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Plastic roads may put asphalt to shame

The days of putting up with crumbling asphalt streets might just come to an end. Construction company VolkerWessels has revealed plans for recycled plastic roads that are both more sustainable <i>and</i> more practical than old-fashioned blacktop. Besides reusing material, they'd last about three times …

Solar panels aren't just for roofs anymore — the world's first road paved with solar panels is working better than expected

Now, six months into the trial, engineers say the system is working even better than expected, with the 70-metre test bike path generating 3,000 kWh, or enough electricity to power a small household for a year.<p>"If we translate this to an annual yield, we expect more than the 70k wh per square metre …

This Man 3D Prints a Functional Engine on his Airwolf 3D Printer, with Sights Set on Entire Working Locomotive

When I visit various 3D printing expos, there is usually one booth that I really enjoy stopping by and checking out. That’s the Airwolf 3D booth, …

3D Printer Uses Light To Create Objects (video)

Artist Ekaggrat Singh Kalsi has modified a 3D printer to be able to use light to create a 3D objects in space, by attaching RGB LED to the head of a …

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The Incredible 3D Printed Zoetrope

Here’s a wonderfully neat project to perhaps spark some creativity as we head into this holiday weekend: the 3D printed Zoetrope.<p>Take the concept of a flipbook — a series of frames displayed quickly to trick your brain into seeing an animation — and make it 3D, swapping out the still images for …

Amazon now lets you create customized 3D printed figures of video game characters

Amazon has partnered with Sandboxr, a company specializing in 3D-printed collectibles, to let you create customized 3D printed figures of video game characters from Smite, Infinity Blade, and Primal Carnage.<p>Amazon launched its Shapeways-like 3D printing store last June, giving consumers access to …

This Super-Strong 3-D Printer Material Lets You Print Tough Stuff Like Chains And Cogs

The next step in 3-D printing our entire world.<p>You can switch out the ink in your fancy photo printer, and now you can switch out the resin in your 3-D printer. Want something a little more heavy duty than your standard 3-D printed object? FormLabs’ Tough Resin is a new printer material for making …

Future SUVs from Jeep, Jaguar, Land Rover, Lamborghini, Tesla, Honda

Jeep Wrangler<p>What We Know<p>To shed serious weight, the Jeep Wrangler is expected to use lots of aluminum in its first full update since 2006. (Though …

Tesla delivered a record number of electric cars in a quarter

Tesla says it shipped a record number of its Model S electric cars in the second quarter of this year. Early Thursday morning the electric car maker …

Tesla Is Betting on Solar, Not Just Batteries

Tesla’s Powerwall storage system is not a radical innovation, and it is not the first battery for energy storage on the market. But, as Elon Musk surely understands, it is not always the best technology that wins the innovation race. Rather, it’s often the one that best fits with existing dominant …

Nifty New Resin Solves a Major Problem With 3-D Printing

Author: Joseph Flaherty. Joseph Flaherty Design<p>Date of Publication: 06.30.15.<p>Time of Publication: 8:00 am. 8:00 am<p>Related Galleries<p>What Would …

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Ilios Revamps the Software and Electronics Package for Their 3D Printer Line

Demetris Ruslan Zavorotnitsienko of Ilios<p>It’s been fairly quiet regarding news and updates over the last few months from Ilios, the maker of the …

New Morpheus resin 3D Printing LIPS Technology unveiled at Inside 3D Printing Seoul

July 2, 2015 | By Alec<p>Big things are happening in the world of resin 3D printing. While the vast majority of 3D printing enthusiasts like us are …

New Matter MOD-t 3D Printer Launches For $399

New Matter has announced this week the launch of its new MOD-t 3D printer that is now available to purchase priced at $399, after successfully …

Flying jetmen stunningly soar all over Dubai in amazing video

Watch as Jetman Yves Rossy and his protege, Jetman Vince Reffet, take their crazy jetpacks to the skies of Dubai and tour the city like Superman …

