SD3D présente un skateboard conçu grâce à l'impression 3D. Voilà une innovation qui devrait ravir les amateurs de skateboard et plus généralement de glisse.
La société américaine SD3D a révélé récemment une planche fonctionnelle réalisée majoritairement grâce aux technologies d’impression 3D. Une initiative qui avait pour objectif de tester la viabilité aussi bien technique qu’économique d’un tel projet. En produisant le maximum de composants possibles grâce à l’impression 3D, la firme basée à San Diego a toutefois connu de nombreuses difficultés comme en témoigne l’équipe chargée du projet : “Il y a un grand nombre de complications avec ce genre d’objets, le plus décourageant était incontestablement les roulements.
On a du les imprimer séparément, mais on les a trouvé vraiment fragiles et difficiles à imprimer dans la taille souhaitée.” Un skate imprimé avec un filament nylon Un autre challenge de taille était la conception des trucks, c’est à dire les éléments reliant les roues à la planche. Plus d’informations sur le site de SD3D ICI. Un pavillon imprimé en 3D à Miami à partir de bambou. Les initiatives combinant fabrication additive et construction se multiplient.
Après DUS Architects et sa cabine temporaire, le français XtreeE et sa structure en béton ou encore Dubaï et ses bureaux futuristes, c’est au tour de la firme SHoP Architects de présenter un pavillon imprimé en 3D à base de… bambou ! Cette structure étonnante sera dévoilée à Miami par le cabinet qui a imaginé un design en hommage à l’architecture locale.
Baptisé Flotsam & Jetsam, ce bâtiment sera imprimé à partir d’un matériau plastique combiné à des fibres de bambou fourni par le Laboratoire National d’Oak Ridge. Ce dernier est en particulier détenteur du record mondial de la plus grosse structure imprimée en 3D. Des chaussures personnalisées par impression 3D chez Eram. Nous avons évoqué à plusieurs reprises l’intérêt suscité par l’impression 3D auprès de célèbres marques de chaussures de sport comme New Balance, Under Armour, Nike ou encore Adidas.
Ces dernières voient dans la technologie un moyen de créer des modèles aux performances ou aux finitions plus adaptées au besoin du sportif. Cette fois, il s’agit d’une initiative française avec la marque Eram qui souhaite proposer des chaussures personnalisées grâce à l’impression 3D. Des créations imprimées en 3D à base de sucre. Alors qu’il y a un an, Modernist Cuisine imprimait en 3D une réplique du Château de Versailles en sucre, le cabinet d’ingénieur Guru a à son tour utilisé ce matériau afin de réaliser des créations aussi gourmandes qu’originales.
Cette entreprise basée à Hong Kong s’est associée à un étudiant récemment diplômé du MIT, Victor Leung, afin d’imprimer en 3D des structures à partir de sucre. Stratasys dévoile sa vision du futur de l'impression 3D. Du 12 au 17 septembre prochain, à l’occasion du salon IMTS DE Chicago dédié aux dernières innovations industrielles, le constructeur Stratasys devrait dévoiler sa vision du futur de l’impression 3D avec deux prototypes de machines dénommés Infinite Build et Robotic Composite 3D.
Flirtey développe un drone imprimé en 3D pour la marque Domino's. La firme australienne Flirtey, spécialisée dans la conception de drones, s’est associée à la célèbre chaîne Domino’s pour développer un drone imprimé en 3D capable de livrer des pizzas à domicile !
Une manière nouvelle de livrer ses clients Ce n’est pas la première fois que Flirtey organise des livraisons par drones. Une semaine d’impression 3D #40. Cette semaine pendant que vous étiez plusieurs centaines à participer à notre concours organisé avec OPtimus, nous veillions : voiture électrique, enceinte bluetooth, poignée de vélo ergonomique et skateboard, encore tout un tas de projets imprimés en 3D !
Introducing Leica's new $16k BLK360 3D scanner, controlled via iPad. Nov 17, 2016 | By Benedict German company Leica Geosystems has unveiled the BLK360, an extremely compact entry-level 3D scanner for spherical imaging.
The handheld scanner, developed in collaboration with 3D software specialist Autodesk, will retail for $16,000. When Leica introduced its new BLK360 3D scanner yesterday at Autodesk University 2016, attendees simply could not believe the size of the device. At just 6.5 inches tall and four inches in diameter, and with just a single button on its housing, many were left wondering: how are you supposed to operate this mysterious machine? Fortunately, Leica experts were on hand to explain all. With a smooth black finish, ultra-minimalist design, and glowing green ring circling its base, Leica’s new BLK360 looks more likely to show up on the dusty Earth of 2001: A Space Odyssey than the shelves of a technology store. The BLK360 itself also boasts several remarkable features packed within its 2.2 lb body. High-precision 3D printed ultrasound transducer could aid complex eye surgery.
Oct 28, 2016 | By Benedict Researchers from the Nanyang Technological University in Singapore have 3D printed a transducer that can control high-pressure ultrasound to move, manipulate, or destroy tiny objects like particles, drops, or biological tissue.
