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Markus Kayser - Sun Cutter Project. 3D printing & 3Ders sur Twitter : "Designers mix #3Dprinting and sci-fi to create 2-string violin & futuristic sonic experiences. MONAD Studio mixes 3D printing and sci-fi to create 2-string violin and futuristic sonic experiences. Mar. 3, 2015 | By Simon Although additive manufacturing has dramatically changed the landscape of creating customized products ranging from prosthetics to headphones and football cleats to even ravioli makers, perhaps one of the most exciting developments has been in how the technology is capable of creating entirely new interpretations of objects that have maintained their forms for centuries in part because of their traditional manufacturing processes.

When it comes to sonic experiences however, Florida-based MONAD Studio wants to turn everything you know about instruments and sound environments up on it’s head. Founded in 2002 by design principals Eric Goldemberg and Veronica Zalcberg - both of whom studied architecture in Buenos Aires, Argentina and New York, USA - MONAD is a design research practice that focuses on “spatial perception related to rhythmic effect” with a focus on everything from urban plans and buildings to landscapes and product designs. Maybe you also like: inShare0. Most Read Articles from Last Week – December 7. Has MakerBot Crossed The Line? For Some, Yes. Controversy this week regarding MakerBot’s aggressive patent filings.

Why the controversy? Because the concepts were originally donated by supporters in good faith to further the cause of 3D printing. And now MakerBot has patented them. Two examples of this pattern exist. OpenBeam reports their work on an auto-leveling system for RepRap printers has apparently been patented by MakerBot. Secondly, the Quick Release Extruder, originally designed by Thingiverse user Whosa whatsis, has also been patented. Whosa whatsis says on Google Plus: Oh fuck no. There are likely other instances of this pattern occurring: innovative maker members of the MakerBot/Thingiverse community developing ideas that have subsequently been patented by MakerBot/Stratasys. It’s questionable whether MakerBot can actually do this, given that the designs were supposedly provided to Thingiverse via a Creative Commons license that prevents subsequent patenting.

Via Google Plus and OpenBeam. STRETCHEDWIENER — Deeli is a jerky little tooth-grinder. The top... Design of the Week: 3D Printed Tape Measure. It is indeed a fully functional tape measure, printed in a single operation. The tape measure is approximately four feet long, with the “tape” composed of inch-long sections. The tape can be pulled out, wound back inside and even locked, just like a normal tape measure you’d find at the hardware store. Why do this? Angrymonk55 says: I don't have a good answer as to why other than I think this is cool. I think it's cool that you can design a full-up assembly of parts on the computer send to a printer which will then make it for you already assembled and leave you with a finished device that is more than just a one-piece interestingly shaped part.

We agree. Alas, if only it were metric, too. Via YouTube. Lego Considers 3D Printing as a Way to Connect With Customers. As 3D printing continues to pick up steam, affecting various sectors across the manufacturing industry, many big-name companies are looking to expand their business by taking advantage of this technology. Lego, the world’s second largest toymaker, happens to be one of those companies that are considering adopting 3D printing technology to help further their brand. Like any company that hopes to keep ahead of the trends, Lego has continually adapted over the years to keep up with the changing times. For Lego, 3D printing may be the latest step forward, towards reaching customers in the digital age. “3-D printing is a fascinating development and certainly opens up a lot of new avenues,” said John Goodwin, Lego’s CFO.

“We are looking very intently at it and monitoring it, looking at what potential opportunities there are for consumers.” Marketing manager Mads Nipper, adds that the company is looking to add exciting new opportunities for their customers. Related. Home » Technically Brooklyn. Blog: The third industrial revolution. The third industrial revolution is in full swing. At Inventables it is our mission to simplify the process of going from idea to finished product. We believe this will further ignite this revolution.

