Since it launched in 2011, the Robot House at the Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc) has challenged students to create material forms of digital models by orchestrating complex robotic movements in space. But aided by the 3D printer they are breaking even newer ground.
The job of kicking off this year’s South By Southwest Interactive conference fell firmly in the hands of none other than MakerBot CEO Bre Pettis — and really a show like this couldn’t ask for a better, more enthusiastic evangelist for emerging technologies. And certainly the fact that Pettis’ company has firm ties to the event doesn’t hurt matters either. Pettis spent much of his talk espousing the “next industrial revolution,” a phenomenon in which he sees desktop 3D printing playing a pivotal role — MakerBot’s 3D printing specifically, if he has his way
You really need to get management approval to travel to Jacksonville, Florida, in April, for the only users group that is open to those with any 3D printing/additive manufacturing technology. After attending, you will be telling your friends and associates the very same thing. I became a believer when I delivered the keynote address at the 2010 conference
You have probably heard all the fuss about 3D printers for the last couple of years. But if you’ve even causally investigated what it would take to dive head first into this emerging technology, you probably dealt with a little sticker shock. Even the fairly consumer-friendly MakerBot costs upwards of $2,000
All images via Disney Research Speaking of 3D printing , this is pretty amazing: a team of designers and engineers at Disney Research have recently published a remarkable paper entitled “Printed Optics: 3D Printing of Embedded Optical Elements for Interactive Devices.” (Just as their amusement parks are located in the family-friendly tourist destinations of Florida and Southern California, the entertainment company’s research division is strategically located in close proximity to Carnegie Mellon University and the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Z
With new printers, new user-friendly software, and a new retail store, MakerBot shows that it’s serious about attracting the average consumer to 3D printing.
By: Karissa C. – Marketing Coordinator Going green means to live life in a way that is friendly to the natural environment and is sustainable for the earth. The five basic principles of going green are reduce pollution, conserve resources, conserve energy, reduce consumption and waste, and protect the earth’s ecological balance