A paper published in the journal Radiology explores new techniques used to capture 3D information from dinosaur fossils. The new approach overcomes the problem of removing non-fossil material from the actual fossil during excavation and subsequent processing
By now you’ve no doubt heard that Stratasys has launched a major lawsuit against Afinia for alleged violations of several Stratasys patents. We examined these patents previously , but we believe there are implications that travel far beyond simply Afinia, as the patents describe methods commonly used in many personal 3D printers.
The second nominee for the ‘Designer of the Year’ Award is William du Toit, a designer from Denmark. His designs are really playful, including small figurines and robots. William du Toit (DN) Will du Toit : “The nomination came as a complete surprise.
Motorola Mobility is taking the concept of building smartphones to order to the next level through a partnership with 3D Systems, which makes 3D printers and software scanners and builds parts on demand. It also offers the Cubify platform, which lets consumers undertake 3D printing. Under the agreement, 3D Systems will create a continuous, high-speed 3D printing production platform and fulfillment system to support Motorola’s Project Ara, which is developing a free, open hardware platform for creating highly modular smartphones.
The wonders of 3D printing have thrilled entrepreneurs, government officials and the business community. But a few skeptics have warned that there’s a dark side to 3D printing — particularly the ease with which people could make their own 3D weapons.