Become an Extreme Drone Racer with Customizable 3D Printed Arrow Drones

Become an Extreme Drone Racer with Customizable 3D Printed Arrow Drones

By Michael Molitch-Hou

With the idea that “FPV Drone Racing will become the next popular extreme sport in 2016”, ArrowDrone has launched a Kickstarter with what they believe will be the perfect method for just about anyone to get into that extreme sport. And, if the awesome footage captured by the Drone Racing League is any indication, ArrowDrone may just be set to take off.

ArrowDrone argues that creating one’s own drone is a difficult task, given the technical challenges involved.  Arrow Drones, however, are meant to be customizable so that anyone can assemble them and then add their team’s own branding to the vehicle. …

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Become an Extreme Drone Racer with Customizable 3D Printed Arrow Drones

Google to Tackle Mixed Reality with New VR Department

Google to Tackle Mixed Reality with New VR Department

By Michael Molitch-Hou

This week, Google announced that it would be opening a new division dedicated to virtual reality computing, which will see the tech giant’s former VP for product management, Clay Bavor, move from overseeing Google’s apps to becoming the VP of Virtual Reality.  The move has many commentators stating that Google has been behind on VR and is attempting to catch up Microsoft, who will be shipping out the Hololens this quarter, and Facebook, shipping the Oculus Rift with a $599 price tag. …

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Google to Tackle Mixed Reality with New VR Department

3D Printer Review: the Afinia H800 Takes 3D Printing to School

3D Printer Review: the Afinia H800 Takes 3D Printing to School

By Davide Sher

Writing a 3D printer review can be complicated. On the one hand, you want to be as clear and straightforward as you can in your analysis. On the other, you don’t want to disappoint the companies behind the machines because you know that they are generally really hard working people with a great passion for what they do. The way I try to balance this is by generally accepting (or proposing) only to review machines that I have heard or read good things about.…

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3D Printer Review: the Afinia H800 Takes 3D Printing to School

Northwestern’s Low-Cost Tech Turns Rust into 3D Printed Iron

Northwestern’s Low-Cost Tech Turns Rust into 3D Printed Iron

By Michael Molitch-Hou

In order to bring down the cost of metal 3D printing, researchers and industrial R&D divisions are working on new approaches to the technology that forgo lasers and electron beams for other methods altogether.  While XJet, in Israel, will be introducing its metal inkjetting to the world, hopefully, sometime soon, Northwester University scientists have their own metal inks that they say they can 3D print similarly to fused filament fabrication. We’ve actually covered the work of Ramille Shah, assistant professor of materials science and engineering in the McCormick School of Engineering and of surgery in the Feinberg School of Medicine, in the past, but, in a recent study published in the journal Advanced Functional Materials, Shah and her team describe the process in even greater depth.…

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Northwestern’s Low-Cost Tech Turns Rust into 3D Printed Iron

Lunavast Adds Layer Dying to Color FDM 3D Printer

Lunavast Adds Layer Dying to Color FDM 3D Printer

By Michael Molitch-Hou

Before the end of 2015, I was introduced to the Lunavast CrafteHbot 3D printer kit. Developed by Lunavast as a potential full-color FDM process, the CrafteHbot utilizes an inkjet printhead to dye 3D printed objects after they have been printed.  Perhaps tipped off by our own readers’ comments, Lunavast has added a further enhancement to their product that actually dyes objects while the print is taking place.

To reiterate, to introduce this dying process to the CrafteHbot 3D printer, customers will have to disassemble a color inkjet printer and install the printhead into the CrafteHbot kit.…

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Lunavast Adds Layer Dying to Color FDM 3D Printer

New 3D Printed Medical Tool a Breakthrough for ACL Reconstruction Surgery

New 3D Printed Medical Tool a Breakthrough for ACL Reconstruction Surgery

By Tyler Koslow

Although many people may know the 3D printer manufacturer Stratasys as the corporate behemoth that took over MakerBot back in 2013 (Thanks, Print the Legend), their positive influence on the medical and dental industry can not be denied. Over the past couple of years, Stratasys has placed a keen focus on improving the cost and quality of traditional medical tools. From the release of their dental-driven Objet 3D printers to supplying surgeons with realistic heart models to help patients’ lives, Stratasys has certainly made it a mission to innovate the medical and dental industry with 3D printing technology.…

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New 3D Printed Medical Tool a Breakthrough for ACL Reconstruction Surgery

Planetary Resources Shows Off First Object 3D Printed from Asteroid Metal

Planetary Resources Shows Off First Object 3D Printed from Asteroid Metal

By Michael Molitch-Hou

We may not be mining asteroids in space quite yet, but that doesn’t mean that there aren’t companies ready to capitalize on such a prospect.  And asteroid mining company Planetary Resources is ready to show the world just what’s possible when the new space industry takes off.  Given the number of space-based projects utilizing 3D printing, like Enterprise in Space’s 3D printed spacecraft and NASA’s plans for space-printed drones, it’s no surprise that Planetary Resources has used 3D printing to do so.    …

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Planetary Resources Shows Off First Object 3D Printed from Asteroid Metal

Nascent Objects Launches 1st 3D Printed Modular Product at CES 2016

Nascent Objects Launches 1st 3D Printed Modular Product at CES 2016

By Michael Molitch-Hou

Nascent Objects is a really unique company.  When we wrote about them last July, it was hard for me to wrap my head around them as a company that offered rapid electronics manufacturing through a drag-and-drop module designer and circuitry 3D printing. The company has since continued to evolve, creating an entire modular marketplace already populated with consumer electronics.  On their site, you’ll see concepts for complete products, like a baby monitor and a garden sensor, but you’ll also see individual electronic components, like a camera, a motor, and GPS unit. …

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Nascent Objects Launches 1st 3D Printed Modular Product at CES 2016

New Balance Partners with Intel, Starts New Digital Technology Division

New Balance Partners with Intel, Starts New Digital Technology Division

By Tyler Koslow

When it comes to recent trends within the fashion industry, no one field has been as heavily invested in 3D printing as footwear has. From major companies crafting their newest shoes with 3D printed midsoles to orthotic-driven startups such as Wiivv Wearables and SOLS providing custom-designed and printed insoles, the influence of 3D printing has been spreading across footwear design and manufacturing for quite some time now. The sportswear company New Balance is certainly no stranger to this influence, having announced last November that 3D printed midsoles will be implemented into the design of their newest running shoe.…

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Large Format 3D Printing Takes Over NIU’s EIGERlab

Large Format 3D Printing Takes Over NIU’s EIGERlab

By Tyler Koslow

One place that 3D printers are slowly but surely finding their place is in the classroom. From elementary schools to college labs, educators have realized the importance of teaching hands-on additive manufacturing to students across the world. But many educational programs are utilizing desktop 3D printers, which is a great introduction to the technology, yet is limited for more industrial endeavors.
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Higher educational establishments such as Michigan Tech (who taught students how to build and use their own Delta 3D printer) and Singapore’s Nanyang Technological University (who constructed a multimillion dollar 3D printing center) have made 3D printing a major focus within certain programs.…

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Large Format 3D Printing Takes Over NIU’s EIGERlab