The U.S Army Armament Research, Development and Engineering Center (ARDEC) has revealed its use of 3D printing to create crucial functional parts. At ARDEC, engineers are researching the possibility of deploying a 3D printing laboratory onto the frontline to fabricate essential parts. The Rapid Fabrication (R-FAB) system would enable soldiers to manufacture spare parts or tools to help in their missions. The PackBot with 3D printed parts shown in color. Photo by Erin Usawicz for U.S Army.
German chemical company BASF, the largest chemical producer in the world, is set to form a dedicated 3D printing company. The wholly owned subsidiary, BASF 3D printing Solutions GmbH, is set to be launched September 1st 2017. The company will be headquarted in Heidelberg, Germany at the InnovationLab GmbH research facility. 3D printed airless tires that used BASF thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU). Image via BASF.
Disney Research has developed a method to bring animated characters into the physical world. The researchers used 3D printing to create a number objects which were animated by mechanized cables and joints. To demonstrate the technique, the research created a puppet-like character, an animatronic hand and a gripper. Titled ‘Designing Cable-Driven Actuation Networks for Kinematic Chains and Trees’, the paper combines researchers from MIT, ETH Zurich, the University of Toronto and Disney Research.
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