Flowers, chocolate and cards are among the most common gifts given on Valentine’s Day. For the more munificent, gifts can also include jewellery or dinner at the restaurant. And while these gifts adhere to a certain tradition, could they not be updated by near-replicate technologies?
The Society for Imaging Science and Technology (IS&T) will hold its Printing for Fabrication event in Dresden on Sept 23-27. It will explore the potential of digital printing technologies, including applications and materials which go beyond traditional printing.
The answer is, all of these items can be made using 3D printing. Today, 3D printing is considered as a disruptive technology that has the potential to radically change the way we produce and consume. 3D printers come in all shapes and sizes, such as small table units or room-size equi
A technology used increasingly in hi-tech industries, such as the aerospace and automotive sectors, relies for many applications on IEC standardization work. This technology, known in industry as rapid prototyping or additive manufacturing, has been around for a while to make prototyp
The future of 3D printing (based on an IEC e-tech article by Gabriela Ehrlich) IEC e-tech attended a presentation by Carl Bass, CEO of Autodesk during CES. Carl Bass has been a pioneer of 3D printing. Intimately linked Bass started by explaining that 3D printing is older than one thin