While 3D printing has certainly hit the mainstream, industries of all sizes have been using the technology to their benefit due to greater affordability, self-sustainability in creating as the middleman can be eliminated, speed in turnaround for projects—and the ultimate, as objects and projects can now be created that were not thought (or even thought of!) possible previously.
A patent filed by Apple shows a new method to print 3D models using triangular tessellation. The patent office approved the method, which breaks smooth surfaces into little triangles that approximate the shape of the original model this October.
Lufthansa Technik has set up an Additive Manufacturing (AM) Center under the direction of the Product Divisions Engines and Components. The AM Center will serve as a collaborative center, bundling and expanding the competence and experience Lufthansa Technik has gained in additive manufacturing in the past.
Gillette pilots a new concept designed to personalize the shaving experience in entirely new ways. Dubbed Razor Maker: powered by Gillette, this new platform leverages technology from 3D-printing powerhouse Formlabs to offer a series of customizable 3D-printed handles, matching advanced manufacturing with consumers’ desire to have completely unique and personalized products.
As a 3-month-old puppy for sale at a northeast Ohio pet store, Bento was accidentally dropped—breaking a front leg that healed crooked and weak. An anonymous benefactor offered to pay for Bento’s surgery, saving the male puppy from euthanasia and putting him in the care of a veterinarian who saw a second chance for the spunky Shiba Inu-American Eskimo mix—and also saw potential complications from a tricky deformity.
Josef Prusa has announced a new resin-based open source SLA 3D printer Prusa SL1. Earlier this year, Prusa acquired Futur3D, a Czech 3D printer company specializing in resin printing. With its team of 320 people the company aims to open source all the designs of resin based 3D printers starting with SL1.