Teleportation, the ability to send an object from one location to another without the object moving through space is actually far closer than you could imagine, its already here.
AIO Robotics have this week released the Zeus 3D printer and scanner that like a fax machine can send an image, 3D in this case, from one fax machine to another. The scanner is able to digitize objects up to 5 inches high at a resolution of 125 microns; the printer is a standard plastic filament printer able to print at 80 micron resolution.
The clever bit is the ability to exchange 3D images between printers over the internet, automatically. A feature that gives this little grey box teleportation abilities. True teleportation does of course require the original to be destroyed, that is up to the sender of the object for now.
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The modern marvel of 3D printing is a technology still in its infancy. Like the Wild West new frontiers are being discovered all the time.
The latest frontier being explored by 3D printer manufacturers is the art of embedding electronics and circuits. From quick circuit board prototyping to printing entire electronic devices in one step 3D printers are getting interesting.
Presented for your viewing pleasure are videos that capture the next frontier of 3D printing, embedded electronics and the incredible technology making it all possible. Sit back, relax and let the future appear before you one layer at a time.
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The 3D printing revolution took an unexpected leap forward this week entering the world of the pen with the 3Doodler, the World’s first 3D printing pen. 3Doodler promises to add an entirely new dimension to sketches, art can now literally jump off the page.
3Doodler burst onto the scene as a brand new Kickstarter project, passing it’s $30,000 funding goal in just a few hours. Now a little over a month later it has collected nearly $150,000 in pledges. Currently just over 1,000 pens are still available for advanced order, they will sell out with days. The first production run of 3Doodlers will ship in September while a second shipment in October will be required to complete the Kickstarter orders.
Like a hot glue gun with a 3D printing head installed the 3Doodler uses a string of ABS or PLA plastic that is fed through the back, heated by the 3D print head, coming out of the pen pliable allowing anyone to draw any object that comes to mind.
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The industrial revolution has changed every aspect of life in the last 200 years, now it is moving on to the final frontier, Space. Made In Space – MIS -, is a recent entrant into the race to manufacture in space and they have recently completed their first series of zero-gravity manufacturing tests. With more than a billion dollars of parts flown into space every year MIS hopes to manufacture up to 30% of those parts in space, directly where they are needed, when they are needed. More than just a good idea this is the start of the industrial revolution of space.
3D printing and in-space manufacturing will dramatically change the way we look at space exploration, commercialization, and mission design today.” said Aaron Kemmer, CEO and Co-Founder of Made In Space. “The possibilities range from building on-demand parts for human missions to building large space habitats that are optimized for space.”
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