TOP 5 des vidéos de la semaine : Les Serial Testeuses s'essayent à l'impression 3D, des semelles imprimées en 3D... 3D printed Vue smart glasses support gesture control, play Music, track activity. Oct 31, 2016 | By Alec For many, the Google Glass experiment was a failure.
Not only did the 2014 release fail to live up to its hype, but it also looked extremely unappealing and unpractical. At least that latter problem isn’t affecting the Vue, which could become the world’s first pair of smart glasses designed for everyday use. Designed through 3D printing, they look like a regular pair of designer glasses, are compatible with prescription lenses and are discrete enough to wear constantly. In fact, co-developer Jason Gui is already wearing a prototype all the time, and few people would guess that he’s wearing anything unusual – aside from the fact that the prototype’s 3D printed frames are less smooth than those of ordinary glasses. That ‘normal’ appearance is doubtlessly one of the biggest reasons for the immense Kickstarter success of the Vue, which has already raised more than $225,000 in pledges – having only launched last week.
Help kids make sense of the U.S. elections with this 3D printed Electoral College Map. Oct 31, 2016 | By Tess Even for most adults, the current U.S. electoral system is a puzzling and often frustratingly confusing thing, but just imagine being a young student trying to make sense of the democratic election process; wondering what a swing state is, what blue states and red states are…it can be a bit overwhelming. Japan's Daihen makes copper 3D printable using a M2 3D printer and 3D laminate shaping. Nov 1, 2016 | By Alec Reading this title, you might think ‘but surely copper is already 3D printable?’ And you wouldn’t technically be wrong. Copper-based filaments, usually mixtures of copper and PLA, are already available in a few different formats, while copper is also frequently used with the 3D printed lost wax molding technique.
But the problem is that copper quickly loses its very appealing properties, including its excellent conductivity, when 3D printed as pure as possible. 3D printed Cyton Gamma 300 robotic arm successfully delivered to ISS. Nov 3, 2016 | By Benedict A 3D printed Robai Cyton Gamma 300 robotic arm will be installed on the International Space Station after its carrier, Orbital ATK’s Cygnus spacecraft, successfully berthed on the ISS last weekend.
The Cygnus was also carrying several CubeSats and other equipment. Robai Cyton Gamma 300 After launching on October 17 from the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport (MARS) at NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility in Wallops Island, Virginia, Orbital ATK’s Cygnus spacecraft berthed to the ISS early October 23. Since that date, Expedition 49 crew have unloaded approximately 5,000 pounds of science investigations, food, and supplies from the spacecraft onto the ISS. Inside a payload in NanoRacks LLC’s Black Box platform is a 3D printed Cyton Gamma 300 robotic arm made by Robai, a robotics specialist from Cambridge, Massachusetts. V-Moda introduces Forza in-ear headphones with luxury 3D printed custom caps. Nov 3, 2016 | By Tess Audio device manufacturing company V-Moda has just released its new Forza series of in-ear headphones.
Not for the first time, the company is capitalizing on 3D printing technologies to not only make its products more luxurious, but also to make its products customizable for their clients. The new series consists of three different models: the Forza, Forza Metallo, and Forza Metallo Wireless. Each of the new V-Moda Forza models features a brand new 5.8mm micro dynamic driver with Hi-Res Audio certified by the Japan Audio Society (JAS), useful sweat resistant technology, and sport fins for optimal sport performance (patent-pending). 3D printed fish backpack provides valuable tissue regeneration insights. Nov 4, 2016 | By Alec Studying live animals is never easy, as the animal usually has to cooperate to some extent. For many animals, biologists have therefore resorted to attaching tracking devices to their ears, paws or skin, allowing them to keep an eye on the animals using radio transmission, acoustic devices or even cellular and satellite tags.
But what do you do with animals that are small, fragile and live in environments not suitable for electronics? In other words, what do you do when working with small fish? Well, researchers from the New Mexico State University have found a solution with custom 3D printed fish backpacks – which actually enable them to study tissue regeneration in the fish. To be sure, fish could previously already be equipped with tags and clips that can track movement, but many biologists are interested in far more complex data, such as electric activity on a cellular level. Fleximatter makes large furniture 3D printable with high-speed color-blending 3D printing tech. Nov 6, 2016 | By Alec Over the past few years 3D printing has repeatedly proven itself as the premier prototyping technology, but we are still waiting for the next commercial step.
Of course at its core 3D printing is about creating completely new and unique objects, and large scale (but customizable) manufacturing has therefore been the at the core of expectations for 3D printing since its very beginning. So what’s taking so long? Tony the pinball wizard 3D prints complete pinball machine with 8.5 km of filament. Nov 7, 2016 | By Alec Just two decades ago, you could not go anywhere without being confronted by a pinball machine.
