Dyze Design Releases Typhoon­™ Fast Print Large-Scale 3D Printer Extruder

Canada-based OEM Dyze Design is officially releasing its new print head, Typhoon™. Designed for large-scale 3d printers, the Typhoon extruder can output 0.9 kg of material per hour, 10 times the speed of a standard extruder such as DyzEnd/DyzeXtruder. Simply put, a generic 16 hours print would only take from 1 to 3 hours with the Typhoon™

Splitvision adopts PostProcess Technologies’ resin removal system through collaboration

Design agency Splitvision has begun using an automated resin removal system from specialist provider PostProcess Technologies, citing simpler and safer working conditions for its employees. The company mainly utilizes DLP 3D printing technology to fabricate prototypes for its clients, but had found a bottleneck in the post-printing stages of its workflow – a hurdle which

Smith College team wins Covent-19 Challenge with low-cost 3D printed ventilator design

A team from the Massachusetts-based Smith College has won the Covent-19 Challenge design contest with its novel “Smithvent” partially-3D printed ventilator.  Open to the public, the aim of the competition was to create a rapidly deployable, minimum viable ventilator that could address shortages caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, particularly in developing countries. Just three months

How to Empathetically Design APIs That Developers Will Love

Design is important in many aspects of development which is especially true for development that drives user experience. We’ve learned that API design can have a profound impact on user interfaces and thus user experiences. Poorly designed APIs can lead to awkward, unnatural or inefficient workflows within a user’s experience while a well-designed API can

Accelerating biological systems design for sustainable biomanufacturing

Northwestern University synthetic biologists have developed a new rapid-prototyping system to accelerate the design of biological systems, reducing the time to produce sustainable biomanufacturing products from months to weeks. As global challenges like climate change, population growth, and energy security intensify, the need for low-cost biofuels and bioproducts — like medicines and materials — produced

3D printing used to protect bus drivers at Seattle Children’s Hospital

Californian rapid prototyping service provider GoProto and design and engineering specialist Function Foundry, have collaborated to help protect high-risk bus drivers at Seattle Children’s Hospital using 3D printing, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.  The Seattle Children’s Hospital relies on a shared shuttle bus program to transport patients and staff. Recognizing a need to protect

Metasurface design methods can make LED light act more like lasers

UC Santa Barbara researchers continue to push the boundaries of LED design a little further with a new method that could pave the way toward more efficient and versatile LED display and lighting technology. In a paper published in Nature Photonics, UCSB electrical and computer engineering professor Jonathan Schuller and collaborators describe this new approach,

Domestic Data Streamers 3D prints interactive installation for Cisco Live 2020

Domestic Data Streamers, an independent data design studio based in Barcelona, used BCN3D Technologies 3D printers to create its interactive installation for the Cisco Live 2020 event earlier this year.  Using the BCN3D Epsilon, the creative studio was able to design, produce and set up its Recommendation Wall installation within 4 weeks, in time for

3D Systems announces two new versions of its Geomagic reverse engineering software

U.S.-based 3D Systems has officially announced two new versions of its Geomagic Design X and Geomagic Wrap 3D scan processing software packages. The amped-up iterations feature a number of “first-to-market capabilities” and are designed to allow engineers to streamline workflows and deliver high-quality, high-precision products from 3D scans in a timely manner. Radhika Krishnan, an