Categories

Archive

Tags

3d printing prosthetics 3D printing environment medicine architecture biotechnology prototyping medicine 3D scanning art food sustainability food biomedicine architecture 3d printing modelling animals news toys housing accessibility prosthetics forensics robots 3D scanning biomedicine selfies CGI drones solar cells laser scanning sustainability education robotics bioprinting printed food crime model making fashion stereolithography stereolithography flowers vacuum casting rapid prototyping beauty rapid prototyping miniatures surgery military body parts electronics military renewable energy TCFG MultiFab printer instruments construction home design 3d scanning 4D printing artificial intelligence archaeology restoration lego biomimicry mattel climate change biodiversity drones cosmetics design nanotechnology medical applications conservation CG innovation preservation bioprinting oceans sports transport developing countries prototyping assistive technology tabletop animal prosthetics vehicles creative apps laser scanners smartphone technology smartphones packaging personalisation fishing gaming music september developing world instruments medical supplies october tips starter guide ornaments filament decoration interior design costume cosplay multi-material printing off-grid ProJet MJP 3600 Printer materials archaeology gaming rockets technology home printers spines glass robots dangers firearms guns Skyscrapers Trump cycling surgery Great Barrier Reef building cities cancer lego make up films space full colour desktop jewellery ethics makeup plants travel future cellulose. eco friendly vegetables makeup beauty submarines stem cells bioethics 3Doodler developing world humanitarian aid sweets materials fitness money 3d printing news animal testing ocean exploration hydroponics agriculture bones baldness cure amazon pets printable objects halloween farming trainers animated film space F1 film industry study plastic surgery gun masks history art culinary fashion bridge oven motorbikes castles printed buildings engineering replacement teeth workplace hazards vehicles drugs printers cars automotive electronics musical instruments 3d Printing design software planning Escher printed housing modular architecture short run productions van gogh creative process 3D printing obama 3D printing and heart surgery replica pet models printing plants 3D printed chocolate 3D printed weapons earthquake-proof 3D printed column 3D metal printing decorations christmas 3D metal printers 3D printed dog noses 3D vases quadcopter project 3D printing women's makeup printing lipstick spooky selfies 3D printed jack-o-lantern competition Amazon 3D Printing Store 3D printed furniture 3D skulls and pumpkins houses short-run production tabletop games animal figures bjarki hallgrimsson 3d printer 3d models tabletop wargames 3d printed implants model prototype 3d printed prototypes traditional model making mini-you fabrication labs UAV body on a chip testable models 3d printed jewelry investment casting vacuum casting mars attacks mantic 3d figurines 3d selfies eco-friendly wedding cakes 3d print production prototypes household appliance recycling prototype 3D concept pizza tabletop gaming short run productions astronauts natural machines 3D glasses chefjet gifts PD Models interview live puppeteering terminator 2 star wars Jurassic Park Alien 3 Jar Jar Binks Gollum medical technology 3D computer graphics cinema eyes drill terminator news robotic arm CG modelling 3D models dancing robot creativity dust UV resin Carbon3D CV interviews office politics contact digitising conservation jobs creative business careers CAD digital sculpting metal powder digital migration Rolex 3d printed selfies jewelry 3D printing industry 3D modelling mining in space 3D topography maps 3D printing in mining motion art kinetic art superhero prosthethics 3D printed Batman suit 3D printed sculpture 3D printed dinosaur 3D printed food 3D printed bananas 3D printed urns 3D printed table accessories 3D printed ergonomic keyboard 3D printed laptop 3D printing in space design thinking design 3D printed mansion 3D printed prototyping 3D rendering 3D modelling wood project mosul statue 123D tool suite netfabb Hatra moon dust moon bases reprap recyclebot 3d printed mea SWaCH children medical use 3D print show Voxel8

3D Printing News Round-Up: February 2017

3D Printing News Round-Up: February 2017

In last month’s news round-up, we covered a selection of stories from the world of 3D printing, including: customisable castles for children, a medical marijuana dispensation device and 3D printed architecture in Dubai. Over the past month, there has been no shortage of new stories pertaining to 3D printing - here are some of the most exciting ones.

Eat your own face!

3D printed food is not a new innovation - this technology has been used to create pizza for astronauts in the past, as well as some other, less pleasant things. This new innovation, thanks to the Magic Candy Factory, allows customers at amusement parks to print photographs of themselves using edible candy.

Simply enter a photo booth at the site or send in a headshot via email, and watch the onsite 3D printing machine go to work. It only takes 5 minutes to create a delicious replica of your face, which you can snack on. The sweets are vegan and free of allergen, which is great if you’re health conscious but have a sweet tooth.

For those who submit their photograph digitally, Magic Candy Factory will send you a time lapse video of the machine printing your face with the delivery. What a delightful personal touch!

Ferrari F1 team utilises 3D printing

In the automotives industry, most people treat 3D printing as a novelty. However, Ferrari’s F1 race team think otherwise. In the upcoming F1 season, cars will have to withstand increased temperatures and higher pressures following the use of the new turbulent jet engine technology.

Ferrari are looking to 3D printing to help alleviate these stresses by printing a stronger piston made of titanium alloy. Previously, aluminium was used for this purpose but the material is more prone to damage under high temperatures and stress.

3D printing is an excellent technology for constructing these pistons in the precise geometrical shapes required, increasing the strength of the item while also reducing its weight. Let’s see if Ferrari has a successful season in F1 this year.

3D printed parts in space

Several years ago, you might have heard the stories of plans to 3D print an entire space station on the moon. While not quite as extravagant, Boeing’s plans to use more than 600 3D printed parts on its new space taxis service is set to become a reality.

Boeing currently has a 4.2 billion dollar contract with NASA to build 3 Starliner taxis in order to make space travel more accessible - beyond just government led missions. Boeing has been using 3D printing technology since 2003 and is currently using 50,000 parts made with additive manufacturing.

On the Starliner taxis, 3D printed parts will be integral for the air revitalization system, interior closeouts and support structures. Compared to traditional manufacturing methodologies, using OPM’s 3D printed parts will result in a cost reduction of approximately 60%.

3D printed PEKK parts can resist fire, radiation and will stay intact in temperatures from minus 300 to 300 degrees Fahrenheit - ideal for the pressures of space travel. The first test flights are scheduled for 2018, so stay tuned!

Tagged with: F1, food, space