Though they have been partly pushed out of sight by digital technology, the world of pinball is still very much alive among a small group of dedicated fans and collectors – and 3D printing is helping. Since 2013, Mezel Mods is offering custom-made 3D printed modifications for pinball machines that are no longer being manufactured, and now one pinball fan from 3D FilaPrint has taken things even further. Maker creates hilarious 3D printed 'pass the butter' robot from Rick & Morty. Nov 7, 2016 | By Benedict A robotics blogger has used 3D printing to create the hapless “Butter Robot” from animated sci-fi series Rick and Morty. The base of the robot consists of an “I Spy Tank” RC car, with 3D printed parts added for the upper sections. Word on the street is that fans of Adult Swim show Rick and Morty won’t have to wait too much longer for its third season.
Is Sony developing a 3D printing system for the Playstation? Nov 8, 2016 | By Benedict Sony has filed a patent for a 3D printing system that would enable Playstation gamers to select in-game characters and objects for quick conversion into a 3D printable format. The application would periodically render the virtual environment of the game from multiple “viewpoints” to collect 3D data. Hardcore gamers have always enjoyed physical souvenirs of their virtual escapades, and the emergence of 3D printing has opened up a whole new world of customized, game-inspired props that players can either make at home or order from a printing bureau. Powder & Heat's stylish 3D printed sunglasses win German Design Award.
Nov 7, 2016 | By Tess German eyewear brand Powder & Heat has been recognized for its innovative 3D printed glasses. The young brand, which has been leveraging modern technologies such as 3D printing to make its bespoke and customizable eyewear products, recently took home the German Design Award 2017 for its “The Flamboyant” sunglasses design. The Flamboyant sunglasses, which are designed and fit for individual clients, were designed by Powder & Heat’s Georg Vollmer, who set out to create a pair of comfortable and lightweight sunglasses that could be customized easily by customers. As mentioned, the Germany-based label has been using additive manufacturing to create stylish and unique glasses, which can be personalized in terms of color and fit and specially made from various high-quality materials. Autodesk releases major update for Netfabb 3D printing software. Nov 17, 2016 | By Nick 3D printing software company Autodesk has added a raft of major updates to its recently released Netfabb 2017.
The new features and updates will boost the software's capabilities and provide a complete end-to-end solution that will help commercial customers test, prepare and 3D print new products. Netfabb 2017, first released in September, is aimed at design professionals that want to take CAD designs and turn them into finished 3D printed products with minimal fuss and absolute precision. For those who aren't quite at the professional level, there is also a free student edition, and even home hobbyists have found it to be a useful addition to their toolkit.
Australia to open state-of-the-art biofabrication institute for 3D printing implants. Nov 21, 2016 | By Tess Australia’s Herston Health Precinct has announced that it will be opening a new biofabrication institute on its premises. The institute, which will occupy two floors at the Herston Health Precinct, will be dedicated to imaging, modeling, and manufacturing 3D printed patient-specific tissues. The new 3D bioprinting lab will be realized in partnership with the Queensland University of Technology (QUT) and the Metro North Hospital and Health Service. Animation of Biofabrication Institute. Dubai teen wins award for 'mind-controlled' 3D printed bionic arm. Nov 21, 2016 | By Benedict. New silicone 3D printing process has 'much lower costs' than casting. Nov 21, 2016 | By Benedict ALT, a silicone 3D printing specialist based in Santa Barbara, CA, is developing a new additive manufacturing process for depositing rubber-like silicone materials.
New, transparent 3D printing filament from Filamentarno ideal for lights, vases, toys. Nov 21, 2016 | By Benedict. 3D printed QuadBot Kickstarter combines open source robotics and STEM education. Une semaine d’impression 3D #46. Scientists have developed a zero-gravity metal 3D printer for space. German 3D printed prosthetics manufacturer Mecuris secures major investment. Maker of 3D printed Blade supercar predicts flatpack future for auto industry. Krone Golf comes to the fore with 3D printed KD-1 driver. 3D printed cat tongue mimic could have applications for soft robotics industry. 3D printing helps bring We DDD eyewear from design to market 'with incredible speed' Katrien Herdewyn combines 3D printing with traditional craftsmanship to make stunning shoes.
Israeli student uses 3D printing to breathe new life into 19th century lace bodice. Sub-$1000 MORPHEUS Delta LIPS resin 3D printer now available through kickstarter. Mars space suit could be patched up with 3D printed parts. Alexander McQueen's stunning $595 umbrella features ergonomic 3D printed handle. Domino's is now delivering pizza via 3D printed drone. Amherst researchers use 3D printed teeth to study evolution of earliest mammals. Russian research group successfully tests 3D printed bullets. Open Bionics: 3D printed superhero prostheses make children feel empowered. Lightest: the levitating lamp you can customize with 3D printing. Arctic explorer 3D prints custom sunglasses to protect himself from ozone intense environments.
Futuristic 3D printed CellPod incubator can grow food in just one week. Little Robot Friends : des petits robots programmables à construire. MIT is 3D printing custom robot bumpers - ExtremeTech. Researchers discover how to shape sound in 3D - ExtremeTech.