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‘Scotty’ Teleports Objects Using 3D Printing

For decades, 'Scotty' been a cult word for Star Trek fans. The word refers to chief engineer Mr. Scott, who always transported Captain Kirk back to his starship. Captain Kirk would say his catchfrase "Beam me up, Scotty", and Mr. Scott would make sure the captain would be teleported to his starship. Now, for the first time in decades, the word Scotty will find a new meaning. What it is we're talking about? Well, a group of German scientists from Hasso Plattner Institute - probably Star Trek fan … [Read more...]

892,000 Dollar Investment in CreoPop 3D Printing Pens

3D printing pens make an interesting sub-category of 3D printing. You’ll probably remember the 3Doodler, which was the first 3D printing pen when it launched in 2013. Well, the giant 3Doodler is not the only pen in the game anymore, as the LIX pen attracted the public interest last year – we wrote: finally, here’s a 3D printing pen that looks like a pen, and then came the CreoPop 3D Printing Pen, a child-friendly 3D printing pen with which you can create, inter alia, magnetic objects. Today we … [Read more...]

This 3D Printed Helmet Responds to Brainwaves

The Man-Machine: German electronical pioneers Kraftwerk already sang about the the combination of mankind and machinery back in 1978, but it still amazes many of us. In a highly digitalizing world, there are more and more artists who find it interesting to extend the human body with electronic devices. Californian designer Behnaz Farahi used 3D printing technology to design a helmet that responds to brainwaves. Whenever your brain gives neural commands, the helmet starts to change its shape. She … [Read more...]

Will 3D Printing Change the Window Cleaning Industry?

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Window cleaners have always been on top of the world, literally. However, UK company now comes up with ideas that might keep window cleaners on the ground. Spectrum Window Cleaning has been using 3D printing to develop a system to improve the entire system of window cleaning. They are in discussion with manufacturers for a "reach pole system" they developed, which will likely access windows up to 92 feet high. Despite the exact product is still "top secret", it indicates at people on the ground … [Read more...]

Microsoft HoloLens: Walk Around 3D Models to Make Adjustments

Microsoft fans will have to wait until fall 2015 for Microsoft 10, but it seems to be worth waiting for. The computer giant will likely release their new operating system along with a highly interesting device, called HoloLens. This headset device is all about augmented reality. After watching the demo video Microsoft released about the device, you may fairly conclude that this is what Google Glass on LSD must look like. Not in a bad way, really, as the headset enables you to not just see … [Read more...]

WinSun 3D Printed Giant Apartment Building and Villa

3D printing houses; many parties are currently trying their luck with this new kind of architecture. In California there is a project called Contour Crafting which aims to one day 3D print an entire house in a single day. Well, last year a Chinese company did the exact thing that Contour Crafting was aiming at: Shanghai-based company WinSun 3D printed as many as ten houses in only a day. We initially doubted this story, but it turned out to be true. And even better: those houses only cost 4800 … [Read more...]

New Research on Glass Printing in the UK

Most of all current 3D printers print plastic objects, but that might soon change. Recently, more and more companies started to experiment with different kinds of materials. MakerBot amazed the technological world with their CES announcement to release new composite filaments that incorporate, inter alia, iron and limestone. Another interesting development is that of 3D printing glass. All over the world, lots of companies are experimenting with 3D printed eyeglasses and even printed lenses. … [Read more...]

CES 2015: These Are Tomorrow’s 3D Printers

During events such as CES, the world is being exposed to lots of new technological initiatives. Important for technology today is 3D printing, and obviously many 3D printing ideas have been passing the radar during this year's event. A couple of days ago, we reported about a new line of filaments by MakerBot, which the company announced and demonstrated during CES 2015. But what is filament without a 3D printer? In this piece, we therefore guide you through the world of brand new 3D printers. In … [Read more...]

CES 2015: MakerBot to Release Iron and Limestone Filaments

MakerBot has made an interesting announcement during CES 2015: the company will release new composite filaments that have been chemically bonden with new materials. We're talking about outstanding materials, as MakerBot aims to add maple wood, limestone, iron as well as bronze to their collection of filaments. The PLA composites will probably not be released until late 2015, but when they will be out this might become a huge thing for 3D printing. We have heart about wood printing before and … [Read more...]

Weak Ankles? Try 3D Printed Ankle Braces!

There is a good chance that many of your friends want to sport a bit more in the upcoming year. And if you want to sport but you're not very keen on monotonously running blocks around your neighborhood, then team sports seem to be the perfect solution, isn't it? Soccer, tennis and volleyball have therefore been popular for ages, because give people the opportunity to move in a way that is fun for most of us. However, how are you going to participate in group sports when you have weak ankles? … [Read more...]