Submitted by Exponential Times on Thu, 2013-02-28 11:58
Much attention has been paid to 3D Printing lately, with new companies developing cheaper and more efficient consumer models that have wowed the tech community. They herald 3D Printing as a revolutionary and disruptive technology, but how will these printers truly affect our society? Beyond an initial novelty, 3D Printing could have a game-changing impact on consumer culture, copyright and patent law, and even the very concept of scarcity on which our economy is based. From at-home repairs to new businesses, from medical to ecological developments, 3D Printing has an undeniably wide range of possibilities which could profoundly change our world.
Submitted by Exponential Times on Tue, 2013-02-12 06:20
Fabricated tells the story of 3D printers, humble manufacturing machines that are bursting out of the factory and into schools, kitchens, hospitals, even onto the fashion catwalk. The magic happens when you plug a 3D printer into today's mind-boggling digital technologies. Add to that the Internet, tiny, low cost electronic circuitry, radical advances in materials science and biotech and voila! The result is an explosion of technological and social innovation.
Aimed at people who enjoy books on business strategy, popular science and novel technology, Fabricated provides readers with practical and imaginative insights to the question "how will this technology change my life?" Based on hundreds of hours of research and dozens of interviews with experts from a broad range of industries, Fabricated offers readers an informative, engaging and fast-paced introduction to 3D printing now and in the future.
Submitted by Exponential Times on Wed, 2013-02-06 06:51
After his studies in mechanical engineering at the Vienna University of Technology, Jan Torgersen started his phd work at the Insitute of Materials Science and Technology. Jan's field is Additive Manufacturing Technologies; the technology involved in 3D printing. He developed a new printer that is able to produce nano-scaled objects suitable for numerous applications in photonics, surface modifications and biomedical engineering. This printer is currently the fastest of its kind and brings the technology closer to industrial applications. How it works got illustrated recently by a video that went around the world, showing the construction of a racing car model in the scale of a human hair.
Submitted by Exponential Times on Tue, 2013-01-29 07:26
From printed Aston Martins blown up in the James Bond film “Skyfall”, to personalized sex toys: 3D printing is demonstrating its influence, and making its way into your home for personal use.
Upon visiting Openhouse’s 3DEA Pop Up Store at the Eventi Hotel, we were taken with the evolving 3D printing technology and how it has been applied to fashion and design. Designers Aaron Trocola, Heidi Lee, Mary Huang, Pauline van Dongen, and Dirk van der Kooij showcased fashion and industrial design pieces that push the boundaries – creating custom items that are strikingly beautiful and unique.
We were inspired by the work on display and its significance to this advancing industry. We came up with a concept, called some friends, and pulled this shoot together.
Director/DP: Mark Ledzian
Editor/VFX: Tamino Castro
Executive Producer: Katie Daley
Producer: Chris Antonelli
Hair/Makeup: Rachel Bensimon
Art Director: Kemper Johnson
Models: Gabrielle Blevins and Mari Agory, Major Model Management
Music: Monosurround – Hello World
Featuring: Cocktail Parasol Hat – Heidi Lee / H E I D I L E E COUTURE
N12 Bikini – Mary Huang / Continuum Fashion
Submitted by Exponential Times on Thu, 2012-11-08 10:15
Present and Future Applications at Work, Home and School Featuring Marc de Vinck, Liz Arum, Brian Jepson, Duann Scott, Chris Connors
Learn what educators, designers, engineers, and entrepreneurs are creating with 3D printing technology. This once high-end piece of equipment has now become commonplace in the maker-labs around the world. We have seen this technology transform from a hobby of those early adopters, to a serious tool for innovation and prototyping, and now something marketed as household appliance. Moderated by Lehigh University professor Marc de Vinck, this panel will discuss the current state of affairs within the 3D printing community, as well as what the future may hold.