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The $247 trillion global debt bomb

The untold story of the world economy — so far at least — is the potentially explosive interaction between the spreading trade war and the overhang of global debt, estimated at a staggering $247 trillion. That’s “trillion” with a “t.” The numbers are so large as to be almost …

Economy

Lockheed Martin creates its largest 3D-printed space part to date

Lockheed Martin has just finished the final series of quality control tests for an enormous titanium dome meant to serve as caps for satellite fuel tanks. It's not just any ordinary dome, though: the enormous component measures four feet in diameter and is the company's biggest 3D-printed space …

Lockheed Martin

Now you can 3D print an entire bike frame

Arevo’s new bikes are made from a thermoplastic embedded with carbon fiber, and can be printed locally, instead of waiting for parts to ship.<p>A typical bike sold in a U.S. bike shop today was made in China and shipped thousands of miles to the store. But a new bike-building robot makes it possible …

Carbon Fiber

New data suggests flexibility is key to retaining older workers

New data suggests it just might be.<p>These days, a growing number of Americans are planning to work longer. For some, it's a matter of needing the income. For others, it's a means of occupying their time and avoiding the boredom and restlessness associated with retirement.<p>But not all seniors who …

Should You Pay Off Your Mortgage? The New Tax Law Changes the Math

Tax-law changes will shut millions out of mortgage-interest deductions, especially if they are married couples<p>Now is the time to find out if you are one of the millions of Americans who won’t be able to deduct their monthly mortgage-interest payments.<p>For 2017, 32 million tax filers got a …

Finance

Scientists create the first 3D-printed human corneas

Newcastle University researchers have devised a groundbreaking experimental technique that could help millions on the corneal transplant waiting list. By using a simple 3D bio-printer, Professor of Tissue Engineering Che Connon and his team of scientists were able to combine healthy corneal stem …

Newcastle University

3D Printing Clay? The Bottery from Emerging Objects at Bay Area Maker Faire #BAMF2018

Researchers create the first 3D-printed corneas to combat blindness

Researchers at the University Of Newcastle have announced they’ve managed to 3D print corneas – the outermost part of the human eye.<p>This is incredible, life-changing news for a lot of folks. Worldwide, 10 million people require surgery to prevent corneal blindness from diseases like trachoma. On …

Soundcam: The Handheld Sound Camera

Once L.A.'s hottest mall, the Westside Pavilion is dying, and shoppers are bummed

On a recent Monday afternoon, Emma Halbert sat across from her friend at the Westside Pavilion food court. With her laptop opened in front her, she tried to finish her homework, but was distracted by how eerily quiet the mall felt.<p>The 18-year-old Santa Monica College student looked around the empty …

How 3D printing is revolutionizing healthcare as we know it

In 1983, Chuck Hall, the father of 3D printing, created something that was equal parts simple and earth-shattering. He manufactured the world’s first-ever 3D printer and used it to print a tiny eye wash cup.<p>It was just a cup. It was small and black and utterly ordinary looking. But that cup paved …

Health Care Industry

3D Printed Tank Scores Suspension

Tanks are highly capable vehicles, with their tracks giving them the ability to traverse all manner of terrain at speed. An important part of a tank …

Hard Drive Gives Its Life to Cool 3D Prints

[Mark Rehorst] has been on the hunt for the perfect 3D printer cooling fan and his latest take is a really interesting design. He’s printed an …

Towards More Automated Printers

3D printers can be used in a manufacturing context. This might be surprising for anyone who has waited hours for their low-poly Pokemon print, but …

This 3D Printed House Goes Up in a Day for Under $10,000

There aren’t a ton of ways to build a house other than the way houses have always been built, which is to say, by putting up four walls then adding a …

Makerbot Replicator 2 Opens the Door to High Quality 3D Printing at Home

3D printing is evolving quickly. What was once a very niche, professionals-only endeavor is becoming ever closer to a consumer-level industry. …

NASA's Orion spacecraft will include 3D-printed parts

3D printing is headed for deep space.<p>Stratasys, Phoenix Analysis & Design Technologies (PADT) and Lockheed Martin said Tuesday that they're teaming up to manufacture and deploy 3D-printed parts for NASA's Orion spacecraft, which is set to embark on both manned and unmanned missions within the next …

NASA's Orion crew capsule will have over 100 3D printed parts

It's not just revolutionary start-ups like Rocket Lab that are using 3D printing to create their rockets and spaceships. NASA's new crew capsule Orion will have over 100 3D printed parts specially developed by prime contractor Lockheed Martin, in cooperation with 3D printing experts Stratasys and …

It took around 45 hours of 3D printing to build this 1,076 square-foot house

3D HOUSING 05 is a 3D-printed home built on-site at piazza Cesare Beccaria in Milan. It covers and area of 1,076 square feet and its printing process …

E&G and U.S. Navy use HP Jet Fusion technology to explore 3D printed explosives

Apr 16, 2018 | By David<p>A group of recent grads from Tennessee University are making use of 3D printing technology in order to <b>develop</b> new types of …

Cost of Living

Superb Wood Floor Inlay Shows Off Computer-Augmented Tools

It’s been a few years since we first started hearing about “tools of the future changing the way we work” but this astounding whole-room floor inlay …

How to Smooth PLA 3D Prints

In this instructable I am going to show you how I smooth PLA 3D prints with four different methods. Thanks to instructables in 2013 my life as a …

Conservatives irate over GOP’s spending hypocrisy

‘I don’t see how voters can distinguish between Republicans and Democrats when it comes to spending,’ says one critic on the right.<p>House Republican leaders, stung by President Donald Trump’s rebuke of Congress’ recent trillion-dollar spending spree, are moving to give their rank and file cover by …

Republicans

How 3-D printing is helping to transform Formula One racing

Here's how 3-D printing helping to transform the way things are manufactured.

Can You 3D Print an Axe?

3D printers hit the scene in a big way in the last decade, and thanks to the constant improvements that we’ve seen since then you can now get a …

Bergen Makerspace Transportable 3D Printer

This is a Cartesian style 3D printer based on the popular Open Source RepRap Prusa i3 design by Josef Prusa. Further inspiration for the design came …

The First 3D-Printed Steel Bridge Looks Like It Broke Off an Alien Mothership

The plan to 3D-print a bridge in mid-air was always bonkers. How could a technology best known for creating flimsy prototypes and personalized action …

Home Construction

3-D Printed Buildings Are a Tech Twist on Ancient Construction Techniques

3-D printed buildings are finally happening, in concrete jail cells, foam homeless shelters and earthquake-proof bungalows<p>Many inventions, in hindsight, feel more like discoveries. Think of the bicycle, or the steam engine, or glass—all simple and useful enough to be widely copied once they were …

Prototyping

Review: Carvey Is a Silent, Sleek Desktop CNC Machine

<i>This machine was reviewed as part of our 2017 Desktop Fabrication Shootout. See more machines in our 3D Printer Guide and non-3D printer reviews here.</i><p>The new Carvey Desktop CNC by Inventables advertises as a sleek, streamlined, easy to use version of the full-sized, particle board eating monsters …

Printing

Why Metal 3D Printing is Breakthrough Tech for 2018

Metal 3D printing is cheaper, safer and faster so let's see if it's finally ready to be the disruptive technology we need.<p>The perception of 3D printing in the trough of disillusionment has slowed down it's progress. That was very apparent when I spoke at SXSW last week. Right now, our experiences, …

3D Printing