It seems as if everything these days is being 3D printed. We have seen many different items -- bathing suits, shoes, and even guns and cars -- 3D printed and it is truly transforming how we are making things.
With the price of 3D printers coming down, more people will be able to bring them into their home and really start experimenting. The amount of things that we can create with 3D printers looks to be limitless. Even NASA recently said that it is experimenting with 3D printing to make space parts.
Some of our favorite 3D printed items we have discovered over the years are KOR EcoLogic and Stratasys' energy-efficient Urbee car, LayerWise's jaw that was used in a transplant, and Stratasys' dress that was featured on the Paris runway.
We have also come across some new creations that are quickly becoming favorites. These include Autodesk and Stratasys's audio speakers embedded with LED lights to create a light show, iPhone cases, and Nike's lightweight Vapor Laser Talon cleats.
Click below to start the slideshow of some our favorite 3D-printed creations. This is a sampling; we know there are many amazing things being done, that we have not included. Please tell us about them in the comments section below.
Architects Michael Hansmeyer and Benjamin Dillenburger have revealed a prototype for the world’s first 3D-printed room. Named Digital Grotesque, the full-scale ornate room by Michael Hansmeyer and Benjamin Dillenburger will have 80 million surfaces rendered in smooth sandstone, with certain parts glazed and gilded. A 1:3 scale prototype of the room was shown at the Swiss Arts Awards 2013 in Basel and at the Materializing Exhibition in Tokyo in June. (Source: dezeen.com/Hansmeyer & Dillenburger)
Nowadays 3D Printers are getting very common everyone knows them and those who dont know are trying to get informations about it .Starting with the technology of this printer a material printer can easily be converted into 3D Printer with digital technology.To make a print out what we have to do is just create a design on your computer by CAD software and then connect the computer with th printer it will produce the output by continous submitting a particular material layer by layer and then heating it .No matter these printers are becomming popular but then also they are of commercial usage other than consumer .Because first of all they are expenive secondly there are certain drawbacks as well out of which noise is the most harmfull one it is soo noisy that it wont be reasonable to place it in the residential area .They have certain limitations as well the most important one is this that it works on a single material that is the output product is made of single material unlike our consumer products that are the combinations of several products .But because this is a new technology there is a space of improving it as well. Below mentioned are certaine 3D printed material that i have come across however there are many other as well.
1.Janjapp Ruijssenaars has announced his plan for a 3D House
2.3D Technology was used in the movie SKYFALL for creating the replica of Aston Martin
5.Lightening and their creating the interiors of many luxury hotels
Truchard will be presented the award at the 2014 Golden Mousetrap Awards ceremony during the co-located events Pacific Design & Manufacturing, MD&M West, WestPack, PLASTEC West, Electronics West, ATX West, and AeroCon.
Robots that walk have come a long way from simple barebones walking machines or pairs of legs without an upper body and head. Much of the research these days focuses on making more humanoid robots. But they are not all created equal.
The IEEE Computer Society has named the top 10 trends for 2014. You can expect the convergence of cloud computing and mobile devices, advances in health care data and devices, as well as privacy issues in social media to make the headlines. And 3D printing came out of nowhere to make a big splash.
For industrial control applications, or even a simple assembly line, that machine can go almost 24/7 without a break. But what happens when the task is a little more complex? That’s where the “smart” machine would come in. The smart machine is one that has some simple (or complex in some cases) processing capability to be able to adapt to changing conditions. Such machines are suited for a host of applications, including automotive, aerospace, defense, medical, computers and electronics, telecommunications, consumer goods, and so on. This discussion will examine what’s possible with smart machines, and what tradeoffs need to be made to implement such a solution.