Three-dimensional images that we can see from all directions are the next step up from holograms. To move us toward that goal, researchers from Brigham Young University have developed a new method to create such a 3D display. The approach is called a free-space volumetric display and uses a technique called optical trapping. As reported… Continue reading Images 3D Printed With Light [VIDEO]
We all got used to the idea that when you buy a printer you actually putting yourself into rat race of endless cartridge replacement. You can get a printer almost at no cost upfront, but pay pretty money for the ink later on. The Japaniese printer manufacturer, Epson, some time ago started to change the… Continue reading New Type of Printers: No Refill for Two Years [VIDEO]
Casio’s new Mofrel system does something truly innovative: it can add 3D textures to your printouts, turning flat paper into faux leather, stone, wood, and even simulate embossed stitched fabrics. The paper you feed into the Mofrel isn’t the same stuff used in the Xerox copier at your work. Each sheet costs around $10, and… Continue reading Casio Printer Turns Paper Into Faux Leather or Wood
Ever dreamed of making a custom T-shirt with a cool slogan or fresh meme on it at the snap of a finger? You can do so pretty soon with Ricoh Ri 100 coming to the US in the Spring. Printing on fabric is technically challenging — as with 3D printing it requires special consumables, faces… Continue reading T-shirt Printer on Your Desktop
This one is for the lades. 3D printing is conquering ever more aspects of our lives, even those you wouldn’t immediately think of. Researchers in the U.K.’s Cosmetic Science Group at London College of Fashion have been exploring the use of additive manufacturing for a whole new industry and application: makeup.