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3d printed3D printed bridge looks like alien technology

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MX3D is 3D printing a fully functional stainless steel bridge to cross one of the oldest and most famous canals in the center of Amsterdam, the Oudezijds Achterburgwal. They equip typical industrial robots with purpose-built tools and develop the software …

3d printingRadically simpler 3D printing rockets with less than 100 parts instead of nearly 100,000

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Relativity Space is 3D printing rockets. Rocket Labs is also trying to 3D print rockets. Relativity Space is making a rocket that has 4 times the thrust of the Rocket Labs rocket. Relativity rocket engine will still have ten times …

3dNASA laser wire 3D printing of rocket nozzles is much cheaper and five times faster

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A new process called Laser Wire Direct Closeout (LWDC) was developed and advanced at NASA to build a less-expensive rocket nozzle in significantly less time. LWDC is a different process than most 3-D printing technologies, which are powder-based and fabricated …

3d printedPermitted 3D printed home made in less than 24 hours for less than $4000

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ICON has built the first permitted 3D printed home in America. ICON is one of the first new businesses to launch from the Saturn Five startup studio, based in Austin, TX. The home was unveiled in March 2018 in Austin, …

3dRocket Lab successfully reaches orbit and deploys payloads and will charge less than $5 million per launch

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Rocket Lab has successfully reached orbit with the test flight of its second Electron orbital launch vehicle, Still Testing. Electron lifted-off at 14:43 NZDT from Rocket Lab Launch Complex 1 on the Māhia Peninsula in New Zealand. Following successful first …

3dLawrence Livermore unlocks 3D printing to smaller than 150 nanometer features

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Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) researchers have discovered novel ways to extend the capabilities of two-photon lithography (TPL), a high-resolution 3D printing technique capable of producing nanoscale features smaller than one-hundredth the width of a human hair. The findings unleashes …

3d printing3D printing for real life applications

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Makerbot has created lesson plans to help kids work toward a project with a real-life application. Jackson Sanborn is helping them find “A problem that we can create a fix for.” This year, one high school student will print a …

3d printing3D Desktop Printer is ten times faster

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MIT has a 3D printer that makes parts 10 times faster than current 3D Printers. Objects that take around an hour to print on conventional systems are done in a matter of minutes. – it can print 2 inch x …

3dSpacefab bootstrapping higher resolution space telescopes and then manufacturing in space at asteroids

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Spacefab is currently building ther Waypoint space telescope with a 21 centimeter mirror. It is launching as a co-payload on a SpaceX rocket in 2019. This commercial telescope will have an image intensified ultraviolet and visible camera, and a 48 …