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3D printing: The printed world

3D printing: The printed world

Resilience in the Face of Crisis: Why the Future Will Be Flexible What will a post-crash, truly 21st-century world look like? For people thinking about global systems (economic, environmental, and social) one idea stands out: resilience. Resilience means the capacity of an entity--such as a person, an institution, or a system--to withstand sudden, unexpected shocks, and (ideally) to be capable of recovering quickly afterwards. Designing for resilience takes on particular relevance as we think about what happens after the current economic crisis passes. What would a more resilient world look like? Two factors stand out as core assumptions of a resilience approach: the future is inherently uncertain, so the system needs to be as flexible as possible; and failures happen, so the system needs to be able to identify failures early and not make things worse as a result. Resilient flexibility means avoiding situations where components of a system are "too big to fail"--that is, where the failure of a single part can bring the whole thing crashing down.

MakerScanner - open source 3d scanning Ceramic 3D Printing at Unfold~fab clay goes digital It’s been just over a year since Belgian design studio Unfold 3D printed their first successful ceramic vessel on a RepRap. Since then, their blog Unfold~fab has chronicled their experiments with 3D printed ceramics including clay materials, printing methods, and a personal fabrication interface the studio developed for last year’s L’Artisan Electronique installation. Unfold~fab is a wealth of practical information and intriguing visual documentation of one of history’s oldest crafts meeting today’s technological potential. Below is a video of the Virtual Pottery Wheel interface which allows a user to virtually shape a virtual pot on a virtual wheel. Earlier this year, ceramic artist Jonathan Keep contributed an informative post on the qualities of various ceramic materials for 3D printing — extremely useful for anyone wanting to try ceramic 3D printing out for themselves. Make your own stuff using: 3D Printing

The Idea of a Tree by Mischer’Traxler DMY Berlin 09: Viennese designers Mischer'Traxler have created a solar-powered machine that makes furniture, with the shape and colour of each product determined by the amount of sunlight available during manufacture. The machine, called The Idea of a Tree, makes benches, containers and lamp shades by drawing thread through a tank of dye followed by a tank of resin, then wrapping it around a mould that's rotated by a solar-powered machine. The project is on show this week at DMY Youngsters exhibition in Berlin. The speed at which the machine spins the mould and draws the thread is dictated by the amount of sunlight falling on it; the portion of a component made during a cloudy period will be darker and thinner than that made in bright sunshine. Each piece takes one whole day to make and the resulting variations in thickness and colour-saturation along its length record the variations in daylight and shadow falling on it throughout the day. Here's some more information from the designers:

Vers une économie résiliente Par Rémi Sussan le 27/04/09 | 13 commentaires | 8,080 lectures | Impression Intéressant dialogue, par blogs interposés, entre Jamais Cascio et John Robb sur le thème de l’après crise. Ces deux auteurs, qui figurent parmi les plus intéressants de la blogosphère anglo-saxonne ont déjà été mentionnés plusieurs fois dans nos colonnes. Cascio est un spécialiste de la prospective et a collaboré notamment à la création de “ Superstruct “. Il s’intéresse de près au Green Design (cette nouvelle tendance du design appliquée à la technologie, qu’on pourrait traduire par la “conception durable”), en témoigne sa participation au projet World Changing (le site et le livre). Dans un scénario écrit du point de vue d’un citoyen des années 2010 Jamais Cascio explore le concept “d’économie résiliente”. L’économie résiliente qu’imagine Cascio conserverait les valeurs des idéologies qui l’ont précédée : l’insistance du socialisme sur l’égalité et celle du capitalisme sur la production de richesse.

The Structure Sensor is the first 3D sensor for mobile devices 3D Candy Printing: An Interview with Designer Marcelo Coelho - Food Three-dimensional printers are getting a lot of hype at the moment. In February, MakerBot Industries started shipping its Thing-o-Matic desktop 3D printer, which, at just $1,225, "democratizes" 3D printing, allowing you to "live in the cutting-edge personal manufacturing future of tomorrow!" The same month, the typically restrained Economist headlined a story "Print me a Stradivarius: How a New Manufacturing Technology Will Change the World." The idea, for those of you who aren't familiar with it, is pretty simple. And people are already using the technology to print all sorts of things—pesticide-free plastic bug repellents, new ears, and videogame cars. They're also printing food. For example, both the BBC and the CBC have recently reported on the 3D food printer being tested at Cornell University's Computational Synthesis Lab (CCSL). Meanwhile, across the pond, tech company Bits from Bytes are collaborating with the University of the West of England to try to print mashed potatoes.

