Monthly Archives: Mai 2017

Finnish hobbyist 3D prints worlds largest fidget spinner

The humble fidget spinner, used by many people to keep their hands occupied so they can relax and more easily focus on tasks, has gradually turned into one of the major gadget crazes of the year. It was only a matter of time before makers got involved, and we have reported before on efforts to crowdfund various 3D printed fidget spinners. A recent project posted by a hobbyist on the Youtube channel "Beyond the press" aimed more for prestige over money, and successfully set the record of the world’s largest fidget spinner.

Australian Department of Defence using 3D printing to repair military aircraft

The Defence Science and Technology Group (DST Group), part of Australia’s Department of Defence, is using 3D printing to repair military aircraft. Local businesses and researchers have been involved in developing the 3D printing process. 3D printing in the military is becoming more and more commonplace. Since the turn of the year, we’ve seen the U.S. army trialling mission-specific 3D printed drones and even 3D printed grenade launchers—and those aren’t even the most serious projects out there. But while the U.S. might be furthest ahead in the military additive game, other countries are starting to join the trend too.

Build your own 3D printed walking or wheeled robot with new Carnegie Mellon design tool

Tech wizards at Carnegie Mellon University's Robotics Institute have developed an interactive design tool that allows roboticists of any ability to build customized legged or wheeled robots using 3D printed components and off-the-shelf actuators. It’s a pretty well-known fact that “build a robot” is on everyone’s bucket list. From C-3PO to theT-800, robots have proven themselves as both loyal friends and handy pieces of hardware. Given the evidence, why wouldn’t you want one?

3D Printing News Sliced: Airbus, adidas, Stratasys, Fallout 3

This edition of 3D printed news sliced features stories from: adidas, Fallout 3, KXIV, Stratasys, NIDEK Technologies, Cadac Group, MyMiniFactory, 3D Slash, artist Jip de Beer, 3D Orchard, Thor 3D, Dream T&S, ...

Fraunhofer develops EHLA ultra-high-speed laser material deposition process for coating metal parts

Researchers at the Fraunhofer Institute for Laser Technology (ILT) have developed a new additive manufacturing method for coating, and repairing, metal parts. Fraunhofer believes the technique, known as ...