3D Printing Plastic – PLA Bioplastic – PLA plastic, whose full name is Polylactic Acid, is a kind of plastic that belongs to the group of Thermoplastic, manufactured from renewable resources such as corn starch and sugar cane.
3D Scanning of Shipwreck sites – Maritime Archaelogical Association of Western Australia (MAAWA) has been exploring and measuring data of shipwrecks site since the 70s and 80s, but with a relatively slow speed and effort-consuming. Whereas, with the application of Photogrammetry technology, the pace at which their volunteers measure and record 3D data of the sites has been greatly improved in speed and precision.
3D Printed homes for the Homeless – The homeless is a difficult problem to tackle in many large cities. Most condos and appartments are too expensive for them to afford/hire. When large cities like New York city (USA) forbid building of new Single Room Occupancies (SROs) or transformation of commercial homes into SROs, 3D printing technology became the solution, by ultilizing existing spaces (Scott, 2017)
The Polysher improves 3D Printed Surfaces – After the 3D printing process, the resulting product of the additive manufacturing process often leaves layering lines as the 3D Printing process builds the object one layer at a time. A Chinese company, Polymaker, researched and developed a machine called The Polysher which has the ability to smooth […]