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  • National Robotics Challenge

    National Robotics Challenge

    March 6th, 2011 | News, Sponsorships | admin | No Comments is proud to sponsor the National Robotics Challenge on April 14-16, 2011.

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    March 6th, 2011 | Inspiration | admin | No Comments

    A wonderful animated short about the power and future of rapid individual fabrication. Give it a watch.

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  • Project Photofly

    Project Photofly

    January 18th, 2011 | News | admin | No Comments

    “Project Photofly” from Autodesk aims to provide easier and more accurate tools for making a 3D model based on a photograph.

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  • Metropolis II

    Metropolis II

    December 18th, 2010 | Inspiration, News | admin | No Comments

    1,200 custom-designed cars race around the large scale sculpture metropolis II by artist Chris Burden. The piece will soon be exhibited at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art on a long-term loan. The huge kinetic sculpture contains a massive roadway in which the small toy cars race around.

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  • The Road to 200

    The Road to 200

    December 18th, 2010 | News | admin | No Comments

    Team Associated make some of the world’s best radio controlled cars and trucks. Now they want to make the world’s fastest r/c car! It seems impossible but they aim to take a relatively small remote controlled car into the realm of full-size hyper cars such as Bugatti and Ferrari by touching the 200 mph threshold.

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  • Architectural Prototyping

    Architectural Prototyping

    November 26th, 2010 | Inspiration, News | admin | No Comments

    Students at at the University of Bologna are using 3D printing technology to prototype exciting new directions in architecture for their thesis project. Smaller elements can be quickly built to determine if the design is viable and small scale versions of very large elements can be built for proof of concept.

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  • On Demand Body Parts

    On Demand Body Parts

    November 23rd, 2010 | News | admin | No Comments

    3D Printing is becoming more widespread every day and it seems there is no end to the applications. Scientists are working on a printer that can build body parts using cells as the print medium.

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  • NY Times Covers 3-D Printing

    NY Times Covers 3-D Printing

    November 21st, 2010 | News | admin | No Comments

    These days it is giving rise to a string of never-before-possible businesses that are selling iPhone cases, lamps, doorknobs, jewelry, handbags, perfume bottles, clothing and architectural models. And while some wonder how successfully the technology will make the transition from manufacturing applications to producing consumer goods, its use is exploding.

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  • Titan Tech Battle Robot

    Titan Tech Battle Robot

    November 3rd, 2010 | News | admin | No Comments

    We recently teamed up with Titan Tech Robotics at Mecha-Mayhem 2010 the third of an annually recurring event for competitive robot builders. Builders and pilots from around the world faced-off for glory, prizes, and bragging rights in weight classes ranging from 150 grams to 340 pounds.

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