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When 3D Printing and IoT Merge: Smart Customisation in Printing

{:en}The 3D printing industry is expected to grow to around 21 billion USD by 2020 and Industrial Internet of Things (IoT) market is forecasted to reach 151 billion USD by the same time frame, according to reports of Forbes and Marketsandmarkets. Giants like GE and Cisco show a more optimistic picture than the stated figures. When these two spheres merge,…

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How Tasty Can You ‘3D Print’ Your Food?

{:en}A new high-tech multicultural cuisine is right under way to be devoured at your own homes. Thanks to the skyrocketing pace of 3D printing innovations, it is now possible to actually ‘print’ the food we eat. In addition, it is also claimed that 3D printed food can be made by using natural sources without additives and preservatives. But how tasty…

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Design guidelines for 3D printing – part II: Design tips to excel print quality

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{:en}In the current rapidly advancing era of home-based manufacturing, it is a requisite for every one of us to understand the intricacies of 3D printing and adapt our designs in order to get sound prints. Previously in the article Design guidelines for 3D printing – design tips to improve quality of print, we saw some basic guidelines to be followed…

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How small can you print? 7 tiniest 3D prints that you can imagine

The 3D printers which we use always have a minimum structural size that can be printed. But research and exploration in the field has led to rapid development of technologies that can print objects in micro and nano scales. Such dimensions mean that the object is hardly visible to naked eyes. Here is a collection of such tiny 3D prints to make you blink your eyes twice.

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Can you print your own DNA? Strengthen your 3D printed models using bionics

{:en} Wilbur used to study the motion of birds. The warping of their wings sparked him the idea to use the same principle to achieve lateral control of his flying machine. Yes, we are talking about Wilbur Wright, one of the Wright brothers, one of the first inventors of today’s aeroplane. When a kingfisher darts into water in search of…

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3D Printing – behind the screen

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{:en}We design something digging into the depths of our imagination, feed into some flashy software and obtain stunning prints. But how much are we aware of what is going on behind these processes? Let’s explore. CAD design As already known, the first step of any 3D printing process begins with designing a part in a computer aided design (CAD) software….

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Design guidelines for 3D printing – design tips to improve quality of print

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3D printing has opened up an entirely new avenue to physically visualise the extremes of imagination of a designer. It virtually allows building of utmost intricate designs, which even the most sophisticated lathe and milling machines are not capable of. The fact is vivid through the evolution of new concepts and products in 3D printing being unveiled every day. However,…

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