Collection by Erika Heet

Exploring the Future of 3D Printing: Day 1

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The Media Bistro–sponsored 3D Inside Printing Conference and Expo is happening over two days in San Jose, California, and has gathered the most cutting-edge inventors and companies in the field, offering some very mind-blowing ideas that promise to reshape the way we create objects, and even buildings. Here are our discoveries from Day 1 of the conference, which includes lectures and demonstrations on all things 3D.

A 3D-printed scooter at the 3D Systems display.
At 3D Systems, a wall of Cube personal printers was abuzz printing objects.
Sugar cubes “printed” by the Sugar Lab for 3D Systems.
Husband-and-wife team (and former architecture students) Kyle and Liz Von Hasseln of the Sugar Lab show off their...
A musician plays a 3D-printed guitar that started as a nylon powder, which is then hardened by a laser and melted into...
A shoe being printed from PLA, polylactic acid, which is biodegradable and derived from sugar (as opposed to the more...
An attendee customizes her own Star Trek 3D-printed figurine, which will be printed with her face on it based on a...
From Stratasys, a custom exoskeleton to aid in the therapy for a two-year-old girl with arthrogryposis.
A collaboration between Zip-Bit, Netfabb, Inition, and mcor, which specializes in 3D printing with paper, allows an...
Behrokh Khoshnevis, an engineering professor at USC, reveals his Contour Crafting fabrication process system, by which...

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