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During the months following my last article, “3D Printing and Drones,” there’s been many news events published regarding drones showing up in unexpected places. For example, a day after my first article was posted, a drone landed on the White House grounds. In March, ten drones were spotted mysteriously flying over Paris. There have been close calls between drones and commercial aircraft, reports of drug smugglers using drones along the US and Mexico border, and even reports of drones smuggling contraband over prison walls. On the other hand, you can find many examples of good uses for drones such as one Rhode Island teenager who hand-built his drone to help firefighters determine the cause of fires in buildings that are too unsafe to enter. He volunteers his time as needed to his local fire department.
Stratasys is pleased to partner with the Science Museum of Minnesota for its new exhibition, Space: An Out-of-Gravity Experience. The Science Museum of Minnesota, in partnership with the California Science Center, NASA and other science museums, has developed the Space exhibit to educate people about the challenges of living and working in space—and the potential of what lies ahead. Launched in mid-February, the exhibit includes a Stratasys uPrint SE Plus FDM-based 3D Printer to demonstrate its capabilities for astronauts living or traveling in space.
With all this snow we’ve been getting, it might be hard to believe that we will ever see the grass again, but spring is on its way! And the snow will melt. This means that soon enough, many of us will be outside, soaking up the sunshine and gardening!
Lithophanes are used as decorative plaques in windows, candle shields, fireplace screens or in lamps. Using a simple process, we were able to 3D print our own lithophane with great success.
R&D offers a service bureau capable of taking your CAD design and turning it into 3D reality. For additional information on why the time may be right to use our services, here’s 5 more reasons your company should work with a 3D printing service bureau.