May 2, 2011

Review of “3-D Printing Spurs a Manufacturing Revolution.”

May 2, 2011

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With a whimsical twist on a somber invention, Bespoke Innovations has used 3D printing technology to customize prosthetic limbs. The owners of this organization are an entrepreneur and an orthopedic surgeon. They are adding some pizzazz to an otherwise morose product by letting people put their own mark on it. This article focuses on the […]

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The next Napster? Copyright questions as 3D printing comes of age

May 1, 2011

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The Penrose Triangle is as elegant as it is impossible—much like M.C. Escher’s drawings, it presents a two-dimensional illusion that the eye interprets as three-dimensional. The task of effectively creating this illusion in three dimensions, without resorting to hidden openings or gimmicky twists, seemed daunting until a Netherlands-based designer named Ulrich Schwanitz succeeded in printing […]

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Review of “Use of Hand-held Laser Scanning and 3D Printing for Creation of a Museum Exhibit.”

May 1, 2011

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Though application of 3D printing in medical field common, another interesting and somewhat related application lies in the museum industry. This article touches upon the importance of the technology in re-creating  human remains in a museum exhibit. Using laser scanners to translate the existing objects into a digital file, a Z-Corp printer is then used […]

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Application of Technical Skills: Online Presence

May 1, 2011

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A Letter From the Designer Euclid group initially constructed a tumblr blog for the primary purpose of making multimedia updates about 3D printing with some ease of use by every member of the team.  However, tumblr’s standard template quickly encumbered our design plan with its limitations.  We then decided that we would experiment with migrating […]

Small Scale Improvements – 3D printing’s large scale improvements?

May 1, 2011

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Review of “Rapid Prototyping Improves Fuel Efficiency.” Many of the applications discussed and glorified in terms of the future for 3D printing include ‘grand’ uses – such as whole factories being circumvented to single unit assembly shops. This article touches upon the practical – baby steps – that demonstrate the current environmental uses for additive […]

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