It’s been three years since a massive earthquake ravaged Haiti, and the island nation is still recovering. One large and pervasive obstacle is a lack of supplies—specifically, medical supplies. So iLab Haiti is exploring how 3D printing can be used to just make them on the spot.
A new approach to capturing 3D scans of extremely large objects has been pioneered by senseFly, who produce the eBee drone series. They teamed with Drone Adventures , an organization dedicated to demonstrating the power of drones, to capture a detailed scan of the Matterhorn, Europe’s tallest mountain.
Although it launched nearly a year ago, I’m surprised that an app called How.Do didn’t turn up on our radar—after all, an app for making quick’n'dirty how-to tutorials is right up our alley.
Some people, usually those just introduced to 3D printing, often believe the technology is capable of printing “anything”, in the manner of a Star Trek replicator. That, of course, is not the case. There are many limitations in the technology and indeed within each type of 3D printing process.
In case you didn’t hear the news, NASA plans to deploy the first autonomous manufacturing unit in space. In other words, the space agency will send a 3D printer to the International Space Station (ISS) next year