We believe this movement will be the primary driver of growth in our economy in the next decade. To understand this third industrial revolution it is important to understand the first two industrial revolutions. Excerpts from the Economist article indicate: The first industrial revolution: "THE first industrial revolution began in Britain in the late 18th century, with the mechanisation of the textile industry. The second industrial revolution: "The second industrial revolution came in the early 20th century, when Henry Ford mastered the moving assembly line and ushered in the age of mass production. The third industrial revolution: "Now a third revolution is under way.

At Inventables we see the factory moving to the desktop and we see analog machines becoming digital. Markus kayser: solar sinter 3D printer. Jun 28, 2011 markus kayser: solar sinter 3D printer ‘solar sinter’, a solar-powered 3D printer by markus kayser, utilizes the abundant desert resources of sun and sand to manufacture products london-based markus kayser, a masters candidate in design products at the royal college of art, converts the raw resources of sunlight and sand into glass products with his fully automated, solar-powered ‘solar sinter‘ 3D printer. the device works from the same technique of sintering that is common to most 3D printer processes, heating a powder (here silicia sand) to its melting point and letting it cool and solidify (here into glass).

‘solar sinter’ utilizes the sun’s rays in place of a laser to selectively heat parts of the sand. The device moves automatically, positioning itself in proper focus relative to the sun’s rays; and by continually sweeping new layers of fresh sand over the selectively melted down parts, kayser builds up a 3-dimensional product. closer view of the device detail view. OpenFab. 3d printing with metal, titanium & aluminum demo by EOS @ MDM 2013. Shapeways: 3D Printing Glass. 3D printing of liquid metals at room temperature. Jul.9, 2013 Researchers from North Carolina State University have developed 3D printing technology and techniques to create free-standing structures made of liquid metal at room temperature. 3D Printers can use a wide range of materials, including plastics, resins, metals, ceramics and more.

However the most dramatic and challenging has been printing with metal. The common method of metal printing is the direct metal laser sintering process that uses a laser beam to melt 20-40 micron layers of metal powder on top of each other to create metal parts. Collin Ladd, Ju-Hee So, John Muth, and Michael D. Image: Michael Dickey "It's difficult to create structures out of liquids, because liquids want to bead up. The researchers focus on the binary eutectic alloy of gallium and indium (EGaIn, 75% Ga 25% In by weight), but any alloy of gallium will also work, says the team. They developed multiple techniques for writing metals in 3D. Watch the demo video below. 3D printed prosthetic foot saves duck's life. Jun 27, 2013 3D printed prosthetic foot saves duck's life 3D printed prosthetic foot saves duck’s lifeall images courtesy facebook 3D printed prosthetic of buttercup’s left duck foot 3D printed prosthetic – left foot detail 3D CAD model of the prosthetic foot replica buttercup was hatched in a high school biology lab with a backward left foot my new foot is designed!

Rodrigo caula I designboom. Sketch Furniture by FRONT. 3D Printing: Make anything you want. Thingiverse - Digital Designs for Physical Objects. Home MakerBot. 7 TED Talks on the wonder of 3D printing. From ordering movie tickets to booking a dentist appointment, mobile and web apps have made the tasks of daily life easier. But there are some things that an app can’t do. Standing in line at the pharmacy is one of them. Lee Cronin: Print your own medicineIn today’s talk, Lee Cronin asks: “Could we make a really cool universal chemistry set? In essence, could we app chemistry?” With his team of researchers at the University of Glasgow, Cronin has created a 3D printing application that allows scientists to print out laboratory equipment specific to the experiment they wish to run — something they’ve called “reactionware.”

Someday, Cronin says, the same software that runs reactionware could open up the doors of possibility. At TED, we love sharing stories of 3D printing and its rapidly developing power to make new things possible. Lisa Harouni: A primer on 3D printing So what exactly is 3D printing? David F. 3D printing may put global supply chains out of business: report. Will 3D printing make global supply chains unnecessary? That's a real possibility, states a recent report from Transport Intelligence. 3D printing (or "additive manufacturing," as it's called in industrial circles) takes offshore manufacturing and brings it back close to the consumer.

