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Change is Additive Week of 3/18/16

Change is Additive—3/18/16

CHANGE IS ADDITIVE—A Blog Series by Fathom
Assembly Line Additive Manufacturing, 3D Printed Hydro Turbines, Fuel Efficient 3D Printed Cars, Download the Iris+ Drone

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 of the week?




Autodesk Engineers New Project Escher, the Factory-in-a-Box

Autodesk set out to create a line of toolheads that could work together in collaborative fabrication. Dubbed by its creators as The Conductor, Project Escher is really a complete factory in a box. Unique software developed by Autodesk allows each toolhead to work on a different portion of an object concurrently  // Watch in Action





How Eco-Hybrid Car Company Urbee Combines 3D Printing & Fuel Efficiency

The three-wheeled, two-seater Urbee 2 prototype is setting the mark for the future of automobile design and production. Featuring a body fully 3D printed in ABS on multiple Fortus 900mc 3D production systems, the Urbee 2 weighs just 1200 pounds and its hybrid, 10-horsepower engine has unprecedented mileage capabilities / / Read More



Sustainable Hydro Power Using 3D Printed Turbine 

Verterra Energy Inc., a Minneapolis-based alternative energy company, has developed an innovative alternative to the traditional dam, created with the use of 3D printing. The hydro turbine system, called Volturnus, operates based on a horizontal design that generates energy while deflecting debris floating downstream / / Read More





3DRobotics Makes IRIS+ Drone Available for Download to 3D Print

3DRobotics has released one of their signature drones, the IRIS+, for download and 3D print. Similar to the Make The Unmakeable Challenge featuring the Horus Drone, a contest won recently by UC Berkeley Senior Casey Rogers, 3D Robotics hopes to encourage users creativity in designing their own drone accessories / / Read More / / Download IRIS+

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Images courtesy of Autodesk, KOR Ecologic, Minneapolis Star-Tribune, 3D Robotics

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