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Adidas chce tisknout boty na 3D tiskárně přímo v obchodech. Foam-squirting quadcopter becomes a flying 3D printer. The swiftlet may not look much different than other little birds, but it has one unique ability – it builds its nest out of its own saliva.

Foam-squirting quadcopter becomes a flying 3D printer

Inspired by the swiftlet, scientists at Imperial College London's Aerial Robotics Lab have created a robotic quadcopter that can extrude polyurethane foam while in flight. By targeting where that foam goes, it can build up simple structures, essentially becoming a flying 3D printer. The technology could have some very important applications. View all Developed mainly by Graham Hunt and other members of a team led by Dr. In its current form, the aircraft uses GPS and an external system of 16 infrared cameras to identify targets upon which to spray the foam, within an indoor lab.

Down the road, however, Kovac's team hopes to create fully-autonomous UAVs equipped with their own high-speed cameras and 3D depth senors, that could function in a variety of chaotic, real-world conditions. 3D printing will explode in 2014, thanks to the expiration of key patents. Here’s what’s holding back 3D printing, the technology that’s supposed to revolutionize manufacturing and countless other industries: patents.

3D printing will explode in 2014, thanks to the expiration of key patents

In February 2014, key patents that currently prevent competition in the market for the most advanced and functional 3D printers will expire, says Duann Scott, design evangelist at 3D printing company Shapeways. These patents cover a technology known as “laser sintering,” the lowest-cost 3D printing technology. Because of its high resolution in all three dimensions, laser sintering can produce goods that can be sold as finished products. Whenever someone talks about 3D printing revolutionizing manufacturing, they’re talking about the kinds of goods produced by, for example, the industrial-grade 3D printing machines used by Shapeways. 3D-Printed Triple Gear. Fast 3D printing with nanoscale precision. 285-micron racecar (credit: Vienna University of Technology) Printing three dimensional objects with very fine details using two-photon lithography can now be achieved orders of magnitude faster than similar devices in a breakthrough by Vienna University of Technology (TU Vienna) researchers.

Fast 3D printing with nanoscale precision

The 3D printing process uses a liquid resin, which is hardened at precisely the correct spots by a focused laser beam. The focal point of the laser beam is guided through the resin by movable mirrors and leaves behind a hardened line of solid polymer a few hundred nanometers wide. This fine resolution enables the creation of intricately structured sculptures as tiny as a grain of sand. “Until now, this technique used to be quite slow”, says Professor Jürgen Stampfl from the Institute of Materials Science and Technology at the TU Vienna.

This progress was made possible by combining several new ideas. RepRap *3D Printer that can print a 3D Printer* Edit is restricted to the sysop group (set from the "protect" tab)move is restricted to the sysop group (set from the "protect" tab)read is restricted to the sysop group (set from the "protect" tab)

RepRap *3D Printer that can print a 3D Printer*

3D Printing Will Change the World. I'd love for Emma Lavelle, a four-and-a-half-year-old, to be able to move her arms on her own.

3D Printing Will Change the World

She was diagnosed at birth with Arthrogryposis Multiplex Congenita (AMC), a rare neuromuscular condition in which joints develop in the wrong places. When Emma was born, her legs were attached to her ears. Her shoulders rotated the wrong way and she had nearly nonexistent biceps. But what's that, you say? Filabot Turns Your Plastic Junk Into Material for 3-D Printers. It’s all too easy for forget the first two R’s before “recycle”: “reduce” and “re-use.”