It has enormous potential to shift the trade balance. Goods will be cheaper to reproduce within the domestic market, versus manufacturing and then shipping them from a distant low-wage country. The report, authored by John Manners-Bell of Transport Intelligence and Ken Lyon of Virtual-Partners Ltd., points to the growing role of automation in production resulting from 3D printing: "New technologies which are currently being developed could revolutionize production techniques, resulting in a significant proportion of manufacturing becoming automated and removing reliance on large and costly work forces.

Manners-Bell and Lyon predict the following disruptions to the global supply-chain market: First Person: A Frank Discussion on 3D Printing's Evolution and Future. AD:Who are the major players in the industry? David Cox: Today, there are two major players in the 3D printing market – Stratasys and 3D Systems, which have contributed to a lot of the consolidation that has taken place over the past few years. Last year we saw the completion of the merger of Stratasys and Objet to create a $3 billion company. 3D Systems has been on a buying spree with its purchase of some competing technology along with materials developers and service bureaus.

Of course, the down side of this consolidation is that the price of the equipment and the materials is going up. AD: While it’s taken 25 years, 3D printing or “additive manufacturing” is seeing some good success. 3D printing means you can create prototype parts without having to build a mold first — which is expensive. AD: There is a lot of talk about making end-use parts using 3D printing. David Cox: Ninety percent of 3D printing is still done for prototyping and product development — R&D activities. Bioprinting. The Skin Gun. Lab-grown functioning kidney successfully transplanted in rats. An engineered kidney transplanted into a living rat has been shown to successfully filter blood and urine -- though at a fraction of a normal kidney's functionality. The groundbreaking study, published in the journal Nature Medicine, provides some distant hope for the 51,000 people in the UK in need of dialysis or an organ transplant. Receiving an organ from a living donor, often a relative, gives patients the greatest chance of success with survival rates about ten percent better on average.

However, according to NHS statistics just 1,009 living donor kidney transplants took place in the year preceding March 2012, with under 3,000 transplants taking place in total. As donor shortages persist and those in need of dialysis or transplant increase (up 20 percent since 2006) Kidney Research UK made the announcement this year that kidney disease threatens to become a public health crisis in the near future.

Nevertheless the technology will be a game changer. Can 3D printed organs live up to the hype? For illustration purposes only. No one can desktop 3D print a heart, yet. Far too many media blogs, general bloggers, and articles tout the impending emergence of a 3D printing organ industry that will alleviate our organ transplant crisis. They tend to state that we will successfully 3D print an organ within 10 years. Such claims show a cringe-worthy lack of understanding about basic human biology and science. Do they have any idea of how complex a human organ is?

Today, we can 3D print something that looks like a liver, or kidney, or heart. But a fully functional organ? The hyped claims of a 3D printed fully functional organ are reckless journalism. Here’s an example of why I think the hype has gone too far: Ask yourself, how many functions does the liver perform? Experiments in printing a kidney.

Complex? The false impression that recent media stories make is that we will—soon—be able to 3D print something like an “organ-in-a-box that’s ready to plug-and-play.” Anthony Atala: Printing a human kidney. Doctors want to put 3D printers on the surgeon's table. Scientists at Cornell University, led by Dr. Lawrence J. Bonasser, are pioneering a spinal surgery that sounds like something straight out of science fiction. Utilizing 3D printing techniques loaded with stem cell-infused bio-ink, they aim to repair the degenerative spinal discs of 30 million ailing Americans. Dr. Bonasser himself was on hand at the New York Inside 3D printing expo to tell us about his fascinating studies. Dr. Imagine an operating room that looks something like a printing bay.

This imagined reality is not so far off. In more extreme cases of spinal degeneration, Dr. While hearing about medical breakthroughs like this is a wonderful thing, for the 30 million Americans suffering from Degenerative Disc Disease, the real breakthrough will be when we begin seeing this sort of operation performed on human subjects. (Images: Cornell University) National Geographic Known Universe S03E06 Print Tools. Behokh Khoshnevis Wants To 3D Print Your Next House. Giant 3D Printer Creates A Home In 20 Hours [Video]