Why Siemens, GE and Rolls-Royce are turning to 3D printing

January 8, 2018 by  
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Inside the pluses and minuses of additive manufacturing.

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What an integrated Western grid means for California

January 8, 2018 by  
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The electricity grids of the Western U.S. are home to major electricity innovation — as well as major grid challenges.

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New 3D-printed magnets work better than traditional versions, with zero waste

November 3, 2016 by  
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There is virtually no limit to the items that can be produced with 3D-printing technology these days, and now researchers at the US Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) have used it to create a better magnet that happens to help protect the environment. The new 3D-printed magnet outperforms traditional magnets as well, making it even more desirable. Because the 3D-printing process involves zero waste, manufacturing the magnets helps conserve rare earth minerals, meaning more of them can stay in the ground. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-GJ2R9V93Eo The game-changing innovation created at ORNL  is an isotropic, near-net-shape, neodymium-iron-boron (NdFeB) permanent bonded magnet . Researchers working on the project report that the 3D-printed magnet has “comparable or better magnetic, mechanical, and microstructural properties” versus magnets with a similar composition that were created through conventional methods. The performance boost is just one of the benefits of this new technology, though. Related: How magnets could bring us closer to energy-free refrigeration The other perk involves conserving rare minerals, which are mined from the earth only to be wasted in traditional manufacturing processes. In order to produce the magnets, composite pellets are melted, compounded, and extruded layer-by-layer into desired forms using the Big Area Additive Manufacturing (BAAM) machine, a special 3D-printer housed at the DOE’s Manufacturing Demonstration Facility at ORNL. Using 3D-printing to manufacture the magnets is a zero waste process, while conventional sintered magnet manufacturing can result in material waste up to 50 percent. The results of the innovation were recently published in the journal Scientific Reports. Via Phys.org Images via ORNL

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Biomimicry 3.8 Founder Janine Benyus Says Biomimicry is the Key to a Green 3D Printing Revolution

June 20, 2013 by  
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Sunflower photo from Shutterstock 3D printing is one of today’s most exciting emerging technologies – few other developments have as much potential to shape the way we make things and the world as we know it. Not only does 3D printing enable users to manufacture virtually anything, it can greatly reduce time and costs involved in creating unique objects. So far, the technology has been used to make everything from prosthetic limbs to jet engine parts , but that’s just the beginning. As technology improves and costs decrease, 3d printers are poised to enter the consumer realm – which means that we’re at a pivotal point in the development of the medium. At the Biomimicry 3.8 Education Summit and Global Conference this weekend in Boston, Biomimicry 3.8 founder, biologist and author Janine Benyus will explain how we can bring about a green 3D printing revolution by developing printing processes modeled on the way nature builds living organisms. Read the rest of Biomimicry 3.8 Founder Janine Benyus Says Biomimicry is the Key to a Green 3D Printing Revolution Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: 3d printer , 3D printing , additive manufacturing , biomimetic , biomimicry , biomimicry 3.8 , biomimicry 3d , Design , green design , green materials , green technology , Janine Benyus , recyclable materials , recyclable polymers , sustainable design        

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MakerBot Unveils Next-Gen Replicator 2X 3D Printer at CES 2013

January 9, 2013 by  
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Here at Inhabitat, we can’t get enough of 3D printers, and MakerBot’s Replicator 2 is one of the finest examples of consumer-level 3D printing. That’s why we were so excited about the release of Replicator 2X , a new, updated version of the Replicator that was unveiled this week at CES 2013 . With an improved frame, ABS plastic printing and a heated build platform, the Replicator 2X will have you printing incredibly detailed, astonishingly realistic 3D models in no time from the comfort of home. Read the rest of MakerBot Unveils Next-Gen Replicator 2X 3D Printer at CES 2013 Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: 3D printing Small Business , Additive Manufacturing Printers , CES 2013 , Home 3D Printing , Makerbot 3D Printer , MakerBot 3D Printer Consumer , MakerBot Replicator 2X , Replicator 2

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RoboSmart Bulb: An Intelligent Wireless LED Light Bulb You Can Control With a Smart Device

January 9, 2013 by  
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Smart Home Labs recently released a revolutionary LED bulb called RoboSmart . The innovative, new bulb has an integrated Bluetooth that enables you to control your lights using nothing but your phone or tablet. RoboSmart’s features include: dimming, an automatic timer for security, energy reports and much more. The bulb easily pays for itself many times over in energy savings, it looks just like a traditional incandescent bulb, provides high power LED illumination, and it provides the flexibility of wireless home automation from your smart phone. See a video of the bulb in action here . + RoboSmart on Indiegogo The article above was submitted to us by an Inhabitat reader. Want to see your story on Inhabitat ? Send us a tip by following this link . Remember to follow our instructions carefully to boost your chances of being chosen for publishing!   Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: bulb timers , dimmable led , dimming led , LED bulb , led lamp , LED lights , light timers , remote-controlled lights , robosmart , smart led bulb

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Buffalo’s Hotel Lafayette Restoration Preserves a Historic Landmark and Re-enlivens a Neighborhood

January 9, 2013 by  
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