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

May 2, 2011

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One of the most entangled issues surrounding the development of 3D scanning and printing is that of intellectual property. Even in its infancy, this exciting new technology “presents issues that may warrant broad changes to existing law—or require new laws entirely.” However, premature toe-stepping might stifle what promises to be one of the most versatile […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

3D Printing Brings Designs to Life

April 10, 2011

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“Engineering is the machine that drives human civilization, and today’s students are the ones who will power that machine in the future.” The field of 3D printing will undoubtedly have a tremendous impact on the manufacturing industry as the technology continues to evolve. Less mentioned however, is the influence it could have on students if […]

The Form of News

April 9, 2011

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The Form of News chronicles the history of newspapers in the United States, analyzing their evolving form, content and structure in order to demonstrate the connection between news form and democratic culture. The authors – Kevin Barnhurst and John Nerone – illustrate how the form of news has transitioned in relation to significant social movements […]

Untethered Hovering Flapping Flight of a 3D-Printed Mechanical Insect

April 7, 2011

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This project focuses on developing a flapping-wing hovering insect using 3D printed wings and mechanical parts. The use of 3D printing technology has greatly expanded the possibilities for wing design, allowing wing shapes to replicate those of real insects or virtually any other shape. It has also reduced the time of a wing design cycle to a […]