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An innate fascination with food is a structural part of being human, but what about structural food? Dinara Kasko is an architect-trained pastry chef, and her work melds classic desserts with stark geometry and 3d printing. While inviting, Kasko’s creations look less like food and more like architectural renderings or diagrams from a chemistry textbook. After graduating from Kharkov University Architecture School, Kasko started her career as a design-visualizer at at Dutch architectural firm
The promise of premium home 3D printing hasn’t panned out. Hobbyist printers are common and cheap these days – there are plenty of models at around $500, the price of a really good laser printer – but the original vision of a 3D printer on every desk didn’t quite pan out
If you’ve ever been lost in the midst of all the 3D printing technologies, you know how hard it is to get a grip on the different machinery, applications and companies involved. Many “new technologies” — actually trademarks — are presented as revolutionary, when they are in fact similar or the same as existing systems. Read More
Enlarge / The octobot, with some of its reaction system highlighted in color. (credit: Ryan Truby, Michael Wehner, and Lori Sanders, Harvard University.) While the current generation of industrial robots is primarily made of metal, the research community has been getting interested in the potential for soft-bodied robots. These have a number of advantages, such as being easy to customize via 3D printing and providing a flexibility that lets them squeeze through tight spaces
Ti3Au, a super-hard new titanium-gold alloy. Could it be used for 3D printing? Researchers at Rice…
Ti3Au, a super-hard new titanium-gold alloy. Could it be used for 3D printing? Researchers at Rice..
Hardware is hard. Building a hardware startup is even harder. The good news is that the staggering amount of innovation in rapid prototyping, 3D printing and backend-as-a-service platforms has made hardware development move at Internet-development speeds.
At MakerBot, we’re working hard to provide expert, friendly customer support to all of our customers around the world. As we’ve grown, so have the challenges of providing world-class support to our customers who are pushing the limits of 3D printing in over 100 countries. To help our customers, we’ve launched one of the most comprehensive support programs in the industry
NASA has been using 3D printing to develop a future spacesuit that just might be walking on Mars someday. While no official NASA project’s goal is to send humans to Mars, it seems that multiple developments are heading that way. One of them is the development of the Z-2 spacesuit, whose design has benefited from 3D printing.