Researchers Develop Minibuilders, Tiny Robots Capable of 3D Printing Large Buildings

One problem with 3D printers today, is that their build envelopes are limited by the size of the actual printer. In order to print a house, you need a 3D printer which is larger than that house. This severely limits the utility of any one device, and equates to substantial costs for any person or company trying to print on a large scale. Continue reading “Researchers Develop Minibuilders, Tiny Robots Capable of 3D Printing Large Buildings”

Autodesk Unveils Plans for 3D Printer

In a move that helps cement its place in the world of digital manufacturing, Autodesk announced it will produce a branded 3D printer.
Autodesk will make a strong push into the additive manufacturing landscape, creating an open source 3D printing platform “Spark” that will simplify the printing process for everyone from materials engineers to hardware manufacturers and product designers.  Continue reading “Autodesk Unveils Plans for 3D Printer”

25 October Seminar: The future of Tools (hardware, software or platforms), Open Source or Propietary

The further development of tools is of paramount importance to both the industry and the (future) users. Not alone the hardware should develop and should improve, but design and engineering tools will have even more impact on the acceptance of this technology. Open source and proprietary tools are of equal importance. Continue reading “25 October Seminar: The future of Tools (hardware, software or platforms), Open Source or Propietary”