GROWit Makes the World’s First 3D Printed Snowboard with SoCal-based Signal Snowboards

futurist-foresight:

NASAs plans for 3D printing with robots.

personalfactory:

NASA wants to 3D print lunar base too, with giant spider robots

“Last month, the European Space Agency (ESA) was teaming up with its industrial partner renowned architects Foster + Partners to test the feasibility of 3D printing using lunar soil and to build a lunar base.

It seems that NASA has also got a similar idea: using existing resources on the moon to build those structures. Space architects Tomas Rousek, Katarina Eriksson and Dr. Ondrej Doule have unveiled their vision for a lunar module which shows the potential of 3D printing technology from NASA.” ~ 3ders.org

(via futurist-foresight)

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3D printing machines are cool.

3D printing machines are cool.

Laser sintering…with carbon.

Process: Laser Sintering
Material: carbonGRO 640
Purpose: To be a stable, lightweight functioning gear that can withstand high temperature levels

Laser sintering…with carbon.

Process: Laser Sintering

Material: carbonGRO 640

Purpose: To be a stable, lightweight functioning gear that can withstand high temperature levels

Full Color 3D Printing

From powder bed to functioning amplifier…3D printing is awesome.

Simply Amplified Symphony Shells - 3D Printed Smartphone Amplifiers

NATURE’S way in the snowflake realm is much closer to our methods here at GROWit. An ADDITIVE, not subtractive, method is employed in nature to create a snowflake.

Snowflakes form from water vapor as it condenses into ice right inside a cloud. They begin to take their shape (or GROW if you are willing to sub in our additive term) as water vapor molecules freeze on the surface of a seed crystal. Pattern & design begins to appear as the crystal GROWs (molecule after molecule).

The molecules connect to one another into a hexagonal lattice (can anyone say FDM tool path?). In snowflake world- this is how the crystals get their symmetry. In GROWit world symmetry is optional- our methods extrude/build/GROW material into whatever shape is desired.