Along with a growing number of leaders around the world, many people believe that 3D printing will change the way things are produced more in this century than the industrial revolution did over the last 300 years. Continue reading… “How 3D printing could change the world forever”
DXV designed these beautiful faucets that would look great in any modern bathroom. With new and creative ways of delivering water to the user, these unique designs of 3D printed metal faucets completely change how the water flows. Continue reading… “Cool 3D printed faucets”
Lecturer and PhD candidate at the College of Art & Design and Built Environment at Nottingham Trent University, Fergal Coulter, has experience in the additive manufacture of tubular, dielectric, elastomer Minimum Energy Structures, cardiac assist devices, auxetic structures, soft robotics and printed electronics. His newest project, 3D scanning and printing on inflated structures, uses multiple layers of hard silicone – Shore A 73 hardness to be precise – to create seamless, hexachiral structures on an inflated silicone balloon. Continue reading… “Inflatable 3D printing substrate”
Last week, CloudDDM revealed a first-of-its kind, fully-automated 3D printing factory right in the heart of UPS’ worldwide hub in Louisville, Ky, that will be able to use the tie-in to UPS to ship its products quickly. Continue reading… “New factory with 100 printers, only 3 employees”
3-D printers are getting faster and cheaper. This week CarbonD announced a 3-D printer that the company claims is 25 times faster than the average and costs starting around $2,500. Meanwhile, the Xyz home-oriented printer can be had for about $500. Continue reading… “New way to instantly recycle plastic waste into 3-D ‘ink’”
America Makes, the National Additive Manufacturing Innovation Institute that’s focused on helping the U.S. grow capabilities and strength in 3D printing, has recently awarded $540,000 to General Electric and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory(LLNL) for development of open-source algorithms that will improve additive manufacturing (3D printing) of metal parts. Continue reading… “High-quality 3D printing of metal parts with open-source algorithms”
Crazy as it may sound, but we may already need to start differentiating between “old-fashioned” and modern 3-D printing methods. Continue reading… “New 3-D printer that grows objects from goo”
If 3-D printers are to address world food problems in the future, they’re going to have to move into far more nutritious fare, not the sugar polyhedra and chocolate rosebuds that are currently all the rage. Continue reading… “Next for 3-D printers: healthy food”
Futurist Thomas Frey: Business owners today are actively deciding whether their next hire should be a person or a machine. After all, machines can work in the dark and don’t come with decades of HR case law requiring time off for holidays, personal illness, excessive overtime, chronic stress or anxiety.
Urban architecture could take on a much different form as scientists make huge strides in robotics, natural building materials, and new construction methods.
Cities are complex ecosystems and they are confronting tremendous pressures to seek optimum efficiency with minimal impact in a resource-constrained world. While architecture, urban planning, and sustainability attempt to address the massive resource requirements and outflow of cities, there are signs that a deeper current of biology is working its way into the urban framework.
A picture of me speaking at yesterday’s TEDxReset in Istanbul.
Futurist Thomas Frey: Yesterday I was honored to be one of the featured speakers at the TEDxReset Conference in Istanbul, Turkey where I predicted that over 2 billion jobs will disappear by 2030. Since my 18-minute talk was about the rapidly shifting nature of colleges and higher education, I didn’t have time to explain how and why so many jobs would be going away. Because of all of the questions I received afterwards, I will do that here.