Tag Archives: 3-D printing
From Popular Mechanics, an article about 3-D printed bugs that work toward a common goal: Ants are known for their selflessness, working collectively for the greater good of the colony in order to move giant crumbs up giant anthills. That’s also … Continue reading
As reported on the Howard Hughes Medical Institute’s web site: Scientists led by Martin Burke, an HHMI early career scientist at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, used a single automated process to synthesize 14 distinct classes of small molecules … Continue reading
With new “inks” containing semiconductors, researchers have been able to print biocompatible materials, including working LEDs.
The latest Space-X unmanned Dragon mission is set to deliver 5000 pounds of cargo to the International Space Station today. On board is a 3-D printer designed to test the concept of making parts in space from raw materials, a … Continue reading
In Minnesota, a contractor with an engineering background is almost finished printing a castle out of concrete, using a device he invented himself. Read the whole thing on 3dprint.com.
3-D printers are expected to grow into a $5 billion market over the next few years. Annually, printer shipments are projected to increase by 95% annually through 2017, by which time over a million units will ship per year. More than two thirds of them will … Continue reading