All design requires consideration of the manufacturing method, even for digital manufacturing. Some key considerations when Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM) Technology is your method of choice are: Conserving support material Ensuring feature strength Reducing build time This is easy if you use a few basic design tips demonstrated in these images of a housing design
Yes, the venerable Space Shuttle is now retired and host to gawking tourists across the United States, but that doesn’t mean NASA is sitting idle. In fact they’ve embarked on the development of a massive new rocket to take on the task of heavy lifting to outer space: The Space Launch System or “SLS”.
Designing and producing robot parts with 3D printers has become a reality with the advent of affordable devices like the MakerBot, but after you create the necessary parts, how can you attach them to each other in a reliable, robust way that will withstand actual use in the unforgiving real world? Our friends over at I Heart Robotics have come up with practical solution – brass inserts that install in most 3D printed plastic parts using a soldering iron. According to their tests, the insert holding strength should be more than sufficient for most applications.
Sculpteo is lauching a new material for your 3D prints: Alumide ! Alumide is a material that you may have never seen or tried before. It is a very special material combining polyamide and aluminium , which means that it is both a very strong and good-looking material! Alumide lets you create strong models with details and quality. Layer thickness is 0.1mm (0.003 inch)
For superstar rock band U2′s massive U2360 tour, which delivered concerts to arenas worldwide from 2009 to 2011, the band needed a steering-wheel-shaped microphone strong enough for singer Bono to swing from. Oh — and it had to glow from within, illuminated by LEDs.