A computer scientist reveals how to print a 3-D Christmas tree efficiently and with zero material waste, using the world's first algorithm for automatically decomposing a 3-D object into what are called pyramidal parts.
The Spark Investment Fund, which will be operated within Autodesk, is the first of its kind for the 3D printing industry and will invest in entrepreneurs, startups and researchers who push the boundaries of 3D printing technology and accelerate the new industrial revolution.
Last Friday, scientists teamed-up to run Giant Germs - an event tailored specifically to the blind and visually impaired. The day allowed visitors to discover the microscopic world of bugs and germs for the very first time thanks to 3D printing technology.
Conventional 3-D metal printing is generally restricted to metals that have a high melting point, and the process is rather time consuming. Scientists now present an alternative technique involving liquid-phase 3-D printing to manufacture conductive metal objects rapidly.
Furnishing a research lab can be pretty expensive. Now researchers have published an open-source library of designs that will let scientists slash the cost of one commonly used piece of equipment: the syringe pump.
GE gathered some of its leading scientists in the life sciences field for a free-ranging in-depth discussion of 3D BioPrinting, how the technology is developing, who is working on it, and the potential this area of research offers to biotechnology and healthcare.
NASA has successfully tested the most complex rocket engine parts ever designed by the agency and printed with additive manufacturing, or 3-D printing, on a test stand at NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama.
MakerBot and NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory teamed up to challenge the 3D printing and design community to come up with designs for a Thingiverse Mars Base that could theoretically support human life on the Red Planet.