By John Hornick

In 3D Printing Will Rock the realm, writer John Hornick provides an insightful examine how 3D printing may perhaps most likely swap the planet. acknowledged “John Hornick’s ‘3D Printing Will Rock the area’ Rocks.” referred to as it a “must read.” Professor Aric Rindfleisch, who teaches the Coursera direction, calls it "the top e-book approximately 3D Printing on hand today!" to determine what specialists say, see the again cover.

With chapters titled “Morphing Manufacturing,” “Merging technology and Nature,” “Shrinking the realm and Bringing Jobs Home,” “3D Printing New types of Crime,” and “Rocking children’ Futures,” Hornick discusses a variety of issues, together with the impression of 3D printing on company and private existence, how mass construction will be changed with construction via the hundreds, 3D printing’s criminal (and unlawful) unintended effects, and the way today’s teenagers will 3D print our future.

For enthusiasts of Fabricated: the hot global of 3D Printing by means of Hod Lipson and Melba Kurman and Makers: the recent business Revolution via Chris Anderson, this visionary ebook is a vital addition to the library of CEOs, traders, makers, and someone drawn to the way forward for production.

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A sheet of graphene the thickness of a layer of kitchen plastic wrap can support the weight of an elephant. 80 In Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home, the Enterprise travels back to the twentieth century, where Scottie—tasked with building a tank to transport humpback whales through a time warp—complains that transparent aluminum has not yet been invented. Why didn’t he just use graphene! The worldwide interest in developing graphene for 3D printing and other uses is exploding. 83 In a different class of materials are chiplets, being developed by PARC.

Printing air ducts as a single part reduces inventory, makes them easier to install and inspect, eliminates certain manufacturing problems like tolerance stacking, and makes the ducts lighter. 91 Not to be outdone, the European Space Agency and Airbus successfully test-fired a 3D printed spacecraft engine combustion chamber and thruster nozzle. ”93 Airbus expects to be 3D printing thirty tons of metal airplane parts by 2018. One of its first 3D printed achievements was a wing bracket, traditionally manufactured with many steps.

104 Other aerospace companies are starting to reap the benefits of 3D printing. In 2015, France’s Turbomeca opened a 3D printing facility to make 3D printed production parts for helicopters. 105 Britain’s BAE Systems plans to take it even further. ”106 To prove what 3D printers can do, Australia’s CSIRO (which is like the US national labs), along with Monash University and Deakin University, used Powder Bed Fusion to 3D print a replica of an entire Microturbo gas turbine jet engine. 107 Not to be outdone, New Zealand’s Rocket Lab 3D printed its Rutherford rocket engine, named after native son Ernest Rutherford, a Nobel Prize–winning physicist.

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