Tagged: 3d printing

A 3D printed microbattery - Ariadne

Robert Hickson Jun 23, 2013

The research uses of 3D printing are rapidly diversifying. The latest application is a lithium ion microbattery (subscription to Advanced Materials required to read full article). Unlike existing thin film batteries this printed microbattery is reported to have a similar performance to commercial batteries. Potential applications are for micro-robots and implantable medical devices. The critical issues for … Read More

Mass customisation really does mean it is all about you - Stick

Peter Kerr Mar 15, 2012

It’s difficult to predict where the confluence of trends like 3-D printing, mass customisation and the social web will end up. But, just as the publishing and music industries got democratised (or destroyed, depending on your point of view) by … Continue reading → … Read More

Print the future - Ariadne

Robert Hickson Feb 16, 2012

Is 3D printing — where objects are built layer by layer (with plastics, or in some cases other materials) via something akin to an ink jet printer — ‘the future’ of manufacturing, or will it largely be the realm of hobbyists churning out useful and kitschy playthings? At Technology Review Christopher Mims argues that the latter is more … Read More

nerdnite wellington #6: seriously awesome - misc.ience

Aimee Whitcroft Jul 19, 2011

UPDATE: Videos from nerdnite 6 are available here Last night was the sixth, _sixth_, nerdnite Wellington. If you remember*, I started nerdnite about a year ago. The event takes place in a bar/pub, and consists of lots of interesting (and interested) people, drinking copious quantities of beer**, and 4 speakers speaking … Read More

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