Leslie Langnau's Blog – July 2012 Archive (5)

How Haptic technology will influence CAD and 3D printing

At this year’s RAPID show, I had an opportunity to meet with Ping Fu, founder and CEO of Geomagic. Widely regarded as a visionary, Ms. Fu spearheaded the recent acquisition of Sensible Technology Inc. Recently, we continued our conversation on how touch technology will affect 3D printing.…


Added by Leslie Langnau on July 26, 2012 at 6:01am — No Comments

Rostock: a delta robot 3D printer prototype

This is such a cool idea, using a delta robot to function as the print head for 3D printing objects.  

Thingiverse user Johann is working on a new delta robot 3D printer prototype called Rostock. The Rostock 3D printer is 30 inches (77 cm) tall, and the build volume is 8x8x16 inches (20x20x40 cm).…


Added by Leslie Langnau on July 17, 2012 at 7:02am — No Comments

Building a RollsRoyce Jet engine out of Legos

I might be showing too much of my inner geek, but I like this video

Added by Leslie Langnau on July 11, 2012 at 11:37am — No Comments

3D printing helps prototype car that will travel faster than a bullet

The BLOODHOUND Project is an international education initiative focused around a 1,000 mph World Land Speed Record attempt. The core aim is to inspire young people to pursue careers in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM subjects) by showcasing these subjects in exciting ways. The Project Director is Richard Noble and the Program Architect is Dan Johns.

This car will be powered by a jet engine and a rocket as it attempts to go at least 1,000 mph. Key parts of the…


Added by Leslie Langnau on July 9, 2012 at 5:36am — No Comments

How to evaluate a 3D printer, additive manufacturing system

In the additive manufacturing world, probably the most common question is: What is the best 3D printing system or technology for me? At the recent AMUG conference, Todd Grimm, president of T. A. Grimm & Associates, Inc., and Kevin Ayers, Specialist in Additive Manufacturing for the FBI, gave tips on how to evaluate any 3DP/AM option. Here are a few of them.

1. Do extensive research. While Grimm and Ayers proposed an exhaustive procedure as a best practice, they advised that…


Added by Leslie Langnau on July 2, 2012 at 1:08pm — No Comments


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