Most of us have gotten used to smartphones replacing long-established devices such as cameras and music players. Soon, however, they might be taking over the duties of something that is itself an emerging technology – the 3D scanner
Everything from photography, to television, to printers made the eventual evolution from black and white to full color. And following in those technological footsteps is the 3D printer, with 3D Systems recently announcing what it’s claiming is the world’s first continuous-tone full color plastic printer called the ProJet 4500 .
This week we’re traveling to Frankfurt, Germany to take in this year’s EuroMold trade show. If you don’t know, EuroMold is the world’s largest event focused on mold-making and prototyping equipment – and that means 3D printers, too.
At this year’s 3D Printshow we were excited to visit the large display of 3D prints by Legacy Effects. If you don’t know about Legacy Effects, they are one of the premier special effects shops in Hollywood, and have produced numerous famous characters for motion pictures you’ve no doubt seen.
New York-based architect Bradley Rothenberg was recently invited to create a one of a kind 3D-printed lingerie piece for Victoria’s Secret. The result is a sparkling corset that was a highlight feature during this year’s Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show..
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A dinosaur bone mystery created by a World War II bombing is resolved with 3D printing technology. Researchers have discovered that an unknown fossil in the Museum of Natural History in Berlin is a vertebrae belonging to a long-necked herbivore.
Solid Concepts Earlier this year, Cody Wilson and his nonprofit organization Defense Distributed created the world’s first 3D-printed semi-automatic firearm, and later, a handgun . Eight months later, another group in Austin has now created what it claims to be the world’s first 3D-printed metal gun
In a prime example of past meets future, a Texas-based company has used a century-old classic firearm as the blueprint for the world’s first 3D printed metal gun. Solid Concepts’ use of a laser sintering method to create a fully functional Model 1911 automatic pistol is the latest demonstration of the potential of 3D printing techniques in industrial processing… Continue Reading Solid Concepts manufactures first 3D-printed metal pistol Section: Science Tags: 3D Printing , Firearms , Solid Concepts , World’s First Related Articles: Signal builds world’s first 3D-printed snowboard First working 3D-printed firearm built Sintercore creates first commercial 3D printed metallic firearm component New 3D printing techniques raise potential of free-standing metal structures UCSD students test fire 3D-printed metal rocket engine Nike shows off first-ever 3D-printed athletic cleat