Filabot Turns Your Plastic Junk Into Material for 3-D Printers

By letting makers reuse their plastic scrap, Filabot helps skip the recycle box. Photo: Whitney Trudo. Voxeljet Concept: The First Continuous 3D Printer. If there ever was a major leap in the evolution of the 3D printer, the voxeljet Concept is the benchmark machine to follow.

voxeljet Concept: The First Continuous 3D Printer

In the explosive arena of start-ups that produce innovative 3D-printers, voxeljet has decided to challenge and change the direction of how 3D printers work. Taking a look at three specific factors that set this process apart from others on the market, it becomes quite clear just how revolutionary this concept is. The ability to have a continuous supply of consumables delivered to the machines as it is making a model. This is made possible because the bed of consumables sits above where the models are actually made. Continuous liquid interface production of 3D objects. Additive manufacturing processes such as 3D printing use time-consuming, stepwise layer-by-layer approaches to object fabrication.

Continuous liquid interface production of 3D objects

We demonstrate the continuous generation of monolithic polymeric parts up to tens of centimeters in size with feature resolution below 100 micrometers. Continuous liquid interface production is achieved with an oxygen-permeable window below the ultraviolet image projection plane, which creates a “dead zone” (persistent liquid interface) where photopolymerization is inhibited between the window and the polymerizing part. Intel iQ – RoBird je robotický dron z 3D tiskárny, který vypadá jako skutečný dravec. Společnost Clear Flight Solutions vyrábí drony, kteří se podobají sokolům a orlům.

Intel iQ – RoBird je robotický dron z 3D tiskárny, který vypadá jako skutečný dravec

Nenechte se ale zmást vzhledem – jedná se o velmi složité roboty vybavené sofistikovaným počítačovým systémem. Takzvaní RoBirds, robotičtí ptáci vyrábění na 3D tiskárnách, slouží především k plašení jiných ptáků. Explainer: What Is 4D Printing? Additive manufacturing – or 3D printing – is 30 years old this year.

Explainer: What Is 4D Printing?

Today, it’s found not just in industry but in households, as the price of 3D printers has fallen below US$1,000. Knowing you can print almost anything, not just marks on paper, opens up unlimited opportunities for us to manufacture toys, household appliances and tools in our living rooms. IBM invents ’3D nanoprinter’ for microscopic objects. Illustration: a hot tip triggers local decomposition and evaporation of chip substrate material to etch patterns (credit: Advanced Materials) IBM scientists have invented a tiny “chisel” with a nano-sized heatable silicon tip that creates patterns and structures on a microscopic scale.

The tip, similar to the kind used in atomic force microscopes, is attached to a bendable cantilever that scans the surface of the substrate material with the accuracy of one nanometer. Unlike conventional 3D printers, by applying heat and force, the nanosized tip can remove (rather than add) material based on predefined patterns, thus operating like a “nanomilling” machine with ultra-high precision. Comparing professional and hobby 3d scanner. MakerScanner - open source 3d scanning. 3D printing: The printed world. The Structure Sensor is the first 3D sensor for mobile devices.

3D Printing & the Environment S Rodrigues (1) High Resolution Desktop 3D Printer. MadeSolid - Advanced 3D Printing Materials. Formlabs. 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. Kayser created and tested a manually operated ‘solar sinter’ in february 2011, before producing the fully automated, computer-driven version depicted here during two weeks of testing in the sahara desert. the machine utilizes replicatorG opensource software. detail view. DVTV 12. 1. 2015: Situace ve Francii; hubnutí; 3D tisk - Aktuálně.cz. German Scientists Invent Teleporter That Beams Simple Objects To Other Location. What is 3D Printing? An Overview. You’ve heard of 3D printing from newscasters and journalists, astonished at what they’ve witnessed.

A machine reminiscent of the Star Trek Replicator, something magical that can create objects out of thin air. It can “print” in plastic, metal, nylon, and over a hundred other materials. It can be used for making nonsensical little models like the over-printed Yoda, yet it can also print manufacturing prototypes, end user products, quasi-legal guns, aircraft engine parts and even human organs using a person’s own cells.

Fantastical? Yes. We live in an age that is witness to what many are calling the Third Industrial Revolution. 3D printing, more professionally called additive manufacturing, moves us away from the Henry Ford era mass production line, and will bring us to a new reality of customizable, one-off production.