The US Army Rapid Equipping Force (REF) is experimenting with internet-based collaboration. With the help of the crowdsourcing gurus at Local Motors, it has launched ArmyCoCreate.com, a website designed to let soldiers, designers and engineers collaborate on identifying soldier requirements and designing prototypes to address them.
You’ve probably heard of 3D printing—but now there’s 4D printing, making materials that can change shape over time. The U.S. Army has invested $855,000 in three universities to develop the technique.
By: Heather Tackett It is safe to say that most industries these days are searching for the quickest and most cost-efficient ways to develop their business. The medical industry is no stranger to this concept and thanks to advancements in 3D printing, ideas that once seemed futuristic and far off, are now becoming more and
If you happen to be in London, head to the south end of Tower Bridge, follow a narrow alleyway and you’ll soon be at the London Design Museum. It’s by no means the biggest museum in London, but it is the one with a pretty decent presentation of additive manufacturing on display this year.
What started as a hobby for the Australian Peter Sayers with the famous Facebook group ’3D Printing and Physibles’ in March 2012 resulted in Fabster , a wonderful shopping window for 3D printing goodies! Peter Sayers: “When I started the group 3D Printing and Physibles in 2012 I had no clue it would rose to become one of the largest 3D printing Facebook groups (over 38,000) members. I wanted to create something bigger, something that would spread the word of 3D printing a little more.” Peter noticed there was a need for artists and companies to be able to display their 3d printed portfolios within a mutual territory for all
The buzz surrounding recent advancements in additive manufacturing technology, or 3D printing as it is commonly called, is nearly as palpable as the objects being created. This emerging science has been touted as the next trillion-dollar industry, and for good reason. The implications of 3D printing are vast: from industrial to military, from commercial to personal, the applications are virtually endless.
Chicago-based Inventables , a marketplace for technology and materials for developers and designers, has raised $3 million in new funding led by Tim Draper (via Draper Associates) with Dundee Venture Capital, Richard Yoo (founder of Rackspace), Georges Harik, and True Ventures participating. This brings Inventables’ total funding to $5 million. Inventables launched in 2010 as a marketplace for software, hardware, and materials for makers, designers, and manufacturers to create prototypes and low volume production runs.
Mammals can regenerate the very tips of their fingers and toes after amputation, and now new research shows how stem cells in the nail play a role in that process.