Draper, an engineering firm based in Cambridge, MA, is 3D printing with a conductive metal-based multi-material ink. The company has used the process to embed electronic devices into industrial components.
A massive architecture pavilion in Hong Kong is reaching new heights in the possibilities of 3D printing and robotic technology. Spearheaded by the University of Hong Kong’s (HKU) Faculty of Architecture in collaboration with Sino Group property developers, the ‘Ceramic Constellation Pavilion’ is a winding edifice made up of over 3D printed 2,000 bricks, the first of its kind in the world.
3D printing giant Stratasys’ influence on the manufacturing world is continuing to grow, as it provides a broad range of impressive additive solutions tailor-made for companies in a huge variety of sectors. The latest company to take advantage of its groundbreaking work is office electronics manufacturer Ricoh.
Mark Wilson, a designer from Wellington in New Zealand, has 3D printed a synthetic Venus flytrap that responds to touch just like the real thing. The design, called ‘Chromatose’, is a finalist at the Design Awards of the Designers Institute of New Zealand.
Dutch designer Rein van der Mast (also known as Pjotr) is at it again with a new 3D printed fountain pen, but this time he’s taking the technology into his own hands. The exquisite writing instrument was printed with an Ultimaker using a bronze filament from ColorFabb, and posted just recently on van der Mast’s website.
3D printing technology is being increasingly investigated as a way to develop the construction industry, with its huge potential for improved automation offering a vision of more efficient and imaginative building sites in the future, responding to som…
What if we told you that there’s an object that can transform itself from a flat two-dimensional shape into a useful 3D object, and back again, with a bare minimum of human input? This isn’t some groundbreaking new innovation, but in fact a pretty common item – the humble inflatable.
Exciting news for the people of Gemert in the Netherlands: the first part of a 3D printed bicycle bridge has been delivered to the Dutch town. The bike bridge is being constructed through a collaboration between Dutch construction firm BAM and the Tech…
Danish 3D printing company 3D Printhuset has embarked on the exciting new initiative of 3D printing a Building on Demand (BOD) in Copenhagen. Measuring up at just under 50 square metres, the small “office hotel” is made of 3D printed concrete, and counts itself as one of the first 3D printed buildings in Europe that meets official regulations.
We’ve reported several times before on the development of 3D printed pharmaceuticals, as both standard extrusion and more advanced stereolithography techniques have been used to make pills and tablets for various types of medicine. The School of Pharmacy at University College London was the site of a major SLA milestone just over a year ago