Posts in category: ‘Fun stuff’

How Digital Light Processing Helps Create Complex Origami Structures

Glaucio H. Paulino is a professor at Georgia Tech's School of Civil and Environmental Engineering. He bears a title unique to academia, unique to conventional innovative practices, and unique, perhaps, to the coming wave of new forms, shapes, and designs -- made possible with 3D printing and material technologies.

Digital Light Processing Helps Create Complex Origami StructuresPaulino is, for lack of a more appropriate term, an origami engineer.
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3D Printers Could Be Coming to a Library Near You

3D Printers in Public LibrariesPublic libraries have always been the place where you can go to borrow books, CDs, DVDs, and magazines. And in recent years, it’s now where you can go for 3D printing services.

"Libraries represent the public on-ramp to the world of 3D printing and design,” said Dan Lee, chair of the Advisory Committee for the American Library Association’s (ALA) Office for Information Technology Policy (OITP).
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13 Halloween 3D Printing Ideas from the GrabCAD Community

I’m a big fan of Halloween. In fact, I grew up in the town next door to Salem, Massachusetts, so, it was practically impossible to not get into the festivities.

But this year is special because this year I’m working at GrabCAD, where I have access to millions of CAD files and the best 3D printers on the market from Stratasys. And GrabCAD Community, you did NOT let me down.
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Tech Trends Redefining the Beauty Industry

Tech Trends in the Beauty IndustryThe beauty industry is booming. Today, the beauty industry is valued at a staggering $532 billion – a figure set to reach further heights in the coming years. And that’s not all:

  • A 2016 report by Lucintel predicts the skincare subsection will grow in value by 4% each year.
  • Statista estimates general global retail sales to reach $28 trillion by 2020 (up from $22 trillion in 2016)

The stats don’t lie; the beauty industry is trending upwards, which is why beauty companies want to harness the mounting spending power of global consumers.
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The Best Technology and Design Podcasts to Listen To

Tech and Design PodcastsLast week we released the Best 3D Printing & Engineering Podcasts to Listen To. This week, we are excited to release the top tech and design podcasts to try.

So if you're in a design rut, or need tech inspiration, hopefully these podcasts will help!

Technology

TechSwamp

As tech innovators seek to innovate to make our lives run smoother, it’s important to stay ahead of the curve when it comes to imminent policy shifts that may impact those very innovations. Hosted by The App Association, “TechSwamp,” gives a unique insider’s perspective on the tech industry.
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