Category Archives: magnets

Watch MIT’s 3D printed walking, drug-transporting magnets

The latest findings from a team of researchers at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) show magnetic, 3D printed creatures capable of rolling, crawling, creeping, folding and catching objects, without any “strings” attached. Made from a new type of soft material, these incredibly lifelike structures have virtually limitless potential in intelligent robot development, especially within the […]

Watch MIT’s 3D printed walking, drug-transporting magnets

The latest findings from a team of researchers at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) show magnetic, 3D printed creatures capable of rolling, crawling, creeping, folding and catching objects, without any “strings” attached. Made from a new type of soft material, these incredibly lifelike structures have virtually limitless potential in intelligent robot development, especially within the […]

U.S. DoE applies LENS additive manufacturing to discover better magnets

Researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy (DoE) Critical Materials Institute (CMI) are using metal additive manufacturing in the hunt for a new material with “exceptional magnetic properties.” Using Optomec’s Laser Engineered Net Shaping (LENS) process, the team is capable of sorting through innumerable cerium alloy compositions in search of a cheaper, more abundant alternative to rare-earth neodymium iron […]

CERN selects Simufact Additive to help 3D print superconducting magnets and RF components

Simufact Additive has been selected by the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) to help with the application of selective laser melting (SLM) 3D printing processes. A simulation software, Simufact will enable CERN researchers to predict the outcomes of SLM, ensuring more efficient usage for high-value components. 3D printing at CERN For sometime now, CERN […]

CERN selects Simufact Additive to help 3D print superconducting magnets and RF components

Simufact Additive has been selected by the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) to help with the application of selective laser melting (SLM) 3D printing processes. A simulation software, Simufact will enable CERN researchers to predict the outcomes of SLM, ensuring more efficient usage for high-value components. 3D printing at CERN For sometime now, CERN […]

Reinventing Classic Products With A Fresh Perspective

If You Want To Make Your Own Coasters, Magnets Or Wall Art, See How Etsy Seller Nine Day Weekend Has Laser Cut His Own Niche

Dan Narva, owner of Etsy shop Nine Day Weekend, “enjoys showing people a new way of looking at familiar images.” From how he can design a coaster to how he can illustrate custom laser engraved wall art, Dan’s artistic interpretation puts a fresh take on classic products.

Picturing U.S.

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Designs That Stick: Laser Cut Custom Magnets With 3 New Materials

New Materials In USA Catalog: Make Your Own Custom Magnets

Want designs that stick? The first laserable magnetic materials have just been added to the USA Catalog! Offered in three colors—brushed gold on black, brushed silver on black, and glossy black on silver—this material will stick to any ferrous/magnetic surface including curves. The attraction force is moderate and works best in full contact with the surface to which it is sticking.

Much like how engraving works on two-color acrylics,

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Columbia’s liquid watch mechanism dispenses drugs inside the body

Shrunken robotics that can travel inside the body and fix problems are a favourite trope not only of cartoons and science fiction (think Simpsons Treehouse …