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Strong AND Ductile Metals Possible with 3D Printing

Posted on December 13th, 2017 by

Vanadium disc etched

Image by Alchemist-hp [CC BY-NC-ND 3.0] via Wikimedia

Engineers and metallurgists may no longer have to trade strength for ductility when choosing structural metals thanks to 3D printing techniques. Continue reading “Strong AND Ductile Metals Possible with 3D Printing” »

3D Printing Bacteria to Create Living Material

Posted on December 6th, 2017 by

T-800 Model 101

Publicity Image (crop from original) by TriStar Pictures (fair use) via Wikipedia

Researchers and engineers at ETH Zürich and University College Dublin create “Flink” a functional living ink getting one step closer to creating the living tissue over the metal endoskeleton necessary for the T-800 Model 101 Terminator. Continue reading “3D Printing Bacteria to Create Living Material” »

Self-driving Vehicles Master Floors Before Roads

Posted on November 22nd, 2017 by

Volvoe Self-driving Vehicle

Image [crop from original] by VolvoAutoItalia [Content on Youtube] via YouTube

If the thought of a 2000 pound driverless vehicle barreling down the road at highway speeds gives you pause, perhaps proving the technology at 2.5 mph scrubbing floors overnight is a more palpable approach? Continue reading “Self-driving Vehicles Master Floors Before Roads” »

Fast, Cheap, Molten Metal 3D Printing

Posted on November 15th, 2017 by

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Image [crop from original] by University at Buffalo [Content on Youtube] via YouTube

If the logistics and cost hurdles of powdered metals has kept you in the evaluation phase of additive manufacturing technology, newly available liquid metal 3D printing could get you in the flow. Continue reading “Fast, Cheap, Molten Metal 3D Printing” »

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