How We'll 3D-Print The Internet Of Things The Internet of Things promises that every object will eventualy be hooked up to a network. And 3D printing promises that any object we can imagine, we can build—on site and on demand. And big data promises we'll know everything there is to know about these networked objects. What happens when you put those innovations together? For starters, reach up to the left side of your chest and consider what lies beneath.
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3D Printers, FDM Prototyping, 3D Models Bring Performance Prototyping In-House The Dimension 1200es features the largest build envelope of any Stratasys Design Series performance 3D printer. Running on Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM) Technology, it prints in nine colors of real ABSplus thermoplastic. This 3D printer lets you choose fine resolution or faster printing, with layer thicknesses of 0.254 mm (0.010 in.) or 0.33 mm (0.013 in.). 3D Printed Quantum Dot Light-Emitting Diodes As part of a project demonstrating new 3-D printing techniques, Princeton researchers have embedded tiny light-emitting diodes into a standard contact lens, allowing the device to project beams of colored light. Michael McAlpine, the lead researcher, cautioned that the lens is not designed for actual use — for one, it requires an external power supply. Instead, he said the team created the device to demonstrate the ability to "3-D print" electronics into complex shapes and materials.
Contour Crafting: How 3D Printing Will Change Construction You've probably heard about 3D printing's incredible potential to overhaul manufacturing. The same principles could upend building construction too. Contour crafting is the brainchild of Behrokh Khoshnevis of the University of Southern California. The process involves feeding data to a machine that sprays and smooths out walls and structural components using nozzles, arms, and other tools. Khoshnevis' team imagines using this technology for commercial construction, low-income and emergency housing, and possibly space colony construction.
Blog: A new approach to printing metals There have been numerous attempts to print conductors. Fab@home, Ed Sells and myself have all tried it previously with very limited success. Whilst I've been able to print a basic circuit from solder, we were unable to achieve the resolution to produce anything but the most simplistic circuit board. Forrest Higgs and others have tried to identify a useful non-metallic conductive material but conductivity has always been fairly poor. Months ago I blogged about using Nickel Carbonyl powder for exactly this purpose. What I didn't blog about was an experiment I did mixing the nickel with a low melting point alloy.
3D Printer Makes Prosthetic Foot For Duck Buttercup is a duck that was born in a high school biology classroom in the fall of 2012. At birth, his left foot faced backwards, making walking an understandably difficult endeavor. He received rehabilitation in order to correct the deformity, but he wasn’t able to be fully corrected. Walking caused Buttercup a great deal of pain, and he was then given to the nonprofit agency Feathered Angels Waterfowl Sanctuary in Arlington, TN. The staff at Feathered Angels were concerned about the foot, as it would leave Buttercup more vulnerable to cuts, and thus, infection.
DIY High Resolution 3D Printer Even though 3D printers have become mainstream and costs have declined, most cannot create a fine level of detail when printing. For rapid prototyping, you can fabricate one yourself such as the High Resolution DLP 3D Printer. Homemade yet still turns out impressive results. Minnesotan Man Builds World's First 3D-Printed Concrete Fairytale Castle in His Own Backyard Minnesotan Andrey Rudenko has taken DIY backyard projects to the next level by 3D-printing the world's first concrete castle right in his own backyard! Drawn to 3D printing's seemingly limitless applications, Rudenko began developing a 3D printer two years ago in hopes of constructing inhabitable homes durable enough to stand up to extreme weather conditions. According to 3ders, this 161.5-square-foot castle is one of the largest objects ever created with 3D printing technology. Rudenko’s grand 3D-printed castle and his self-built 3D printer was a labor of love.