Nasa just emailed a wrench to space. When International Space Station commander Barry Wilmore needed a wrench, Nasa knew just what to do.
They "emailed" him one. This is the first time an object has been designed on Earth and then transmitted to space for manufacture. 3D Printing Service UK. Hyrel 3D Printer Can Squirt Out Self-Setting Sugru And Even Play-Doh. The Hyrel 3D printer looks like any other single-extruder additive printer.
But thanks to a fairly unique nozzle called the HYREL Emulsifiable Extruder (EMO-25) you can use it to squirt out usual materials like Play-Doh, air-drying clay, and even Sugru, a self-setting rubber that dries into a solid, usable object. The creator, Daniel Hutchison funded his project on Kickstarter and is preparing to ship the printer in the next few months. 3-D printer going to space station in 2014. Made in Space Made in Space team members with their 3-D printer hang on during a Zero-G test flight.
By Mike Wall, SPACE.com A 3-D printer is slated to arrive at the International Space Station next year, where it will crank out the first parts ever manufactured off planet Earth. Made In Space Zero-G 3D Printer Going To ISS. Mars-bound astronauts will print food & tools, NASA says. NASA will transport 3D printers to space so astronauts can print tools — and potentially even food.
NASA’s chief administrator Charles Bolden discussed the role of 3D printers during a recent press tour of the Ames Research Center . According to ComputerWorld , Bolden believes the technology could be “key,” particularly as the agency explores missions to Mars and beyond. “As NASA ventures further into space, whether redirecting an asteroid or sending humans to Mars, we’ll need transformative technology to reduce cargo weight and volume,” Bolden said. “In the future, perhaps astronauts will be able to print the tools or components they need while in space.” In Tomorrow's Wars, Battles Will Be Fought With a 3-D Printer. Army Staff Sgt.
Joshua Rucinski checks his 3-D printer at Joint Base Balad, Iraq on June 8, 2011. Less than two years later, an increasing number of military officers are saying this could change the way we fight wars. Photo: U.S. Why 3D Printing Is Overhyped (I Should Know, I Do It For a Living) 3D Burrito – Home page. Online marketplace '3D Burrito' for 3D printed objects - find3dprinter. An online marketplace for 3D printed designs hits the web.
It’s called 3D burrito and it’s a place where people can buy and sell 3D designs made for 3D printers. It feels a bit like Shapeways , only 3D Burrito is more open source and focused on printing at home with your own 3D printer. Shapeways is more oriented on the whole solution, they offer a 3D printed product and mail it to your adress. Before the two founders (from Sweden) started the website 3D Burrito they where looking online for a printable design of a 3D Burrito.
Blender dives into 3D printing industry. Blender 2.67 was released last week with a 3D printing toolbox.
LGW spoke to Dolf Veenvliet, Bart Veldhuizen (Shapeways, Blendernation), and Rich Borrett (Ponoko) about the new tools and the future of 3D printing. As one of the impressively fast growing industries, 3D printing is lately all the rage in the press. Let's start with the basics. What do we know about 3D printing anyway? Increasingly affordable (under $1000 now) desktop 3D printers make it possible to turn designs into real plastic or metal objects up to 30cm large in any dimension. TED 2013: 4D printed objects 'make themselves'
28 February 2013Last updated at 05:39 ET By Jane Wakefield Technology reporter Video of cube self-folding strand courtesy Self-Assembly Lab, MIT/Stratasys Many are only just getting their heads around the idea of 3D printing but scientists at MIT are already working on an upgrade: 4D printing.
At the TED conference in Los Angeles, architect and computer scientist Skylar Tibbits showed how the process allows objects to self-assemble. It could be used to install objects in hard-to-reach places such as underground water pipes, he suggested. Here's the 3D-printing institute in Obama's State of the Union. A little over a year ago, 3D printing was a funky new technology that you might find at modestly sized booths in the basement level of the Las Vegas Convention Center at CES .
Tonight, President Obama mentioned it in the same breath as Apple and Intel during his State of the Union address, while talking about ways to create new jobs and manufacturing in the United States. Here's the passage from the transcript: After shedding jobs for more than 10 years, our manufacturers have added about 500,000 jobs over the past three. Caterpillar is bringing jobs back from Japan. 3D Printing and Design.
Will 3D printing revolutionise manufacturing? 28 July 2011Last updated at 00:09 By Peter Day Presenter, In Business Loughborough University's machines can even print larger structures such as building materials.
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Having recently built a 3D printer in his laboratory, Leroy Cronin and his colleagues from the University of Glasgow have now shown that intricate micro- and milli-scale reactionware can be printed. So Now There’s A 3D Printer In A Briefcase. It seems like not a week goes by without some mention of 3D printers somewhere. This time around, MIT students Ilan Moyer and Nadya Peek have developed Popfab, a 3D printer in a briefcase. PopFab is a multi-tool for the 21st century. At its heart is a computer-controlled motion platform and a means of attaching various toolheads.
These enable PopFab to make objects from a digital plan in a variety of ways: current capabilities include 3D printing, milling, vinyl cutting, and drawing — with more on the way. Suppliers of 3D Printers. Foodini is a 3D printer for everything from burgers to gnocchi. Who wants a 3D printer for just candy when you can have one that prints a five-course dinner instead?
That's the idea behind Foodini, a new 3D printer that takes fresh ingredients and turns them into a culinary masterpiece. The device can do things like make custom ravioli, your own unique crackers or cookies, or even an intricate dark chocolate vase (if you just have to print candy). HP Designjet 3D Printer Now On Sale, Churns Out Solid Plastic Objects From the Desktop. Remember back in January when HP announced it would bring a tabletop 3-D printer to market, at a place and time to be named later? That place and time just became a quite a bit less ambiguous. Today Stratasys, the company that is manufacturing the device for HP, announced that it has shipped the first units of the HP-branded Designjet 3D fabrication machines, which will be available in May -- but only in Europe.
The Designjet 3D is based on Stratasys's Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM) technology, which turns three-dimensional CAD drawings into tangible prototypes by extruding partially molten ABS plastic in extremely fine layers one atop the other, forming the entire 3-D model in a single piece from the ground up. 3D printing. 2009 3D Printer Buyer's Guide. More design hobbyists, entrepreneurs use 3-D printing. Video: solar-powered 3-D printer turns sand into glass objects.