This design, originally posted by Yankodesign, caught my attention. It is an amazing example of the creativity, as well as ecological friendliness, possible through 3D printing. Developed by designers Qiu Song, Kang Pengfei, Bai Ying, Ren Nuoya, … [Read more...] about What might a 3D printed Solar Tower look like in the desert?
Out of the Box
Let there be 3D printed “light”
Clear materials for 3D printing have been available for a while now. With the addition of a specialized 3D printer, though, engineers will be able to design and develop amazing optic devices. The lead company in this part of the 3D printing market … [Read more...] about Let there be 3D printed “light”
Innovations in 3D printers: meter-sized build tables
“They” say that bigger is better. And in the case of 3D printing systems, engineers have long wanted to move beyond the 12” x 12” x 18” average build size of many 3D printers. At the recent ATX West show in Anaheim CA, PBC Linear introduced a 3D … [Read more...] about Innovations in 3D printers: meter-sized build tables
Improving nanoscale additive manufacturing
A Department of Energy grant will fund research to advance an additive manufacturing technique for fabricating 3D nanoscale structures from a variety of materials. Using high-speed, thermally-energized jets to deliver both precursor materials and … [Read more...] about Improving nanoscale additive manufacturing
How the Voxeljet continuous 3D printer works
Here's an interesting video of the Voxeljet 3D printer. The manufacturer of this printer, Voxeljet, just had an initial public offering. The cool thing about this printer is that you can build very long items. This video explains more. Leslie … [Read more...] about How the Voxeljet continuous 3D printer works
LulzBot’s fifth generation 3D printer can print without computer
On the heels of the launch of the LulzBot TAZ 1 earlier this year, Aleph Objects, Inc. announced the release of its fifth generation TAZ 3D desktop printer. New to the TAZ 2, the printer features an LCD display with an SD card reader that lets you … [Read more...] about LulzBot’s fifth generation 3D printer can print without computer
How can 3D printers build differently?
Based on discussions I’ve heard lately, the next trend in 3D printing/additive manufacturing will be systems and machines that execute the 3 dimensional build function differently. For example, engineers and makers are already thinking about how you … [Read more...] about How can 3D printers build differently?
Out-of-the-box 3D printing: anti-gravity object modeling
One of the more interesting aspects of additive manufacturing/3D printing is how other people are exploring innovative ways to add material to create an object. Here is Mataerial, developed by Petr Novikov and Saša Jokić, who claim that this is a new … [Read more...] about Out-of-the-box 3D printing: anti-gravity object modeling
Desktop 3D printer with print bed big enough for a basketball
Aleph Objects, Inc. has introduced a 3D printer, the LulzBot™ TAZ to its line up that it claims is a "a game changer." With the "largest print volume of any desktop 3D printer in its class," the TAZ (formerly known as TK-0) can print on a 12 in. X 11 … [Read more...] about Desktop 3D printer with print bed big enough for a basketball
“Out-of-the-box” 3D printer designs
Faster build speeds, tighter tolerances, smoother finishes, desktop size, and lower costs are just a few of the wishes of many who work with or who desire 3D printers. How can developers deliver such features? Some will argue better components. Some … [Read more...] about “Out-of-the-box” 3D printer designs