3D Printing in Animatronics: Easton LaChappelle at TEDxMileHigh

This video was first published to YouTube on Jul 15, 2013. (source)

Synopsis. “How is 3D printing changing the future of prosthetic and animatronic limbs? Tinkering with this new technology 17-year old inventor Easton LaChappelle is creating robotic limbs with strength and dexterity beyond human, and will create new models for custom prosthetics in the not-so-distant future.”

Further Reading

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4D Printing: Self Assembling and Self Adaptive Materials

Skylar Tibbits: The emergence of “4D printing” – 3D printing has grown in sophistication since the late 1970s; TED Fellow Skylar Tibbits is shaping the next development, which he calls 4D printing, where the fourth dimension is time. This emerging technology will allow us to print objects that then reshape themselves or self-assemble over time. Think: a printed cube that folds before your eyes, or a printed pipe able to sense the need to expand or contract. Originally published to YouTube on Apr 4, 2013.

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Introduction to 3D Printers: The Promise and Pitfalls of Desktop Manufacturing

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Synopsis. Home 3D printers are getting more affordable every year. But they still require lots of troubleshooting, practice, and patience. Here’s the state of modern 3D printing, based on our experience with four generations of MakerBots. Watch this video if you’re just getting started with 3D printing or just curious about exactly what the process entails. First published to YouTube on 27 March 2013.

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Stratasys Objet1000 – Largest Ever 3D Printer

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Originally published to YouTube on Nov 27, 2012. (source)

For more information: http://ow.ly/qFUmP
About the Objet1000: http://ow.ly/qFUrF

The Objet1000 is Objet’s largest ever 3D printer. With a build platform of 1000 x 800 x 500 mm (39 x 31 x 20 inch), the system enables designers, engineers and manufacturers to quickly and easily create large and very precise models for prototyping parts and products in automotive, defense, aerospace, consumer goods, household appliances and industrial machinery sectors. The system features Stratasys Objet Connex multi-material technology offering standard and ABS plastic performance, a choice of over 100 materials and the ability to mix up to 14 different materials in a single prototype or model to achieve the true look, feel and function of your intended end product.

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Shapeways 3D Printing & the Culture of Creativity

This video was originally published to YouTube by Shapeways on Sep 5, 2012.

What is the future of creativity, manufacturing, and design? How is the Shapeways community and 3D printing enabling everyone to make their ideas real?

This film portrays how the Shapeways 3D printing community and marketplace is enabling everyone to be a creator. All you need is an idea and an Internet connection.

Shapeways* Made in the Future
http://www.shapeways.com/
CREDITS

Directed by Stephan Malik
Produced by Carine Carmy, Shapeways
Featuring…
From Shapeways: Josh Levine, Peter Weijmarshausen, Carine Carmy, Brad Dickason, Gary Kenney, Duann Scott
From the Shapeways Community: Stijn van der Linden of Virtox, Jessica Rosenkrantz and Jesse Louis-Rosenberg of Nervous System, Michiel Cornelissen, Bernat Cuni of Cunicode, Carl Collins and Peter Knocke of GothamSmith

Featuring Designs by:
Bathsheba Grossman, Bits to Atoms, Columbia Aerodrome, Craig Kaplan, Cunicode, Gilbert13, GothamSmith, Joshua Harker, Meggo, Michiel Cornelissen, Museum of Small Things, Nervous System, Schreer Design, Shapeways, Spaho Design, Theo Jansen, Tristan Bethe, Vertigo Polka, Virtox, Wearable Planter.

Music by Tai Vare & Bill Wandel
Including: Principal Violin – Sonia Lee, Principal Cello – Tom Sullivan, Live strings recorded at Pearl Sound Studios by Chuck Alkazian

Special thanks to the Shapeways Community, the weather gods for enabling us to hit 5 cities in less than a week, and the future.

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ElectricTV: UP! Plus 3D Printer Review and Demo

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Synopsis. “See the magic of 3d printing in action in this fascinating video demonstration of the amazing UP! Plus Personal Portable 3d Printer.” This video was first published to YouTube on 21 May 2012. (source)

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Future Trends – National Geographic: Known Universe 3D Print Tools

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Synopsis. We’ll travel to NASA’s tool lab and see the equipment we need to build in this challenging environment, from high tech wrenches and hammers. This video was originally published to YouTube on 29 January 2012. (source)

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Neri Oxman: Looking to Nature for 3D Forms and Processes

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Originally uploaded to YouTube by Poptech on Mar 12, 2010. Architect Neri Oxman is the founder of MATERIALECOLOGY, an interdisciplinary design initiative expanding the boundaries of computational form-generation and material engineering. Named one of Fast Company’s “100 Most Creative People in Business,” Oxman investigates the material and performance of nature in an effort to define form itself.

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