Tag: 3d print

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3D-Printed Skyscraper

The first 3D-printed skyscraper is set to take-off in the United Arab Emirates (UAE)! The Dubai-based firm Cazza announced their desire to 3D print a ‘high-rise’ in the UAE via a construction technique known as ‘crane printing’. To print these…

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LIGHTING THE WAY FORWARD

Margot Krasojević is both an architect and designer. In her recent work, she has been working intensely with 3D printing. Her Lace LED (shown here) are made from recycled plastics fused together on a 3D printer. ‘Lace LED’ is a…

INFLATABLES ON VENUS

A research project to send astronauts to Venus has been unveiled by NASA. The project involves ‘lighter-than-air’ pods that accommodate explorers as they hover above the clouds. The NASA website shows a movie depicting a conceptual design that uses inflatable…

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DRAWING | BUILDINGS

A group of students at the University of Tokyo have created a ’3D printing pen’ and have begun to develop complex structures out of plastic sticks. The drawings/structures are formed via thermoplastic filament. The strings bond with acrylic rods, creating forms…

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WEIRD AND WONDERFUL GREEN-TEK

Check out these more unusual and weird green technologies. They’re a little different from the usual solar-panels and turbines that readers of renewable energy websites are accustomed to. The stories vary from a 3D-printer that builds buildings to large-scale heat…

OCEANSCRAPERS

He’s at it again with his visionary masterpieces! Now Belgian architect Vincent Callebaut has envisaged a futuristic 3D-printed ocean city, extending 1,000 metres below the water into the depths of the sea. His ‘oceanscraper’ is in fact printed in 3D from…

3-D Printed Drugs

3-D printers are changing the world and their reach has stretched to pharmaceuticals. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved the first 3-D-printed pill – Spritam levetiracetam. The drug company ‘Aprecia’ prints the drug ‘layer by layer’. This offers…

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The Cultivator (solar meat printer)

The Cultivator uses solar energy and a 3D bio-printer to make functional (and tasty) meat. It does not incur the typical costs associated with meat production i.e. land space, transportation, refrigeration etc. It supports in the creation of small amounts…

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3D-Printed Skyscraper from Sand

The featured tower has been thought up by a Chinese design team. They have envisaged a cluster of solar-powered 3D-printed towers made of sand. Babel Towers are a series of ecological structures designed by Qiu Song, Kang Pengfei, Bai Ying,…

3D ekocycle cube

Will.i.am, musician, entertainer and chief creative officer at 3Dsystems, has recently collaborated with Coca-Cola to create the ‘ekocycle cube 3D printer‘. This device is clever stuff! It promotes sustainability and environmental responsibility by printing with filaments made from recycled plastic…