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3D printed architecture is here. 260 million surfaces in 1 month

3.2 meters tall 6.8 meters long by 3.2 meters wide room printed completely by a 3D printer. It has 260 million surfaces. Weights in at 11 tons of sandstone but amazingly it only took 1 month to print and a single day to assemble. Hansmeyer and Dillenburger, both computational architects at the Swiss Federal Institute…

Size Comparison – Science Fiction spaceships

The world of sci-fi has brought us countless spaceships and other galaxy-hopping vessels, but no one’s ever brought them all together quite like this. Dirk Loechel has charted out a massive size comparison of ships from dozens of fictional worlds. As you’d expect, iconic franchises like Star Trek, Star Wars, and Battlestar Galactica are represented, but Loechel branches out to other…

3D Printing “DRM” Aims to Stop Next-Gen Pirates

A startup called Authentise wants to skip the file-sharing Napster era and go straight to the legal, commercial streaming services. It developed a technology that works like a Spotify for “physibles”—a newly coined term for 3D-printed objects,MIT’s Technology Review reported via Motherboard. http://torrentfreak.com/3d-printing-drm-aims-to-stop-next-gen-pirates-130827/ Related articles And it Begins: 3D Printing and the New Age of DRM New 3D printing DRM…

2014 3D printing patents expire; Boom for new devices

The key patents covering a 3D printing technique called “laser sintering” are set to expire in the next year or two — there are a bunch of them, so they’ll trickle out — and this will radically reduce the price of printing and printers. Laser sintering involves melting a fine powder (usually plastic) in order…

3D print vinyl records from MP3s

The nostalgic return to vinyl LP records is endearing, in a way, but no one expects the digital music recording industry to start producing the large discs in mass quantities again. Music is as invisible as money these days, and by that, I mean we’re careless with it. I still bitterly mourn the death of my first…

3D scan with a Kinect for 3D printing

Volumental on target to make 3D scanning mainstream. Scanning and 3D printing an object could become much simpler if 3D printing company Volumental is successful in crowdfunding the development of a web app which would allow users to scan and print 3D objects using nothing more than a Microsoft XBox Kinect sensor and a web browser.…

3D printing: House printing competition

Arcology Now! Inc. is opening it’s revolutionary structure printing technology to the public, and hosting adesign competition so that anyone can experience and contribute to the future of building. The company is looking for submissions in the form of 3D models that will be compiled into structures.  The winning model will be built full scale in the front…

20 common household items that retail for $312 to $1,944 can be 3-D printed at home for $18 in a weekend.

In the study, Pearce and his team chose 20 common household items that can be printed on various 3D printers, listed on Thingiverse (a catalog of free designs). Then they used Google Shopping to determine the maximum and minimum cost of buying those 20 items online, shipping charges not included. http://www.kurzweilai.net/how-to-save-money-by-making-stuff-with-3d-printers Related articles Save Thousands…

3D printing copy/paste=yes now undo

Something it took the iPhone and Android years to figure out is the importance to copy and paste along with the ability to undo a change. NSTRMNT team led by Brian Harms, a Masters student at the Southern California Institute of Architecture, has created a 3D printing process called suspended disposition that gets around gravity by printing…

3D-Printed Rocket Parts Excel in NASA Tests

A continuation of the 3D printed rocket engine injector story a few weeks ago. It has now out performed the milled traditional manufactured injector. The traditionally constructed injectors used in the SLS tests cost about $10,000 each and took six months to build; the 3D-printed versions cost less than $5,000 and only took 40 hours…

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