Tag Archives: Prototype

Advanced Materials from Formlabs

Formlabs Engineering Resins simulate the full spectrum of injection-molded plastics, covering the versatility of properties required to confidently conceptualize, prototype, test, and produce successful final products

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ABB & YuMi: Functional Prototypes

The YuMi collaborative industrial robot, developed by ABB Robotics, uses task-specific fingers to manipulate objects. By using an Ultimaker 2+ 3D printer to prototype their finger designs for new customers, they sped up the development process from weeks to just a few days

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Autodesk’s Project Escher

Autodesk’s Project Escher now makes it possible to print large scale 3D parts with unprecedented speed and detail. Through software, control and hardware integration Project Escher enables a fundamentally new class of 3D printer

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The Halfbike

This is an amazing idea for a bike… or a Halfbike! With promotion videos from the wonderful Thessaloniki!

And here is a nicely made video of the Halfbike construction!

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Developing Sustainable Fuel: Team FAST

Team FAST used their Ultimaker 2+ to prototype a scale model car that runs on formic acid. They believe formic acid is the sustainable fuel of the future, combining all the strong points of electric and hydrogen fuel cell cars without any of the weaknesses

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Ultimaker 2+

And now I want… no, no I need an Ultimaker! And it will be my first 3D Printer! If only was not so expensive!

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The Fastest Bike in the World

“…The ​Human Power Team has demonstrated just how fast you can go with pure muscle power. The third model of the Dutch team’s high-tech recumbent bicycle, the VeloX 3, reached a speed of 133.78 km/h, setting a new world record for the fastest pedal-powered vehicle. Motherboard visited the Human Power Team in their workshop in Delft, where lead engineer Dennis Berckmoes, although still in the middle of making the final preparations for their next record attempt, walked us through the details of the engineering process, that he and his colleagues from the student team go through every year, designing a new highs-peed prototype. All of the components of the VeloX4, from the chassis made of extremely hard but super light carbon, to the aerodynamics that are tested in the wind tunnel of a space center, to the special gear system, to the 3D-printed special parts, are individually designed and produced”

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Orion: Trial By Fire

NASA’s newest spacecraft, Orion, will be launching into space for the first time in December 2014, on a flight that will take it farther than any spacecraft built to carry humans has gone in more than 40 years and through temperatures twice as hot as molten lava to put its critical systems to the test

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How to test a parachute: The NASA way

The road to Mars is getting hotter and hotter over the years. The only possible way, for now, in order to loose the enormous amount of kinetic energy and to land safely on the surface or the red planet is to use a parachute. Well, they are making the use of a set of thrusters but this is just before the final step. The problem is that the spacecrafts are constantly getting larger and heavier and the parachute should follow this trend as well. And by getting larger the common testing techniques are getting obsolete! So, NASA figure out a new testing method! To find out more… watch the video!

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