Formula 1 Teams Deploy 3D Printing To Race For Victory

3D Printing in F1 3D printing and Formula 1 have been close allies for a quite long time. The possible design degrees of freedom and the capability to quickly tryout new materials and designs allure F1 owners to capitalize from this disruptive technology. 3D printing has also been used to build actual cars that can […]

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4D Printing To Create Magical Structures

4D Printing Now that 3D printing has been around quite for a while, new technologies surrounding this disruptive technology are being developed. 4D printing or programmable matter is one such innovation which harnesses 3D printing to realise virtual information in the material world. Besides the three space dimensions, the fourth dimension referred in this term […]

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Dad uses Bionic 3D Printing to Create Revolutionary Prosthetic Arm for Baby Son

Bionic 3D printing has been witnessing innovative leaps for some time now. Inspired from nature, bionics has some special characteristics not always realisable by straight forward engineering calculations. From vision-less microorganisms deep inside Mariana Trench to high-altitude fir trees on top of Himalayas, every creature has something to tell us about its design speciality. Here […]

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PLA Filament Moisture Study: Effect of Moisture on 3D Printer Filament Properties

Moisture influences printability of 3D printing filaments. This PLA filament moisture study shows that even different filament colours influence the printing properties. PLA (polylactic acid) is a biodegradable 3D printing filament material made usually of starch, potato or sugarcane. It decomposes in a span of several months to few years. Petroleum-based plastics are non-degradable and […]

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5 Attractive 3D Printing Projects from Kickstarter

The crowdfunding platform Kickstarter has been witnessing drastically increasing number of projects and campaigns in the field of 3D printing. 3D printing enthusiasts across the world showcase their innovative ideas and realise their dreams from crowdsourcing. Here is a collection of some exciting 3D Printing Projects from Kickstarter that could play a big role tomorrow. […]

3D Printing Projects from Kickstarter

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

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. […]

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

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 it is possible to 3D print food by using natural sources without […]

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

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 […]

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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

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 […]

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3D Printing – behind the screen

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 the behind the screen processes of 3D printing. CAD design As already known, the first step of any 3D printing […]

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

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 […]

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