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Kann die Additve Fertigung vom wachsenden eSport-Markt profitieren?

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eSport ist ein Multi-Milliarden-Wachstumsmarkt. Ligen und Weltmeisterschaften werden in kürzester Zeit aus dem Boden gestampft.  Als virtuelle Sportart hatte sie aber bisher nichts mit der realen Welt und deshalb schon gar nichts mit 3D-Druck zu tun. Eine Ausnahme sind „reale“ Drohnenrennen (FPV), also Wettkämpfe mit realen, ferngesteuerten Drohnen. Diese füllen in den USA und in [...]

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Kann die Additve Fertigung vom wachsenden eSport-Markt profitieren?

RemoteGames 3druck 300x160 - Kann die Additve Fertigung vom wachsenden eSport-Markt profitieren?

eSport ist ein Multi-Milliarden-Wachstumsmarkt. Ligen und Weltmeisterschaften werden in kürzester Zeit aus dem Boden gestampft.  Als virtuelle Sportart hatte sie aber bisher nichts mit der realen Welt und deshalb schon gar nichts mit 3D-Druck zu tun. Eine Ausnahme sind „reale“ Drohnenrennen (FPV), also Wettkämpfe mit realen, ferngesteuerten Drohnen. Diese füllen in den USA und in [...]

Der Beitrag Kann die Additve Fertigung vom wachsenden eSport-Markt profitieren? erschien zuerst auf 3Druck.com – Das Magazin für 3D-Drucktechnologien.

Lockheed Martin 3D printed antenna database funded in NextFlex $12 millon offering

An additive manufacturing project at American global defense contractor Lockheed Martin has won the support of NextFlex, America’s Flexible Hybrid Electronics (FHE) Manufacturing Institute. This year the institute, which was formed by the U.S. Department of Defence (DoD) and FlexTech Alliance, split a fund of $12 million between a total of seven projects, led by […]

Lockheed Martin 3D printed antenna database funded in NextFlex $12 millon offering

An additive manufacturing project at American global defense contractor Lockheed Martin has won the support of NextFlex, America’s Flexible Hybrid Electronics (FHE) Manufacturing Institute. This year the institute, which was formed by the U.S. Department of Defence (DoD) and FlexTech Alliance, split a fund of $12 million between a total of seven projects, led by […]

Review: The Snapmaker 3-in-1 3D printer, laser engraver and CNC carver

With a promise to, “turn your desktop into a workshop” Snapmaker combines a 3D printer, laser engraver and CNC carver. A hugely successful Kickstarter campaign raised $2.2 million, and now the Snapmaker 3-in-1 3D printer is available for a wider audience. 3D Printing Industry tested the Snapmaker 3-in-1 3D printer against the claims made for […]

FELIXprinters shifts focus to professional 3D printing market

FELIXprinters, the Netherlands-based developer and reseller of 3D printing technologies, has announced a repositioning of its portfolio of products and services to meet the changing demands of the 3D printing industry and its professional clientele. Guillaume Feliksdal, Founder and Director of FELIXprinters, comments, “This is a deliberate strategy founded on the belief that our customers, […]

3D printing news Sliced Lockheed Martin, Aurora Labs, MyMiniFactory, Robo 3D, BMW

How can architecture inspire 3D printed fashion pieces? When will we be able to 3D print buildings? Are self-correcting 3D printers right around the corner? This edition of 3D printing news Sliced features Aurora Labs,GE, MyMiniFactory, Smet Construction Services, Inc., Rapid.Tech + FabCon 3D, Autodesk, Faro and more. AM in art & crafts, architecture, and […]

3D Printing News Sliced, Nano Dimension, GEFERTEC, Huisman, BigRep, GE Additive

In this week’s edition of our 3D printing news digest, Sliced asks and answers the following questions:  How can 3D printers strengthen the U.S Department of Defense? Can 3D prosthetics rehabilitate man’s best friend? Will 3D printed models help dissolve political tensions?   All this and more from the likes of Nano Dimension, GE Additive, […]

Turning Mathematics into Colorful 3D-Printed Art

Francesco de Comité is an Associate Professor in Computer Science at the University of Lille (France). He has a degree in Maths and a PhD in Computer Science, and his research focuses on the representation of mathematical concepts in real life with renders, 3D prints or ‘physical objects’. He started working in this field nearly 10 years ago, first by making 2D renders of math objects. But after these first attempts, he realised the need to go further with his research. “If you want to understand a mathematical object by means of 2D views, you have to produce a lot of 2D renders or an animation.” Then I began to look at the possibilities brought by 3D printing. Handling a 3D object allows you to see all its aspects at the same time,” Francesco explains about his first experiences with 3D printing. His 3D printing often begins with a programming challenge. “In general, I want to make mathematics tangible, by letting people manipulate the objects. 3D printing is often the only tool to build very difficult or nearly impossible objects.” “In general, I want to make mathematics tangible, by letting people manipulate the objects. 3D printing is often the only tool to build very difficult or nearly impossible objects.” The beauty of mathematics All Francesco’s objects are the result of procedural work: they are all programmed at a very low level, using Python within Blender or Grasshopper and C++ within Rhino. The programming part of the job is the more important phase because here is where the mathematical concepts are coded, tested and improved. The result of his work is always a beautiful piece of art: “Art is just a by-product, the beauty comes from the maths behind”, explains De Comité. “Art is just a by-product, the beauty comes from the maths behind” 3D printing mathematical figures in Multicolor+ One of the 3D printing projects that Francesco is working on at the moment are 3D-printed shells, designed with the help of mathematics. This idea is nothing new, but with the help of 3D printing, Francesco can go a step further. A century ago, D’Arcy Thompson, the pioneer of mathematical biology, described how the shape of a seashell is the result of a closed curve rotating in a spiral around an axis, while growing in size. Thirty years ago, Hans Meinhardt also showed in his book, ‘The Algorithmic Beauty of Seashells’, how the patterns decorating seashells can be described with simple differential equations, as Alan Turing did previously from a more general scope. None of them had 3D printing tools available during their time but De Comité does: “I was feeling that I could now gather both approaches in a synthetic work, and write programs for 3D-printed decorated seashells. I also wanted to write a single program that could represent all, or at least a large part, of the existing seashells. The task is quite successful now, even if I still need to acquire some practice.” The advantages of new, full-color 3D printing Multicolor+ was a great discovery for Francesco and his 3D-printed shells. Other full-color 3D printers on the market make models which are bigger and heavier than normal shells, especially because they require a minimum wall thickness of 3mm, which is far thicker than real seashells. “Since Multicolor+ only asks for 1mm wall thickness, I can design a model three times smaller and 27 times less heavy. Much closer to the size of real seashells!” specifies De Comité. He recommends respecting the wall thickness as the main trick to get the perfect Multicolor+ 3D print. Since Multicolor+ only asks for 1mm wall thickness, I can design a model three times smaller and 27 times less heavy Apart from the shells, he has also designed and printed other mathematical figures such as anamorphoses and cardioidal variations. Keep an eye on Francecso De Comite’s work with shells because he is improving his designs and even working on the Murex shell’s complex spikes. Are you impressed by Francesco’s mathematical figures in Multicolor+? You can also get the perfect 3D print in full color by following these tips and tricks. Once your designs are ready you just have to upload them to our online 3D printing platform and get an instant quote for your prints. If you are not such an advanced designer, you can start step by step with this 3D design tutorial for beginners. Mathematical figures and shells are not the only thing you can 3D print with Multicolor+. Discover all the possibilities of this brand new technology!