3D Printed Mesostructured Materials – Flex and Light

Andreas Bastian works at Rice University developing 3D printers for medical applications. Since last October he has been experimenting with creating hexagonal meshes for applications in low-cost 3D printed prosthetics. To create these “mesostructured materials”, as Andreas likes to call them, he has been using a MakerBot Replicator 2 3D Printer. Continue reading “3D Printed Mesostructured Materials – Flex and Light”

Tech-knowledgey: Drake recieves 3D printer, possibilites endless but regulated

Three-dimensional printing is a relatively new technology to the mass market and here at the College at Brockport. The college’s Drake Memorial Library received a 3D printer, MakerBot Replicator 2, that is capable of taking a computer made design and replicating to a resolution of 100 microns (one millionth of a meter) and with a build volume of 410 cubic inches (7 inches x 7 inches x 7 inches). So in theory, yes, you could make a coffee mug. However, student and faculty access to the printer is regulated so that all projects are reviewed before they’re printed. Continue reading “Tech-knowledgey: Drake recieves 3D printer, possibilites endless but regulated”