There are countless people across the globe without adequate housing and despite all of the efforts being made by governments and non-profits, there’s still a long way to go before housing can be secured for those in dire need of it. ICON, a startup based in Austin, demonstrated a low-cost 3D-printed home that’s being presented as a potential solution to this global problem.
Drones, like tanks, fighter jets, and other military vehicles and machinery are finite, meaning that if you destroy enough there will be none left. So imagine a situation where an enemy has shot down the military’s remaining drone, what then? Or better yet, imagine if the situation were such that the military could simply 3D print a new drone and have it operational in a short amount of time.
Given the different ways our homes are laid out internally, sometimes you might find certain areas in your home basically being void of any WiFi coverage whatsoever. There are ways around this problem, such as buying WiFi extenders, creating a WiFi mesh network using devices like Google WiFi, or purchasing a router with a more powerful signal.
#IFA2017, #ShowStoppersIFA – Most 3D Printers use colored materials, which mean that you purchase a base material of a particular color. Printers have some trays that allow them to use more than one color at any given time. However, there is still a pretty strict limit. The da Vinci Color 3D printer aims to change all this for the better.
When the average person thinks of 3D printing, you might think of simple DIY home projects where you can 3D print little gadgets, custom made jewelry, knick knacks and whatnot. However in terms of commercialization, over in the Netherlands it seems that researchers at the Eindhoven University of Technology are putting together a bridge for cyclists using 3D printed reinforced concrete (via Engadget).
In a somewhat unprecedented move, Apple has stuck to the design of the iPhone 6 for the past 3 models – the iPhone 6, iPhone 6s, and the iPhone 7, leading many to call the company boring. However if the rumors are true, all of that is expected to change with the iPhone 8 which is rumored to usher in a bunch of new features and design changes.
When it comes to heat, plastic is usually a pretty bad idea, which is why it has been advised not to use plastic together with hot things, like boiling soup, drinks, food, and etc. So if plastic isn’t advised for hot food, it probably makes sense that you wouldn’t use plastic for even hotter things, like a rocket motor, right?
A heart attack is a scary thing and it can go either way, although usually after the first attack things are never really quite the same. However in the future healing the heart after a heart attack could be a relatively simple procedure of applying a 3D printed patch that has the ability to heal scarred heart tissue.
We’ve seen 3D printing being used in all kinds of industries where it can be used to create things on the spot that might otherwise take a long time. It also helps companies and users create working prototypes on the fly, and we’ve also seen how it can be used in the fashion industry to help create customized sneakers.
Shoes right now come in a variety of generic sizes in which for some who are lucky, fit like a glove. For others who aren’t so lucky, they might have to wear a size up or down and pad it with socks to get a good fit. This is where 3D printing comes in handy where shoes could be produced to fit the feet of the wearer precisely.
3D printing can be used for all kinds of things, and as we have seen in the past, the idea of using it to 3D print perfectly-fitting shoes has been floated before, which is why it doesn’t really come as a surprise to learn that Under Armour has recently taken the wraps off their latest pair of 3D printed shoes, the ArchiTech Futurist.
[CES 2017] 3D printing enthusiasts, listen up! XYZprinting, being the world’s leading 3D printing company, has just announced that they will be offering a range of new devices that will certainly keep the 3D printing hobbyist more than happy. It does not matter whether you are a professional, a parent, or a child, XYZPrinting wants to make 3D printing accessible to everyone without having to break the bank,
In the past we have seen how 3D printing can be used to print chassis for vehicles, or even fully-functioning motorcycles. However for the most part, it is typically the exterior of the vehicle that is 3D printed while its innards remain the same, but that could change in the future especially after getting a look at this 3D printed Chevrolet LS3 V8 engine.
The concept of 3D printing shoes isn’t new. After all if shoes could be made to fit the feet of customers specifically, like a tailored shirt or pants, and done in an efficient manner, why not? Adidas has attempted 3D printed shoes in the past, like earlier this year where they created special 3D printed shoes for athletes who won medals during the 2016 Rio Olympics.