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Pinarello takes aim at Hour Record with “world’s fastest” 3D-printed bike

Italian manufacturer Pinarello has wheeled out what it bills as the first high performance 3D-printed bike, and the fastest 3D-printed bike ever built. We won’t have to wait long to see if those claims check out, with celebrated Italian cyclist Filippo Ganna to take the Bolide F HR 3D to the track in an attempt at the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI)’s Hour Record next month.The Bolide F HR 3D was designed especially for Ganna’s attempt at the UCI’s Hour Record, in which riders see how far they can cycle on an empty…

New titanium alloy has highest specific strength of any 3D-printed metal

Engineers at Monash University have developed a new 3D-printable titanium alloy with a unique microstructure that makes it ultra-strong. Not only is it stronger than most other forms of titanium, but it has the highest strength-to-weight ratio of any 3D-printed metal ever made.Titanium alloys are already prized in industry thanks to their strength and relatively light weight, which makes them perfect for aircraft and other vehicles. But there’s always room for improvement, and the new Monash alloy not only boasts greater…

Desktop Metal to unveil 3D-printed sheet metal technology for cars, planes, Auto News, ET Auto

The Massachusetts-based startup has BMW, Toyota Motor Corp and billionaire Elon Musk's rocket company SpaceX among its clientele.By Norihiko Shirouzu- U.S.-based 3D printer maker Desktop Metal Inc plans to unveil as early as on Wednesday a new technology that will dramatically simplify the industrial sheet metal production process, Chief Executive Officer Ric Fulop told Reuters.The technology Figur G15 is capable of shaping standard sheet metal on demand directly from a digital design file, eliminating the need of…

3D-Printed Food Developed by Researchers, Could Help People Eat Alternative Protein Sources

Future food supply concerns were the focus of a team of Singaporean academics, who eventually chose to generate them using 3D printing. The need for foods high in protein is anticipated to grow as the world's population ages and expands, raising concerns over rising greenhouse gas emissions, and increased water and land use associated with conventional methods of raising animals for food. People have already started using alternate sources of proteins from plants, algae, and insects in several regions of Africa, Asia, and…

Hasbro will soon put your 3D-printed face on an action figure’s body

When you played with action figures as a kid, you probably tried picturing yourself having the same adventures that they were having. Well, doing so is about to become easier than ever, as Hasbro is offering to a put a 3D-printed miniature copy of your face on one of its figures.Called the Hasbro Selfie Series project, the endeavour is a collaboration between the toy manufacturer and 3D printing company Formlabs. It began life several years ago as a contest in which five winners received action figures with their faces on…

Asics’ 3D-printed sandal offers post-workout comfort

The theory and practice of marginal gains is to find and fix hundreds of small things that, in aggregate, add up to something vast. Asics believes that there are gains to be made in what runners wear when they’re at home as much as what they’re wearing on the track. That’s the pitch for the Actibreeze 3D, a pair of 3D-printed sandals with a lattice structure designed to improve cooling and breathability. The idea is to stop your extremities from getting too sweaty and tense after a run, so you’re that much more prepared…

First 3D-Printed High-Performance Nanostructured Alloy That’s Both Ultrastrong and Ductile

Researchers successfully 3D printed a dual-phase, nanostructured high-entropy alloy that exceeds the strength and ductility of other state-of-the-art additively manufactured materials. Credit: UMass AmherstComponents could have aerospace, medical, energy, and automotive applications.A team of scientists have 3D printed a dual-phase, nanostructured high-entropy <span class="glossaryLink" aria-describedby="tt" data-cmtooltip="<div class=glossaryItemTitle>alloy</div><div…

3D-Printed Playing Card Clock Gives Vegas Spin to Flip Clocks

Before LCDs and LEDs became cheap enough to add to nearly any device, mechanical flap displays were used in large-scale signage and bedside alarm clocks for improved legibility. Shinsaku Hiura has recreated one from scratch with a fun twist: they’ve replaced the numbered flaps with playing cards, a design that will appeal to anyone who knows you never count your money when you’re sittin’ at the table.Take a moment to browse Hirua’s YouTube channel and you’ll find a hardware hacker who seemingly has an obsession with…

3D-Printed Passive Gripper Helps Factory Robots Change Gears, Easily Pick Up Any Object, Research Shows

When the COVID-19 pandemic first started, automakers like Ford swiftly changed their production priorities from cars to masks and ventilators. These businesses relied on assembly-line workers for the changeover. As robots are confined to their routine activities, it would have been too difficult for them to make this transition. If a robot's grippers could be changed depending on the task, it could theoretically pick up practically anything. These grippers might be passive, picking up objects without altering their shape,…

Researchers created low-cost, 3D-printed plasma sensors for satellites

Doing just about anything in is expensive, but a group of MIT scientists has found a way to bring down some costs — and perhaps help accelerate climate change research. The team has developed what are the first 3D-printed plasma sensors for use in satellites. The sensors can detect the chemical composition and distribution of ion energy in plasma in the upper atmosphere. The researchers used a printable glass-ceramic material called Vitrolite to make the sensors, also known as retarding potential analyzers (RPAs). It's…