No, not the guitar-playing jamming… In the world of material science, “jamming” is what occurs when the volume available to a bunch of grains in a granular material (such as sand) gets so small that the grains jam into each other, effectively getting stuck. Depending on the shape of the grains, the material will display different characteristics such as strength, flexibility and friction. Got it?
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.
NEW YORK — By 2045, humans will achieve digital immortality by uploading their minds to computers — or at least that’s what some futurists believe. This notion formed the basis for the Global Futures 2045 International Congress, a futuristic conference held here June 14-15. The conference, which is the brainchild of Russian multimillionaire Dmitry Itskov, fell somewhere between hardcore science and science fiction
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.