3D printed roller coaster

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According to Matt Schmotzer, “a systems engineers at Ford Motor Co. brings a functional, scaled-down, iconic roller coaster replicas
to life with SOLIDWORKS.
The functional roller coaster replica will be running and on display at SOLIDWORKS World 2019 in Dallas.
“I had to manually hand-splice together all of the track sections on Invertigo, which took about three weeks. On Batman the Ride, there are 86 sections of track, more than double that of Invertigo. So, I worked with my wife, a computer scientist, to combine a series a macro with an executable file that she created in Microsoft Visual Studio® to automate the track-splicing process. What used to take three weeks of manual effort on Invertigo is now just a button click on Batman the Ride. I’ve also increased the number of 3D printers that I utilize from six to 10″.



3D Printed Concrete House Design in ‘Texas’

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According to the owner of the company, “My goal is to teach builders to adopt new 3D printing technology, build with new and better materials such as GeoPolymer concrete and basalt rebar, and offer affordable housing all around the world”. They are using the triple bottom line, it is an accounting framework with three parts- social, environmental (or ecological) and financial. Some organizations have adopted the TBL framework to evaluate their performance in a broader perspective to create greater business value.
According to Sunconomy,” This 3D printed concrete home know as the “Genesis model” is a 3 bedroom 2 bath house with detached garage, solar, wind, battery backup, rainwater catchment is the design I have decided to build first. I can build it in Lago Vista, just outside of Austin, TX for $289,000 (plus lot, permit and lot development costs)”.



3D Printing Lab at University of Texas, Arlington

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3D Printing Lab at University of Texas, Arlington


According to the University of Texas, Arlington (UTA),” they are making 3D printing readily accessible to students.  UTA has introduced a $200k lab with 3d printers and other equipment.  The goal of the lab is to make sure that students are familiar with various technologies including 3D printing technology when they go to the real world.  UTA is offering classes to teach basic operations of the 3D printer and related software”.:)