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As 3D printers become more ubiquitous, small manufacturers have two choices – build and hope for the best or cede to patent trolls who own a number of basic patents around extrusion and additive manufacturing. Sadly, more of those patents are being filed daily and many have plenty of prior art available that would make them unwelcome at the Patent Office.
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For the visually impaired, the basic problem with art is that they can’t see it. But with a project called “Midas Touch” a group of Harvard kids say they have a fix: Use 3D printing to help the blind “see” what they cannot actually see.
A New Jersey manufacturer of high-end turntables has chosen 3D printing because they claim it results in a product that's actually superior to one made using traditional manufacturing.
Amsterdam-based Dus Architects plans to print a canal house in Amsterdam, the Dutch capital. It's worth taking a moment to reflect on that premise; the machine will not modestly 3D-print the usual cup, curtain ring or piece of jewellery, but an actual building.
Publishing platform Blurb has partnered with design blog Dezeen to create Print Shift, an experimental magazine about 3D printing that is made to order for every reader, individually. The 60-page, advert-free publication will cost £8.95 and, thanks to its transient nature, the creators have absolutely no idea how big any given production run is going to be.
3D Focus talks to iMakr founder & director Sylvain Preumont ahead of the iMakr 3D print store opening in central London on April 30th.
3D-printed space technology is no longer science fiction, as NASA and other space companies are making it a reality.
Engineers and researchers at the Ames Research Center are already working with 3D printing technology to make it applicable for use in both space travel and the study of our universe, according to a recent CNET report.
Products and Designs
The Klein Bottle is a mathematical joke: a surface with only one side. This one feels just right in your hand and opens bottles with ease and style. Built to last in steel, it's the perfect touch for any math fan's kitchen.
A small box with lid and screw holes that can be used to keep your personal belongings safe.