This is a great example/story of a manufacturer thinking outside of the box and utilizing the 3D technologies. The factory uses Form2 printers to help speed up production by creating/printing jigs and guides. They also use it for actual furniture components.
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 Library and Design Collaborations with City Studio.
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.
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!
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!
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