Monthly Archives: Februar 2017

Tramontanas ultra-rare, bespoke sports cars now available with 3D printed parts

Barcelona-based automobile manufacturer AD Tramontana has teamed up with 3D printing bureau (and fellow Catalonian company) Eceleni to develop 3D printed components for its latest vehicles. The 3D printed car parts include dashboard components and wiper shafts. Inspired by both Formula One vehicles and jet fighters, the Tramontana sports car has come a long way since its unveiling at the 2005 Geneva Motor Show. Though if you’ve never heard of the car or its Spanish maker, that’s probably because only 12 get made each year

University of Tasmania prof granted $630K to advance 3D printing, portable analytical systems

Professor Michael Breadmore, from the University of Tasmania, has received a $630,000 grant from the Australian Research Council to advance research on 3D printing and portable analytical systems. As part of the research, Breadmore and his team will reportedly work alongside Taiwan-based 3D printing company Young Optics to develop a high-resolution, high-speed 3D printer for the new technology.

Hong Kong police use 3D printing to make detailed scale replicas of crime scenes

Police in Hong Kong intend to capitalise on the crime fighting potential of 3D printing technologies in order to prevent deaths and to bring criminals to justice. They will be making 3D printed models of crime scenes, to be used in their investigations, as well as trials and court inquests. Hong Kong’s police briefing support unit was established in 1988, and over the years it has built a total of 18 different scale models of buildings and aircrafts. These models provide a clear visualization of particular situations and the environments in which they took place. A fatal gun attack in Kowloon Bay in 2014, a hot air balloon crash in 2013, and a 2010 hostage situation on a bus in Manila are just three of the incidents whose investigations required the building of these scale models.

Tapping Into $22 Billon Craft Brew Market With Design

Eight Seven Central Has Won Business—And Awards—With Its Innovative Custom Beer Tap Handles Craft brewing is a $22.3 billion industry, according to the Brewers Association, with more than 24 million barrels of beer produced and served annually across America in 2,397 microbreweries, 1,650 brewpubs and 178 regional craft breweries. In fact, the number of breweries increased […]

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Dual-head S2 3D printer sees Stacker targeting education, manufacturing, design markets

Stacker, LLC, a 3D printer manufacturer whose debut printer was brought to life via Kickstarter in 2015, has returned with its second-generation 3D printer, the S2. The S2 is an industrial-grade FDM 3D printer with two print heads, and is available at an early bird price of $4,995 .It’s been a couple of years since Stacker, a partner of popular 3D printing filament supplier colorFabb, ran a successful Kickstarter campaign for the original Stacker 3D printer, which was followed in 2016 by the S4 3D printer. (No, the company isn’t working backwards; that machine had four print heads, while the brand new printer has just two.)