According to BigRep CEO Stephan Beyer, Ph.D.,” Our BANYAN ECO WALL is adopting nature’s principle with a complex, smart, and elegant design only achievable with AM. Traditional technologies such as milling or injection molding cannot deliver this level of complexity and dual functionality. For the first time, thanks to AM and advanced CAD software, it is now possible to create complex functional designs within a fully digitized process chain.” BigRep CIO and NOWLAB Managing Director Daniel Büning add, “Generative design software was crucial in the creation of the BANYAN ECO WALL to optimize the structure for printability and stability while allowing a rapid iterative design process. This prototype will push the boundaries of AM not only in irrigated plant systems, such as in vertical farming and green facades but for any application requiring embedded functionalities.”
According to researchers at ETH Zurich,” have fabricated an 80 m2 lightweight concrete slab at the DFAB House, making it the world’s first full-scale architectural project to use 3D sand printing for its formwork”.
3D print metamaterials with novel optical properties. The geometry of a moth’s eye provides inspiration for a 3D printed antenna that absorbs specific microwave frequencies from any direction. According to Sameer Sonkusale, professor of electrical and computer engineering and Aydin Sadeqi, a graduate student in Sankusale’s lab at Tufts University’s School of Engineering who heads the Nano Lab at Tufts and is the corresponding author of the study, “The ability to consolidate functions using metamaterials could be incredibly useful. It’s possible that we could use these materials to reduce the size of spectrometers and other optical measuring devices so they can be designed for portable field study. The full potential of 3D printing for MEGOs has not yet been realized. There is much more we can do with the current technology, and vast potential as 3D printing inevitably evolves”.
Titomic is innovating Australian manufacturing. According to Australian metal AM company Titomic’s Managing Director Jeff Lang reports,” Titomic’s formation, and why Titomic is well-positioned to provide advanced, digital manufacturing solutions now and in the future. ” that it has 3D printed the largest titanium unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV). The drone, which measures over 1.8 meters in diameter, was manufactured using the company’s rapid Titomic Kinetic Fusion technology—specifically, it’s large-format TKF 9000, which itself spans 9 x 3 x 1.5 meters. Titomic machines have build rates that are exponentially faster than conventional metal 3D printers currently available”.
According to Yahoo Finance,” 3D print, hearing aids with a rigid interior channel for sound to bounce through the hearing canal, while the exterior is coated with soft, flexible material for a comfortable fit. This will lead the hearing aids 3D printing devices market to witness considerable growth in the upcoming years. Analysts have predicted that the hearing aids 3D printing devices market will register a CAGR of over 18% by 2023″.
According to Tomke Glier of the University of Hamburg Scientific Reports,” the University of Hamburg and DESY has developed a 3D printing-capable process that can be used to produce transparent and mechanically flexible electronic circuits. The electronics consist of a network of silver nanowires that can be printed in a suspension and embedded in various flexible and transparent plastics (polymers). This technology can enable many new applications such as printable light-emitting diodes, solar cells or tools with integrated circuits. The researchers demonstrate the potential of their process with, among other things, a flexible capacitor.
This technology can enable new applications such as printable light-emitting diodes, solar cells or tools with the integrated circuit”.
Using multi-material will be awesome for everybody. We can have our beautiful creation with the help of 3D printed fabric:)
According to N2K, “Advancements in 3D printing have enabled universities, designers and fashion houses to work collaboratively towards wearable printed clothing. 3D Printing Tech Revolutionize The Fashion World”.
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Please use some precautions if you are using Laser Cutting with a 3D Printer” It is very very important to use the carbon monoxide detector.part cooling fan” style fan it will help you when you cut. It reduces the risk of something catching fire and blows away the burned wood so the laser can reach the uncut wood.
It might risk sooth accumulating on the lens and eventually blocking enough light that you damage the lens itself with the heat.
You need ventilation and more than just an open window. If you want to use the airbrush compressor into a vacuum pump to pull away from the smoke. I will be worried that you can see the laser beam through the safety-glasses.
If you want to prevent the face from getting charred, put painter’s tape on top.
If you want the laser performance to last you need another mini fan to blow out the smoke so the residue of that smoke won’t be impaired on the laser beam output if you don’t blow air in the output focus lens that lens Will get covered with the smoke residue and destroy it so you need to blow air on the output lens and evacuate the smoke at the same time, you can add a mechanical end stop to the laser to home the Z, as the laser never needs to be hitting the bed or print like a nozzle,
To prevent the scorching just add some masking tape on top of the plywood. Did you think about designing an enclosure for the hypercube? That would be the best for ventilation of all those nasty laser fumes”.
Suggestions for height adjustment–
+1 on adjusting the z height with each pass to keep the focal length the same and +1 on some air assist as the smoke will reduce the laser’s power. With both mods, you’d cut through in fewer passes.
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