lifelike hair fibers the only requires a common, inexpensive fused deposition modeling (FDM) printer. The technique is surprisingly simple: the printer squeezes...