Printing food seems more like an idea based in Star Trek rather than in the average home. But recent advances in 3D printing are driving the concept closer to reality. With everything from printed metal airplane wings to replacement organs on the horizon, could printed food be next? And how will we feel when it's served at the table?
How can the physical objects of tomorrow be embedded with information? InfraStructs, are material-based passive tags that embed machine-readable information in the interior of physical objects. They combine the unique capability of digital fabrication to create one-off geometric structures, with the see-through ability of terahertz imaging to read volumetric information.
How is it possible to walk through 3D virtual realities while staying in one place? Engineers from the Vienna University of Technology have solved this problem and are now introducing their 'Virtualizer'.
The U.S. Department of Commerce's National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) today announced the award of two grants totaling $7.4 million to fund research projects aimed at improving measurement and standards for the rapidly developing field of additive manufacturing.
iSketchnote is a smart iPad cover that integrates a new digitizing technology with the convenience of a notebook. It allows users to digitize their sketches and notes in real time with the added value of retaining a hard copy for their files.
VMatter, a new premium cutlery manufacturer, the first company in the world to introduce a cutlery collection made out of a revolutionary amorphous metal alloy, announced today that it has launched a crowd-funding campaign to help build its product line.
A 3D printing project with the Van Gogh Museum has been developed in cooperation with FUJIFILM Belgium NV, Sint-Niklaas, Belgium. The product resulting from this cooperation is called Relievo, a premium three-dimensional replica of Van Gogh masterpieces. The originals are recreated in size, colour, brightness and texture to achieve an ultimate fine-art reproduction.
What's catching the attention of many industry analysts is the potential size of the market. In a recent survey conducted by a leading industry observer, several experts were asked to speculate on how many of the potential users of the technology have already adopted it. The answers ranged from 1% to 8%. This suggests there is still an extremely large market opportunity ahead.