Inflatable 3D printing substrate

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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”

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High-quality 3D printing of metal parts with open-source algorithms

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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”

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101 Endangered Jobs by 2030

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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.

 

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Drones, bacteria, and 3D printers will build the cities of the future

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.

 

 

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2 Billion Jobs to Disappear by 2030

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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.

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