Over the past several years, we’ve seen an increasing number of VTOL (vertical take-off and landing) aerial drones. True to their name, these take off and land vertically like helicopters, yet switch to faster and more efficient fixed-wing flight once airborne.
Enlarge / In this sequence, a spinach leaf is stripped of its plant cells, a process called decellularization, using a detergent.
Good news for 3D printing community. After announcing a steep titanium price drop in 2016, and an aluminum price drop earlier this month, we’ve got the next surprise in store: our alumide prices just dropped by 15%! In order to give every designer, artist, tinkerer and creative mind access to our cutting-edge 3D printing technologies and materials, we are happy to announce that alumide prices just dropped… significantly.
After reviewing a number of fantastic submissions from Core77 readers, we’ve finally chosen our design residents who will be spending 3 months in the A/D/O space working on a number of their dream projects. And given the pool of applicants was so great, we couldn’t pick just one! So without further ado, here are two short chats with our chosen residents: design studio byjimmi , who will be working with a large format 3D printer they’ve recently developed to create a number of different hand tools and products (all the while hoping to collaborate on projects with our A/D/O residents as well), and Casey Doran Lewis , an accomplished designer who just recently took a leap to form his own freelance practice in New York. Harrison Tyler & Evan Roche, byjimmi Design Studio Tell us more about what you’re going to work on during your residency at A/D/O. We recently built a large format 3D printer and it has a couple unique features—one is that it has a build area of 1 meter cubed and the other unique feature is that it has a large nozzle size, which is 0.25″, so those two things together give us some new tools we can use to explore 3D printing on a slightly more macro scale
The surface of Materialise engineer Giovanni Vleminckx’s desk is covered in stone-grey 3D prints. Gears, hinges, interlocking links. Meet the first test prints of the widely anticipated HP Jet Fusion 3D printer! Announced last autumn , the news of the HP Multi Jet Fusion technology quickly spread waves of excitement throughout the 3D printing world — and Materialise, the mother company of online 3D printing service i.materialise, is privileged with early access to the new technology.
Enlarge The Supreme Court issued a 5-2 opinion (PDF) today allowing cheerleading uniforms to be copyrighted.
3D printing factories, machine learning APIs, and electric planes made our list of the most high-potential startups out of the 51 that presented at Y Combinator’s Winter 2017 Demo Day 2.
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NASA already has robots exploring the surface of Mars, but there are plenty of places these roaming science laboratories cannot go. One day a pint-sized rover may help fill in the blanks, with the space agency developing a flat-packed, shape-shifting two-wheeler that can not only handle rougher terrain, but can squeeze into confined spaces where organic molecules may be waiting to be discovered. .