Matt's Favorites: Cool Incubator, PLM Training, Computer Composer And MoreSo it's Monday, and ugh, the arctic blast is back with a vengeance. Supposed to get colder every day this week until finally bouncing back into the 30s on Saturday, and you know it's bad when you're actually excited about the 30s. Will this madness never end? Well, take heart. Spring will arrive -- and so will your tech news from me, as long as I have anything to say about it!
World's Experts In 3D Printing Coming To DetroitThere's been a lot of hype about 3D printing lately -- 3D printed pizza, chocolate, toys, cell phone accessories -- even precision manufactured products like hearing aids. With 3D printers falling to under $500 in price, there are predictions that there will soon be one in every home. Well, the world's 5,000 foremost experts in 3D printing will gather at Detroit's Cobo Center in June for a global conference.
Michigan Tech Prof Invents Low-Cost 3D Printer That Works With MetalUntil now, 3D printing has been a polymer affair, with most people in the maker community using the machines to make all manner of plastic consumer goods, from tent stakes to chess sets. A new low-cost 3D printer developed by Michigan Technological University’s Joshua Pearce and his team could add hammers to that list. The detailed plans, software and firmware are all freely available and open-source, meaning anyone can use them to make their own metal 3D printer.