Glowing glass coil pot printer

Additive Manufacturing of Optically Transparent Glass Mediated Matter Group in collaboration with…

Coil pot glass 3D printer that uses a glass printing process called G3DP which apparently gives control over geometry and optical qualities such light transmission, reflection and refraction to affect the transparency and colour variation.

The best thing about this is that the glass is over 1000°C and whole thing glows.

Origami Robot

Self-folding origami robots are cool. This paper one uses layers of paper and heat-activated shape-memory polymer that bends when heated to create structural folds. This origami robot autonomously constructs itself, unlike the awesome Mobee also from Harvard.


Chinese company 3D prints 10 houses in a day


In Shanghai, China, the WinSun Decoration Design Engineering Company claims to have 3D printed ten houses with inexpensive industrial scraps in 24 hours.Gg

Chinese company 3D prints 10 houses in a day | Impact Lab.

Bulk refill hack for Cube 3D printer

 The Cube from 3D Systems is a good little entry-level consumer friendly 3D printer that gets a reasonably good review in the essential-reading MAKE’s Ultimate 3D Printer Guide (a free PDF version of which you can get by subscribing to the newsletter). This hack allows users to use bulk generic print reels rather than the more expensive refill cartridges from Cube; the trade-off being a loss of user-friendly experience.

The hardware adapter was printed on the Cube. One of the most beautiful things about 3D printers!

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Watch A Spaceship The Width Of A Hair Get 3-D Printed In Real Time | Popular Science

Some of the tiniest (although technically not truly nanoscale?) and speedy 3D printing. The process, called two-photon polymerization, focuses an infrared laser (essentially using a microscope in reverse) into a photosensitive resin. Where the spot where the laser is most intense polymerizes and hardens. Once the rest if the resin has been washed away you are left with the printed object.

This video shows a Hellcat spaceship from Wing Commander Saga, the length of which is about the width of a human hair – 125µm x 81µm x 26.8µm (l x w x h), being printed in less then 50 seconds by one of nanoscribe‘s 3D printers.

Get more information on the two-photon polymerization process from this paper

via Watch A Spaceship The Width Of A Hair Get 3-D Printed In Real Time | Popular Science.