Posts with tag: ‘3d printing’

3D printing back to the future

A market explosion of 3D printers now available in all manner of sizes, price points, and mediums compete for your attention. The maker movement is in full swing. Additive manufacturing is no longer an oxymoron. 3D printing has arrived. But where did this technology come from? It's actually been there all along. Heavy. Let's ramp it up to 88mph and take a look back to 1985 or so.

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NASA Challenge seeks fresh ideas for the ISS

GrabCAD is incredibly proud to host the Handrail Clamp Assembly Challenge with NASA. NASA has been investigating 3D printing technology in space for some time now and this Challenge is another great milestone. GrabCADrs are invited to submit fresh 3d printable handrail clamp ideas for the International Space Station (ISS). I asked Niki Werkheiser, In-space Manufacturing Project Manager at NASA to reveal a bit more about the the background of this Challenge.

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Project Spotlight: The Biggest Co-created 3D-Printed Object on Earth

GrabCAD talked to Michiel van der Kley, the creator of Project EGG - one of the biggest co-created 3D printed objects on Earth. Thousands of people 3D printed small pieces of the EGG and shipped them to The Netherlands where Michiel assembled them. Project EGG is a spacious building consisting of 4760 unique "stones" which were all individually 3D-printed. Read the rest of this entry »

Möbius Gears: a Step Beyond the Involute

I don’t know what you do with your free time, but, left undisturbed, I often find myself trying to code up some geometry. Nowadays, I am typically trying to 3D print some fancy piece of abstract math that has no business being projected into our default world of 3D Euclidean geometry. Every once in a while, however, I do something that might actually turn out useful.

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