3D Printing supports International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor Design

The International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor (ITER), under construction in St. Paul-lez-Durance, France, will be the worlds most expensive and complex scientific instrument ever built when it is completed. Its goal is to demonstrate workable fusion energy once and for all. To help keep the projects costs within budget, the US ITER team at Oak Ridge…Continue reading3D Printing supports International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor Design

MakerBot Desktop 3D Scanner Starts Pre-ordering

Pre-orders for the MakerBot Digitizer are being taken now, first units are expected to ship mid-October. The pre-order price is $1,400. An additional $150 will get you MakerBot’s Digitizer MakerCare, their service and support program. Details of the desktop 3D scanner started to leak out back in March and now the real deal is almost…Continue readingMakerBot Desktop 3D Scanner Starts Pre-ordering

Ultralight Cellular Composite Material Snaps Together Like Legos

A new lightweight structure that snaps together in tiny blocks like the bricks of a has been developed by researchers at MIT. Researchers are saying the new material may revolutionize the assembly of large structures such as aircraft, spacecraft, and dikes and levees. Neil Gershenfeld, director of MIT’s Center for Bits and Atoms, compares the…Continue readingUltralight Cellular Composite Material Snaps Together Like Legos

3D Printing Liquid Metal Structures

Three-dimensional printing technology and techniques for producing free-standing structures of liquid metal at room temperature have been developed by researchers at North Carolina State University. The resulting components, can also, in principle, self-heal and be ultra-stretchable. Researchers created multiple techniques for creating the structures, which can be used to connect electronic components in three dimensions.…Continue reading3D Printing Liquid Metal Structures

Nanoscale 3D Printer is World’s Fastest

A 3D printer based on a novel laser lithography method has been unveiled by Nanoscribe GmbH, a spin-off of Karlsruhe Institute of Technology. The printer can manufacture very small three-dimensional objects, often smaller than the diameter of a human hair, in minimum time and with maximum resolution. The 3D laser lithography systems developed by Nanoscribe…Continue readingNanoscale 3D Printer is World’s Fastest