One of the most difficult parts of integrating electronics with biological tissue is getting the numerous tissues and materials to meld. At a lab in Princeton, New Jersey scientists are making progress on this effort using 3D printing.
Paper printers have paper scanners, so why shouldn’t 3D printers have 3D scanners? Bolton Works, who specialize in digitizing physical objects into files that can be used in 3D printing and reverse engineering, demonstrated how they work
3D printers might one day be as common as inkjets, letting you conjure up plastic visions of whatever pops into your head. At least, that’s the vision of its promoters and there’s now a wide variety of models and form factors in the market ranging from sub-$1,000 price tags up to $3-4k for more sophisticated systems. But despite the obvious utility for designers, prototypers and the like, will less demanding users warm to the tech
First things first: The event’s name is Additive Manufacturing Users Group (AMUG) Conference, but don’t think for a moment that it excludes 3D printing. This user-focused conference covers all technologies for all applications. And that is part of the reason why ENGINEERING.com will be attending the April event (Jacksonville, Florida) as a “Gold Sponsor.” The other reason is that we have witnessed the value offered and camaraderie created.
On Monday 14 January Iain Major was at the Royal Academy of Engineering presenting to the seminar on “What counts as deep employer engagement in 14-19 technical education?”. His presentation was entitled “Engaging with UTCs an employer’s perspective” and focused on the work that 3D Systems are doing with the new Bristol Technology and Engineering Academy but also covered work within the primary, secondary and tertiary education sectors
With the Space Shuttle retired, NASA’s future plans for spaceflight revolve around a program dubbed the Space Launch System (SLS). Tasked with supporting nearly all of NASA’s future efforts, including the Orion crew vehicle, the SLS heavy-lift rocket system represents a massive technological and engineering feat. To reduce costs associated with the development and implementation of metal parts critical to the rockets success, NASA has decided to use Selective Laser Melting (S… Read more: NASA Uses 3D Printing to Build New Rockets www.saffronextractsupplement.com
I learned recently that a Swedish company called Teenage Engineering has started offering its customers 3D