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Flight Assembled Architecture

Posted by on 02 Jan 2012 | Tagged as: 3D Printing, enablers

Shape of things to come – welcome to 2012!

Titled “Flight Assembled Architecture,” the live installation showcases a fleet of quadrocopters building a six meter-high tower made up of 1,500 prefabricated polystyrene foam modules.

http://www.gizmag.com/frac-flying-robots-build-6-meter-tower/20977/

Print me a Stradivarius

Posted by on 27 Dec 2011 | Tagged as: 3D Printing, biomimicry

One of the key enabling technologies in the realm of biomimicry is 3D Printing or “additive manufacturing“. A pointer to the future from The Economist:

THE industrial revolution of the late 18th century made possible the mass production of goods, thereby creating economies of scale which changed the economy—and society—in ways that nobody could have imagined at the time. Now a new manufacturing technology has emerged which does the opposite. Three-dimensional printing makes it as cheap to create single items as it is to produce thousands and thus undermines economies of scale. It may have as profound an impact on the world as the coming of the factory did. Continued at The Economist…