Your smartphone as a 3D scanner: Scientists present new software
3D scanning aims to capture the geometry of the 3D world. However, most existing solutions require a complicated setup, are often hard to use and might not always work outdoors. Marc Pollefeys, professor ...
Chinese company prints parts for ten houses and builds them all in one day
How 3-D printing could revolutionize war and foreign policy
3D printing will revolutionize war and foreign policy, say experts, not only by making possible incredible new designs but by turning the defence industry—and possibly the entire global economy—on its ...
Contact lens merges plastics and active electronics via 3-D printing
(Phys.org) —As part of a project demonstrating new 3-D printing techniques, Princeton researchers have embedded tiny light-emitting diodes into a standard contact lens, allowing the device to project beams ...
3D printing is so last year: We're onto 4D printing now
4D printing is unfolding as technology that takes 3D printing to an entirely new level.
Engineers detect and measure individual DNA molecules using smartphone microscope
Fluorescence microscopes use technology that enables them to accomplish tasks not easy to achieve with normal light microscopes, including imaging DNA molecules to detect and diagnose cancer, nervous system ...
Fully functional loudspeaker is 3-D printed
(Phys.org) —Cornell researchers have 3-D printed a working loudspeaker, seamlessly integrating the plastic, conductive and magnetic parts, and ready for use almost as soon as it comes out of the printer.
Inkjet-printed liquid metal could bring wearable tech, soft robotics
New research shows how inkjet-printing technology can be used to mass-produce electronic circuits made of liquid-metal alloys for "soft robots" and flexible electronics.
Beyond the trinkets: Voxel8 shows 3D electronics printer
3-D printing set to break out of niche
Some of the oddest items on display this week at the International CES gadget show were edible, origami-like sculptures made of sugar, their shapes so convoluted as to baffle the eye.
3-D-printable materials deform to change surface area, enabling curvature rather than rigid folding
Today's 3-D printers, in which devices rather like inkjet-printer nozzles deposit materials in layers to build up physical objects, are a great tool for designers building prototypes or small companies with ...
Printing the metals of the future
3-D printers can create all kinds of things, from eyeglasses to implantable medical devices, straight from a computer model and without the need for molds. But for making spacecraft, engineers sometimes need ...
It is rocket science! World's first 3D craft set for take-off
Fuelled by beer and the enthusiasm of amateurs, a British team on Friday said it was preparing to launch the world's first ever 3D printed rocket.