L’Artisan Électronique by Unfold and Tim Knapen Another bonkers machine! This one is a virtual potters wheel by Belgian designers Unfold and Tim Knapen. Like the onion-scanning contraption in our previous story this machine, called L’Artisan Électronique, is on show at Z33 in Hasselt as part of an exhibition called Design by Performance. The device creates pots from rolls of clay in response to movements of visitors hands through a sensor. The exhibition continues until 30 May. Update 02/06/11: watch the designers explaining the project in our movie on Dezeen Screen Here's some more information from the designers (in Dutch): Unfold & Tim Knapen, L’Artisan Electronique (2010), productieopdracht Z33 Naast de keramiekprinter creëerde Unfold samen met Tim Knapen voor L’Artisan Électro- nique een virtuele draaischijf. In L’Artisan Électronique wordt het pottenbak- ken, één van de oudste ambachtelijke procé- dés voor het maken van gebruiksvoorwerpen, verweven met nieuwe digitale technieken. See also:

Thomas Chippendale Un article de Wikipédia, l'encyclopédie libre. Bureau chinois fait par Chippendale, exposé au musée de Carmen de Maipú, de Santiago du Chili. chaise provinciale de style Chippendale avec un élaboré dossier à tracé "Gothique". Il s'installa à Londres en 1749 où, en 1754, il devint le premier ébéniste à publier un livre de ses réalisations : The Gentleman and Cabinet Maker's Director. Trois éditions en furent publiées, la première en 1754, suivie par une réédition en 1755 et une dernière édition, revue et augmentée en 1762, à un moment où les dessins illustrés de Chippendale commençaient à montrer des signes du néoclassicisme. Chippendale était plus qu'un simple créateur de meubles. Chippendale est enterré à l'église de St Martin-in-the-Fields en Londres. Source[modifier | modifier le code] (en) Cet article est partiellement ou en totalité issu de l’article de Wikipédia en anglais intitulé « Thomas Chippendale » (voir la liste des auteurs) Lien externe[modifier | modifier le code]

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. IBM scientists have invented a tiny “chisel” with a heatable silicon tip 100,000 times smaller than a sharpened pencil point. By the end 2014, IBM hopes to begin exploring the use of this technology for its research with graphene. (Credit: Swiss Litho) The NanoFrazor Abstract of Science paper

Printer produces personalised 3D chocolate 5 July 2011Last updated at 15:08 By Katia Moskvitch Technology reporter, BBC News The printer uses chocolate instead of ink Chocolate lovers may soon be able to print their own 3D creations thanks to work by UK scientists. A 3D printer that uses chocolate has been developed by University of Exeter researchers - and it prints layers of chocolate instead of ink or plastic. Although still a prototype, several retailers have already expressed interest in taking on the device. 3D printing using plastic and metal is already widely used in industry to speed up design work. Lead scientist Dr Liang Hao told BBC News that chocolate printing, just like any other 3D printing technique, starts with a flat cross-section image - similar to that produced by ordinary printers turning out images. "Then you do a 3D shape - layer by layer, printing chocolate instead of ink, like if you were layering 2D paper to form a 3D shape," he said. Shape and taste The machine builds up objects layer by layer Social networks

Eleven 3D Printing Predictions For the Year 2011 This is a guest post by Joris Peels, the Community Manager of i.materialise, a 3D printing service for designers, inventors and consumers. They are part of Materialise, a company with over 20 years experience in 3D printing and the market leader in 3D printing services and software. Making predictions is a sure fire path towards getting ridiculed. Makerbot will sell more than 10,000 3D printers in 2011. Bre Pettis will appear on the cover of Bloomberg Businessweek magazine in 2011.Bre Pettis is the congenial Maker in Chief of Makerbot. A designer will have revenues of over one million US dollars with a single 3D printed product in 2011. Both Stratasys and Objet will release $5000 desktop 3D printers at Euromold 2011. $5,000 is the new $20,000. Zcorp & EOS will be the only major 3D printer manufacturers not to offer a desktop 3D printer in 2011. EOS on the other hand has made no move whatsoever towards the desktop market.

Les enjeux de la fabrication personnelle Par Rémi Sussan le 24/06/09 | 9 commentaires | 6,431 lectures | Impression Structurée autour du Do it yourself (Faites le vous-mêmes !) et du Green design (cette conception écologique qui se veut soutenable dans sa nature même), la principale question posée au cours de Lift France 2009 fut de savoir jusqu’où les concepts couramment utilisés dans le monde du web (participation, open source, réplication infinie des informations, etc.) pouvaient quitter les écrans d’ordinateurs pour envahir le monde physique. Passer de la conception industrielle à la conception personnelle A ce titre, l’idée de fabrication personnelle constitue un point fondamental. Mike Kuniavsky, designer et créateur de Thing M, a cherché à remettre les tendances actuelles dans une perspective historique. Image : Mike Kuniavsky de Thing M sur la scène de Lift par Frank Kresin. Toujours selon Lessig, nous rappelle Kuniavsky, notre civilisation numérique est entrée à nouveau dans une phase read/write. Rémi Sussan

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