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3D-printable magnetic Droplets devices

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According to a team of scientists at the Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab), “Scientists Print 3D-printable liquid magnetic droplets devices.
This is a new material that is both liquid and magnetic, opening the door to a new area of science in magnetic soft matter. Their findings could lead to a revolutionary class of printable liquid devices for a variety of applications from artificial cells that deliver targeted cancer therapies to flexible liquid robots that can change their shape to adapt to their surroundings.”
According to Tom Russell, a visiting faculty scientist at Berkeley Lab and professor of polymer science and engineering at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, “We’ve made a new material that is both liquid and magnetic. No one has ever observed this before. This opens the door to a new area of science in magnetic soft matter.”

 

New Laws of Attraction: Scientists Print Magnetic Liquid Droplets

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Awesome to be green:)

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Awesome to be green:)
3D printing technology to be fully Eco-friendly.3D printing technology uses large amounts of energy, larger than the amount used by milling and drilling machines.
If you think about failed prints you may somehow eventually recycle the plastic.
Plastics products may take up to a thousand years to compost while PLA products compost within 3-6 months in a composting system.
PLA-  is made from renewable sources, such as starch – corn, potatoes, soy protein, cellulose, and lactic acid, cassava, sugarcane or sugar beet pulp, all of them are compostable, but this process is only considered “composted” The material breaks down into carbon dioxide, water, and biomass.
3D printing waste happens –

when sometimes layers aren’t sticking together properly in mid-print and depending on the model’s geometry it might cause a failure.
This could be because you’re 3D printing at a temperature that’s a bit too low.
Precaution-

Increase the print temperature slightly and ensure those layers fuse into each other.
In 3D printing, two most common filaments to print with are ABS plastic, PLA, polyamide (nylon), glass filled polyamide, stereolithography materials (epoxy resins), silver, titanium, steel, wax, photopolymers, and polycarbonate.
3D printing uses sustainable manufacturing method. Because it reduces waste.
Later its applications range from medical devices to aerospace — and possibly even drinking water.
ABS – is a thermoplastic that is great for 3D printing because of its strength and durability. This material is not biodegradable or compostable but can be recycled.
ABS (Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene), which Lego is made from, is a safe plastic. BabyBjorn also uses ABS – it’s BPA free. Plastics made from corn starch resin are lumped into the #7 category, and these are BPA free too.
Nylon –  is BPA free, and it’s a #7.
These numbers are for which plastics are healthier for you and more easily recyclable?

4 Ways to Recycle Failed 3D Prints

What do the numbers on plastics mean?

#1 plastics: PET or PETE (polyethylene terephthalate)(Is it safe? -No)
#2 plastics: HDPE (high-density polyethylene)(Is it safe?- YES)

#3 plastics: PVC (polyvinyl chloride or plasticized polyvinyl chloride)(Is it safe?- NO)

#4 plastics: LDPE (low-density polyethylene)(Is it safe?-YES)

#5 plastics: PP (polypropylene)(Is it safe?- YES)

#6 plastics: PS (polystyrene)(Is it safe?-NO)

#7 plastics: other (all other plastics, including acrylic and nylon)(Is it safe?- NOT SURE)

If you want to reuse any material

Use precautions-

can re-heat the material to use it again in a filament recycler.
If we like to do some craftwork, get a ‘ProtoCycler’ and make your filament.
https://redetec.com/
ProtoCycler+

This kind recycler will smash failed prints into smaller pieces, melt them down, and force the liquid plastic through an opening.

 

 

https://www.stratasys.com/recycling/recycling-instructions

What do the numbers on plastics mean?

https://www.fabbaloo.com/blog/2018/10/18/a-3d-printer-filament-recycling-service

https://www.filabot.com/pages/services

https://all3dp.com/2/the-3d-printer-filament-recycler-s-guide/

 

METHOD Mechanical Gripper

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According to Marco Perry, Pensa’s founder, “The dimensional accuracy that we’re getting with the Method compared to any industrial FDM is as good or better.”

https://pages.makerbot.com/methodbenchmarkgripper-form.html?utm_source=marketo&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=benchmarkgripper&mkt_tok=eyJpIjoiWXpOa09HVTFNVGMyTlRjNCIsInQiOiJ5NU0xdGJUNzAxbzVXczNvXC9GOWVKVWg3U3lZbWJTTjhXN1lTYUFKU0k5NEpuejJMdndhUkh5aHRVOGl4d0lPV2hYMTc0TTRzVysrZXNPaVhXTjErS1V6MW5palZCeW52Y0xzWnRlckZ2aWxiYWRaR3FVZ2hWXC8yOFl2dEMxNis2In0%3D

3D-printing an Aventador in the garage

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According to CTV News,” the Colorado physicist Physicist Sterling Backus who’s constructing this lookalike, Lamborghini, using a 3D printer. 3D-printing an Aventador in the garage.”
According to MOTOR, “My son said he loved the Aventador and wondered if it was possible to build one. He did not need to twist my arm too much!”

