A 3D PRINTED SPACESHIP ON THE SCALE OF A HUMAN HAIR? HELLO NANOSCRIBE 3D PRINTER
3D printing has become one of the most exciting and talked about technologies of 2013. The ability for the masses to make almost any object not only fuels imagination but challenges modern consumerism and its supply chain. While some enthusiasts continue to showcase the technology by producing toys, cars, and even guns in their garage, others look to 3D printing to manufacture the next generation of electronics, whether for mobile applications, medical devices, or wearable computing.
Regardless of the application, the challenge in manufacturing at the submicron scale is fabricating structures in a precise, rapid, and consistent fashion. Even though 3D printing is just getting started, the race for the fastest, most capable printer is already on.
Last year, a group of researchers at the Vienna University of Technology in Austria refined a 3D printing technique that allowed the construction of sophisticated structures (an F1 racecar and a cathedral) smaller than dust mites in about 4 minutes. Now, a company called Nanoscribe GmbH that emerged from the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology in Germany has made a 3D printer called the Photonic Professional GT which can produce detailed structures on a similar scale but faster.
In fact, the technique was able to produce a spaceship (from the Wing Commander line of video games) from a CAD file that measures 125µm x 81µm x 26.8µm (on the order of the width of a human hair) in less than 50 seconds. (via A 3D Printed Spaceship On The Scale Of A Human Hair? Hello Nanoscribe 3D Printer | Singularity Hub)
business cards came in the mail~
Brian Walker of the Stockholm Resilience Center discusses identifying feedbacks for effective resilience outcomes. It may be hard, but push through (not skip) the first 2:30 minutes and he’ll begin to make some sense.
Managing feedbacks in social-ecological systemsBrian Walker on how to put key resilience concepts into practice Resilience is defined as the capacity of a system, be it an individual, a forest, a city or an economy, to deal with change and continue to develop. In this whiteboard seminar Brian Walker provides an introduction to concepts such as feedbacks and thresholds and how they can be applied in practical management of social-ecological systems.
These two Orlando area homes share a back fence but take 17 minutes to drive between.
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LL Circular by Laurenz Brunner
While LL Akkurat dealt with aspects of Swiss Modernism, his new typeface LL Circular was initially dedicated to the pursuit of geometric purity: a Grotesk based on the principles of circle, triangle and square. He’s not the first. Ever since Paul Renner’s unsurpassed Futura (1927), type designers have obsessed over this problem: Kabel (1927), Neuzeit Grotesk (1928), Vogue (1930), Avant Garde (1968), Avenir (1988) and a string of others come to mind.
~Whats up with these Germanic cultures always trying to purify shit?~