3D printing is a technological advancement one once dreamed of by mankind and one part of sci-fi fantasy like in the Hitchhiker Guide to the Galaxy. As 3D printing becomes a norm, we realize it was the future but not the future because, awful amount of time had to be spent printing a product. Then, some researchers from University of California Berkeley and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory came up with a new 3D printing method that literally takes a page from a sci-fi screenplay. How so? By materializing an object in a vat of liquid almost instantaneously. Continue reading Experimental 3D Printing Method Makes Object Appears In An Instant!
It is no secret that you can cobbled up a homemade Dyson-inspired bladeless fan using nothing but common parts you can find lying a home, albeit it being a rather crude contraption. However, if you have a 3D printer, South African Thingiverse user, Daniel Mitchell, will show you how to make a bladeless fan the high-tech way. Mind you though. Mitchell’s bladeless fan is no Dyson copies; it sports a unique triangular shape the British electrical giant never adopt. Continue reading Do You Know You Can 3D Print A Triangular Bladeless Fan? Yes You Can!
OK. It is more like the world’s longest 3D-printed pedestrian bridge, but anyways, I think you get the idea how it is groundbreaking monument in bridge construction. The bridge you see here is located at Wisdom Bay Industrial Park, Baoshan District, Shanghai, China, and it was the fruit of labor of Professor Weiguo Xu of Tsinghua University’s School of Architecture (not the Taiwan’s Tsing Hua, btw), Zoina Land Joint Research Center for Digital Architecture. The bridge was built in partnership with Shanghai Wisdom Bay Investment Management Company. Continue reading Meet The World’s Largest 3D-printed Concrete Bridge Without Rebars
3D printed titanium is a luxury that’s probably reserved for companies like Bugatti. Since after VW’s Bugatti revealed the world’s first 3D printed titanium brake caliper, it has went on and got the innovative brake caliper tested. The test vindicated the power of titanium when under the duress of extreme heat which, if you think of it, makes absolute sense because of intense heat generated when stopping one of the world’s fastest cars, but on a skateboard, specifically the trucks? Well, lets just say it is way an overkill for a significantly less stressful application. Continue reading 3D Printed Titanium Skateboard Truck Is A Possibly That’s Very Expensive
Have you ever find yourself putting the blame on say, a subtle hand jerk, for a bad dice roll? Well, if you have, then may we suggest you get yourself a dice tower and let it decide your fate. But not just any dice tower; you need this 3D-printed take of the fold down dice tower, simply called Spiral Dice Tower from The3DForgeShop. The medieval tower not only serves as dice tower, but complements your Dungeons and Dragons or any medieval-themed games. Continue reading This 3D-Printed Take Of Folding Dice Tower Looks Absolutely Amazing!
In the movie The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy (Touchstone Pictures, 2005), it featured one nifty piece of “kitchen appliance” that serves up food of your desire simply by popping your head into a scanning box of sort. This is not it, but what Barcelona-based Nova Meat is doing is no futuristic. Yes. Futuristic… with respect to food. The company has created a 3D-printed ‘steak’. Already, whatever hunger I may have at this point has been suppressed. Continue reading Here’s A 3D-Printed Steak That Is Totally Vegan-Friendly
Camera lenses are made of glass, or in the case of some low-fi imaging devices, plastic. Whether it is of glass or plastic, they both have one thing in common: a clear, transparent material that allows light to be focused. We didn’t think other than those materials, there are anything else that could do the job, until now. What you see here is a camera lens that has optics made out of ice from an iceberg. Out of curiosity, photographer Mathieu Stern decided to experiment if ice could focus light and took six months to realize a working iceberg camera lens. Continue reading Photographer Proved That Iceberg Ice Can Focus Light To Capture Images
So, you don’t have money to upgrade your 3D printer to one that handles multi-material? Well, fret not my friends, because Mosaic Manufacturing is here to help. The company’s Palette 2 is a multi-material 3D printing ecosystem that includes the Canvas Software Platform and Canvas Hub. Palette 2 is a hardware designed to integrate with your 3D printer to enable multi-color and multi-material 3D printing, and in the simplest and most intuitive way possible. Continue reading Palette 2 Will Turn Your 3D Printer Into A Multi-Material 3D Printer
Duratex is publicly traded Brazilian company that produces wood panels, but it also has a myriad of companies under its wing. Among them is Hydra (no relation to the fictional evil organization in Marvel universe, btw), a company that specializes in bathroom accessories like shower heads and stuff. This radical shower head, called 3D Shower, you see here, is one of their handiwork. Pretty rad, right? The unusual design kind of reminds us of the good old Windows screensaver 3D pipes. Obviously, this thing here won’t animate, but it will be cool if it does. Or maybe not. Continue reading Duratex’s Shower Head, 3D Shower, Is As Unconventional As It Gets
When 3D printing was introduced years ago, we knew it is going to be the next big thing for consumers, but what we did not anticipate is, it will be the next big thing for the military too, such as rapid prototyping a heavy-hitting weapon like a grenade launcher in months, load and ready for test firing. And that is exactly what U.S. Army Research, Development, and Engineering Command (RDECOM) and the U.S. Army Manufacturing Technology (ManTech) Program did. Continue reading What..?! Even Grenade Launcher And Its Ammunition Can Be 3D-Printed???