Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory researchers have developed a new and more efficient approach to a challenging problem inadditive manufacturing– using selective laser melting, namely, the selection of appropriate process parameters that result in parts with desired properties. Selective laser melting (SLM) is a powder-based, additive manufacturing process where a 3D part is produced, layer by layer, using a high-energy laser beam to fuse the metal powder particles. Some SLM applications require parts that are very dense, with less than 1 percent porosity, as the pores or voids are the weakest part of the material and most likely would result in failure. Researchers Develop Efficient Approach to Manufacture 3D Metal Parts > ENGINEERING.com
Chuck Hull: the father of 3D printing who shaped technology | Business
Although measured and deliberate in his responses, there is one moment when the softly spoken Chuck Hull known as the father of 3D printing tells of his surprise about what exactly his creation was capable of achieving. In 1996, surgeons at the Wilford Hall medical centre in Texas working to separate a pair of conjoined twins thought that only one would be able to walk after the operation. After a model of the girls’ bone structure was generated using 3D printing, however, they found a shared upper leg bone to be bigger than expected and split it successfully, resulting in both twins being able to walk. Chuck Hull: the father of 3D printing who shaped technology | Business
Star Trek-Style Holodeck Coming into Focus at Lowes
Weve all done it gone into a store to figure out what we wanted to buy only to go home and buy it online from whoever offered the lowest price and free returns. One way to account for this new consumer behavior is to consider how little brick-and-mortar retail has changed since the Internet exploded into our lives in the mid-1990s. Today Lowes took an even bigger step into new shopping experiences, launching a holograph-based virtual reality showroom dubbed the Holoroom. Star Trek-Style Holodeck Coming into Focus at Lowes
Singularity Surplus: Computer Convenience For FDA Data, Paper and Pen, Power Outlets
The Scribble pen can identify and reproduce 16 million colors you might come across in daily life. The pen uses a 16-bit RGB color sensor to identify the colors of objects and reproduces them by mixing cyan, magenta, yellow, white and black inks. The user can save up to 100,000 colors in the pens 1GB memory.