Change Is Additive—Week of 1/6/2017
CHANGE IS ADDITIVE—A 3D Printing News Series by Fathom
3D Printing Mission-Specific Drones for the US Army, Rapid 3D Scanner, Enable Community Foundation in Haiti
With so many weekly developments in a fast-changing industry like additive manufacturing, the headlines can really stack up. To cut through the clutter of 3D printing news, check out these staff picks of the week. What do you think is the most impactful development?
Taiwan-based 3D-printing startup T3D has created a new 3D printer that uses input from smartphones to created 3D printed objects. Through a process similar to stereolithography, the 3D printers light-sensitive resin is capable of recreating a number of simple objects rapidly. Though the 3D printer is not yet commercially available, T3Ds technology is certainly making headlines / / Read More // Watch Video
The US Army has been quick to adopt 3D printing technology, using it to conceptualize armor for soldiers, create hyper-nutritional rations and make replacement parts for a number of applications. An initiative at the Army Research Laboratory is utilizing 3D printing technology for more mission-specific, single use unmanned aerial vehicles. At the recent Army Expeditionary Warrior Experiments, the ARL demonstrated their newest drones, some of which can be configured, 3D printed and used within 24 hours / / Read More / / Watch Video
The Enable Community Foundation is an organization that connects companies and individuals with 3D printing capacity with those in need of prosthetic limbs. Fathom has worked with ECF a number of times in the past, including with Isabella and her unique needs and is proud to take part in ECFs recent mission to spread prosthetic limbs to the many upper-limb amputees in Haiti / / Read More
Fuel3D, a 3D capture and imaging company, just unveiled two innovative 3D scanners at the 2017 Consumer Electronics Show. The Fuel3D 360 Scanner and the Fuel3D Desktop scanner, each innovative in its own way, are looking to define the edge of 3D scanning technology. The Fuel3D 360 Scanner claims to capture extremely high-resolution 3D scan data in less than a second, digitally recreating a scan of a human head within 0.3 seconds / / Read More
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Imagery and News Sources: 3Ders.org, 3Dprint.com, 3D Printingindustry.com, T3D, US Army, Fuel3D, Enable Community Foundation, Thingiverse, Ener Design, graph