Ford Motors will soon replace test drivers with robots. While Google and other company’s are working on driver-free autonomous vehicles for the general public, Ford wants to use driver-free vehicles for safety testing purposes
This month it’s all about resins at i.materialise, we have so many options: high detail resin , paintable resin or transparent resin. To start off we’ll introduce you to the magical world of transparent resin! Tonight is THE night at RAPID 2013 .
Consumer interest in 3D printing is booming, thanks to increasingly affordable printers , crazy stories about 3D-printed candy , human ears and handguns , all of which are impressive technological leaps. But 3D printing is fueling artists’ creativity, too, whether those artists are formally trained experts or self-taught newcomers , finding their way around by watching YouTube tutorials. This is part three of an ongoing series which will showcase some of the art that’s being created by the ever more accessible 3D-printing technology, and the artists behind the work.
Although 3D printing technology has existed for some time, it’s only now beginning to cross over into mainstream awareness, thanks to increasingly affordable access to the printers themselves, as well as attention-grabbing headlines about 3D printed guns and life-saving medical applications . While less eye-catching, perhaps, the innovation is also powering a new class of creatives, who are using 3D printers to produce art instead. Their “handmade” goods, including jewelry, home decor, gifts and more, appear on sites like the marketplace for crafters, Etsy , and the 3D printing resource center and online shop, Shapeways .
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Everyone loves mobiles – those delicately balanced sculptures that hang and swing. Artist Marco Mahler, in collaboration with fellow artist Henry Segerman, has released a collection of 3D printed mobiles this week that we find fascinating for several reasons.
Flexiscale is a UK-based company specializing in making model railway kits that you can spend enjoyable time assembling. While the practice of model building has been a hobby for many decades, Flexiscale is now approaching the development of kits with modern technology.
Raft – A technique used to prevent warping. Instead of directly on the build surface, parts are built on top of a “raft” of material that you remove and dispose of post-print. The raft is larger than the part and so has more adhesion