HOME  |  NEWS  |  BLOGS  |  MESSAGES  |  FEATURES  |  VIDEOS  |  WEBINARS  |  INDUSTRIES  |  FOCUS ON FUNDAMENTALS
  |  REGISTER  |  LOGIN  |  HELP
Blogs
Engineering Materials

Self-Assembly Meets 3D Printing

NO RATINGS
< Previous Page 2 / 2
View Comments: Oldest First|Newest First|Threaded View
<<  <  Page 2/2
a.saji
User Rank
Silver
Re: 3D printing & self assembly natural partners
a.saji   3/28/2013 11:56:56 PM
NO RATINGS
@Ann: Have you tried 3D Printing by any chance ? What is your idea on it ? Do you think it can have bad impacts to the world we live ?

Ann R. Thryft
User Rank
Blogger
Re: 3D printing & self assembly natural partners
Ann R. Thryft   3/29/2013 11:49:35 AM
NO RATINGS
a.saji, I have not personally used 3D printing. I've talked to people who have used it, mostly the high-end machines producing engineering prototypes and small-batch end-products for aerospace. Like any technology, it could have negative impacts on our world, which we've discussed in the comments sections to many stories in Design News.

a.saji
User Rank
Silver
Re: 3D printing & self assembly natural partners
a.saji   4/12/2013 11:11:37 PM
NO RATINGS
@Ann: Yes there are always 2 sides of everything and same theory applies for this as well. I feel 3D printing is superb and will be the next big thing in IT but the fear is what if it goes in the wrong direction. What kind of negative impacts will it have ?  

Ann R. Thryft
User Rank
Blogger
Re: 3D printing & self assembly natural partners
Ann R. Thryft   4/15/2013 3:54:55 PM
NO RATINGS
a.saji, can you say a bit more about what you think is "the wrong direction"?



a.saji
User Rank
Silver
Re: 3D printing & self assembly natural partners
a.saji   5/7/2013 12:30:40 PM
NO RATINGS
@Ann: If people try to misuse the beauty of technology creations, then the outcome will be utterly dangerous. That is where you take the wrong turn on things.

<<  <  Page 2/2
Partner Zone
More Blogs from Engineering Materials
The new composites manufacturing innovation center is intended to be a source of grand challenges for industry, like the kind that got us to the moon under JFK. These aren't the words its new CEO Craig Blue used, but that's the idea and the vision behind the Institute for Advanced Composites Manufacturing Innovation (IACMI).
The 100% solar-powered airplane Solar Impulse 2 is prepping for its upcoming flight, becoming the first plane to fly around the world without using fuel. It's able to do so because of above-average performance by all of the technologies that go into it, especially materials.
As the 3D printing and overall additive manufacturing ecosystem grows, standards and guidelines from standards bodies and government organizations are increasing. Multiple players with multiple needs are also driving the role of 3DP and AM as enabling technologies for distributed manufacturing.
A growing though not-so-obvious role for 3D printing, 4D printing, and overall additive manufacturing is their use in fabricating new materials and enabling new or improved manufacturing and assembly processes. Individual engineers, OEMs, university labs, and others are reinventing the technology to suit their own needs.
For vehicles to meet the 2025 Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) standards, three things must happen: customers must look beyond the data sheet and engage materials supplier earlier, and new integrated multi-materials are needed to make step-change improvements.
Design News Webinar Series
12/11/2014 8:00 a.m. California / 11:00 a.m. New York
12/10/2014 8:00 a.m. California / 11:00 a.m. New York
11/19/2014 11:00 a.m. California / 2:00 p.m. New York
2/25/2015 11:00 a.m. California / 2:00 p.m. New York
Quick Poll
The Continuing Education Center offers engineers an entirely new way to get the education they need to formulate next-generation solutions.
Feb 9 - 13, Embedded Development Using Microchip Microcontrollers and the CCS C Compiler
SEMESTERS: 1  |  2  |  3  |  4  |  5  |  67


Focus on Fundamentals consists of 45-minute on-line classes that cover a host of technologies. You learn without leaving the comfort of your desk. All classes are taught by subject-matter experts and all are archived. So if you can't attend live, attend at your convenience.
Last Archived Class
Sponsored by Stratasys
Learn More   |   Login   |   Archived Classes
Twitter Feed
Design News Twitter Feed
Like Us on Facebook

Sponsored Content

Technology Marketplace

Copyright © 2015 UBM Canon, A UBM company, All rights reserved. Privacy Policy | Terms of Service