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Multimaterial 3-D printing manufactures complex objects, fast

November 22nd, 2019 at 12:38 pm » Comments Off

Multimaterial multinozzle 3D printheads. Credit: Nature (2019). DOI: 10.1038/s41586-019-1736-8 3-D printers are revolutionizing manufacturing by allowing users to create any physical shape they can imagine on-demand. However, most commercial printers are only able to build objects from a single material at a time and inkjet printers that are capable of multimaterial printing are constrained by […]



Watch a massive 3D-printed building take shape

November 9th, 2019 at 3:19 am » Comments Off

Dubai is now home to the world’s largest 3D-printed two-story building. On Wednesday, officials in the city’s Warsan neighborhood unveiled the building, which is 9.5 meters (31 feet) tall and has a total area of 640 square meters (6,889 square feet). The structure’s concrete walls were constructed in place using a massive 3D printer — […]



Massive, AI-powered robots are 3D-printing entire rockets

October 27th, 2019 at 12:49 pm » Comments Off

To make a 3D-printable rocket, Relativity Space simplified the design of many components, including the engine.PHOTOGRAPH: RELATIVITY Relativity Space may have the biggest metal 3D printers in the world, and they’re cranking out parts to reinvent the rocket industry here—and on Mars. For a factory where robots toil around the clock to build a rocket […]



Watch the world’s largest 3D-printer spit out a 25 foot boat

October 25th, 2019 at 11:33 am » Comments Off

…and how this is really about using wood to replace metal If you’re shopping for a 3D printer, a key consideration is bed size; what’s the largest object you’d realistically need to print? For the University of Maine’s Advanced Structures and Composites Center, size limitations aren’t so much of an issue. That’s because they’ve got […]



An Austin startup can 3D-print tiny homes in 24 hours for a fraction of the cost of traditional homebuilding — here’s how Icon could revolutionize affordable housing

October 24th, 2019 at 12:32 pm » Comments Off

Icon will 3D-print six more tiny homes at a property in Austin housing the city’s homeless population. Katie Canales/Business Insider Icon is an Austin startup that designs 3D-printing technology capable of building tiny homes in about a day for a fraction of the cost of traditional construction methods. Icon cofounder Evan Loomis told Business Insider […]



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