 

 

https://www.motor1.com/news/358976/lamborghini-aventador-3d-printed-body/

https://www.ctvnews.ca/lifestyle/father-son-team-3d-printing-a-full-size-lamborghini-lookalike-1.4503265

https://www.linkedin.com/in/sterling-backus-17b2a2a7

https://www.whichcar.com.au/news/physicist-3d-print-lamborghini-aventador-garage

3D-printed Nintendo Switch

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According to All3dp and Howchoo, “In this video, I’ll teach you how to build your own Nintendo Switch mini arcade cabinet using a 3D printer and some other basic electronics. This cabinet will even charge your Switch while you play.”

https://all3dp.com/1/3d-print-your-own-nintendo-switch-arcade-cabinet/

https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2485151

https://store.makerbot.com/3d-printers/printers/?

https://all3dp.com/1/best-online-3d-printing-service-3d-print-services/

3D print your own Vision M Next model

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According to cnet.com, “Vision M Next concept car, BMW launched a new corner of its website that lets people “experience” the car in various ways. The most intriguing is through 3D printing- BMW has released a free STL file that lets people with 3D printers create their own small-scale version of the sharply styled coupe, although the automaker says that the only size limitation is “set by your printer,” so I guess you could build a full-scale model with enough patience.
BMW even gave a tip to go with the STL file. It suggests printing the body and the rims separately, which will “improve the outcome significantly.”

 

https://www.bmwusa.com/vehicles/m-models.html?

https://www.cnet.com/roadshow/news/bmw-vision-m-next-concept-car-3d-printing-files/

Fourth Industrial Revolution technology in ‘Sierra Leone’

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According to the President Julius Maada Bio,” the West African country of Sierra Leone used a 3D printer to create a map of Sierra Leone with the distribution of the number of girls not attending primary schools across the country. The idea evolved over lunch at State House where senior government officials were discussing the status of education within the country.”
According to the head of UK’s Department of Foreign International Development Mary Hunt, “the fact you can pick it up and turn it around to see different aspects of the map makes you feel like you are there – in Kenema, Kabala, or Bonthe – seeing the challenges in peoples lives and what needs to change. I was so drawn to its clarity and potential I had to ask the President if I could take it with me I wanted to share it with others.”
This is the ‘Fourth Industrial Revolution technology’.

 

https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2019/06/sierra-leone-3d-printing-model-state/

http://www.sierra-leone.org/

3D Printing latest news(Carbon’s fundraising now more than $680 million)

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Carbon’s fundraising now more than $680 million. According to Dr. Joseph DeSimone, Carbon’s CEO and Co-Founder, “With the Carbon Platform, powered by our Digital Light Synthesis™ technology, companies are finally breaking free of the constraints of traditional polymer manufacturing methods to make what’s next now and at speeds and volumes never before possible.
According to Greg Penner, Founder and General Partner at Madrone Capital Partners and Chairman of Walmart, “What impresses me about Carbon is their diversification across markets and industries. Through their partnerships with large-scale manufacturers in automotive, healthcare, and consumer goods, they are proving that, with their Digital Light Synthesis™ technology, additive manufacturing in larger scale production is becoming a reality across industry sectors. This is an inflection point for the company, and we’re proud to be able to contribute to Carbon’s future success.”

According to Jim Goetz, Partner at Sequoia Capital, “Carbon has cracked the code on 3D printing at scale, as evidenced by its impressive growth in implementation and products brought to market with companies such as Adidas, Ford, Lamborghini, and Riddell. They are truly delivering on their vision to provide the world’s first fully integrated digital manufacturing platform for high-volume production, and they are well on their way to transforming the 3D printing world.”

https://wp.me/p64ptu-2r7

https://www.carbon3d.com/news/

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/videos/2019-06-25/how-carbon-uses-3d-printing-to-transform-the-global-supply-chain-video

Cellulose-Based, 3D Printed IoT Sensors

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According to Simon Fraser University professor Woo Soo Kim, “this novel wireless chemical sensing platform technology will usher various sensing applications such as biomedical or environmental detection.
If we are able to change the plastics in PCB to cellulose composite materials, recycling of metal components on the board could be collected in a much easier way.”

According to Wiley Online Library, “A 3D printable conductive ink is designed and optimized with cellulose nanofibers by addition of silver nanowires for sustainable and biocompatible sensor applications. Polyimide film which has high surface hydrophobicity is used as a substrate for better resolution of printing.”

https://www.thomasnet.com/insights/researchers-develop-cellulose-based-3d-printed-iot-sensors/

https://www.sfu.ca/mechatronics/people/faculty/woosoo_kim.html

https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1002/aelm.201800778