Thanks Nancy for the outstanding NASA spin off link. Great information. The benefits listed not only showcase the technology spin offs that NASA has created, but also the estimated jobs created and the number of lives saved due to these spin offs.
30% weight savings and 25% cost savings are significant breakthroughs. I would imagine these new fabrication techniques will also find applications in the commercial and military aerospace industry soon (good spin-off technology for Boeing).
The company says it anticipates high-definition video for home security and other uses will be the next mature technology integrated into the IoT domain, hence the introduction of its MatrixCam devkit.
Siemens and Georgia Institute of Technology are partnering to address limitations in the current additive manufacturing design-to-production chain in an applied research project as part of the federally backed America Makes program.
Most of the new 3D printers and 3D printing technologies in this crop are breaking some boundaries, whether it's build volume-per-dollar ratios, multimaterials printing techniques, or new materials types.
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