So there you have three of the aspects of a great commercial: wit, misdirection and kids. However, in many ways it is truly descriptive of what GE Additive is setting out to do. According to their website:
As a leading user of the additive technologies, we offer years of experience and a commitment to accelerating additive’s adoption around the globe. That’s why we now supply innovative machines, materials and engineering consulting services to industries ranging from power and medical to aerospace and automotive.
In the beginning of this blog I mentioned the first time I ran across 3D printing in person in 1996, but this Youtube classic predates that. It’s amazing how much has changed in 30 years, but also how much hasn’t. Continue reading
Perhaps you have been following the news of China’s recent landing on the dark side of the moon. The complex Chang’e4 setup has a rover and uses relay satellites to send the information back to Earth. This is just part of a series of missions, however, with subsequent Chang’e missions looking to do things such as bring moon rocks back to Earth with the overall goal of establishing a base on the moon. Perhaps most exciting to us is that the Chang’e8 is scheduled to have a 3D printer on board to look at 3D printing structures for a moon base. Continue reading
A new helmet is coming from Riddell called the Diamond. Made from a ton of lattices, these helmets can potentially customize protection areas to the playing habits of an individual player. You can read a great report about these new helmets here. These helmets won’t be available until next year and maybe one even makes an appearance in next year’s Super Bowl!
I love some Weird Al, but this song actually made me think of a medical application of 3D printing. I’ve seen a number of articles recently about surgeons using 3D printing to help practice complex, new and unique surgeries. Continue reading
In space resources are limited. I’ve had a chance through friends who work at NASA to explore the Houston mock-up of the ISS. It’s surprisingly large, but imagine having to keep everything a group of people might need for months. Continue reading
Do you want in on the 3D printing revolution? Sure your could purchase a few shares of one of the large publicly traded companies, but it’s more exciting (and potentially more rewarding) to get in on the early stages of a company doing novel and exciting things. Right now WhiteClouds is raising funds over on Wefunder. Continue reading
Cosine Additive’s Twitter bio basically says it all:
Industrial grade open-platform additive manufacturing.
It’s 6 simple words, but in those brief words is a potential revolution. Continue reading
We’ve written before about “3D Printing for Dummies“. That one was literal about the entertainment kind and this one is too about the car crash kind. In this case the company Humanetics is using 3D printing Continue reading
According to the Associate Press:
A federal judge in Seattle has issued a temporary restraining order to stop the release of blueprints to make untraceable and undetectable 3D-printed plastic guns.
Defense Distributed has complied with the order. Stay tuned. So many conflicting rights in this case. As I’ve heard said, “when rights collide, courts decide.”