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Change is Additive Week of 8/11/2017

Change Is Additive—Week of 8/11/2017

CHANGE IS ADDITIVE—A 3D Printing News Series by Fathom

3D Printed Michelin Tires, After the Hype TED Talk, Additive in Education, Theatrical Scene Design with 3D Printing, Glowing Additive Lamp Fixture

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?


Michelins 3D Printed VISION Tire

The Vision is an additively produced proof-of-concept wheel and it gives a glimpse at Michelins plans for what it calls sustainable mobility / / Read More // Watch Video


3D Printing After the Hype—TED

TED speaker Johannes Gartner is conducting research in additive manufacturing and potentially disruptive technologies as an assistant professor at the Institute for Innovation Management at the Johannes Kepler University Linz and as a post-doctoral researcher at the Aalto University, Helsinki. He is also an issuer of the independent online magazine 3Druck.com / / Watch Video


The Future of 3D Printing in Education

Advances in resources available for teachers and other education professionals are making 3D printing more widely accessible, claims The Engineer. Teachers can now download design software and access it via tablets and mobile phones. Easy tutorials for beginners are available for those without basic knowledge of the technology. 3D printing software is considerably more user friendly than it was two years ago, which makes it ideal for younger children to grasp, while innovative apps for mobile phones and tablets make it easy and efficient to create designs and send them to a 3D printer for production / / Read More

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3D Printing Takes the Stage with Theatrical Scenic Design

Italy-based WASP, which has made a name for itself through innovative 3D printing projects ranging from gluten-free 3D printed food to casts of Vesuvius victims to an entire 3D printed village, has teamed up with Rome’s Teatro dell’Opera in the company’s latest challenge: scenic design. Fra Diavolo will be opening on October 8 and technology partner WASP is helping to ensure the production is ready for the mainstage / / Read More


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3D Glow Lamp / / Luminosa Luminaire

The Luminosa Luminaire combines 3D printing and 3D pen drawing to achieve an artful hanging light fixture / / Watch Video // Download


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Imagery and News Sources: 3Ders.org, 3DPrintingIndustry.com, 3DPrint.com, The Engineer, MyMini Factory, Michelin, Teatro dell’Opera, WASP, TED, Johannes Gartner, Engadget

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