Almost every new innovation that involves 3D printing has a moment of “wtf am I looking at” wonder. Take for example, this “computational hydrographic printing” process, which uses PVA film, linear motors, and a 3D vision system (read: Xbox Kinect) to accurately paint patterns onto objects. Mental. See more >>
Curious about just how far they could take the company’s additive manufacturing technology, engineers at GE Aviation’s Additive Development Center successfully created a simple jet engine, made entirely from 3D printed parts, that was able to rev up to 33,000 RPM. Read more >>
A typical 3D printer layers melted plastic to build up a solid object, but what happens when you swap plastic for fabric? You’ve got a machine that can create objects that are soft, deformable, and cuddly.