Just when I thought I’d heard it all in the latest 3D Printing news, I went to a meeting last week at MIT on Digital Fabrication that just blew 3D Printing out of the water.
U.S. Rep. Bill Foster will introduce the National Fab Lab Network Act of 2013, to enable a federally-chartered non-profit organization, known as the National Fab Lab Network.
A Stratasys Objet Connex Multi-Material 3D printer has just printed these functional keyboards in one run, no assembly was required.
A pumping heart will not be a differentiator between humans and robots, as researchers at the University of West England have printed a heart for their EcoBot II.
Very few people saw 3D printing coming to the mainstream, even with it having been around for over 20 years. Expect the same with 4D printing.
A lot of what’s on Thingiverse can be classified as useful, fun, or wearable, but some is scientific. Enjoy these 3D printable research tools and save some of the funding dollars for coffee.
Watch the Information Technology Innovation Foundation’s “Why America Needs a National Network for Manufacturing Innovation event in this video, and download their paper.
At the State of the Union Address last night, as President Obama was talking about ways to create new American jobs, out came the words “3D printing!” Awesome.
There’s nothing more renewable than sunlight, and sand is pretty abundant too, so a 3D printer that uses only sunlight and sand is super sustainable.