NASA prototypes a drone aircraft destined for Mars

No, you're not looking at a very sophisticated boomerang -- that may be the first aircraft to fly the Martian skies. NASA has revealed that it's building a prototype for Prandtl-m (Preliminary Research Aerodynamic Design to Land on Mars), a glider drone that would launch from a descending rover and …

'Should You Buy a 3D Printer or Use a 3D Printing Service?' - Sculpteo releases 2015 Edition

Jun 28, 2015 | By Simon<p>Although there have never been as many options for 3D printers as there are today - both in technologies as well as price …

Check Out the World's First 3-D Printed Supercar

Scott Olson—Getty Images<p>Uli Deck—dpa/Corbis<p>Scott Olson—Getty Images<p>Bao Dandan—Xinhua Press/Corbis<p>Jewel Samad—AFP/Getty Images<p>Carlos …

The Race To The Bottom Is Now Hitting Professional 3D Printers

The eagle-eyed among you will notice something interesting about the Riverside Photocuring 3D Printer pictured above. Almost all of the design – from the removable build plate to the jolly front button – is a direct homage to the Formlabs Form 1. One could assume, therefore, that the Riverside …

University of Oslo Master's Student Creates Amazing Open Source 5

When we think of desktop FDM/FFF 3D printers, we typically picture a gantry style Cartesian-based machine, or a Delta robot style printer. These …

Ares All-In-One 3D Printer, Scanner And CNC Machine Launches On Indiegogo For $399 (video)

A new open source 3D printer called the Ares has launched this week over on the Indiegogo crowdfunding website with the aim of raising $8000 to make …

This robotic bricklayer can build a house in two days

For all the modern tools and heavy machinery found on construction sites these days, one aspect has remained a decidedly manual labor: bricklaying. Just as they did 6000 years ago when masonry was first developed, today's bricklayers still perform their backbreaking work almost exclusively by hand. …

NASA's under-ice rover takes fish pics in warm waters

NASA has started testing its new Buoyant Rover for Under-Ice Exploration (BRUIE) prototype, and as you can see above, it looks markedly different from its predecessor. It's taller, thicker, has rotating segments to be able to take pictures from different directions and can withstand depths up to …

Lenovo wants you to decide if it should build this retro ThinkPad

IBM's original boxy, black ThinkPads, exemplified by the seminal 1994 700c model, are beloved by laptop design aficionados. But would such a style (in a much thinner package, of course) fly in today's market? Lenovo's VP of design, David Hill wants to find out, so he showed off a "Time Machine" …

DJI Phantom 3 review: an aerial photography drone for the masses

Almost a year ago to the day, I wrote about the impact DJI's Phantom 2 Vision+ might have on our skies. Up to that point, drones (or quadcoptors/multirotors, for the purists) had been slowly edging their way into mainstream consciousness. DJI's ready-to-fly Vision series, with their built-in …

How to 3d Print a 3d Printer

It's a popular internet joke: the danger of 3d printing is that once you have a 3d printer, you can just print out more 3d printers. This would be a …

The Limits of 3D Printing

Contrary to what some say, 3D printing is <i>not</i> going to revolutionize the manufacturing sector, rendering traditional factories obsolete. The simple fact of the matter is the economics of 3D printing now and for the foreseeable future make it an unfeasible way to produce the vast majority of parts …

Terry Wohlers Reports on the State of Additive Manufacturing at Inside 3D Printing Seoul

Terry Wohlers, Principal Consultant and President of Wohlers Associates, has been covering the 3D printing industry since 1986, the same year that …

INDMATEC Launches the PEEK 3D Printer - First FDM 3D Printer for Printing High Temperature Polymers

It seems as though each and every week we are reporting on yet another material that has suddenly been introduced into the 3D printing space. Whether …

Sharebot announces two new 3D printing filaments, Nylforce 550 Nylon-Carbon

Jun 27, 2015 | By Simon<p>Of all of the small-to-medium sized 3D printer manufacturers that have been generating attention over the past few years, …

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