This week we’re traveling to Frankfurt, Germany to take in this year’s EuroMold trade show. If you don’t know, EuroMold is the world’s largest event focused on mold-making and prototyping equipment – and that means 3D printers, too.
In retrospect, we hadn’t realized what we were looking at, when, at the 3D Printshow we stumbled into the covertly-located 3D print gallery. The large area held many examples of 3D printed art, some already famous and some about to be famous.
Robots are a huge theme when it comes to 3D printing. Makers are fond of drones, or even Terminator-like robot with 3D printed parts, but we often forget that some robots can be quite simple and don’t necessarily need to look like humans. This is anyway the bet of Nich Morozovsky, mechanical engineering graduate student at University of California San Diego, who designed a robot that can moves on power lines to look for damages in the wire.
A paper airplane flying contest might have cut it at some engineering conference in the 1950s, but the upcoming 2013 IDSA conference will be holding something considerably more exciting. Come August 24th in Chicago, ten 3D-printed cars will be launched down a model of a ski jump, and the car’s resultant flight (and the spectacle-worthiness of its crash) will be judged for excellence. Whose ten 3D-printed cars, you ask?
3D printing is gaining momentum worldwide; we’ve seen startup companies, innovative uses and conventions to educate those in the region. This now includes Mexico, which is set to host the 1st. Mexican Workshop on Additive Manufacturing in Monterrey.
In April, the Inside 3D Printing Conference & Expo attracted some 3,000 attendees and top exhibitors like MakerBot, Stratasys, and 3D Systems to its inaugural event in New York.
MakerBot was in full force at the Inside 3D Printing Conference and Expo where they demonstrated the range of playful and purposeful objects that can be made with 3D printers like MakerBots’. Read more: 3D Printing: From Doodads To Prosthetic Hands | Video affiliate marketing blog
For two days, New York became the center of the 3D-printing world, with some of the industry’s leading companies gathering at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center on Monday and Tuesday 3D Systems , Makerbot , Stratasys and many more attended the Inside 3D Printing Conference . SEE ALSO: 3D-Printed Weapons Builder Says He’s Ready to Print Entire Handgun The conference was intended primarily as a networking event for 3D-printing startups, investors and industry consultants, but the creators of 3D printers and 3D printer-related software took the opportunity to showcase their latest products and coolest 3D-printed objects.