Items Tagged with '3D Printing'


3D Printing Gets Warm and Fuzzy

July 18, 2014

Soft and cuddly aren't words used to describe the plastic or metal things typically produced by today's 3D printers. But, a new type of device developed by Carnegie Mellon University and Disney Research Pittsburgh can turn wool into teddy bears and other fuzzy fabric objects. The device looks something like a cross between a 3D printer and a sewing machine and produces 3D objects made of a form of loose felt.

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3D Printing Helps 'RoboCop' Come Alive

July 18, 2014

When a special effects company in Hollywood needed to produce a suit for the latest “RoboCop” movie, they turned to additive manufacturing. A 3D printer played a leading behind-the-scenes role in the production of the iconic RoboCop suit, including the helmet, visor, chest armor and boots.

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3D Printing Myths and Methods

Engineers are intrigued by the potential of this next-generation technology.
July 1, 2014

Depending on who you listen to, 3D printing (or, as it’s more formally known, additive manufacturing) is either the biggest thing to hit the manufacturing world since the screw or the biggest tech fad since the fax machine. It’s actually a little of each.

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3D Printing Empowers Canadian Entrepreneurs

May 19, 2014

TORONTO—3D printing is empowering a new class of entrepreneurs and could help breathe new life into Canada’s manufacturing sector, experts say.

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3D Printing Used to Make Vehicle Chassis

April 30, 2014

BERLIN—German engineering firm EDAG has produced a full-sized vehicle chassis using 3D printing.

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Stratasys Announces Winners of 3D Printing Challenge

April 21, 2014

MINNEAPOLIS—A mechanical spider, a back-support device, and a walking cane were among the winners of Stratasys Ltd.’s 10th annual Extreme Redesign 3D Printing Challenge.

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3D Printer to Facilitate Research on Alternatives to Rare-Earth Elements

April 17, 2014

AMES, IA—The Critical Materials Institute here has a installed a 3D printer to facilitate research on alternatives to rare-earth elements and other critical materials for clean energy.

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Olympians Take 3D Printing to the Hilt

April 1, 2014

Participating in the Olympics provides an athlete with a lifetime of memories.

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Titanium Bike Frame Created With 3D Printing

February 11, 2014

BOLTON, UK—Empire Cycles and Renishaw, a manufacturer of additive manufacturing technology, have created a lightweight, titanium bicycle frame through 3D printing.

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Moon Bases and 3D Printing

February 6, 2014

For the past year, the European Space Agency, in conjunction with London-based architectural firm Foster+Partners, has been performing tests to see if a Moon base can be 3D printed with local soil, rather than traditional thermoplastic. They call the soil "regolith."

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Behind the Scenes at Ford's Michigan Assembly Plant

People are the heart and soul of the 2012 Assembly Plant of the Year. This slideshow shows some of the men and women who build three different types of electrified vehicles alongside traditional gas-powered cars on the auto industry’s most flexible assembly line—Ford’s Michigan Assembly Plant in Wayne, MI. Photos courtesy Ford Motor Co.


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