Additive Manufacturing (3d printing)

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Milo
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Additive Manufacturing (3d printing)

Post by Milo » Tue Jan 03, 2017 11:54 pm

IMO, the hype around AM is on the verge of being justified.

HP has just unveiled a printer that is competitive with injection moulding processes.

https://youtu.be/XeTdo-w6Qx8

Nano now has a printer for PCB prototyping.

https://youtu.be/S7G-IaYxg9E

In general, this technology appears to be advancing at a pace that can soon replace any manufacturing process. The implications are staggering.

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Re: Additive Manufacturing (3d printing)

Post by dagbay » Fri Jan 06, 2017 7:32 pm

Any manufacturing process is a streatch! Many processes involve modification to materials on a molecular level. Other processes require surface qualities and voids that are impractical with additive technologies. Materials for this type of manufacturing must be stable enough to be layered to form the product.
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Re: Additive Manufacturing (3d printing)

Post by Milo » Fri Jan 06, 2017 10:07 pm

dagbay wrote:Any manufacturing process is a streatch! Many processes involve modification to materials on a molecular level. Other processes require surface qualities and voids that are impractical with additive technologies. Materials for this type of manufacturing must be stable enough to be layered to form the product.

In a new study published in the journal Science today, Burke has announced the specs of a chemistry's own version of the 3D printer—a machine that can systematically synthesize thousands of different molecules (including the ratanhine molecular family) from a handful of starting chemicals. Such a machine could not only make ratanhine step-by-step, but also could custom-create a dozen other closely-related chemicals—some never even synthesized before by humans. That could allow scientists to test the medicinal properties of a whole molecular family.

http://www.popularmechanics.com/science ... m-scratch/

But a team of UK scientists and engineers from the University of Glasgow and BAE Systems are already looking much further than that. They are working on a chemical 3D printer called the Chemputer, which can grow highly advanced and bespoke unmanned aircraft in a matter of weeks.

http://www.3ders.org/articles/20160704- ... rones.html

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Re: Additive Manufacturing (3d printing)

Post by Booklady » Sat Jan 07, 2017 6:03 pm

Milo wrote:
dagbay wrote:Any manufacturing process is a streatch! Many processes involve modification to materials on a molecular level. Other processes require surface qualities and voids that are impractical with additive technologies. Materials for this type of manufacturing must be stable enough to be layered to form the product.

In a new study published in the journal Science today, Burke has announced the specs of a chemistry's own version of the 3D printer—a machine that can systematically synthesize thousands of different molecules (including the ratanhine molecular family) from a handful of starting chemicals. Such a machine could not only make ratanhine step-by-step, but also could custom-create a dozen other closely-related chemicals—some never even synthesized before by humans. That could allow scientists to test the medicinal properties of a whole molecular family.

http://www.popularmechanics.com/science ... m-scratch/

But a team of UK scientists and engineers from the University of Glasgow and BAE Systems are already looking much further than that. They are working on a chemical 3D printer called the Chemputer, which can grow highly advanced and bespoke unmanned aircraft in a matter of weeks.

http://www.3ders.org/articles/20160704- ... rones.html
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Re: Additive Manufacturing (3d printing)

Post by lzzrdgrrl » Sat Jan 07, 2017 6:30 pm

Like Pinterest but for people with 3D printers. Check this out:

https://www.thingiverse.com/
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