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For 3D Printing To Grow, It Needs Materials, Machines & Software
Ann R. Thryft  
6/1/2016   Post a comment
Major changes are happening in the world of 3D printing and additive manufacturing materials, machines, and software. If the industry -- and the design engineers and OEMs it serves -- are to grow, all three areas must become much more tightly integrated.
More Game-Changers in the World of 3D Printing
Ann R. Thryft  
5/19/2016   Post a comment
HP's industry-changing 3D printing announcement for commercial-scale end-production wasn't the only news of note at RAPID 2016 this week. Here are six more game-changing software and hardware news items, plus some videos explaining HP's technology.
3D-Printed Satellite Antenna Is Just One Piece
Ann R. Thryft  
4/6/2016   (1) comment
With an eye toward building space-qualified radio-frequency components for Earth observation and science instruments, the European Space Agency has 3D printed a satellite antenna designed as a single part.
Watch These 7 Humanoid Robots Serve Their Human Masters
Ann R. Thryft  
2/26/2016   Post a comment
What are humanoid robots? Most of them sort into two general categories. This time, we'll look at obviously mechanical objects shaped like people, like the earlier Terminator models before SkyNet wised up and made them look like Ahnald.
10 New 3D Printing Materials from Plastics to Glass to Metals
Ann R. Thryft  
9/24/2015   Post a comment
There are new materials for use with 3D printers, and then there are new materials that can only be made using 3D printing (3DP) techniques. In this slideshow, we'll show you some of both.
MIT's MultiFab Can 3D Print 10 Different Materials at Once
Ann R. Thryft  
9/1/2015   Post a comment
A team from MIT's Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab (CSAIL) has developed a breakthrough new multi-material 3D printer.
NASA Wants Your 3D Printed Habitat Design
Ann R. Thryft  
6/12/2015   Post a comment
Think you can design 3D-printed deep space buildings that will sustain human life? Think your design can win out over zillions of entries? You've got until July 15 next month to submit your registration package to America Makes and NASA for the 3D Printed Habitat Challenge.
Recycled 3DP Materials, Recyclers, and Embedded Recycling Codes
Ann R. Thryft  
5/19/2015   Post a comment
Here are new recycled materials, new recycling machines, and other news about recycling 3D printed materials we've put together in one place.
New 3D Printing File Format Released
Ann R. Thryft  
5/11/2015   Post a comment
Microsoft, HP, Dassault, and other industry heavyweights in 3D printing have launched a new 3DP file format, 3MF. The consortium says the spec will more fully describe a 3D model and will be interoperable with multiple applications, platforms, services, and printers.
10 Robots You Don't Want to Mess With
Ann R. Thryft  
6/18/2014   (9) comments
The current crop of military robots includes small, tank-like unmanned ground vehicles (UGVs); more specialized types like large autonomous vehicles; and both large and small winged robots, one carrying its own fuel cell.




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