Makerspace was at the Applied Research Day at Langara College this week. We were in full force with 4 tables and a side display. We brought our 3d printers, including the new slip clay 3D printer as well as videos and many samples. We also had displays for our research projects: Ocean Plastics, The Prud’homme […]
A very cool project by Daren Schwenke. He uses sensors, 3D printing and Arduino-controlled actuators to create this glowing rose. This makes me think of the possibilities of some opening/folding lamps, activated by all kinds of sensors, including motion, heat, light, sound and touch. See the story here >
Very exciting here at Langara Makerspace, We just 3D printed our first flexible object on the Form2 Printers. Using Formlabs Flexible Resin, we have successfully printed a sphere that can be squeezed. The material is a bit firmer then we thought, but the possibilities are exciting. Drop by Makerspace to see our Form2’s in action!
Scientist are working on printing 3D skin directly into wounds! Full article here >
Fraunhofer Institute for Machine Tools and Forming Technology IWU in Chemnitz has developed a new system for high speed 3D printing. Combining additive printing and multi axis machining, they can produce a 30 centimeter tall object in only 18 minutes! Read more at: Article Here >
This is a great question, and here is an article to inform you about the expected life span of a PLA 3D print. https://www.3ders.org/articles/20160306-how-fast-does-moisture-break-down-popular-3d-printing-material-pla.html?fbclid=IwAR1U4v6bsBQtco0HIhuUf_wDy0XIWqgzL3RC5WH-uceoJWZ8XFRUkKXKo6g’
Makerspace at Science World Langara College’s Makerspace was at Science World Friday, February the 15th for the Faculty Face-Off. The Faculty Face-Off was to help and inform pre-college students of their education options. There was a good turn out, and we talked to some great people.
This is very exciting, a high speed 3D metal printer. WATCH: High-speed metal 3D printing in new Digital Alloys video
An exciting use for 3d printers is to print sheets that can be folded into 3D objects. Marta Cherednik’s has designed and 3D printed a sheet that embeds hinges and snaps. The sheet is then folded and snapped together to create a small handbag. See the full article here >
Exciting news, as MIT researchers have started to print glass using the additive 3D printing process. Read MIT Article >