Math Craft Inspiration of the Week: The Curve-Crease Sculptures of Erik Demaine Erik Demaine is a Professor of Electronic Engineering and Comp Sci at MI, but he is also an origami folder who has had work displayed at the Museum of Modern Art in NYC. He makes some beautiful models and intricate puzzles, but in my opinion the really inspirational work is the curved creased models. In Erik's own words describing the above models: "Each piece in this series connects together multiple circular pieces of paper (between two and three full circles) to make a large circular ramp of total turning angle much larger than 360° (between 720° and 1080°). Each sculpture is also turned a different amount before joining the sliced circles into one big (topological) circle." These pieces are strange and beautiful, but they are also quite reproducible. I will see if I can put together a "how to" for a simple variation.
Gilles Retsin of Softkill Design on 3D printed houses Interview: earlier today, London studio Softkill Design unveiled plans for a 3D printed house. We spoke to Softkill's Gilles Retsin about the viability of printed architecture and how he intends to print a plastic dwelling in just three weeks. "When we started this research, it was a kind of science fiction," he says. "It's not actually that far off any more." Amy Frearson: Tell us how the project came about.
Build your own Ceramic delta 3D printer Sep.15, 2013 Belgian Design Studio Unfold started extruding ceramic materials with a RapMan 3D printer back in 2012. Their modified ceramics 3D printer offers possibilities to produce fine layers and new forms that traditional pottery techniques hardly can make. Inspired by Unfold's work, but also annoyed and frustrated by 3D Systems buying out Bits From Bytes and then stopping the production of the RapMan 3D printer, Jonathan Keep decided to develop his own replacement 3D printer. This is a delta style of 3D printer built specifically for printing with clay. Origami Science: origami-like techniques used in advanced tecnologies. You will be surprised to know that paper folding ideas are used in technically advanced science projects. Some projects use bona fide origami folding techniques in the their work. However, in some cases, the term "origami" is used even when their is minimal folding involved. Origami-Inspired Deployable Solar Array As we approach 2014, we revisit the 50-year-old space problem of transporting large-objects in narrow-rockets. Here comes origami to the rescue.
3D-Printed Skull Implanted in American Patient’s Head : D-brief There is no shortage of new and interesting uses for 3D printing technology. This week one more has been added to the list, and it’s pretty darn impressive: replacing 75 percent of a patient’s skull with a 3D-printed implant. The skull implant was approved by the FDA last month, and the surgery itself took place on March 4, as reported by Tech News Daily.
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Working gun made with 3D printer 6 May 2013Last updated at 06:38 GMT By Rebecca Morelle Science reporter, BBC World Service, Texas The BBC's Rebecca Morelle saw the 3D-printed gun's first test in Austin, Texas The world's first gun made with 3D printer technology has been successfully fired in the US. The controversial group which created the firearm, Defense Distributed, plans to make the blueprints available online. The group has spent a year trying to create the firearm, which was successfully tested on Saturday at a firing range south of Austin, Texas.
Gelatin Bio-Ink May Allow Printing Of Organs And Tissue - Health News October 25, 2013 Image Caption: In the lab instead of at the office: researchers using inkjet printers to print cell suspensions onto shimmering pink hydrogel pads, which prevent desiccation. Credit: Fraunhofer IGB redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports – Your Universe Online German researchers have developed a new gelatin bio-ink that can be used by 3D printing technology to produce various tissue types, a breakthrough that brings the world one step closer to being able to print tissues and organs. Scientists have long been working to improve methods and procedures for artificially producing tissue.
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