All posts of Brooke Hahn

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3D printed sensors for soft robots

The development of soft robotics, that is to say, robots made of soft, flexible materials, has been stymied by the fact that sensors have to be made of relatively rigid materials. The problem for soft robots may well have been solved thanks to the efforts of a group of researchers at the Harvard School of Engineering […]

Canadian Fabrication Team Completes First 3D Printed Camper Trailer

In the Canadian province of Saskatchewan, a fabrication team recently announced the completion of the world’s first 3D-printed camper trailer. The camper, known as The Wave, represents the single largest indoor 3D printing project ever undertaken. To execute the print, the team used a massive 3D printer dubbed the Printtron. At present, the Printtron is the largest known printer […]
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The Next Generation of 3D Printable Materials for Home Printing

3D printing has already come a long way. In 1983 pioneering inventor Chuck Hull developed the first stereolithography device that used UV rays. This process hardened resins layer-by-layer into 3D objects. Since that time, the technology has not only become applicable to a wide range of new materials but has also brought the ability to […]

How 3D Printing Contributes to Philanthropic Causes

Though it finds most of its use in the business world, 3D printing and philanthropic causes go hand in hand around the world. The same characteristics that make 3D printing transformative in manufacturing also make it extremely useful in furthering charitable initiatives. Here are a few of the ways 3D printing technology is helping the less […]
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A New Era of Creativity: Kids and 3D Printing

In a world where 1-year-olds are becoming proficient at iPhones and toddlers know how to queue up Netflix, could kids and 3D printing go hand in hand? In short, yes, and its applications for kids are endless. From creating their own Lego pieces to designing parts for competition robots and making prosthetic hands, 3D printing […]

History of 3D Printing

3D printing uses computer technology to create 3-dimensional solid objects. 3D printing combines the additive process or layering the material in thin horizontal cross-sections, and the computer program to print solid objects. You can create almost anything from 3D printing including toys, guns, or machine parts. The history of 3D printing is important to understanding […]
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Three Major Companies That Already Use 3D Printing

If you’ve been paying attention to news from the tech world over the last several years, you’ve probably seen 3D printing billed as the manufacturing technology of the future. The fact is, however, businesses that drive the global economy are already utilizing 3D printing. Here are three major companies that are already putting 3D printing […]
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3D Printing in Colleges: How Students Are Engaging With Additive Manufacturing

Although many people still think of 3D printing as a futuristic technology, the truth is that it has found its way into many very conventional areas of day-to-day living. Nowhere is this truer than on college and university campuses, where additive manufacturing technology is being introduced to many different classes. Here are just a few […]
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3D Printing in Everyday Life: Practical Tools

One of the best things about having a 3D printer around is the ability to fill your home with genuinely useful tools at a whim. Not junk items, not strange curiosities, but useful items you’ll interact with every single day! Here are just a few of the great, practical tools people have already come up […]

3D Printing in Everyday Life: Tidying Up the Office

3D printing is about much more than complex medical and scientific applications. The concept of 3D printing opens up the level of creativity once limited to engineers to anybody willing to learn a little and apply their ingenuity to create ideas from nothing. As grandiose as that sounds, it’s worth remembering that simple, everyday items […]