Tag Archives: 3D printing

Rethinking Building: Iterative Fabrication, Rapid Delivery, and Resilient Materials

Sci-fi or reality: a 3D-printed home powered by a solar array and 3D-printed hybrid electric vehicle? If you said fantasy, guess again. “Moore’s Law seems to be increasingly evident in the architecture industry lately, so much so that it’s hard to keep track of all the recent groundbreaking ideas for additive manufacturing in buildings. It’s a groundswell that upends our […]

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3D Printers In Every Public School?

MakerBot wants a 3D printer in every public school by the end of 2013. The company made the announcement this week after launching an initiative through DonorsChoose.org. The crowdsourcing site for teachers will offer discounted MakerBot 3D printers, which individuals and organizations can help fund. It’s estimated that it would take $250 million to purchase enough 3D printers for each of the nation’s 100,00 public schools.WCCO-TV toured the University of Minnesota College of Design’s DigiFabLab yesterday with Dean Tom Fisher to learn more about MakerBot’s plan, which is owned by Minnesota-based Stratasys, and what it means for the future of the classroom. More stories from the College of Design:Students Win Best in Show at Fusion+FashionWindow Display Honors Campus LeadersRybak to Teach at the College of Design…

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Barry Kudrowitz on WCCO-AM: Food, Space, and 3D Printing

Listen to the interview here. This week NASA announced plans to construct a 3D food printer that will eventually provide food for astronauts in space. The obvious prototype of choice? Pizza. Assistant professor Barry Kudrowitz, director of our Product Design program, will speak with WCCO's John Hines on Thursday, May 23 at 10:10 a.m. about how 3D printing is changing the way we think about everything from food to design and beyond. Hint: NASA isn't the first to try 3D food. A former roommate of Kudrowitz at MIT, Marcelo Coelho, created the prototype and concept designs for a food 3D printer called the Cornucopia four years ago.More stories from the College of Design:Cities On Water: Landscape Architecure AbroadMinnesota Vikings…

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