Tag: future


Windows 8.1: Your friend in 3D printing

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Jul 2013

Windows 8.1: Your friend in 3D printing

Microsoft have recently announced that the Windows 8.1 aka Windows Blue will feature native support for 3D printers. Much like when you go to print a document or photo, you just select the printer that you want to use and out comes the photo or document from the printer, with the next version of Windows it will be just as easy for when you use your...

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NASA using UP Plus 3D printers for space exploration [Video]

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Apr 2013

NASA using UP Plus 3D printers for space exploration [Video]

3D printing,  will help NASA advance the future of manufacturing. The revolution is already under way. At the NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center additive manufacturing is used to create parts for a next-generation rocket that will launch astronauts to the most distant destinations ever.


Is 3D Printing Overrated? Not at All, Says GE’s Jeffrey Immelt

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Mar 2013

Is 3D Printing Overrated? Not at All, Says GE’s Jeffrey Immelt

There is a lot of  talk about how great 3D printing is already, and how it is going to change the world. Some people believe this is just all hype or a fad that is going to end soon. While this may or bay not be true for the home user, in industry it is a real game changer. 3D printing is “worth my time,...

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President Obama recognises the importance of 3D printing

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Feb 2013

President Obama recognises the importance of 3D printing

You know something is big when the President of the United States of America talks about it in their State of the Union speech. “There are things we can do, right now, to accelerate this trend. Last year, we created our first manufacturing innovation institute in Youngstown, Ohio. A once-shuttered warehouse is now a state-of-the art lab where new workers are mastering the 3D printing...

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3D Printed Ship model

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Feb 2013

3D Printed Ship model

U.S. Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC) Carderock Division completed a fabricated model of the hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) on Jan. 10, 2013. From what we know, this could be the first ship model to be created using 3D printing technology. As a hospital ship, USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) provides emergency, on-site medical and surgical services for U.S. combatant forces deployed in war or for use...

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When 3D printers become a common consumer/household product, how will this change the economy?

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Feb 2013

When 3D printers become a common consumer/household product, how will this change the economy?

With printers increasing their resolution and allowing for different materials (even food) to be printed, the impact will probably be massive. First of all, manufacturing of goods will change from mass production facilities in cheap labour places like China to anyone’s desk or house. Rather than mass producing a set range of products, each product will be custom made for each customer. This will also...

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3D print a fossil with virtual palaeontology

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Jan 2013

3D print a fossil with virtual palaeontology

Originally posted on  New Scientist SERGIO AZEVEDO was prospecting at an old railroad site in São Paulo state, Brazil, when he discovered the fossilised bones of an unknown animal. “Many times when you find a fossil in the field it’s impossible to determine how much of the ancient animal you have,” he says. “Sometimes you have just part of a bone or a tooth.” Azevedo...

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10 Trends To Come In 3D Printing

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Dec 2012

10 Trends To Come In 3D Printing

Forbes have just released what they view as the top trends to come from 3D printing. 3D printing becomes industrial strength. Once reserved for prototypes and toys, 3D printing will become industrial strength. You will take a flight on an airliner that includes 3D-printed components, making it lighter and more fuel efficient. In fact, there are aircrafts that already contain some 3D-printed components. The technology will also start...

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