We were excited and honored when the administration at Northeastern University asked us to help judge its RISE:2013 Research, Innovation and Scholarship Expo. The event, held at the physical education center on the school’s Boston campus, brings together an incredibly diverse array of research projects covering a impressive number of fields, including physical and life sciences, engineering, humanities, arts & design, computer and information sciences, health sciences, law, business and social sciences.
It started as a simple free repository for patterns for personal making and then exploded into an overwhelming cacophony of 3D models. Thingiverse provides free content for 3D printing not only on MakerBot’s own line of 3D printers, but for any printer.
Researchers at Disney Research Pittsburg have designed a system that emphasizes the use of light as a means to making 3D-printed prototypes interactive interfaces. From the team’s website, “Printed Optics is a new approach to creating custom optical elements for interactive devices using 3D printing.
Developed at the Disney Research labs , Printed Optics is a new approach of creating custom optical elements for interactive devices using 3D printing . Printed Optics enable sensing, display , and illumination elements to be directly embedded in the body of an interactive device.
A company called Optomec in New Mexico claims to have developed additive technologies where electronics are printed via 3D printing directly onto the product. Print me a phone (The Economist) “It can print electronics directly onto a pair of glasses, for ‘augmented reality’; it can make a plastic water tank that uses embedded electronics to measure how full it is and turn pumps on or off; it can print sensors on military armour; or an antenna on the case of a mobile phone.&rdqu… Continued here: Electronics Incorporated Into 3D Printing
We’re reading about a group of researchers at Stanford who have concocted new gel-like substance that has some very interesting properties. We think the electrically conductive hydrogel created by Stanford Associate Professors Zhenan Bao and Yi Cui could potentially be used in 3D printers, or perhaps a modification of it. At least it’s worth an experiment or two.
Paul Marx, owner of a Sculpteo store that he embedded on his website my3Dscanner.com , is the featured store of the week. Thanks a lot for sharing so many interesting links and advices! This interview will definitively be useful for anyone wanting to modelize easily for 3D printing. We invite you to visit the store of Paul Marx directly on his website