3D printing tech

NASA tests one of the most complex, 3D-printed rocket turbopumps ever made

In the recent times, NASA has certainly dabbled with varied contrivances and notions, ranging from the credible modular robotic vehicles to the fantastical Venus-exploring blimps. But this time around, the focus was on practicality - with the design in question entailing a 3D-printed rocket engine turbopump. This rocket turbopump was designed by the engineers at…


The 3D printed Strati car boasts of both electric and economic credentials

There is always more to every automobile that its mere physical specimen. We are of course talking about the economics behind producing a car, and how it involves wastage of resources and labor on many levels. But what about a car that avoids many of such manufacturing predicaments, and still manages to look spunky? Well,…


UC Berkeley showcases the world’s largest powder-based 3D printed cement structure

Back in January, World’s Advanced Saving Project (or WASP) demonstrated their tiny dwelling prototype 3D printed from locally available mud. And, this time around, UC Berkeley College of Environmental Design in collaboration with Ronald Rael (co-founder of Emerging Objects), has continued to showcase the practicality of 3D printing in architecture with their 'sculptural' building fabircared…