The material could withstand a bullet traveling at 5.8 kilometers per second with just some damage to its second layer.November 16, 2019A group of 12 researchers at Rice University in Houston have used 3D printing to create near-bulletproof material made out of plastic. The novel materials can withstand being shot at by bullets traveling at 5.
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Virtual reality has long been at the forefront of overhyped technologies. Sure, it& 39;s a cool party trick to play a video game in VR, but no one can actually utilize the technology in their daily life... right?Virtual reality, or VR, along with augmented reality, AR, and mixed reality, MR, are growing more prominent in their use within a variety of industries.
You know it. You’ve heard about it. And, perhaps you even love doing it. Of course, we are talking about 3D printing. Over the past couple of years, we have witnessed the disruptive power of 3D printing. Even now, during the current global crisis, we have seen how 3D printing can be extremely useful.
If you have learned anything over the past couple of weeks, it is that 3D printing is disrupting just about every industry across the globe. 3D printing has gone on to change the way we design and produce clothing. It is changing how cars are manufactured and delivered, and it has even made its way into some of our kitchens.
You might not know it, but there& 39;s an incredibly famous teapot that has been in hundreds of films and TV in the past decades. Toy Story, The Simpsons, your old computer screensaver – all these things and more contained the same teapot hidden away.This unassuming teapot dates back to 1974 and it is arguably the most influential object in computer graphics.
With the desperate short supply of face masks and shields for the general public, you might be looking for ways to make your own. With amazing tools like those developed by 3Dsimo, you can actually create some pretty awesome facial protection pretty easily.RELATED: 3D SIMO: THE ONE 3D PRINTING TOOL TO RULE THEM ALLWho is 3Dsimo?
3D printers will no longer provide size restrictions.May 09, 20203D printing is a cool and multi-purpose technology that has countless applications. However, so far, it has been limited by one thing, and that is the size of the 3D printer.That may soon change. A team from UC San Diego has developed a foam that can expand to up to 40 times its original size.
In collaboration with3D HubsComponent makers are teaming up with designers and engineers to provide much-needed PPE for medical professionals fighting COVID-19.May 15, 2020Making medical equipment for COVID-19As the race to save lives continues, CAD designers and engineers are coming forward with solutions to the shortage of parts for ventilators, PPE, and medical equipment.
So, you want to kill some time at home, testing out your brand new 3D printer, but are not sure where to start? Today you are in luck. As we have mentioned countless times before, the 3D printing revolution is here, impacting everything from the medical world to the food industry. In fact, during the current COVID-19 crisis, people around the world have seen the practical power and usefulness of additive manufacturing.
The firm claims that even cans can be used to create their metal products.June 13, 2020Belgium-based ValCUN is a new startup trying to make metal 3D printing more affordable and convenient, reported 3DPrint.com. The company is focused on aluminum and it has claimed that it can use scrap metal, even cans, as input for its products.
Engineers pioneered a 3D printing technique using microfluidics.June 22, 2020Engineers are upping the 3D printing game by pushing the boundaries in new ways, and now, a team of researchers from the University of California, Davis, have something new up their sleeve.They have developed a new way of 3D printing that allows for finely tuned flexible materials to be printed thanks to a droplet-based, multiphase microfluidic system.
Engineers are pushing the boundaries of 3D printing.June 18, 2020A new 3D printing technique that uses Hollywood-esque motion capture technology to print electronic sensors directly onto expanding and contracting organs might diagnose and monitor the lungs of patients with COVID-19 in near-future.Conducted by mechanical engineers and computer scientists at the University of Minnesota, this new technology was built on the technique that was discovered two years ago that made printing of electronics and cells directly on the skin of a hand in motion possible.
The revolutionary house is the first of its kind in the Czech Republic.June 24, 20203D printed housePrvok3D printing is gathering speed across a number of industries, from construction to biology, there are a number of objects, big and small, that can now be 3D printed.Now, a team in the Czech Republic has designed and developed a 3D printed house that not only reduces carbon emissions by 20 but is also ready in just 48 hours.
This startup is out to help save the world with one 3D-printed steak at a time.July 03, 2020With the speed 3D printing technologies are advancing, it looks like the question that will baffle couples and lead to indecisive fights will be & 34;What shall we print for dinner?& 34; in a few years. Redefine Meat, an Israeli company that was founded in 2018, has unveiled an & 34;Alt-Steak& 34; which looks and tastes like the real thing and it is to hit Israeli restaurants this year.
It would enable 3D printing to automatically fix itself in real time.July 13, 2020Future space settlements don& 39;t want to rely on shuttling supplies to and from Earth as much as is currently needed.So, a NASA-backed project will be carried out by Relativity Space to create a 3D printing machine that could detect and fix 3D printing in real time, as per Parabolic Arc.
This could possibly become an off-terrain skateboard.July 27, 2020If you live in a big city, you should be seeing rideable electric vehicles fairly often by now, electric scooters, uniwheels, skateboards, bicycles, and whatnot.SEE ALSO: 19 EXCITING 3D PRINTING PROJECTS THAT YOU CAN EASILY PRINT AT HOMEWhat about a DIY electric skate?
The Lego-inspired cubes could one day lead to lab-made organs for human transplant.July 25, 2020Scientists have engineered tiny, 3D-printed bricks that can heal broken bones and damaged soft tissue. The novel invention could one day lead to lab-made organs for human transplant.RELATED: MATERIAL THAT REPLICATES HUMAN BONE TISSUE DEVELOPED BY OREGON RESEARCHERSThe cubes are roughly the size of a small flea (0.
The new coral reef parts were made of generic terracotta clay.August 06, 2020Our coral reefs are in trouble with some studies saying they may be nearly extinct by 2100. As such, some scientists are looking for creative ways to replenish them.RELATED: GENETICALLY ENGINEERED CORALS COULD HELP SAVE THE CORAL REEFSNow, architects and marine scientists at the University of Hong Kong (HKU) have joined forces to develop a novel method for coral restoration.
This DIY-lover 3D printed interactive maps to teach visually impaired children geography.August 12, 2020The little things in everyday life that we take for granted can actually represent big problems for people with disabilities. Since, sadly, cities and most tools are not designed with disabled people in mind, they tend to be left outside of it.
A physicist& 39;s Star Trek admiration led the way to the project.August 12, 2020If you& 39;re one of those hardcore Borg fans in Star Trek and never getting enough of the technology consumption as the Borgs did, you will love the IRL version of them. In fact, the costume itself is the real deal.Physicist Marcin Poblocki, from Heywood Manchester, designed and created this kind of colorful but bold Borg costume as a tribute to the series.
So, you have finally given in and are interested in joining the ever-expanding world of 3D printing professionals and hobbyists. However, the world of 3D printing can be overwhelming and unnecessarily expensive if you are jumping into this world blindly.There are a million questions flying around like: & 34;What is an FDM printer?