Tagged: 3D Printing

GE engineers builds 3D printed mini jet engine that can reach 33,000 RPM

3D-printed mini jet engine by GE engineers

3D printing have opened so many possibilities for engineers and designers all around the globe to keep on trying something new and fun. Once in a while, there comes an innovative creation that displays the brilliance of 3D printing technique. The latest masterpiece showcasing the technology is a 3D printed mini jet engine which has been created by GE engineers. The fully-functional engine is not just for exhibition as it was power tested at 33,000 rotations per minute. About a foot long and eight inches tall, the small jet engine is built using additive manufacturing, a next-generation technique that make complicated 3D objects by melting metal powder layer upon layer.
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Braille Rubik’s cube has 3D printed numbered tiles for unstoppable fun

3D printed braille Rubiks cube

There are many interesting records being set with Rubik’s Cube, but all that means nothing for a visually impaired person as it is just a cubical shaped object that they can hold. Do they deserve to experience what can be done with a Rubik’s Cube? Most definitely, yes. Instructables user [liquidwash] though along the same lines, and therefore put up his DIY project about a 3D printed Braille Rubik’s Cube.
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Chevy Camaro wrapped in artistic 3D printed pieces made from biodegradable material

3D printed Chevrolet Camaro art

3D printed Chevrolet Camaro art

At 3D Printing Conference and Expo in New York, which is the largest Mecca of 3D printing technology, a Chevy Camaro got a unique makeover courtesy some creative art. Completely different from any other Camaro that you would see on the streets, this one looks like some vehicle from an animated movie. The design is from Romanian-born artist, Loan Florea who managed to capture the imagination of people who saw his artistic car.
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Advanced robotic fish that swims like the real aquatic animal

Robotic fish designed by Maurizio Porfiri

Robotic fish designed by Maurizio Porfiri

If you are spending almost 100 hours a week in your super secretive lab, then you must be in love with the work you are doing. Meet professor Maurizio Porfiri who is hard at work building the ultimate robotic fish using 3D printing manufacturing. The aim is to study and understand human and animal behavior when encountered with danger. And this danger is induced with a predator, but at the same time a predator is also unpredictable, so Maurizio designed robotic fishes that can be controlled via an app using iPod.
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Airbus Concept Plane to be equipped with interactive windows for engaging travel

Airbus Concept Plane

In the near future air travel could get much more interesting as Airbus has filed a new patent for interactive aircraft window that’ll revamp the aviation industry in a big way. The idea is to treat the flying guests with more details of the sights they are about to see in the state or city they are traveling to. For example if you are flying from U.S. to Paris, you’ll see all the details of important landmarks such as Eiffel Tower, and their visualization too.
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Gaudy Chinese 3D printed car reaches speeds of 40km/h

Shuya 3D printed car

With 3D printing anything is possible when it comes to manufacturing custom-made components. But 3D printing a functional automobile is another thing. Sanya Sihai, a Chinese 3D tech company has created China’s first ever 3D printed car dubbed Shuya. And to add to the feat, it is all-electric. The company showed the car on Tuesday in Southern Hainan province and also revealed that it took their team 1.5 months to create it.
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Dirt cheap smartphone-controlled prosthetic hand that is 3D printed

Exii Handiii 3D printed prosthetic limb

Smartphone controlled 3D printed prosthetic limb

3D printing has undoubtedly taken the world by the storm, and there is no stopping it as far as the possibilities of this technological evolution goes. One segment that 3D printing has affected profoundly is the development of prosthetic limbs for the unfortunate disabled people. Going a step ahead with the advancements is a Japanese company Exii which has created a bionic arm dubbed Handiii that pairs with your smartphone to facilitate nifty movement of limbs. And all this at a very economical cost with the option to 3D print in your favorite color.
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3D printed Apple Watch bands add a touch of flamboyance to your smartwatch

3D printed Apple Watch bands

After much waiting, the Apple Watch has been finally released to the world and it is no wonder that people are going to try it out. Third-party manufacturers are also looking to cash-in the rage with quality accessories that make Apple Watch even more lucrative. 3D Systems, a pioneer in 3D printing material has collaborated with FreshFiber to create very refreshing 3D printed Apple Watch bands that make your smartwatch look a lot more trendy.
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Semi-transparent Honda CB500 motorcycle replica is meticulously 3D printed

3D printed Honda CB500 motorcycle replica

3D printed Honda CB500 motorcycle replica

Making large 3D printed objects has become a possibility with new age 3D printers, but making a life-sized motorcycle with a normal sized desktop 3D printer is something worth appreciating. Jonathan Brand, a Canadian born artist based in new York and Connecticut has completed his ambitious project of making a life-sized replica of 1972 Honda CB500 motorcycle.
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Designer builds intricate 3D printed Iron Man Hulkbuster suit

Life-Size 3D Printed Iron Man Hulkbuster Suit by James Bruton

James Bruton, an Avengers fan and a 3D printing hobbyist is obsessed with the Iron Man movie franchise and have a liking for Marvel Comics. Taking his love to new height as compared to a normal fan, the enthusiastic designer is building up a Life-Size 3D Printed Iron Man Hulkbuster Suit that is inspired by the upcoming superhero movie, Avengers: Age of Ultron. Using progressive technology, James goal is to create a free-standing costume suit that is actually wearable and functional. The project was divided into multiple steps by the designer and involves months of hard work and commitment.
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