Category Archives: 3D Printing

Google Project Tango: 3D Scanning in a Cell Phone | Smart Planet

Google has taken the lid off Project Tango, research designed to make our mobile devices function in 3D. The tech giant’s Advanced Technology and Projects (ATAP) team has produced a smartphone prototype which utilizes a vision processor chip capable of … Continue reading

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Dutch architects say 3D print technology could solve the world’s housing problems | Deutche Welle

3D printers can create almost anything these days, from eyeglasses and coffee mugs to working handguns. But now architects in Amsterdam are dreaming bigger. Much bigger. Two Dutch architecture firms, DUS Architects and Universe Architecture, are each hoping to print … Continue reading

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CONCEPT: Microfactory | Smart Planet

One critique of the idea that there will soon be widespread adoption of 3D printing is that they have limited functionality. Even if they are getting relatively cheaper, what does someone need with something that only prints plastic items? Maybe … Continue reading

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Printing microbatteries the size of a grain of sand | Printed Electronics World

3D printing can now be used to print lithium-ion microbatteries the size of a grain of sand. The printed microbatteries could supply electricity to tiny devices in fields from medicine to communications, including many that have lingered on lab benches … Continue reading

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Developments That Will Trigger A Boom in Printed Electronics | Plastemart

Printed electronics is one of the most important new enabling technologies. Printed electronics subsumes electrics such as lighting, batteries, solar cells and heaters, not just electronics. Printed electronics will have a major impact¬†on most business activities¬†from publishing and security printing … Continue reading

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Making nanoparticle ink for compound solar cells | SPIE

Compound solar cells, such as those made from copper indium sulfide (CIS), copper indium gallium selenide (CIGS) and copper zinc tin sulfide/selenide (CZTS), are promising candidates for replacing silicon photovoltaic devices in the future. These types of cells have attractive … Continue reading

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Disney Research develops 3D printed optics | Gizmag

Researchers at Disney Research Pittsburgh and Carnegie Mellon University are experimenting with 3D printed optics using clear resin. Printed optics can create a variety of effects within 3D-printed objects, from focusing light within printed prisms to channeling light through honeycomb-like … Continue reading

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