Archive for the ‘3D printing’ category

Jun 2, 2023

This Dubai Mosque Will Be One of the World’s Biggest and Most Complex 3D-Printed Buildings

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In 2018, just as 3D printing was starting to take off as a construction method, Dubai set an ambitious goal: the city wanted to become the 3D printing capital of the world, aiming for a quarter of its new buildings to be printed rather than conventionally constructed.

Follow-through was swift, with the Dubai municipality building becoming the world’s largest 3D-printed structure in 2019. The city is continuing to make good on its goal—and breaking its own record—with an even bigger building, and the first of its kind: the world’s first 3D-printed mosque will be built there this year. At 2,000 square meters (21,528 square feet), it will accommodate 600 people and have more than twice the square footage of the municipal building.

The mosque is a collaboration between the Islamic Affairs and Charitable Activities Department (IACAD) and architectural firm JT+Partners. There will also be a construction company involved, but a name hasn’t yet been released (the municipality building was constructed by Boston-based Apis Cor; the city could be looking to work with them again, or could take a different direction entirely).

May 23, 2023

Nanoscale 3D Printing Allows Scientists To Print Materials on Atomic Level and Provides Numerous Applications in Electrochemistry

Posted by in categories: 3D printing, chemistry, nanotechnology

A nanoprinting technique developed by a chemist allows 3D printing of materials atom by atom and opens up various opportunities in electrochemistry. Read the article to find out more.

May 19, 2023

Europe’s largest 3D-printed building expected to complete in just 140 hours in germany

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The 3D-printing process, carried out by PERI 3D construction, will finalize by end of july 2023.

May 19, 2023

Tensor Holography MIT Student creates AI learning advancing Holograms

Posted by in categories: 3D printing, biotech/medical, holograms, media & arts, mobile phones, robotics/AI, virtual reality

From 2021

A new method called tensor holography could enable the creation of holograms for virtual reality, 3D printing, medical imaging, and more — and it can run on a smartphone.

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May 18, 2023

New transparent augmented reality display opens possibilities to see digital content in real-time

Posted by in categories: 3D printing, augmented reality

The world’s first flexible, transparent augmented reality (AR) display screen using 3D printing and low-cost materials has been created by researchers at the University of Melbourne, KDH Design Corporation and the Melbourne Centre for Nanofabrication (MCN). The development of the new display screen is set to advance how AR is used across a wide range of industries and applications.

AR overlays digital content onto the , enhancing the user’s real-time perception and interaction with their environment. Until now, creating flexible AR technology that can adjust to different angles of light sources has been a challenge, as current mainstream AR manufacturing uses glass substrates, which must undergo photomasking, lamination, cutting, or etching microstructure patterns. These time-consuming processes are expensive, have a poor yield rate and are difficult to seamlessly integrate with product appearance designs.

Led by University of Melbourne researchers Associate Professor Ranjith Unnithan, Professor Christina Lim and Professor Thas Nirmalathas, in collaboration with Taiwanese KDH Design Corporation, the team has successfully developed a transparent AR display screen using low-cost, optical-quality polymer and plastic—a first-of-its-kind achievement in the field of AR displays.

May 16, 2023

3D printing of unsupported multi-scale and large-span ceramic via near-infrared assisted direct ink writing Communications

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In the three-dimensional printing process of ceramic with low-angle structures, additional supporting structures are usually employed to avoid collapse of overhanging parts. However, the extra supporting structures not only affect printing efficiency, but the problems caused by their removal are also a matter of concern. Herein, we present a ceramic printing method, which can realize printing of unsupported multi-scale and large-span ceramics through the combination of direct ink writing and near-infrared induced up-conversion particles-assisted photopolymerization. This printing technology enables in-situ curing of multi-scale filaments with diameters ranging from 410 µm to 3.50 mm, and ceramic structures of torsion spring, three-dimensional bending and cantilever beam were successfully constructed through unsupported printing. This method will bring more innovation to the unsupported 3D manufacturing of complex shape ceramics.

In 3D ceramic printing, the need for additional supports can increase processing time and introduce defects during post-processing removal. Here, authors merge direct ink writing and up-conversion particles-assisted photopolymerization under near-infrared irradiation for support-free printing with controlled curing rates reducing material waste, printing time, and post-processing steps.

May 10, 2023

How to build cheap VR Haptic Gloves to FEEL VR

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How to build VR Haptic gloves to feel in VR, for really cheap.

Here’s a step-by-step guide on how to build your own budget VR Haptic Gloves! (Prototype 4)

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Apr 23, 2023

Cormify leverages machine learning and 3D printing to make the best mouse for you

Posted by in categories: 3D printing, robotics/AI

A lightweight, customized mouse delivering maximum comfort and peak performance that fits snugly into your palm and your palm alone.

In this day and age, where we spend hours hunched over a computer, there is a case for everything being ergonomic.

Into this niche steps Formify, a team based out of Toronto with the belief that individualized design should be accessible to everyone.

Apr 21, 2023

China plans to build moon bases using robot masons and lunar dirt

Posted by in categories: 3D printing, robotics/AI, space travel

The plan: Ding could play a key role in helping China get its future lunar bases off the ground — his research team at HUST has designed several potential moon bases and developed technology that could be used to actually construct them on the moon.

One of those is the “Chinese Super Mason,” an autonomous robot designed to create structures out of bricks. Another is the bricks themselves — Ding’s team has come up with a LEGO-like design for the blocks, which it proposes to make using 3D printing, lasers, and lunar regolith.

They could get a chance to see their ideas put to the ultimate test as soon as 2028, as China reportedly plans to send a Super Mason to the moon to build a lunar brick as part of the Chang’e 8 mission, which is expected to launch in 2028.

Apr 14, 2023

Scientists Merge Biology and Technology

Posted by in categories: 3D printing, biotech/medical, neuroscience

Finding ways to integrate electronics into living tissue could be crucial for everything from brain implants to new medical technologies. A new approach has shown that it’s possible to 3D print circuits into living worms.

There has been growing interest in finding ways to more closely integrate technology with the human body, in particular when it comes to interfacing electronics with the nervous system. This will be crucial for future brain-machine interfaces and could also be used to treat a host of neurological conditions.

But for the most part, it’s proven difficult to make these kinds of connections in ways that are non-invasive, long-lasting, and effective. The rigid nature of standard electronics means they don’t mix well with the squishy world of biology, and getting them inside the body in the first place can require risky surgical procedures.

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