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Tiny 3D Printed Lens is Smaller Than a Grain of Salt

July 20, 2016

3D printing keeps on making history over and over. This time the technology has led to the debut of the world’s smallest lens. And yes – I’m talking about a grain of salt kind of small. German scientists have just recently created what is now considered the world’s tiniest lens using 3D printing. The lens […]

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Thor by Airbus – The World’s First 3D Printed Plane

June 22, 2016

Airbus, a European airline company based in France, has made history thanks to their debut of the very first 3D printed plane called “Thor”. This unique aircraft has been named THOR as short for ‘Test of High-tech Objectives in Reality’. Airbus publicly displayed this windowless, 46 pounds (21 Kilos), 13 feet long mini-plane for the […]

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RC Land Yacht Filmed Weaving Down a Hill

April 20, 2016

In last weeks RC Land Yacht Update I had been modifying the steering mechanism and had just managed to 3D print a tyre which I’d designed. This little 3D printed land yacht looked quite functional now, although still being without a sail it’s still really a soap box racer as it needs gravity to power it. […]

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3D Printed RC Land Yacht Steering Mods and New Tyres

April 10, 2016

In my last 3D Printed Land Yacht update I included a YouTube video demonstrating the steering mechanism in action. When I posted this to my 3D Printing Facebook Group someone pointed out that I might need to angle the steering axle, for a couple of reasons. The first is to create some positive caster which will make the […]

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Magnetic 3D Printing PLA Filament from Graphene 3D

April 6, 2016

Most of the 3D printing that has been going on ever since the additive manufacturing technology was introduced has been the printing of cheap plastic parts. Definitely 3D printing of plastic objects and parts has had a huge impact in revealing to the world the potential that the technology has in completely transforming traditional manufacturing. […]

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First Prototype of RC Land Yacht with Steering

April 3, 2016

In my last 3D Printed RC Land Yacht Blog Post I had only just began doing some research and designing a few parts. My goal since last week has been to have a basic rolling chassis up and running, hopefully with working steering. After staying up until 3am a few times with OpenSCAD I have just about managed it. […]

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