3D printing meets graphene

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By 3DPRINT.GURU

Futurist Thomas Frey writes: ” In 2004, scientists Andre Geim and Kostya Novoselov from the University of Manchester, used adhesive tape to lift a thin layer of carbon from a block of graphite, and placed it on a silicone wafer.  Graphite is the stuff commonly found in pencil lead.  As simple as this sounds, what these two scientists had created was a 2-dimensional form of carbon known as graphene, and in 2010 they received the Nobel Prize in Physics for this discovery.  But that’s only part of the story.”   Continue reading… “3D printing meets graphene”

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Volvo cuts turnaround time by 94% using 3D printing

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Stratasys announced an interesting fact:  Since using Stratasys 3D printing technology at its engine production facility in Lyon, France, Volvo Trucks is experiencing dramatically decreased turnaround times of assembly line manufacturing tools with turnaround times having dropped by more than 94%.   Continue reading… “Volvo cuts turnaround time by 94% using 3D printing”

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Amazon plans to put 3D printers in trucks to speed up deliveries

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Amazon wants to speed up shipping, but with this new system they might not have to worry about sending items at all.  Amazon has filed several patent applications for a system that could print goods on-demand in “mobile manufacturing hubs”, using 3D printers to produce the items on the curbs outside customers’ homes.   Continue reading… “Amazon plans to put 3D printers in trucks to speed up deliveries”

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WASP’s giant 3D printer can build houses from mud in some of the most remote places on Earth

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This 3D printer has been developed to build cheap, sustainable houses using a clay-like paste.

WASP, an Italian 3D printer company, demonstrated a giant, three-armed printer they created at Maker Faire Rome. WASP’s 3D printer is unique as it can be assembled on site within two hours, and then filled with mud and fiber to build extremely cheap houses in some of the most remote places on Earth. (Video)

 

 

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New technologies will be key for job growth: Futurist Thomas Frey

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Futurist Thomas Frey speaking at Steamboat’s 20th Economic Summit.

Futurist Thomas Frey took an audience of Steamboat Springs business leaders last week into a future where 3-D printers are printing clothes and food, cars no longer need drivers and drones deliver packages.

 

 

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